Did 19-2 just do a Spiral shout out?

19-2 is, for those who don’t know, a English-language Canadian remake of a French-language Canadian show, also called 19-2. Set in Montreal, it has the slightly novel, Wallander-esque touch of having everyone speaking English, even though they’re really speaking French. The signs are all in French, the newspapers are all in French… and even the movies are in French.


You’ll notice here that virtually all the movie titles are fake. But let’s look closely at that second one: Engrenage. There have been a few short movies called Engrenage or L’Engrenage, but not recent ones. So I’m just wondering if perhaps this was a nice shout out to France’s premier cop show, Spiral aka Engrenages.

Maybe not, but I’d like to think it was.