French TV series about serial killers

List of the best French TV series about serial killers, selected by visitors to our site: The Crimson Rivers, The Tunnel, The Returned, The Mantis, The Purge, The Frozen Dead, Mindhunter, Hannibal, The Method, YOU.

In the top there are new series of 2022, a plot description and trailers for series that have already been released.

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Markimdb: 6.8
Genrehorror, thriller, crime, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium, Germany
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Sects
StyleFascinating

Old-school police detective Pierre Niemans and his former student Camille Delaunay tackle complex, brutal murder cases.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Partners
PlaceEngland
StyleAction

The plot follows detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman working together to find a serial killer who left the upper-half body of a French politician and the lower-half of a British prostitute in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK. They later learn that the killer—who comes to be nicknamed the "Truth Terrorist"—is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, fantasy, drama, detective
CountryFrance
Duration00:52
CharactersTeenagers, Serial killers
PlotSupernatural, Death, Life after death
PlaceSmall towns
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fascinating, Touching

In the shadow of an enormous hydraulic dam, the lives of the residents of a small French town are changed to their core when hundreds of previously dead relatives all return home on the same day.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration00:29
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Criminals, Strong women
PlotInvestigation
PlacePrison
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

Jeanne Deber, known as "La Mante", the famous serial murderer who terrorized France more than 20 years ago, is forced by the police to come out of isolation to track down her copycat. She agrees to collaborate on one condition: to have only one interlocutor, Damien Carrot, her son, who became a cop because of the crimes of his mother, and who refuses all contact with her since her arrest.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUSA, France
Duration00:40
CharactersSerial killers, Killers, Criminals
PlotSurvival, Death, Politics, Love triangle, Revolution
StyleDystopian, Action

Set in a dystopian America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. Tying them all together is a mysterious savior who’s impeccably equipped for everything the night throws at them. As the clock winds down with their fates hanging in the balance, each character is forced to reckon with their pasts as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Dancing
StyleAction

A horrific discovery in a small town nestled high in the French Pyrenees begins to unravel a dark mystery that has been hidden for years. On an unforgiving winter morning, a group of workers discover the headless body of a horse, hanging suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. Commandant Martin Servaz starts investigating and soon discovers a dark story of madness and revenge.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:14
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Hackers, Lesbians, Psychologists
PlotInvestigation, FBI
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric

An agent in the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Special agents, Cannibals, Psychiatrists
PlotFBI, Death, Deception
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, For men, Atmospheric, Action

Both a gift and a curse, Graham has the extraordinary ability to think like his prey—he sees what they see, feels what they feel. But while Graham is pursuing an especially troubling, cannibalistic murderer, Special Agent Jack Crawford teams him with a highly respected psychiatrist – a man with a taste for the criminal minded – Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
Duration02:47
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Investigators
PlotLove, Revenge, Investigation, Death
PlaceRussia
StyleSpectacular, Action, Twisted plot, Fascinating, Makes me think

The main character is an extraordinary and mysterious person, at the same time, he (Rodion Meglin) is an outstanding inspector. Rodion is used to work alone in order to keep the secrecy of his unusual method. Young graduate Esenya Steklova is eager to get the internship with the glorious investigator but she could hardly expect the challenges she would face while working with Rodion. Together they investigate the cruelest crimes that took place in the history of Russian criminality.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:41
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Writers
PlotLove, Relationship, Social networks, Obsession, Obsession with love
StyleFancy

When a brilliant bookstore manager crosses paths with an aspiring writer, he uses the internet and social media to gather the most intimate of details and get close to her. A charming and awkward crush quickly becomes obsession as he quietly and strategically removes every obstacle - and person - in his way.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Gays, Investigators, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI, Sects
StyleSpectacular, Fascinating

Notorious serial killer Joe Carroll, after being found guilty of murdering 14 female students on the Virginia college campus where he taught literature, escapes from death row. The FBI calls former agent Ryan Hardy to consult on the case, as he was the one responsible for Carroll’s capture in 2003. Ryan, working closely with an FBI team, including Mike Weston and FBI Specialist Debra Parker, piece together the ever-growing web of murders orchestrated by the devious Carroll.

Markimdb: 8.9
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners, Detectives
PlotInvestigation
PlaceUSA
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Atmospheric

An American anthology police detective series utilizing multiple timelines in which investigations seem to unearth personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within or outside the law.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs
PlotInvestigation

A demented serial killer taunts a retired police detective with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he can strike again. Based on the bestselling novel by Stephen King.

Markimdb: 8
Genrehorror, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersWitches, Serial killers, Maniacs, Ghosts
PlotSupernatural, Magic, Death, Life after death, Voodoo
PlaceSchool, Psychiatric hospitals, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Fancy, Fascinating

American Horror Story is an anthology horror drama series.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:55
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police
PlotMystery
StyleAction, Fancy, Fascinating

Dexter is an American television drama series. The series centers on Dexter Morgan, a blood spatter pattern analyst for 'Miami Metro Police Department' who also leads a secret life as a serial killer, hunting down criminals who have slipped through the cracks of justice.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration07:20
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action

A drama set in the East End of London in 1889, during the aftermath of the "Ripper" murders. The action centres around the notorious H Division – the police precinct from hell – which is charged with keeping order in the chaotic streets of Whitechapel. Ripper Street explores the lives of characters trying to recover from the Ripper's legacy, from crimes that have not only irretrievably altered their lives, but the very fabric of their city. At the drama's heart our detectives try to bring a little light into the dark world they inhabit.

Markimdb: 8.6
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration00:57
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot, Dark, Fascinating

When a body is found on the bridge between Denmark and Sweden, right on the border, Danish inspector Martin Rohde and Swedish Saga Norén have to share jurisdiction and work together to find the killer.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryRussia
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Killers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists
PlotInvestigation, Missing people
PlaceUSSR, Russia
StyleDark

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Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:35
CharactersTeenagers, Serial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Journalists
PlotInvestigation
Time19th century
StyleWorth watching, Spectacular, Atmospheric, Action

New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation
StyleAction, Based on real events, Fascinating

An exploration of the case of the Golden State Killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 1980s, committing 50 sexual assaults and 10 murders, and true crime author Michelle McNamara's obsessive quest to find justice on behalf of his victims.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Special agents
PlotInvestigation, FBI
StyleSpectacular

An elite team of FBI profilers analyze the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. The Behavioral Analysis Unit's most experienced agent is David Rossi, a founding member of the BAU who returns to help the team solve new cases.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genredrama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Writers
StyleBy books, Based on real events

The story of one of the most infamous cases in UK criminal history, that of serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Told through the prism of three men, the series explores the personal and professional consequences of coming into contact with a man like Nilsen.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genredocumentary, crime, biography
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers, Killers
PlotInvestigation, Death
StyleBased on real events

Beneath the sunlit glamour of 1985 L.A. lurks a relentlessly evil serial killer. In this true-crime story, two detectives won't rest until they catch him.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation

Detectives look to untangle the case of the Ragdoll Killer, who has killed six people and sewn their bodies into the shape of one grotesque body nicknamed the Ragdoll.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSuperhero, Spy, Criminals, Scammers, Killers
PlotInvestigation, Martial Arts
StyleFascinating, Based on real events

The remarkable story of how murderer Charles Sobhraj was captured. As the chief suspect in unsolved murders of young Western travellers across India, Thailand and Nepal’s ‘Hippie Trail’ in 1975 and 1976, Sobhraj had repeatedly slipped from the grasp of authorities worldwide to become Interpol's most wanted man, with arrest warrants on three different continents.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Psychologists, Geniuses, Partners
PlotInvestigation, Revenge, Deception
StylePopular, Worth watching, Spectacular, Twisted plot

Patrick Jane, a former celebrity psychic medium, uses his razor sharp skills of observation and expertise at "reading" people to solve serious crimes with the California Bureau of Investigation.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredocumentary, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersSerial killers
PlotInvestigation, Death, Missing people
PlaceHotels, USA
StyleBased on real events

The notorious Cecil Hotel grows in infamy when guest Elisa Lam vanishes. A dive into crime's darkest places.

Markimdb: 8.1
Genrehorror, thriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration00:43
CharactersTeenagers, Serial killers, Maniacs
PlaceSmall towns, USA
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Twisted plot

A "contemporary prequel" to the 1960 film Psycho, depicting the life of Norman Bates and his mother Norma prior to the events portrayed in Hitchcock's film, albeit in a different fictional town and in a modern setting. The series begins after the death of Norma's husband, when she purchases a motel located in a coastal Oregon town so she and Norman can start a new life.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSerial killers, Police, Detectives
PlotInvestigation, Lost Love, Death of his wife

Northern Irish police officer DCI Tom Brannick connects a suicide note with an infamous cold case with enormous personal significance.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:00
CharactersSerial killers, Maniacs, Police, Partners
PlaceEngland
StyleAtmospheric, Action

A dark psychological crime drama starring Idris Elba as Luther, a man struggling with his own terrible demons, who might be as dangerous as the depraved murderers he hunts.





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