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Netflix taps into local cinema talent for political drama set against backdrop of France’s third largest city.
Netflix has greenlit its first French original series, a political drama set entitled Marseille, set against the backdrop of the southern French port city due to hit screens at the end of 2015.
The eight-part series, described as “a tale of power, corruption and redemption”, revolves around a city election between the long-time mayor Robert Taro and a younger ambitious candidate.
Netflix’s announcement comes on the eve of its highly anticipated arrival in France – a move that prompted alarm in some parts of the local film and TV industry because it is expected to put pressure on the country’s highly regulated release windows and audiovisual financing system.
“We are delighted »
Paris — Following months of speculations, Netflix has finally unveiled details about its first French drama commission: “Marseille,” a sprawling crime skein created and penned by “Carlos” co-scribe Dan Franck.
Shot entirely in France, “Marseille” will debut exclusively in all Netflix territories in late 2015.
A tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city, “Marseille” focuses on the story of Robert Taro, mayor of the city for 25 years. The coming elections have him face the man he chose as his heir, an ambitious youngster aiming high. Both candidates will fight mercilessly.
“Marseille” stages a fight around revenge, animated by drug lords, politicians, unions and the political players of the city.
“‘Marseille’ is an ambitious, diabolically smart fictitious exploration of local politics in one of the world’s most vibrant and fascinating cities.” said Netflix content chief Ted Sarandos. “We are delighted to be working »
- Elsa Keslassy
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