The Bureau is a French action thriller drama TV series that was first aired in France on April 27 2015. The show is composed by Eric Rochant and produced by The Oligarchs Productions (TOP) and Canal+. The series first season premiered in June 2016 on Amazon Prime for a global audience. Upon its release, ‘The Bureau’ became one of the most international series to have earned such good reviews from a whole lot of critics in the last decade to have sold in over 110 countries. The series is remarkably good and has a decent balance of suspense, political conspiracies, drama and action.
With a show as popular and successful as this, no wonder fans are curious to know what the series is up to next? Do we get a season 6 anytime soon? Let’s find out. Here’s what we know about it.
The Bureau Release Date: When is it arriving?
The Bureau has five seasons so far with 50 episodes in total. The fifth season was released from April 6, 2020, to May 5, 2020. It’s over a year and since we haven’t got any updates from the show makers although devoted fans have been demanding for a sixth season to bring justice to the ending of the fifth season as fans were disappointed and astounded by the lopsided finale. Will we ever get to see the male lead Malotru again? It’s quite unlikely as based on the speculations, the fifth season is the final outing of the series.
Eric Rochant, Director and Creator of the show on Season 5’s ending
In a conversation with “The New York Times”, Eric Rochant, who is the director cum creator of the previous five seasons of ‘The Bureau’, spoke about the epic yet unexpected finale.
Rochant said, “I wanted to finish in a non-sentimental manner and not make it about me or my relationship to the series. So the best was to entrust the end to someone who’d be detached from it and would want to explore new sides of the story or the characters, someone with powerful poetry like Audiard.”
He further explained how Audiard was able to shoot the most emotional episodes of the full series, with such sharp focus on the familiar and utopian attachments.
Season 6 of ‘The Bureau’ may likely not happen
Eric Rochant was spotted at the Cannes Series festival in October 2021 to which he revealed that the sixth season of “The Bureau” is extremely unlikely. However, he spoke off about a reboot or spinoff being in development with the same concept and its original characters. This means that we’ll get to see Malotru along with the other cast members.
Rochant said, “It won’t be a ‘Bureau of Legends’ Season 6, I don’t believe. It’s rather close to the spin-off or the reboot. There will be a new serial proposal that will be in the spirit and philosophy of the Legends office, with characters from Legends office very probably. It is being written.”
However, Eric Rochant will be stepping down as a director for the reboot or spin-off. He declared that he has a director in mind to take over the director’s chair and it’s not Jacques Audiard who helmed episodes 9 and 10 of the fifth season.
French actor Mathieu Kassovitz stands firm that Malotru’s will be back somehow and doesn’t want to believe in its end. Kassovitz has been playing the character Malotru ever since the series debut and to think that the director and creator have departed from the show leaving the cast members behind, this is what he started in the Columns of the Parisian, “I will miss the series. If I were in the writers’ room, I would do a sixth season with us (original cast), and then I would replace all the agents. This series has legs; it can run a long time.”
If season 6 of The Bureau ever happens, it’s expected to see some of the cast return. The most obvious one is, Mathieu Kassovitz the lead cast (as Guillaume Debailly aka Malotru) and joining Mathieu Kassovitz is Sara Giraudeau (as Marina Loiseau aka Phenomenon), Zineb Triki (plays Nadia El Mansour), Florence Loiret-Caille (as Marie-Jeanne Duthilleul), Jonathan Zaccaï (as Raymond Sisteron), Pauline Étienne (as Céline Delorme), Mathieu Demy (as Clément Migaud), Patrick Ligardes (as Marcel Gaingouin), Stefan Godin (as Pierre de Lattre de Tassigny), Alba Gaïa Bellugi (as Prune Debailly), Jean-Marie Rollin (as Edouard Rubin), Irina Muluile (as Daisy Bapes), and Oleksiy Gorbunov (as Karlov).
For now, the series to have a sixth season seems uncertain but we will update this post as we get more new information. Stay tuned for more!