Agatha Christie’s Hjerson Heads to French-Speaking Territories


ZDF Studios has closed deals in France, French Canada and French-speaking Switzerland for Agatha Christie’s Hjerson.

The mystery series, which was honored with MIPDrama’s Coup de Coeur in 2021, has been acquired by France’s serieclub, Canada’s Radio-Canada Television and Switzerland’s RTS. On serieclub, the show will debut on December 17.

The whodunit is the first-ever adaptation based on the fictional detective written by Agatha Christie’s fictional writer Ariadne Oliver. It sees former investigator Sven Hjerson retire after solving some of the toughest cases in Swedish history. Trash TV producer Klara Sandberg, however, wants to reset her career with a true crime show that stars him.

Agatha Christie’s Hjerson was produced by Patrik Andersson and Ulf Synnerholm at Be-Reel Films for TV4/C More, in co-production with ZDF, Nadcon and the government of Åland, and in close collaboration with ZDF Studios and Agatha Christie Ltd. The series was produced with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond. It was created and developed by Patrik Gyllström at Be-Reel Films and written by Gyllström, Björn Paqualin, Jakob Beckman, Martin Luuk and Aron Levander. Lisa James Larsson and Lisa Farzaneh directed.

“The huge success of this drama can be attributed to the enduring worldwide popularity of Agatha Christie, one of the best-selling authors of all time,” said Mirela Nastase, Director Drama at ZDF Studios. “Fans can never get enough. And hats off to the team behind Agatha Christie’s Hjerson who have created a superb series by giving this classic tale a fresh and modern take.”