What is it about?
New York in the last days of 1999. Two people fall in love and soon discover that the biggest obstacles to their happiness are the memories, obsessions, fears and fantasies that haunt their minds.
Created by Steven Levenson, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, the series in Chapter with Mae Whitman, Carlos Valdes, Cathy Finneran… available on Disney+
Not just a romantic comedy
The comforting thing about romantic comedies is the genre codes that allow us to follow stories that follow the same plot without feeling like they’re saying the same thing. On paper, Tête à tête does not appear to be an exception to this observation.
And yet, the new Disney + series is much more original than it seems at first glance! Namely, because the groups of friends around Lindsey and Miguel are… imaginary characters! Each character actually has three voices in their head that only they can see and hear.
This format is not the only feature of Tête à tête, as this romantic tale is also an ode Musicals Broadway, which doesn’t seem too surprising, since the series is directed by Thomas Keil, director of Hamilton and co-writer Steven Levenson, the musical Tick, Tick, BOOM! Screenwriter.
As for the songs of the series, they are signed by the duo Robert and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (winners of two Oscars for Frozen and Coco), to whom we also owe the music of the WandaVision series, and therefore the song. “Agatha All Along” (Emmy Award for Best Original Song in 2021).
In terms of casting, the role of Lindsey was entrusted to Mae Whitman, well known to fans of Scott Pilgrim and the TV series Good Girls; As for Miguel, he is interpreted by Carlos Valdez, who is widely known for giving Cisco (aka Vibe) his features in the Flash series.
Difficult but not impossible love, impressive song and dance numbers and the romantic magic of New York… this is the recipe for the Tête à tête series, which we already predict will be a great success on the Disney+ platform, which will be broadcast exclusively from this Friday, March 24!
Camila Luna is a writer at Gossipify, where she covers the latest movies and television series. With a passion for all things entertainment, Camila brings her unique perspective to her writing and offers readers an inside look at the industry. Camila is a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in English and is also a avid movie watcher.