French Revolution series ordered at Netflix
Streaming giant Netflix has ordered a new French mystery thriller series that gives a new spin on the start of the French Revolution.
Created by Aurélien Molas (Red Creek) and written by Molas and Gaia Guasti (Red Needles), the official synopsis reads as follows:
“1787, France. While investigating a series of mysterious murders, Joseph Guillotin – the future inventor of the world famous ‘Guillotine’ – uncovers an unknown virus: the Blue Blood. The disease, quickly spreads amongst the French aristocracy, driving them to murder ordinary people and soon leads to a rebellion… What if the French Revolution didn’t happen the way we were told?”
The series, which is currently unnamed and will consist of eight episodes of 50 minutes each, will be produced by Molas’ John Doe Productions, with production set to begin sometime next year.
“When we discussed the idea of revisiting France’s History through an epic and truly breathtaking series, the first question we had to ask ourselves was: who would support us ? Short answer – only Netflix for such a Revolution! ” say Molas and François Lardenois creator and producers of the series.
Netflix has ordered the series at a time where it is greatly expanding upon its original library, having also recently ordered a new adaptation of the bestselling Wallander novel series, Young Wallander, as well as a live-action adaptation of the acclaimed anime Cowboy Bebop and animated event adaptations of multiple Roald Dahl novels, including The BFG and Matilda.
“Aurélien Molas is a very talented and innovative creator whom we are thrilled to be working with on our next French original series” said Erik Barmack, Vice President International Originals at Netflix. “We are excited to be able to bring to a French and international audience a series inspired by such a defining moment in History.”
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