Amazon France has the release date as 28th of October. No product data available about this release.
It seems that there are a couple of networks that have run this series in the past with subtitles: TV5Monde and Mhz Worldview. TV5.ca ran (runs?) the series in French in Quebec. it’s been officially released in Germany and Sweden (besides France). This series is unofficially on Youtube as well.
I’m sort of surprised that this hasn’t made it to a larger audience. It’s on a
couple lot of lists of “must see” French TV. It is probably the best of the lot (with Engrenages/Spiral coming in a close second). I mentioned Aleesandra Stanley’s New York Times Article: The Elusive Pleasures of French TV Series– ‘Spiral’ and 3 Other French Shows Worth Seeking Out in another post.
IOffer has copies of this show with subtitles, but I would not suggest doing that as the copies are not “official”. I would guess that they are most definitely bootlegs. On the other hand, it has long been a gripe with me that the rightsholders do not do their best to make sure a popular programme like this sees the type of release it deserves: both on broadcast and DVD sales.
There is at least an Australian version of series 1 that was released on 11 March 2015. It’s a region 4 release. Unfortunately, it only appears to be the first series at this time.
Anyway, there is at least one more series to deal with the aftermath of the war since this series deals with the liberation of France. This series appears to start with an announcement that Paris has been liberated. I can tell that things will get messy from the part of the first episode I watched (collabos and resistance will spar it out in post-War France). Actually, a lot of things are going to get tied together in this series, which means that you need to watch the whole thing to have some idea of what is going on.
Alas, the ending of Series 5
may end up being is one of those things that you have to use your imagination. My vote is that Müller made sure the Maquisards received a standing ovation from his troops before machinegunning them (I hope that’s not too much of a spoiler). The picture here is a clue to what was happening.
(Yes, I thought about posting a clip of the ending, but that would really spoil it for you. I’m hoping I have not given too much of a spoiler as is.
I also edited this to get a better version of the ending scene.)