The flames reach the dome of the historic Notre-Dame Cathedral on April 15, 2019. AFP photos)
On April 15, 2019, before the world could imagine that just a year later, we would be stranded due to a rapidly mutating virus, we were surprised by another great event: a devastating fire in the legendary Parisian cathedral of Notre-Dame.
The tragedy has not only moved an entire city and an entire country. It made an impact on the whole world and that’s what Netflix’s new documentary will show, which it will tell multiple corners of unforgettable history.
According to the specialized website The French Filmsreports that the six-episode series was made in collaboration with the Paris fire brigade and the journalist Romain Gubert, co-author of the book La Nuit de Notre-Dame (The Night of Notre-Dame).
The screenplay was co-written by Frenchman Hervé Hadmar (Au-delà des murs, Pigalle la nuit, Romance) and Olivier Bocquet. The production was handled by Cheyenne Federation.
Framed within the so-called – and increasingly popular – documentary miniseries, Netflix will put it on the grid starting October 19.
Director Damien Couvreur said he was “happy to be working with Hervé Hadmar this miniseries of unprecedented scope, which will capture the impact of this event in the collective memory.