Unit 42

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Unit 42
FrenchUnité 42
GenreCrime drama
Created byJulie Bertrand
Annie Carels
Charlotte Joulia
Screenplay byCharlotte Joulia, Julie Bertrand, Sammy Fransquet, Annie Carels, Anne-Charlotte Kassab
Directed byMathieu Mortelmans, Indra Siera, Hendrik Moonen
StarringPatrick Ridremont
Constance Gay
Composer(s)Michel Duprez and Thierry Plas
Country of originBelgium
Original language(s)French
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes20
Production
Running time52 minutes
Production company(s)Left Field Ventures
RTBF
Release
Original networkLa Une, Netflix
Original releaseNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19) –
present
External links
Website

Unit 42 (original title: Unité 42) is a Belgian television series written by Julie Bertrand, Annie Carels and Charlotte Joulia. It premiered in Belgium on La Une on 19 November 2017, and it was released worldwide on Netflix on 14 June 2019.[1][2]

After The Break and Public Enemy, Unit 42 came out of the second joint call for projects between RTBF and the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Synopsis[edit]

A Federal Police unit fights against new forms of cybercrime. Members include:

  • Billie, a hacker, codename: “Th3m1s”;
  • Sam, a widowed family man;
  • Nassim;
  • Bob;
  • and Alice, a deaf Pathologist.

Cast[edit]

Production information[edit]

  • Original title: Unité 42
  • Director: Indra Siera (4 episodes), Mathieu Mortelmans (4 episodes), Roel Mondelaers (3 episodes), Hendrik Moonen (7 episodes)
  • Screenplay: Charlotte Joulia, Julie Bertrand, Annie Carels, Sammy Fransquet and Anne-Charlotte Kassab
  • Costumes: Vanessa Evrard
  • Photography: Sander Vandenbroucke
  • Editing: Marc de Coster, Philippe Ravoet and Steven Sanders
  • Makeup: Elodie Lienard, Juan-Carlos Salazar, Valérie Tomasi
  • Special Effects Makeup: Lionel Lê
  • Music: Michel Duprez and Thierry Plas
  • Producers: John Engel (producer/executive producer); Marie Queffeulou (associate producer); Christelle Mahy (line producer)
  • Production companies: Left Field Ventures, Steel Fish Pictures, RTBF
  • Country of origin:  Belgium
  • Original language: French
  • Genre: Crime drama, thriller
  • Duration: 52 minutes
  • Release dates (Season 1):

Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110November 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)December 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)
210November 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2017)[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Face to Face"Indra SieraJulie BertrandNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)
Several women are found dead, naked, in front of their computer screen. Their internet installation completely disconnected suggests a hacking. Sam and Billie will have all the trouble in the world to stop the serial killer who uses his computer skills to put them on false leads. Can they stop him before he makes a new victim?
2"Of Faith and Law"Indra SieraAnnie CarelsNovember 19, 2017 (2017-11-19)
The assassination of a cyber-preacher who has just returned from Syria is causing trouble and revealing rivalries between recruiters. Sam and Billie will have to find the truth at the heart of human conflict, but also at the heart of the infernal machine that is propaganda 2.0. An infernal machine that sometimes pushes the best of us to the irreparable.
3"Avatar"Indra SieraAnnie CarelsNovember 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)
4"Blood and Virtue"Roel MondelaersAnnie CarelsNovember 26, 2017 (2017-11-26)
5"Live Memory"Roel MondelaersAnnie CarelsDecember 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)
6"Helpful Votes"Roel MondelaersAnnie CarelsDecember 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)
7"Connected"Hendrik MoonenAnnie CarelsDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)
8"An Eye for an Eye"Hendrik MoonenAnnie CarelsDecember 10, 2017 (2017-12-10)
9"Standby Mode"Hendrik MoonenAnnie CarelsDecember 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)
10"Reboot"Indra SieraAnnie CarelsDecember 17, 2017 (2017-12-17)

Season 2 (2019)[edit]

Season 2 was produced in 2019 and aired on RTBF La Une on 3 November 2019 after its first exclusive run on Belgian payTV platform Proximus.   

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"Blog Mom - Part 1"Mathieu MortelmansCharlotte JouliaNovember 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)
2"Blog Mom - Part 2"Mathieu MortelmansCharlotte JouliaNovember 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)
3"Game Tort"Christophe WagnerXavier Vairé, Sammy FransquetNovember 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
4"Hot Spot"Christophe WagnerNacim Mehtar, Vincent Guillemot, Daphnis O. BoelensNovember 26, 2019 (2019-11-26)
5"Fire Wall"Hendrik MoonenVincent Robert, Daphnis o. BoelensDecember 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)
6"Cyber Love"Hendrik MoonenJulie BertrandDecember 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)
7"Skin Deep"Hendrik MoonenChsrlotte Joulia, Daphnis O. BoelensDecember 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)
8"The Afterlife"Hendrik MoonenSammy Fransquet, Xavier VairéDecember 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)
9"False Pretenses"Mathieu MortelmansJulie BertrandDecember 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)
10"Chaos"Mathieu MortelmansVincent Robert, Nacim Mehtar, Charlotte JouliaDecember 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)

References[edit]

  1. ^ ""Unité 42", la nouvelle série de la RTBF, intéresse déjà France Télévisions". sudinfo.be. September 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "Netflix's 'Unit 42' soars on the chemistry of its unlikely lead partners". The Daily Dot. June 18, 2019.

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