My Brilliant Friend Season 3, based on the third book in the Elena Ferrante series, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, will premiere on HBO on February 28. I already read the book, The Neapolitan Novels, a four-part series by the pseudonymous Italian author Elena Ferrante. I am really excited to learn that both female leads are back, Gaia Gerace as Lila, and Margherita Mazzucco as Lenù, their images always in my head while reading the book. Season 3 follows their separate paths. Lenù left the Naples neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel. Lila left her husband, worked in a factory, and went back to the neighborhood with Enzo and her child. Who’s the brilliant friend? Lila once said to Lenù that she’s her brilliant friend. Do you agree? Find your answer from this season’s 8 episodes.