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Hulu has released the trailer for the Italian drama The Good Mothers, based on the true story of the women who took on a powerful mafia clan to bring it down from the inside.

The Good Mothers

The winner of the first-ever Berlinale Series Award at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival in 2023, the Italian drama The Good Mothers is based on The Good Mothers: The True Story of the Women Who Took On the World’s Most Powerful Mafia, Alex Perry’s Edgar® Award-nominated nonfiction crime book.

Set in 2010, The Good Mothers is a multi-layered narrative that tells the shocking true story of three women who were born into the ‘Ndrangheta, the most deadly and wealthy of the Italian Mafia clans, and how they work with a gutsy female prosecutor to bring it down from the inside. Throughout the process, these courageous women fight their own families and turn against everything they’ve known for the right to survive, to build a new future for their children, and to overcome a criminal empire.

Anna Colace (Barbara Chichiarelli, Suburra: Blood on Rome) is a bright, young, anti-mafia public prosecutor who’s just arrived in Calabria from Milan. It is she who develops a new, albeit risky, strategy to topple the ‘Ndrangheta clans: focus on the women. Undermine the organization’s power structure by getting the female members to collaborate — wives and daughters of the top bosses who have been violently oppressed and marginalized by the overbearing patriarchal system of the criminal organization for years.

Anna’s experience with the three women begins with the disappearance of Lea Garofalo (Micaela Ramazzotti, 7 Women and a Murder), who had agreed to be a witness against her husband, Carlo Cosco (Francesco Colella, Christian), to escape his control and help her daughter, Denise (Gaia Girace, My Brilliant Friend), to grow up away from such a toxic environment.

Colace’s investigation also leads her to Giuseppina Pesce (Valentina Bellè, Medici) and Concetta Cacciola (Simona Distefano, Vatican Girl: The Disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi) — two very different women who share an oppressive and suffocating existence under the ‘Ndrangheta, as well as the desire and drive to escape in order to give themselves and their children a better future, as Lea had tried to do.

The six-episode drama features Andrea Dodero (Blocco 181), Stefano Fregni (Summertime), Alessandra Rocca (Suburra: Blood on Rome), and Marco Zingaro (Captain Maria).

The Good Mothers, a Hulu Original, premieres in the US in its entirety on Wednesday, April 5, exclusively on Hulu. (You can add it to your watchlist now).

The series debuts internationally on the same date on Disney+.


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The Good Mothers: Hulu Drops Trailer for Italian Anti-Mafia Drama Series
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