Italy’s biggest broadcaster RAI secured the broadcast rights to crime series “Jo” (working title/formerly “Le Grand”) – featuring Hollywood superstar Jean Reno. Reno portrays Jo St-Clair, a veteran detective in Paris’ elite Criminal Brigade tackling the city’s most challenging murder cases. “Jo” takes the audience behind the scenes of Paris’ most iconic locations – the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, the Catacombs, Place Vendôme – as we follow St-Clair in his relentless pursuit of justice. “Jo” is produced by Atlantique Productions.
Axel Böhm, Regional Sales Director Italy says “‘Jo’ has an amazing cast and outstanding directors working alongside household names Jean Reno and René Balcer. Right from the start the series created a huge buzz around the world and I am thrilled that now RAI picked up ‘Jo’.”
“Jo” was created by Emmy Award-winning producer René Balcer, writer and producer of over 400 episodes of the “Law & Order” franchise and creator of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”. He serves as the series’ showrunner and Executive Producer, writing and producing the show in association with co-creators Franck Ollivier and Malina Detcheva. Fighting crime alongside Reno are Tom Austen (“The Borgias”) as Jo’s rookie partner and American TV star Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordan”) as his adviser and friend. Hollywood newcomer Heida Reed (“One Day”) plays Jo’s estranged daughter Adèle.
Charlotte Sieling (“The Bridge”), Stefan Schwartz (“Dexter”), Kristoffer Nyholm (“Forbrydelsen – The Killing”) and Sheree Folkson (“Hit and Miss”) directed the eight one-hour episodes. “Jo” is the first drama series shot entirely on location in Paris and filmed in English.