Walter Presents has announced its last TV box set for 2016, with French crime series The Passenger arriving just in time for some quality winter binge-viewing.
The psychological thriller, based on the novel by Jean-Christophe Grange, is the last of more than 25 box sets to premiere on the All 4 site, which is dedicated to foreign-language TV from around the world. Since its launch at the start of 2016, the service has clocked up over 15 million streams, with shows ranging from France’s Mafiosa and Tony’s Kitchen to Sweden’s Blue Eyes and Denmark’s Heartless.
Now, it’s heading back to France this December with Le Passager, which sees the naked body of a man wearing a bull’s head discovered at the Gare de Bordeaux-St-Jean – the grisly work of a serial killer copying stories from Greek mythology.
Captain Anaïs Châtelet is the first detective on the scene. His prime suspect has been found wandering along the road at night, drenched in blood, clutching a hammer and suffering from acute trauma-induced memory loss. He has been taken to the Pierre Janet hospital and is under the care of a forensic psychiatrist Matthias Freire.
Anais and Matthias team up to solve the case, which they are sure is linked to a disturbing large- scale corporate cover up. But their partnership is short-lived and the tables suddenly turn when a shocking discovery puts Matthias in the frame and the mysteries of his past catch up with him.
All six episodes of the hour-long thriller will be released on Friday 2nd December for free to stream and download on Walter Presents.
For more on what’s coming soon to the site, and reviews of what’s already available, click here – or head to www.channel4.com/programmes/walter-presents.