The Research Section is soon to resume service. According to information released on April 20 by the VL Media site, confirmed by TF1, the detective series worn by Xavier Deluc is about to return to the air. A year after a final which brought together nearly 5.07 million followers, according to Médiamétrie, fans can rejoice in the return of the soap opera.

Sign of a New Beginning (as indicated by the title of the last part broadcast in April 2022), the detective series will fly away for a new destination. According to VL Media, some indiscretions tell us that filming will start in 2023 on Reunion Island. According to our colleagues from Le Parisien, it will take place “from May 10 to June 6”, more precisely “in the forest of Bélouve, within the national park”.

On the casting side, the first names have been revealed for this prime event which will take the form of a double episode, lasting 45 minutes each, under the sign of “reunion”. The opportunity for investigation fans to find Xavier Deluc, whose emblematic character is now retired, as well as his colleagues Franck Sémonin, Élise Tielrooy and Fabienne Carat. But also other key faces of the small screen.

Still according to the Ile-de-France daily, the actors Olivier Sitruk (Balthazar), Isabelle Vitari (Our dear neighbors) and Élodie Varlet (Plus belle la vie) will make an appearance in the soap opera. But, also, Soan Arhimann, winner of The Voice Kids in 2019, seen at the cinema in Le Petit piaf with Gérard Jugnot. This is not the first time that the Research Section has set down its suitcases in the Overseas Territories since New Caledonia had served as the setting at the start of season 13, marking the return of Manon Azem (interpreter of Sara Casanova) in guest.

For 16 years, detective fiction produced by Dominique Lancelot attracted an average of 5 to 6 million viewers in front of their screens. If the success is there, “nothing excludes that other telefilms are started but at this stage nothing is decided”, indicates TF1 to VL Media. “All eyes are now on this great comeback.” The rest of the events in the next episode…