Banijay’s Shine Fiction to adapt Michel Bussi’s novel "Rien ne t’efface"

French scripted label partners with TF1 on new thriller adaptation.

26 APR 2024

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Media and entertainment powerhouse, Banijay, today announces the adaptation of Michel Bussi’s gripping novel Rien ne t'efface for TF1, a co-production with Shine Fiction, part of Banijay France. The 6 x 52-minute series is written by Anne Rambach, Marine Rambach, Patrick Renault, and Michel Bussi and directed by Jerome Cornuau.

Set against the haunting backdrop of Auvergne, it follows the story of Maddi, a mother grappling with the loss of her son, Esteban, in a tragic accident a decade ago. The plot thickens when she encounters Tom, a boy who not only bears an uncanny resemblance to Esteban, but also has visions and memories of him. Stirring a series of events that intertwine their fates with a mysterious string of murders, Maddi can’t help but wonder if these events are linked to his death. Who is Tom and what is his connection to her son?

Dominique Farrugia, CEO and Producer at Shine Fiction referred to the depth of the material: “Michel Bussi’s novel 'Rien ne t'efface' immediately impressed us with its rich narrative and deep, complex characters. It promises to be a mesmerising thriller that explores themes of love, loss, and the lengths one can go to uncover the truth. This adaptation is a testament to our commitment to bringing compelling stories to life with an international appeal," noted.

Shine Fiction officially launched in September 2021, building a pipeline of ambitious premium content for the French market, with international potential. The company is behind latest thriller Broceliande, a co-production with Les Films du Printemps for TF1 which premiered at Cannes Series earlier this month.