The director of fiction of Arte took advantage of the La Rochelle TV Fiction Festival to say more about the highly anticipated season 2 of
Season 2 will take place five years after Season 1, right after the 2020 lockdown.
Casting, new characters, intrigues….
We tell you all about this new season.
A highly anticipated season 2! The first season of
a French adaptation of
by Hagai Levi, broke all audience records on Arte, with nearly 54 million views on the Franco-German channel's digital offer and more than 1.6 million viewers gathered on average every Thursday evening at the beginning of the year. “We are very happy with the historic success for the
, but this has not led to any editorial change. I am not going to present you only series of psychoanalysts, or with couches, ”explained Olivier Wotling in the preamble of a press conference where he presented the 2021-2022 series line-up of the Franco-German channel.
Season 2 of En Therapy is currently being filmed.
"It's a season that takes place five years after season 1, coming out of containment in 2020. The pandemic is the backdrop," he unveiled.
A season 2 of "In Therapy" against a background of a pandemic
Whereas in season 1, the collective trauma of the Bataclan attacks resonated with the individual problems of the characters, in season 2, "it is the trauma, the suffering, that the pandemic creates, the confinement and isolation and their individual resonances. Which will be explored.
We find Frédéric Pierrot in the role of the psychoanalyst, Dr Dayan.
" He is divorced.
He has moved and continues to practice.
He is in the throes of legal proceedings by a patient, and will be put to the test by these lawsuits, ”announces Olivier Wotling.
Dr Dayan, sued
Attacked in court, Dr Dayan turns to Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a media analyst and essayist whose support he hopes for the ongoing trial.
"He no longer has a referent as such at the start, this colleague will be responsible for supporting him and supporting him, and at the same time, their story starts with a certain skepticism, a certain rivalry", indicated the patron of Arte's fiction.
Four new patients on the couch
Facing the psychoanalyst, four new patients.
"Eye Haidara plays Inès, a lawyer, Robin, an overweight young adolescent boy, will be played by Alyosha Delmotte, Suzanne Linda plays Lydia, a student in architecture who has to support a very heavy weight, the news of a disease that strikes her in full youth, and Jacques Weber plays Alain, a business manager caught in a media turmoil following the death of one of his employees, ”he explains.
Stars also behind the camera
This season 2 has 35 episodes, again 7 weeks of therapy.
Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache are still directing and creating this new round of episodes, but join them in directing other big names: Emmanuelle Bercot, Agnès Jaoui, Arnaud Desplechin and Emmanuel Finkiel.
The writing direction was entrusted to Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat (
Nona and her daughters
We will have to wait until 2022 to discover this new season!
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