ITVX acquires The Reunion for autumn debut

New ITV streaming service, ITVX, has acquired France-based thriller The Reunion starring Ioan Gruffudd.

Set in the French Riviera, the series is adapted from Guillaume Musso’s bestselling novel of the same name (or La Jeune Fille et la Nuit in its native French) and started shooting on location in the south of France last summer.

The story opens in the present day at a high school reunion in the south of France where three former friends reconnect. They grew apart and lost touch, but they are still bound by a tragic secret tied to the disappearance of a high school girl who went missing 25 years ago in the region.

Gruffudd leads a cast that includes Ivanna Sakhno, and Grégory Fitoussi, Dervla Kirwan, Vahina Giocante, Rupert Graves, Shemss Audat, Cosimo Fusco, and Salóme Gunnarsdóttir.

The series will air in the autumn.

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To the casual observer, there’s nothing remarkable about Sylvia Fox (Fox) – an intelligent, confident woman in her 40s, she tends to keep quiet about her formidable linguistic abilities, impressive knowledge of weaponry, and skills as a markswoman. Questions about her professional life are met with bland answers about an unspectacular career in the Civil Service. Which is only very slightly true – because until recently, Sylvia was a high-ranking British spy. When Sylvia arrives in Italy for the wedding of her niece Alice, she’s disillusioned with her job at MI6 headquarters in London, and in need of a break. But then the bridegroom disappears, leaving a dead body in the lake at the bottom of his garden, and Sylvia takes it upon herself to solve the mystery and save Alice from disaster.

Despite the unpromising start to her holiday, Sylvia is enchanted by Umbria, the green heart of Italy, and is surprised and pleased to find herself reconnecting with her estranged sister Isabel Vitale (Tara Fitzgerald), who lives in the handsome hillside town of Panicale. When she stumbles upon a beautiful, derelict old house, Sylvia decides to buy it, quit her job and start afresh.

But Sylvia was never cut out for a quiet life and finds herself involved in a bevvy of fresh mysteries – from the disappearance of a young woman a quarter of a century ago, to the theft of a truffle pig, and a blackmail plot against the son of a Russian politician. At first, Carabinieri Captain Giovanni Riva (Giovanni Cirfiera) resents Sylvia’s interference, but he soon begins to seek her help. Also starring Jamie Bamber.

Look out for it from 2nd May.