MGM Television, Eagle Pictures, and Barbary Films have started production in Montreal on The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, a 10-part television series for the cable network Epix.
Based on the European novel by Joël Dicker, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair stars Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Patrick Dempsey as Harry Quebert, a literary icon who finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his property. Marcus Goldman, a successful young novelist being mentored by Quebert, will be played by Ben Schnetzer. Jean-Jacques Annaud directs.
The cast also features Tony winner Victoria Clark, most recently seen in the City Center Encores! production of Assassins. Clark is cast in the role of former prom queen Jenny Quinn, played in her teenage years by Tessa Mossey.
The large company also includes Damon Wayans Jr., Virginia Madsen, Kristine Froseth, Colm Feore, Josh Close, Matt Frewer, Connor Price, Craig Eldridge, Kurt Fuller, Don Harvey, Felicia Shulman, and Wayne Knight.
Lyn Greene and Richard Levine wrote the pilot script and several episodes based on an adaptation by Annaud.