Parliament: is the series inspired by a true story?

The first episode of Parliament is broadcast this Monday, May 9 at 9 p.m. on France 5. Is this dive into the heart of the European Parliament taken from a true story?

France 5 launches, this Monday, May 9 at 9 p.m., the broadcast of season 1 of Parliamenta series in which Xavier Lacailleseen in the series Valid on Canal+, plays Samy, the parliamentary assistant of a French MEP, played by Philippe Duquesne (Welcome to the Ch’tis), who will discover the sad reality of the European Parliament. On the occasion of the broadcast of this first episode, Télé Star invites you to discover whether this political satire is inspired by a true story or not.

The answer is no. If the series Parliament is based on real facts, such as Brexit for example, it remains purely fictional. And it is rather good news as the MEPs are portrayed as incompetent in this first season, available, already, in full on the France TV site. “I think what makes it work is that we have characters who are sometimes caricatural, parodic, but we don’t ridicule the institution, because the issues and the situations are believable”explains Xavier Lacaille to our colleagues from France Info.

Parliament: season 2 already available on the France TV site

If you don’t want to wait for France 5 to discover the rest of Parliamentknow that season 2 of the political series is already available on the France TV website. Filmed last summer at the European Parliament, in Strasbourg, it focuses on the art of compromise and includes some surreal scenes such as when the new President of Parliament is appointed after a game of… Who is it?.

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