Today’s Plural Europe in Crime Television


Captain Kader Cherif (Abdelhafid Metalsi) and his partner Capatain Adeline Briard (Carole Bianic)

Many European crime TV series today depict minority characters in more diverse roles than ever before. But is inclusion enough? Are there representation issues in European crime TV?


Here's a link to a short post I wrote for DETECt on a short study of the television series Tatort (2008-2012 season), Cherif (2013-2019), Last Panthers (2015), and Dogs of Berlin (2018), where the spotlight is on ethnic minority lead investigators in France and Germany. In addition to solving crimes, I argue that the protagonists are often confronted to cultural asymmetries, stereotypes, and mechanisms of social exclusion.