The Spiral - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2012-09-02

The Spiral - Spiral (TV series) - Netflix

Spiral (French: Engrenages, pronounced [ɑ̃ɡʁəˈnaʒ]) is a French television police procedural and legal drama series set in Paris. The show follows the lives and work of Paris police officers and the lawyers and judges who work at the Palais de Justice. It was created by Alexandra Clert for the TV production company Son et Lumière. The first series of eight episodes started on Canal+ in France in December 2005. The series was shown in the UK on BBC Four during the summer of 2006. It was the channel's first French-language drama series, attracting a modest but loyal audience (around 200,000) and firm critical approval. In September 2009 BBC Four started showing the second series: another eight-part series, partly funded by the BBC, was broadcast from May 2008 onwards. The third series was shown from April 2011, and the fourth series from February 2013. Series five was filmed in 2013 and broadcast in France in late 2014, and in the UK on BBC Four from January 2015. The sixth series was filmed in 2016. All three are of 12 episodes. Filming the seventh series started in January 2018. Spiral has been an export success, with sales to broadcasters in more than 70 countries including Australia, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In Australia, the first series was broadcast in 2008 on SBS One, the second series on SBS Two from September 2009 and the third series on SBS Two from mid-2012. Spiral debuted in North America via Netflix in September 2012. All five seasons are currently available on Hulu. Spiral has received wide-ranging critical acclaim throughout its run, and has been nominated and won several awards. It has been nominated at the Globes de Cristal Awards four times, winning once. It was also nominated for Best Drama at the BAFTA Awards, and it won the 2015 International Emmy Award for Best Series.

The Spiral - Production staff - Netflix

Series created by Alexandra Clert and Guy-Patrick Sainderichin Written by Guy-Patrick Sainderichin (series 1), Virginie Brac (series 2), Anne Landois (series 3 and 4), Eric de Barahir (series 2 to 4) Directed by Philippe Triboit (1x01 to 1x04, 2x07 and 2x08), Pascal Chaumeil (1x05 to 1x08), Gilles Bannier (2x01 to 2x04), Philippe Venault (2x05 and 2x06), Manuel Boursinhac (3x01 to 3x06) and Jean-Marc Brondolo (3x07 to 3x12) Produced by Alain Clert and Charline de Lépine. A Son et Lumière production in association with Canal+, Jimmy and CinéCinéma Distributor: 2001 Audiovisuel (France)

The Spiral - References - Netflix