Balthazar (TV series)

Balthazar is a French crime-thriller drama television series created by Clothilde Jamin and Clélia Constantine, broadcast in Belgium since November 20, 2018, on La Une, and, in France, since December 6, 2018, on TF1.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

Genrecrime-thriller drama
Created byClothilde Jamin and Clélia Constantine
StarringTomer Sisley and Hélène de Fougerolles
Country of originFrance
Original languageFrench
Original networkLa Une
First shown inBelgium

It was one of the 10 highest-rated dramas in France in 2018.[1]


Raphaël Balthazar (played by Tomer Sisley), the most gifted forensic pathologist of his generation, knows how to make the dead speak. He imagines the ghosts of the deceased people he has seen, asking them questions about how they would have died, their private lives, or what they should do. He becomes the teammate of police commander Hélène Bach (played by Hélène de Fougerolles). Both face the most complex murder investigations while he secretly tries to solve the murder of a person close to him.

Main castEdit

Forensic Institute

  • Tomer Sisley: Forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar
  • Philypa Phoenix: Fatim
  • Côme Levin: Eddy


Raphaël Balthazar family

  • Pauline Cheviller: Lise, partner of Balthazar murdered by a serial killer

Hélène Bach family

  • Aliocha Itovich: Antoine Bach, husband of Hélène
  • Gabriel Caballero: Hugo Bach, son of Hélène
  • Aminthe Audiard: Manon Bach, daughter of Hélène


  1. ^ a b "Intriguing French Crime Drama Hit on Brilliant Yet Unconventional Forensic Doctor Lands Stateside - BALTHAZAR, Series 1". Broadcasting & Cable. 13 November 2019.
  2. ^ Pickard, Michael. "Balthazar". Drama Quarterly.
  3. ^ "Balthazar" – via
  4. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Balthazar' On Acorn TV, A French Procedural About A Brilliant Medical Examiner Haunted By His Wife's Death". Decider. November 26, 2019.
  5. ^ Mansano, Roxane (December 19, 2019). "Balthazar (TF1): Tomer Sisley réagit au final déchirant de la saison 2".
  6. ^ "French crime-thriller series 'Balthazar' preps for US release after winning hearts in UK".

External linksEdit