The Best French TV Shows Of 2020

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Vote up the best French-language television shows airing new episodes in 2020.

Stay up to date on the latest and current French TV shows in 2020. 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 2020. 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 220 are detective series, dramas, crime thrillers, and comedies; but there are also children's shows like The Adventures of Paddington. Some series, such as The Break and Public Enemy, are French-Belgian joint productions, while others are Netflix shows like Mortel and The Hook Up Plan. 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.

Vote up the best French series of 2020, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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  • Profilage


    Raphaël Ferret, Jean-Michel Martial, Philippe Bas

      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.

    • Spiral
      Caroline Proust, Grégory Fitoussi, Philippe Duclos
      • Genres: Crime,Drama
    • Le Bureau des Légendes

      Le Bureau des Légendes

      Mathieu Kassovitz, Florence Loiret Caille, Sara Giraudeau

        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. 

      • Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir
        Cristina Valenzuela, Bryce Papenbrook, Keith Silverstein
        • Genres: Adventure,Animation,Fantasy,Kids
      • The Bureau
        Mathieu Kassovitz, Sara Giraudeau, Florence Loiret-Caille
        • Genres: Crime,Drama,Thriller
      • Skam France

        Skam France

        Axel Auriant, Théo Christine, Lula Cotton-Frapier

          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.

        • Family Business
          Jonathan Cohen, Gérard Darmon, Julia Piaton
          • Genres: 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. 

        • A Very Secret Service

          A Very Secret Service

          Hugo Becker, Wilfred Benaïche, Christophe Kourotchkine

            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.

          • La Révolution
            Amir El Kacem, Marilou Aussilloux, Lionel Erdogan
            • Genres: Drama,Fantasy
          • The Forest
            Samuel Labarthe, Suzanne Clement, Alexia Barlier
            • Genres: Mystery, crime drama
          • Black Spot
            Suliane Brahim, Hubert Delattre, Laurent Capelluto
            • Genres: Crime, Mystery, Drama
          • The Hook Up Plan
            Tom Dingler, Joséphine Draï, Zita Hanrot
            • Genres: Comedy
          • Mortel


            Carl Malapa, Nemo Schiffman, Manon Bresch

              Mortel (Netflix, 2019) is a French-produced supernatural television series. The plot revolves around three teenagers, two of whom have acquired superpowers after making a deal with a supernatural being so they can solve a murder

            • Cherif


              Abdelhafid Metalsi, Greg Germain, François Bureloup

                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.

              • Baron Noir

                Baron Noir

                Kad Merad, Anna Mouglalis, Astrid Whettnall

                  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. 

                • The Circle: France
                  Alfred Gerbet, Romain Ben, Maxime Merkouchenko
                  • Genres: Reality
                • Criminal: France
                  Nathalie Baye, Jérémie Renier, Sara Giraudeau.
                  • Genres: Drama, Crime, Mystery
                • Vampires


                  Oulaya Amamra, Suzanne Clément, Kate Moran

                    Vampires (Netflix, 2020) is a French supernatural television series. A Paris teen who's half human, half vampire grapples with her emerging powers and family turmoil as she's pursued by a secret vampire community.

                  • The Adventures of Paddington

                    The Adventures of Paddington

                    Ben Wishaw, Morwenna Banks, Darren Boyd

                      The Adventures of Paddington (Nick Jr, 2019) is an English-French children's animated television series. The show follows a younger Paddington as he writes letters to Aunt Lucy.

                    • Falco


                      Clément Manuel, Mathilde Lebrequier, Franck Monsigny

                        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. 

                      • Qui veut gagner des millions?

                        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.

                        • Alice Nevers

                          Alice Nevers

                          Marine Delterme, Jean-Michel Tinivelli, Guillaume Carcaud

                            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.

                          • Josephine, Guardian Angel

                            Josephine, Guardian Angel

                            Mimie Mathy, Karin Swenson, Jean Dell

                              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.

                            • Can You Hear Me?
                              Florence Longpré, Mélissa Bédard, Ève Landry
                              • Genres: Comedy,Drama
                            • Ad Vitam

                              Ad Vitam

                              Yvan Attal, Garance Marillier, Niels Schneider

                                Ad Vitam (Netflix, 2018) is a French science fiction drama television series. In a future where regeneration technology lets humans live indefinitely, a cop and a troubled young woman investigate a strange wave of youth suicides.