District Z: Decryption of this life-size “Walking Dead” which lands on TF1

Friday evening, TF1 is launching its brand new entertainment called “District Z”. A program that promises to be ambitious and original with zombies from all over and sets inspired by the world of video games. Presentation.
” D-3 They think they are ready for the @ DistrictZ … Are they really? RDV FRIDAY 9 PM ON @ TF1 with @DenisBrogniart! @MichaelYoun @DenitsaOff #ArnaudDucret @CartmanOfficiel @VincentDesagnat “, enthusiastically teased the producer and host Arthur on Twitter this Tuesday, December 8, 2020.

And indeed, next Friday, viewers will finally discover the new entertainment on which the front page teams have been working for months now. The show promises to be like no other and the production has made sure to put the means to offer an exceptional show. A risky bet after the very good audiences recorded by Koh-Lantauntil last week again. But Arthur is confident and even has high hopes for the future. ” It’s one of the biggest productions for a few years , since we used cinema means, we built quite gigantic sets, and we created a production hub, the objective being for the whole world to come and shoot. home , “he said via an AFP press release.

So what is the principle of District Z ? Presented by Denis Brogniart , who definitely does not let go of the Friday night slot on TF1 , the game brings together a small group of personalities sent to District Z, a prohibited area following the experiments that went wrong with a mysterious mad scientist, the professor Z. All night long (from 9:30 p.m. to 7 a.m.), the personalities are brought to multiply the physical and mental tests in order to gain profits for the benefit of associations .

To make their participation an ordeal, the zombies that haunt the district will seek to ” eliminate them. ” them ever more fiercely as the evening progresses. Arthur and the production were inspired by the Walking Dead series and the Casa de Papel or even video games like Call of duty to set up a setting that is larger than life. ” On TF1, for three years we have created 23 formats (new shows, editor’s note), but with this one, we are passing a course, it is clearly the most ambitious that we have been able to create in recent years, ” assured Julien Degroote, director of content development for the TF1 group. No worries, however, it is indeed. Moreover, in the pages of Paris Match , Arthur estimated that it would be rather about ” zombies of the 80s ” than those which make have nightmares.

In addition, District Z , shot near Parc Astérix, just 30 kilometers from Paris, aims to serve as an amusement park or festival for zombie fans . Arthur says he has already received ” marks of interest from major US and European channels and streaming platforms. ”

But as always, it’s the audience that will define its success or not. For this first edition, TF1 has planned to broadcast 5 episodes of two hours each Friday . The launch will feature the team of Arnaud Ducret , Michaël Youn , Vincent Desagnat , Denitsa Ikonomova and Cartman .

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