Good news, everyone.
Season 1 of gritty Canal+ drama Braquo is coming to Hulu.
Thus far, the first 4 episodes are uploaded, and I assume episodes 1.05 to 1.08 will arrive soon.
You can watch episodes 1.01 to 1.04 right here.
If you like The Shield, Sons of Anarchy, and 24 (for season 2), you should watch Braquo (of which the first two seasons are already available with English subtitles on DVD and Blu-ray).
And if you like The Wire, you should watch Engrenages (AKA Spiral), of which the first three seasons (28 episodes) are still streaming on Netflix, as you know (you'll see the Wire connection in season 2).
This show is "dark, gritty and full of suspense", and that's not me saying it, it's Netflix (btw, I'm happy because being in the UK for a few weeks, I can get to this site and have a free month, sweet !).
Season 4 of Engrenages is currently airing Saturdays at 9 on BBC Four. Season 5 will be filmed this year and a sixth season is planned.
Besides those two shows, other Canal+ series available with English subs are brothel period drama Maison Close and porn-based comedy Hard, both of them airing on Sky Living.
=> And season 3 of Braquo entered production 2 weeks ago. Filming will take place in and around Paris, started on February 4 and will end on June 17. Season 3 is likely to air in November/December on Canal+.
Like season 2, this new season has been written by Abdel Raouf Dafri (the excellent Mesrine dyptish and A Prophet), this time with the participation of Jérôme Pierrat (historian, journalist and novelist specialized in criminology). Episodes 3.01 to 3.04 will be directed by Frédéric Jardin (Nuit blanche) and Manuel Boursinhac (La Mentale, Engrenages seasons 3 & 4) will direct episodes 3.05 to 3.08.
Joining the regular cast is Ivan Franek, playing Russian mobster Andreas Megrelishvili. Jean-Hugues Anglade (Eddy Caplan), Karole Rocher (Roxane Delgado), Nicolas Duvauchelle (Théo Wachewski), Joseph Malerba (Walter Morlighem) and Geoffroy Thiebaut (Roland Vogel) are all returning.
Synopsis : What's left of the SDPJ92 is shattered by what happened to Théo Wachevski, still between life and death. But they need to go back on duty when a former cop puts Caplan and his crew on the trail of a huge traffic organized by a powerful Eastern mob : Eddy, Roxane and Walter get caught in the middle of a war of succession between 'Vor V Zakone', including mobsters from Russia, Armenia and Georgia. Meanwhile, after attacking Théo, Vogel is prepping his coup to take down the whole group and take care of Caplan once and for all.
Furthermore, you should know that it's quite probable that season 4 of Braquo will be the last one, and Olivier Marchal (creator of Braquo and writer of season 1) is developing two new dramas for Canal+ : Marginal and an untitled anticipation series.
Marginal will tell the story of Mathias, an Afghanistan veteran integrating the Stups (the drug branch of the criminal police) as part of the jobs for former combattants program, and the series will follow his struggles to adapt to this job and his new life.
The synopsis of the anticipation series has not yet been unveiled. Hopefully Canal+ will order both this one and Marginal to series. Meanwhile, Olivier Marchal is executive producing season 3 of Braquo.
Source : http://www.canalplus.fr/c-series/c-news-series/cid801703-braquo-saison-3-en-tournage.html
Braquo - Season 1 streaming on Hulu + season 3 filming + two Olivier Marchal projects in development
Posted by Bunky Bunk at Saturday, February 23, 2013 3 CommentsCanal Plus
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