Walter Presents is wishing viewers a creepy New year this January, with the premiere of new French series The Crimson Rivers. The brutal crime thriller is set in the realms of sadistic killers, rituals and mysterious incidents.
Based on the 2000 blockbuster of the same name (starring Vincent Cassel and Jean Reno), and from Luc Besson’s production company Europacorp, The Crimson Rivers follows conflicted cop duo Camille Delauney and Pierre Niémans. Niémans and Camille are called out all over rural France to solve complex cases which all involve a weird brutality far beyond the capacity of local police departments. The protagonists find themselves infiltrating folktale-like crimes with strong moral and mystic themes, dealing with cults, murder based on family tradition and human sacrifice. An unlikely match, Niémans is a reserved, pragmatic and pessimistic old school sleuth, whereas Camille is bold, brave and not afraid of over-stepping the mark, yet together they make a charismatic and driven duo who will stop at nothing to catch a killer.
Viewers may recognise award-winning actor Olivier Marchal who plays Niémans from Walter Presents: Eyewitness, as well as from French thriller Tell No One. Transporting viewers to the most isolated and alien corners of France, what could be a more fitting accompaniment to the January blues?
The series airs in full weekly on More4, with Episode 1 premiering at 9pm on Friday 11th January. Each episode will then be available on Walter Presents after broadcast.