#1. Dangerous relationships
Tackle the iconic work of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is not easy. Many have tried it and have broken their teeth! On our side, we will retain only two films: that of Stephen Frears, released in 1988, with Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves, and Cruel Intentions (or its awful French title Sex Intentions), by Roger Kumble, released in 1999, with Ryan Phillippe, Sarah-Michelle Gellar, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair, and which was the anthem of a whole generation with its contemporary approach.
Yes, but now, the American chain Starz is trying to add its stone to the building with a prelude, in the middle of pre-revolution Paris. Decadence, frivolities and sexual tensions are at the rendezvous of this very pretty trailer. We hope the series will live up to it!
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For who ? Drama fans in crinolines and floured wigs.
Where and when ? Lionsgate+ in France, finally normally, on November 6th.
#2. The English
Created and directed by Hugo Blick, this western miniseries has been catching our eye for a while. Already because there is Emily Blunt in the middle of the Wild West and in search of revenge: what more could you ask for? It’s 1890 and with the help of a former cavalry scout named Eli Whipp of the Pawnee tribe, Cornelia Locke (the Englishwoman of the title, that’s her) is determined to make the man pay. whom she believes responsible for the death of her son. It will bleed !
The trailer, it is funny.
For who ? Fans of westerns that aren’t exclusively populated by men who shoot each other for a sideways glance.
Where and when ? On Prime Video, November 11.
Full of hope for their future, the passengers of a ship bound for the New World see their crossing turn into a nightmare when they come across a drifting boat. Behind this pitch full of mystery hide Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar, the creators of the series Dark.
The duo of German screenwriters intends to make us shiver as they know how to do so well: by conceiving a story, puzzle style, with a good dose of horror in the background. We hope you won’t get too seasick, because it’s likely to rock very hard!
For who ? Those who loved Darkobviously.
Where and when ? On Netflix, November 17.
Sharpen your scissors, prepare your poisons and light the torches, the most gothic girl in pop culture is about to make her thunderous entrance. She has scoured eight schools in five years, but that’s it, Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega), or Wednesday for French speakers, will be back to school in series.
Along with having to navigate the torments of adolescence and arriving at a new school — Nevermore Academy — Wednesday will work to unravel a criminal case in which his parents, Morticia and Gomez, were implicated 25 years ago. year. Produced and directed by Tim Burton, the series wednesday is showrun by Alfred Gough and his writing partner Miles Millar, who notably collaborated on Smallville or Into the Badlands.
For who ? Fans of Tim Burton and Barry Sonnenfeld!
Where and when ? On Netflix, November 23.
The series, adapted from Ron Howard’s 1988 film of the same name, is set in an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty. The story begins when an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village (Warwick Davis) takes in Elora Danan, a little girl destined to pacify the kingdoms.
Together they helped end the tyrannical rule of Bavmorda, the Evil Queen, and banish the forces of darkness from their world of Andowyne. Today, in a magical world where brownies, wizards, trolls and other mystical creatures live in harmony, the adventure continues with an unlikely group of heroes who embark on a dangerous quest to remote lands and during which they will having to face their inner demons and unite to save their world…
For who ? Those nostalgic for the original film.
Where and when ? On Disney+, November 30.