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Netflix’s French Showbiz Comedy ‘Call My Agent!’ Wins International Emmy

Not to be confused for Bollywood’s Call My Agent, this French comedy show has managed to snag itself an international Emmy Award for best TV show produced outside of the United States.

That’s such a great achievement, given that the show has remained an unsung gem for several years, until recently when Netflix picked up its fourth season for the global audience on January 21st 2021.

Call My Agent!, originally called Ten Percent, premiered in France on October 14, 2015, and has run for four seasons so far, with the fourth debut netting the Emmy’s for best comedy.

The Good and the Great

The rapid-fire Francais on this comedy series might seem heavy on the ears, but you adjust to it. What’s so awesome about Call My Agent! is the way it brings out the French culture in a humorous manner- from name-calling to snobbery, you get a good laugh out of it.

The Show’s Actors

The performances of world-class actors together with the show’s main cast has served to alleviate the show from the misfortunes of another cliché comedy. Some of the consistent guest actors in the first three debuts are Oscar winners Juliette Binoche and Jean Dujardin. Monica Belucci and Isabelle Huppert also made a tremendous impact. The fourth season showcases stars such as Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jean Reno and Sigourney Weaver.

Is there a Fifth Season to Come?

While fans are tirelessly anticipating the latest slice of this Parisian-set comedy-drama, we are yet to hear news of season 5 renewal. But needless to say, as Call My Agent! continues to gain recognition among Netflix’s international content, more and more people will develop a loving ode for this French output as there’s a plethora of wealth to be discovered there.

Written by Ralph Glorioso

World cinema and electronic music enthusiast. Most importantly, a firm believer in slice of life and iyashikei anime.

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