Episodes (10)

Episode #1.1
S01E01 · Episode #1.1

Jan 02, 2020

Flanders 1747. Jan De Lichte returns from the War of the Austrian Succession as a prisoner, accused of murder and desertion. He manages to escape and returns to his native region, where he finds a rough and divided world. The town, where Burgomaster Coffijn rules with an iron fist, bans all the riff-riff very indiscriminately. These exiles band together in a miserable camp in the woods. Jan's old mate Tincke is the leader. Meanwhile Baru, the new law enforcer, enters town.

Episode #1.2
S01E02 · Episode #1.2

Sep 14, 2020

Héloïse meets a marriage candidate. Coffin works against Baru's reform of the city guard. Jan tells the Embo family that Emiel is dead, but withholds his deed.

Episode #1.3
S01E03 · Episode #1.3

Sep 14, 2020

Tincke rescues an injured Jan from the hands of bounty hunters, but discovers the reward that has been promised for him. Coffijn involves partners in his road construction plans.

Episode #1.4
S01E04 · Episode #1.4

Sep 14, 2020

The thieves discover the valuable cargo they've stolen in the stagecoach raid, but the incident provokes a violent backlash not even Baru can prevent.

Episode #1.5
S01E05 · Episode #1.5

Sep 14, 2020

Baru receives valuable information from his spy, Anne-Marie. Héloïse fled with Jan and left her father behind. Iron Simon makes a proposal to Tincke.

Episode #1.6
S01E06 · Episode #1.6

Sep 14, 2020

Héloïse returns home now that she knows the truth about her brother. Iron Simon offers Tincke a reward. Jan comes up with a plan to turn the tide.

Episode #1.7
S01E07 · Episode #1.7

Sep 14, 2020

Baru is nominated aldermen of the city and welcomes Anne-Marie and her sister to his new home. Tincke wants to free Jan. Héloïse is preparing for the wedding with Nicolaï.

Episode #1.8
S01E08 · Episode #1.8

Sep 14, 2020

One year later, an ailing Tincke has taken over a nightclub. Coffijn launches an ambitious new project. The town prepares for a holy procession.

Episode #1.9
S01E09 · Episode #1.9

Sep 14, 2020

A miraculous return from the dead precedes the fulfillment of a curse. Nicolaï's mother discovers why Héloïse doesn't get pregnant. Anne-Marie repays a debt.

Episode #1.10
S01E10 · Episode #1.10

Sep 14, 2020

The thieves celebrate their prosperity. Benoit Van Gelderhode swears to avenge Nicolaï's death. Baru succeeds Coffijn and forces Anne-Marie to make a choice.


Thieves of the Wood (also know as The Flemish Bandits) Season 1 (2020) is released on Jan 02, 2020. Watch Thieves of the Wood online - the Dutch Adventure TV series from Belgium. Thieves of the Wood is directed by Maarten Moerkerke,Robin Pront,Pieter Van Hees and created by Louis Paul Boon with Matteo Simoni and Stef Aerts.

1747. After a traumatic time serving as a mercenary at the Silesian front, Jan deserts from the Austrian army. Destitute and exhausted, he returns home, to the Flemish region of Aalst. To his surprise, everything has changed beyond recognition. His village has been transformed into a French army encampment. His family and friends have been outlawed and banished to Kluisbossen forest. Jan joins the ramshackle gang of robbers led by his half-brother Tincke. But in a country suffering under the yoke of poverty and exploitation, there's hardly anything left worth taking. Moved by these harsh living conditions, Jan manages to convince Tincke to see the bigger picture. Instead of stealing from each other, they should rob those who actually have money: the rich and the collaborators consorting with the French occupiers. John's ideas start to resonate and when a stagecoach is raided successfully, the ragtag bunch of scallywags develops into a real gang. The decision to share their booty with the poorest of the poor makes them popular, and their motto, "Voor gene chanterik peu"(not afraid of anyone), spreads across the land like wildfire. When the authorities catch wind of this, the ambitious city guard Baru declares war on Jan and his gang. Thanks to his dedicated police work, Baru manages to infiltrate the gang and capture John. During his captivity, John's popularity only increases. The gang is out for revenge and will do anything to liberate Jan: it's the beginning of a war that leads to outright revolution. Jan de Lichte becomes a mythical folk hero. Even after his public execution some people believe John to be still alive. Could this be true and could his example provide the inspiration to overthrow an Ancien Regime that's a thousand years old?

As know as:

The Flemish Bandits, The Flemish Bandits, Thieves of the Wood





Production Companies:

Menuet Producties, Proximus

Official Site:

Official Netflix

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