French public broadcaster France Televisions is about to ramp up its roster of edgy premium scripted collection aimed toward youthful audiences with “Carrement craignos,” “La Brigade des cauchemars,” “Bug” and “La meilleure moitié.”
The brand new exhibits, that are commissioned by France Televisions and/or by its on-line platform france.television, had been unveiled throughout a video presentation on the Fiction Pageant in Paris on Wednesday. Working Sept. 16-18, the pageant historically takes place in La Rochelle and relocated to Paris, on the Folies Bergeres theater, as a result of pandemic.
After ordering the second seasons of Noé Debré’s political satire “Parlement” and Simon Bouisson’s cyber thriller “Stalk,” the net platform of France Televisions boarded “Carrement craignos,” a half-hour comedy directed by actor-turned helmer Jean-Pascal Zadi, whose current credit embody Gaumont’s comedy “Tout Simplement Noir.”
“Carrement craignos” is headlined by a multi-ethic forged of up-and-comers, together with Bun Hay Imply, Mathieu Longatte, David Boring, Patrick Puydebat, in addition to better-known actors resembling Rossy de Palma and Éric Judor, amongst others.
The collection is produced by Zadi’s banner Papa Movies, Douze Doigts Manufacturing and Les Movies Balthazar. The burlesque thriller-comedy unfolds within the Paris suburbs and is without doubt one of the uncommon French collection with a forged dominated by seen minorities.
France Televisions’s youth-skewing on-line platform additionally ordered “La meilleure moitié” (“The Higher Half”), a few transgendered teenager who has joined a brand new highschool and should determine whether or not to undergo with a intercourse reassignment surgical procedure by the tip of the yr. The collection was penned by Yaël Langmann, whose screenwriting credit embody “Le Brio” and “Carnivores.” It’s produced by Jerico TV and Massive Band Story.
The broadcaster can even be becoming a member of forces with France.television on an formidable worldwide drama manufacturing, “La Brigade des cauchemars,” about two youngsters who’re in a position to discover the nightmares of sufferers with a mysterious machine created by their psychiatrist to remedy them from their traumas. The collection, now in improvement, relies on Franck Thilliez’s edgy graphic novel. Thilliez is writing the collection that’s being produced by Solid Studio.
One other worldwide collection, “Bug” is a dystopian thriller set in a close to future the place the digital world has disappeared, absorbed in a cut up second by a supernatural pressure. The collection relies Enki Bilal’s graphic novel and was penned by Bilal and Dan Franck. “Bug” is produced by Pierre-Antoine Capton’s Troisième OEil.
France Televisions has a raft of different worldwide exhibits within the pipeline, a few of that are produced by the Alliance, a partnership between France Televisions, RAI and ZDF. These embody “Mirage,” whose first season attracted a mean of three million of viewers, a 13% market share, and the upcoming “Across the World in 80 Days” and “Germinal,” based mostly on Emile Zola’s basic novel.