Disney has announced that it is partnering with TF1 to create a new French version of the English series, “Ghosts” for Disney+, which will be released in 2025.   The new series will launch on Disney+ exclusively and then be broadcast free of charge on TF1 and TF1 in France.

“Ghosts” will be about a band of ghosts who cohabit as best in the castle of Mérudeaux. Their “peaceful death” is disturbed on the day when Alison and Nabil, a couple who have just inherited the place, arrive with the firm intention of turning him into a hotel.

This new series will consist of six thirty-minute episodes and will be produced by BBC Studios France. Production has also just begun in the Paris region.

It will be directed by Arthur Sanigou,  and it has been written by Joris Goulenok and Arthur Sanigou.

Julia Tenret, Director of Disney Acquisitions and Programming, said in a statement:

“We joined the project initiated by BBC Studios France and TF1 and we are very pleased with the first collaboration of this type with TF1, for the GHOSTS series. After developing and producing 14 original projects in France, it is the first time that Disney has pre-buried a series in the first window and we are delighted to do so with TF1, a long-standing partner. ”

Fabrice Bailly, Director of Programs and Acquisitions, TF1 Group, added:

“We are delighted to be involved in our project, Disney, a trusted partner. Through this partnership, we are going to propose to the public an ambitious, funny and original series. TF1 is a historical partner in creation and aims, through this type of co-financing, to confirm its major role in the development of French fiction. ”

Géry Leymergie, DGA in charge of content, BBC Studios France, also said:

“BBC Studios France is proud to have brought Disney and TF1 together around this series which displays an exceptional casting. Arthur Sanigou and Joris Goulenok have done a remarkable job of adapting this English series, locating the action and characters in France. Through this project, BBC Studios continues to show its ambition on French fiction with strong, innovative and multi-gender stories. ”

Roger’s Take: “Ghosts” has been a huge hit in the UK and has been adapted in many other countries, including the US, so it makes sense to adapt the series in France.  However, since it’s an adapted series, it might make an international release outside of France on Disney+ less likely due to licensing issues.  But it’s great to see more European originals are still on the way.

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Roger Palmer

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