The popular Quebec series Runaway, starring Ludivine Reding and Jean François Ruel (Yes Mccan), is currently being adapted in France for the TF1 network. Filming began on Monday.
The actress Romane Jolly takes over the main role held by Ludivine Redding in the original series. Her character will be called Léa instead of Fanny.
Actress Julie Depardieu (Gérard Depardieu’s daughter) will play her mother.
The TF1 group acquired the rights to this shock series which deals with juvenile prostitution in September 2018. The French version will include six 52-minute episodes, directed by Jérôme Cornuau.
“We were immediately convinced by this project. TF1 is keen to address all subjects through strong and relevant stories for parents and young people. The subject of adolescent prostitution, unfortunately terribly topical, is approached here with great finesse, by plunging us into the daily life of a young girl like any other ”, declared Anne Viau, artistic director of French fiction at TF1 .
A great success in Quebec
Recall that the series Runaway was a huge success when it was broadcast on TVA in 2018. The first season did a useful job by tackling issues that were making the headlines at the time, namely the waves of teenage runaways in youth centers.
The series produced by Encore Television, written by Michelle Allen and directed by Éric Tessier, attracted over 1.5 million viewers.
At the end of its first season, Runaway won three Gemini and an Artis trophy.
On the other hand, the second season, eagerly awaited by the public, was less well received by the critics.
The rights to the series have also been acquired in the United States and Norway. A first season was broadcast in 2019 in the Scandinavian country.