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Music Box Picks Up First Two Seasons of French Bordello Series ‘Maison Close’

Music Box Picks Up First Two Seasons of French Bordello Series 'Maison Close'

Music Box Films has scooped up US and Canadian rights to the first two seasons of sumptuous bodice-ripping drama “Maison Close,” the French TV series set in a 19th century Parisian bordello, created by Jacques Ouaniche and a hit on Canal Plus.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Jemima West, star of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,
leads a cast of gorgeous characters trapped by circumstance and their societies
limited options, in this dark, riveting exploration of desire and power.  By turns both erotic and political, MAISON
CLOSE re-imagines age-old themes—and the world’s oldest profession—in
revolutionary ways that “would make even a veteran of the 50 Shades of Grey
series blush.” (The Times)  

In late 2012, it was announced that HBO took North American rights to the series, and had an English-language remake in the works. 

Watch the UK trailer for the second season, below.

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