third type meeting in Série Mania

After Hero Corp, Simon Astier returns with a series that this time will immerse us in the heart of an alien invasion. We met the visiting team.

Warner TV will soon broadcast its first French creation. The studios, determined to establish themselves in France with ambitious original productions, turn to a master in the field: Simon Astier. 5 years later Hero Corp, which puts superheroes at the center of its story, this time tackling science fiction. A call for projects won for Astier and his team, and an opportunity to rediscover his universe for viewers.

Presented on Saturday, March 19, at the world premiere of Série Mania, the series pays homage to many classics of the genre, from X files at ghost hunters Going through Twin Peaks. A work nourished by the various inspirations of this manual, which acts both in writing and behind and in front of the camera. “I was fed up with it. It’s always the same, it’s the Ghostbusters, the Gremlins and the old Spielbergs. They’re comforting movies for me. Working with moving creatures and an invasion of things attracts me to this mystery.”

Science fiction, and genre in general, is still struggling to establish itself in our green regions. If we could imagine that the arrival of SVOD platforms would tend to shuffle the cards, the thing is far from so easy according to Simon Astier.

“I don’t know if he really shuffles the cards, there are no more SF series. On Warner TV, they have that freedom of tone, they’re separated. It’s another way of looking at creation, they are looking for author projects, defended and embodied by the people “.

He is also confident that he had absolute freedom in his creative process. Thanks to Warner Bros., Simon Astier had every opportunity to develop his project as he saw fit. “We all speak the same language, so the series is very unique. It’s great, it’s a real opportunity. “

Credits: Nicolas Auproux

“It’s still weird, isn’t it?”

The plot of Visitors transports us to the fictional city of Pointe-Claire, when a mysterious object has crashed into the farm of the dirty John Collins. Richard, for whom it is the first day in the police, is determined to shed light on this case.

However, he will have to deal with hostile colleagues, resentful old friends, and a failed marriage. And if that wasn’t enough, two strange agents like Mulder and Scully want to take over the case.

New faces, but not only …

Simon Astier has appealed to many actors with whom he has already had the opportunity to work in the past. We find thus some central elements ofHero Corp., starting with Arnaud Joyet, who played Stan alias Mental in the series France 4. Gerard Darier, inimitable Brasier, will not stray too far from his score as he will play the raw police chief. In addition, Simon Astier hopes to have thought directly about the actor to play the character.

“Most of them didn’t have people in their heads, I preferred to imagine characters coming to life freely in my head. For police chief Gerard Darier, he’s an actor I’ve worked with for a long time and he knew exactly what he would do in that role. I try to give everyone a score that will last, and when it doesn’t work, we change things and adapt so that it is a concert with many instruments that sound different, but that is harmonious ”.

arnaud tsamère a Visitors
Credits: Warner Bros TV

We also find Arnaud Tsamère as a real estate agent, Adrien Ménielle as a video game enthusiast, and Delphine Baril as a rude and manipulative cop. Around the main character, encamped by Simon Astier, gravitate Vincent Desagnat and Damien Jouillerot, Richard’s childhood friends, Julie Bargeton, a mysterious biology teacher, and Tiphaine Daviot, his cold wife at first sight.

A worthy successor to Hero Corp?

The shadow of Hero Corp necessarily hovers over this new production, initially through its casting, but also and above all thanks to the very special writing of Simon Astier. This is especially true of dialogues, which are always so elaborate and forceful. A score that was necessarily very pleasant for the actors, who were marked by a specific scene. Tiphaine Daviot tells us:Damien’s, the envelope, the infusion of sadness! Me, it’s my favorite scene. It will be in episode 7! “

The team did not leave without giving us any advice in case of a third type match. We will remember above all that it is necessary to know how to cook, to have a certain sense of humor and also but above all a solid physical condition in the event that these aliens are hostile.

To find out Visitors, you will have to wait a while. At the moment, the series has no release date on Warner TV.

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