The return of an obsessive “lover”, the adaptation of a spaghetti western, a tear melody, the story of an affair, the anatomy of a divorce, and Christoph Waltz as a Machiavellian consultant: the 6 series to follow in February.
You season 4 of Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble
Exit the Californian sun, hello the London fog. After two seasons spent on the American west coast, it is in London that Joe Goldberg (still in the guise of Penn Badgley) will try to rebuild his life. Cornered by the crimes of his past, exhausted by the troubled relationship he has with Love (Victoria Pedretti), his wife ultimately not so different from him, the obsessive and possessive lover (not to say the notorious psychopath) should nevertheless resume service in the British capital. At least that’s what the arrival of new female characters in the cast seems to suggest, potential new victims of Joe’s madness. Unless his crimes end up, finally, turning against him.
February 9 on Netflix
Django by Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli
Who said the spaghetti western was dead? By freely adapting the cult film by Sergio Corbucci released in 1966, the creators Leonardo Fasoli and Maddalena Ravagli (two owners of Gomorra) intend to infuse the small screen with the operatic scale of the Italian western. We will follow Matthias Schoenaerts in the skin of Django, a lonesome cowboy haunted by the murder of his family eight years earlier, clinging to the hope that she could survive the massacre. Tales of revenge, duels at the zenith and the smell of gunpowder: you know the program.
February 13 on Canal+
The Consultant by Tony Basgallop
It’s a role tailor-made for Christoph Waltz, who has become the incarnation of the bad guy, sometimes sugary, sometimes rash, but invariably chilling: that of a consultant in charge of improving the business of ComWare, a company of video game apps. Created by Tony Basgallop (showrunner of Servant), The Consultant will aim to explore the sinister relationship between employer and employees, and to examine the excesses of consulting, this evil of our century which poisons the world of work. In addition to Waltz in the title role, we will notably find Brittany O’Grady (recently seen in season 1 of The White Lotus) and Nat Wolff in the cast of this intriguing series.
February 24 on Prime Video
Anatomy of a Divorce by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
Jesse Eisenberg as a recently divorced doctor, who discovers the voluptuousness of dating apps. Until the day when the forty-year-old learns of the mysterious disappearance of his ex-wife Rachel (camped by Claire Danes) and suddenly has to juggle between his busy professional life at the hospital, his two dependent children, his multiple conquests, and the weight of a divorce that he will have to autopsy to understand what happened to Rachel. It is the program ofAnatomy of a Divorceadaptation by herself of the first novel by Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a journalist acclaimed for her vitriolic portraits in the pages of New York Times.
February 22 on Disney+
Connection by Virginie Brac
The first French production of Apple TV+ stars Vincent Cassel and Eva Green in a thriller which will have the ambition “to explore the stakes and the possible devastating consequences of past mistakes on our future“. If it will be necessary, for the moment, to be satisfied with this opaque pitch, the series thought by Virginie Brac (who notably worked on the second season ofgears) should mix breathless thriller and passionate love story with a priori deleterious consequences. Connection will benefit from a strong cast, with actors from both sides of the Channel, including Vincent Cassel and Eva Green, but also Peter Mullan, Gérard Lanvin, Daniel Francis (seen in small axis), Thierry Frémont or even Stanislas Merhar and Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie Grateau in Emily in Paris).
February 24 on Apple TV+
Dear Edward by Jason Katims
Edward, 12, is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed his parents and most of his relatives. Taken in by his aunt (Taylor Schilling) and the rest of his family, he will have to rebuild himself after the tragedy and try to overcome an impossible grief. Inspired by the novel don’t forget to live by Ann Napolitano, the creation of Jason Katims (producer of Friday Night Lights and showrunner of a handful of new series in France) makes no secret of its intentions, and is seen as a tearful melodrama that will explore the stages of mourning, and the difficult reconstruction of a child forced to grow up too quickly.
February 3 on Apple TV+
“You”, “Django”, “Liaison”… 6 series to watch in February – Les Inrocks