Mission control

June 8, 2017


Set in the near future, French sci-fi drama Missions follows a crew of European astronauts in a space race against the US to reach Mars. But with no word from the American crew after they reach the red planet first, the European exploration mission becomes a rescue operation.

Once they land, they find a survivor, but he isn’t an American: he’s Russian, and the first man who ‘died’ in space – in 1967.

Producer Henri Debeurme and director Julien Lacombe, who co-created the show, reveal the origins of the space series and explain how they balanced realism with fantasy and adventure.

They also discuss the writing process for the 10-episode show and the challenges of creating a sci-fi drama.

Missions is produced by Empreinte Digitale for OCS and distributed by AB International Distribution.

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