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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.


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