Ten Percent is an upcoming comedy series coming to Amazon Prime, which is inspired by award-winning French show, Call My Agent!
It focuses on a top London talent agency, as its staff struggle to take on the persistent demands of their celebrity clientele, all while trying to keep the business afloat following the sudden death of the agency’s founder.
We will also see the other side, outside the office, as the characters try to navigate through their own chaotic personal lives.
The comedy is written by Bafta award winner John Morton, who is best known for his comedy series Twenty Twelve, and the follow-up mockumentary W1A.
This British remake of the hit comedy, promises to cleverly incorporate a sense of ‘British sensibility,’ as well as taking a look at diverse industry relationships, and even the British class system.
What show is it based on?
Ten Percent, is the British remake of a French cult comedy, called Call My Agent! (original title: Dix Pour Cent).
The show first premiered in France in 2015 and ran for four seasons. It is now available to stream on Netflix, in the UK.
The original was very popular with audiences, and won Best Comedy award at the International Emmys in 2021.
The story revolves around the power struggle between four agents, Andréa, Mathias, Gabriel, and Arlette as they work together at a talent agency - Agence Samuel Kerr (ASK).
One of the lead characters within the agency, Andréa is played by Camille Cottin, who is currently playing Hélène, in the fourth series of hit BBC thriller, Killing Eve.
This French comedy has not only been remade for British audiences, there are also adaptations being made across the world.
This includes a Turkish version, an Indian version by Netflix, called Call My Agent: Bollywood, as well as Filipino and South Korean adaptations, which are currently both in-development.
Who’s in the cast of Ten Percent?
Ten Percent is a highly-anticipated British remake, featuring a huge list of famous faces.
Jack Davenport is known for The Pirates of the Caribbean films, and more recently the award-winning Apple Original, The Morning Show. He will be playing Jonathan, one of the main characters working within the London-based talent agency..
Working alongside him will be Lydia Leonard, who is known for her work in crime-drama Whitechapel and historical drama, Gentleman Jack. She will be playing Rebecca, the British version of Andréa, the lead female character which is played by Camille Cottin in the original.
Prasanna Puwanarajah, is known for his roles in BBC dramas Doctor Foster and Line of Duty. He will be playing the role of Dan, in this fictional talent agency.
An actress of stage and screen, Maggie Steed, in recent years has been known for her work in E4’s Chewing Gum, Eastenders and Paddington 2. In this comedy remake she will take on the role of burnt-out talent agent Stella.
Over the eight episodes there are a long list of stars making cameos, these include:
- Jim Broadbent (The Duke, Paddington 2)
- Emma Corrin (Best known for The Crown)
- Helena Bonham Carter (Fight Club, Alice in Wonderland, The Crown)
- Phoebe Dynevor (The Colour Room, Brigerton)
- Dominic West (The Wire, 300)
- Kelly Macdonald (Trainspotting, Brave, Line of Duty)
- Clemence Poesy (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gossip Girl)
- Olivia Williams (The Sixth Sense, The Father)
- David Oyelowo (The Girl Before, Jack Reacher)
- Himesh Patel (Yesterday, Don’t Look Up)
When is Ten Percent showing on TV?
Ten Percent will be available to stream on Thursday April 28 on Amazon Prime Video.