12 OCT 2021

Studiocanal closes deal with HBO Max and Radio-Canada for “All The Way Up”

The title, produced by Mandarin Télévision in collaboration with CANAL+ and Autodidakte, recently debuted across 39 Latin American and Caribbean territories, with its first season garnering more than 35 million views on Canal+ digital platforms alone.

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Studiocanal has sold the  CANAL+ Creation Originale comedy drama series "All The Way Up," also known as "Validé" to WarnerMedia Latin America, exclusively for HBO Max and to Radio-Canada. “Powerful, and energtic series All The Way Up is a real phenomenon, beating all streaming ratings records on CANAL+ and, at the same time, on the main music streaming services,"  Beatriz Campos, SVP Global Sales and Production Financing at Studiocanal said. "We are extremely pleased to see this dynamic and universal comedy drama heading to HBO Max for its Latin American audiences and to Radio Canada where we are sure it will be a huge success.” 

"All The Way Up" is a Mandarin Télévision production, in co-production with CANAL+ and Autodidakte for CANAL+ Creation Originale, created by Franck Gastambide, Charles Van Tieghem, Xavier Lacaille and Giulio Callegari. Stars of the series, including director and lead actor Franck Gastambide, will be in Cannes this week as the second series opens CANNESERIES Festival.  Season 2 is produced by Mandarin Télévision and Autodidakte Production, and directed by Franck Gastambide and David Diane. Starring Laëtitia Kerfa, Saïdou Camara, Brahim Bouhlel, Franck Gastambide, Sabrina Ouazani, Moussa Mansaly, Bosh, Hakim Jemili, Fatou Kaba, Rachid Guellaz, Dimitri Storoge, Youssef Hajdi, with the participation of Saïd Taghmaoui.  

HBO Max, which in June this year rolled out in 39 territories in Latin America and the Caribbean marking the streaming platform’s first launch outside of the U.S. and starting off its global expansion, will premiere season one of the 10-part drama. Radio-Canada's OTT platform ICI TOU.TV EXTRA has aquired both the first and recently completed second season exclusive rights for Canada.  The first season of the title saw massive success on CANAL+ digital platforms with more than 35 million streams to date. Music from the series has also been a large success with more than 4 million views of the clip on YouTube, with French rapper Hatik – who played the lead role in season one – becoming a rap sensation since the series began. 

Clément, aka Apash, is a talented young rapper with his two childhood friends by his side.  One day he is recognized for his skills by one of France’s biggest rap stars. But their alliance quickly morphs into a dangerous rivalry. On the cust of fame the boys are about to find out, that in rap, success comes with strings attached.  The second season begins a year after Apash’s tragic death, his friends William and Brahim decide to launch Apash Music in honor of his memory. They place all their hopes on Sara, a young female rapper. But the male-dominated rap industry is reluctant to accept her and the media exposure brings old enemies from Sara’s past back to the surface. 

 

Powerful, and energetic series All The Way Up is a real phenomenon, beating all streaming ratings records on CANAL+ and, at the same time, on the main music streaming services. We are extremely pleased to see this dynamic and universal comedy drama heading to HBO Max for its Latin American audiences and to Radio Canada where we are sure it will be a huge success.” Beatriz Campos SVP Global Sales and Production Financing, Studiocanal