The acclaimed French comedy Call My Agent is set to return for a fifth season as well as a film.
The news comes as a surprise after its recent fourth season was expected to be the last. The announcement was made by Thomas Anargyros, chief executive of Mediawan Studios, the company behind the series, on French radio station Europe 1.
“We’re making great progress [on the film],” he said. “We want to produce it this year, and we’re looking to air it likely at the end of the year or early next year. And we’ll move forward with a new season for Call My Agent.”
The comedy, following a celebrity talent agency in Paris, featured a string of cameos including Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert and Sigourney Weaver. It originally aired on the public France 2 channel before finding global success on Netflix. Variety reports that the streamer is in early talks to obtain the rights for the forthcoming film and series.
The film is set to start production by the end of the year or in early 2022 and sources claim the plot might take the characters to New York with many of the key cast primed for a return. Star Camille Contel has since found success in English language projects and will next be seen in crime drama Stillwater with Matt Damon and Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci with Lady Gaga.
The series will take place after the film but will reportedly be reboot with a new cast of agents.
A UK remake of the show from John Morton, creator of BBC comedy W1A, is also in development and is currently being shopped around.
“I’m thrilled, startled and daunted to be given the chance to re-create such a wonderful show as Call My Agent for an English language audience,” Morton said.