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Jean Dujardin to Star in Luc Besson’s ‘The French Detective’ Series

Actor Jean Dujardin and director Luc Besson are set to collaborate for a new TV series titled The French Detective.

The drama is inspired by James Patterson’s Luc Moncrief mystery novels, and follows a Parisian detective named Moncrief and his partner as they work to solve crime cases in New York.

The project is The Artist Oscar winner’s first small screen role and Besson’s first TV directing venture. He currently serves as executive producer of the series Taken, inspired by the film franchise of the same name he developed.

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The French Detective is one several TV adaptations of Patterson’s writings, including Zoo and the upcoming Instinct. He is also developing the original drama series Innocent.

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