France’s Tetra Media Fiction has snapped up the rights to author Matthieu Suc’s spy thriller Les Espions de la Terreur.
Published by Harper Collins last year, the book centres on a group of French anti-terrorism specialists who hunt those responsible for the November 13th terror attacks in Paris.
While the story is fictional, it is based on real events that transpired in the wake of the 2015 attacks.
Franck Philippon – who recently helmed the Cineflix Rights-distributed Mirage for France 2 – is to serve as showrunner, while producers include Emmanuel Daucé and Alexandre Boyer.
Backed by ITV Studios, Tetra Media Fiction’s slate includes Canal+ original Vernon Subutex, France 3’s Un Village Français and France 2’s Les Hommes de l’Ombre.
The outfit is currently producing two titles to air next year, including France 2’s Une Belle Histoire (8 x 52 minutes) and Canal+’s Paris Police 1900 (8 x 52 minutes).