Anthracite: Secrets of the Sect: Meet the cast of this gripping French series

The Netflix series includes well-known French actors and singers.
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Anthracite: Secrets of the Sect is an offbeat and chilling new French series about a mysterious murder in 1994 that might have connections to a kidnapping in 2024.

Set in the beautiful alpine village of Léovanna, Anthracite follows Ida and Jaro as they attempt to get to the bottom of what happened in 1994 and how it connects to both Ida's father and Jaro's mother. The town of Léovanna might appear picturesque on the surface, but it's clear something dark is hidden beneath the ice.

Meet the cast of the Netflix series below and find out more about who they play and where you might have seen them before.

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Hatik as Jaro Gatsi

Jaro Gatsi is one of the main protagonists in Anthracite as a parolee currently working at a ski shop in the small village of Léovanna in the Alps. He has a daughter with his ex, but because of his criminal past and current status on parole, his ex is planning to file for sole custody.

Compounding this problem, Jaro finds himself at the center of a murder investigation when he's the last person to see the latest missing girl alive. He also somehow connects to the cold case from 1994 that ties into Ida's missing father.

Jaro is played by the 31-year-old French actor and rapper Hatik. While he's best known for his music career, Hatik has acted in several French projects before, though Anthracite is one of his biggest acting roles to date.

Follow Hatik on Instagram @hatikyo.

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Noémie Schmidt as Ida Heilman

Apart from Jaro, the character of Ida Heilman is the other main character in the French drama series. Ida Heilman is an intrepid young woman who has cancer but has opted to forego treatement for the time being as she investigates her father's kidnapping.

Ida is a very savvy web sleuth with an entire database she created at her fingertips. She'll do whatever it takes to find her father Solal Heilman and figure out what really happened to Roxane Vial back in 1994.

Schmidt has previously starred in Netflix Originals like the films Paris Is Us and The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch. But the 33-year-old Swiss star is probably most recognized for playing Henrietta of England in Versailles. She also previously received a nomination for the César Award for Most Promising Actress for her work in the French film The Student and Mister Henri.

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Camille Lou as Giovanna Deluca

Rounding out the primary trio of characters in the show is the police lieutenant Giovanna "Gio" Deluca. Gio has long bellieved that the 1994 cold case involving Roxane Vial has some kind of connection to the present-day Léovanna and the recent spate of disappearances. When another girl turns up murdered just days after Jaro arrives in town, she becomes immediately suspicious of him and hones in on her theory about 1994 and 2024 being connected somehow.

Camille Lou, 31, is a very popular French singer and actress whose previous credits include musicals like 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille and La Légende du Roi Arthur. The actress is also no stranger to Netflix projects, having appeared in Women at War, Spoiled Brats, and Christmas Flow. She also previously competed on the French version of Dancing with the Stars, finishing in second place.

Follow Camille Lou on Instagram @camillelouofficiel.

More actors starring in Anthracite: Secrets of the Sect

  • Nicolas Godart as Jaro's friend and Gio's brother Romeo Deluca
  • Jean-Marc Barr as Ida's father, Solal Heilman
  • Stefano Cassetti as former cult leader Caleb Johansson
  • Raphaël Ferret as Gio's ex/love interest Erwan Le Floch
  • Kad Merad as Jaro's uncle Claude
  • Marianne Basler as Valérie Faure
  • Léo Legrand as Hari Faure
  • Solange Frejean as Cali
  • Romane de Stabenrath as Juliette Chevallier
  • Etienne Diallo as Sofiane
  • Thomas Durand as Emmanuel Bachelard

All episodes of Anthracite: Secrets of the Sect are now streaming on Netflix.

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