The celebrated French police series returns for a third season, darker and sharper than ever, in Spiral: The Butcher of La Villette. When the mutilated body of a young woman is found on a disused railway track in the North of Paris, Police Captain Laure Berthaud seizes the opportunity to restore a tarnished reputation and leads her squad on the hunt for what she believes to be a deranged serial killer. Delving into the mysterious recesses of a disturbed mind while investigating the harsh world of a prostitution ring, with her personal life in tatters and a potential rift emerging from within her own ranks, Berthaud"s world is on the verge of disintegration. Meanwhile, Judge François Roban doesn"t know how to win friends and influence people when he investigates a bribery scandal involving a prominent political figure. The impeccable career of Public Prosecutor Pierre Clément"s falls into disrepute when his insistence on integrity makes him a pariah in the corridors of justice and ambitious barrister Joséphine Karlsson attempts to untangle herself from some dubious associations - with dangerous consequences. As reality spirals out of control for each character, the pace quickens, the narratives overlap and the boundaries between private and professional lives become increasingly blurred in this superbly taut thriller.