Series Mania: France’s ‘Call My Agent!’ Producer Mother Production Sets ‘Purple’ (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Paris-based Mother Production, the company behind hit series “Call My Agent!,” now with Season 4 in development, is teaming with Silex (“French Touch”) and writer-creators Judith Havas and Noemie de Lapparent on “Purple,” a drama set at a ‘90s Paris lesbian nightclub.

Pushing the envelope on French TV’s treatment of gender issues, “Purple” was announced by title at least on Monday as one of the series to be presented at Series Mania’s Co-Pro Pitching Sessions on March 25.

An eight-part, 40 minute-episode series, “Purple” weaves the stories of five women who open a women-only club, Purple, in late ‘90s Paris. Among them are Diane, a young student, fashion model and ingenue who only realizes how little she knows about herself when she meets Manu, an ebullient but insecure nightlife entrepreneur; and Rebecca, Manu’s literature teacher, battling patriarchal conservatism at university. Further characters are Zoe, described by Mother Production in a
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