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Call My Agent! Everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Video’s British remake
Amazon Prime Video is releasing a British remake of the French comedy Call My Agent! with Jack Davenport, Helena Bonham Carter and Lydia Leonard in the cast.
Call My Agent! has been one of the breakout TV hits of lockdown with word of mouth about the French comedy making it a surprise hit on Netflix.
A fifth season and movie have now been confirmed and, in more exciting news, a British remake is on the way on Amazon Prime Video.
The French show is set in a Paris celebrity talent agency and follows the scheming and antics behind the scenes, throwing in celebrity cameos along the way.
Here is everything you need to know about the British remake of Call My Agent!
What is Call My Agent!
French comedy in a Parisian talent agency, where employees scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat
IMDB Rating: 8.3
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 97%
The critics said: Sharp, sardonic and - of course - irresistibly chic (Patrick Smith, The Independent)
Where to watch: Seasons 1-4 streaming now on Netflix
Who is remaking Call My Agent?
The British version is being written and directed by John Morton - the creative genius behind Twenty Twelve and W1A.
Amazon said the series will retain the essence of the French show, but will add Morton’s British sensibility and new storylines.
“It’s great to be working with Amazon Prime Video who support creativity and gives us the freedom to put our own distinctively British stamp on the series," said John Morton.
"It’s a privilege to be working with an extraordinary cast, along with some star-studded cameos, who together represent the best of Britain’s talent."
Who's appearing in the British remake of Call My Agent?
The British remake will star:
Jack Davenport (The Morning Show, The Pirates of the Caribbean series, The Talented Mr. Ripley)
Lydia Leonard (Last Christmas, Gentleman Jack)
Maggie Steed (Fisherman’s Friends, Chewing Gum)
Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster, Patrick Melrose)
Hiftu Quasem (Killing Eve, The Nest)
Fola Evans-Akingbola (Black Mirror, Siren)
Rebecca Humphries (The Crown, Trigonometry)
Harry Trevaldwyn (The King, The Bubble)
Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones, Notting Hill)
Natasha Little (Night Manager, Vanity Fair)
Edward Bluemel (Killing Eve, Sex Education)
Eleonore Arnaud (Nu)
Jim Broadbent (The Duke, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)
Cameos in the series will include Kelly Macdonald (Line of Duty, Trainspotting), Helena Bonham Carter (The Harry Potter series, The Crown, The King’s Speech) and Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, An Education).
When is the British Call My Agent! released?
Amazon hasn’t announced a release date, but the show is expected to arrive in 2022.