Ten Percent — release date, cast interview, trailer, plot, first looks and all about the comedy based on Call My Agent!

First Look! Ten Percent is based on the French comedy Call My Agent! The cast includes (from left) Prasanna Puwanarajah, Maggie Steed, Jack Davenport and Lydia Leonard.
First Look! Ten Percent is based on the French comedy Call My Agent! The cast includes (from left) Prasanna Puwanarajah, Maggie Steed, Jack Davenport and Lydia Leonard. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Ten Percent will definitely appeal if you loved the French Netflix series Call My Agent! (and quite frankly who didn’t?). Ten Percent is the English language remake that is on its way to Prime Video this spring. Renamed Ten Percent, which is the usual cut taken by an agent on any acting job, the new title is also in line with the French version’s original title Dix Pour Cent. 

The comedy is written by  BAFTA-award winner John Morton (Twenty Twelve, W1A) and the series has lined up a whole host of stars, including Jack Davenport, Lydia Leonard, Maggie Steed and Jim Broadbent. But, as with its Parisian forerunner, it’s the cameos we’re all waiting for, with big names such as Emma Corrin (The Crown), Helena Bonham Carter, David Harewood, Olivia Williams and David Oyelowo set to rock up. There are even former EastEnders actors lined up to appear.  

Here's everything you need to know about eight-part Prime Video comedy Ten Percent season 1...

Being elevated! Jim Broadbent, Hiftu Quasem, Jack Davenport.

Being elevated! Jim Broadbent, Hiftu Quasem, Jack Davenport ready for wheeling, dealing, delights and disappointments. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Ten Percent release date 

Ten Percent launches in the UK on Thursday April 28 on Amazon Prime Video, with all eight episodes shown as a box set. In the US the first two episodes will launch on Friday April 29 on Sundance Now and AMC+ with the rest of the season following weekly. 

Is there a trailer for Ten Percent? 

Yes the Ten Percent trailer has dropped so take a look at the wonderful ensemble cast doing their thing below! 

Ten Percent plot 

Ten Percent follows the same basic premise as Netflix show Call My Agent!, focussing on a top London talent agency as its staff struggle to please their demanding celebrity clientele while keeping their business afloat after the sudden death of their founder. Outside the office they must also navigate their own chaotic personal lives. The British remake promises to incorporate a sense of ‘British sensibility’ as well as looking at ‘transatlantic industry relationships’ and the British class system. 

Ten Percent is ready for its April 28 air date.

Ten Percent is ready for its April 28 air date. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Ten Percent cast 

When we say Ten Percent has a star-studded cast, we really mean it! The series has Jack Davenport (The Pirates of the Caribbean), Lydia Leonard (Gentleman Jack), Prasanna Puwanarajah (Doctor Foster) and The Duke and Harry Potter star Jim Broadbent playing some of the burnt-out talent agents fighting to keep the agency afloat. 

Tim McInnerny, Natasha Little, Hiftu Quasem, Fola Evans-Akingbola, Rebecca Humphries, Harry Trevaldwyn, Edward Bluemel and Eleonore Arnaud also star. Former EastEnders stars Maggie Steed and Himesh Patel also appear. 

Stars making cameos in Ten Percent include The Crown and My Policeman star Emma Corrin, David Harewood, Clemence Poesy, Helena Bonham Carter, Olivia Williams, David Oyelowo, Jessica Oyelowo, Dominic West, Phoebe Dynevor and Kelly Macdonald.

Ten Percent has a big ensemble cast.

Ten  Percent has a big ensemble cast of regulars. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Agents ready for action in Ten Percent!

Agents ready for action in Ten Percent! Played by Lydia Leonard, Prasanna Puwanarajah and Maggie Steed. (Image credit: Prime Video)

Jack Davenport on playing Jonathan Nightingale in Ten Percent

Jack Davenport told us: "I took my own agent out for a long lunch, and took copious notes! He said one thing which really stayed with me: the hardest thing is that you’re either Father Christmas or the Grim Reaper, and there’s nothing in between. All day long, you’re possibly changing somebody’s life forever, or breaking their heart. That’s quite complex emotional territory."

Nicholas Cannon
TV Content Director on TV Times, What's On TV and TV & Satellite Week

I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.