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‘Laetitia’: HBO Acquires French Limited Drama Series, Sets Premiere Date & Trailer


Laetitia, a limited drama series from France TV Distribution, will make its way to HBO this fall. The premium cable network acquired rights to the series, co-written by Oscar-winning Murder on a Sunday morning co-directorJean-Xavier de Lestrade and Antoine Lacomblez.

The six-episode series, directed by de Lestrade, chronicles the disappearance of a teenage girl in western France. Left to reconstruct the teenager’s final hours for answers, investigators (led by Yannick Choirat) begin to uncover deeply troubling details of Laetitia’s (Sophie Breyer) and her twin sister Jessica’s (Marie Colomb) upbringing. As they search to uncover the details behind her final days, this highly polarizing case casts a sharp eye on France’s legal system, police force, social services and how a single act of violence can impact an entire country.

Laetitia is is based on the true events that shook France in 2011, and Ivan Jablonka’s 2016 book Laëtitia ou la fin des hommes (Laetitia or the end of men).

The series also features Sam Karmann,Alix Poisson, Kévin Azaïs and Noam Morgensztern. Clotilde Mollet, Cyril Descours and Guillaume Marquet round out the cast.

Laetitia debuts Monday, August 30 at 10:00-10:50 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

The series is executive produced by Jean Labib (CPB Films); produced by Judith Louis and Christophe Louis (L’lle Clavel); co-produced by France Télévisions, Be-Films/ RTBF and Pictanovo. Laetitia is distributed by France tv distribution.

Watch the trailer above and see images below.

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