‘Female Columbo’ in town with FranceTV

Captain MarleauFranceTV Distribution is bringing quirky cop drama Captain Marleau to Cannes as part of its MIPTV slate.

The first five episodes of the France 3 series, which Passion Films produces, have averaged 19.5% shares and 4.7 million viewers.

The show follows a cop who keeps her Ushanka hat and sense of humour with her at all times, who has been dubbed a “feminine version of Colombo’, referring the detective in the Peter Falk whodunits.

Each episode contains a special guest cameo, with the likes of Gérard Depardieu, Victoria Abril and Muriel Robin appearing so far.

France Télévisions’ sales arm is also shopping adventure-cum-cop series Alex Hugo, which has been playing on France 2 to 4.7 million viewers (a 20.1% share). The 8x90mins drama comes from MFP.

Makingprod’s Captain Sharif, now in its fourth season, is also returning, as is dramedy Call My Agent!, a Mon Voisin Productions and Mother Production copro that’s now in its second season.

FTD is holding a screening on Tuesday, April 4, with the actors attending in Auditorium K in the Palais des Festivals.

On the doc front is Siecle Productions’ The N°5 War, which follows the unknown story of the famous Chanel perfume brand; and Secrets of the World’s Richest Women, a 1x90mins / 2x45mins Flach Film Productions and Deux Cafés l’Addition copro about the creation of L’Oréal.

There is also Erdogan: The Rise to Absolute Power from Causette Prod, Verhoeven vs Verhoeven from Kuiv, MFP’s Mindfulness and Label Image’s Two Against Hitler.

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