“Skam France”, an adaptation hexagonal series teen Norwegian “Skam” is back for season 3 very strong, centered on the character of Lucas, played by Axel Auriant. We have been able to discover the first 4 episodes first. Thibault GRABHERR / GTV Productions, Seven months after the end of the broadcast of season 2 on france.tv slash and on France 4, Skam France, a remake of the French series Norwegian phenomenon Skam, is back since Saturday, January 19 with short modules set in line with the passing of days and tonight the first episode full season 3, available from 18h on the chain 100% digital France Télévisions. A new round of episodes is very much expected by the fans – but also expected a little bit the turning point – since it fits the season of the Skam original considered by far as the best and most important of the series. Less light than the first two, in spite of a turning over dramatic at the end of season 2 in connection with the cyber-bullying of which was the victim Manon (with the key being a performance of an actress quite overwhelming for the part of Marilyn Lima), this third season of Skam France is centered on Lucas (Axel Auriant), the best friend of Yann (Leo Daudin), and on his awakening homosexuality, following the arrival in high school, and in his life, a new student who does not leave indifferent. First, we were able to watch the first 4 episodes of 21 minutes each (10 in total) of the new season event, is already promising to be a huge blow not to be missed… When Lucas met Eliott You will understand, after two seasons focused mainly on the band of girls, with Emma and Manon in the head, Skam France did this time pass in the second plan to make the best of the boys, and especially to Lucas, about which we knew little until now, even if Emma, Manon, Daphne, Imane, and Alexia had already questioned his sexuality at the very end of season 1, after discovering photos gay porn on his mobile phone. When starts season 3, the heroes are now in First and follows the daily Lucas and Yann within their small band of friends, thus enabling us to discover the other two characters ever spotted previously : Basil and Arthur, played respectively by Paul Scarfoglio (The Great, The Creeps) and Robin Migne. But while he is driven by the girls in a meeting having for goal to make home the place of “the coolest high school”, the look of Lucas is immediately attracted by the arrival in the room of Eliott (Maxence Danet-Fauvel), a student of Terminal L, which has just joined the institution in the course of the year. Their meeting will then trigger something in Lucas. A whirlwind of feelings and questions, which will first push it to take a few steps in the direction of Eliott, before he discovers that he has a girlfriend. What will bring Lucas to look on the internet how to hide the best to the people around her that you are gay, and to be closer to a daughter of a Second that it short after just to make illusion. But fortunately, the guess already in the course of these first four episodes, the feelings emerging from Lucas’s Eliott are probably more strong than fear, and that all doubts that may invade a teenager who discovers that she is a homosexual. Capture d'screen/FTV themes and episodes extremely strong… far from the clichés “When you see the season 3 of the [original series], you don’t have any desire to go you rub”, has recently confessed to the director David Hourregue to our brothers in the Konbini . “We’re objectively the best season of Skam. It has a kind of purity, the truth of the moment”. On paper, the bet of these new episodes was not simple, but on the basis of the half of the season that we have been able to see, we can already say that it seems raised hand. In the continuity of the first two seasons, the writers of Skam France manage to draw a portrait just of the current generation of youth – with more dialogues, a rare natural, which is not so common in the series in France – and add this year’s themes are very strong, as the awakening to homosexuality, coming out (and its difficulties), or mental illness through the bipolar of one of the characters (which is expected to occur in the second half of the season, if the writers stayed faithful to the Norwegian model). But most of all, Lucas, and his interpreter, Axel Auriant, reveal completely, after having played a score more discreet in seasons 1 and 2. We are following with emotion the journey of the character toward the acceptance of self and toward the possibility of a true beautiful love story with Eliott, despite the gaze of others and the possible judgments of friends. “It is the revelation of a teen who has a desire to live a love story, but who is confronted with the difficulty of not being in the standard imposed on us by society,” explains Axel Auriant to be Stubborn. “He lied to everyone, he lied to himself, and he now wants to live as they wish”. By multiplying the uppercuts emotional, this beginning of season 3 of Skam France would almost forget the couple Manon/Charles as she managed to make us fall in love with Lucas and Elliott. The chemistry between Auriant and his partner Maxence Danet-Fauvel is undeniable and the series never falls into the clichés of problems that still exist sometimes on homosexuality in film and television. To such a point that it just seems to follow the beginning of a love story normal, banal, like the others. Which will speak, it is to be hoped, at all. A love story that gives us many scenes very touching in the course of the episodes, the image of a sequence, simple, around a piano, or the famous scene of long-awaited first kiss, who can not leave the marble. Even before the season 4 centered on Iman (Assa Sylla), already turned and announced it as important, Skam France succeeds so effortlessly surpass his first two seasons, which were, however, managed to seduce and stand out (a little), in spite of a faithfulness supported to the original, thanks to good actors and some of the differences, including cultural. The director David Hourregue declares, moreover, Konbini : “I very sincerely feel that the first two seasons were used to lay the foundations. We still had the ass between two chairs, but the Skam France can really happen now”. And judging by this beginning of season 3 a haunting, we want to believe it. The teaser of season 3 of Skam France, centred on the arrival of Elliott at the high school : SKAM France – season 3 Teaser VF Find a new episode full of Skam France every Friday at 18h on france.tv slash at 18h and Sunday on France 4 at 23: 45.