“Why do we like fictional characters from whom, if we met their counterpart in the real world, we would be scared, rejected, horrified? What narrative mechanisms lead us to accept them as the focus of our attention as spectators? On what fundamentals does this form of distorted loyalty occur?”
Andrea Bernardelli, in his text “Serial Villains – atypical Characters in Contemporary TV Production”, tries to answer these questions, exploring and examining the concept of anti-hero, in an attempt to define the limits and understand the Italian television landscape. The Master Class starts from these arguments, to build a dialogue aimed at investigating the new ways of constructing and narrating the new protagonists of contemporary mass production.
An actor interpreting a famous role in a successful TV series will be present to tell us about the experience of a narration revolving around villains.