Best new French TV Shows (2017 list - TV & Netflix)

In France, people no longer look down on television. The French have created a few great series like Spiral, for instance, but since The Returned they have really kicked off. Below, our pick of France’s finest.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best French TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Éric rochant, Fabrice Gobert & Guy-Patrick Sainderichin France's best creators?

I do not have to tell you that the French have a thing for cinema. But now, although for a long time frowned upon, they also have a thing for scripted television shows. Next to great crime and police series in the 00’s, a number of hit French tv series have been produced in the 10’s that will blow you away. Most recently the Canal + 2013 French horror series ‘The Returned’ conquered the world, including the US via the Sundance Channel, but more good new series are coming our way in 2014. Here a top list of all the recent best French tv shows you should know.

French TV series2017
Popular actorsMathieu Kassovitz, Jean-Pierre Darroussin & Sara Giraudeau
Trending TV SeriesPJ Masks, Le Bureau des Légendes & Les revenants

2017 releases - most anticipated French TV series to watch

    Glacé: The Frozen Dead (Tuesday January 10, 2017)

    Glacé: The Frozen Dead tv poster Creator
    Gérard Carré, Pascal Chaumeil, Caroline Van Ruymbeke
    Charles Berling
    Julia Piaton
    Pascal Greggory

    A small town in the French town in the French Pyrenees is the topic of investigation after a horrific discovery of a hidden for years mystery. ...Read more

Best French TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

Best French TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    Braquo (Monday October 12, 2009)

    Braquo tv poster Creator
    Olivier Marchal
    Jean-Hugues Anglade
    Joseph Malerba
    Karole Rocher

    Most often described as the French ‘The Wire’ (HBO), Braquo is indeed remarkably dark and violent, but like the other French police show on this list, Engrenages, also goes into the specifics of law-enforcement. It follows a unit of Parisian detectives who without hesitating circumvent the law, and let nobody get in their way to achieve justice. The series starts when one of their colleagues commits suicide because of something to do with a case. They sink their teeth into it and do not let go. It is definitely one of the better European television series out there....Read more

    Engrenages (Tuesday December 13, 2005)

    Engrenages tv poster Creator
    Alexandra Clert, Guy-Patrick Sainderichin
    Caroline Proust
    Audrey Fleurot
    Philippe Duclos

    One of Europe’s top television series. It was already released in 2005, but it remains incredibly popular. Engrenages ('Spiral') is about the judicial and law-enforcement system of France. The viewer follows follows the day-to-day activities of police detectives, lawyers, public prosecutors and judges. In a sense it is like Law & Order, with the exception that it is actually any good....Read more

    Unité 9 (Tuesday September 11, 2012)

    Unité 9 tv poster Creator
    Danielle Trottier
    Guylaine Tremblay
    Céline Bonnier
    Catherine Proulx-Lemay

    Follows a French Canadian woman going to jail for 7 years for pushing her father down the stairs. As the story unfolds we get to see how this all came about and the reasons behind it. The story follows the woman in jail as well as her family on the outside. ...Read more

    19-2 (Wednesday February 2, 2011)

    19-2 tv poster Creator
    Réal Bossé, Claude Legault
    Claude Legault
    Réal Bossé
    Véronique Beaudet

    The Story revolves around two beat cops who are incompatible with each other but have to work together as a patrol unit in...Read more

    Le Bureau des Légendes (Monday April 27, 2015)

    Le Bureau des Légendes tv poster Creator
    Eric Rochant
    Mathieu Kassovitz
    Jean-Pierre Darroussin
    Sara Giraudeau

    After having worked in Syria for six year, an intelligence officer can't seem to switch his secret identity off - not even when he's back in France. Very good show!...Read more