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A web series from France is bringing intrigue, humor, and thrills to a screen near you. Charlène Dautais and Maude Davy-Zeller are the co-creators of Evadés du Temps, which follows the time-hopping adventures of a thief and a secret agent.

In the first episode of the series, we meet our heroes. Emma (Letitia Legrix) is a capable and cunning thief, while Simon (Cyril Benoit) in an agent who takes a keen interest in her. At the end of the first episode, when they meet at an ancient ruin, we are introduced to the show’s time-traveling conceit. Evadés du Temps roughly translates to “time escapers,” and Emma and Simon will find themselves in several historical eras as their partnership develops.

(Note: Evadés du Temps is in French with English subtitles.)

As Davy-Zeller told Tubefilter, her team has financed two episodes on their own and is seeking a production partner in order to continue on with more. So far, Evadés du Temps has displayed an easy charm and a slick sense of style, and its leads deliver fine performances. Here’s hoping that viewers around them world get to see more of Emma and Simon’s temporal travels going forward.

OTHER UNDER-THE-RADAR SERIES TO CHECK OUT

  • Battle For Denmark. The story of Hamet is retold, with a modern mayoral campaign as its backdrop.
  • Meme Queens. Former beauty queens look to reinvent themselves as over-the-top internet stars.
  • C-Bar. Big hats and smooth talkin’ character this western web series.

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