The all-new Crave Original series WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) begins streaming on Crave on Friday, May 7. Marking a first for Crave, the six-part drama from Québec is available in French and English for audiences across Canada to enjoy: the series is available in its original French format (titled SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) on Crave SUPER ÉCRAN; and simultaneously on Crave (titled WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI)) with English subtitles or dubbed audio.
“WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) illustrates that Bell Media is the partner of choice for Canadian creators who want to showcase their work across the country,” said Karine Moses, Senior Vice President, Content Development & News, Bell Media, and President, Québec Division, Bell. “We’re proud to offer a premium, made-in-Québec, original drama series to Crave subscribers in both French and English, the first of many such projects to come.”
“Since launching Crave as a fully bilingual service more than a year ago, we’ve strived to create bold original content that appeals to Canadians in both official languages and ultimately, adds breadth to our bilingual offering,” said Justin Stockman, Vice President, Content Development and Programming, Bell Media. “French Canadian storytellers have delivered some of the most compelling programming, in Canada and around the world, and we’re thrilled to welcome WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) to the service on May 7.”
The original production features an all-star cast including: Vincent Leclerc, Pascale Bussières, Sophie Lorain, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, Valérie Blais, Bruno Marcil, Danielle Proulx, Émile Schneider, and Sandra Dumaresq. WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) is based on an original idea by Sophie Lorain and Alexis Durand-Brault. Durand-Brault also directs the series.
“At Bell Media, we give local creators the opportunity to develop major projects, follow through on their ideas, and explore new creative avenues,” said Suzane Landry, Vice President, Content Development, Programming and News, Bell Media. “We are very proud of WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) and thrilled to present this series on Crave, an exceptional platform that allows Québec artisans to showcase their talents in the Canadian market and open the doors to them internationally.”
The drama takes viewers inside the world of mental health care, with Dr. Justine Mathieu (Bussières) following patients brought to her by emergency care front-line responders Clara St-Amand (Lorain), Myriam Melançon (Dumaresq), and Gabriel Beauregard (Marcil). Despite her misgivings, Dr. Mathieu is attracted to a new patient, David Ducharme (Leclerc), who is struggling with a bipolar episode. Their secret relationship grows more and more compromising. Meanwhile, Clara and Gabriel handle difficult cases in the field while facing their own family problems.
“We are very pleased with our collaboration with Bell Media on this project. We were lucky to have partners who are as creative as they are daring,” said producers Sophie Lorain and Alexis Durand-Brault. “WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) is a very personal project for us. The talent and production team who have accompanied us through the entire process have been invaluable.”
WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) is produced by Sophie Lorain and Alexis Durand-Brault from ALSO Productions in collaboration with Bell Media’s Crave. For Bell Media, Suzane Landry is Vice President, Content Development, Programming and News. Karine Moses is Senior Vice President, Content Development & News, Bell Media, and President, Québec Division, Bell.
The title song for WAY OVER ME (SORTEZ-MOI DE MOI) is an adaptation by the band Dazmo of the original song by Daniel Bélanger, performed by Sally Folk.