EN - During a hunting party in the South of France, Katrien De Schrijver shoots her husband. She is arrested and charged with murder. The incident triggers a charged chain of events as her family is politically powerful in Brussels and her act threatens to implode on the lives not only of those directly involved, but of the whole establishment and political system.

NL - Wanneer Katrien De Schrijver tijdens een jachtpartij in Zuid-Frankrijk haar man neerschiet, leidt het incident tot een kettingreactie aan gebeurtenissen die niet enkel een bom leggen onder de reputatie van haar hoog aangeschreven familie maar evengoed onder het volledige establishment en politieke bestel in België. Gebaseerd op de gelijknamige trilogie van Tom Lanoye.

FR - Pendant une partie de chasse dans le Sud de la France, Katrien De Schrijver tire sur son mari. Elle est arrêtée et accusée de meurtre. Cet accident entraîne une chaîne impressionnante d’événements étant donné que Katrien provient d’une famille haut placée dans la sphère politique et commerciale belge. Son « acte » a l’effet d’un boulet de canon qui menace non seulement les vies des personnes directement impliquées, mais aussi l’ensemble des fondations du système politique.

Basé sur le roman de Tom Lanoye.


Title The Divine Monster
Original title Het goddelijke monster
Original language Dutch
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category TV series
Genre procedural drama
Year 2012


Cast Johan Van Assche, Michel Van Dousselaere, Joke Devynck, Kevin Janssens, Ianka Fleerackers, Katelijne Verbeke, Marc Van Eeghem, Gilda De Bal, Ingrid De Vos, Brit Alen, Jan Hammenecker,
Photography Jan Mestdagh
Editing Bert Jacobs
Music Steve Willaert

Technical specs

Running time series 10 x 50'
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), VAF, STIVO, Tax Shelter

The Divine Monster set for US remake

Flemish drama series The Divine Monster, based on a trilogy by author Tom Lanoye, is set for a possible American remake. Writer/producer Silvio Horta (Ugly Betty) has a script commitment for the project and will team up with Prison Break producer Brett Ratner to executive produce.

The Divine MonsterMiami-born Silvio Horta has a script commitment to rewrite the complex Flemish family drama series The Divine Monster. The American version features the wealthy Vega family from Miami, whose real estate empire is built upon decades of greed, corruption, general bad behaviour and an alarming number of suspicious deaths.

Published on Tuesday 27 October 2015

Hans Herbots picks up Golden Panda at Sichuan TV Festival

Flemish director Hans Herbots has been honoured as Best Director of a TV Series at the Sichuan TV Festival in Chengdu, China (16-18 November). Herbots received the Golden Panda Award for his work on drama series The Divine Monster.

The Divine MonsterHerbots was one of five nominees in the category for Best Director of a TV Series, competing against international heavyweights such as Brian Percival who directed several episodes of British drama series Downton Abbey.

Published on Monday 18 November 2013

The Divine Monster nabs two Sichuan nominations

Flemish drama series The Divine Monster, directed by Hans Herbots, received two nominations at the Sichuan TV Festival in China (16-18 November). Produced by Eyeworks, the series is in the running for the Golden Panda Award for Best TV Series as well as Best Director of a TV Series.

The Divine MonsterBased on the trilogy by the same name by Flemish author Tom Lanoye, The Divine Monster recounts the tragic tale of Katrien De Schrijver. When she shoots her husband during a hunting party in the south of France, the incident sparks off a remarkable chain of events.

Published on Tuesday 8 October 2013

Flanders’ finest in Paris

Jan Eelen’s successful tv series The Tour has been selected for competition at the Series Mania Festival (16 - 22 April) in Paris, France. The festival for promising TV series, organized by the prestigious Forum des Images, also invited no less than three Eyeworks productions for its line-up. Double LifeThe Divine Monster and Old Belgium will feature in the fest’s ‘professional showcase.’

The Tour_stillThe Forum des Images, one of the cinema hot spots in Paris and France, launched the Series Mania Festival in 2010. The series in official competition at the festival, amongst them Jan Eelen’s The Tour, are now in the running for the fest’s much desired Audience Award.

Published on Monday 2 April 2012

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