Osmosis: Netflix orders second French original series
Ivan Radford | On 12, May 2017
Netflix has ordered its second French original series, Osmosis.
The eight-episode series, from Showrunner Audrey Fouché (Les Revenants, Borgia) and Versailles’s producers Aude Albano and Claude Chelli, is a sci-fi drama filled with romance and mystery about technology’s final frontier, love.
The show is set in the near future, where a new dating app, called Osmosis, digs deep into its user’s brain data to find a perfect match with 100 per cent accuracy, turning the concept of absolute soulmate into a reality. But is there a price to pay when letting an algorithm decide who you will love, forever and ever? When in exchange for this undying, ageless love, technology can access the innermost recesses of your mind — and the best kept secrets of your heart…
“By giving us the opportunity to work on the production of Osmosis, Netflix offers us the tremendous opportunity to explore a rare genre in France: grounded sci-fi, which focuses on this universal question: does perfect love exist… And at what price? We are eager to begin this audacious project in collaboration with Netflix and to surprise and delight their subscribers in France and around the world,” says Albano.
“I am very excited about the rare opportunity to create a futuristic series in France, and join together with Netflix and Capa Drama for my first project,” adds Fouché. “In this eight episode series, the future I have imagined holds a mirror to present day mixing an eternal question – ‘what is love?’ – with ultra-technological answers, sometimes incredibly seducing, sometimes extremely dangerous. As a young creator, Netflix offers an ideal platform to explore these very contemporary stories in an innovative way, which I am looking forward to sharing soon.”
Based on an idea originally produced by Telfrance (Newen group) & Arte France, the Netflix original series Osmosis will be shot entirely in France. The commission follows the renewal of Netflix’s Marseille for a second run.
Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix, comments: “We are delighted to work with such talented French storytellers and producers for one of our next French original series. Osmosis involves with finesse mystery, suspense and romance for a French and global audience to enjoy. This will also be one of at least six new European original series to be announced before the end of 2017, with the promise of more french content that we are thrilled to be working on.”
Production is expected to start in 2018.