FOX Adapting French Detective Drama Witnesses


FOX in the U.S. has commissioned an adaptation of the detective drama Witnesses, originally produced for France 2.

In the U.S. treatment, in her first weeks back on the Lexington, Kentucky, police force after a mysterious 10-year hiatus, 35-year-old (yet still a rookie) Detective Sandra Perkins finds herself working the worst homicide the region has seen in over a decade. In order to end this killer’s spree, Sandra must seek answers from Helen Lane, a retired homicide detective who should have been Sandra’s mentor, but who is actually the reason Sandra left the force years ago.

Newen Distribution inked the deal with FOX for the series. The original French series has been sold in 103 countries. In the U.S., it is available on Netflix, iTunes and Amazon.