Parlez-vous français? Netflix has just released a new trailer for their upcoming French series Marseille.
The drama stars Gerard Depardieu, Benoit Magimel, Géraldine Pailhas, and Nadia Farès.
From Dan Franck, the series follows Robert Taro (Depardieu), a veteran mayor of Marseille who comes into conflict with his hand-picked successor, Lucas Barrès (Magimel).
Marseille premieres on May 5th.
Watch the trailer and read more details below:
When 2 opposing clans are at each other’s throats over their destiny, the whole city suffers. Violence, corruption, sex, betrayal…
It’s a war for power with no holds barred.
Welcome to Marseille.
The cast includes Gérard Depardieu (Robert Taro), Benoît Magimel (Lucas Barrès), Géraldine Pailhas (Rachel Taro), Nadia Farès (Vanessa d’Abrantès), Stéphane Caillard (Julia), Jean-René Privat (Cosini), Guillaume Arnault (Eric), Hedi Bouchenafa (Farid), Carolina Jurczak (Barbara), and Nassim Si Ahmed (Selim).
Marseille is written by Dan Franck, who also serves as Creative Producer. Florent Siri is the showrunner, Visual Creator and Director of Episodes 1-4.
All 8 episodes of Marseille will premiere on Thursday 5th May exclusively on Netflix around the world.
As the municipal elections approach in Marseille, Robert Taro, the city’s Mayor for the last twenty years, prepares his last coup: push through the vote for the construction of a casino in the historic center of the Marina. Nothing has been left to chance, and his successor, Lucas Barrès, is already designated.
But the latter’s all-consuming ambition and the secret interests of the city’s leaders, whether they come from its opulent villas or from the cities of the northern suburbs, impede the Mayor’s plans. The race for Mayor becomes a power struggle where no holds are barred. Only one question arises: how far will they go?
A magnificent and hypnotic city that leaves nobody indifferent, Marseille unleashes the greatest passions and inevitably the worst crimes.
Marseille. To conquer it, they are willing to destroy it.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Gerard Depardieu? Of French dramas? Will you watch Marseille?
6/4/16. I really like Gérard Déparfieu, who does a good job here as an actor as do the other actors and actresses. The story is melodramatic, but a few parts of it are more subtly resonant; the best of these few examples which are more rewarding Is the series’ depiction of Rachel, the mayor’s wife, and of her dilemmas. The actress in the role makes the viewer feel along with Rachel as she faces what seems a relatively realistic (with definite melodrama, too) stage of her life. The scenes of Marseille make you want to go there, and the visual… Read more »
What a pity it has been dubbed into English. The American voice-over has really destroyed the feeling of authenticity and robbed the production of its original flavor. The voice-over actors lack emotional depth and it does not resonate with the underlying menacing undertone of the narrative.
Please tell me NO! The public needs to Learn French or not be so lazy about reading subtitles! A travesty!!!
Watched it and thought it was a good watch. However it had a more interesting sub-plot involving Eric and the Mayors daughter-Julia. Guillaume Arnolt (Eric) has a lot of sexual chemistry and there is no bio of him on the internet, so I assume this is his first TV role? If so, I think we will be hearing from him in the near future!