Fiasco (TV series)

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Fiasco
Promotional poster
GenreComedy
Created by
  • Igor Gotesman
  • Pierre Niney
Written by
  • Igor Gotesman
  • Pierre Niney
  • Nicolas Slomka
  • Tania Gotesman
Directed byIgor Gotesman
Starring
Music by
  • Paul-Marie Barbier
  • Julien Grunberg
Country of originFrance
Original languageFrench
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7
Production
Producers
  • Igor Gotesman
  • Pierre Niney
  • Jérôme Cendron
CinematographyJulien Roux
EditorStéphan Couturier
Running time35 minutes
Production companies
  • Five Dogs
  • Ninety Films
Original release
NetworkNetflix
Release30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)

Fiasco is a 2024 French comedy television miniseries created, written and directed by Igor Gotesman, co-created and co-written by Pierre Niney for Netflix. It stars Niney, François Civil, Gotesman, Géraldine Nakache, Louise Coldefy, Leslie Medina, Pascal Demolon, Juliette Gasquet, Djimo, Marie-Christine Barrault, and Vincent Cassel. The series had its world premiere at the Canneseries Festival on 8 April 2024, and was released on Netflix on 30 April 2024.

Plot[edit]

Raphaël Valande is shooting his directorial debut film to pay tribute to his grandmother, who was a member of the French Resistance. Things starts to go wrong on the set and the shooting becomes a nightmare when a member of the team tries to sabotage the film, while everything is captured by a behind-the-scenes film crew.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

The series was created, written and directed by Igor Gotesman, co-created and co-written by Pierre Niney,[3][4] and co-written by Nicolas Slomka and Tania Gotesman.[4] It was co-produced by Five Dogs and Ninety Films.[4] The score was composed by Paul-Marie Barbier and Julien Grunberg.[5]

On 27 October 2022, Pierre Niney announced in his Instagram account that he was writing and was also going to co-produce and star in a new comedy series directed by his friend Igor Gotesman. "I could say that this is the big sister of the series Casting(s) and the film Five. You will find people that you may have liked," Niney said.[6]

Niney said that Fiasco was mostly inspired by the chaotic filming of Mathieu Kassovitz's Babylon A.D. (2008) and its making-of documentary, Fucking Kassovitz (2011).[7]

On 24 February 2023, Netflix France announced that the series Fiasco was being filmed and that it will have 7 episodes of 35 minutes.[1] Netflix also shared a behind-the-scenes video showing the cast (Niney, François Civil, Gotesman, Géraldine Nakache, Louise Coldefy, Leslie Medina, Pascal Demolon, Juliette Gasquet, Djimo and Marie-Christine Barrault).[8] Gotesman, Niney and Civil had previously worked together on the television series Casting(s) (2013–2015) and on the comedy film Five (2016).[9] Niney said that they dreamed of making this project since Casting(s) and Five.[10]

On 11 March 2024, Niney announced in his Twitter account that Vincent Cassel was also in the cast and that the release date of Fiasco would be announced the next day.[11]

Gotesman said Fiasco will not have a season 2 because he conceived it as a miniseries. "I'm not closing the door in case I change my mind but, theoretically, there will never be a season 2 of Fiasco", Gotesman told French magazine Télé-Loisirs on 2 May 2024.[12]

Filming[edit]

Principal photography began on 17 January 2023 under the title Making Of,[13] and wrapped on 19 April 2023.[14] Filming took place in Paris,[15] Seine-et-Marne in Nandy,[16][13] Saint-Chéron,[13] and in Bruyères-le-Châtel, Essonne.[17]

Release[edit]

Fiasco made its world premiere at the Canneseries Festival out of competition on 8 April 2024, where the first three episodes were screened,[5] before being released on Netflix on 30 April 2024.[18]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"You're The Boss"Igor GotesmanIgor Gotesman, Pierre Niney, Nicolas Slomka, Tania Gotesman30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)
2"Bad Bad Buzz"Igor GotesmanIgor Gotesman, Pierre Niney, Nicolas Slomka, Tania Gotesman30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)
3"The After Buzz"Igor GotesmanIgor Gotesman, Pierre Niney, Nicolas Slomka, Tania Gotesman30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)
4"Time's Up"Igor GotesmanIgor Gotesman, Pierre Niney, Nicolas Slomka, Tania Gotesman30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)
5"In the Red"Igor GotesmanIgor Gotesman, Pierre Niney, Nicolas Slomka, Tania Gotesman30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)
6"Truth or Dare"Igor GotesmanIgor Gotesman, Pierre Niney, Nicolas Slomka, Tania Gotesman30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)
7"Dotting the I's"Igor GotesmanIgor Gotesman, Pierre Niney, Nicolas Slomka, Tania Gotesman30 April 2024 (2024-04-30)

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the series a score of 80% based on 4 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.0/10.[19]

Audience viewership[edit]

Fiasco debuted at number one on Netflix France 24 hours after its release,[20] and at number seven on Netflix's Global Top 10 TV Non-English titles for the tracking week of 29 April–5 May 2024, with 6 million hours viewed.[21]

According to the streaming aggregator JustWatch, Fiasco was the most streamed TV show across all platforms in France in its first week of release.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guichard, Albane (24 February 2023). ""Fiasco" en tournage pour Netflix avec Pierre Niney et François Civil". HuffPost (in French). Archived from the original on 11 March 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  2. ^ SensCritique (28 March 2024). "On a fait le plein de recos avec the one and only François Civil à l'occasion de la sortie au cinéma de PAS DE VAGUES, dans lequel il incarne un professeur accusé à tort de harcèlement par l'une de ses élèves. Et comme à chaque fois, c'était un super moment". Twitter (in French). Event occurs at 1:35.
  3. ^ Lemercier, Fabien (24 March 2023). "Netflix rolls out the big guns at the Series Mania Forum". Cineuropa. Archived from the original on 18 December 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  4. ^ a b c "Calendrier de sorties - Séries (France)". Netflix (in French). Archived from the original on 23 May 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  5. ^ a b "Fiasco". Canneseries. 12 March 2024. Archived from the original on 16 March 2024. Retrieved 16 March 2024.
  6. ^ "Pierre Niney : ce nouveau projet sur lequel l'acteur travaille" [Pierre Niney: this new project on which the actor is working]. Europe 1 (in French). 27 October 2022. Archived from the original on 21 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  7. ^ Bardinet, Elodie (2 May 2024). "Pierre Niney révèle que Fiasco s'inspire surtout du tournage chaotique de Babylon A.D." Première (in French).
  8. ^ Chiquer, Lucie (24 February 2023). "FIASCO : Igor Gotesman, Pierre Niney et François Civil se retrouvent pour une série Netflix". Première (in French). Archived from the original on 18 December 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  9. ^ Terrazas, Laura (25 February 2023). "Pierre Niney va jouer dans une série Netflix aux côtés de François Civil et Igor Gotesman". Le Figaro TV Magazine (in French). Archived from the original on 18 December 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  10. ^ Niney, Pierre (24 February 2023). "On est en tournage de la série FIASCO 🚨 !!! On rêve de ce projet depuis CASTING(s) et FIVE ! Nous voilà réunis sur @NetflixFR avec un casting de 🔥 ! Réalisé par @igorgotesman 👌 À bientôt !!!". Twitter. Archived from the original on 21 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  11. ^ Pierre, Niney (11 March 2024). "DEMAIN date de sortie et news sur la série FIASCO ! 🎬 😭 Mockumentary avec François Civil, Géraldine Nakache, Vincent Cassel… que j'ai eu la chance d'écrire et produire avec @igorgotesman pour @NetflixFR  ! À demain 😏 #FiascolaSérie". Twitter (in French). Archived from the original on 16 March 2024. Retrieved 16 March 2024.
  12. ^ Heuzebroc, Juliette (2 May 2024). "Fiasco (Netflix) : le créateur explique pourquoi "il n'y aura jamais de saison 2"" [Fiasco (Netflix): the creator explains why “there will never be a season 2”]. Télé-Loisirs (in French).
  13. ^ a b c "Casting IDF : femmes et hommes de 18 à 99 ans pour une série d'Igor Gotesman (Family Business,..)". Figurants.com (in French). 5 January 2023. Archived from the original on 5 January 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  14. ^ Richard, Amandine (20 April 2023). "Que sait-on de Fiasco, la nouvelle série Netflix avec Pierre Niney ?" [What do we know about Fiasco, the new Netflix series with Pierre Niney?]. Vogue France (in French). Archived from the original on 3 June 2023. Retrieved 18 December 2023.
  15. ^ "Casting comédien de 18 ans minimum pour une doublure dans la série Fiasco d'Igor Gotesman avec Jonathan Cohen". CastProd.com (in French). Archived from the original on 21 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  16. ^ "Essonne : des figurants recherchés pour le tournage d'une série avec Jonathan Cohen". Actu.fr (in French). 6 January 2023. Archived from the original on 21 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  17. ^ "Netflix : Des figurants recherchés pour la série "Fiasco" avec Pierre Niney, François Civil et Géraldine Nakache". 20 Minutes (in French). 7 March 2023. Archived from the original on 21 December 2023. Retrieved 21 December 2023.
  18. ^ Orozco, Edouard (12 March 2024). "Pierre "Matt Damon" Niney retrouve François Civil sur la première image de Fiasco". Première (in French). Archived from the original on 14 March 2024. Retrieved 16 March 2024.
  19. ^ "Fiasco". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 8 May 2024.
  20. ^ Kiniali, Doriane (1 May 2024). "Netflix : 24h après sa sortie, cette série française déloge Mon petit renne et devient numéro 1" [Netflix: 24 hours after its release, this French series displaces Baby Reindeer and becomes number 1]. Télé-Loisirs (in French).
  21. ^ "Top 10 Non-English TV Shows on Netflix Right Now (April 29 - May 5, 2024)". Netflix. Retrieved 8 May 2024.
  22. ^ "Retrouve La Place Nº1 du Classement". JustWatch (in French). 6 May 2024. Archived from the original on 8 May 2024. Retrieved 8 May 2024.

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