The series, which will begin shooting in the UK and France in July, will mark the first global collaboration between BritBox UK and BritBox North America. the three-part series promises to make audiences feel at home.
Will Harrison, Managing Director of BritBox UK said, “We expect Murder in Provence to be the first of many global originals tailor-made for BritBox customers. The books by ML Longworth seem tailor-made for television and we can’t wait to launch the series next year.”
Murder In Provence Release Date
Murder In Provence will have three 90-minute episodes and will be available exclusively for BritBox subscribers in 2022.
BritBox has announced that the official date for Murder In Provence is March 1, 2022.
What is Murder In Provence All About?
Adapted from the books by ML Longworth, Murder in Provence follows Antoine Verlaque, an Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, and his romantic partner Marine Bonnet as they investigate the murders, mysteries, and the dark secrets of their beautiful home. They are helped by Hélène, a detective and Antoine’s trusted confidant.
While the exact crimes the trio will face are being kept secret for now, Alison Owen of Monumental Television has promised: “The pairing of Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll as Antoine and Marine is simply delicious and promises discussions and fun as they solve crimes in one of the most beautiful stories in the world.”
Three feature-length episodes have been assigned to the show’s first season. Shelagh Stephenson is writing the script while Grainne Marmion is producing the series. Helmer Harlots and Chloe Thomas is directing the show. The executive producers are Debra Hayward, Alison Owen, Alison Carpenter, Shelagh Stephenson and Roger Allam. Monumental Television ITV Studios is producing. Production will begin in the UK and France in July, ahead of the 2022 premiere at BritBox.
“We hope that Murder In Provence will be the first of many global Originals tailor-made for BritBox customers”, said Will Harrison, Managing Director of BritBox UK. “The books by ML Longworth appear to be tailor-made for television and we can’t wait to launch the series next year.”
“Murder In Provence is the perfect series for our first major collaboration with our BritBox UK partners”, comments Emily Powers, Head of BritBox North America. “It’s great to be able to bring the best British mysteries to the screen for BritBox fans across the region, and I’m looking forward to all the pan-territorial commissions to come”
Meanwhile Alison Owen from Monumental added: “We are thrilled that BritBox has given us the opportunity to bring ML Longworth’s exciting books to the screen. Shelagh, with his wit and brilliant knowledge of Provence, is the perfect writer to bring Mary Lou’s world to life. The pairing of Roger Allam and Nancy Carroll as Antoine and Marine are exquisite and promise discussions and fun as they solve crimes in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes.”
Who Will Star in Murder In Provence?
While the full cast hasn’t been announced yet, we know Murder in Provence will have Roger Allam ( Endeavor, The Thick of It ) as Antoine Verlaque, while Nancy Carroll ( The Crown, Father Brown ) plays her partner Marine Bonnet and Keala Settle ( The Greatest Showman ) in the role.as Hélne.
Murder in Provence is being adapted for screens by acclaimed 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). Executive Producers are Debra Hayward, Alison Owen and Alison Carpenter.