TV case study: Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie

  • Production company: Escazal
  • Channel: France 2

French production company Escazal present a stylish reimagining of Agatha Christie’s stories to engage a contemporary French audience.

Escazal have developed a model that successfully combines the plots and storylines from 22 of Christie’s mysteries with Escazal’s own new character creations, resulting in a wonderfully smart and entertaining show that resonates with today’s audience. In a world where much drama is becoming increasingly bleak, what Escazal has cracked with Criminal Games is how to make series with a real lightness of tone that appeals to a modern viewer.