Léa Olivier, the internationally successful youth phenomenon, finally on Canadian TV at TFO
Bringing topics rooted in the daily life of youth such as self-esteem, anxiety, consent, mental health, environment, feminism, etc.
TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2021 /CNW/ - Exclusively for television in Canada, TFO is launching the youth series La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier on January 21. This adaptation of the first two novels from Catherine Girard-Audet's best-selling collection is produced by Slalom and Encore Télévision in collaboration with TFO. Martin Cadotte directed scripts written by Rachel Cardillo and Sébastien Bertrand. After winning over many audiences around the world, La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier will be presented on FlipTFO for young Canadians aged 9-12 , the Franco-Ontarian broadcaster's pre-teen niche, on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., and replayed at the same time on Saturdays and Sundays.
"With FlipTFO programming, we want to help Franco-Ontarian youth see and recognize themselves on screen. Our shows support pre-teens and the daily changes they are experiencing to help them find the answers they seek. La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier fulfills this mandate with flying colours and we are proud to offer this content on our channel in collaboration with our long-time production partners: Slalom and Encore Television. We share the same love of the Francophonie and the desire to encourage curiosity, reflection, open-mindedness, development and respect."- Claude Sauvé, Interim Chief Content Officer, Groupe Média TFO
Featuring a cast of young talents that includes Laurence Deschênes, Léanne Désilets, Thomas Delorme, Laurie Babin, Sam-Éloi Girard, Émie Thériault and Karl-Antoine Suprice, the series promotes a diverse and inclusive Francophonie.
From its essentially Ottavian and Montreal settings, the first season of twelve 30-minute episodes focuses on Franco-Ontarian and Canadian culture, plunging viewers into Léa's daily life that's been shaken after moving. Inspired by the author's life, the beginnings of the story are a pretext to tackling many sometimes sensitive subjects that affect young people: citizenship and digital literacy, critical thinking, self-confidence, diversity, relationships, communication, experience, development, education, autonomy, perseverance, resilience…/p>
TV for the whole family – Season 1 exclusively on the TFO channel in Canada
The TFO channel, distributed to some 4 million Canadian subscribing households, is offered free via cable in Ontario and Manitoba, and is available in other Canadian provinces via cable or satellite (Videotron, Rogers, Telus, Bell, Cogeco). To find out how to access the TFO channel, visit tfo.org
For students and their educators – On IDÉLLO
For parents – On the IDÉLLO app
Find out more about La vie compliquée de Léa Olivier (available in French only)
About the TFO channel
About Groupe Média TFO
SOURCE Ontario French Language Educational Communications Authority (TFO)