Philippe Rickwaert will not settle in the Elysée: The political series from Canal + “Baron Noir” will not have a fourth season, announced Télérama on Wednesday its co-creator Eric Benzekri and the director of the fiction of Canal +, Fabrice, known from La Patellière.
Kad Merad’s drama, which started in 2016 on the encrypted channel, ends with the decision of its co-creator: “I’ve talked a lot about it with Canal + and producer Thomas Bourguignon, but it’s my decision and I take it,” Benzekri told the weekly . This former PS activist, former collaborator of Julien Dray and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, referred in particular to “fatigue”, the “need to do something else”, but also to the end of a cycle with the tragic outcome of season 3. “For him, the new signing meant starting a new cycle of writing and spending another six years of his life on it …” Fabrice de la Patellière said. “And we couldn’t go on without him,” he added.
“Black Baron” was celebrated for its realism and followed for 24 episodes the rise of the socialist vice mayor of Dunkirk, Philippe Rickwaert (played by Kad Merad), who successively led young adviser Amélie Dorendeu (Anna Mouglalis) to the Elysée Francis Laugier (Niels Arestrup) before she is on the steps of power. (Belga / Belga)