Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”), Kelly Macdonald (“Line of Duty”) and Olivia Williams (“The Nevers”) will have cameos in the British remake of hit French series “Call My Agent!”.
Amazon Prime Video will premiere the series exclusively in the U.K. and Ireland.
BAFTA award winner John Morton (“W1A”) is writing and directing the first two episodes and executive producing the series. Given the format of the show, which revolves around a talent agency with celebrity clients, more household names are expected to be announced soon.
The British remake stars Jack Davenport (“The Morning Show”), Jim Broadbent (“The Duke”), Lydia Leonard (“Last Christmas”), Maggie Steed (“Fisherman’s Friends”), Prasanna Puwanarajah (“Patrick Melrose”), Hiftu Quasem (“Killing Eve”), Fola Evans-Akingbola (“Black Mirror”), Rebecca Humphries (“The Crown”), Harry Trevaldwyn (“The King”), Tim McInnerny (“Game of Thrones”), Natasha Little (“Night Manager”), Edward Bluemel (“Sex Education”) and Eleonore Arnaud (“Nu”).
The adaptation, production on which is underway, retains the essence of the French series, but will incorporate Morton’s British sensibility and introduce some new storylines. The original series was broadcast on France’s France 2 and was a global hit on Netflix.
“It’s great to be working with Amazon Prime Video, who support creativity and gives us the freedom to put our own distinctively British stamp on the series,” said Morton. “It’s a privilege to be working with an extraordinary cast, along with some star-studded cameos, who together represent the best of Britain’s talent.”
“’Call My Agent!’ has been a runaway hit; we’re delighted to have worked hand in hand with the creative teams behind the show to bring a uniquely British slant for Prime Video members in the U.K. and Ireland,” said Martin Backlund, head of content, U.K., Ireland and Nordics at Prime Video. “The incredible ensemble cast, coupled with the talented team behind the cameras, means it’s sure to be something special, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our customers respond.”
Executive producers are David Davoli, Samantha Thomas, Steven Thibault and Aaron L. Gilbert for BRON Studios; Christian Baute, Frank Calderon and Laurence Lenica for Headline Pictures; and David Tanner from Turbine Studios. Sarah Curtis is a producer and Ben Rimmer is a co-producer, with BRON’s Emma Fleischer on as supervising producer.
“Call My Agent!” original producers, Aurélien Larger and Harold Valentin of Mother Productions, and Dominique Besnehard and Michel Feller of Mon Voisin Productions, are also executive producers. BRON Studios is producing and co-financing. Headline Pictures is co-producing.
“Amazon Prime Video U.K. have been great partners and have helped to elevate the project,” said David Davoli, President of BRON Studios Television. “We are grateful that Amazon came on board ‘Call My Agent!’ at an early stage and gave us a foundation on which to build this very special project.”
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