Cineflix Rights Picks Up Good Morning Chuck


Cineflix Rights has acquired global distribution rights for the new French-language series Bon matin Chuck (Ou L’art de Réduire les Méfaits) (Good Morning Chuck).

The 10×1-hour dramatic comedy is about Chuck, the beloved host of the morning show Bon matin, un café?, who finds himself on the front page of all the newspapers and gossip magazines after a scandal involving his drug and alcohol addiction erupts. The series comes from the multi-award-winning co-director of C’est comme ça que je t’aime (Happily Married).

Good Morning Chuck is co-directed and co-written by Jean-François Rivard (Happily Married), Sarianne Cormier (Les Vestiges) and Patrick Dupuis (Punch Club ). It stars Nicolas Pinson (Les Invincibles) as Chuck alongside Chantal Fontaine (Happily Married), Sylvain Marcel (19-2), Bernard Fortin (Providence), Benz Antoine (The Expanse and V-Wars), Kevin Owens (WWE Superstar) and Marilyn Castonguay (Happily Married). The series is produced for Bell Media by Lou Bélanger, Marieme Ndiaye and Rafael Perez for St-Laurent TV, along with André Barro and Pablo Salzman for Connect3 Media.

Now in its production for a second season, the show has already sold to broadcasters and streamers internationally, including Salto (France), ProSieben (Germany), Filmin (Spain) and Hot (Israel).

Richard Life, head of acquisitions for Cineflix Rights, said: “We’re thrilled to be working again with Jean-François, who is a master at creating dark comedies with broad international appeal. Happily Married has been a great success for us, and we’re looking forward to taking Good Morning Chuck out to our buyers.”