“The Family” limited series on a secret French cult set by SND, Easy Riders (EXCLUSIVE)


SND is teaming up with Easy Riders Films to develop a premium limited series loosely based on “The Family,” Suzanne Privat’s best-selling investigative book about a French cult that has been around for over 200 years.

“The Family” is written by rising French screenwriter Clémence Madeleine-Perdrillat, whose recent credits include “Nona et ses filles”, as well as the Amazon Original show “Mixte”. She led the writing team for Season 2 of “In Treatment.”

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Set in the Parisian underworld, the thriller series will unravel the rites and customs of this enigmatic religious sect from various angles, focusing on the experiences of those inside and outside the community. The book, whose French title is “La Famille, routes d’un secret”, was published by Les Avrils in 2021.

Madeleine-Perdrillat said “The Family” “offers the incredible opportunity to unravel the torments, paradoxes and quiet loyalties at the root of all families – all against a backdrop where multiple secrets are revealed, leading to conflict and implosion”.

Currently in the script stage, the project does not yet have a broadcaster attached. Easy Riders Films is a high profile production company launched in May 2019 by Nadia Turincev and Omar El Kadi.

Turincev has co-produced more than 20 films through his previous company Rouge International, including Julia Ducournau’s ‘Raw’ and Agnès Varda’s Oscar-nominated ‘The Insult’ and ‘Faces places’; while El Kadi handled films such as Elia Suleiman’s “It Must Be Heaven”, Xavier Dolan’s “Mommy” and Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s “Mustang” while working as Acquisitions and Sales Manager at MC Distribution .

In addition to co-production, SND handles international sales of the mini-series and launches pre-sales at Series Mania in Lille.

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