Imma Never Forgets

(Above: Vanessa Scalera as ‘Imma Tataranni.’ Source: MHz Choice)

The six-episode Italian comedy-drama, Imma Tataranni, about an independent-thinking deputy prosecutor with a prodigious memory, premieres today on subscription streamer MHz Choice.

Subsequent episodes will debut Tuesdays through July 21.

Filmed in the Basilicata region of southern Italy and set in the ancient city of Matera, the show stars Vanessa Scalera as Immacolata “Imma” Tataranni, whose investigations also serve to reveal the history and the culture of the area. The unorthodox Imma is accompanied by Ippazio Calogiuri (Alessio Lapice), a shy young corporal in the Carabinieri. Although she grows close to Ippazio, she is devoted to husband Pietro (Massimiliano Gallo) and their teenage daughter, Valentina (Alice Azzariti).

At work, there is friction between the unorthodox Imma and her strait-laced boss, Alessandro Vitali (Carlo Buccirosso), and geeky pathologist Dr. Taccardi (Carlo De Ruggieri). Her patience is also tested by Diana De Santis (Barbara Ronchi), her former high school classmate-turned-assistant.

Fans of Detective Montalbano will recognize actor Cesare Bocci, who plays a businessman and member of Matera’s gilded elite. And as with Detective Montalbano, foodies can expect a visual buffet, starting with the preparation for an Assumption Day feast in episode one.

Imma Tataranni is in Italian with English subtitles.

MHz Choice costs $7.99 monthly or $89.99 yearly after a seven-day free trial. But you can now get 50% off your first month by using the promo code SPRING20. For a device list, to learn what other subtitled international series are available, or to subscribe, visit mhzchoice.com.

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