Studiocanal confirmed it has sold during Digital MIPTV the lavish crime drama franchise Paris Police 1900 (8x’60) to Sky Germany and a raft of international channelsincluding French-speaking Canada, Radio Canada; Amediateka Russia; RTP Portugal; NOVA Greece; M7 for Netherlands, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Romania and SBS Australia.
A CANAL+ Creation Originale, the series is set in the dark world of Paris during the Belle Époque, and is written by leading graphic novelist Fabien Nury. Produced by Tetra Media Fiction and AFPI, the French language series stars JérémieLaheurte, Evelyne Brochu and Patrick D’Assumçao.
Anne Chérel, EVP Global Sales and Distribution, Studiocanal, commented: ‘With a gripping narrative, magnetic acting performances and an ironic humour, this is a rich, deep and darkly layered drama series revealing a side of Paris that is rarelydocumented. Highlighting the stark disparity of the lives of the rich and poor as well as that of men and women at the turn of the century, the storylines may be set in a time gone by but Paris Police 1900 holds a mirror to many difficult issues that remain with us today’.
Contextualized in Paris 1899, crippled by the far right, the French president Félix Faure has died and anti-Semitic groups and rising anarchy. France has never appeared so weak. When police Chief Louis Lepine is urgently called out of retirement to restore order in Paris, the tragic discovery of a young woman’s torso in a suitcase floating down the Seine spurs a young, ambitious detective Antoine Jouin into action at the heart of the police headquarters.