Family can be hard and so can business but working with your mom in family law is drama. The warmhearted French series about a legal powerhouse mother-daughter duo, Family Business, will stream exclusively in the U.S. and Canada on Monday, August 24, 2020, on Acorn TV. A charming and contemporary look at family strife, this female-led drama takes a fascinating approach at modern social issues from custody battles to involuntary commitment to trans rights. While they juggle the ins and outs at their practice, the lawyers must also balance and navigate their own issues away from the office. Called a “glorious streaming service… an essential must-have” by The Hollywood Reporter, AMC Networks’ Acorn TV is North America’s leading streamer focused on British and international television.
Set at the bustling Lartigues & Lorenzi law firm in Lyon, Family Business follows Astrid and Audrey Lartigues, played by Catherine Marchal and Ophélia Kolb. They are a mother and daughter who perilously work together in family law. At their side is Astrid’s associate Sofia Lorenzi and dream assistant Roxane. From divorcing owners battling over a bulldog to issues over mortality and inheritance to a couple bickering over their prenuptial contract, every case presents a new challenge.
Challenges aren’t just for the courtroom, however. The lawyers’ personal lives are also front and center in this series, often mirrored by the cases they present. Audrey is unsettled upon learning that she is pregnant with her third child – she’s committed to her partner Paul, but with her career in full swing, she questions the direction of their future.