The series presented during the Canneseries festival are being broadcast or are coming to French screens very soon. The perfect opportunity to discover these little nuggets who have loved the Croisette.
Bang Bang Baby: from April 28, 2022 on Prime Video
Discovered this year, this Italian 10×50 minute series reveals in an explosion of colors and among a gallery of eccentric characters the actress Ariana Becheroni.
Bang Bang Baby begins in 1986 and follows Alice Giammatteo, a 16-year-old girl who lives with her mother Gabriella in a small town in northern Italy. She finds her existence mundane and monotonous until she discovers that her father, Santo Maria, whom she thought had been dead for years, is alive. Determined, she goes to Milan to meet him and is invaded by her father’s family: the Barons, a clan of the Milanese branch of a mafia run with an iron fist by her grandmother …
Derby Girl – Season 2: Currently available on France TV Slash
Chloé Jouannet (Unfaithful) puts on her skates to tell the rest of the adventures of Lola, the roller derby champion and her group of girls, the completely crazy Cannibal Unicorns. In the new episodes, the team is preparing for next season when their sport is suddenly banned. Cannibal Unicorns organize resistance …
Still so exciting, and fans of Drew Barrymore’s film Bliss won’t say otherwise, Derby Girl continues her fascinating immersion in this contact sport that is conducive to addressing issues of feminism, inclusion, empowerment, and team spirit.
Halo: from April 28, 2022 on CANAL + and mycanal
It is one of the most anticipated series of the year. Broadcast in the United States from March 24 and premiered at Canneseries, it will be available exclusively from April 28 on Canal +, with two episodes every Thursday at 9 pm and available on MyCanal.
Led by Kyle Killen (Awake) and Steven Kane (The Last Ship), the series is produced by Amblin Television, the producer of Steven Spielberg. It is based on the scene of the first game in the famous video game series of the same name – an icon of the Xbox franchise with 82 million copies sold since 2001 – “Halo – Combat Evolved”. Pablo Schreiber (American Gods) plays Spartan John-117, aka Master Chief, a member of the army of genetically modified supersoldiers equipped with the latest advanced technologies to defend the Earth against the Covenant. The nine episodes “with stunning visual language” of Halo, are “focused on the ethics, the thirst for freedom and the place of the individual in a galaxy organized around an Artificial Intelligence supra”. The military and personal battles of Major John-117 follow, but also Dr. Hasley / Natascha McElhone (Californication), a brilliant and unfathomable scientist, figure of the demiurge in charge of the survival of humanity.
Infiniti: currently available on CANAL + and MyCanal
A real UFO at the PAF, this sumptuous series led by Celine Sallette (L’Apollonide: Souvenirs de la maison brothe) oscillates between thriller and science fiction. The ISS is no longer responding. As his crew is lost, a decapitated corpse covered in wax is found on a rooftop in Kazakhstan. The identification is formal: it is Anthony Kurz, the American astronaut who is supposed to be currently on the ISS … Isaac Turgun, a Kazakh policeman hated for his corrupt hierarchy for his impeccable integrity tries understand what might have happened. He is soon accompanied by Anna Zarathi, a French astronaut who should have participated in the mission in the international capsule, and who can not believe that the American is no longer in the ISS. Between the vastness of the steppes of Kazakhstan, its suspended landscapes as out of time and the confines of space, Infiniti offers a spectacular journey enhanced by the images of director Thierry Poiraud (Do not grow).
Le Flambeau, the adventurers of Chupacabra: from May 2022
Presented at Canneseries this year, this sequel to the parody La Flamme is highly anticipated. In the 9 new 26-minute episodes, this time watching Koh-Lanta, “goodbye village and hello Chupacabra. Marc and 15 other candidates will have to compete and survive on a desert island. Physical trials, mental manipulations and emotional betrayals will be the ingredients of this tropical cocktail, to drink soon.With Jonathan Cohen, Géraldine Nakache, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Leïla Bekhti, Ana Girardot, Ramzy Bedia, Camille Chamoux, Pierre Niney, Natacha Lindinger, Jonathan Lambert, Kad Merad, Mister V, Laura Felpin , Thomas Scimeca, Jérôme Commandeur, Gérard Darmon, Sébastien Chassagne …
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– CANAL + (@canalplus) March 30, 2022
Mariona: June 1 at 13th Street
After Trauma in 2019, and I Killed My Husband last November, 13eRue will soon be airing this new French creation, Marion, a 6×45 minute adaptation of Daniel Thierry’s novels.
The series follows the investigations of a commissioner of the railway brigade played by a convincing Louise Monot (OSS 117: Rio no longer responds). Having just arrived from Lyon with her adopted daughter, she joined the team at the Gare du Nord in Paris. A violent universe that will force the young woman to juggle between difficult criminal cases and her role as a mother.
Platonic: from May 5, 2022 in OCS
Screened at this year’s Short Series Competition, Platonique arrives at OCS. It follows Yann and Elsa who, unhappy in their respective partners, decide to leave their spouse to settle down together, “in all friendship.” “At 35, the two best friends become roommates … with their son arriving every two weeks. Between rediscovered celibacy and family friendship, Yann and Elsa believe they have found the perfect balance. But can we really be a family with friends? Despite their desire to live differently, Yann and Elsa risk kissing in the rain at any moment … “.
State of happiness, from May 6 on arte.tv
Award for Best Screenplay and Best Original Soundtrack at Canneseries in 2018, this season 1 of the Norwegian series of 8 45-minute episodes will be available on Arte.tv (and therefore MyCanal). It sank in a small coastal village in 1969. At a time when oil companies were preparing to pack their bags for lack of new fields, when oil suddenly spilled out, changing the fate of four young people …