Magellan is part of the very popular regional crime drama line-up of France 3 and even crossed over twice (in 2016 and 2018) with Mongeville, another hit of the channel. Jacques Spiesser is always brilliant as the debonair (and sarcastic) detective in those old school whodunnits, built according to a proven formula, which deliver exactly what the fans like and expect. In many respects, this heir to Les cinq dernières minutes, Navarro (a production of Jean-Luc Azoulay) or even Derrick (1) is France's answer to Midsomer Murders. Written by Lucile Brandi, Pascal Perbet and Nicolas Durand-Zouky, Sang d'encre is directed by Étienne Dhaène. It's the 35th episode of Commissaire Magellan.
Produced by Richard Berkowitz. Exec produced by Bernard Paccalet. Nicolas Durand-Zouky is the head writer. Melissa Kadjan Smila is the production manager for JLA. Elizabeth Bonnay is the production manager for France Télévisions. Music by Frédéric Porte. Cinematography by Thierry Jault. Filmed in the Département du Nord. Commissaire Magellan is available in the U.S. on VOD service MHZ Choice under the title Magellan. Apparently, France 3 has decided to axe both Mongeville and Commissaire Magellan (2).