Tres bien! Disney Plus announces its first-ever French original series, ‘Weekend Family’

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Disney Plus announced Wednesday that all eight episodes of its first ever French original series, Weekend Family, is now available to stream.

The premise of the show centers around a family of children from their father’s previous relationships, whose overlapping visitation times with the father resemble Full House cranked up to 11.

The fun-loving head of the house, Eric Judor’s Fred, has custody of his three very different daughters — from three different mothers — each weekend. It’s a kind of “super-blended” step family packed with chaotic, but endearing, ups and downs in each episode.

The three children include the quixotic Clara (played by Liona Bordonaro), the unconventional Victoire (played by Midie Dreyfus), and the high-standards-loving Romy (played by Rozane Barrazoul).

The three mothers — Annelise Hesme, Jeanne Bournaud and Annabel Lopez — and Fred’s best friend Stan (played by Hafid F. Benamar) are usually close by as well, making the weekends a somewhat unpredictable rollercoaster each week.

But when Fred once again gets his heart stolen by his current girlfriend, Daphné Côté Hallé’s Emmanuelle, he wants to take things to the next level by having her move in with him.

The PhD candidate and Canadian emigrant must take a leap at becoming a stepmother, despite having no experience with parenting and having only a half-finished doctorate in child psychology to her name. Emmanuelle must also field the less-than-helpful advice from her best friend, Sephora Pondi’s Cora, as she tries to integrate into this crazy weekend family.

Weekend Family is on Disney Plus now.

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Danny Peterson covers entertainment news for WGTC and has previously enjoyed writing about housing, homelessness, the coronavirus pandemic, historic 2020 Oregon wildfires, and racial justice protests. Originally from Juneau, Alaska, Danny received his Bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Alaska Southeast and a Master's in Multimedia Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has written for The Portland Observer, worked as a digital enterprise reporter at KOIN 6 News, and is the co-producer of the award-winning documentary 'Escape from Eagle Creek.'