Amazon Confirms Culture-Clash Comedy as First French Original Series (EXCLUSIVE)

Variety | 2/14/2018 | Stewart Clarke
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Amazon has continued moving into international originals with “Deutsch-Les Landes,” its first in France. The series is a co-production between Germany’s Bavaria Fiction and France’s Newen and is set in a French village on the verge of bankruptcy that welcomes a German company and hundreds of German workers, setting up a culture-clash comedy.

French talent includes Marie-Anne Chazel, Sylvie Testud, Roxane Duran (pictured), and it is directed by Denis Dercourt. The series was penned by Alexandre Charlot and Franck Magnier who were behind French comedy film “Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis.”

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In Germany, the series is called “Germanized,” and is the first original for telco Deutsche Telekom’s EntertainTV service. The show is French- and German-language and German talent includes Christoph Maria Herbst (“Stromberg”).

Variety previously reported that Amazon had lined up the 10-part series for France. It will also be on the Prime Video streaming service in Belgium. It is expected to launch end-2018. Amazon has had Paris-set fashion drama “The Collection” on its service but called...
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