Baby
GenreTeen drama
Created by
  • Antonio Le Fosse
  • Giacomo Mazzariol
  • Marco Raspanti
  • Romolo Re Salvador
  • Eleonora Trucchi
Written by
  • Isabella Aguilar
  • Giacomo Durzi
Directed by
  • Andrea De Sica
  • Anna Negri
Starring
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes18 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Marco De Angelis
  • Nicola De Angelis
Producers
  • Marco De Angelis
  • Nicola De Angelis
CinematographyStefano Falivene
Running time40–51 minutes
Production companyFabula Pictures
Original release
NetworkNetflix
Release30 November 2018 (2018-11-30) –
16 September 2020 (2020-09-16)

Baby is an Italian teen drama television series created for Netflix.[1] The first season debuted on 30 November 2018. The series follows students at an elite high school in Rome who are involved in prostitution.[2][3] It is loosely based on the story of two high school girls in Rome involved in an underage prostitution ring (the "Baby Squillo" scandal) in 2014.[4]

In December 2018, Netflix announced a second season of the series,[5] which premiered on 18 October 2019.[6] The series was renewed for a third and final season,[7] which was released on 16 September 2020.[8]

Synopsis

Inspired by the Baby Squillo scandal in 2013, the plot develops in an elite high school in Rome. Baby follows Chiara Altieri, a rich and beautiful girl who is disillusioned with her privileged life. She soon meets Ludovica Storti, an impulsive girl who's secretly in need of money. Ludovica soon draws Chiara into the world of underage prostitution. Ludovica becomes involved with Fiore, a dangerous man. Meanwhile, Chiara pursues a relationship with Damiano, a new student and the son of an ambassador, while hiding her secret life.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

SeriesEpisodesOriginally aired
1630 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
2618 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
3616 September 2020 (2020-09-16)

Season 1 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"Superpowers"
(Italian: "Superpoteri")
Andrea De SicaIsabella Aguilar30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
At an exclusive private high school, student athlete Chiara forges an unlikely bond with rebellious classmate Ludovica and mysterious new boy Damiano.
22"Puppet"
(Italian: "Burattino")
Andrea De SicaGiacomo Durzi30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
Chiara gets a peace offering from her dad. Camilla makes an offhand comment that impacts Chiara's love life. Ludo suffers a blow at a family event.
33"#Friendzone"Andrea De SicaGrams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
Chiara begs Camilla for a chance to explain things, Nico and Brando plot against Damiano, and Fiore offers Ludo a solution to her money troubles.
44"Emma"Anna NegriGrams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
Saverio introduces Ludo to an admirer who saw her at the club. Fabio helps Damiano out of a bind. A run-in at a party leads Chiara to act recklessly.
55"The Last Shot"
(Italian: "L'ultimo scatto")
Anna NegriGrams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
Ludo gets infuriating news, Chiara and her parents start therapy, and Saverio invites the girls to a secret party, where a familiar face shows up.
66"#Love"Andrea De SicaIsabella Aguilar, Giacomo Durzi and Grams30 November 2018 (2018-11-30)
In the aftermath, Ludo, Damiano and Chiara try to cover their tracks and grapple with feelings of guilt and fear. Fabio savors a life-changing moment.

Season 2 (2019)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
71"#justagame"Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
As a new school year begins, Chiara helps Ludo deal with a troublesome client, and Damiano takes on another job to pay down his debt to Fiore.
82"The Offer"
(Italian: "Rilancio")
Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
Fiore surprises Chiara at school and takes her on a drive. Ludo locks horns with her new teacher. Damiano's late-night exploits leave him drained.
93"Ghosts"
(Italian: "Fantasmi")
Letizia LamartireGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
Nagging suspicions drive a wedge between Chiara and Damiano. Brando is forced to choose sides when Nico and the others attack Fabio at school.
104"Truth or Dare"
(Italian: "Obbligo o verità")
Letizia LamartireGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
While a shell-shocked Chiara braces for fallout from the incident at Marge, Brando scrambles to shore up his tough-guy image — at school and at home.
115"Dead End"
(Italian: "Vicolo cieco")
Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
Ludo's mother drops a bombshell, Damiano tries to make sense of Chiara's sudden change of heart, and Chiara meets Brando's family.
126"Baby"Andrea De SicaGrams18 October 2019 (2019-10-18)
As Brando's latest video sends shock waves through Collodi, Chiara plots her revenge, and Ludo seeks refuge from her stalker.

Season 3 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
131"Valentine's Day"
(Italian: "San Valentino")
Andrea De SicaGrams16 September 2020 (2020-09-16)
142"April 26th, 1915"
(Italian: "26 aprile 1915")
Letizia LamartireGrams16 September 2020 (2020-09-16)
153"Make a Wish"
(Italian: "Esprimi un desiderio")
Antonio Le FosseGrams16 September 2020 (2020-09-16)
164"No More Secrets"
(Italian: "Niente più segreti")
Letizia LamartireGrams16 September 2020 (2020-09-16)
175"100 Days"
(Italian: "100 giorni")
Letizia LamartireGrams16 September 2020 (2020-09-16)
186"Beyond the Aquarium"
(Italian: "Oltre l'acquario")
Letizia LamartireGrams16 September 2020 (2020-09-16)

References

  1. ^ Vivarelli, Nick (27 November 2018). "Netflix Unveils Italian Original 'Baby,' Based on Real-Life Teen Prostitution Scandal". Variety. Archived from the original on 13 January 2019. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Baby su Netflix dal 30 novembre: Il primo teaser trailer". ComingSoon.it (in Italian). 28 September 2018. Archived from the original on 7 October 2018. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Yes, Netflix's "Baby" Does Just End Like That". Refinery29. Archived from the original on 23 January 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  4. ^ Tannenbaum, Emily (3 December 2018). "The True Story Behind Netflix's 'Baby' Is Even More Disturbing Than the Show". Cosmopolitan. Archived from the original on 9 November 2019. Retrieved 23 January 2019.
  5. ^ Netflix Italia [@NetflixIT] (21 December 2018). "La stagione 2 di #BabyNetflix arriva prossimamente. Il rewatch della prima può iniziare subito.pic.twitter.com/lsjIXq9DWz" (Tweet) (in Italian). Retrieved 23 January 2019 – via Twitter.
  6. ^ Schaffstall, Katherine (30 September 2019). "Netflix's New Releases Coming in October 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 29 January 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  7. ^ @NetflixIT (13 November 2019). "Nessun segreto è più al sicuro. 🤫💕 Baby 3, la stagione finale, in arrivo prossimamente. #BabyNetflix" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  8. ^ "'Baby' Season 3 (Final Season) Coming to Netflix in September 2020". What's on Netflix. 19 August 2020. Archived from the original on 6 March 2021. Retrieved 19 August 2020.