What to watch in the coming weeks, from a French espionage thriller to the action-packed world of MHZ Choice …

The Bureau

Returning June 18 for Season Five on Sundance Now, the loudly bravo’d French espionage thriller The Bureau (Le Bureau des Legendes) resembles a John Le Carré epic unfolding with urgent dispatch—a dense weave of tradecraft, covert ops, institutional in-fighting, wary alliances, and sudden irruptions that always remains taut and suspenseful, defying expectations at every turn. Primarily the tale of two spies—Mathieu Kassovitz’s Guillaume Debailly, codename “Malotru,” a wrung-dry veteran who returns to Paris after six years undercover in Syria, and Sara Giraudeau’s Marina, codename “Phenomene,” a pixie-haired novice whose first mission places her in Tehran, where she must do her best to appear innocuous—The Bureau is equally adept with the subtle intricacies of constructing a false identity and the topographical challenges of mounting a desert hostage rescue operation in ISIS territory. Never mind the next James Bond movie, this is the real goods.