Summertime
GenreDrama
Based onThree Meters Above the Sky
by Federico Moccia
Developed by
  • Mirko Cetrangolo
  • Anita Rivaroli
Directed by
  • Francesco Lagi
  • Lorenzo Sportiello
Starring
ComposerGiorgio Poi
Country of originItaly
Original languageItalian
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes24
Production
Executive producerDonatella Di Benedetto
Producers
  • Marco Chimenz
  • Francesca Longardi
  • Giovanni Stabilini
  • Riccardo Tozzi
Production locationsEmilia-Romagna, Lazio
CinematographyFederico Schlatter
Editors
  • Giuseppe Trepiccione
  • Alberto Masi
  • Marco Signoretti
Running time36–54 minutes
Production companyCattleya
Original release
NetworkNetflix
Release29 April 2020 (2020-04-29) –
present (present)

Summertime is an Italian drama television series produced by Cattleya that premiered on Netflix on 29 April 2020. The series stars Rebecca Coco Edogamhe, Ludovico Tersigni, and Amanda Campana. It takes place at a small town on the Adriatic coast, Cesenatico, and revolves around Summer (Rebecca Coco Edogamhe) and her love life. It is inspired by Three Meters Above the Sky by Federico Moccia. After the premiere of the first season, Netflix renewed the series for a second season. In 2021, Netflix reported that Summertime was renewed for a third and final season.

Plot

In the town of Cesenatico, Summer and Ale are two people with opposite lifestyles. Summer is a very introverted young woman; she hates the summer and decides to find a job at The Grand Hotel Cesenatico to financially support her mother as her jazz musician father has left for the summer to work abroad. Summer has two best friends, Sofia and Edo, and a younger sister named Blue. Ale is a young man originally from Rome who is a famous motorcyclist. He has taken a break from competing with his racing team for the summer after a dangerous racing accident nearly kills him. His father is his greatest supporter and wants him to go back to racing once the summer is over; however, Ale has lost his interest in racing. Ale's mother, Laura, is the manager of the hotel where Summer works. Ale falls in love with Summer and tries to woo her.

Cast

Episodes

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Series overview

SeriesEpisodesOriginally released
1829 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
283 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
384 May 2022 (2022-05-04)

Season 1 (2020)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
11"I Hate Summer"Lorenzo SportielloEnrico Audenino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
22"Just You & I"Lorenzo SportielloEnrico Audedino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
33"A Moment at Night"Lorenzo SportielloStory by : Sofia Assirelli, Enrico Audenino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli
Teleplay by : Sofia Assirelli, Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
44"A Glimpse of Peace"Lorenzo SportielloStory by : Enrico Audenino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Daniela Delle Foglie, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Daniela Delle Foglie & Francesco Lagi
29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
55"Without You"Francesco LagiStory by : Sofia Assirelli, Enrico Audenino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Daniela Gambaro & Francesco Lagi
29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
66"Those Who Remain"Francesco LagiStory by : Enrico Audenino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Daniela Delle Foglie, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Francesco Lagi & Vanessa Picciarelli
29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
77"Don't You Cry"Francesco LagiStory by : Enrico Audenino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Daniela Gambaro & Francesco Lagi
29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)
88"Another Winter"Francesco LagiStory by : Enrico Audenino, Mirko Cetrangolo, Francesco Lagi & Anita Rivaroli
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Francesco Lagi & Vanessa Picciarelli
29 April 2020 (2020-04-29)

Season 2 (2021)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [1]
91"Episode 1"Francesco LagiEnrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
102"Episode 2"Francesco LagiStory by : Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Francesco Lagi & Vanessa Picciarelli
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
113"Episode 3"Francesco LagiStory by : Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Daniela Gambaro & Francesco Lagi
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
124"Episode 4"Francesco LagiStory by : Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Luca Giordano & Francesco Lagi
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
135"Episode 5"Marta SavinaStory by : Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Luca Giordano & Francesco Lagi
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
146"Episode 6"Marta SavinaStory by : Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Francesco Lagi & Vanessa Picciarelli
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
157"Episode 7"Marta SavinaStory by : Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Daniela Gambaro & Francesco Lagi
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)
168"Episode 8"Marta SavinaStory by : Enrico Audenino & Francesco Lagi
Teleplay by : Enrico Audenino, Luca Giordano & Francesco Lagi
3 June 2021 (2021-06-03)

Production

Casting

Over 2,000 people attended the casting calls in Cesena, Cesenatico, Ravenna, and Rimini.[2] The full cast had consisted of first-time actors, with the exception of Ludovico Tersigni.[3]

Filming

The filming of the series began in Marina di Ravenna, moved to Cesenatico, and ended in Rome.[4] Filming from the first season was finished on 5 September 2019.[5][6]

The series, produced by Cattleya, was inspired by Three Meters Above The Sky by Federico Moccia.[3][7]

Release

The first trailer was released on 8 April 2020 in Italian.[8] The English trailer was released a week later on 15 April.[9] The full first season of Summertime was released on 29 April 2020 on Netflix.[10][11]

Reception

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References

  1. ^ "Summertime – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 6 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Summertime". media.netflix.com. Netflix Media Center. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  3. ^ a b Berra, Valerio (30 April 2020). "È uscita "Summertime", la serie ispirata a "Tre metri sopra il cielo". E no, non è affatto male". open.online (in Italian). Open. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Summertime". cattleya.it. Cattleya. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  5. ^ Sportiello, Lorenzo (5 September 2019). "IT'S A WRAP... and it's my bday!!!🎈fortunato di aver chiuso questa nuova avventura con queste persone. Con il loro supporto e il loro talento corriamo il serio rischio di aver fatto una cosa carina! 😉 #summertime soon on #netflix". instagram.com. Instagram. Archived from the original on 26 December 2021. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  6. ^ Sharma, Dhruv (29 April 2020). "Summertime: Filming Locations Guide". thecinemaholic.com. TheCinemaholic. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  7. ^ Bowman, Sabienna (29 April 2020). "If You Love Summertime You'll Love The YA Books It's Based On, Too". refinery29.com. Refinery 29. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  8. ^ Netflix Italia (8 April 2020). "Summertime - Teaser ufficiale - Netflix". youtube.com (in Italian). YouTube. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  9. ^ Netflix (15 April 2020). "Summertime - Official Trailer - Netflix". youtube.com. YouTube. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Summertime' On Netflix, A Young Adult Love Story Set On The Sunny Adriatic Coast Of Italy". Decider. 29 April 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Summertime – Netflix Season 1 review". The Review Geek. Retrieved 2 May 2020.