French TV festival CanneSeries has unveiled the lineup for its 2021 event, a program that includes world premieres of some of the most anticipated international TV series.
This year’s cosmopolitan competition lineup includes Israeli dramas Sad city girls and Unknown, Russia Alice’s dreams, the italian series ChristianSerbian drama Awake, French spy drama TotemsGerman police drama The allegation, and the Argentinian melodrama Limbo … Hasta que lo decided. The Nordic territories are represented by the Finnish series Mister 8, about an over-performing career woman juggling high-profile work alongside seven separate lovers – and finding her lifestyle challenged when she falls for an eighth – and a Norwegian comedy-drama Compatriots, around four city dwellers who settle in the countryside and end up, almost by accident, founding Norway’s first halal cheese-making company.
Out of competition, CanneSeries highlights this year include the world premieres of two updated versions of TV classics: Around the world in 80 days, a new version by Jules Verne with David Tennant and Leonie Benesch (Babylon Berlin), and Sissi, an updated version of the Austrian royal classic about a teenage empress.
This year’s CannesSeries Festival will open with the World Premiere of Season 2 of All the way up (Validated) a French drama on Canal + about an aspiring rapper who, after being “validated” by one of the country’s hip-hop stars, quickly becomes his mentor’s rival. The series will be screened out of competition. The festival will end with the world premiere of the final season of Sky Italia’s acclaimed mafia drama Gomorrah.
The CanneSeries 2021 will take place from October 8 to 13 in Cannes.