Netflix has announced seven new French Originals to be released globally on the streaming service. The mixture of three films and three series and a documentary adds even more to their catalogue of European shows including “Marseille” (France), “The Crown” (United Kingdom), “The Dark” (Germany), “The Rain” (Denmark), “Las Chicas del Cable / Cable Girls” (Spain) and more.
FAMILY BUSINESS (working title)
Family Business is a half-hour comedy about a young man who recruits his best friends to help save his family’s business, by transforming their butcher shop into France’s first coffee shop. Created and developed by Igor Gotesman. Produced by Les Films du Kiosque and Five Dogs.
Emma, an acerbic young novelist discovers the terrifying characters she writes in her bestselling series of horror novels, might also be living in the real world. Created and directed by Samuel Bodin. Written by Samuel Bodin and Quoc Dang Tran. Produced by Empreinte Digitale and Federation.
UPCOMING SERIES ADAPTED FROM THE BOOK “VAMPIRES” BY THIERRY JONQUET
When a young rebellious teenage girl is faced with her inevitable change, becoming a vampire, her overly protective mother engages her estranged siblings in a race to find a cure. Created for television and written by Benjamin Dupas and Isaure Pisani-Ferry.
Noumouké, 15 years old, the youngest of three brothers from a sensitive suburb of Paris must choose which of his two brothers’ footsteps he wants to follow.
Directed by Leila Sy and Kery James and Written by Kery James
French Line Producers : Les films Velvet, Srab Films
Casting includes Jammeh Diangana, Kery James, Bakary Diombera
LA GRANDE CLASSE
Two best friends from a small town, now uber-Parisians, decide to return to their hometown for a high school reunion with a secret agenda: take revenge on their former bullies and come to terms with their teenage crush.
Written and directed by Remy Four and Julien War. Produced by 2425 Films
Casting includes Jerome Niel and Ludovik
PARIS EST UNE FETE (Working title)
Initiated through a crowdfunded campaign that gained viral buzz, Paris est une fete (working title) is a real-time French love story shot over 3-years on the streets of Paris, without any permits, amidst the crowds – at in a city scarred by terror attacks and social upheavals.
To give voice to ordinary heros – or extraordinary humans – this documentary film follows the destinies of 5 men and women who are symbols of resilience and bearer of hope in humanity.
Written and directed by Stephane de Freitas (“A voix haute”)
Produced by Valdes, Wagram Films
Casting includes Panmela, Tamara, Broulaye, Mara, Fofo