SBS ONE will soon screen Witnesses, a new drama based in the North of France that follows detective, Sandra Winckler, who is investigating a wave of strange murders that are linked to former crime squad legend, Paul Maisonneuve.
The series has been critically acclaimed, becoming the first time in 20 years that a drama commissioned by the French public broadcaster has aired the UK.
Desecrated graves, dead bodies dug up and left in model homes and every time, the same ritual: a woman, a man, a teenager, who weren’t related but who form a new family. Amid the bodies, a photo: the one of Paul Maisonneuve, a crime squad legend in the North of France, now retired but forced to return to duty. Who is digging up the bodies? Who is leaving them in model homes and why?
Detective Winckler is in charge of the case and must work with Paul Maisonneuve to find out just who is behind these macabre stage settings. During her investigation, she will have to delve into Paul’s past, believing him to know more than he lets on because that’s where the truth must lie: somewhere in Paul’s past. For the detective and the ex-cop, life will never be the same, for in the shadows, is a man who will stop at nothing to gain his revenge – a long planned out revenge.
Wednesday, 4 March at 9.30pm on SBS ONE.