“Léo Matteï”, still worn by Jean-Luc Reichmann, returns this evening on TF1 for a season 8 which notably welcomes as guests Frédéric Diefenthal (“Here everything begins”), Catherine Marchal, Lou Jean (“Tomorrow belongs to us”), and Anthony Colette.
Flagship host of TF1, Jean-Luc Reichmann is also one of the recurring faces of the channel on the fiction side since 2013 thanks to Léo Matteï, of which he is the main interpreter and one of the creators.
A detective series which is interested in a subject more topical than ever – the protection of minors in danger – and which returns this evening on the front page for an unpublished eighth season composed of six new episodes which should not to doubt, to delight the fans.
Especially since, as is now the case every year, Jean-Luc Reichmann had the good idea to surround himself with a nice range of guests, such as Frédéric Diefenthal, Sandrine Quétier, or Yves Rénier, who invite themselves into the universe of the series for the time of an investigation.
Léo Matteï confronted with influence in all its forms
While providing support to his partner, Olivia (Mathilde Lebrequier), who is fighting against the disease, Léo Matteï will be confronted during this season 8 with three new thorny cases which have in common to concern children under the influence.
The hold that a coach who has all power over children he wants to transform into champions can exercise in the opening double episode broadcast tonight from 9:05 p.m. The influence that a foster family can exert on young handicapped people in episodes 3 and 4. And finally the harmful power of recruiting that a guru can exert on the children of parents in loss of reference mark in the end of the season, which will be offered on April 22 on TF1.
And on the side of the personal life of the heroes, another form of influence will be added to these strong themes since Eloise (Maïra Schmitt), the daughter of Léo, will fall under the spell of a young man played by Anthony Colette (Dance with the stars). A loving grip that the cop camped by Jean-Luc Reichmann will not necessarily see a good eye, aware that his daughter is only beginning to rebuild after the traumas she has experienced.
Stars of Here it all begins, of Tomorrow belongs to us, and of Plus belle la vie en guests
This eighth season will be an opportunity for the faithful of the series to find familiar faces since Véronique Jannot (Tomorrow belongs to us) and Catherine Marchal (Here everything begins) respectively resume their characters of Doctor Fabre, Eloise’s shrink, and of the Commissioner Ansker for a few episodes.
On the guest side, it’s a festival since this new season for Léo Matteï welcomes, among others, Frédéric Diefenthal as a swimming coach with anything but gentle methods, Yves Rénier as a charismatic leader of an esoteric healing movement, or even Sandrine Quétier, Serge Hazanavicius, and Marie Dal Zotto (Special mention) in an episode focusing on the death of a child within a family specializing in welcoming young people with disabilities.
Without forgetting Annelise Hesme (Nina), Aurélie Vaneck (Plus belle la vie), Lou Jean (Tomorrow belongs to us), or even Clément Manuel (So be they, The Killer of the Lake). Actors appreciated by the public who, it must be said, constitute the main attraction of the series.