Topic, First Look Media’s SVOD streaming service, has announced that it has picked up the third season of the critically-acclaimed French political drama Baron Noir.
For fans in North America of the global hit series Baron Noir, the news is at once excellent and bittersweet, as the epic story of French politician Philippe Rickwaert (Kad Merad, Don’t Worry, I’m Fine, The Italian) will continue but then come to a close in the third and final season of the two-time Globes de Cristal Awards nominee for Best Television Film or Television Series.
Developed by Eric Benzekri (Maison Close) and Jean-Baptiste Delafon (Promises), Baron Noir is the saga of Rickwaert’s political life — from his days as a member of Parliament and the mayor of Dunkirk, to being the fall guy for presidential candidate (and Philippe’s now-former friend) Francis Laugier (Niels Arestrup, The French Minister) and then the shadow adviser to Amélie Dorendeu (Anna Mouglalis, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky), the second person he helps to get into the Elysée Palace. Through each phase of his career, he has thirsted for revenge and plotted against his political adversaries, and forged alliances and cultivated friendships across social strata — and in the process transformed his life into a constant battle against his enemies and his own demons.
Said Ryan Chanatry, Topic’s General Manager:
“Baron Noir is smart, political, suspenseful, and incredibly well-crafted. It’s developed a great international following and we are excited to be the premiere of season three in North America. The series is an excellent example of the elevated, intelligent, and engaging foreign language programming we are focused on.”
Like a Frenchified mashup of House of Cards and The Sopranos, the eight-episode third season mirrors modern-day political life in France, with its eerie similarities to the current climate in which President Emmanuel Macron faces populists who are gaining ground in the political sphere.
Baron Noir: Season 3 premieres in its entirety in the US and Canada on Thursday, March 4, exclusively on Topic, where the first two seasons are currently available for streaming.
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