Villefranche is a small town without phone reception on the edge of a mysterious forest. The number of inhabitants is dwindling but there's a sharp rise in crime. Police inspector Laurène, once the victim of a crime herself, keeps on discovering fresh corpses.
Crime by Nature
Did You Know?
Black Spot refers both to an electronic "dead zone" and a literary device first popularized in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island, where a mark is given to one who is guilty, linking the person to the injustice done. In the secondary meaning, the guilt is not necessarily one of crimes against the nation, but rather crimes against their comrades, breaking a common code.
This is a common motif in the show and several marks exist to point guilt at guilty parties, not always for criminal activities, but more commonly crimes against "the forest". See more
The Police Chief's rank is Major, but the prosecutor continually calls her Captain in the English dubbed version. See more