Germany’s “Inspector Dupin” fascinates French audience
Munich, 25 June 2018. It is a French-German phenomenon; The ARD-movie cycle, in which a German actor plays a French cop in Brittany, captivated the French audience and received spectacular ratings on public broadcaster France 3. Inspector Dupin (movie cycle, 16 hours) withstood the competition of World Cup matches and reached up to 3.5 million viewers with the excellent market share of 14.4% in average, scoring #2 behind the concurrently running sport events with ratings even increasing in its second installment. The strong ratings of Inspector Dupin let France 3 jump to #2 of the most-watched channels on Sunday night with a comfortable 1.5 and 1.0 million viewers lead against France 2 and M6. Dupin is also travelling overseas: Beta sold the cycle to the US cable channel MHZ, where it will premiere soon.
Homicide Inspector Dupin (Pasquale Aleardi) has been relocated from Paris to the beautiful coast of Brittany. But the fascinating setting is treacherous: Dupin has to deal with a row of imaginative murders by the Brittany Sea. He also has to learn that the few inhabitants will do anything to keep the holiday paradise pristine. The movies are based on the internationally best-selling novels by Jean-Luc Bannalec and have already been a smash hit in Germany by reaching five million viewers on public broadcaster ARD. Beta Film handles the international rights of the filmpool fiction production for ARD Degeto.