Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie - 70s - premieres in France


Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie - 70s - premieres in France

After 11 episodes set in the 1930s (Season 1) and 27 in the 60s (Season 2), the hugely popular French series Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie is getting a makeover as it moves on to the 1970s with fresh characters and a brand-new cast.

Episode 1 - La nuit qui ne finit pas - will air on France 2 on 29th January, and is based on Agatha Christie's novel Endless Night. Episode 2, entitled La Chambre Noire (The Darkroom) will air on 5th February, and is an original story created in the spirit of Agatha Christie's works.

The new series continues in the same vein as its predecessors, with its "taste for the offbeat and a passion for dark humour", re-interpreting Christie's stories through colourful French investigators - a unique combination of genres that has been enchanting viewers for over 10 years.

About the new series

New cast of Les Petits Meurtres d'Agatha Christie - 70s
Arthur Dupont, Émilie Gavois-Kahn and Chloé Chaudoye © Caroline Dubois

1972. It all begins when a woman arrives at the police precinct in the northern French city of Lille. Annie Greco (Émilie Gavois-Kahn) has just been appointed captain in a government experiment, a first in France. She has a blue-collar background and plenty of nerve: Annie is an alpha female.

Gréco chooses to team up with the precinct wild man, detective Max Beretta (Arthur Dupont), a domineering, macho male, typical of his day. Greco orders Beretta to visit a psychologist for anger management sessions, and thus a third character makes her appearance. Rose Bellecour (Chloé Chaudoye) is a very rich ‘daddy’s princess’ and a gifted psychologist. Despite her ultra-groomed fashionista look, Rose turns out to be a brilliant investigator.

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EP. 1: Endless Night

Meet Annie Gréco. In 1971, she becomes France’s first woman police captain. Barely installed at Lille’s police precinct, she is called out to a murder scene. Actor Richard Planck has been found dead in his trailer during the shoot of his new movie. And the main suspect is the movie’s young female star, Anna Delange, who was having a distinctly stormy affair with the victim. Gréco takes on a deputy, the wildest hothead in the precinct: Detective Max Beretta. To deal with his violent behavior, the captain sends him to see a rather kooky young psychologist, Rose Bellecour, for anger management therapy.

EP. 2: The Darkroom

Two young models are murdered within a few days of each other. Initial leads take Gréco to the offices of Femmes fashion magazine to meet its disreputable photographer, John Devers, who has a taste for very young girls. But when a third model from the magazine is killed, the police chief takes Gréco off the case and brings in a star of the Paris Homicide Bureau. Furious, Gréco offers her resignation. But she makes it a point of honor to find the murderer before anybody else can. She conducts the investigation from her hotel room with her two deputies, Max and Rose, acting as her eyes and ears at the precinct.