OlivierMonday 9 p.m.*
Starring: Sylvie de Morais, Sébastien Ricard, Évelyne Rompré, Kathleen Fortin, France Castel, Catherine Proulx-Lemay, Émilie Bibeau etc.
Author : Serge Boucher
OLIVIER is the story of a child abandoned at birth who is shunted around from family to family. It is also the story of these families who take him in, the homes and villages where he lives, the people he meets, and the schools he goes to. In the background is a page out of Quebec history from the 1960s to the 1980s: children in foundling hospitals, foster families, adoption, the influence of religion . . . and closely guarded family secrets.
In each of the families in which he tries to put down roots – the Bilodeaus, the Surprenants, the Rivards and the Dubreuils – life-changing events happen that will shape Olivier's personality and character, and influence his destiny: a destiny that calls for resilience. Despite numerous pitfalls along the way, Olivier courageously and tenaciously learns to be confident about life, to accept the inevitable transitions and to hope for the better. His firm objective is to turn 18, be independent at last and have some control over his life without being beholden to anyone.
Serge Boucher, creator of the popular television series FEUX, AVEUX and APPARENCES, is making a much-awaited return.
*Subject to change without notice.