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Keep up to date on the latest and current French TV shows in 2019. Whether you're learning French or are just looking to watch the most popular series from France this list will help you find new French shows in 2019. Even if you are not a French learner, most French series on Netflix have English subtitles so you won't miss any of the drama or action.
Many of the best French shows in 2019 are detective series, dramas, crime thrillers, and comedies; but there are also comedies like Family Business. Some series, such as Black Spot and Public Enemy, are French-Belgian joint productions, while others are Netflix shows like The Hook Up Plan and Osmosis. A few French TV shows, like Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir, have older episodes available on Netflix but are further ahead in their seasons in France.
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Genres (Tv): Animation, SuperheroMiraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir (French: Miraculous, les aventures de Ladybug et Chat... more on Wikipedia
Le Bureau des LégendesMathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille
The Bureau (original title: Le Bureau des Légendes) is a French political thriller television series created by Éric Rochant. The show revolves around several agents who work for DGSE.
Genres (Tv): Mystery, crime drama
The Forest is a French crime drama television series created by Delinda Jacobs. After a teenage girl disappears in a forest, police enlist the help of a teacher who had a similar traumatic experience.
Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Adventure filmSpiral is a French television police and legal drama series set in Paris. The show follows the... more on Wikipedia
A Very Secret ServiceHugo Becker, Wilfred Benaïche
A Very Secret Service is a French comedy-drama series created by Jean-François Halin. The year is 1960, and the French Secret Service hires an impressionable 23-year old who still has much to learn on the job.
Skam FranceAxel Auriant, Théo Christine
Skam France is a French teen drama created by Julie Andem. It follows five French girls as they attend high school and learn about love, friendship, loss, and the modern world.
Genres (Tv): Crime drama, Drama
The Break is a French-language Belgian crime drama television series created by Stéphane Bergmans, Benjamin d'Aoust, Matthieu Donck. After the death of a football player that most assume was by his own hand, one police detective suspects foul play.
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Genres (Tv): Crime, Mystery, Drama
Black Spot is a French-Belgian television thriller created by Mathieu Missoffe. Frank Siriana arrives in a small town to discover why the murder rate is six times the national average only to discover how unimaginably dangerous the surrounding forest actually is.
Family BusinessJonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon
Genres (Tv): Comedy
Family Business is a 2019 French web television series created by Igor Gotesman. The show follows Joseph, a failed entrepreneur, who discovers cannabis is about to be legalized in France, so he starts up his own marijuana coffeeshop.
FalcoClément Manuel, Mathilde Lebrequier
Falco is a French television series created by Clothilde Jamin. Falco wakes up after 22 years in a coma only to learn that his wife remarried and he missed out on his child's adolescence.
Josephine, Guardian AngelMimie Mathy, Karin Swenson
Josephine, Guardian Angel (in French, Joséphine, ange gardien) is a French television series created by Laurent Chouchan, Philippe Niang, Michel Lengliney. It follows the adventures of a guardian angel sent to Earth to help solve various people's problems.
ProfilageRaphaël Ferret, Jean-Michel Martial
Profilage is a French police procedural created by Fanny Robert and Sophie Lebarbier. The show follows two investigators, Chloé Saint-Laurent then Adèle Delettre, who use their experience to solve murders.
Baron NoirKad Merad, Anna Mouglalis
Baron Noir is a French political drama television series developed by Eric Benzekri and Jean-Baptiste Delafon. It tells the story of a soon-to-be French president and one of his closest friends: the mayor of a small town in northern France.
Qui veut gagner des millions?Jean-Pierre Foucault
Qui veut gagner des millions? is the French version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? created by David Briggs, Mike Whitehill, Steven Knight. The show starts with easy multiple-choice questions that gradually build in intensity, as contestants try to win the grand price of a million dollars.
OsmosisHugo Becker, Agathe Bonitzer
Genres (Tv): Science fiction, DramaOsmosis (Netflix, 2019) is an upcoming French science fiction television drama. Set in... more on Wikipedia
CherifAbdelhafid Metalsi, Greg Germain
Cherif is a French police television series produced by Lionel Olenga, Laurent Scalese and Stéphane Drouet. Police captain Kader Cherif has a laid-back way of doing police work, which runs him into trouble with his new partner.
Tomorrow Is OursIngrid Chauvin, Alexandre Brasseur
Tomorrow is Ours is a French television soap opera created by Frédéric Chansel, Laura Colbert, Nicolas Durand-Zouky, Eline Le Fur, Fabienne Lesieur, and Jean-Marc Taba. The show follows the lives of several families whose lives are punctuated by police investigations, secrets, and betrayals.
Alice NeversMarine Delterme, Jean-Michel Tinivelli
Alice Nevers is a French crime series created by Christmas Loriot. It is based on a trilogy of novels also written by Loriot. The show follows a investigating judge who partners with a policeman to solve crimes.