Emmanuel Carrère adapts the latest Fred Vargas, with Yvan Attal in the costume of Commissioner Adamsberg
Published in May 2023 by Flammarion, On the slab takes Commissioner Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg to Brittany, between Rennes and Saint-Malo, where a game warden was murdered.
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The novelist and screenwriter is working on the adaptation of On the slaba twice-90-minute drama produced by Josée Dayan for France Télévision.

On the slab, the latest thriller by Fred Vargas, will be adapted for the small screen by Emmanuel Carrère, notably with Yvan Attal and Sylvie Testud in the casting, France Télévisions said on Monday. Josée Dayan will sign the production of this twice 90-minute fiction, filming of which began Monday in Brittany, until the end of March.

Published in May 2023 by Flammarion, On the slab takes Commissioner Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg to Brittany, between Rennes and Saint-Malo, where a game warden was murdered. And the Louviec affair, named after a fictitious village in Ille-et-Vilaine, will take on unexpected proportions.

Six-year break

This book marked Fred Vargas’ return to crime fiction after a six-year break. A novelist himself, but also a screenwriter, journalist, actor, biographer, filmmaker and documentary maker, Emmanuel Carrère was responsible for the adaptation and dialogues for France Télévisions.

Yvan Attal will play Commissioner Adamsberg, alongside other renowned actors including Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Sylvie Testud, Virginie Ledoyen, Corinne Masiero, Olivier De Benoist and Micha Lescot. The release date is not yet known.

About fifteen years ago, Emmanuel Carrère already scripted four detective novels by Fred Vargas for television, with Josée Dayan directing: Under the winds of Neptune, The man with the blue circles, The upside down man et An uncertain place. For cinema, he directed in 2021 Ouistreham freely inspired by a story by Florence Aubenas.

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