Global content creator, producer and distributor Endemol Shine Group announced that its operation in Italy will be launching a new 6×100’ primetime drama with Rai Fiction.

Co-produced by Rai Fiction and Endemol Shine Italy for Rai 1, While I Was Away tells the story of a wealthy woman who awakes from a coma after an accident in which her husband and a man she supposedly had an affair with both lost their lives.

Known in Italy as Mentre ero via, the series is a story of self-discovery for Monica, played by Vittoria Puccini (Elisa diRivombrosa, Anna Karenina) as she tries to understand the person she was by exploring her past and present life.

The series is written by Ivan Cotroneo (Un’altra vita and Sorelle) and Monica Rametta (Un’altravita and Sorelle) and directed by Michele Soavi (Rocco Schiavone, Ultimo). Giuseppe Zeno (Scomparsa, L’onore e il rispetto) stars alongside Vittoria Puccini.