Today starts the unofficial end-of-summer weekend in the US, so whether you’re spending it poolside, oceanside, or inside, check out what’s new in Euro TV this month.
To see the complete list of Euro TV shows available in the US and UK, including newly-released titles on streaming services, see the Euro TV Shows by Language section.
All programs listed below are shown in their original language with English subtitles.
L’affaire de Maître Lefort (aka One Thing at a Time) (France)
Patrick Sébastien (Monsieur Max et la Rumeur) wrote and stars in this telefilm, playing Julien Lefort, a provincial lawyer who discovers that Jacques Demange (Jean-Marie Winling, Nicolas Le Floch), his wealthy childhood friend, has been accused of murdering his wife. Following the guilty verdict, Julien persuades Jacques to let him handle his appeal, despite the mountains of evidence against son ami. L’affaire de Maitre Lefort premieres in the US on Friday, September 1st, at 8:30 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA. (Photo © Hassen Brahiti – Pampa Production, courtesy of TV5Monde USA)
Spin: Season 3 (Les hommes de l’ombre) (France)
The third and final season of this taut political drama opens with a literal bang six months before the next Presidential election, when a masked gunman assassinates the leader of the extreme far-right party in front of spin master Simon Kapita’s (Bruno Wolkowitch, C.I.D.) eyes. Meanwhile, a mission to the Middle East by France’s First Lady sparks a diplomatic scandal. In the midst of political turmoil and betrayals, the media frenzy, and public outcry, Simon fights to save the political life of President Marjorie (Nicolas Marié, Café de Flore). Costarring Grégory Fitoussi (Spiral), Philippe Magnan (On aime), Carole Bouquet (Rosemary’s Baby), and Yves Pignot (En Famiile), Spin: Season 3 premieres in the US on Tuesday, September 5th, at 11 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA, and on Thursday, September 7th, on Walter Presents US. (Image courtesy of Walter Presents US)
Based on history writer Tom Buk-Swienty’s book of the same name, this sweeping historical epic is the most expensive (nearly 200 million DKK) drama series produced to date in Denmark. The narrative primarily follows the story of brothers Peter (Jens Sætter-Lassen, Follow the Money) and Laust (Jakob Oftebro, Below the Surface), who join the army and experience the horrors of the Second Schleswig War of 1864 between Denmark and Prussia, the bloodiest battle and defeat in Danish history. Featuring Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones), Nicolas Bro (The Killing), Søren Pilmark (The Heavy Water War), Søren Malling (Dicte), Sidse Babett Knudsen (Borgen), and Lars Mikkelsen (The Day Will Come), 1864 premieres in the US on Tuesday, September 12th, on MHz Choice.
Vanished by the Lake (Le mystère du lac) (France)
This mystery miniseries opens with the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl during a festival in the Sainte-Croix region, a situation that panics her parents and sends townspeople in their small lakeside community into a tailspin: Fifteen years earlier, two other girls — best friends of Lise Stocker (Barbara Schulz, The Blacklist), now a Paris CID flic who’s back in town to tend to her ill mum — vanished and were presumed killed. And the person jailed for their murders was released from prison just two months ago… Costarring Lannick Gautry (Maison close), Marie-Anne Chazel (The Well-Digger’s Daughter), Armelle Deutsch (Pigalle, la nuit), and Cyril Lecomte (Caïn), Vanished by the Lake premieres in the US on Thursday, September 14th, on Walter Presents US. (Image courtesy of Walter Presents US)
Bulletproof Heart: Season 2 (Una pallottola nel cuore) (Italy)
The sophomore season of this comedy series finds journalist Bruno Palmieri (Gigi Proietti, Il maresciallo Rocca) investigating more miscarriages of justice and old cases with hidden loose ends, including his own: Who shot him and left a bullet lodged near his heart — a bullet that has since budged and put his life in serious danger? And his Maddalena-I-am-your-father revelation upsets both his daughter (Francesca Inaudi, Tutti pazzi per amore) and his former flame Paola (Licia Maglietta, Agata and the Storm), Maddalena’s mother. Talk about agita! Bulletproof Heart: Season 2 premieres in the US on Tuesday, September 12th, on MHz Choice.
Shades of Guilt: Season 2 (Schuld) (Germany)
After the success of Season 1, this crime drama series returns with four new episodes starring Moritz Bleibtreu (The Experiment) as defense attorney Friedrich Kronberg. Kronberg counsels a man (Marcus Mittermeier, Munich Murder) seeking revenge against the young woman whose child abuse claim landed him in prison in “Children”; in “Anatomy,” disturbing secrets come to light after the attorney takes the case of a driver (Martin Brambach, Tatort) accused of negligent vehicular homicide; he represents a young woman (Josefine Preuß, Hotel Adlon) charged with the mercy killing of her disabled brother in “The Cello”; and in “Family,” a business man (Jürgen Vogel, Blochin: The Living and the Dead) hires Kronberg to help get his criminal half-brother out of a drug sentence in Brazil. Shades of Guilt: Season 2 premieres in the US on Thursday, September 14th, on Walter Presents US. (Image courtesy of Walter Presents US)
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Chérif: Season 3 (France)
Abdelhafid Metalsi (Spiral, Spin) won the Best Actor in a French Series Award at the 2013 Series Mania Festival for his portrayal of Captain Kader Chérif of the Lyon Crime Squad. A hometown boy who grew up on cop shows like Kojak and Starsky and Hutch, Chérif knows this city like no other and takes street-wise measures to solve crimes. While this has earned him success and praise with his colleagues, one who doesn’t share their enthusiasm for Chérif is Captain Adeline Briard (Carole Bianic, Second Chance), his ambitious and by-the-book (and not-so-new in Season 3) partner. Chérif: Season 3 returns to TV5Monde USA on Sunday, September 3rd, at 11 PM ET. (Photo © Fabrice Lang / Making Prod / FTV, courtesy of TV5Monde USA)