Arte is broadcasting this Thursday, January 5, the first two episodes of season 2 of “Games of Influence”, in which the creator, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade explores the ruthless milieu of lobbies.
After more than two years of waiting, the political series Jeux d’influence is finally making a comeback for its second season, subtitled “Les combatantes”, which will be broadcast on Arte on Thursdays January 5 and 12 from 8:55 p.m. For the occasion, Jean-Xavier de Lestrade and his co-authors Antoine Lacomblez and Séverine Werba return for a new burst of episodes, still as incisive, on the ruthless lobbying environment.
In this high-tension second season, journalist Claire Lansel investigates the misdeeds of a large agricultural company while Guillaume Delpierre, now Minister of Agriculture, discovers the dizziness and limits of his ministerial power when he is taken part by activists from the environmental group Youth 2050, who denounce the stranglehold of the Synea union on agricultural policy.
For her part, Chloé Forest has become a fierce activist, who is even more determined to make things happen since her family dramas. Everyone, or almost, first seeks to push their personal advantage, through tactical alliances that relate democratic functioning to a vast game of fools.
Still carried by Alix Poisson, Marilou Aussilloux and Laurent Stocker, this political thriller plunges us once again into the tortuous opacity of the alleys of power, where ferocity surfaces behind masks and smiles.
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade was therefore keen to highlight whistleblowers and their fight for the truth. “I wanted viewers to understand the importance of these stories that we sometimes hear in the news without paying attention to them.,” he explained in the press kit. “A problem in a farm can hide a much more serious matter. When Claire Lansel begins to pull the thread, she does not imagine the magnitude of what she will discover.”
Find season 2 of Influence Games on Thursdays January 5 and 12 on Arte. Seasons 1 and 2 are also available in full on arte.tv since December 16, 2022, for 6 months