Creator and Screenwriter ⎮ France
A screenwriter since 2006, Fanny Herrero has participated in the writing of many series of her preferred genres, drama and comedy – Les Bleus (for which she was headwriter on season 4), Odysseus, Fais pas ci fais pas ça, Un village français and Kaboul Kitchen. She is the creator and showrunner of the multi-awarded and internationally recognized series Call My Agent!. Next March, we’ll find her on Netflix with the series Drôle, exploring the world of stand-up.
Credits: © Arno Lam
Actress ⎮ France
In 2008, Anne Marivin was revealed to the public in Bienvenue chez les Ch’tis. She then collaborated on a series of films – with Anne de Pétrini, Denis Dercourt, Guillaume Canet, Alex Lutz, etc. – and television series – Ce soir, je vais tuer l’assassin de mon fils, L’Héritière, Tu es mon fils, and D’un monde à l’autre. In 2019, she was part of the series Sous la peau and Call My Agent! season 4. Recently, she played in Rebecca (TF1) and Un homme abîmé (France 2). We will soon see her in the awaited series Visions.
Crédits : © Carole Bellaiche
Actor and Writer⎮ United States
Denis O’Hare is a multi-talented American actor who has received a Tony Award, an Obie and was nominated three times for an Emmy Award. He is known for his roles in films such as Charlie Wilson’s War, Milk, The Proposition, Dallas Buyers Club, Michael Clayton, Swallow and Effacer l’historique. On television, he was part of the cast of The Good Wife, True Blood, This Is Us, The Nevers and Big Little Lies. Since 2011, he has played multiple characters on the anthology series American Horror Story. Besides his acting career, he also has written two plays with Lisa Peterson : An Iliad and The Good Book.
Credits: © Eoin Higgins 2018
Actor, Screenwriter and Producer ⎮ Iceland
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson is an award winning actor, screenwriter and producer. With an international career, he is probably best known for his part in the series Trapped, and has worked with filmmakers such as Baltasar Kormakur, Steven Spielberg, Solveig Anspach, Cary Fukunaga, Ben Stiller, Jonathan Demme, Scott Frank, Charlie Kaufman... Recent projects include The Tourist and Journey, which he co-created. We will soon see him in Summerlight, which he also produces, and Winterreise. He lives in Iceland with his family and Waffle the dog.
Credits: © Jonatan Gretarsson
Actor ⎮ France
After several parts in films and series, it is in Grown Ups that Sami Outalbali is revealed to the audience. He’s then seen in several shows: Fiertés on Arte and Mortel on Netflix. But it is in 2020 that he gains international recognition with the part of Rahim in Sex Education. In theaters, after A Tale of Love and Desire, which earns him a Cesar nomination, we’ll soon see him in Novembre, by Cédric Jimenez.
Credits: © Olivier Vigerie
Composer ⎮ United Kingdom
Daniel Pemberton is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden-Globe nominated and Emmy winning composer. His credits include award winning blockbuster films such as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Birds of Prey, Steve Jobs and Ocean’s Eight. He was recently nominated for a BAFTA for his score to Aaron Sorkin’s Being The Ricardos. Recent work includes the upcoming Dreamworks animation film The Bad Guys, the Apple TV series The Afterparty and Slow Horses, and music for the film Amants from acclaimed French director Nicole Garcia.
Credits: © Tristan Bejawn (Composer Magazine)
Novelist and Screenwriter ⎮ United Kingdom
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Actress ⎮ United Kingdom
Chinenye Ezeudu continues to establish herself as one of the industry’s most exciting young actors. In 2020, she appeared in The Stranger, a Netflix thriller based on Harlan Coben’s book. In 2021, Chinenye reprised the role of Vivienne Odesanya in the highly anticipated third season of Netflix’s hit Sex Education. She recently wrapped production on Netflix’s adaptation of School for Good and Evil, starring opposite Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron, and is currently filming feature film Silent Roar.
Actor, Director and Composer ⎮ France
After starting out in the theater, Marc Ruchmann made his film debut in 5x2 by François Ozon, followed by many films with Julie Delpy, Fanny Ardant, Diane Kurys, Antonin Baudry, Cécilia Rouaud. He also took part in various series such as Revivre and then Plan Coeur, first French hit series on Netflix, in which he plays the male lead role. He also directed two short films, and produced three musical albums under the pseudonym Markus. Most recently, we can see him playing a narcissistic pervert in the series Manipulations.
Credits: © Leïla Nsairi
Your favorite show? Anne with an E
Your favorite character? Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
Your favorite quote? "By the order of the fucking Peaky Blinders!" Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
Your favorite opening sequence? Stranger Things
Your recent obsession? The Queen's Gambit
Your favorite showrunner? Julian Fellows
Your childhood series? Winx Club
Your feel-good series? Jane the Virgin
A series that brought you to tears? Prison Break, Love Alarm, Miraculous
How would you describe your relationship to series? To me, series are a sort of magical hatch through which I can take refuge every day to lighten up my heavy-studying school days, my morale, to immerse myself in comforting worlds and fascinating adventures. They allow me to cause a breach in reality and escape from it. Moreover, as they last over a long period of time, series become a comforting routine. Each series brings me into its world each day a little more, for days or weeks, which sort of calms me down. Finally, I love that I am able to hear different languages, naturally used by the actors, as if I was part of their culture, immersed in their conversations. I find it amazing because it allows me to develop my language skills and my openness to other civilizations.
Your favorite show? Sex Education
Your favorite character? Eren Jäger (Attack on Titan)
Your favorite quote? "By the order ofthe Peakey Blinders" Thomas Shelby (Peaky Blinders)
Your favorite opening sequence? Attack on Titan - season 2
Your recent obsession? The Man in the High Castle
Your favorite showrunner? Steven Knight
Your childhood series? The Mentalist
Your feel-good series? Umbrella Academy
A series that brought you to tears? Koro-sensei death in Assassination Classroom
How would you describe your relationship to series? Series are a time for escape, a passion and a relaxing time.
Your favorite show? The Penthose: War in Life
Your favorite character? Oh Yoon Hee (The Penthouse)
Your favorite quote? "Destiny is for losers. It's just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen" Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
Your favorite opening sequence? Pretty Little Liars
Your recent obsession? Euphoria
Your favorite showrunner? Ryan Murphy
Your childhood series? Wizards of Waverly Place
Your feel-good series? Anne with an E
A series that brought you to tears? Reign
How would you describe your relationship to series? Series allow me to escape my daily life, to make feel alive and feel emotions.
Your favorite show? #blackAF
Your favorite character? Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl)
Your favorite quote? "- I love you" Blair and Chuck (Gossip Girl)
Your favorite opening sequence? Game of Thrones
Your recent obsession? Brooklyn 99
Your favorite showrunner? Shonda Rhimes
Your childhood series? The Suite Life on Deck
Your feel-good series? Modern Family
A series that brought you to tears? When They See Us
How would you describe your relationship to series? As long as I remember, series were a part of my life. To me, they are the reflection of our society. The plurality of themes allowed me to have an unlimited choice and to discover various, different and dense characters able to impress me. What attracts me in series is its short format that always makes me want to discover more and the ending.
Your favorite show? How to get away with Murder
Your favorite character? Olvier Queen (Arrow)
Your favorite quote? "All magic comes with a price" Rumpelstiltskin (Once Upon A Time)
Your favorite opening sequence? True Detective - season 2
Your recent obsession? The White Lotus
Your favorite showrunner? Ryan Murphy
Your childhood series? Once Upon A Time
Your feel-good series? Community
A series that brought you to tears? This Is Us
How would you describe your relationship to series? Series are in my life since I was a kid. This passion has often given rhythm to my life. Between thriller, action, comedy and adventure, I would find an escape from school. I am still surprised by the emotions and fascinated by the story of each show that nurture my yearning.
Your favorite show? Macolm in the Middle
Your favorite character? Marc (La Flamme)
Your favorite quote? "Mmm donut" Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
Your favorite opening sequence? The X-Files
Your recent obsession? Squid Game
Your favorite showrunner? Marta Kauffman and David Crane
Your childhood series? Columbo, Zorro
Your feel-good series? Sex Education
A series that brought you to tears? I have yet to see a series that made me take a tissue out.
How would you describe your relationship to series? Series are the only content that make me stay in front of the screen for hours. I can easily devour series for three hours straight while with cinema, only great films like The Wolf of Wall Street, Titanic, Schindler’s list achieve to capture my attention for a long time.
Your favorite show? The End Of The F***ing World
Your favorite character? Damon Salvatore (The Vampire Diaries)
Your favorite quote? « - Then stop loving me! - I can't! » - Damon Salvatore & Elena Gilbert (The Vampire Diaries)
Your favorite opening sequence? American Horror Story : Freak Show
Your recent obsession? The Spy
Your favorite showrunner? Mark Brazill
Your childhood series? Tom & Jerry
Your feel-good series? That '70s Show
A series that brought you to tears? A very hard birth (الولادة من الخاصرة)
How would you describe your relationship to series? Series have influenced me and been part of my daily life since childhood, always trying to learn from them and then apply those lessons to my own life. Series were also able to gather my family forever. Thanks to them, we would always gather to spend a good time together, and that’s why I especially love them.
Your favorite show? It is hard to pick only one series, so among the ones I’ve watched the most, there are The Office, Game of Thrones, The Last Dance, Bref, The Mandalorian for the most famous ones but also Big Mouth, Spartacus, Formula 1, Trugin for the real connoisseur.
Your favorite character? I might repeat myself and cite the same sources but Jim Halpert in The Office has for a long time been my profile picture on social media. Otherwise, Jay in Big Mouth kills me from laughter in each episode but also Joey Tribbiani, Mando – there are too many!
Your favorite quote? "This is the way" Din Djarin (The Mandalorian) / "That's what she said!" Michael Scott (The Office)
Your favorite opening sequence? "I wanna be the very best ! That no one ever was !"...
Your recent obsession? I am un unconditional Star Wars fan so of course I loved the series The Mandalorian, with great, efficient and impressive directing. Now there’s going to be a series on Obi-Wan Kenobi in the samed universe, coming out in May and it’s already my favourite for 2022! Other than that, the documentary series presented during CANNESERIES season 4, Montre Jamais ça à personne about Orelsan and made by his brother Corentin, is very fascinating for its concept. These old images from the beginning of a career that is so successful today are truly inspiring. Recently, the trilogy Jeen-Yuhs on Kany West’s journey was made similarly. What’s better than the purity of passion and artists who don’t have anything to lose?
Your favorite showrunner? Unfortunately, I don’t know anything about those untold heroes behind the making of series, I just know that the creators of South Park make around an episode a week, and this short deadline helps with their spontaneity of creation of the narrative and dialogues, which I like a lot. Also, it works well with their crazy, wild and absurd universe!
Your childhood series? When I think about the show that most represents my childhood, I only have cartoons in mind with on top of the list Regular Show, Adventure Time, Gumball, but also the Winx, Zack & Cody, Waverly Place, Phinéas and Feb, Zeke and Luther, Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh!...
Your feel-good series? I think that Friends is the most feel-good series by essence, it has everything, not too serious, warm, friendly, for all generations, characters are endearing and you can identify easily with them… There is a common thread throughout the seasons but each episode can be watched on its own!
A series that brought you to tears? The end of series, after many episodes and seasons it is like a true breakup because we have spent so much time together, they are part of our life, and it’s hard to stand the separation! But otherwise, my real tears, real big tears, were for Michael Scott at the end when he…hey wait! I’m not going to tell you, go watch The Office!
How would you describe your relationship to series? Unfortunatemy I am not too patient, so I prefer to binge-watch an already finished series at once with all episodes available, which is why I don’t talk too much about series still being developed. But I also try to watch them sometimes, so I don’t get spoiled especially in these times where Twitter rules over the circulation of information, it’s hard to avoid spoilers. Finally I generally prefer comedies, American sitcoms, even if recently several French series made me laugh a lot like Narvalo by Matthieu Longatte, or La Flamme by Jonathan Cohen… There is also a strong potential in anime, Japanese cartoon series that are very diverse and numerous as of today. You’re almost certain to find one you like. You have to enjoy the style of drawings but it’s becoming more and more popular in France, so it’s nice to see people find what they like. As for me, I really enjoyed Seven Deadly Sins.
« Le meilleur moyen de réaliser l’impossible est de croire que c’est possible » (Alice in Wonderland - Tim Burton)
Your favorite show? Outlander
Your favorite character? Jaime Lannister (Game of Thrones)
Your favorite quote? "C'est pas faux" Perceval (Kaamelott)
Your favorite opening sequence? Game of Thrones
Your recent obsession? Yellowstone
Your favorite showrunner? Ronald D. Moore (Outlander)
Your childhood series? Merlin
Your feel-good series? Downton Abbey
A series that brought you to tears? Outlander (season 2 episode 13)
How would you describe your relationship to series? What I like with series is that it’s possible to follow a character’s story, meet up with them regularly, and witness their evolution over a longer period than in films. This format allows us to explore entire worlds and deeper plots. That is why I prefer to watch series in which the plot lasts over a full season or more rather than series with independent episodes. I like different genres, from fantasy to thriller or even historical series. I am almost always in the middle of watching a show. I usually watch one or two episodes a day.
Your favorite quote? "I'm not interested in being rebirthed, thank you. I'm still recovering from being birthed the first time." - BoJack Horseman (BoJack Horseman)
Your recent obsession? South Park
Your childhood series? Choufli Hal
Your feel-good series? Modern Family
A series that brought you to tears? BoJack Horseman
How would you describe your relationship to series? If it makes me laugh AND cry, I'll remember it for the rest of my life.