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Italy’s RAI Takes Jean Reno Cop Series ‘Jo’

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The Paris-set proceedural was created by Emmy Award-winner Rene Balcer ("Law & Order").

Italian broadcaster RAI has picked up , the new crime series starring French actor Jean Reno. The deal with sales group Red Arrow International comes ahead of international television confab MIPCOM, where will have its international debut.

Emmy-winning producer Rene Balcer () created the series, which stars Reno as Jo St-Clair, a veteran detective in Paris’ elite Criminal Brigade, taking on the city’s toughest murder cases. Canadian actress Jill Hennessy () also stars. British actor Tom Austen () and newcomer Heida Reed () also star.

Atlantique Productions, whose credits include Tom Fontana‘s and the upcoming action series , are head producers. Balcer serves as the series’ showrunner and executive producer. Altantique Productions CEO Klaus Zimmermann is the series producer for the first 8×1 hour season. Franck Ollivier and Malina Detcheva are co-creators and co-producers.

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