BritBox UK and BritBox North America have announced that the global streamer has commissioned its first pan-territory original with mystery series Murder in Provence from Monumental Television.
Starring Roger Allam, Nancy Carroll and Keala Settle, and based on the books by M.L. Longworth, Murder in Provence follows Antoine Verlaque (Allam), Investigating Judge in Aix-en-Provence, 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), a detective and Antoine’s trusted confidante.
Murder in Provence is being adapted for the screen by playwright Shelagh Stephenson, directed by Chloe Thomas and produced by Grainne Marmion. Monumental Television, part of ITV Studios, was founded by Oscar nominated film producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward in 2014.
The series, which is due to go into production in the UK and France in July, marks the first global collaboration between BritBox UK and BritBox North America. The series will debut exclusively on the streamers in 2022. ITV Studios will be responsible for international distribution.
Will Harrison, Managing Director BritBox UK, said “We hope that Murder in Provence will be the first of many global Originals made exclusively for BritBox subscribers. The books by M.L. Longworth seem 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 colleagues,” added 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.”
Murder in Provence will be available exclusively to BritBox subscribers in 2022.