The Twelve

fiction drama ,  crime

2 seasons | 18 episodes | 57 min

available as ready made

“The Twelve” is a character-driven crime mystery which  revolves around a jury of the people in a controversial murder trial. Twelve random citizens are called up for jury duty on a sensational murder case.

They do not have an easy task ahead of them. They will decide on the guilt or innocence of the respected headmistress Frida Palmers (46), who stands accused for the murder on her best friend and her little daughter. The trial is not only decisive for Frida’s fate. The lives of the jury members also take new turns because of the sensational murder case. As time goes by, the murder trial becomes a trial not only for the accused but for the jury members themselves.

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Original title

De Twaalf


Character-driven crime mystery

First broadcast

Nov 7, 2019

Broadcast period

Season 1: 2019

Season 2: 2023

Production company



Peter Bouckaert & Gunter Schmid


Wouter Bouvijn


Bert Van Dael & Sanne Nuyens


Tom Vermeir, Charlotte De Bruyne, Zouzou Ben Chikha, Piet De Praitere, Peter Gorissen, Maaike Neuville, Maaike Cafmeyer, Josse De Pauw, Mieke De Groote, Johan Heldenbergh, Lynn Van Royen, Koen De Sutter, Sofie Decleir, Greet Verstraete, Titus De Voogdt, Anne-Mieke Ruyten, Jolente De Keersmaeker, Sara Vertongen & Isabelle Van Hecke

Licensed by

Worldwide (Netflix)

Also: Australia (SBS), New Zealand (Rialto), Spain & Portugal (AMC Iberia), France (Polar+), Switzerland (RTS), Portugal (RTP), Poland (Canal+), UK (Walter Presents)

Remake by Fox Showcase (Australia)


Best Screenplay - Canneseries 2019

Season 2 (8x50') in production. This will be a totally new story.