Developed by Mabrouk El Mechri
Country of origin France
First episode date 4 October 2010
Genre Historical period drama
Creative director(s) Paulo Routier
Original language(s) French
Final episode date 25 February 2013
Created by Jacques Ouaniche
|Starring Anne CharrierValérie KarsentiJemima WestCatherine HosmalinClémence BretécherDeborah GrallBlandine Bellavoir|
Composer(s) Gast WaltzingAlain Pewzner
Similar Jo (TV series), Un village français, Versailles (TV series)
Maison close season 1 official trailer
Maison Close is a French television series which premiered on Canal+ on October 4, 2010. The series was developed by Mabrouk El Mechri and is based on a concept created by Jacques Ouaniche. It is a drama set in a nineteenth century Parisian brothel.
- Maison close season 1 official trailer
- Maison close season one clip sneak peek
- Season 1 2010
- Season 2 2013
- Production and development
- Home media release
On December 7, 2010, Canal + renewed Maison Close for a second season which premiered on February 4, 2013. But on May 2013, the series had been cancelled by Canal+ after the second season, following a decline in ratings.
Maison close season one clip sneak peek
Paris, 1871. In Le Paradis, a luxury brothel, three women try to escape from their troublesome circumstances. Vera is 35 years old, the end of her career as a prostitute drawing nearer. She puts all her hopes on her main client, the only one rich enough to redeem her debt. Hortense is the Madame of Le Paradis. She must hold on to her girls whilst dealing with an extortionist from the Parisian suburbs. Rose arrives in search of her mother, a former prostitute. She is trapped with a pimp and forcibly conscripted into Le Paradis.
Season 1 (2010)
The first season premiered on Canal+ on October 4, 2010. The season finale aired on October 25, 2010.
Season 2 (2013)
The second season premiered on Canal+ on February 4, 2013. The season finale aired on February 25, 2013.
Production and development
Jacques Ouaniche imagined the series in 2007, taking as a starting point a "trapped young girl forced to prostitute in a nineteenth century Parisian brothel".
On May 2013, the series had been cancelled by Canal+ after the second season, following a decline in ratings.
Home media release
On November 9, 2012, it was revealed that an English-language adaptation was in development and that HBO and Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson’s Leverage would develop the project. The remake should be identical to the original version except for the cast and the language. Although the project has not been canceled, HBO no longer communicates about it since the announcement.