Marseille (TV series)
|Created by||Dan Franck|
|Country of origin||France|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8|
|Original release||5 May 2016|
Marseille is a French television series created by Dan Franck starring Gérard Depardieu. The series is the first French original production for Netflix, which ordered the project to series on 10 July 2015. The eight-episode first season premiered worldwide on Netflix on 5 May 2016. A second season, set to air in 2017, was ordered on June 6, 2016.
The show was released worldwide on Netflix in May 2016, and the first two episodes have aired on TF1.
After 20 years as mayor of Marseille, Robert Taro (Depardieu) enters into a war of succession with his former protégé turned rival Lucas Barres (Benoît Magimel). Both men are members of the "UPM" party, based on the centre-right UMP (Union for a Popular Movement).
|#||Title||Directed by||Written by|
|1||"20 Ans (20 Years)"||TBA||TBA|
|There is to be an important vote on a regeneration project of the city's waterfront, which will include a casino. Mayor Robert Taro supports the proposal as it will be his legacy to Marseille; he is counting on the support of Lucas Barrès, his ambitious young deputy, who eventually votes to oppose the proposal. A retired judge, who was also going to support the proposal, is approached and assassinated by gangsters. Taro's daughter Julia, a journalist, is trying to investigate life in the banlieues.|
|2||"Homme de Paille (Straw Man)"||TBA||TBA|
|Taro is unsure about whether to stand for re-election due to his ill health and declining popularity with voters. His wife, Rachel, learns that she has syringomyelia which will bring an end to her career as a successful classical cellist.|
|6||"(Liberty, Equality, without Pity)"||TBA||TBA|
|8||"(The Final Battle)"||TBA||TBA|
Cast and English dubbing
|Gérard Depardieu||Robert Taro||Michael McConnohie|
|Benoît Magimel||Lucas Barrès||Kyle McCarley|
|Géraldine Pailhas||Rachel Taro||Anne Yatco|
|Stéphane Caillard||Julia Taro||Cristina Valenzuela|
|Nadia Fares||Vanessa d'Abrantes||Karen Strassman|
|Guillaume Arnault||Eric||Johnny Yong Bosch|
|Hedi Bouchenafa||Farid||Kirk Thornton|
|Nassim Si Ahmed||Selim||Tony Azzolino|
|Jean-René Privat||Cosini||Keith Silverstein|
|Pascal Elso||Pierre Chasseron||Dave Mallow|
|Carolina Jurczak||Barbara||Cherami Leigh|
|Eric Savin||Pharamond||Steve Kramer|
|Hippolyte Girardot||Dr. Osmont||Joe Ochman|
|Lionel Erdogan||Alain Costabone||Steve Staley|
In France, the series received a mostly negative reaction from the press. Pierre Sérisier, writing for Le Monde, called it an "industrial accident". Télérama gave the series a "red card", while Alain Carrazé on Europe 1 referred to it as something from "the 90s" with "cartoonish and ridiculous dialogue".
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- "Netflix: premier teaser pour la série "Marseille"". L'Express (in French). 18 January 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- Tounsi, Chaïma (29 October 2015). "On a visité le tournage de Marseille, première série française de Netflix". AlloCiné (in French). Retrieved 5 March 2016.
- "Marseille – Et soudain, c'est le drame". Le Monde Des Séries. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
- Pierre Langlais (5 May 2016). "Carton rouge pour "Marseille", le premier navet "maison" de Netflix". Retrieved 15 May 2016.
- ""Marseille", la série de Netflix : "une saga d'été des années 1990 !"". Retrieved 15 May 2016.
- The Guardian, https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2016/may/05/marseille-netflix-gerard-depardieu-cocaine-shame-brash-new-show-nothing-to-sniff-at