No, Michael Sharett won’t leave District 31.
Fabien Laroche confirmed the news Monday during a virtual press briefing to discuss the new episodes of the police drama, which will open its sixth season next week on Radio Canada.
The question had to be asked, because we feel author Luc Dionne is preparing – slowly but surely – for Bruno Gagné’s character exit, given these first four half-hours. The Detective Sergeant seems more impatient and irritable than ever, on edge.
Despite everything, we would not have finished the actor’s departure if he had not planned to begin, in a few weeks, the filming of Domaine du Possible, a new series by François Avard also produced by Fabien Laroche. It was hard to see how he could reconcile – at once – with two decades like this.
However, Michel Sharett will remain in the credits District 31. However, we can think that he will have less time on the air for some time, like Helen Bourgeois Leclerc in 2017 (she was temporarily absent to play in Tomorrow morning, Montreal is waiting for me) and Vincent-Guillaume Otis in 2018 (he had eloped to sign a production for the theater).
Luc Dionne will take the opportunity to explore a slightly discussed topic: the problems of depression within the police. Bruno could go on sick leave, for example.
More details to come.
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