Lots of news about Engrenages/Spiral season 4 as well as some teaser trailers

The cast of Spiral at the press conference last month

Lots of news on the Engrenages/Spiral front. First up, it’s going to start airing on Canal+ in September – and yay for us – only a few weeks after on BBC4 in the UK.

Secondly, there’s going to be a web spin-off, Inside Engrenages, that will air seven days before the fourth season that will be from the viewpoint of a reporter embedded with the police.

Thirdly, for lovers of French television, there’s the news that Nicolas Briançon from Maison close is going to be in the new series. I have no idea who he is, mind, but here’s a picture of him:

Nicolas Briançon

Jérôme Huguet is also in it – he looks like this:

Jérôme Huguet

Also confirmed are Judith Chemla, Bruno Debrandt (Commissaire Brémont) and, as Chloe correctly pointed out, (spoiler alert) Samir Boitard aka Samy from season 2 is back.

Lastly, after the jump, you can watch a set of three teaser trailers for the fourth season. They’re in French, obviously. I’m not sure whether they’re supposed to tie into the embedded reporter thing or not, but they all seem to have the regular cast being a bit annoyed that we viewers are watching them.

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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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