The international series festival unveiled the stars and screenings that will be a part of its online event, which will take place alongside its in-person edition in Cannes.
A few days ahead of its new edition, which is taking place on October 8-13 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, the Canneseries organization unveiled new details about its online rendez-vous.
Running simultaneously with the in-person edition, the online event will feature international talents and upcoming series premieres, available only at canneseries.com.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the creation of Wonder Woman, an exclusive talk with one of the most iconic actresses who has played the heroine on screen: Lynda Carter. She comes back on her career, her relationship to the legendary character and her active feminism. A discussion moderated by Nora Bouazzouni.
Flashback on the career of the incredible David Tennant, one of the most gifted British comedian of his generation, honoured in CANNESERIES with the screening of Around the World in 80 days, in which he plays the role of Phileas Fogg. From Doctor Who to Broadchurch, from Good Omens to Des and Staged, David Tennant has left his mark on the history of television. An exceptional talk with an exceptional actor, moderated by by Thomas Destouches.
What an incredible career Diego Luna has had since he was discovered 20 years ago with his mate Gael Garcia Bernal in Y tu mamá también by Alfonso Cuarón. Actor, producer, and director, Diego Luna has made a strong entrance in the world of television with Narcos: Mexico. Before becoming the star of the highly waited series Andor on Disney+, he tells us about his last creation Todo va a estar bien, that came out on Netflix last August. Discussion moderated by Perrine Quenesson.
A unique talk with Stewart Copeland, one of the greatest drummers in history. Co-founder of The Police but also genius composer, Stewart Copeland also loves series (his soundtrack for Dead Like Me has been nominated for an Emmy Award). From his legendary studio, he tells us all about his incredible career and his vision of music, with great enthusiasm and contagious joy. Discussion moderated by Philippe Guedj.
Creator of The White Lotus, hit series of the summer, Mike White is an unconventional screenwriter, director, actor and producer. From Dawson’s Creek to Freaks & Geeks and Enlightened, he has left his mark on each of those series. A close collaborator to Jack Black, he gives us juicy stories on The White Lotus and on his entire career. Discussion moderated by Renan Cros.
The terrific actor behind Lucifer Morningstar, whose sixth and last season just came out on Netflix, gave us some of his time to talk about the hit series, his relationship with the audience, and his future projects in which we cannot wait to see him! Discussion moderated by Asma El Mardi.
American Rust is a family drama told through the eyes of Del Harris (Jeff Daniels), the complicated and compromised chief of police of a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town full of good people making bad choices. When news of a murder rips through the town, Harris must decide what lengths he is willing to take to protect the son of the woman he loves (Maura Tierney).
Panel in présence of Dan Futterman (showrunner), Jeff Daniels (actor and producer), et Maura Tierney (actress) moderated by Didier Allouch.
If international fiction is going so well, it’s mostly because of the Danish showrunner Adam Price’s talent. The exceptional success of the series Borgen, has proved that series can travel the world, whatever the language or nationality. Adam Price, a true pioneer also behind the series Ride upon the storm, talks with CANNESERIES as we await the next season of Borgen, soon on Netflix.
Panel moderated by Emilie Semiramoth.
Charlotte Brändström is one of the most experienced and followed female directors of the television world. From Disparue in France to Grey’s Anatomy, The Witcher or even The Outsider in the US, but also Wallander and Conspiracy of Silence in Sweden, Charlotte Brändström travels the world and directs episodes for the most prestigious series. She has just finished filming Lord of the Rings and her next series, The Unlikely Murder, will come out on Netflix on November 5. She tells us all about her career and gives rare insights and stories on her fascinating job. Discussion moderated by Thomas Destouches.
PIONEERS OF FRENCH ANIMATION
40 years ago, in October 1981, FR3 was broadcasting the first episode of an animated series out of the ordinary: Ulysses 31. Behind this incredible success that traveled through the ages and convinced generations of viewers, the work of Jean Chalopin and Bernard Deyries, and the beginning of a journey full of timeless successes: The Mysterious Cities of Gold, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, Inspector Gadget, and many more… CANNESERIES comes back with Jean Chalopin and Bernard Deyries on this incredible time and their collaboration with rare and precious testimonies.”
Discussion with Jean Chalopin and Bernard Deyries moderated by Alexandre Letren, for a French-speaking audience only.
As a creator, screenwriter, and director, the talented Samantha Biffot has more than one string to her bow. On the occasion of the screening of the first episode of her series Mami Wata at CANNESERIES, and in partnership with Le Lab Femmes de Cinéma, Samantha Biffot tells us with passion about her journey, the necessity of telling some stories, and her vision of feminism.
Discussion moderated by Fabienne Silvestre, for a French-speaking audience only.
Thanks to What’s Next, get a first look into the upcoming French and international series, through interviews of their creators, in partnership with AlloCiné.
WHAT’S NEXT : DOPESICK
From executive producer Danny Strong, and starring and executive produced by Michael Keaton, Dopesick examines how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. The series takes viewers to the epicenter of America’s struggle with opioid addiction, from the boardrooms of Big Pharma to a distressed Virginia mining community to the hallways of the DEA. Defying all the odds, heroes will emerge in an intense and thrilling ride to take down the craven corporate forces behind this national crisis and their allies. The limited series is inspired by the New York Times bestselling book by Beth Macy.
The eight-episode series stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Will Poulter, John Hoogenakker, with Kaitlyn Dever and Rosario Dawson. Guest stars include Phillipa Soo and Jake McDorman.
Dopesick is written by Emmy-winner Danny Strong (Empire, Recount, Game Change) and directed by Oscar®-winner Barry Levinson (Paterno, Rain Man). Executive producers for Dopesick include Strong, John Goldwyn (Dexter), Keaton, Levinson, Warren Littlefield (The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo, The Old Man), Beth Macy (Dopesick) and Karen Rosenfelt (Twilight). Dopesick is produced by 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.
Panel in presence of Danny Strong (showrunner) and Beth Macy (author, screenwriter, producer). On Disney+ on November 12th.
WHAT’S NEXT : GOSSIP GIRL
Nearly a decade after the original Gossip Girl’s website went dark, a new generation of Upper East Side private school teens are introduced to the unforgiving and transformative reality of nonstop social surveillance. Diving back into the scandalous lives of Manhattan’s elite, this extension of the pop culture classic explores just how much social media – and the landscape of New York City itself – has evolved since we last dished on the Met steps. But while the times may have changed, the drama is richer than ever.
Panel in presence of Joshua Safran (showrunner), Jordan Alexander (actress) and Thomas Doherty (actor). Soon on Warner TV.
WHAT’S NEXT : PARALLELES
Produced by Empreinte Digitale (Raphaël Rocher and Eric Laroche) and Daïmôn Films (Quoc Dang Tran), this fantastic Disney+ Original series, filled with suspense, mystery and adventures, of 6×40’ episodes was created by Quoc Dang Tran (Marianne, Call my agent!, Nox), co-written by Anastasia Heinzl (Au-delà des apparences) and directed by Benjamin Rocher and Jean-Baptiste Saurel.
Panel in presence of Quoc Dang Tran (showrunner) and part of the cast. In 2022 on Disney+.
WHAT’S NEXT : RIDLEY ROAD
Inspired by the struggle of the 62 Group, a coalition from the Jewish community who stood up against rising neo-Nazism in post-war Britain, Ridley Road sees Vivien leaving her comfortable life in Manchester and starting to work with them when she realises that Jack, her missing boyfriend (played by Varey) has been badly injured. Vivien infiltrates the NSM, a neo-Nazi movement which is becoming increasingly prominent in London. As Vivien descends further into the fascist organisation, she must face challenges both to her courage and her commitment to the cause.
Panel in presence of Sarah Solemani (creator) et Agnes O’Casey (actress). Soon on CANAL +.