Oble Boards ‘The Firebrands’ Miniseries Based on Swiss Graphic Novels

Oble has boarded worldwide distribution rights to “The Firebrands,” a five-part collection tailored Camille Rebetez’s Swiss graphic novel saga.

Directed by Delphine Lehericey (“The Final Dance”), the five-part drama has been commissioned by RTS, the Swiss nationwide broadcaster and can premiere in 2023. “The Firebrands” is produced by well-established banners, Field Productions and Entre Chien et Loup.

The drama begins within the early 1970’s within the Swiss countryside the place three buddies, Lulu, Chiara and Joe, are getting ready to maturity and dream of constructing a world of freedom and equality, the place nobody is left behind. Because the hippie wave ignites younger folks in all places and exhausting medication discover their strategy to their conservative village, the trio witness the damages of excesses and dependancy.

Co-written by Rebetez alongside Joanne Giger, Aurélie Champagne and Olivier Volpi, “The Firebrands” follows Lulu, Chiara and Joe all through the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s from youthful rebel, passionate idealism to maturity once they shatter outdated methods of considering and residing to erect new ones, put their desires into motion and construct a pioneering shelter for drug addicts. 

Together with “The Firebrands” collection, Field Productions and RTS additionally co-produced the one-hour documentary, “Addictions” which examines the medication disaster in Switzerland which impressed “The Firebrands.” The docu additionally explores the nation’s subsequent modern and radical medication coverage, which is now broadly carried out.  Switzerland’s “4 pillar mannequin” – prevention, therapy, hurt discount, and regulation enforcement – has been credited with decreasing the nation’s overdose deaths by 50%, and new heroin customers by 80% between 1991-2010.

“Within the arms of Delphine Lehericey, ‘The Firebrands’ shimmers with life on the display screen,” mentioned Katia Sol, Oble co-founder. “By way of the eyes of every character we expertise essential social modifications in three a long time which have formed the world as we speak, significantly the results of dependancy not only for the person however for his or her neighborhood, family and friends, and the significance of holding on to your desires.”

Elena Tatti at Field Productions mentioned “‘The Firebrands’ is far far more than a coming-of-age story, it’s a touching, humorous, transferring saga that celebrates common themes of friendship, historical past, household and residential.”