Banijay Studios France in Co-Pro for TF1 Thriller


Banijay Studios France has aligned with Fiction’Air, Belga Productions and RTBF for a new crime thriller for TF1.

Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire stars Hélène de Fougerolles, (Balthazar), Gregory Fitoussi (St Tropez, Spiral) and Tcheky Karyo (The Missing, Baptiste). The story is set in the heart of the Black Forest, at a binational military base near the French-German border, where 12 bodies (all men) are found in a mass grave.

Banijay Rights will serve as international distributor.

Carole Della Valle, executive producer at Banijay Studios France, said: “Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire is a tense and gripping thriller, with premium production values bringing a cinematic feel to the drama. With a big-name cast in place, known both here in France and internationally, we are confident the drama will engage the TF1 audience and beyond with the support of Banijay Rights. It has been a great experience to work with our co-production partners Fiction’Air, Belga Productions and RTBF, and together we have created a drama we’re all incredibly proud of.”

Nagui, president at Fiction’Air, said: “We are thrilled with this second collaboration with BSF and are looking forward to a new scripted project in the future. With Les Disparus de la Forêt Noire, Fiction’Air is confirming its ambition to offer new series on the national and international scene.”