Disney has announced that the French Star Original series, “Oussekine”, is going to be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Wednesday 11th May 2022.
On the night of 5 December 1986, 22-year-old Malik Oussekine was beaten to death by the police. The state machine steps into gear, led by Robert Pandraud. The Oussekine family quickly realise that they will have to fight for justice and to expose the truth. Oussekine is a four-episode miniseries about the Oussekine family’s struggle. It goes back through the events, shows their hopes and disillusions, and paints the portrait of a country in turmoil.
Kad Merad is Maitre George Kiejman, the family’s lawyer, Olivier Gourmet is the minister of Public Safety Robert Pandraud, and Laurent Stocker from the Comédie Française Kiejman’ partner, Maitre Dartevelle. Thierry Godard, Gilles Cohen, Mathieu Demy, Matthieu Lucci, Richard Sammut, Louis Berthélémy, Vincent Colombe and Bastien Bouillon round out the cast.
Antoine Chevrollier assembled a remarkable team, both on and off screen, including writers Faïza Guène, Cédric Ido and Julien Lilti (“Hippocrate,” “Germinal”), the brothers Sacha and Evgueni Gualperine (“The Undoing,” “By the Grace of God,” “Faute d’amour”) for music and sound design. Colombe Raby (“Mommy,” ”It’s Only the End of the World”) and Pascaline Chavanne (“8 femmes,” “Eté 85”) are in charge of recreating the historical reality of the period for the set and the costumes respectively.
Produced by Itinéraire Productions, this 4 x 52-minute limited series is created, written and directed by Antoine Chevrollier (“Baron Noir”, “The Bureau”) and co-written by Faïza Guène, Julien Lilti and Cédric Ido.
This series is part of The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to sourcing, developing and producing a slate of 60 original series by 2024 that are being created in Europe. There are many new original series being created for Disney+ in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands.
Are you looking forward to “Oussekine” arriving on Disney+?
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