Free Virtual Event
The Bureau
Conversation with Showrunner Eric Rochant and Season 5 Preview

Moderated by Emma Tucker


LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Monday, June 15, 2020
5pm ET
In English

Join us for a special look inside the acclaimed French espionage series, The Bureau (Le Bureau des légendes), with its creator and showrunner Eric Rochant.

Named one of the best foreign language series on television by The New York Times, The Bureau has lifted the veil off of the covert world of deep-cover agents and secret services through four harrowing and exhilarating seasons.

With Season 5 premiering on June 18 on Sundance Now, Rochant, in a conversation with Emma Tucker, editor of The Sunday Times, will discuss his popular saga, from its inspiration in true stories from real spies to his decision to leave following this season.

In English
40 minutes with Q&A

Additionally, FIAF will offer exclusive early access to the first two episodes of Season 5 and a chance to catch up on Seasons 1-4 on Sundance Now. Details below.

Watch the Talk

Early Access to Season 5: Episode 1 & 2

Friday, June 12–Thursday, June 18

Enjoy a sneak peek at The Bureau Season 5! Watch the first two episodes for free on Sundance Now ahead of the show’s June 18 US premiere.

To access the episodes, you require a Sundance Now account. Read these instructions on how to sign up for a 7-day free trial. FIAF Members receive a special promo code via email for an extended 30-day free trial.

Sign Up for a Free TrialStart Streaming Season 5

Binge Seasons 1–4

Binge the first four seasons of The Bureau on Sundance Now this month!

Sundance Now is generously offering FIAF Members an extended 30-day free trial to access their entire online collection of movies and TV shows including The Bureau. Members who have not received the promo code to activate the free trial should email membership@fiaf.org to request it.

Non-Members get the regular 7-day free trial.

Read these instructions on how to activate your free trial.

Sign Up for a Free TrialBinge Seasons 1-4

About the Show

Based upon real accounts of former spies and inspired by contemporary events, The Bureau is a smart and stylish spy saga centered on France’s “Bureau of Legends,” a government agency overseeing the training and deployment of deep-cover agents predominately on missions in North Africa and the Middle East.

Now entering its fifth season, the acclaimed drama finds the Bureau in flux. Intelligence officer Guillaume Debailly, (Mathieu Kassovitz) codenamed “Malotru,” has gone missing. Meanwhile a new director takes over and paranoia mounts as a new agent, Mille Sabords (Louis Garrel), starts a precarious new investigation into the Saudi secret services. Breathlessly jumping from the Sinai, Phnom Penh, Moscow, Cairo, to Boulevard Mortier in Paris, The Bureau deftly examines the “human impact of deception” (The New York Times).

Eric Rochant

An award-winning French filmmaker and TV show runner, Eric Rochant won the a César, France’s highest honor for cinema, for best first feature film with his debut A World without Pity in 1990.

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    • Since then, he has created and directed nine other major films, including Patriots (1994) and Möbius (2013), starring Jean Dujardin and Tim Roth. Rochant wrote and directed Seasons 2 and 3 and was a co-writer on Season 4 of the hit French series Mafiosa, which aired on Canal+. He has just finished showrunning the fifth season of the acclaimed series Le Bureau des Légendes (The Bureau), which he created. It is also on Canal+.

Emma Tucker

Emma Tucker was appointed editor of The Sunday Times in January 2020 making her the first female editor of the paper in more than a century.

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    • Emma Tucker joined The Times in 2007 as associate features editor and became editor of T2 within a year. After five years, she was appointed editorial director where she helped foster a much closer working relationship between the editorial and commercial teams, before being appointed deputy editor in 2013. She was also previously a reporter for the Financial Times and editor of FT Weekend.