Sébastien Delorme will be at the heart of the intrigues of “Indéfendable”, TVA’s daily news broadcast starting next fall.
The channel had been seeking for several years to put on the air a daily fiction. It is Pixcom, in collaboration with Quebecor Content, which produces this forensic series based on the original idea of criminal lawyer Richard Dubé.
Designer and producer Izabel Chevrier leads the project with lead author Nadine Bismuth. The latter oversees a collective of authors, in the same way as what Pixcom does with its series “Alerts”, also broadcast on TVA.
As of yet, the number of episodes, time slot and the rest of the cast of “Indefendable” have yet to be announced.
What we do know, however, is that the series will air Monday through Thursday.
In a few weeks, we should learn who revolves around lawyer Léo MacDonald (Sébastien Delorme) within the criminal law firm Lapointe-MacDonald.
Sébastien Delorme, who knows the mechanics of daily life well for having played five seasons in “District 31” – his character of detective sergeant Stéphane “Poupou” Pouliot “was killed at the opening of the 6th and final season – describes his new character as a “charismatic” man.
“He’s an excellent lawyer. […] He’s ‘gambler’, but straight at the same time he’s never going to lie, ”said the comedian, who has 16 episodes in hand to begin to tame his role. He must also become familiar with legal language and with the different ways of pleading.
It is also Me Dubé who writes the pleadings and the interrogations that Sébastien Delorme will deliver on the set, because we wanted as much authenticity as possible for the scenes in court.
The actor, who can be seen at the moment in the new series “Red bracelets” at TVA, has just started working on these scenes where he will find himself in court to defend his clients.
“I am in the process of establishing the character, his way of expressing himself, how we convince a jury when we only have the power to evoke what happened, how we set traps for witnesses in cross-examination, ”explained Sébastien Delorme, who is studying the right“ tone ”to give Me MacDonald.
At the beginning of the intrigues, Léo MacDonald has just won an important lawsuit for which he was nevertheless given the loser. He has become a star of criminal law and the enemy to be struck down in the eyes of the prosecution. This cause will rebound later in the story.
Pixcom executive producer Charles Lafortune strongly believes in this daily news. At another time, he played alongside Sébastien Delorme in “L’Affaire Côté”, a story developed as part of the series “Les grands trials”. The two meet again years later in another story of lawyers, but very different.
“It’s a project that has been worked on for several years. Me Richard Dubé is one of the greatest criminal lawyers in Quebec. He is often in the media, he is asked for his opinion as with the Camara affair. He was interviewed in the “Custom Murderers” series, which we did for Club illico. He and Izabel wanted to do a legal series on the defense side. Generally, the legal series is the Crown, we want to defend the widow and the orphan. I found it extremely interesting that they came up with this project. You rarely see that on TV, ”he said.
In “Indefendable”, the viewer will somehow find himself in the role of a juror who must decide between true and false.
“You also have to go beyond appearances, often looking for the real story behind it. You have the point of view of the accused, the victim, the witnesses, the jurors, and there you yourself will have to make your point of view with the evidence, ”Sébastien Delorme said of the viewers.
Note that by announcing the end of “District 31” on Tuesday, scheduled for next April, ICI TÉLÉ confirmed that it was developing a new daily fiction project for the 7 pm time slot.