Milly Buonanno is former Professor of Television Studies in the Department of Communication and Social Research at “Sapienza”, University of Rome. She is the founder and head of the Observatory of Italian TV Drama (1988-present), the co-director of the research group GEMMA GEnder and Media MAtters (2010-present), and has been the coordinator of the Eurofiction Project (1996-2004) on the European television industry. She sits in the editorial board of several international journals and is the associate editor of the Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies. She has extensively researched and written on television theory, television drama, gender and media, journalism, and has authored and edited more than 50 books, in addition to being the author of several articles in scholarly journals and chapters in edited collection; her works have been published in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. Her main publications over the last decade include: The age of television (Bristol: Intellect, 2008), acknowledged as “one of the fundamental texts in television studies”; Italian TV Drama and Beyond (Bristol: Intellect, 2012); The Sage Handbook of Television Studies (Sage, 2014, co-edited with Manuel Alvarado, Herman Gray, Toby Miller); the edited collection Television antiheroines. Women behaving badly in crime and prison drama (Bristol: Intellect, 2017). She is currently working on the disruption of seriality as-it-was-formerly-known in the age of Netflix.