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The night Laurier Gaudreault woke up
Kicked off in 2020, Xavier Dolan’s first TV series should land on Club illico in the next few months. With a five-star cast including Julie Le Breton, Magalie Lépine-Blondeau, Éric Bruneau and Patrick Hivon, this adaptation of a play by Michel Marc Bouchard tells the story of a thanatologist who returns to her hometown 30 years later. leaving him to embalm his own mother At the beginning of the month, on Instagram, Xavier Dolan revealed the first images of the drama, which will also be presented in France by Canal+. “I can’t wait,” wrote the director and actor. He’s not the only one.
club illico in the fall
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
To compete with HBO/Crave, which has just launched house of the dragonthe pre-episode of game of ThronesAmazon studios offer their own series derived from a literary, audiovisual and cultural phenomenon: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. Directed by Charlotte Brändström, the ambitious project (a budget of 1,300 million would be foreseen to shoot 5 seasons of 10 hours) has as a backdrop the “Second Age”, a historical period of the universe imagined by JRR Tolkien. Released in July, the three-minute trailer thrills amateurs films by filmmaker Peter Jackson. You can see nomadic hobbits, enslaved elves, epic battles, and various haunting creatures.
Prime Video, September 2
Cocaine, prison and tastes: the true story of Isabelle
Directed by Sébastien Trahan, series specialist true crime (Raymond Boulanger’s Last Flight, Presumed Innocent – The Case of Michelle Perron), this three-part documentary recounts a story that fascinated the entire planet in 2016: when two Quebecers, Isabelle Lagacé and Mélina Roberge, became entangled in a cocaine trafficking case while on a cruise. Returning to the country after spending several years behind bars in Australia, one of the young women exposes “without taboos her version of the facts”, promise us Urbania and Connect 3 Media, who produce this miniseries in collaboration with Bell Media.
Crave in December
After a mediocre second season, we expect a return to the top for the work of author Frédéric Ouellet. Directed by Daniel Roby (Louis Cyr: the strongest man in the world, suspect number one), this new eight-episode sequel shows how Céline Trudeau (Isabel Richer) chooses to confront her past. Indeed, the detective sergeant returns to her hometown to unmask the murderer of Véronique Jolicoeur, her cousin and best friend, murdered 30 years earlier. New actors join the cast of the detective thriller, including David Boutin, Daniel Parent, Lynda Johnson, Sébastien Ricard, Dorothée Berryman, Gilbert Sicotte, Jade Charbonneau, Didier Lucien and Debbie Lynch-White.
illico club, november 9
The Star Wars universe continues to expand. After the mandalorian, boba fett book Y Obi Wan Kenobi, a new series derived from the George Lucas epic arrives at Disney +. the action ofAndor precedes the events described in RogueOne, this film was released in 2016. Divided into 12 episodes, the series focuses on the journey of Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) as he tries to find the difference he can make. According to information provided by Disney, this blockbuster will show “the growing rebellion against the Empire.” Actors Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough and Kyle Soller appear in the credits for the sci-fi drama.
Disney+, September 21
Love and death
This HBO Max miniseries inspires confidence. David E. Kelley (big lies) produces and signs the texts, Elizabeth Olsen (wanda vision) and Lily Rabe (the ruin) dominate the lineup, and Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland) understood. Inspired by a true story straight out of the 1980s, Love and death tells the story of Candy Montgomery, a Texas housewife and mother of two who brutally murders (using an axe) her best friend after she begins an extramarital affair with her spouse. Coincidence: Earlier this year, this very news story was the subject of a series on Disney+: sweetwith Jessica Biel and Melanie Lynskey.
longs in the fall
cabinet of curiosities
Just in time to celebrate Halloween, Mexican director, screenwriter and producer Guillermo del Toro (The Pan’s Labyrinth, the shape of water) offers this anthology series made up of eight episodes with completely different universes. A bit like when Club illico teamed up with the Quebec horror master to offer Patrick Senecal presents. Recently posted online, the trailer hints at a festival of horror, monsters, and hemoglobin. Actors like Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Ben Barnes (shadow and bone) and Tim Blake Nelson (see men) are involved in the project, as are the directors Vincenzo Natali (Splice), William Navarro (drug traffickers) and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight).
Netflix, October 25
Among the returns that will be the first to be offered by the Radio-Canada platform this fall, this is the one we are most looking forward to. Last fall, we devoured this gleefully transgressive comedy written by Marie-Andrée Labbé (Too) in which Magalie Lépine-Blondeau plays Sarah, a sexologist nurse who cares for patients facing all kinds of problems. Directed by Patrice Ouimet, the second season promises to be just as entertaining. We’re particularly eager to find the skewer of colorful supporting characters, including Dominique, the unfiltered boss camped out by Isabelle Vincent. We’re also curious to see how the author pulled off Anne Casabonne, now a budding politician.
ICI Tou.tv Extra, in October
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