Turkish Crime Drama Persona Getting French Remake


The crime drama Persona, starring Haluk Bilginer, is returning for a second season and has a French remake in the works.

Production of a French adaptation is underway to air with the local title Mémoire Vive. Adapted as a 4×1-hour series, it will star Clémentine Célarié (Six Women, Betty Blue, Two Is a Family) as Esther Lefevre, the reinterpreted female protagonist.

Produced by CaltSTUDIO for M6, Mémoire Vive is written by Laurent Burtin (Astrid: Murder in Paris), Anne-Gaëlle Daval (Ladies) and Hélène Lombard (Call My Agent!). The series will be directed by Arnaud Malherbe (Moloch, Chefs, Rictus). Shooting is scheduled for the first half of 2024.

The Turkish original Persona is produced by Ay Yapım. Season one is produced for Puhu TV and season two for Gain.

Beta Film has sold Persona across Europe and to the U.S., Canada and Japan.