Hard (TV series)

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Format Comedy
Created by Cathy Verney
Starring Natacha Lindinger
Michèle Moretti
François Vincentelli
Country of origin France
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18 (List of episodes)
Producer(s) Bruno Gaccio
Gilles Galud
Running time 25 minutes/episode
Distributor Sky Arts (UK)
Original channel Canal+
Original airing 9 May 2008 (2008-05-09)
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Hard is a French television series created and produced by Cathy Verney, airing since 9 May 2008 on Canal+ in France, and later internationally. The series focuses on the pornographic movie industry. It is part of the "New Trilogy" collection on Canal+.


After the sudden death of her husband, Sophie discovers through her mother-in-law, that her late husband did not run a successful software company, but instead produced pornographic films, with Soph'X being the legacy.

Between bewilderment and dismay, after discovering a world she couldn't conceive in a thousand miles, she hesitates between taking over the company or selling everything to resume her job as a lawyer. To pay the mortgage held by her husband before his death, she has to decide to modernize Soph'X, until a meeting with porn star and pillar of the company, Roy Lapoutre, forces her hand.



  • Season 1 originally aired from 9 to 23 May 2008, over 6 episodes of 26 minutes.
  • Season 2 originally aired from 30 May to 20 June 2011, over 12 episodes of 26 minutes.
  • On 22 August 2012, Canal+ officially announced the release of Season 3.

International distribution[edit]

The first season of the series was also broadcast in Hungary late 2010 under the title Derült égből porn, on the channel HBO Magyarország. It was proposed as a TV movie in two parts, the first lasting 74 minutes and the second lasting 78 minutes. Sky Arts started airing the first series in July 2013.


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