Marseille is an upcoming French television series created by Dan Franck starring Gérard Depardieu. The series is the first French original production for Netflix, who ordered the project to series on July 10, 2015. All episodes of the first season, containing 8 episodes, are set to air on Netflix 5 May 2016.
Robert Taro, Marseilles mayor for 25 years, is set up face-to-face with his former protégé in the next elections.
Marseille formed in Liverpool in early 1976, and released their debut album, Red, White and Slightly Blue on the Mountain Records label in 1978. Original members were Paul Dale (vocals), Neil Buchanan (guitar), Andy Charters (guitar), Keith Knowles (drums) and Steve Dinwoodie (bass). Marseille were the first band to win "UK Battle of the Bands" with the finals judged by Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen at Wembley Arena on 31 October 1977.
Marseille gathered a small fan base while promoting their first album as support for other groups such as Judas Priest, Nazareth, Whitesnake and UFO.
Their debut album contained very raunchy lyrics but suffered somewhat from lack of promotion and limitation of release. The single "Kiss Like Rock 'n' Roll" was produced by Nazareth guitarist Manny Charlton.