Thursday, 3 March 2016


Following an excellent pilot aired last year by French pubcaster France 3, the crime drama Capitaine Marleau returns with two new episodes: Le domaine des soeurs Meyer and Les mystères de la foi.

Corinne Masiero is back as the unconventional Capitaine Marleau (no first-name) of the Gendarmerie. Belgian channel La Une will air Le domaine des soeurs Meyer on March 11, ahead of French television.  

« Cap'taine Marleau, Homicide. »

Corinne Masiero first played Capitaine Marleau in the France 3 miniseries Entre vents et marées (2014). Directed by Josée Dayan and written by Philippe Besson & Daniel Tonachella (Blood of the vine, Maigret), it starred Nicole Garcia and Muriel Robin and Marleau was actually a secondary character. In 2015, Dayan and novelist/scriptwriter Elsa Marpeau (Blood on the Docks) gave the offbeat detective her own pilot for France 3, Capitaine Marleau: Philippe Muirwith Gérard Depardieu as a special guest star (though first credited).

On September 15, 2015, Philippe Muir drew 3.731.000 viewers (15.3%). For the anecdote, a primetime repeat of Entre vents et marées did very well last month. Filmed between October and November 2015 in the Alsace region (1)Le domaine des soeurs Meyer is directed by Josée Dayan and written by Elsa Marpeau. Marpeau also co-wrote TF1's recent hit Le secret d'Élise, based on David Schulner and Stephen Greehorn's Fox pilot The Oaks (adapted in the U.K. by ITV as Marchlands).

Sagamore Stévenin (formerly Falco on TF1), Bulle Ogier, the great Jean-Pierre Marielle and Marius Colucci (Les petits meurtres d'Agatha Christie) are amongst the guest stars of Le domaine des soeurs Meyer. Filmed between November and December 2015, also in Alsace, Les mystères de la foi is directed by Josée Dayan and written by actor, scriptwriter and director Stéphan Guérin-Tillié. A fourth Marleau, Brouillard en thalasso, is currently filmed in Alsace. Written by Guerin-Tillié, it's helmed by Dayan. Muriel Robin guest stars. 

Capitaine Marleau is produced by Josée Dayan's company Passionfilms and Gaspard & Co with To Do Today Productions, R.T.B.F. (Télévision belge), RTS Radio Télévision Suisse and France Télévisions.

(1) Capitaine Marleau: Philippe Muir was filmed in Languedoc-Roussillon.

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