12 June 2024
TF1 picked up Apple TV+’s “Liaison”, distributed by Newen Connect

Leading French television network TF1 has acquired Apple TV+’s high-octane spy thriller, Liaison, following a deal brokered by pan-European programme distributor Newen Connect.

Produced by Newen Studios’ Ringside Studio in the UK and Leonis Productions in France the high-stakes, contemporary thriller follows two agents (played by Vincent Cassel and Eva Green), former lovers, who must work together in a post-Brexit era to counter violent international cyberattacks that threaten the United Kingdom, while facing the explosive buried secrets of their past relationship. With an international backdrop that includes London, Paris, Brussels and Syria, Liaison explores how the mistakes of our past have the potential to destroy our future and combines action with an unpredictable, multi-layered plot, where espionage and political intrigue play out against a story of passionate and enduring love.

Rodolphe Buet, CEO, Newen Connect said:

“Liaison” has found a perfect home in France on TF1, which has a well-earned reputation for acquiring the very best US studio programming. Series such CBS’s SWAT and ABC’s Will Trent are delivering great audiences (almost four million viewers for Will Trent including seven-day replay) and we are confident that Liaison will deliver even more for its first linear broadcast.

Sophie Leveaux, Artistic Director of Acquisitions & International Drama Development, TF1 said:

With its first-rate cast and high production standards, “Liaison” will be a great addition to TF1’s programming and for streaming on TF1+. We look forward to introducing our viewers to the great work of our partners Ringside Studio and Leonis Productions.

The 6×60’ series is a unique French-British coproduction, with a crew and cast that boast a stellar pedigree on both sides of the Atlantic and where the dialogue navigates organically between French and English. Liaison was written and created by Virginie Brac (Canal+’s Spiral; Arte’s Cannabis; TF1’s Insoupçonnable; Netflix’s Mortel; OCS’ Cheyenne & Lola) and directed by: Emmy award winner Stephen Hopkins (24; House of Lies; The Fugitive; and feature films including: Predator 2; Lost in Space; The Life and Death of Peter Sellers; Race).
The show’s cast includes: Cesar-award winner Vincent Cassel (HBO’s Westworld; feature film Black Swan); Golden Globe- and Cesar-nominated Eva Green (TVNZ/BBC1’s The Luminaries; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children; the upcoming Three Musketeers movie); Peter Mullan (Ozark; Mum; The Lords of the Rings – The Rings of Power); Gerard Lanvin (Call My Agent!); Daniel Francis (Small Axe); Laetitia Eido (Fauda); BAFTA Rising Star Award winner Bukky Bakray (Rocks) and Emmy award winner Thierry Fremont (Murder in Mind).