Saturday, April 13, 2024

HBO Doubles Down on French TV Frenzy, Buys “Laetitia” Mystery Mini Series


HBO is going French, baby!

The cabler sees the hits “Call My Agent” and “Lupin” on Netflix, not to mention “Emily in Paris.” So it’s time to get in on the game.

On August 30th they will debut the French limited mystery series, “Laetitia,” about a girl who’s gone missing and could be dead. It’s written by Antoine Lacomblez, And Written And Directed By Academy Award Winning Director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade. We know nothing of these people, but soon they may become our obsession.

HBO is really doubling down on these limited series. Right now “White Lotus” is occupying a lot of time in our heads.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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