Tehran producer confirms scripted series
Julien Leroux’s new production company, Paper Entertainment, co-producer on Apple TV+ series Tehran, is in development on its first drama, Your Eyes.
Formerly of Cineflix Media, Leroux founded the company in January, with Channel 4 taking a minority stake soon afterwards via its Indie Growth Initiative Fund.
Your Eyes is from Killing Eve writer Isis Davis (pictured above), with themes of family, race and identity, told from the experience of an unconventionally diverse modern family.
Leroux said of the new project: “We are thrilled to be working on Your Eyes - a series which addresses essential conversations surrounding the major issue of systemic racism. Isis is the absolute perfect voice for the series. She brings her own unique, personal background and life experience to explore the themes of racial identity, belonging, class and location.”
Davis added: “As a mixed-race woman growing up in the 90’s, I experienced prejudice because my parents were a different race from me. Now, I have two beautiful little girls of different races, one brown and one white and that is why this project is so close to my heart!
“I am delighted to be working with the wonderful team at Paper Entertainment and I am excited to be bringing such a poignant story to the screen.”
Your Eyes is based on the feature film and series Il a déjà tes yeux, created by Lucien Jean-Baptiste and Sébastien Mounier and Marie-Françoise Colombani.
Isis Davis image via David Reiss; Tehran image via Apple TV+
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