The Italian series is inspired by a true story: that of Italy’s first lawyer Lidia Poët.
Think about how difficult life was for a woman in the 19th century. Now try to imagine how much it was for a woman who aspired to be a lawyer in a world – that of the law – dominated by men. In reality, you don’t even need to imagine it, because the new original Italian series by Netflix Lidia Poët’s lawcon Matilda De Angelis (Leonardo, The Undoing) in the guise of the real-life lawyer of the same name, the first woman to join the Order of Lawyers in Italy. Streaming from February 15, the legal drama is shown in a new preview, the official trailer.
The law of Lidia Poët: The plot and the other characters of the TV series
Created by Guido Iuculano (Romulus) e David Orsini (Generation 56K), Lidia Poët’s law rereads the story of Lidia Poët through an almost light-hearted or provocative lens, certainly modern. In 1800 Turin, a ruling by the local Court of Appeal declares Lidia’s registration in the Register of Lawyers illegitimate, thus preventing her from practicing the profession just because she is “female”, as we hear in the clip.
Penniless but full of pride, Lidia finds a job at her brother Enrico’s law firm (Pier Luigi Pasino), while preparing the appeal to overturn the conclusions of the Court. Through a gaze that goes beyond her time, Lidia assists the suspects by seeking the truth behind appearances and prejudices. Meanwhile, Jacob (Eduardo Scarpetta, The brilliant friend), a mysterious (and coquettish!) journalist and Lidia’s brother-in-law, passes her information and guides her into the hidden worlds of a grandiloquent Turin.
The rest of the cast includes Sarah Lazarus (DOC) e Sinéad Thornhill in the roles of Teresa Barberis and Marianna Poët, respectively Enrico’s wife and daughter, while Dario Aita (The pupil) plays Andrea Caracciolo.