Fans of “Plus belle la vie” have been on hold since the announcement by Le Figaro last February. Indeed, the emblematic series of France 3 risks coming to an end. A discussion was recently organized by the production before France Télévisions made its decision at the end of the month…
A more beautiful life: change of the contract
The daily soap opera More beautiful life animates the evenings of many fans who are very attached to the different characters. It must be said that the series has been broadcast on France 3 since 2004. Viewers have become accustomed to following the adventures of Roland Marci, Thomas, Luna, Céline, and many others. It was therefore a real shock for the faithful of the program when they discovered the terrible news announced by Le Figaro: the series will not be renewed at the end of this 18th season.
This information was quickly qualified by France Télévisions, which simply announced that the contract with the production company of More beautiful life will end in December 2022. Obviously, it is quite possible that the program stops in view of the declining audiences… The production company of More beautiful life, Newen, was acquired by TF1. Nevertheless, discussions are continuing on the side of France Télévisions. Actors and technicians are beginning to worry since rumors about this final shutdown continue to circulate.
According to information from Parisian a meal bringing together Vincent Meslet, the Managing Director of Newen France, as well as twenty actors from a More beautiful life, took place. The dialogue was not simple and the actors are very affected by what is happening, in particular Laurent Kerusoré who has played Thomas Marci for many years. The latter would have shed a few tears during this dinner. After this meeting and these numerous discussions, the producer ended up breaking the silence:
We are working on the hypothesis of a shutdown by the end of the year. Discussions continue on all fronts. We do not have to comment on the choice of France Télévisions but to manage the consequences together. Their decision will be announced at the end of the month.
Vincent Meslet still wants to be positive. Teams must now focus on new storylines that will follow. The summer at the Mistral promises to be rich in twists and turns:
Whatever the announcements, we had to take stock because More beautiful life is a huge production. Texts are being written, especially for the start of the school year. There will be the plot of the summer and two prime time are still planned. We put our cards on the table so that the actors and technicians prepare for a dense summer. There is a shared desire to give the best.
The fateful decision will therefore be taken at the end of the month. In the meantime, fans of a Better life can continue to follow the thread of the intrigues every evening on France 3 and in preview on Salto.