If you’ve ever been on Netflix, you know that it can be a lot of work to keep up with all the new content. There are so many shows, from classics to fresh international acquisitions, that it’s easy to get overwhelmed.
One of those new shows is a French supernatural crime thriller called Black Spot. The series was created and written by Mathieu Missoffe, who also worked on 'Criminal: France' (2019) and 'Profilage' (2009).
The town of Villefranche is surrounded by an unnamed forest, which makes it hard for the police to track down criminals because cell phones and GPS don’t work there. So, when a new prosecutor named Franck Siriani is sent to the town, he sets off to investigate the murder rate that’s six times the national average.
Major Laurene Weiss, the head of the police department in Villefranche, tries to keep her job and family life in check while investigating crimes. She’s not alone though: she also has her own secret, one that she has to keep hidden in order to protect herself and her daughter.
She gets more help from her main officer, Teddy Bear (Hubert Delattre), and his assistant Hermann (Renaud Rutten). They use big data to solve the cases and uncover a mystery that could involve a ghost.
The first season of Black Spot was filmed in Belgium and around the Vosges mountains, which straddles eastern France and Germany. It was originally aired in France and a second season is slated to premiere on Netflix this summer.