Articles about TF1
French star Sofia Essaïdi opens up about her roles in La Promesse (The Promise) and upcoming period drama Les Combattantes, and her emotional attachment to the characters she plays.
Marcella, meet Rebecca
Call My Agent star Anne Marivin and director Didier Le Pêcheur tell DQ about their partnership on the set of Rebecca, the French remake of British drama Marcella, in which a detective hunts a serial killer while suffering from devastating blackouts.
Taking a Fall
Insoupçonnable writer Virginie Brac explains how this adaptation of British crime thriller The Fall, which follows an investigation from the perspective of the individuals on both sides of the law, was reimagined for a French audience.
The talking dead
French crime procedural Balthazar introduces a forensic pathologist with an unusual talent. DQ hears more about the six-part drama from producer Stephane Marsil and co-writer Clothilde Jamin.
Chris Noth, Leven Rambin and Danny Pino explain why US crime procedural Gone stands out from the crowd – and recall filming a tough fight sequence between two of the leading trio.
Quebert in Quebec
French director Jean-Jacques Annaud takes the reins and actor Patrick Dempsey returns to the small screen in The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, a 10-part murder-mystery series from Epix, MGM and TF1. DQ visits the set.
Luke Roberts and Frank Spotnitz take DQ behind the scenes of Ransom, revealing why this show isn’t just another hostage drama.
Q&A: TF1’s Marie Guillaumond
TF1’s head of French drama Marie Guillaumond tells DQ how the drama boom is building in France and how she hopes to work with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon.
The magic touch
French broadcaster TF1 is breaking new ground with crime drama Contact, both on camera and off. DQ speaks to series producer Christophe Carmona.
French drama: Vive la revolution
French drama is evolving at an increasing pace, but while broadcasters and producers are widening their international horizons, the most dramatic changes are taking place at home.