17 million euros for a series of 8 episodes. TF1 has decided to release the big game for its series The Bazaar of Charity . The first channel airs Monday night the first two episodes that come back on a very real case, but little known to the general public. "One of the greatest news of the late 19th century," said Ara Aprikian, deputy general director of content TF1 group, Monday in Culture Media . In 1897, an ephemeral store - the Bazaar of Charity - caught fire unexplained in Paris. 120 people, mostly women of the good Parisian society, die in the fire.
"The historical subject helps us to tell the society of today"
"It's been a long time since TF1 had not done a great historical series, almost since the time of the Count of Monte Cristo, " said Ara Aprikian. And with this fact, TF1 wants to put a foot in the current issues. "This little known misconception allows us to talk about very contemporary topics: the relationship to social violence, the issue of women's emancipation, terrorism", lists the television man. "The historical subject helps us tell the story of today's society," he says.
"Netflix will allow the series to travel around the world"
For this program, TF1 is associated with the giant Netlix. One way, for the chain, to affirm its ambitions. "This is a project carried by TF1 from end to end.Netflix arrived at the end of the writing process, almost at the beginning of the filming.They wanted to participate in the financial arrangement of the project," reveals Ara Aprikian. "After the broadcast in France, Netflix will allow the series to travel around the world," said the deputy general director of content TF1 group. Because this is the ambition of the channel: to make the Bazaar of Charity "a series of international level that can be broadcast around the world."