Superna Kalle, President of International Networks for Starz
Starzplay, the premium international streaming service from Starz, is partnering with French broadcaster TF1 on the upcoming anthology series “A French Case,” produced by Cheyenne Federation in coproduction with TF1, the first instalment of which will focus on the tragic murder of four-year-old Grégory Villemin, who was abducted from his home in Lépanges-sur-Vologne in 1984.
This deal marks Starzplay’s continued dedication to local language content in key markets, enabling Starzplay to air the series in a second window beginning as early as 14 days after the last episode airs on TF1 in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, along with French & German-speaking Switzerland, and one day later in Germany, Spain, and the Netherlands.
“A French Case” was created by Jérémie Guez and Alexandre Smia, written by Jérémie Guez and Alexandre Smia, with the collaboration of Trân-Minh Nam, and directed by Christophe Lamotte. The series is distributed by Federation Entertainment.
“It’s been over two years since we brought our streaming service into France and since then we have watched Starzplay grow in this market with fantastic partners by our side. We are excited to expand further and take another step into original French programming - joining TF1’s powerful examination of Grégory Villemin’s tragic death, the aftermath of which continues to reverberate even today,” said Superna Kalle, President of International Networks for Starz.
“The series is a snapshot of the time, and highlights the media and judicial excesses of the case. We are pleased that the quality of the series has attracted the attention of Starzplay. This is a first collaboration and we hope for more in the future,” a spokesperson of TF1 added.