FRANCE TV DISTRIBUTION'S DRAMA LINEUP INTENSIFIES!
The drama series "Two Summers" and "Vortex" join France tv distribution's drama lineup. International sales of these two shows will be launched at the next MIPCOM.
France tv distribution will be working on the international distribution of the two drama series with Panenka, which produces Two Summers, for VRT/Eén, in co-production with Netflix, and Quad Drama, which produces Vortex for France Télévisions.
- Two Summers, a psychological thriller produced by the Belgian production company Panenka (Taboo, Over Water) for VRT/Eén, in co-production with Netflix
Two Summers / ©Brecht Vanhoenacker
France tv distribution will be working for the first time with a Flemish producer on the international distribution of a drama series. Two Summers will air on VRT/Eén in 2022 and will appear on Netflix later on. It will be distributed globally by France tv distribution afterwards.
Two Summers tells the story of a group of friends who get together thirty years after one of the group members died in a tragic accident while they were on holiday. What was supposed to be a relaxing vacation changes rapidly into a nightmare, when some of the friends are blackmailed with footage from that terrible week three decades ago. The screenplay is written by Tom Lenaerts and Paul Baeten Gronda.
Length : 6x45' - Casting: Koen De Bouw, Kevin Janssens, Ruth Becquart, Inge Paulussen, Herwig Ilegems, An Miller, Sanne-Samina Hanssen and Tom Vermeir. Their younger selves in the nineties are portrayed by eight new talents: Tijmen Govaerts, Tine Roggeman, Felix Meyer, Lukas Bulteel, Vincent Van Sande, Louise Berger, Marieke Anthoni and Bjarne Devolder - Created by Tom Lenaerts and Paul Baeten Gronda - Directed by Tom Lenaerts and Brecht Vanhoenacker - Produced by Kato Maes, Kristoffel Mertens and Sofie Rooseleer - VRT/Eén and Netflix - 2022
- Vortex, a science-fiction crime series produced by Quad Drama for France Télévisions
Consisting of six 52-minute episodes, this crime thriller mini-series with a touch of fantasy was written by Camille Couasse and Sarah Farkas based on an idea from best-selling author Frank Thilliez. Vortex takes place in the near future – in 2025, to be precise. Tomer Sisley plays the role of Ludovic, a police captain from Brest, in northwestern France.
It’s the year 2025. Ludovic is the police captain for the French city of Brest. Twenty-seven years ago, he lost the love of his life, Mélanie, in what appeared to be a tragic mundane accident. But while studying a reconstructed VR crime scene, he stumbles upon a time warp that turns his life upside down: thanks to a glitch, he’s able to communicate with Mélanie, just a few days before her death, in 1998. Moving heaven and earth to try to save her from her fate by stopping her murderer, Ludovic is in danger of losing his own life in the present along with his wife Parvana and their son Sam.
Length: 6x52' - Original concept from Franck Thilliez - Casting: Tomer Sisley, Zineb Triki, Camille Claris et Eric Pucheu - Created and written by Camille Couasse & Sarah Farkas - Produced by Iris Bucher & Roman Turlure - Directed by Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun - France 2 - 2022
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