New to Lightbox in December

If you’re in the mood for midsummer murders over the new year, Lightbox will offer three newcomers to stream.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair (from December 18) stars Patrick Dempsey as a literary icon who suddenly finds himself indicted for murder after the body of a young girl is found buried on his Maine property.

Jean-Jacques Annaud, who directed the Oscar-winning Black and White in Color, makes his television directorial debut, by helming every episode of the series.

The Financial Times thought it “good-looking, leisurely and baffling” while The Times said it “felt like the glossy equivalent of a doorstopper novel you buy in an airport and tear through on a long-haul flight …  a sort of fictional true-crime series for those who can’t be bothered with The Staircase.”

Lightbox also will launch French crime drama Nox (from December 5), which chronicles a retired cop’s efforts to find her estranged daughter, a Paris police lieutenant, after she disappears during an operation in the city’s maze of underground tunnels.

“From the beginning, the series was very dark,” Isabelle DeGeorges, series producer and Gaumont’s president of French television, told Drama Quarterly.

“We wanted to show how humanity can be dark sometimes. There are also two big emotions: the the love between mother and daughter, which grows stronger as she thinks she will never see her daughter again, and fear.”

Season two of Spring Tide (from December 19) follows two murders in Marseille and Stockholm that turn out to be connected.

Lightbox also is picking up Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Brothers (from December 7), season five of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (from December 14), s1-8 of Doc Mrtin (from December 6), s1-6 of Crossing Jordan (from December 21), s1-5 of Providence (from December 28) and s1-10 of Stargate SG-1 (from December 20).

New movies to rent next month will include:

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