Netflix has commissioned its first original French drama and ordered a third and final season of Hemlock Grove.
Marseille is described as an eight-part tale of power, corruption and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the French port city.
The story focuses on Robert Taro, mayor of the city for 25 years. The coming elections have him face the man he chose as his heir, an ambitious youngster aiming high. Both candidates will fight mercilessly. Marseille stages a fight around revenge, animated by drug lords, politicians, unions and the political players of the city.
Marseille is created and written by Dan Franck, and produced by Federation Entertainment.
The series will begin production in spring 2015 and is expected to debut on Netflix in all territories later that year.
Meanwhile, one of Netflix’s first original series, Hemlock Grove, will return next year for a final ten-part run.
The gothic thriller, produced by Gaumont International Television and based on Brian McGreevy’s novel, stars Bill Skarsgård, Landon Liboiron, Famke Janssen, Madeleine Martin, Kaniehtiio Horn, Madeline Brewer, and Dougray Scott.
It is executive produced by Eli Roth, showrunner Charles H Eglee, McGreevy, Lee Shipman, Eric Newman, and Michael Connolly.