Walter Presents unveils Dead Beautiful new French thriller
James R | On 12, Jul 2017
Things are looking Dead Beautiful for Walter Presents this summer, as the streaming channel unveils a new French police thriller.
Starring Thierry Godard, the Parisian crime drama follows Martin, Police Commissioner of the esteemed Paris police, a compassionate and attentive investigator who is completely dedicated to solving some of the most shocking crimes against women. That is, when he’s not caught up in the complex web of women in his personal life. A pregnant daughter, an ex-wife who is soon-to-be-wed yet still on the scene, a lover/colleague and a serious girlfriend make for a colourful cocktail of drama and distraction.
The series opens with the chilling case of a merciless serial killer who carefully selects his victims from the lonely-hearts pages of a local advertiser, according to a highly specific description: light eyes, chestnut hair. Employing an archaic method of killing so obscure it has only been seen once before in an unsolved case from 20 years previously, this killer baffles and captivates throughout the winding trajectory which is peppered with heart-arresting moments of fear and surges of adrenaline.
Based a successful series of books by Alexis Lecave, who is also the screenwriter, the show spans nine standalone episodes, each one brimming with expertly plotted twists, gasps, butterflies and cold-blooded murder.
The show arrives on Walter Presents as a box set this August, hot on the heels of winning several awards, including two at the prestigious Festival de la Fiction TV, La Rochelle in 2015: Best Up and Coming Male Actor for Baptiste Cosson and Best Screenplay for Alexis Lecave and Camille Bordes-Resnais.
The whole box set will be available to watch online on All 4 from Friday 4th August. For more on what’s coming soon to Walter Presents, click here.