Pascale Paoli-Lebailly | 26-09-2013
Production and distribution studio Gaumont International Television is partnering with filmmaker Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Series, Michael Clayton, Duplicity) and writer Dan Gilroy (The Fall, The Bourne Legacy, Nightcrawler) to produce a new drama series, Monsieur de Paris.
Being offered at the upcoming MIPCOM event, the series marks Tony Gilroy's first venture into television.
Monsieur de Paris has been created and written by Tony Gilroy and Dan Gilroy, with both serving as executive producer. Tony Gilroy is set to direct.
Set in the world of Paris 1931, Monsieur de Paris tells the story of the official executioner of France, keeper of the guillotine and caretaker of a medieval ritual transposed into a modern world.
Born into a profession passed down through six generations, he has ceased attempting to run from his chosen calling but still refuses to let it define him. He is a man who lives two lives – husband and family man, and sanctioned killer of the republic.
The studio is also launching the second season of Hannibal for NBC, the second season of Hemlock Grove for Netflix and Barbarella for Canal Plus.