True North

Broadcasted on ICI Radio-Canada Télé

True North is the untold story of the Quebec Laurentians (Canada). Prepare for a gripping, hyper-realistic drama of the struggles of a hopeful people, as they cultivate the wild land they must colonize. The heart-wrenching love-triangle between innocent, strong Donalda, her beloved, Alexis, Ste-Adèle’s village hero, and greedy Séraphin, the mayor’s usurary son, show the resilience of the brave against a backdrop of scheming politics. The earthy priest, Curé Labelle, keeps moral order and inspires hope for the poor. He has big plans for a national railroad, to develop the North, bring back the youth draining to the U.S. for work, and political aspirations to link together the French colonies as a stronghold against English Canada.


The very first season of the new series Les Pays d'en haut goes back to the genesis of the characters we loved so much and to the origins of the story, which has never been repeated on television. They will take us back to the end of the 19th century, to this historical period of the settlement and development of these northern regions. The dramatic series evokes the challenges of the colonization of this "Far West" of Quebec by tackling, without compromise, Séraphin's shenanigans, Curé Labelle's incessant efforts to colonize, the political stakes and the role of the church, the unpredictable destiny of colorful characters, including the passionate trio formed by Séraphin, Alexis and Donalda.
Vincent Leclerc, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse and Maxime Le Flaguais will embody Quebec's most poignant and famous love triangle in the new adaptation inspired by the colossal work of Claude Henri-Grignon. 

Program info

  • Format
    10 episodes
  • Genre
  • Year
  • Broadcaster
    ICI Radio-Canada Télé
  • Director
    Sylvain Archambault
  • Writer
    Gilles Desjardins
  • Producers
    Sophie Deschênes, François Rozon


Vincent Leclerc, Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Maxime Le Flaguais, Antoine Bertrand, Julie Le Breton, Paul Doucet, Julien Poulin, Anne-Élisabeth Bossé, Michel Charrette, Roger Léger, Rémi-Pierre Paquin, Claude Despins, Marie-Ève Milot, Pierre Mailloux, Madeleine Péloquin, Alexis Lefebvre, Sonia Vachon, Fabien Cloutier, Paul Savoie, André Kasper, Jacques Allard, Kim Despatis, Josée Beaulieu, Pascal Rollin, Romane Denis, Florence Longpré, Jean Maheux.

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