Netflix unveils cast photo for Marseille
Staff Reporter | On 13, Apr 2016Reading time: 2 mins
Netflix has unveiled the first cast photo for Marseille.
The picture, which was released at Netflix’s Paris event this week, gives us a first look at the cast that 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).
Netflix’s Marseille: First full trailer released
Originally published: 1st April 2016
“I am a crocodile,” says Gerard Depardieu, in the new trailer for Marseille. “Ready to bite, eat, kill.”
Netflix’s first French original series, which mixes House of Cards’ political backstabbing with continental class, is drawing ever nearer – and our first full look at the show promises a lot of Depardieu for your bucks.
The show stars the actor as Robert Taro, the titular city’s Mayor for the last 20 years, who prepares his last coup ahead of the municipal elections: pushing through the vote for the construction of a casino in the historic centre of the Marina. He’s even got his successor, Lucas Barrès, lined up.
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 – and a power struggle begins.
Depardieu is joined by Benoît Magimel, Géraldine Pailhas, Nadia Farès, Stéphane Caillard, Jean-René Privat, Guillaume Arnault, Hedi Bouchenafa, Carolina Jurczak and Nassim Si Ahmed, with Dan Franck serving as writer and Executive Producer – alongside Florent Siri, director of the first four episodes. Thomas Gilou will direct the final four episodes.
Marseille is produced by Paris-based Federation Entertainment, led by Pascal Breton, producer of the hit French series Dolmen and Sous le Soleil.
The show will premiere globally on Netflix on Friday 5th May. Frankly, any TV series that can feature Gerard Depardieu saying the words “I am a crocodile” with a straight face has our vote.
Here’s the video: