Don Matteo returns tonight with great news: Raoul Bova. But we won’t see it right away

It was January 7, 2000 when the first episode of Don Matteo. And after more than twenty years, the success of the fiction broadcast on Rai 1 only increases. As the anticipation for the new season increases, Don Matthew 13which returns to the small screen with 10 episodes starting this evening, Thursday 31 March, at 21:20. Many Announcementsmany new characters and new adventures.

The main one, of course, is the fact that Italy’s most beloved priest will no longer be Terence Hill. After twelve years and 255 episodes, Terence Hill hangs up his cassock and parks his bicycle. Don Matteo in fact leaves the witness to Don Massimowhich will be played by another actor loved by Italians: Raul Bova.

The cast between confirmations and new entries

The main novelty of the cast of Don Matthew 13 is represented by Raul Bova. A different priest from Don Matteo. A priest not too accustomed to the rectory, but close to the earth and relatively in difficulty when he has to relate to people. A priest in his first assignment, a Spoletoand with a mysterious past to be discovered throughout the season.

Surely Don Massimo will be welcomed with open arms by the marshal Snipersthat is to say Nino Frassica. And from an old acquaintance of the series: he also returns to Spoleto Flavio Insinna. In fact, the actor and host returns to the series wearing the uniform of Captain Flavio Anceschi, the protagonist of the first 5 seasons.

But there are other new actors in the cast. In addition to all the confirmations, there are new entries among them Mattia Teruzzi, Giorgia Agata and Emma Valente. Teruzzi plays 17-year-old Federico Limoni, a difficult boy dealing with peaks of anger and feelings of abandonment. Agata as Greta Alunni, the classic good girl. And then Valente, in the role of Valentina Anceschi, the daughter of Captain Flavio.

The small screen and Don Matteo have always been an excellent training ground and an opportunity to launch new actors into the world of cinema. Previous seasons of the series have seen names we all know today as Alessandro Borghi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Alessandra Mastonardi, Laura Chiatti, Giacomo Ferrara, Caterina Murino.

Who is Don Massimo and when will we see him?

Raul Bova has repeatedly spoken of Don Massimo without being able to hide the enthusiasm and joy of wearing the cassock and interpreting this new and extravagant character. A character with a strong character, who wants to be among people to understand them.

An evolving priest who wants to fully understand the meaning of forgiveness and wants to give a second chance. He never judges people and depending on the cases treated, during the season, many aspects will be discovered that characterize him. Like fighting injustices, loving the truth and one’s neighbor. In short, the love is the basis of Don Massimo.

A character we have already seen, for a few minutes, on the Ariston stage in Sanremo. And who knows what surprises he will reserve for us and if he will be able to win the hearts of viewers like he did Don Matteo.

But when will it appear on the small screen? Will we see it soon? Oh no, you have to wait dear viewers. Don Massimo in fact will make his appearance only in fifth episode.

Plot and previews of the first episode

The title of the first episode is A perfect day. In Spoleto we are preparing to celebrate the 40 years of priesthood of Don Matteo, with Cecchini obviously at the forefront. Together with him also Anna and Marco, who after so many sentimental ups and downs have now found each other as best friends. Or maybe not?

Many guests, including Sergio, finally released from prison after serving his sentence, but also Colonel Anceschi. Together with the Colonel, also his daughter Valentina. And in the end, as always happens, the moment of happiness is interrupted by the discovery of a body. This is someone very close to Don Matteo

Terence Hill’s video message

Terence Hillfrom Los Angeles where he is, he attended the press conference to present the new season of Don Matteo and sent everyone a greeting and a thank you.

Hello journalists, hello actors, especially my friend Nino Frassica and Natalina. Ah, compliments Maria Chiara, you were very good. Hello to you writers, especially to Mario Ruggeri, he is a champion. But I want to thank all of you who have followed Don Matteo for so many years, because without you there is no Don Matteo. And I have truly received your love and I reciprocate it. Then I would like to thank the crew. That’s all for me, I don’t know how to thank you. Think that two, three months after I left the set I was still thinking of you, so best wishes and a big hug. Now I also have to thank Luca Bernabei, who let me work in peace. Anything I wanted, he gave me. Love each other well.

Don Matteo returns tonight with great news: Raoul Bova. But we won’t see it right away