Here’s a nugget of news that came out of left field, yet somehow makes perfect sense. Gérard Depardieu, the larger-than-life French actor, will be a character in an adult animated series that will tell anecdotes from his life. Depardieu, who came up with the idea for the show, will voice his animated self.
Depardieu seul le sait! (Depardieu Only Knows!) was announced by French studio Toon Factory, which will produce the series. It promises that the tone of the show will be “sincere and funny, at times poetic.” Depardieu will be drawn by Mathieu Sapin, an illustrator whose 2017 graphic novel Gérard: Five Years with Depardieu recounts his travels with the actor.
Depardieu Only Knows!, which has just entered development, will consist of 52 x 3-minute episodes. There will also be a number of special episodes directed by “other big names” from the bande dessinée (or comics) world. Thierry Berthier, ceo and co-founder of Toon Factory, commented on the series: