Netflix is launching its first ever French series
Netflix has promised that the company will participate in the French audiovisual creation. Without waiting for its actual arrival in France, scheduled for September 15, the streaming service announced the commissioning of an ambitious series produced and shot in Marseille, France.
This series, presented as a French version of House of Cards, will be titled Marseille. According to Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, "Marseille is an ambitious, diabolically smart fictitious exploration of local politics in one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating cities." The releasing of its eight episodes will debut in late 2015, in all countries, covered by Netflix.
The writing is entrusted to novelist and screenwriter Dan Franck (The Separation, Carlos, Les hommes de l’ombre, Résistance…) For the direction, Netflix announced the novelist and filmmaker Samuel Benchetrit (Janis and John, I Always Wanted to Be a Gangster) and Florent Emilio Siri (Intimate Enemies, My Way). The producer will be Federation Entertainment, best known for the soap-opera Sous le soleil.