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Production begins and further casting announced for BritBox’s first global commission, Murder in Provence

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Production begins and further casting announced for BritBox’s first global commission, Murder in Provence.

BritBox UK and BritBox North America today announced that production has officially begun in the UK and France on first pan-territory original Murder in Provence from Monumental Television, part of ITV Studios.

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).

Executive Producers are Alison Carpenter, Alison Owen and Debra Hayward. Stephenson and Allam also serve as Executive Producers. It is in association with, and distributed internationally by, ITV Studios.

Murder in Provence will debut exclusively on BritBox UK and BritBox North America in 2022.