Call My Agent, the UK remake of Ten Percent, took shape and found its broadcaster in the UK and Ireland. The series will be available on Amazon Prime Video and will welcome actress Helena Bonham Carter among its first guests.
Currently filming in London until September, Call My Agent, the British remake of the French series Dix Pour Cent, has found its broadcaster in the United Kingdom and Ireland. According to French Film, it is the Amazon Prime Video platform that will offer this prestigious adaptation written by John Morton.
Produced by Christan Baute (The Man In the High Castle) in collaboration with Dominique Besnehard, Harold Valentin and Aurélien Larger (Mother Productions / Mon Voisin Productions), Call My Agent should keep the same spirit of the original French version by following the daily life of ‘a star agency while integrating new intrigues more specific to British culture.
The first branded guests have been announced: the actresses Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men, Boardwalk Empire) and Olivia Williams, recently seen in Florian Zeller’s The Father and in the series The Nevers, but also the great Helena Bonham Carter, interpreter of the princess in the royal show The Crown.
The main cast of Call My Agent has already been announced. Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack) will play Alex, the equivalent of Camille Cottin’s character. For the role of Jonathan, inspired by Matthias Barneville (Thibault de Montalembert), actor Jack Davenport (Good Morning England) was chosen.
Maggie Steed will play Stella, an ersatz Arlette (Liliane Rovère), Prasanna Puwanarajah will play Dan while Harry Trevaldwyn and Hiftu Quasem will slip into the skin of Ollie and Misha, young shoots of the agency.
While Call My Agent will air on Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland, that doesn’t mean this UK remake will be broadcast in the rest of the world as well. We will have to wait for an official confirmation from the platform, unless another broadcaster obtains the rights to Call My Agent for France.