German distributor Beta Film has broadened its French offering by acquiring the worldwide rights to The island of thirty coffins.
The detective series is based on the eponymous novel by Maurice Leblanc and was created by Elsa Marpeau (Captain Marleau) and Florent Meyer (Lupin), with Frédéric Mermoud (The returned) staging.
The 6 x 60 minute drama is produced by French prodco Thalie Images for France 2 and chronicles the life of a woman who thought she had lost her son at birth 15 years ago, until she received a video proving he is not dead.
The series, shot on the island of Ouessant in western France, stars Virginie Ledoyen (8 Women) alongside Charles Berling (Marie Curie) et Stanley Weber (Borgia).
Stéphane Moatti, producer at Thalie Images, said that the setting “on a spectacular island of disturbing strangeness” is at the heart of the thriller.
Jérôme Vincendon, Beta’s international sales and acquisitions EVP for French-speaking Europe, added: “We are fascinated by the richness and creativity of the ever-growing and booming French production market. International success stories, such as wolvesni Call my agent prove the strength and competitiveness of the creative landscape in France and underline its global importance.