10 French series on Netflix with up to eight episodes | Culture

Strolling mainly through historical dramas, thrillers, science fiction and police dramas, the French series has grown in Netflix and gain public attention. To help you choose your next play among so many options, we’ve selected 10 French series in the streaming service with up to eight episodes for you to marathon.

1. Ad Vitam

Launched at the Toronto Festival and featuring Garance Marillier, Raw, as the protagonist, Ad Vitam takes place in a technological world where cell regeneration allows people longevity. Against the grain of society, a wave of suicides among young people leads a police officer and a girl to start an investigation.

  • Direction: Thomas Cailley
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Yvan Attal and Garance Marillier

2. The Mantis

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Original Netflix series with Carole Bouquet (ex-bond girl), The Mantis shows the police search for a killer who imitates the techniques of a famous serial killer of the 90s. Imprisoned for decades, she decides to help in the investigation, with the proviso that your police son works on the case.

  • Direction: Alexandre Laurent
  • Year: 2017
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Carole Bouquet and Fred Testot

3. Flames of Destiny

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Based on real events, Chamas do Destino takes place at the end of the 19th century. In the story, a huge fire kills hundreds of women in a charity bazaar, while three of their survivors see their lives change completely after the tragedy.

  • Direction: Alexandre Laurent
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Actors: Audrey Fleurot, Camille Lou and Julie De Bona

4. The Grove

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For those who liked Dark, the French production O Bosque can be a good choice. In this series, terror strikes a village, when a girl disappears in a nearby forest and the investigation of the case becomes increasingly complicated.

  • Direction: Julius Berg
  • Year: 2017
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Alexia Barlier, Suzanne Clément and Samuel Labarthe

5. Marianne

Get ready for scares that will make you jump off the couch! Marianne accompanies a horror book writer who receives a visit from the past that makes her return to her hometown. There, she must face the witch who is the protagonist of her stories, only now in real life!

  • Direction: Samuel Bodin
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Actors: Victoire Du Bois, Lucie Boujenah and Mireille Herbstmeyer

6. Inhuman resources

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Based on a book of the same name, Recursos Inhumanos talks about ethical dilemmas, corporatism and exploitation. In its history, we accompany a middle-aged unemployed who embarks on a selection process that can change his life, but which reveals himself to be extremely cruel.

  • Direction: Ziad Doueiri
  • Year: 2020
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Éric Cantona and Suzanne Clément

7. Icing

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For those over 16, Glacé accompanies investigator Martin Servaz when he is called to unravel the murder of a horse. What happened, however, seems to be linked to a crime that he investigated in the past and that marked him deeply.

  • Direction: Laurent Herbiet
  • Year: 2016
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Charles Berling and Julia Piaton

8. It was a Second Time

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Romantic dramas are also among the French Netflix series! It was a Second Time tells the story of a boy who is trying to deal with the end of his courtship and the later death of his ex. Everything changes, however, when he receives a magic box where he can go to the past and find it again.

  • Direction: Guillaume Nicloux
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 4 (1 season)
  • Actors: Gaspard Ulliel and Freya Mavor

9. Osmosis

Created by Audrey Fouché, screenwriter Les Revenants, Osmosis takes place in a futuristic Paris. In the plot, a company is conducting human tests of a technological implant that allows it to find its soul mate. The subjects of this experiment, however, will see that mistakes can also happen during this process.

  • Direction: Julius Berg, Pierre Aknine and Mona Achache
  • Year: 2019
  • Episodes: 8 (1 season)
  • Actors: Yuming Hey, Agathe Bonitzer and Hugo Becker

10. Le Chalet

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At Le Chalet we accompany a group of family and friends who gather in a chalet, until a collapse in the bridge that gives access to the place isolates them from the world. From there, a series of ancient revelations surface and the danger of death seems imminent.

  • Direction: Camille Bordes-Resnais
  • Year: 2018
  • Episodes: 6 (1 season)
  • Actors: Chloé Lambert, Philippe Dusseau and Emilie de Preissac

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