Witnesses


Fox to adapt French detective drama from France 2

Fox Network is set to adapt French detective drama Witnesses, created by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux for France 2. The network has commissioned a pilot script to Melissa Scrivner-Love (Fear the Walking Dead) and will be produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Stampede Ventures executive producers Greg Silverman, Paul Shapiro and Mark-Paul Gosselaar. […]

Amazon buys first local French dramas

Amazon Prime Video is going a step further in the French market, with its first acquisitions of new local series for its service there. Amazon, which has just become available on Apple TVs after a long period of wrangling, has been adding a number of French dramas since last month. These include deals with Newen […]

New Witnesses come forwards in Europe

More channel groups in Europe have acquired French drama Witnesses from Newen Distribution. Following a recent deal with Channel 4 in the UK, Newen has sold the show to Belgium’s RTBF, Telenet and VRT in the territory’s various language regions; Norway’s NRK2; and Germany’s RTL Crime. Newen says the series represents just the second time […]

News brief: Newen acquires France 2 drama

Newen Distribution has acquired rights to Witnesses, a 6x52mins drama from France 2. Newen has taken the rights from producer Cinétéve and will look to repeat its success selling Spiral (Engrenages) to the international market to the likes of BBC Two and Netflix. France 2 commissioned Witnesses, which is known locally as Les Temoins.