Aurora TV, a Banijay Group company, confirms that Il Paradiso delle Signore (Ladies’ Paradise) will return to Rai Uno for a further 320 episodes across two series.
Il Paradiso delle Signore, freely inspired by Emile Zola’s novel, is set in 1950s Milan and centres around a clothing department store. Starring Alessandro Tersigni, Roberto Farnesi, Vanessa Gravina and Gloria Radulescu, the show focuses on the store’s employees and follows their dramas against the backdrop of social change. The Ladies’ Paradise series was launched by Rai Uno in 2015 and broadcasted for two seasons (20ep x 50’) in prime-time, one night a week. The third season turned into a long-running soap comprising 180 episodes, 40-minutes each, and was aired every day (from Monday to Friday) at 3pm. The cast has continued to change except leading actor, Alessandro Tersigni.
Giannandrea Percorelli, CEO, Aurora TV comments: “This much-loved soap has long entertained audiences and it is great to see Rai Uno furthering its commitment to the brand. Work has already started on the taking the storytelling to the next level and we look forward to delivering another two series of entertainment for our fans.”
Fabrizio Salini, CEO, Rai: “Il Paradiso delle Signore has continued to go from strength-to-strength on Rai Uno and we are pleased to be welcoming it back to our schedules to see these characters and the story further evolve.”
Il Paradiso delle Signore is produced by Aurora TV’s Giannandrea Pecorelli and executive produced by Daniele Carnacina. The show is directed by Francesco Pavolini, Riccardo Mosca, Marco Maccaferri and Isabella Leoni. The hit soap will return for its fourth series on 14th October 2019, with production commencing this summer.