Romain Duris (Vernon Subutex)

STUDIOCANAL, Europe’s leader in production, distribution and international sales of TV series and feature films, has sold the North American rights to its Creation Original drama series VernonSubutex and Danish comedy drama series Pros and Cons to Topic, the new SVOD platform which launches on November 21st, 2019 and will stream throughout the US and Canada.

Starring internationally-renowned French actor Romain Duris (The New Girlfriend, All The Money In The World), Vernon Subutex is a 9 x 30’ drama series co-written and directed by leading creative talent Cathy Verney.  The series opened with its premiere at the second Cannes Series and was selected to screen in Los Angeles last month at Colcoa, the largest event dedicated to French films and series in the world.

Vernon Subutex, is an unemployed former owner of the legendary record shop Revolver.  After being evicted from his apartment, Vernon contacts his former friends who were involved in the music world with him in the 90s.  When rock star Alex Bleach dies of an overdose, leaving three mysterious video tapes behind, Vernon slips anonymously into the city where he becomes the most wanted man in Paris. Inspired by the best-selling novel which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize. Vernon Subutex is a Tetra Media Studio / 27.11 Production.

Originally commissioned by Viaplay TV3 and produced by the award-winning SAM Productions, Pros and Cons stars Lars Ranthe and Lena Maria Christensen.  When they were young and in love, Nina and Erik lived adrenaline-fueled lives as con artists. Together with their partner in crime, Jacqueline, they could cheat anybody out of anything. But when Nina became pregnant, the young couple withdrew from their criminal life and left Jacqueline behind. Wanting to live a normal life, they settled down in the suburbs of Copenhagen.  With two kids, parent-teacher meetings and in the midst of their marital crisis, Jacqueline reappears and changes everything…offering Nina and Erik one final grand con.