A French Case

Based on a true story: the murder of Little Gregory, an unresolved investigation after more than 30 years of mystery

The infamous French case finally brought to screen on TF1 

The first opus of an anthology series of the greatest crimes that have traumatized the French people.

A French Case is a thrilling suspenseful series that focuses on the events surrounding the death of little Gregory. For the past 35 years, this momentous unresolved investigation has marked a turning point in the media and judicial system in France.

October 16th 1984: Gregory, a 4-year-old boy goes missing. Hours later, he’s found dead in the Vologne River, wrists and ankles bound. For years preceding the murder of little Gregory, the family Villemin was persecuted with phone calls and letters from a mysterious person(s) named ‘The Crow’. Jealousy and envy were at the heart of these threats in a small town where everyone knows everyone and half the town is family.

Following each character individually, this series will reveal human tragedy in the small village of Eastern France where the destinies of victims, suspects, journalists, investigators and judges all become entangled.


Genre: Drama
Format: 6×52’
Created by Jérémie Guez and Alexandre Smia
Written by Jérémie Guez and Alexandre Smia, in collaboration with Trân-Minh Nam
Directed by Christophe Lamotte
Produced by Cheyenne Federation (Aimée Buidine, Julien Madon) in coproduction with TF1, in association with STARZPLAY, in coproduction with Be-FILMS and RTBF (Télévision belge)
With the participation of RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, with the support of Région Grand Est and Strasbourg Eurométropole, in cooperation with the Bureaux d’accueil des tournages de l’Agence culturelle Grand Est et de l’Eurométropole de Strasbourg, in association with CINEMAGE 15 and SG IMAGE 2019, with the support of CNC
Original broadcaster: TF1
Cast: Guillaume de Tonquédec, Laurence Arné, Guillaume Gouix, Blandine Bellavoir, Michaël Youn, Laurent Stocker de la Comédie-Française, Gérard Jugnot, Thierry Godard, Michel Vuillermoz de la Comédie-Française, Stanley Weber, Michaël Abiteboul, Gilbert Melki, Lauréna Thellier
Original Language: French
Year of production: 2021
Worldwide rights: Federation Studios