The OSS 117 3 duo is reforming for Alphonse.
variety reveals that Nicolas Bedos will shoot a series called Alphonse for Amazon Prime Video. The director of The good times thus passes for the first time on the small screen, and will find in passing the star ofOSS 117: Red alert in Black Africa for this story of a Parisian gentleman who seeks to satisfy all the wishes of the women who cross his path. An idea of Jean Dujardin in person which will be filmed from June in the French capital with also Pierre Arditi (already in The good times), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Samba) and Nicole Garcia (Lupine) in the cast. Everything will be produced by Alain Goldman, the producer of The kidvia Montmarte Films, but also other French productions for Amazon, such as The Fools’ Ballby Mélanie Laurent or Flashback, by Caroline Vigneaux. He will be associated with the company Banijay for this series.
Here is how he presented this project to the American media: “Alphonse will be a colorful series carried by a great cast, with an original story tackling the relationships between men and women in a way that should find some resonance in today’s world.” Thomas Dubois, head of original productions for Prime Video in France, adds that “it will be a comedy that will make audiences laugh, but will also be provocative and intriguing, and will say things about the way men and women interact, as well as the passage of time. The series will have a very Nicolas Bedos is able to combine all this with style, he has his own visual and aesthetic signature, it is a real pleasure to work with him. The whole Amazon team is also very happy to collaborate with Jean Dujardin.”
Before discovering Alphonse on Amazon in 2023, we should soon see in cinemas Masqueradea film that marks the reunion between the director and another of his star actors from OSS 117 3: Pierre Niney.
Nicolas Bedos summarizes his OSS 117: “Exoticism. Adventure. Transgression”