‘Twice Upon a Time’ Season 1: French Drama, Plot, Cast, Trailer & Release Date

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Twice Upon a Time – Copyright. Unité de Production

Arriving later this December on Netflix is the latest French Original, Twice Upon a Time. One for the time-travel lovers, if you’re looking for a series with an intriguing take on the time-travel genre, then Twice Upon a Time will be the perfect series for you. Here’s everything we know about Twice Upon a Time, including the plot, trailer, cast, and Netflix release date.

Twice Upon a Time (Il était une seconde fois) is a French thriller-romance series created, and written by Guillaume Nicloux.

When is the Netflix release date for Twice Upon a Time?

The first season of the French drama, Twice Upon a Time, arrives on 19th December 2019.

Twice Upon a Time has already aired in France, and was broadcast in August 2019.

Is Twice Upon a Time available to stream in my region?

The series will only be available to stream in select regions, we do have confirmation that Twice Upon a Time will be available to stream in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.

What is the plot of Twice Upon a Time?

Months after a crushing breakup with the love of his life, Louise, the grief-stricken Vincent has tried to move on with his life by going to parties, and quick sleazy affairs. One day, Vincent receives a mysterious parcel he never ordered. Inside is a strange box without a bottom, giving the user the ability to travel back to the past, and in Vincent’s case, transports him back to a time where he and Louise are still together, giving him another chance at their relationship.

Freya Mavor (right) and Gaspard Ulliel (left) – Copyright. Unité de Production

Who are the cast members of Twice Upon a Time?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in Twice Upon a Time:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Vincent Dauda Gaspard Ulliel A Very Long Engagement | Hannibal Rising | Paris, je t’aime
Louise Arron Freya Mavor The Lady in the Car with Glasses and Gun | The Sense of an Ending | The Emporer of Paris
André Patrick d’Assumçao Stranger by the Lake | Arctic Heart | Coursier
David Arron Richard Dillane Argo | Oranges and Sunshine | The Dark Knight
Nadège Claire Sermonne Outlander | Inferno d’August Strindberg | Best Intentions
Annie Arron Eva Ionesco My Little Princess | The Tenant | Cinema 16
La secrétaire Ronia Ava 5 Minutes | Les garçons de chambre | Camping Red Fishes
Le Médecin UK Paul Bandey The Visitors | Hitman | Heavy Rain


When and where was Twice Upon a Time filmed?

The series had three filming locations;

  • Bordeaux, Gironde, France
  • Paris, France,
  • London, England

Filming took place a while ago, beginning January 29th, 2018, concluding on April 6th, 2018.

Freya Mavor (left) and Gaspard Ulliel (right) – Copyright. Unité de Production

Is there a Netflix trailer for Twice Upon a Time?

At the time of writing, Netflix has yet to release its own trailer for Twice Upon a Time. Instead, we have the original French trailer for the series.

How many episodes are there?

In total, there are four episodes of Twice Upon a Time.

Episode Run Times?

Each episode has a run time of 48 minutes. Bringing the total run time of the series to 3 hours and 12 minutes.

Will Netflix provide an English dub?

Naturally, the series will be provided with English subtitles as the series was filmed in its native French. Netflix often provides an English dub for audiences who struggle to watch and read subtitles, therefore, we’re assuming one will be provided upon release of Twice Upon a Time.

Is a second season planned?

According to the French website Le Figaro, a second season is being planned for the future, but no word on when production will begin.

Are you looking forward to the release of Twice Upon a Time? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.