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Loosely inspired by Dante’s journey in the Divine Comedy, THE COMEDY OF TIME is a Dramedy Series that will explore the impact of both Time and Artificial Intelligence on our lives through the eyes of a quirky, Augmented Human, IRINA.


Irina is different. She has lost both her Memory, and her notion of Time, but what makes her really different is her Brain Implant, iTOO; an alter ego of Artificial Intelligence! She is also empathetic and funny... in a weird sort of way. Pure as Forrest Gump, wild as Borat, beautiful as a Madonna, Irina is like a newborn child, with everything to learn.


Based on groundbreaking input from internationally renowned scientists, artists and thinkers, the first season of Irina's quest to discover who she was and how she came to be in her state, will take her across Europe, from the Arctic to the shores of the Mediterranean.

The Comedy of Time has been selected for:

- Creative Europe's 2019 edition of the SERIES LAB in Hamburg.

- NFI/North Norwegian Film Centre's 2019 development workshop in Metochi.

In development

In co-production with Orto Polare (Norway) and Gang Productions (France)

Creator: Tommaso Mottola

Co-Writers: Gørild Mauseth, John Hörnschemeyer, Bebetta Campeti

Story Consultants: Lanfranco Secco Suardo, Giorgia Fiorio

Scientific Committee


Marc Augé (Anthropologist)


Giancarlo Vago (former Dean of the Statale University of Milano)

Massimo Bergamasco (Head of Sant’Anna Robotics Institute - Pisa)

Marcello Massimini (Neuroscientist, Milan State University)

Giuseppe Vitiello (Theoretical Physicist - Salerno University)


Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Architect - Snøhetta Studio)

Bjørn Magnus Karlsen and Arild Brandrud Næss (Artificial Intelligence researchers at NTNU, Trondheim)