Since August 30, 2004, More beautiful life has established itself as one of the flagship series of the French audiovisual landscape. If the daily life of the Mistral characters continues to attract millions of viewers in front of their screens, the soap opera will nevertheless end this Friday, November 18, 2022 after 18 years of broadcasting and more than 4,500 episodes. For this final episode which will exceptionally last 100 minutes, France 3 has chosen to broadcast it in the first part of the evening at 9:10 p.m.
Entitled “Seven marriages for a funeral”, the inhabitants of the Mistral are still in shock at the death of Roland Marci. To honor his memory and rekindle the soul of the Marseille district, his youngest son, Kilian, asks Betty to marry him and decides to organize a big party on the Place du Mistral. His idea and his happiness spread. Quickly a wave of marriages is announced. It is no longer one but seven marriages that will finally be celebrated. But before getting there, the future wives and husbands will experience many adventures… For this last episode, certain emblematic characters of the series will make their big comeback, notably Guillaume Leserman (Virgile Bayle) or Djawad Sangha (David Baiot ). On the other hand, Blanche Marci (Laëtitia Milot), Johanna Marci (Dounia Coesens), Ninon Chaumette (Aurélie Vaneck) and Samia Nassri (Fabienne Carat) will be the big absentees from this final.
According to RTL, the management of France Télévisions has decided to put an end to Plus belle la vie because of the drop in audiences. “In 2008, the series brought together nearly 6,400,000 viewers while the audience was 2,500,000 viewers this Wednesday [May 5, 2022]”, indicated the media. The other reason is the “increased competition” from other French soap operas. Indeed, series like Tomorrow belongs to us, Here everything begins or Household scenes now overshadow Plus belle la vie. In 2020, Scenes of Households was also voted “the public’s favorite series” according to an OpinionWay poll carried out for TV Magazine.
Discover the actors who will be present for the final episode of Plus belle la vie in our slideshow below.