After Amazon Prime Video which presented its new products including the sequel to L’Auberge Espagnole, it’s the turn of Netflix to sell us dreams with their upcoming projects. Last year, the platform unveiled 20 original French series but also cleaned up since several will not have a sequel (such as The Revolution, which will not have season 2). In 2021, these are 27 original projects (films, series and documentaries) which will arrive on our screens.
Leah’s seven lives, Gone forever… the new series to come
The platform will not lack new series projects to keep us entertained. Here are the new French series that will land:
Leah’s seven lives : in this series for teens, we follow the story of Léa who hates her life … but goes to live 7. After discovering the body of a teenager who disappeared 30 years earlier, she wakes up in 1991 and will change of body every morning. In the cast we will find Raïka Hazanavicius, Khalil Ben Gharbia, Mélanie Doutey and Benchetrit.
Bendo : Nawell Madani is at the origin of this series which follows Fara, a journalist, who will have to reimburse 2 million euros to a dealer.
The part of fire : this series will come back to the fire of Notre-Dame de Paris through the stories of characters affected by this drama such as firefighters for example. It will be a “choral story“who will plunge us”in the heart of human destinies upset by this extraordinary event“Netflix clarified.
Gone forever : it is an adaptation of the novel by Harlan Coben, published in 2002. Ten years after the disappearance of two of his relatives, Guillaume is plunged back into his worst nightmare when his companion, Judith, disappears under astonishing circumstances. He will have to dive back into his past to find the answers to the questions that haunt him. Finnegan Oldfield will be the main performer of this series which also brings together Nicolas Duvauchelle, Guillaume Gouix and Garance Marillier.
Robbers : After the film Earth and Blood, Julien Leclercq joins forces with Netflix again with the series Robbers which will be a spin-off from the film of the same name released in 2016.
Johnny by Johnny : a documentary series devoted to Johnny Hallyday, divided into 5 episodes.
Lost ball 2 and the rest of the other side of the ring-road approaching
There will also be plenty to do on the film side. Here are the ones you will soon be able to find:
Lost ball 2 : after the success of the first film released in June 2020, Netflix signs its first French cinematographic universe with the sequel to Lost bullet by Guillaume Pierret.
On the other side of the ring road 2 : Almost 10 years after the 1st part, Omar Sy and Laurent Lafitte resume service with the continuation of the other side of the ring-road which will be produced by Louis Letterrier.
With an open tomb : Franck Gastambide and Simon Abkarian will give the answer in this film which is adapted from the Korean film A Hard Day by Kim Seong-hun.
The Last Mercenary : comedy and action mix in The Last Mercenary with… Jean Claude Van Damme ! Yes, JCVD is back in this film where he plays a mercenary who will find himself in a delicate situation. In the casting, we will also find Eric Judor or Alban Ivanov.
8 street of humanity : Dany boon realizes and plays in this comedy which plunges us back into full confinement (the first). We follow 7 families living in the same building who will have to learn to live in confinement. Release expected by the end of the year.
The series that come back
Netflix has also given news of several of its productions. The opportunity to discover that Mortal season 2 will arrive this summer or that the filming of season 3 of Family Business just ended. We will also find in 2021 the third and final season of Plan Coeur and part 2 of Lupine which will arrive in the summer. Not to mention the many foreign productions like season 5 of La Casa de Papel, season 2 of The witcher, season 3 of Sex Education and many others. Stay tuned!