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Fleabag gets a French remake

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Fleabag is to be remade in French, after a Paris-based production house bought the rights.

Filming of the new version is set to start in the French capital in January, trade paper Variety reports.

The half-hour series is being adapted by Jeanne Herry, an actress turned director, who will also direct the six half-hour episodes.

Dominique Jubin, of  production house Studiocanal, told Variety: ‘The series will start as a transgressive comedy and will evolve into a subtle, bittersweet portrayal of a modern young woman.’

She added that the new version would have a French sensibilities, but  maintain the ‘modernity, feminine perspective, offbeat humour and spirit’ of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s  original.

 Studiocanal is making the show with  Banijay Studios France, the company that bought the rights.

Published: 22 Nov 2018

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