Female-Led French Legal Drama, FAMILY BUSINESS, Series 1 – Exclusive U.S. and Canada Premiere on Acorn TV Monday, August 24, 2020
Starring Catherine Marchal (36th Precinct), Ophélia Kolb (Call My Agent), Charlotte de Georges (L’accident), and Clémentine Justine (Bright Eyed Revenge)
“Sparkling series…full of charm” – La Libre Belgique
“Funny, touching and warm” – Marie Claire
“A fresh modern way of approaching social issues and an endearing trio of women” – Moustique
“An enjoyable comedy… one to discover.” – Bulles de Culture
“Flawless casting.” – Paris Match
Family can be hard and so can business but working with your mom in family law is drama. The warmhearted French series about a legal powerhouse mother-daughter duo, FAMILY BUSINESS, Series 1 (On va s’aimer un peu, beaucoup) will stream exclusively in the U.S. and Canada on Monday, August 24, 2020 on Acorn TV. A charming and contemporary look at family strife, this female-led drama takes a fascinating approach at modern social issues from custody battles to involuntary commitment to trans rights. While they juggle the ins and outs at their practice, the lawyers must also balance and navigate their own issues away from the office. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” (The Hollywood Reporter), AMC Networks’Acorn TV is North America’s leading streamer focused on British and international television.
Set at the bustling Lartigues & Lorenzi law firm in Lyon, Family Business follows Astrid (Catherine Marchal, 36th Precinct) and Audrey Lartigues (Ophélia Kolb, Call My Agent), a mother and daughter who perilously work together in family law. At their side is Astrid’s associate Sofia Lorenzi (Charlotte de Georges, L’accident) and dream assistant Roxane (Clémentine Justine, Bright Eyed Revenge). From divorcing owners battling over a bulldog to issues over mortality and inheritance to a couple bickering over their prenuptial contract, every case presents a new challenge.
Challenges aren’t just for the courtroom, however. The lawyers’ personal lives are also front and center in this series, often mirrored by the cases they present. Audrey is unsettled upon learning that she is pregnant with her third child – she’s committed to her partner Paul, but with her career in full swing, she questions the direction of their future.
FAMILY BUSINESS, Series 1 premiered in France in 2017 on television channel France 2. It was renewed for a Series 2, which also premiered on France 2 in 2019.
U.S. Premiere: Monday, August 24, 2020 Episodes: 8 (one-hour each, English subtitles)
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