BBC's new French drama
- Bang Showbiz
- 4 September 2017
French drama 'Witnesses: A Frozen Death' will air on BBC Four, as Marie Dompnier and Audrey Fleurot star in the eight-part mystery series
The BBC has nabbed the rights to a gripping French drama 'Witness: A Frozen Death'.
The eight part mystery series - which was created by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux - will air on BBC Four later this year, as Lieutenant Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier) is investigating the discovery of the frozen bodies of 15 men on an abandoned bus.
She realises they have all been involved with Catherine Keemer (Audrey Fleurot), who disappeared three years ago.
Winckler tracks her down, and discovers that the woman has no memory of her own past, although she once gave birth to a child who is unaccounted for.
It might seem otherwise, but Winckler believes Keemer is innocent - and is now faced with solving the mystery of the deaths, as well as finding the child.
In a statement: Cassian Harrison, Channel Editor of BBC Four, said: "'Witnesses: A Frozen Death' will be the perfect mystery series for BBC Four viewers to delve into as the nights turn colder.
"It's especially exciting to welcome Audrey Fleurot back to the channel, co-starring in what is sure to be our next big hit French drama."
It will be the second series in the French TV mystery, and features a standalone case to grip viewers.
Meanwhile, BBC's Head of Programme Acquisition Sue Deeks added: "'Witnesses: A Frozen Death' takes the most intriguing of opening mysteries and adds ingenious twist upon turn to keep us guessing until the very end.
"Its compelling mix of bold characters, sharp writing, atmospheric French setting and truly wonderful performances make this series the perfect new drama obsession for BBC Four viewers. "