What relativize in time of confinement. Saturday at 7 p.m., release the first episode of the second part of the web-series Under Nuts . In 2019 during the launch on YouTube, we discovered the characters of Sami and Nada, respectively interpreted by Ichem Boogy and Arriles Amrani. From their cell, the two crazy inmates with a Marseille accent have been seen more than 27 million times in less than a year.
Freshly incarcerated for possession of narcotics, Sami discovers the prison world alongside Nada who defines himself, despite appearances, as the “Biggest thug on the walk”. Each episode explores a facet of prison life. From the famous “soap” in the showers to the “yoyo” technique, including the arrival of a third fellow prisoner and an escape attempt, any adventure is a good way to make people laugh.
The second season is more advanced, the delirium goes further. It’s better done, there are a few more ways.
“The first part was a kind of test. Now that we found the recipe and saw that it worked, we decided to let go completely ”, explain the two actors to Figaro. “The second season is more advanced, the delirium goes further. It’s better done, there are a few more means ”, specifies Ichem.
This suite also reserves the appearance of many guests. In the teaser, we see the presence of rapper Soolking, whose second album Vintage was released in late March. “It’s just a little wink scene. In the episode, we try to find him a stage name “, breaths Arriles. Among other known heads, that of the actor and humorist Redouane Bougheraba, who already officiated as a lawyer for Sami at the beginning of the story. Brahim Bouhlel also returns, drawing on his experience in Validated, the rap series directed by Franck Gastambide.
If the release date of Under Nuts had been planned for a while, no one could imagine that it would create such a context. “We thought that the series could only do good, despite the situation and the confinement”, they explain by saying a few words about the current situation in prisons: “It must be very hard. They are deprived of a parlor, sometimes even a promenade. It affects not only the detainees but also the families who suffer a lot ”.
The two actors also experience confinement in a different way. “I try to set a timetable for myself. Breakfast in the morning, series at noon and sport in the afternoon. But I don’t always respect it. What is certain is that you should not go freestyle, otherwise you will go crazy ”says Ichem. “I go to bed at 5 am. I get up around noon or 2 p.m. it depends. But it’s really because it’s a special situation ”, retorts Arriles.
Towards an adaptation to the cinema
With Under Nuts, the two accomplices are not at their first attempt. From 2016 to 2018, they were part of the adventure The Segpa, an earlier web series whose channel has more than a million subscribers, and which recounted the daily life of a class of “general and vocational education section adapted”. “Our characters resemble those we interpreted in The Segpa, but more adults. Thanks to Under Nuts we manage to reach a slightly older audience ”, says Ichem.
We thought it was too early to make a film based on nine episodes, so we did a second part, why not a third to be comfortable.
Ichem Boogy and Arriles Amrani.
If they have already had the opportunity to transpose the series to the cinema this year, the two prefer to wait a little longer. “We first want to settle more permanently on YouTube. We thought it was too early to make a film based on nine episodes, so we did a second part, why not a third to be comfortable?, they point out. The adaptation of Segpa on the big screen is it well launched, despite the postponement of filming scheduled for August, which will finally begin in September.