Tristan Séguéla and Olivier Demangel have created the French upcoming biography history drama series ‘Class Act’ which is a fictionalized biopic of Bernard Tapie.
The plot follows Tapie, an extremely ambitious working-class man who becomes one of the most controversial public figures in France.
French actor Laurent Lafitte will star as Bernard Tapie in the series. The series Class Act is set to be released on Netflix on September 13, 2023.
Following is a list of other television series narrating real-life incidents and characters.
Top 10 Television Series Like Class Act.
Strange Angel – Number of Seasons: 2
Mark Heyman created this historic period drama tv series that is adapted from the biography of Jack Parsons, the Thelemic magician, and scientist.
The plot is set in 1930s Los Angeles and revolves around a brilliant blue-collar worker named Jack Parsons whose ambition and fantastical dreams take him from being a janitor of a chemical factory to becoming the disciple of occultist and ceremonial magician Aleister Crowley who found the religious of Thelema.
Irish actor Jack Reynor portrayed Jack Parsons in the series. It ran from June 14, 2018, to July 25, 2019, on CBS All Access.
Mrs. America – Number of Seasons: 1
Davhi Waller created this American historical drama tv miniseries that chronicles the unsuccessful political movement of feminists and activist politicians to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in 1970s America and the unexpected backlash that was led by Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative activist.
Cate Blanchett portrayed Phyllis Schlafly in the series. Other cast members playing important historical and real characters include Tracey Ullman, Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Elizabeth Banks, Ari Graynor, and Margo Martindale. The series ran from 15th April to 27th May 2020 on FX on Hulu.
The Knick – Number of Seasons: 2
Michael Begler and Jack Amiel created this American medical period drama tv series the plot of which is set in the early twentieth century in New York and follows a fictionalized version of Knickerbocker Hospital that is notable for serving immigrant poor patients primarily focusing upon John W. Thackery.
English actor Clive Owen played the role of Clive Owen in the series. It ran from August 8, 2014 to December 18, 2015.
When They See Us – Number of Seasons: 1
Ava DuVernay created this American crime drama tv miniseries that is based on the events of the Central Park jogger case of 1989, a criminal case of rape and assault of a white woman named Trisha Meili got which five Black and Latino men were falsely accused.
The series explores the lives and families of the falsy accused and prosecuted men. Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Jharrel Jerome, and Marquis Rodriguez are cast members of the series. It premiered on May 31, 2019, on Netflix.
Welcome to Chippendales – Number of Seasons: 1
Robert Siegel created this American biographical drama and true crime miniseries that is inspired by the book of Patrick MontesDeOca and K. Scot Macdonald- ‘Deadly Dance: The Chippendales Murders.
The plot revolves around an Indian immigrant named Steve Banerjee who, while seeking the American dream, builds the first and largest male strip joint named Chippendales only to burn it down within ten years and wind up to be an accessory to murder.
Pakistani-American actor and stand-up comedian Kumail Nanjiani starred as Somen Banerjee or Steve in the series. It was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards. The series ran from November 22, 2022, to January 3, 2023, on Hulu and Star.
Julia – Number of Seasons: 1
This biographical comedy-drama tv series is based on the life of an American chef, television personality, and author in 1960s Cambridge- Julia Child who is recognized for introducing French cuisine largely to the American public.
The series focuses on the production of her television cooking show called The French Chef. English actress Sarah Lancashire portrayed Julia Child in the series. It premiered on March 31, 2022.
El Chapo – Number of Seasons: 3
This crime thriller biographical tv series delves into the life of Mexican former drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán who is considered one of the most powerful drug traffickers in the world and was also the former leader of the international crime syndicate- Sinaloa Cartel.
Mexican actor Marco de la O played the role of El Chapo in the series. It ran from April 23, 2017, to July 25, 2018.
Candy – Number of Seasons: 1
This American biographical crime drama tv miniseries is based on the real-life Candy Montgomery, accused of the axe murder of her lover’s wife and neighbor Betty Gore.
Jessica Biel portrayed Candy Montgomery in the series. It ran from 9th to 13th May 2022.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber – Number of Seasons: 1
This anthology drama tv series is based on the same named non-fiction book and follows the internal and external battles involving the ride-sharing company Uber focusing upon the perspective of its CEO Travis Kalanick who was ousted as a consequence of that battles. The series premiered on February 27, 2022, on Showtime.
Love & Death – Number of Seasons: 1
This crime drama tv miniseries is another adaptation of the true story of Candy Montgomery and casts Elizabeth Olsen in the role of Candy Montgomery. The series ran from April 27 to May 25 of 2023 on HBO Max.