After “La Faute à Rousseau”, France 2 will soon launch “The School of Life”, another series on the theme of education. With Guillaume Labbé (“I promise you”), Emilie Dequenne, Florence Pernel, and Déborah François. Check out the trailer.
Fictions taking place in a college or high school are more than ever on the rise on French television. After Sam, La Faute à Rousseau, and The Replacing, a pilot with JoeyStarr which will be broadcast on April 12 on TF1, France 2 will soon launch L’Ecole de la vie, a new series consisting of six 52-minute episodes with Guillaume Labbé ( I promise you, Heart Plan, Trauma) in the lead role.
Adapted from the Quebec format 30 vies, L’Ecole de la vie, of which you can discover the first images exclusively in the player above, follows the daily life of Vincent Picard, a History-Geo teacher in a high school in a big city. who, as he prepares to welcome his first child with his partner Justine, has to face a tragic event that will turn everything upside down.
Despite the personal tragedy he is going through, Vincent continues his teaching profession without failing and does everything not to sink. Without letting anything show through, he brilliantly distils his lessons. But the sad news quickly ends up being known. On the one hand, Léo Costa (Bruno Sanches), his best friend and high school sports teacher, motivates him to assume and ensure his role as a father. On the other hand, Carole Mine (Florence Pernel), the principal, urges him to take a leave of absence.
But Vincent doesn’t want to hear anything. His priority remains his students, they need him and he needs them. This new impetus for his students will push him to also take an interest in their problems in their private life. Within a class of Première of which he is the main teacher and of which we follow the evolution during a school year throughout the first season, Vincent discovers difficult cases, even dangerous, and will do everything to find the means or means to arrange them. And it is by helping his students that Vincent will finally succeed in rebuilding himself.
Around Guillaume Labbé, Florence Pernel, and Bruno Sanches, viewers of France 2 will find Emilie Dequenne, Cécile Rebboah (Fais pas ci, faire pas ça), Yannig Samot (Balthazar), Mélanie Page (Under the sun), Xavier Lacaille (Parliament), Jules Houplain (Les Innocents), Hanane El Yousfi (The Red Bracelets), or even Victor Bonnel (Time to go out).
As well as a nice selection of guests such as Marc Lavoine, François Berléand, Bruno Solo, Déborah François, Julien Boisselier, Marie Bunel, and Nadège Beausson-Diagne.
The six episodes of the first season, which should be broadcast in the spring on France 2, are directed by Elsa Bennett, Hippolyte Dard, and Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun, and written by Soiliho Bodin, Gaëlle Thomas, Niels Rahou, Sandra Tosello, Fabrice de Costil, Zina Modiano, Marie Garel Weiss, Jean-Baptiste Vandroy, Charlotte Vecchiet, and Mathieu Pichard-Rivalan.