Depardieu To Lead Netflix’s “Marseilles”

Gerard Depardieu has been confirmed to star in Netflix’s first French language series, the political drama “Marseilles”.

Already compared to the likes of “House of Cards” and “Borgen,” Depardieu will play Robert Taro, the longtime mayor of the Southern French city who finds himself facing his ambitious younger protege (Benoit Magimel) in an election.

Geraldine Pailhas (“Don Juan DeMarco”) and Nadia Fares (“The Crimson Rivers”) also have major roles in the project which is penned by “Carlos” co-writer Dan Franck. Xavier Gens, Florent Emilio Siri and Cedric Anger will helm the eight-episode series which is due to air next year.

Source: Deadline