DISNEY+ ANNOUNCES CAST AND FIRST IMAGE FOR "PARALLÈLES," A FRENCH PRODUCTION DISNEY+ ORIGINAL SERIES SET FOR 2022
Today, Disney+ announced the cast of PARALLÈLES, a Disney+ France Original Series set for release in 2022 in all Disney+ markets. The group also gave an exclusive sneak peak of the series.
London UK, October 8th, 2021 - PARALLÈLES tells the story of four friends - Bilal, Romane, Samuel and Victor - whose lives are turned upside down when a mysterious event scatters the group into different timelines. The four teenagers will do all they can to understand what has happened and try to get back to the carefree innocence of their former lives.
The series stars Thomas Chomel (Clem), Omar Mebrouk (HPI, Les Invisibles), Jules Houplain (The Promise, The Innocents), Jade Pedri (Ils étaient dix), Naidra Ayadi (Polisse, Black Spot, Stillwater), Guillaume Labbé (The Hookup Plan, Je te promets, L'Ecole de la vie), Gil Alma (César Wagner), Elise Diamant (Mensonges), Dimitri Storoge (Validé, La Révolution), Agnès Miguras (ASKIP), Maxime Bergeron (Fantasies, ASKIP), Victoria Eber (Beyond Appearances), and Timoté Rigault.
Produced by Empreinte digitale (Raphaël Rocher and Eric Laroche) and Daïmôn Films (Quoc Dang Tran), the 6x40-minute Disney+ Original adventure/fantasy mystery series is created by Quoc Dang Tran (Marianne, Nox), co-written by Anastasia Heinzl (Beyond Appearances) and directed by Benjamin Rocher and Jean-Batiste Saurel.
Pauline Dauvin, VP, Programming, Production and Acquisitions, The Walt Disney Company France, said: "PARALLÈLES, a suspenseful sci-fi adventure series with a touch of comedy, will be one of the first French productions to air on Disney+, in France and in all other Disney+ markets. The sci-fi genre is relatively uncommon in French series, so this new production will be an interesting addition to the shows that are currently available on the service."
Series creator and co-producer Quoc Dang Tran (Fais pas ci, fais pas ça, Call My Agent!, Marianne) added: "We wanted to tell a fantastic story about teenagers, at an age when you leave innocence and the bonds of friendship are unfailing. The special effects and the spectacular were less important to us than the emotions and the intimacy - we were perfectly heard by the Disney teams who accompanied us throughout the project with enthusiasm."
Raphaël Rocher and Eric Laroche, co-producers of the Empreinte Digitale production company (Lazy Company, Grown-Ups, Marianne), said: "We're delighted to introduce audiences to a fantasy series, a genre we are very fond of but that is rarely featured on our screens. The chance to work in close collaboration with the French and international teams at Disney+, a global leader in family entertainment, was a wonderful opportunity for us."
PARALLÈLES showcases the beauty of teen friendships, whose awesome power can move mountains, bring you hope in the darkest times, and fill you with courage. The series also involves parallel worlds, temporal paradoxes, new love, family ties, and decisive choices.
This fantasy sci-fi series is an opportunity to see that our paths through life are determined by the decisions we make, the events we experience, and the way we react to them.
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About Empreinte Digitale
Founded in 2003 by Raphaël Rocher and Benjamin Rocher, Empreinte digitale is an independent production company that specializes in feature films (Empreinte cinéma), series, documentaries, magazines, and brand content.
Empreinte Digitale is set in the landscape of French fiction, with original, ambitious and varied productions. From the 26' series for OCS such as Samuel Bodin's "Lazy Company" (3 seasons, awarded at the festivals of La Rochelle and Luchon), "Les Grands" by Vianney Lebasque (3 seasons, 6 awards at the festival of La Rochelle including best series 2016 and best realization 2017), "Missions" by Julien Lacombe (2 seasons, Critic Choice at MipDrama Screenings et Prix de la Découverte à Séries Mania 2017), and "Moah" by Benjamin Rocher; To digital series for Studio+: "T.A.N.K". by Samuel Bodin (best digital series and best direction at the La Rochelle 2016 festival), and "The Way" by Camille Delamarre. In 2019, Empreinte Digitale produced two 52' series: "Marianne" by Samuel Bodin, co-produced by Federation Entertainment (Netflix) and "Trauma" by Fred Grivois (13th Street). Raphaël Rocher and Eric Laroche are currently producing Infiniti (Canal+), Les 7 Vies de Léa (Netflix), Parallèles (Disney+) and Season 3 of Missions (OCS).
About Daïmôn Films
Created in 2021 by Quoc Dang Tran in association with Empreinte Digitale, Daïmôn Films has given itself two ambitious missions: the first - to venture into the still unexplored territories of French fiction, both in the genre and in the mix of genres; the second - to make the voices of those by whom everything begins to be heard loud and clear: the authors and to give them a real place at the heart of the production process of the series.