The French series entitled “Parallels” finally arrives on Disney+. This amazing science fiction creation is worn by Thomas Chomel, Omar Mabrouk, Guillaume Labbé, and Naidra Ayadi.
Parallels: an endearing group of teenagers
After the series Family weekend with Eric Judor, the new French production Para//els (because that’s how it’s spelled) arrives this Wednesday, March 23 on Disney+. Quoc Dang Tran was in charge of the production of this series. The staging is done by Jean-Baptiste Saurel and Benjamin Rocher. They perform their very first work dedicated to the fantastic, and produced by Disney! This science-fiction program is in the same line as Dark Where Stranger Things. Made of 6 episodes of 40 minutes series Para//els promises a hell of a trip back in time.
Like other SF series, Para//els emphasizes its characters. This is a band of teenagers made up of four protagonists linked by a strong fusional bond. Their lives will be completely turned upside down during a mysterious event that will propel them into other dimensions. We find in the cast Thomas Chomel, Timoté Rigault, Maxime Bergeron and Victoria Eber.
Completely transformed, they are discovered at an advanced age. This other version of themselves is then played by other actors, notably Omar Mabrouk, Jules Houplain, and Jade Pedri. The series tries above all to highlight young talents who reflect current French society. The focus is on the variety of characters who share a lot in common, but who come from different backgrounds. The roles of each are very extensive and have quite complex personalities.
A great space-time adventure
The plot of the series will take Disney + subscribers on a journey to another dimension. Indeed, during a party, teenagers who find themselves in an atypical place will live a surprising experience. It is from there that everything will be turned upside down and the characters will be separated. The very engaging scenario will thus offer us another vision of the different protagonists. We then discover their evolution and their changes of point of view.
Around them gravitate other characters that allow us to keep a common thread. We find Naidra Ayadi, Guillaume Labbé, Gil Alma, Elise Diamant, or even Dimitri Storog. Between drama and romantic comedy, the series, quite intimate, highlights the relationship between parents and their children. It is then necessary to hang on and observe all the variations present in the different dimensions.
The visual effects are on point
Series Para//els has been a real challenge in terms of staging. It is with a subtlety that the visual effects are exposed and mixed with the plot. Obviously, we are far from the special effects of the big American blockbusters. The series takes place in France near the Franco-Swiss border. The fantastic atmosphere is therefore reinforced by a majestic natural setting. The characters evolve in a village which is located in the heart of the valley bordered by mountains. From time to time, special effects signal to switch between parallel universes. Everything is brought in a playful way so that it is easily readable for the public.
Parallels: a series for the whole family
Quoc Dang Tran, the creator of the series, was inspired by many cinematic references to imagine all these universes. They refer in particular to films such as The Goonies Where Stand by me. We also feel his attraction for the series and films of the 80s, whether the achievements of Spielberg, George Lucas, or Robert Zemeckis. References that will therefore speak to a whole generation. The tone of the series remains largely “feel good”, and this fantastic universe will appeal to young and old alike. Because it is always with benevolence that the different issues of the film are exposed.
Parallels are available on Disney+.