After 40 years of global success as a cult manga series, Tsukasa Hojo’s “Cat’s Eye” is to be adapted as a flagship live-action drama series for TF1. Co-financing discussions are ongoing with a number of streaming platforms.
Directed by Alexandre Laurent (“Les Combattantes”, “Le Bazar de la Charité”), the new series (under the title “Cat’s eyes”) is being produced by Big Band Story (Benjamin Dupont-Jubien and Mehdi Sabbar) for TF1. The script for the series is being written by Michel Catz, Justine Kim-Gautier, Antonin Martin-Hilbert, Anne- Charlotte Kassab, Coline Dussaud and Audrey Gagneux, based on the original work by Tsukasa Hojo (“Cat’s Eye”, published by Coamix).
Shooting is scheduled for the autumn of 2023.
The series traces the story of “Cat’s Eyes” back to its roots, and follows the adventures of the three Chamade sisters as they improvise a series of daring heists around the French capital’s most iconic (and security-conscious) monuments. It’s 2023, and Alexia, Tam and Sylia are reunited in the City of Light after many years apart. At the same time, a work of art that belonged to their father – who had died ten years earlier in a mysterious fire at his art gallery – reappears in a prestigious exhibition at the Eiffel Tower. The sisters decide to risk everything to steal the painting, in the hope that they will finally solve the mystery of what happened to their father. The trio soon find themselves in the crosshairs of Quentin Chapuis, commissioner of the French police’s Organised Crime Unit (BRB), who is tasked with arresting these new, elusive art thieves. But what he doesn’t know is that one of them is none other than Tam, the great love of his life…
From their chaotic emotional reunion, to combining their apparently normal existence with a dangerous, clandestine double life, the three sisters face challenge after challenge. Firmly of our time but with frequent nods to the 80s, the series will be an explosive mix of action, romance and comedy. This adaptation of the cult manga series “Cat’s Eyes” reaffirms our ambitious programming strategy, built around event broadcasting franchises.