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ITV acquires The Reunion

ITV acquires The Reunion

ITV has acquired The Reunion, the six-part drama based on the French best-seller and starring Ioan Gruffudd, to premiere on ITVX later this year. The series will then air on ITV’s linear channels in 2023. 

The French Riviera-set series adapted from Guillaume Musso’s bestselling novel “The Reunion” aka “La Jeune Fille et la Nuit,” started shooting on location in the south of France last summer with an international cast headlined by Gruffudd (Fantastic Four, Liar), Ivanna Sakhno (Pacific Rim Uprising) and Grégory Fitoussi (Peaky Blinders, Spiral), Dervla Kiwan, Vahina Giocante (Ultimate Heist, Mata Hari), Rupert Graves (Sherlock), Shemss Audat (Spiral, Baron Noir), Cosimo Fusco (Friends, Mentalist), and Salóme Gunnarrsdóttir (Pennyworth, Zack Snyder's Justice League).

Directed by Bill Eagles (Fringe, Gotham, Pennyworth), the English-language series is produced by Make It Happen Studio (No Second Chance), co-produced with the European Alliance (France Televisions, RAI, ZDF) and presented by MGM International Television Productions with MGM handling distribution. 

Marston Bloom (Selection Day, Marcella) penned the adaptation of Musso’s hit novel, which was originally published in France by Calmann-Lévy in 2018 and in UK by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2019 has sold more than two million copies worldwide in more than 35 languages. The story opens in the present day, at a high school reunion in the south of France where three former friends reconnect. They grew apart and lost touch, but they are still bound by a tragic secret tied to the disappearance of a high school girl who went missing 25 years ago in the region.

ITV’s Head of Content Acquisitions, Sasha Breslau said:

“The Reunion is a hotly anticipated, high calibre production and we can’t wait to share it with ITVX viewers this autumn.” 

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Editor’s Notes

About Metro Goldwyn Mayer 

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world's deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco, and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms, interactive ventures, and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Sydney Gallonde, CEO & Executive producer, Make It Happen Studio

Sydney Gallonde, the French producer of Harlan Coben-penned “No Second Chance,” launched Make it Happen Studio in 2017, a Paris-based independent production outfit. Financially backed by Alliance Entreprendre, a private equity subsidiary of Natixis group, Make it Happen Studio is dedicated to producing premium drama for French and international audiences. The company has also signed a first-look deal with MGM International TV Productions. Make It Happen Studio works with global broadcasters, partners and talents to produce an eclectic raft of premium drama for the French, European and international marketplaces. The company collaborate with many best-seller talents such as; Guillaume Musso, Paula Daly, Jeff Lindsay, Riad Sattouf, Tim Willocks and Harlan Coben.

About The Alliance

Initiated by France Televisions, the Alliance was created in May 2018. This venture aims to strengthen our European cultural identity and position in the production of high-end TV scripted entertainment in an increasingly competitive environment. The Alliance allows European public broadcasters to compete at the highest levels in terms of story-telling, casting and financing of high-end dramas on an international scale. For 3 years, France Televisions, RAI and ZDF have launched several shows with great success. The Reunion (La Jeune fille et la nuit) is the sixth TV drama produced by the Alliance since 2018.

About Guillaume Musso

Guillaume Musso is the #1 bestselling author in France since 11 years. The French suspense king has written twenty novels , including the thriller “Central Park”, which is in development as an international drama series. His novel “Afterwards” has been made into a feature film starring John Malkovich and Evangeline Lilly. His books have been sold more than 35 millions copies worldwide and have been translated into forty-five languages.