In February 2021, Arte began broadcasting season 1 of In Therapy, the French adaptation of the Israeli series Betipul.
Directed by the duo Eric Toledano and Olivier Nakache, this fiction, which brings together a 5-star cast, very quickly met with great success both on air and on the Arte.tv platform, with a total of 41 million views for 35 episodes. Season 1. Historic audience record for the Franco-German channel.
“It was a turning point in public perception of Arte“, Arte director Bruno Patino told our colleagues in an interview pure media. Faced with this enthusiasm, the second season was born with new actors such as Jacques Weber, Charlotte Gainsbourg or even Susan Lyndon.
For this occasion, the red thread of the first round of episodes, which revolved around the attacks of November 13, 2015, gave way to intrigue around the first imprisonment. If the auditions were canceled, there was still success for season 2 of In Therapy.
While the door was not closed for a potential season 3 when Season 2 aired, Olivier Woetling, director of Arte Fiction, confirmed to French Film that En Thérapie will not be returning to air.
“This decision was made in agreement with the creators. Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano wanted to return to cinema“, he explained. “Also the Israeli original, Betipul, did not get a third season. We could have started another global version of the series, but that was not our desire.“.
The information was confirmed by Bruno Patino to our colleagues from Puremedias. “We don’t create seasons to create seasons. The first reason for doing this is not to analyze the audience, it is to think about whether we can have such a strong season. I don’t care to repeat. Season 3 also depends on it. It is not currently under construction“.
Therefore, Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano will return to their first love, cinema. The duo is currently working on their next feature, A Difficulty Year, starring Pio Marmai, Alban Ivanov, Noemi Merlanti and Mathieu Amalric. It is scheduled to hit theaters on October 18, 2023.