After the adaptation of his bestseller “Un Avion sans Elle” for M6 in 2019, the French novelist offers his first original series for France 2 with “Prison Island”, which has just started filming in Brittany and in France. Ile-de-France.
“I would very much like to bring original stories, but on the condition of having total freedom. On television, there are a lot of decision-makers and I have no reason to give up the freedom of the writer “, Michel Bussi declared in 2019 to the 20 Minutes site. “My twisted stories scare the chains. It reassures them to adapt novels that have worked well rather than if I had presented them with synopses.“
The novelist has obviously been heard: L’Île Prisonnière, Michel Bussi’s first original series produced by Cinétévé, has just entered filming for France 2 according to French Film. Shot between Ile-de-France and Brittany since September 22 and directed by Elsa Bennet and Hippolyte Dard, the 6 X 52-minute series is located in Penhic, a small island off the coast of Brittany.
On this uneventful island, about twenty armed activists disembark and confine all the inhabitants in the village school. Alpha, their leader, has planned everything, except that the shuttle that connects Penhic to the mainland escapes them and allows five of its passengers to hide on the island.
Who are these activists? Why are they holding the inhabitants of Penhic prisoner? Who among them will become a hero, a coward or a traitor? And who is the unknown of the shuttle which returns after ten years of absence?