New French streamer Salto acquires Casablanca’s Happily Married

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The dark half-hour comedy series, commissioned originally by Radio-Canada Tele and Tou.Tv Extra, is among Salto's first-ever acquisitions.

Recently launched French streaming service Salto has acquired the dark comedy series Happily Married (“C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime”).

Produced by Montreal-based Productions Casablanca, the series is among the first acquisitions for Salto, the streamer created by French broadcasters TF1, M6 Group and France Télévisions to compete with Netflix. It is due to launch this fall.

The deal was secured by Cineflix Rights, which acquired the exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the project in December. The 10-part series, commissioned originally by Radio-Canada Télé and digital platform Tou.Tv Extra, was first unveiled as an Official Selection at Berlinale Series 2020.

The show is written by François Létourneau and directed by Jean-François Rivard, the creative team behind the award-winning Radio-Canada series Les Invincibles. The comedy, also produced by Productions Casablanca, aired for three seasons from 2005 to 2009.

Happily Married, set in 1974, follows two married couples as they take a number of drastic actions to become the most infamous criminal quartet in Quebec history. It stars François Létourneau (Les InvinciblesSérie Noire), Patrice Robitaille (Les InvinciblesVictor Lessard), Marilyn Castonguay (Plan B), Karine Gonthier-Hydman (Like-moi!) and Sophie Desmarais (The Forbidden Room).

“We are thrilled to count Happily Married among Salto’s exclusive programming. This show represents exactly what Salto wants to embody – an offering with bold and original content which has a perfect mix of freedom of tone and dark humour,” said Thomas Crosson, Salto’s head of content in a statement.