On the eve of the launch of the eagerly awaited season 4, recap of things to know while waiting for the new episodes: who are the guests? Where were we with the plot? We also take stock of what is changing with this final season …
ASK agents are back for 6 new episodes, making up the 4th and final season of Dix pour cent, critical and public success of France 2. A few hours before the launch of these new episodes this evening (the first two are already available on the site France.tv in preview), we take stock: where were we with the plot? Who are the expected guests? What changes can you expect from this season 4?
By the way, where were we at the end of season 3?
A little reminder may be needed when discovering the new episodes. What was going on at the end of season 3? France 2 had the good idea to prepare a little video summary for us, which you can discover below.
To sum up, in a few words, Andréa Martel (Camille Cottin) ultimately did not go to New York and became the CEO of ASK, following the departure of Mathias Barnville (Thibault de Montalembert). The heart of the intrigue of this start of the season revolves around, precisely, the thunderous departure of Mathias, followed by Noémie (Laure Calamy). What will they do ? Will he take all his talents with him? A fierce talent hunt will begin for ASK, who must at the same time save money. American producers are indeed claiming 2 million euros from the agency following a breach of contract. The plot is also interested in Camille Cottin and how she will succeed or not in reconciling life as a couple, life as a mother of a family, her mission as an agent and her new duties as CEO …
Sofia (Stéfi Celma) will she break through as an actress? Will Hervé (Nicolas Maury) be brought out of his comfort zone? Will Camille (Fanny Sidney) prove herself as an agent? And the dean, Arlette (Liliane Rovère), will she use her experience and her address book to save ASK from financial collapse?
Who are the expected guests?
Please note, the following paragraphs contain spoilers on the plot of these episodes 1 and 2.
Season 4 starts off strongly as it invites us behind the scenes of the César. This episode, with guests Charlotte Gainsbourg and Mimie Mathy, and directed by Marc Fitoussi, has indeed posed his camera in the Pleyel room and on the César red carpet, just before the real César 2020 ceremony begins. AlloCiné was also present on site during the filming of these sequences also bringing together Anne Marivin, a new recurring character in the series, and director of Starmédia, a competing agency of ASK held, since the departure of Mathias Barnville (Thibault de Montalembert), with an iron fist by Andréa Martel (Camille Cottin).
Episode 1 brings Charlotte Gainsbourg to the fore, who will accept – due to an error by her agent Andréa Martel – to shoot in a film with a scenario promising to be catastrophic. Things get complicated, because this scenario is signed by a very close friend of Charlotte Gainsbourg, played by Micha Lescot. But how to withdraw from a project of a friend, without falling out with him? We also meet Julie Gayet, Xavier Beauvois and even Dominique Besnehard, producer of the series in the midst of a false Cesar ceremony.
Like Mimie Mathy who plays much of his popularity in episode 1, Franck Dubosc, main guest of episode 2, will have fun with his popular image, preventing him -a priori- from playing in a cinema called author. He will notably cross paths with Deborah Lukumuena (Divines), Carl Malapa (recently hero of the Netflix fantasy series, Mortal) and Tony Parker.
The other expected guests are José Garcia, in episode 3, then Sandrine Kiberlain (episode 4), Sigourney Weaver (episode 5) and finally Jean Reno (episode 6). Other guests are expected. We leave you the surprise!
As previously announced, the scriptwriting team, led by Fanny Herrero, showrunner since her debut, has changed: the latter has left the series, but remains its official “creator”. In the columns of Le Monde, she indicated that it was a “difficult decision”. And to add: “I was tired, and I was afraid to repeat myself. It had been almost seven years. Writing is breathless, all year round, intense, devouring, with more pressure. in strong… “.
The artistic direction of the series is in the hands this season of Antoine Garceau and Marc Fitoussi, who direct all the episodes. The credits specify, moreover, the authors of the “literary bible” of the series, in this case Dominique Besnehard, Michel Vereecken, Julien Messemackers and Fanny Herrero.
On the new side, we find Victor Rodenbach, who led the season, in collaboration with Vianney Lebasque. Both are also screenwriters, with a pool of authors made up of Edgard Grima, Jérôme Bruno, Marc Fitoussi, Frédéric Rosset, Sabrina B. Karine, Thomas Mansuy, Judith Havas, Benjamin Havas, Angela Soupe, Hélène Lombard Cécile Ducrocq and Nicolas Mercier.
As evidenced by the first two episodes of this season 4, the writing returns a little more to the “fundamentals” of the series, by digging more the backstage side of the profession. If this season’s guests are once again prestigious and eclectic, the strength of the series rests above all on the agents, their performers and their intrigues.
> Ten percent, season 4, every Wednesday, at 9 p.m. on France 2 (6 episodes) and in replay on France.tv
Franck Dubosc spoke about the shooting of Ten percent in our episode of Fun Facts: