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What we know about Netflix's new French programs


Netflix presented its future French projects this Friday at the inauguration of its new headquarters

Fanny Herrero is preparing a series on the Parisian stand-up scene for Netflix. - ERIC DESSONS / JDD / SIPA

The screenwriter Fanny Herrero, to whom we owe the series of France 2 Ten percent, is preparing for Netflix a series in six episodes on young actors who want to break into the Parisian stand up scene. This project was announced by the screenwriter this Friday at the new Parisian headquarters of Netflix, in the presence of the boss of the group Reed Hastings.

The latter announced in an interview with L'Express published on Thursday that 20 new original French Netflix projects will be launched in 2020. These projects also include Bigbug , a futuristic comedy by Jean-Pierre Jeunet with Elsa Zylberstein, Isabelle Nanty and Manu Payet. In addition, the fantasy series Mortal will experience a second season. And Julien Leclercq ( Braqueurs , La terre et le sang ) will direct an action film, Sentinelle , with Olga Kurylenko.

Training partnerships

These new additions to French productions already announced and whose distribution planned for 2020, such as the series Arsène Lupine with Omar Sy, the musical series by Damien Chazelle The Eddy , the series The revolution and Vampires , or documentaries on the footballer Nicolas Anelka and rap star Maître Gims.

Netflix also announced that the Osmosis and Marianne series , launched in 2019, will not be entitled to a season 2.

In addition, the platform will strengthen its partnerships in training in the audiovisual and cinema professions, with establishments such as the École des Gobelins and La Fémis, or the 1000 Faces association.

100 million euros of investment in 2020

With the opening of the new Parisian premises, installed between the Opera and the Madeleine Church, and which symbolize the group's return to the capital after a four-year eclipse, these programs mark a marked acceleration of the platform's investments in France, which should exceed 100 million euros this year, according to Reed Hastings.

This dynamic is nourished and encouraged by the strong growth of the Netflix subscriber portfolio in France. The boss of Netflix revealed in an interview published by the weekly L'Express that Netflix now had 6.7 million subscribers in France (and many more users, accounts being very often shared by several), on a total of 158 million worldwide. The platform's three-color budget should continue to grow. And all the more so that the government wants to oblige platforms specializing in films and series, such as Netflix and Amazon, to invest at least 25% of their turnover made in France in the production of French or European works.


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