Posted by Bunky Bunk at Monday, July 16, 2012 4 Comments
Production started this morning in Paris on the first season of Le Grand (8 episodes / 52 minutes each), a new copshow from TF1 (= Télévision Française Un, nicknamed "la Une") which will have the particularity of being mostly shot in English. Shooting of Le Grand will take place for 3-4 months in Paris. This show is particularly aimed at export.
In the past, TF1 has managed to export some of the cra-- creatively challenged series they've produced (e.g : Sous le soleil, Julie Lescaut, Navarro, Joséphine : Ange Gardien, Alice Nevers, Une femme d'honneur, Section de recherches, Commissaire Moulin, Femmes de loi, Soeur Thérèse.com, Les Cordier, etc, and also a decent one, Profilage, all air(ed) in Italy and some of these shows air in other countries as well) but Le Grand will be the first one that's not produced in French.
René Balcer, major writer on the Law & Order franchise (he worked on all of them except SVU), is creating this series about a French cop named Joachim Le Grand who solves crimes in Paris, and who speaks in English for some rea$on. That's it.
Le Grand will be played by Jean Reno and Jill Hennessy will have a leading role as well. The former Law & Order, Crossing Jordan and Luck star, who happens to speak French, will play a nun (yes, a nun), best friends with Le Grand.
Source : Allociné.
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