×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Netflix Commissions Sci-Fi ‘Osmosis’ as Second French Original Series

Netflix has commissioned sci-fi drama “Osmosis” as its second original French-language series, continuing its investment in European content.

Erik Barmack, vice president of International Originals at Netflix, said the show would be one of “at least six new European original series to be announced before the end of 2017,” promising additional French content to come.

Set in Paris in the near future, the eight-part drama sees a new dating app called “Osmosis” developed that can decode true love, digging deep into its users’ brain data to find a perfect match with 100% accuracy. But is there a price to pay when letting an algorithm decide whom you will love, using technology that can access the innermost recesses of your mind and your best-kept secrets?

“By giving us the opportunity to work on the production of ‘Osmosis,’ Netflix offers us the tremendous opportunity to explore a rare genre in France – grounded sci-fi, which focuses on this universal question: Does perfect love exist and at what price?” says producer Aude Albano. “We are eager to begin this audacious project in collaboration with Netflix and to surprise and delight their subscribers in France and around the world.”

The show is created by Audrey Fouché, who previously served as a writer on multiple episodes of hit French thriller “The Returned,” based on an idea originally produced by Telfrance (Newen group) and Arte France. Fouché will also serve as showrunner for the first time. It is produced by “Versailles” producers Albano and Claude Chelli for CAPA Drama, which is part of the Newen group, and will shoot entirely in France, with production expected to begin in 2018.

Netflix launched its first French production and first 100% European original series, “Marseille,” in May 2016. This second French production follows the April 28 announcement of Netflix’s second German production, “Dogs of Berlin,” created by writer-director Christian Alvart. Both “Osmosis” and “Dogs of Berlin” will be available exclusively to Netflix subscribers worldwide.

More TV

  • "Raven's Home" Executive Producer, Eunetta Boone.

    Eunetta Boone, Showrunner and Creator of 'One on One,' Dies at 63

    Writer-producer Eunetta Boone, creator of the UPN comedy “One on One” and showrunner of Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home,” died Wednesday at her home in Los Angeles. She was 63. Boone was found dead at her home of an apparent heart attack. Boone had most recently worked as showrunner on the third season of the Disney [...]

  • Global Sales for ‘Les Miserables’ Series

    Global Sales for ‘Les Miserables’ Starring Dominic West Ahead of Series Mania

    The BBC and Masterpiece adaptation of “Les Miserables” will play on a numerous international channels after a raft of deals were sealed for the series, which features Dominic West, David Oyelowo, and Lily Collins. Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic has been acquired by broadcasters in Scandinavia and southern Europe, and by several buyers [...]

  • Kevin Hart

    TV News Roundup: Kevin Hart Netflix Comedy Special Drops First Trailer

    In today’s roundup, Netflix releases the official trailer for the comedy special “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible” and Josh Charles joins Showtime’s Roger Ailes series “The Loudest Voice.” DATES Season two of “Yellowstone,” starring Kevin Costner, will premiere on Paramount Network on June 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The sophomore season will continue the story of rancher John Dutton [...]

  • adidas game of thrones

    5 New 'Game of Thrones' Collaborations Coming in Time for the Final Season

    Some of the biggest lifestyle brands in the world are jumping on the “Game of Thrones” bandwagon this spring, hoping to capitalize on the fandom and popularity of the HBO hit, as it enters its eighth and final season. From sneakers to spirits, these officially-licensed collaborations extend the characters and colors of the show beyond [...]

  • Nicole Richie

    Nicole Richie Joins Fox Comedy Pilot 'Richard Lovely'

    Nicole Richie has been cast in a series regular role in the Fox single-cam comedy pilot “Richard Lovely.” The project follows Richard Lovely (Thomas Lennon), the disgruntled author of the best-selling children’s book series, “Mr. Mouse.” He doesn’t hate children, but rather just everything about them. After a publicity fiasco involving an unexpectedly savvy 9-year-old [...]

  • Gabrielle Union Marketing Summit

    Gabrielle Union on Building a Brand as a ‘40-Year-Old Black Woman From Nebraska’

    When New York & Company approached Gabrielle Union to be their new brand ambassador and the face of her own clothing line, the actress reacted with “disbelief.” “We are not supposed to be getting those offers, I’m not supposed to be having a career resurgence, my value isn’t supposed to be this high,” Union explained [...]

  • Lachlan Murdoch

    New Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch Announces All Employees to Receive Stock in Company

    The new standalone entity Fox Corp. held a town hall on Thursday, just over a day after the official closing of the 21st Century Fox-Disney merger. Fox Corp. chairman and CEO Lachlan Murdoch led the meeting, at which sources say he announced that all employees would receive stock in the new company. The amount of [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content