BritBox UK and BritBox North America announced that production has officially begun in the UK and France on first pan-territory original Murder in Provence.
Starring Roger Allam (Endeavour, The Thick of It), Nancy Carroll (The Crown, Father Brown) and Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman), and based on the books by M.L. Longworth, Murder in Provence follows Antoine Verlaque (Allam), Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and Criminal Psychologist, and romantic partner, Marine Bonnet (Carroll) as they investigate the murders, mysteries and dark underbelly of their idyllic home.
Their efforts are aided by Hélène (Settle), Deputy Police Commissioner, and Antoine’s trusted confidante.
Patricia Hodge (Miranda, A Very English Scandal) has joined the cast as Florence Bonnet, Marine’s mother, and Geff Francis (Ashes to Ashes, Murder City) has taken the role of Police Commissioner François Roussel – the thorn in everyone’s side.
Murder in Provence is being adapted for the screen by renowned playwright Shelagh Stephenson (Shirley, Before You Go, Downton Abbey), directed by Chloe Thomas (The Deceived, Harlots, Victoria) and produced by Grainne Marmion (Harlots, Doctor Foster).
“Murder in Provence is the perfect series for our first major collaboration with our BritBox UK colleagues,” said Emily Powers, Head of BritBox North America. “It’s exciting to be able to bring the best British mysteries to the screen for BritBox fans in multiple regions, and I look forward to all the pan-territory commissions to come ”
Alison Owen of Monumental Television commented: ‘We are thrilled that BritBox has given us the opportunity to bring M.L. Longworth’s delightful books to the screen.
Murder in Provence will be available exclusively to BritBox subscribers in 2022.