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.
ProfilageRaphaël 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.
Follows the lives of a group of Parisian police officers, lawyers and judges.
- Genres: Crime,Drama
Le Bureau des LégendesMathieu 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.
Seemingly normal students Marinette and Adrien are chosen to save Paris from evil.
- Genres: Adventure,Animation,Fantasy,Kids
After six years undercover in Syria, agent Malotru returns home, and he struggles to readjust.
- Genres: Crime,Drama,Thriller
Skam FranceAxel 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.
- 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 Paris family decides to turn its kosher butcher shop into the first French marijuana coffee shop.
A Very Secret ServiceHugo 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.
Joseph Guillotin discovers that a virus is spreading among the nobility.
- Genres: Drama,Fantasy
The Forest (France 3, 2017) is a French crime drama television series, created by Delinda Jacobs. Police investigate after a teenaged girl, disappears in a forest and are assisted by her teacher, who ...more
- Genres: Mystery, crime drama
Black Spot (France 2, 2017) a is a French-Belgian television thriller created by Mathieu Missoffe. A prosecutor comes home to learn why the town's murder rate is six times the national average.
- Genres: Crime, Mystery, Drama
The Hook Up Plan (Netflix, 2018) is a French romantic comedy series created by Chris Lang, Noemie Saglio, and Julien Teisseire. Elsa (Zita Hanrot) gets hung up on an ex and her best friends secretly ...more
- Genres: Comedy
MortelCarl 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
CherifAbdelhafid 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 NoirKad 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 (Netflix, 2020) is a French reality television series and a spin-off of the American installment, The Circle. The show bills itself as a game based around social media, with the ...more
- Genres: Reality
Criminal: France (Netflix, 2019) is part of a police procedural anthology series created by Kay Smith and Jim Field Smith. The series takes place entirely inside police interrogation rooms in four ...more
- Genres: Drama, Crime, Mystery
VampiresOulaya 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 PaddingtonBen 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.
FalcoClément 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?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 NeversMarine 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 AngelMimie 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.
The daily lives of three friends, Ada, Fabiola and Carolanne, from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Genres: Comedy,Drama
Ad VitamYvan 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.