MEDIA RELEASE: Salto acquires Happily Married from Cineflix Rights
Cineflix Rights has sold dark comedy series Happily Married (C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime) to Salto, the new streaming platform created by French broadcasters TF1, M6 Group and France Télévisions, following its prestigious premiere as an Official Selection at Berlinale Series 2020. Happily Married is one of the first programme acquisitions to be announced by Salto.
Happily Married is produced by award-winning, Montreal-based Productions Casablanca, and is the latest series from writer François Létourneau and director Jean-François Rivard, who previously worked together on the critically-acclaimed and award-winning Les Invincibles and Série Noire. The 10-episode first season of the comedy drama for Radio-Canada Télé and Tou.Tv Extraisset in the 1970s and recounts the “almost true” story of the ‘Sainte Foy Gangsters’.
The series revolves around two couples in crisis, let down by love, friendships, and family. After dropping their children off at camp in July 1974, both couples are confronted by the lamentable state of their married lives. But in a society where divorce is still frowned upon, their search for marital bliss leads them to take a series of drastic decisions and ultimately they become the most infamous quartet of criminals in Quebec history. The drama explores what motivates a group of unremarkable middle-class suburbanites to descend into a ruthless life of murder and criminality.
Julien Leroux, Cineflix Media said: “We are thrilled that Salto has chosen Happily Married as one of the first series it is acquiring to bring to their viewers in France. The hugely positive response to the series at Berlin—and interest from buyers—was well deserved given the strength of the creative talent on and off screen, and we look forward to further international sales to come.”
Thomas Crosson, Head of Content, Salto added: “We are thrilled to count Happily Married among Salto’s exclusive programming. This show represents exactly what Salto wants to embody – an offering with bold and original content which has a perfect mix of freedom of tone and dark humour.”
Joanne Forgues, President, Productions Casablanca commented: “We are delighted that Salto has announced Happily Married as their first commission and that viewers in France will be able to see the series on this prestigious new platform.”
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Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, providing premium programming from leading international producers to more than 500 broadcasters and platforms worldwide. Our diverse catalogue spans the full range of factual genres, as well as scripted series and formats. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London and part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.