What is Detective Caïn and why you should watch

Stand by, there’s another new French detective drama starting on Walter Presents/All 4 this week. From tomorrow (Friday 6th September) Detective Caïn will premiere on Channel 4’s streaming service. Never underestimate a maverick detective…#DetectiveCain hits All 4 in 2 days! pic.twitter.com/LifOBbcuYS — Walter Presents UK (@WalterPresents) September 4, 2019 Meet Frédéric Caïn, a maverick cop…

French thriller No Second Chance begins tonight on Channel 4

Walter Presents is at it again. The foreign-language brand, which has a home in the UK on both Channel 4 and the All4 streaming service, is playing out a new French drama tonight (Sunday 18th August). No Second Chance – based on the novel by Harlan Coben – features a desperate mother on the hunt…

Daniel Auteuil takes first TV role in French ‘false rape’ drama

French actor Daniel Auteuil is one of his country’s best-known and award-laden film actors. But he’s never appeared in a TV drama, until now. He’s set to star in France Televisions’ Le Mensonge (The Lie). Auteuil will play Christian Lacono, former mayor of French town Vence, who was accused of rape and sexual assault by…

Series eight of Spiral begins filming, adds cast member

We’re waiting in anticipation for series seven of Spiral to hit our screens in the UK, but news reaches us that series eight has already begun filming. Star Caroline Proust told Figaro magazine recently, “I want to stop because I want to do something else. I’m tired of being a police officer because I’m confined to…

Walter Presents acquires two new French thrillers

Crimson Wedding and Mother is Wrong have been acquired by Walter Presents for transmission in the UK, US, Italy and Australia. Produced by Scarlett Productions, Crimson Wedding is described as a gripping thriller starring Alexia Barlier, Cristiana Réali and Lannick Gautry. Created by Bruno Dega and Jeanne Le Guillou the series is centred around a…

Channel 4 announces transmission date for Killer By The Lake

The follow up to last year’s Channel 4/All4/Walter Presents-branded French thriller, Vanished by the Lake,  Killer By The Lake (Le Tueur Du Lac) revisits troubled detective Lise (Jeanne Le Guillou) who has started a new life with her husband and baby, but this happy, rural idyll is suddenly shattered with the discovery of two dead women. Three years after…

A Prophet set for TV remake

The film, A Prophet, won a slew of awards when it was released in 2009, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Now we hear it’s being developed into a TV series. A Prophet, based on the book by Jacques Audiard, tells the story of Malik El Djebena, a delinquent young Muslim man, who…

Johana Gustawsson’s Roy and Castells series optioned for television

And the news just keeps on coming. French-born author Johana Gustawsson’s Roy and Castells series has been sold to Banijay Studios France and award-winning French actress Alexandra Lamy for a television adaptation. Lamy will adapt it for the screen and play the main character, Emily Roy. The series is a co-production between Sweden, the UK…

Marie Dompnier to star in new French thriller, Suspicions

We’re all over French crime drama and thrillers these days (thanks to the likes of Spiral and Witnesses), and we’re hearing that the France 3 channel has greenlit a new thriller set to start filming right about now starring none other than the excellent star of Witnesses, Marie Dompnier. Le Blog (via The Medium Not…