Amazon Prime Video is to premiere the star studded British remake of acclaimed French series Call My Agent! in the UK and Ireland.
New names joining the cast include Kelly Macdonald, Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Williams with more names to be released.
BAFTA award winner John Morton (Twenty Twelve, W1A) is writing and directing the first two episodes and executive producing the series.
Jack Davenport (The Morning Show, The Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Talented Mr. Ripley), Lydia Leonard (Last Christmas, Gentleman Jack), Maggie Steed (Fisherman’s Friends, Chewing Gum), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster, Patrick Melrose), Hiftu Quasem (Killing Eve, The Nest), Fola Evans-Akingbola (Black Mirror, Siren), Rebecca Humphries (The Crown, Trigonometry), Harry Trevaldwyn (The King, The Bubble), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones, Notting Hill), Natasha Little (Night Manager, Vanity Fair),Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve, Sex Education), Eleonore Arnaud (Nu) and Jim Broadbent (The Duke, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) are on board to star.
The adaptation retains the essence of the French series, where a Parisian talent agency’s employees must scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat after the sudden death of their founder. However, the remake will “incorporate John Morton’s unique British sensibility and introduce some new storylines.”
“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 John 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 UK and Ireland,” said Martin Backlund, Head of Content, UK, 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.”
“Amazon Prime Video UK 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.”
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.
Picture: The original French version broadcast on Netflix