Terence Films today confirms production has begun on OPJ, South Pacific. Hitting screens later this year, the new police investigation soap opera will air on France Télévisions’ France Ô. The first order is set to be 50×26’ episodes played across a week or 2×52’ episodes for one evening.
Based on the original idea of Terence Films’ Co-Founder, Bertrand Cohen, OPJ, South Pacific tells the daily life of a group of investigators from a judicial police force in New Caledonia. The show will star Yaëlle Trules, who plays Clarissa, the commander of Nouméa’s police force. Equal parts brilliant and stubborn, she is a true leader at work, while single-handedly raising her two teenagers at home.
Anchored in everyday life, OPJ, South Pacific addresses the aspirations and evils that are commonplace in contemporary society. Through the officers in the team, the series follows how they live and work together, and explores the visual, historical, cultural and societal traits of New Caledonia.
The series will also be supported by a significant digital campaign, with young characters, Kelly and Agathe, inviting viewers to share their happiness, passions and dilemmas via daily posts on Facebook. Via photos, videos, 360° visuals, live posts and stories, the pair will drive interactivity and engagement outside of the traditional broadcast.
Bertrand Cohen, Co-Founder of Terence Films & Executive Producer comments: “For the first time, we are bringing the French public a cop show entirely shot in the South Pacific. The 20×52’ format will also allow viewers to discover the daily and family life of these officers who have the chance to live in a dream location.”
OPJ, South Pacific will be produced by Terence Films, with the participation of France Télévisions, France Ô, and TV5 Monde, with the support of the audiovisual and cinematographic production fund of New Caledonia, in partnership with the CNC. Bertrand Cohen and Stéphane Meunier will serve as executive producers for Terence Film. The episodes will be written by Eugénie Dard (Collection Director), José Caltagirone, Emmanuelle Dupuy, Juliette Gilot and Charlotte Joulia, and directed by François Bigrat and Matthieu Vollaire.