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Amazon Unveils French Originals Including ‘Love Island’ Remake, Period Drama ‘Voltaire, Mixte’ & Spy Thriller ‘Operations Totems’

Amazon has unveiled a new slate of French originals including a local version of hit British format Love Island, a period drama from Borgia writer Marie Roussin and a spy drama from Narcos and Hannibal producer Gaumont.

The Svod service is making a French version of ITV Studios entertainment series Love Island, which airs on CBS in the U.S., and has commissioned eight-part series Voltaire, Mixte and Operations Totems as well as a new adventure reality competition.

The shows were announced at a showcase held in Paris this morning.

Voltaire, Mixte takes place in an all-male high school when women are allowed in for the first time. Set in 1960s France, the series will look at the relationships and “hormonal fireworks” of the time. It will cover topics such as love, emancipation, sexuality and self-acceptance.

Roussin is showrunner and the series is produced by Hotel de la Plage producer

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