Terence Films Options French Drama Après


Terence Films, part of Banijay, has optioned the rights for France and French territories to adapt the drama series Après (After).

The French-language drama explores the aftermath of a tragic event in a small rural town in Quebec. The story begins within seconds of a fatal event and depicts the physical, psychological and social consequences of a tragedy that is far too common today but often unforeseen and unavoidable.

Produced by Duo Productions, the series stars Karine Vanasse (Pan Am, Revenge, Cardinal, Polytechnique, Switch) and is directed by Louis Choquette (Les Honorables, Mirage, Philarmonia, Mafiosa, Mirador, Le Gentleman).

CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution secured the deal with Terence Films.

After tells a powerful story about facing trauma, grief and resilience,” said Mia Desroches, director of global distribution for scripted and kids’ content at CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution. “We are extremely proud of this high impact and compelling limited series; it is a great property, and we are very excited to be working with Banijay and Terence Films to adapt it for new international audiences.”

Denis Leroy, head of scripted formats at Banijay France, added, “French-speaking Canada has always been a place for strong and innovative drama, and we are so happy to be partnering again with Radio-Canada on this latest series. Trauma and resilience are very much universal themes and we look forward to seeing audiences connect with the narrative.”