France Télévisions took advantage of the La Rochelle Fiction Festival, exceptionally imported to Paris due to the health crisis, to present its program of French series to come in 2020-2021 beyond the start of the school year, around major strong themes. After La Garçonne, Laetitia and Le Mensonge, here is what awaits you in the coming months on the antennas of the public group.
GUILTY JUDGE (FRANCE 3)
When Lola Morand, 22, arrives at the Roches Blanches hotel for a job interview with the hope of being hired as an assistant manager, she quickly becomes disillusioned: there has never been any interview scheduled. . Freshly welcomed by Inès Leroux-Battaglia, the owner of the hotel, she does not understand. She then receives a message telling her to read the local newspaper of the day in the nearest cafe. She discovers there that a terrible crime had taken place precisely 22 years ago to the day which had terribly marked the region and, above all, that the victim, Manon, had a striking physical resemblance to her …
With Garance Thenault, Jérôme Anger, Elodie Frenck …
THE ABSENT (FRANCE 3)
Nine years after the disappearance of little Marina near Dunkirk, a young woman with amnesia, exactly like her, reappears almost in the same place. A reappearance that will upset the family of the deceased … But who is really this unknown?
With Thibault de Montalembert, Clothilde Courau …
I LIE (FRANCE 3)
Audrey, 35, the only survivor of a mysterious serial killer who raged in the Biarritz region sixteen years earlier, is brutally brought back to her past by a new crime: a 17-year-old girl is found murdered on the Coast Basque. Nothing links this murder to the series of crimes committed in the early 2000s by the then nicknamed the killer of Itsas. Yet Audrey is certain: Itsas is back. To prove it, Audrey will have to face her past, her lies. Because that night, when she crossed paths with the killer, she lied. Mostly. To everybody.
With Camille Lou, Thierry Neuvic, Blandine Bellavoir …
The island of 30 coffins (FRANCE 2)
Christine shares a happy life with her husband Raphael until the day she receives a mysterious video: images of her childbirth fifteen years ago, on the island of Sarek, where her son died. Now haunted by the possibility that her son is alive, she returns to this island to investigate.
THE CODE (FRANCE 2)
Idriss Toma, 46, the Parisian lawyer for the rich and powerful, sees his life turn upside down when he is the victim of an attempted murder. He miraculously escapes, but an inoperable bullet shard can now be fatal to him at any time. Determined to correct his personal and professional mistakes, he now puts his talent at the service of those whom the judicial machine threatens to crush …
Each episode will be carried by a hero of the chain, including Annelise Hesme (Nina).
THE INVISIBLES (FRANCE 2)
Dante, lively, passionate, a bit scheming, is the boss of the “Invisibles”, a brigade on the fringes which manages investigations on bodies without identity, without history, without past … His obsession? Give them back a dignity, a humanity so that families can mourn and that justice be done.
THE HISTORICAL SERIES
DE GAULLE (FRANCE 3)
A series that immerses us in the intimacy of Charles De Gaulle and makes us relive several episodes of the History of France, from the Appeal of June 18, 1940 to his departure from power in 1969, these great moments that the general embodied and shaped.
With Samuel Labarthe, Constance Dollé …
THE ADVENTURES OF THE YOUNG VOLTAIRE (FRANCE 3)
The first forty years of the Enlightenment philosopher and the construction of his thought.
With Thomas Solivérès, Bernard Le Coq, Christa Théret …
DIANE DE POITIERS (FRANCE 3)
Endowed with insolent beauty and daring manager mingling with politics, Diane de Poitiers shares with Henri II, twenty years her junior, the most burning passion in the history of France. In doing so, she prevails over two dangerous rivals: the sovereign whose name was to associate her name with the bloody Saint Bartholomew and a royal favorite educated in the art of poisons.
With Isabelle Adjani, Jean Reno, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Jeanne Balibar …
THE SERIES AROUND THE SCHOOL
THE FAULT IN ROUSSEAU (FRANCE 2)
The new professor of philosophy at Lycée La Fontaine is not a philosopher. Rather, he leans towards the uncontrollable and irreverent side. It is a free spirit which is animated by the passion for the truth. The one that hides behind the great texts and, above all, behind the people… Genius or fucker of shit? Definitely both. Thanks to this extraordinary teacher who hides his humanity under his acidity, the students will reveal themselves intellectually and mentally. They will grow up. Spread their wings …
With Charlie Dupont, Anny Duperey, Samira Lachhab …
30 LIVES (FRANCE 2)
Adaptation of the eponymous Quebec series – The daily life of a History-Geography teacher in a first class of which he is the main teacher during a school year, each episode focusing on his relations with a different student.
With Guillaume Labbé, Florence Pernel, Marc Lavoine …
RETURN TO JULES FERRY (FRANCE 2)
Jules is appointed replacement in his old school. But when the teacher he replaces commits suicide before his eyes, students, teachers and parents wonder. Jules discovers that he could, in a personal capacity, be involved in this drama. A long initiation begins for him.
THE RETURN TO THE EVENT OF DO NOT CI, DO NOT DO THIS
DO NOT DO THIS, DO NOT DO THAT : Will there be Christmas at Christmas? (bonus) (FRANCE 2)
For their exceptional comeback during a Christmas film, parents Lepic and Bouley want to break with the sacrosanct tradition. But revolt is brewing among all the “Boulpic children”, they demand from their parents a Christmas with the good old taste of yesteryear. In 2020, will there really be Christmas at Christmas?
Adaptation of Emile Zola’s novel – Étienne Lantier, a young miner worker in a settlement in northern France, will revolt against poverty and hunger. He takes the head of a popular insurrection. But this class struggle will not happen without violence.
With Alix Poisson, Guillaume de Tonquédec, Thierry Godard, Sami Bouajila …
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
Adaptation of the adventure novel by Jules Verne – Phileas Fogg and his butler Passepartout set off on a world tour in 80 days. The two adventurers are accompanied by the ambitious journalist Abigail Fix, in search of the scoop.
With David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma, Leonie Benesh …
THE GIRL AND THE NIGHT
Adaptation of Guillaume Musso’s novel – 1992. Vinca runs away from her campus with her philosophy teacher with whom she is in love. We’ll never see her again. Twenty-five years later, during a reunion of former students, three friends learn that the gymnasium in which they had walled the body is going to be destroyed. From then on, nothing stands in the way of the truth coming out.
Adaptation of the comic book by Enki Bilal – In the near future, in a fraction of a second, the digital world disappears, as if sucked in by an unspeakable force. Enki Bilal deprives us of our digital addiction while plunging us, not without a certain mockery, into a world of disarray and multipolar issues …
One summer day, on a beach in the North Sea, Arnaud, the young son of Sophie, lawyer, and Thomas, police commissioner, disappears. Very quickly, the investigation stalled. Three years later, Sophie, still without answer, left the dress to become a cop …
With Alexia Barlier, Thomas Jouannet, …
In the Ozoruto reserve, in the heart of the South African savannah, Catherine and Philippe Vibes devote themselves body and soul to the animal cause and passionately manage a sanctuary that collects, rehabilitates and protects wildlife. But this land is threatened by a mafia society which exploits the soil, burns the forests, exterminates the animals relentlessly. Suddenly, five teenagers like no other, come out of nowhere, appear at their door with the mission of helping the couple. Who are they ? Where do they come from ?
With Elodie Fontan, Chantal Ladesou, Marc Ruchmann …
WHO KILLED LADY DI?
On August 31, 1997, Diana Spencer died in a car accident in Paris. Millions of people refuse to believe in a trivial accident. Martine Monteil, first woman at the head of “36”, is in charge of leading the investigation. Facing her, Mohamed Al-Fayed, the bruised father of Dodi AlFayed, who also died in the accident, spreads all kinds of rumors fueling conspiracy theories.
The return to France 2 of the hit series Dix pour cent, Astrid et Raphaëlle, Vestiaire, Les Petits Murtres d’Agatha Christie, Tropiques criminels, Crime suits him so well, César Wagner, Candice Renoir, L’Art du crime, Nina , and Les Rivières pourpres for new seasons or new 90-minute episodes (collections).
And on France 3 the sequel to Alexandra Ehle, Capitaine Marleau, La Stagiaire, Tandem, Crimes parfaits, Cassandre, Mongeville, Magellan, Font, and Meurtes à ….