Another Banking Scandal

(Above: Laura Sepul in ‘Banking District.’ Source: YouTube video)

Today, June 30, MHz Choice debuts season two of Banking District (Quartiers des Banques), a Swiss-Belgian thriller involving power struggles at a 300-year-old family-run bank. Subsequent episodes will land weekly through Tuesday, August 4.

Season one, set in January 2012, involved a US crackdown on the secretive Swiss banking system. Complicating matters, a young private bank director was found in a coma under mysterious circumstances, and his sister, Elisabeth Grangier (Laura Sepul), needed to save the bank and find his would-be killer.

Season two picks up two years later, with Grangier having helped restore the honorable reputation of the Grangier Bank – until an international corruption scandal threatens to bring disrepute on the family bank once again. Elisabeth must now enter the world of diamond trafficking while “waging a ruthless war for control of the bank against hostile forces within.”

Created by Fulvio Bernasconi, Jean-Marc Fröhle and Stéphane Mitchell, the cast also includes Féodor Atkine, Stéphane Metzger, Arnaud Binard and Lauriane Gilliéron.

The show is in French with English subtitles.

MHz Choice costs $7.99 monthly or $89.99 yearly after a seven-day free trial. But you can now get 50% off your first month by using the promo code SPRING20. For a device list, to learn what other subtitled international series are available, or to subscribe, visit

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