The film had caused a major public outcry and a petition demanding the “hurtful” film be cancelled garnered more than 42,000 signatures.
Claire Peltier, whose husband was killed inside the Bataclan, launched the online petition in November. “This project has hurt and shocked us,” she wrote. “We’re scandalised that a TV project like this could be made so soon after such a violent event.
“To live our grief, we need silence, restraint, dignity and respect … and not a romantic fiction aimed at boosting your channel’s ratings.”
The film had been pegged as “a great love story” between a single mother living behind the Bataclan and an Afghan refugee who both rescue survivors at the scene. The attack itself was not to be shown in the film.