Gone are the days when American series monopolized the small screen. “Just as the ‘Nordic Black’ captured the world’s imagination at the turn of this century, the last decade has seen the development of the ‘New French Wave’ on television,” the BBC said. In France and around the world, the French series has never been as successful as the year 2020-2021. Cock-a-Doodle Do!
gears, the first original construction of the canal + whose “final chapter” was broadcast in France in the fall of 2020, was a pioneer in the renewal of French fiction while revolutionizing the detective genre. Sold in nearly seventy countries, when it was produced in 2005, it was one of the rare French series to be exported.
In the UK, it airs on BBC Four, which is also associated with the production of seasons 2, 4 and 6, under the title “Spiral”. gears It is the first non-English-language drama series acquired by Netflix in 2012 and the first series to be broadcast in the United States in a French version with subtitles on the Los Gatos platform. Diversity. Since then, French fiction has come a long way and this example is no longer an exception.
French series, worldwide success
Proof of Recognition of French Series Quality in 2019, Legends Office, another Canal+ series, ranked third in the list of the 30 Best Foreign Series of 2010 published by. new York Times. And the consecration of our tricolor chain abroad does not stop here.
“I said ‘yes’ to ‘ten percent’ without reading the script,” reveals Sigourney Weaver 20 minutes During the last CanneSeries Festival. The international press is full of praise for the France 2 series. Rebecca Nicholson of the prestigious British daily titled “Goodbye to a sumptuous French blend”.
Guardian, his column posts five out of five stars at the time of Season 4’s release in the fall of 2020.
After the first Quebec adaptation in 2019, ten percent, which gained international fame after its release on Netflix, will also deserve a British remake, titled call my agent !
Success also lies in the union of ASK agents in France, while season 4 was presented as the final, with Dominic Besnehard announcing “a unit in New York” and a “fifth season” at the same time.
an icon is back
If the British have James Bond, the French now have Lupine, which has certainly put France on the world map of the television series. A phenomenal success unprecedented for French fiction, number 1 in Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Argentina, Vietnam, the Philippines and – the first – number 1 in the United States, Part I was viewed by 76 million households worldwide, Became one of Netflix’s biggest hits. Up to the point that while in confinement, “marathoning the tricolor chain has been very chic on the British side of Chanel lately”, analyzed British Weekly. Wire.
After the spectacular flop of the Franco-German co-production german les landesCritics also praised MixedPrime Video’s first 100% French series. “Between teen and period series, Amazon finds the right Mixed », congratulate Charles Martin First.
“Solar, very rock thanks to its soundtrack, remarkably interpreted, Mixed A real nice surprise early this summer,” congratulates Stephanie Guerin of paris. Same story among Internet users. “I’m not a French series at all but a series Mixed Really good from Amazon! » writes
tweetos. “Super Cool The Series” Mixed On Amazon Prime, a nice surprise”, rejoices
French Series, French Success
In France, the success of the French series is just as remarkable. On television, 95 of the 100 best viewers of historical channels (TF1, France 2, France 3, Canal+, M6 and Arte) for fiction programs on television were signed by French works in 2020 (compared to 85 in 2019) ), including 82% of the series.
35 episodes of Yeh Succeed Meinin medicine It has thus been able to count on an average of 1.35 million viewers, or 6.3% of viewership, while the Franco-German channel typically targets 3% of the audience. The series garnered over 41 million total views on Arte.tv, making it the most-watched series in Arte history.
Latest example till date hpi, performed by Audrey Fleirot, averaged 11.5 million viewers on TF1. never seen since dolmen in 2005 ! Hexagonal fiction fueled by health crisis hits the nail on the head in 2020-2021, the start of a new French-style soft power?
20 minutes The entire week looks back on the success of the French series in recent months, with interviews with six actresses and actors from these successes.
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