Actor Omar Si, best known for playing the protagonist of the Netflix series “Lupin”, has recently signed a television contract with hbo max, Under the agreement, French actors and producers will develop the series for streaming in various markets around the world.
“I am delighted to partner with HBO Max, who shares my dreams of developing globally compelling content for audiences around the world, including in Africa, France and the United States,” said Si.
Si broke through with his lead role in the French film “The Untouchables”, for which he won Cesar for Best Actor. He was the first black actor to win this award. He also stars in the Netflix series “Lupin” as Asane Diop, a master thief inspired by the fictional thief Arsene Lupine. The show has released two well-received seasons so far, with a third on the way.
Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content at HBO Max, said: “Omar Si is one of the great talents of our time and it was exciting to see his global star rise after enjoying such a celebrated acting career in his native France. ” “We are honored to partner with Omar and what we will achieve together in the years to come amidst the growing global expansion of HBO Max.”
Si’s credits include films such as “Father and Soldier”, which he also produced under his newly formed CoroCoro banner. It premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. He will appear in “Jurassic World: Dominion” and has starred in films such as “The Takedown”, “The Call of the Wild” and “Transformers: The Last Knight”.
He is represented in CAA, France by Agence Ediquette, Narrative and Sloane Offer.
“Omar’s career so far has been defined by his tenacity, integrity, and consistently high standards,” said Vera Peltechian, HBO Max’s vice president and commissioning editor. “While he never takes himself too seriously, he takes his craft very seriously and represents the best of France on the world stage. We are delighted to start this new adventure with him on HBO Max. is happening.”