Prime Video’s ‘Étoile’ is scheduled to begin filming in Paris, France, and New York in January 2024. The drama series, also set in Paris and New York City, revolves around dancers and artistic staff of globally acclaimed ballet companies who embark on an ambitious endeavor to rescue their prestigious institutions by swapping their most talented stars.
The series was created by Daniel Palladino and Amy Sherman-Palladino. The husband and wife duo have previously worked together in the Emmy Award-winning Prime Video comedy-drama ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ Amy also created shows like ‘Gilmore Girls,’ ‘Bunheads,’ and ‘The Return of Jezebel James,’ all of which had Daniel as a writer.
The show stars Luke Kirby and Gideon Glick, marking the performers’ yet another collaboration with Amy and Daniel after ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.’ Kirby is an Emmy Award-winning actor recognized for his roles as Bell Prescott in ‘Panhandle,’ Davis Calloway in ‘Gossip Girl,’ and Gene Goldman in ‘The Deuce.’ He is also known for his appearances in films like ‘The Independent,’ ‘Boston Strangler,’ and ‘No Man of God.’
Glick is known for his performances in the shows ‘American Horror Story: NYC’ and ‘The Other Two’ and movies ‘The Pale Blue Eye’ and ‘White Noise.’ The series also stars Camille Cottin, the César Award-nominated French actress who was recently seen in ‘Golda’ and ‘A Haunting in Venice.’ She is recognized for her performances as Hélène in BBC America’s ‘Killing Eve’ and Andréa Martel in the hit French comedy-drama ‘Call My Agent!’
The rest of the cast includes Simon Callow, Lou de Laâge, and David Alvarez. Callow is known for the films ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral,’ ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’ and ‘A Room with a View,’ while de Laâge is an International Emmy Award-winning actress recognized for her portrayal of Eugéne Cléry in ‘The Mad Women’s Ball.’ Alvarez’s credits include the film ‘West Side Story’ and the Showtime series ‘American Rust.’
‘Étoile’ is produced by Amazon MGM Studios, with a two-season order given for the series in April 2023. “Amy and Dan are brilliant creators of remarkable and enduring characters and one-of-a-kind storytelling,” stated Jennifer Salke, CEO of Amazon and MGM Studios. “We’re incredibly excited for ‘Étoile,’ as we have no doubt Amy, Dan, and their team will continue to produce incredible and impactful event television that we can’t wait to share with our global Prime audiences,” she added.
Paris and New York, where the shoot of the show is going to take place, have previously facilitated the filming of other Prime Video projects as well. While Paris hosted the filming of the period drama ‘The Collection,’ New York served as a filming location for the romantic anthology series ‘Modern Love.’