M6 is launching “They Were 10” this evening, its new event series adapted from the bestseller “Dix Petits Nègres” by Agatha Christie. AlloCiné went to the set in Guadeloupe. Meeting with the director Pascal Laugier and part of the cast.
Already available on Salto for a few months now, the mini-series They were ten, directed by Pascal Laugier (Martyrs, Ghostland) and written by Bruno Dega and Jeanne Le Guillou (Le Tueur du lac) from the bestseller of Agatha Christie, finally arrives this Tuesday August 17 at 9:05 pm on M6.
This contemporary adaptation in six episodes of the cult novel of The Queen of Crime Ten Little Negroes – renamed in 2020 They were ten in France – begins when ten people who do not know each other, five women and five men, land on a deserted tropical island that houses a luxury hotel to which they have all been invited.
However, this dream vacation will quickly turn into a nightmare. The ten guests realize that they are alone on the island and cut off from the world. Why were they drawn into this trap? The answer is hidden in their past, which they had all carefully buried. But today, under the scorching sun of the island, they will have to pay. And, in the end, there will be none left.
It is in Guadeloupe, in the region of Deshaies, and in particular at the Hotel Tanos, located a stone’s throw from the Grande Anse Beach, that all the scenes taking place on the nightmarish island of They were ten were put. in a box at the beginning of 2019. Or more than two years ago.
AlloCiné had the chance to go on the set to discuss with the actors Samuel Le Bihan, Romane Bohringer, Manon Azem, and Nassim Lyes, who play four of the ten heroes, the specificities of this modern adaptation which revisits the novel of ‘Agatha Christie in slasher sauce, with a touch of Koh Lanta for the “survival” side (“We are doing the Koh Lanta Christie series”, laughs Nassim Lyes) and Lost for the many flashbacks that punctuate the story and which were filmed in the South of France once the Guadeloupe part was completed.
And all agree that the director Pascal Laugier, who also told us about his motivations for embarking on such a television adventure, has managed to bring his paw of a specialist in anxiety to the story. A plot that takes liberties with respect to the book, in particular in the characterization of the characters, and which should therefore seem to hold viewers in suspense until the outcome, which will be broadcast on August 31 on M6.