For several long years now, Omar Sy has been an integral part of the French audiovisual landscape. First on the small screen, especially on Canal +, then in the cinema with various appearances in Le Boulet, Astérix and Obélix Mission Cléopâtre or even the excellent Nos Jours Heureux. It is obviously with Intouchables in 2011 that the career of Omar Sy will explode, the actor being in the stride coveted by Hollywood, in particular for X-Men, Inferno or Jurassic World, excuse the little.
Netflix offers Omar Sy
Since January 2021, Omar Sy has also enjoyed worldwide success on Netflix, through the series Lupine. So much so that the American platform decided to sign a contract for several years with the 43-year-old actor. In parallel, the film Tour de Force, directed by Louis Leterrier (to whom we owe the first episodes of the Lupine series), with Omar Sy, will also be broadcast on Netflix in 2022.
Variety explains that as part of the partnership, Omar Sy’s production company, based in Paris and Los Angeles, will develop original films for Netflix, in which the actor will be both actor and executive producer. “We look forward to working with Omar and his team as he grows as a producer and brings more unique stories and creativity to Netflix.”Explains Gaelle Mareschi, in charge of French production at Netflix.
Let us recall that for a few years now, Netflix has been attracting the services of numerous personalities of the cinema in France, for the production of series (Marseille, Family Business…), but also of exclusive feature films. It remains to be seen now what will be the first content resulting from this collaboration between Netflix and the Caesarized actor.
In addition to its original content, the Netflix platform also relies on another particularly profitable market, namely derivative products, particularly with regard to the Stranger Things series or Squid Game.