Seventeen Euro TV titles premiere in or return with a new season to the US in November, including the highly-anticipated, first non-English-language series produced by HBO.
To see the complete list of Euro TV shows available in the US and UK, see the Euro TV Shows by Language section. Viewers in the US can check the ongoing updates of titles released throughout each month on the Euro TV Viewing Guide page.
All programs listed below are shown in their original language with English subtitles, except where noted. Trailers may or may not have English subtitles; for those without, you should still be able to get a sense of the story through the visuals and program descriptions.
The Simple Heist (Enkelstöten) (Sweden)
Based on Tomas Arvidsson’s first two novels (not translated into English), this new comedy-drama series stars Sissela Kyle (Miss Friman’s War, Crimes of Passion) and Lotta Tejle (30 Degrees in February, The Sandhamn Murders, see below) as sexagenarian friends in Kalmar, Sweden, who decide to rob a bank.
Jenny Bengtsson (Tejle) is a math teacher who didn’t get much of a settlement in her divorce, and her best friend, Cecilia Stensson (Kyle), is a doctor whose stock market investments were failures. Money woes, combined with other issues in their lives, are causing these women pains. In realizing that their upcoming retirement years will be anything but bright, Cecilia and Jenny decide to do something drastic to secure their financial futures: rob the main branch of the Stockholm Bank. Except they experience one hiccup after another when trying to execute their plan.
Co-starring Tomas von Brömssen (Fallet), Ralph Carlsson (Missing), Gunilla Röör (Rebecka Martinsson), and Danilo Bejarano (Ängelby), The Simple Heist premieres in the US on Monday, November 5, exclusively on Acorn TV and the Acorn TV channel on Amazon.
Those Who Kill (Den som dræber) (Denmark)
This crime drama is the original version of the American remake of the same name. Created by best-selling Danish author Elsebeth Egholm, the series follows a (fictional) unit of the Copenhagen Police that specializes in serial murder investigations, lead by criminal investigator Katrine Ries Jensen (Laura Bach, Rita, The Eagle) with help from forensic psychologist Thomas Schaeffer (Jakob Cedergren, The Sandhamn Murders, see below).
Playing the other team members are Lars Mikkelsen (The Team), Lærke Winther (Dicte), Frederik Meldal Nørgaard (The Heist), and Iben Dorner (Borgen).
The series features Carsten Bjørnlund (The Legacy), David Dencik (Follow the Money), Alexandre Willaume (Rita), Stine Stengade (The Spider), Kim Bodnia (The Bridge), Sarah Boberg (The Bridge), and Thomas Levin (Norskov) in guest roles.
The Adulterer: Season 2 (Overspel) (The Netherlands)
Opening a year after the Season 1 finale, the new season of this Dutch thriller finds photographer Iris van Erkel-Hoegaarde (Sylvia Hoeks, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Blade Runner 2049) and lawyer Willem Steenhouwer (Fedja van Huêt, The Neighbors, Black Widow) living happily together. But their bliss soon becomes a nightmare.
Willem is set to testify against Huub Couwenberg (Kees Prins, Jiskefet), legally still his father-in-law. This could create all sorts of scandal for Huub, who doesn’t want anyone digging up anything about his shady business dealings with Martin Royackers (Frederik Brom, Familie Kruys). He needs a solution to this mess and, with a little help from his friends, comes up with one. Meanwhile, Iris’ public prosecutor ex-husband, Pepijn van Erkel (Ramsey Nasr, Armando), is working on another case against Willem.
(Trailer is from Season 1)
Costarring Rifka Lodeizen (Fenix) and Guido Pollemans (Force), and featuring Bert Luppes (Lord & Master) and Ali Ben Horsting (Flight HS13), The Adulterer: Season 2 premieres in the US on Thursday, November 8, exclusively on Walter Presents and the Walter Presents section of the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon.
This crime thriller stars Jannis Niewöhner (Maximilian, Berlin Station) as Robert Schlag, nicknamed Beat — a promoter in Berlin’s most famous techno club who lives for drugs, sex, and every other excess of nightlife in the German capital.
Beat’s connections to the underworld lead the European Secret Service to recruit him; they need him to infiltrate a notorious organ smuggling ring following a murder in the city’s seedy clubbing subculture. Once Beat becomes their undercover insider, he discovers the shocking extent of corruption in his close network, as well as his personal limits.
The seven-part series features Christian Berkel (Valkyrie), Alexander Fehling (Homeland), Karoline Herfurth (You Are Wanted), Hanno Koffler (Pagan Peak), and Kostja Ullmann (Commissario Brunetti).
The Sandhamn Murders: Season 1 (Morden i Sandhamn) (Sweden)
Based on the novels by Swedish author Viveca Sten, this mystery-crime drama series stars Alexandra Rapaport (The Team, Codename Hunter) and Jakob Cedergren (Those Who Kill, Arn: The Knight Templar) as former classmates who reconnect by way of murders on the idyllic island of Sandhamn.
Rapaport plays Nora Linde, a wife and mother of two, bank attorney, and summer resident on Sandhamn; Cedergren plays Thomas Andreasson, a detective with the Nacka Police, which has jurisdiction on the island.
The first season’s three-part story finds Thomas and his partner, Carina Persson (Sofia Pekkari, Wallander), investigating the murder of a man whose corpse was found by Nora. Another suspicious death happens soon thereafter, and Thomas must prevent Nora from becoming a victim, too.
Costarring Anki Lidén (Irene Huss), Louise Edlind (Le Mans), Lars Amble (Beck), and Jonas Malmsjö (Real Humans), The Sandhamn Murders: Season 1 premieres in the US on Tuesday, November 13, exclusively on MHz Choice and the MHz Choice channel on Amazon.
Warrior (Kriger) (Denmark)
Dar Salim (Dicte, Spring Tide, Borgen) stars in this crime drama as CC, a war veteran struggling to readjust to civilian life. He is plagued by guilt over his final mission, which resulted in the death of his best friend, Peter (Jakob Oftebro, Hamilton).
Peter’s widow, Louise (Danica Curcic, Nobel, The Mist), is a police investigator involved in the battle with a rough biker gang in Copenhagen. With CC not experiencing the post-war peace and normalcy he hoped for, he offers to help Louise by infiltrating the gang.
The six-part drama costars Lars Ranthe (Dicte) and Søren Malling (Borgen), and features Kenneth M. Christensen (The Legacy), Kasper Leisner (Below the Surface), Natalie Madueño (Follow the Money), and Nicolas Bro (1864).
Warrior, a Netflix Global Original series, premieres in all Netflix territories outside of Denmark, Finland, and Norway, on Tuesday, November 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Apocalypse, la paix impossible (Apocalypse, impossible peace) (France)
Mathieu Kassovitz (The Bureau, see below) narrates this documentary that commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. Featuring never-before-seen images, newly-released archival footage and news clips, and restored color footage from more than 50 sources, it depicts the interwar period (1918-1926) and the rise of nationalism while an apocalypse — one with a new world order and the demise of once-powerful empires — looms on the horizon.
Apocalypse, la paix impossible premieres in the US on Wednesday, November 14, at 8:30 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
My Brilliant Friend (L’amica geniale) (Italy)
This highly-anticipated period drama and coming-of-age tale tells the story of the tempestuous friendship between Elena Greco and Raffaella “Lila” Cerullo.
After the now-elderly Elena learns that Lila, the most important friend in her life, seems to have disappeared without a trace, she turns on her computer and starts writing the story of their friendship, starting from the point when the two girls met during their first year of primary school in Naples in 1950.
Newcomers Elisa Del Genio and Ludovica Nasti play Elena and Lila as young children. Portraying them as teenagers are Margherita Mazzucco (Elena) and Gaia Girace (Lila).
This eight-part drama is the first of what will be four miniseries based on the titles in the “Neopolitan Novels” book series, written by an Italian author whose pseudonym is Elena Ferrante. It is also the first non-English-language series that HBO has ever produced.
A production of HBO, RAI Fiction, and TIMvision, My Brilliant Friend premieres in the US on Sunday, November 18, at 9 PM ET, exclusively on HBO.
Acquitted: Season 1 (Frikjent) (Norway)
Nicolai Cleve Broch (The Half Brother) stars in this crime drama series as Aksel Borgen, a successful businessman who has spent the last 20 years in Asia, following his acquittal for the murder of his high-school sweetheart.
When his hometown’s cornerstone business is threatened by bankruptcy, Aksel returns to save the place that once turned its back on him. However, the past has not been forgotten; his arrival tears old wounds apart and new conflicts arise as the man who pleaded not guilty is still being judged.
The series costars Lena Endre (Wallander), Tobias Santelmann (The Heavy Water War), Synnøve Macody Lund (Black Widows), Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Borderliner), Fridtjov Såheim (Torpedo), and Øystein Røger (Struggle for Life).
Full Disclosure (Solo per amore) (Italy)
Antonia Liskova (Good and Evil) and Massimo Poggio (Bulletproof Heart) star in this drama as Elena and Pietro, a happily married couple with two beautiful daughters, an elegant villa on the outskirts of the city, and a family-owned country club. But their bliss is shattered when Pietro is kidnapped and Elena must deal with this nightmare as well as her memories of having been abducted herself 20 years ago.
Elena is unaware that the same group of people who kidnapped her when she was a teenager is now involved in her husband’s abduction. She also doesn’t realize that Pietro isn’t the upstanding man and role model he appears to be. The same can be said for Giordano Testa (Kaspar Capparoni, Donna Detective), the officer who rescued Elena all those years ago and is the lead detective in the new investigation.
Costarring Valentina Cervi (Medici: Masters of Florence), Anita Zagaria (The Octopus), Laura Adriani (The Teacher), Francesco Stella (Detective Montalbano), and Andrea Giannini (Rocco Schiavone), Full Disclosure premieres in the US on Tuesday, November 20, at 7 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
The Sandhamn Murders: Season 2 (Morden i Sandhamn) (Sweden)
The second three-part story of this Swedish mystery series finds Nora hosting a viewing party for the Round Gotland yacht race, in which Henrik, her soon-to-be ex-husband, is competing as a member of Team Juliander. But the festivities are short-lived when the team’s captain is shot dead.
Enter Thomas with new partner Mia Holmgren (Sandra Andreis, Arne Dahl), whose forensic work points to Nora’s house as being one of only two possible locations of the shooter. The case gets complicated when someone connected to the first victim is also murdered, and Nora finds herself in a situation that could get her killed, too.
In addition to Andreis, Lotta Tejle (The Simple Heist) joins the cast as a series regular this season, which features Anu Sinisalo (Easy Living) and Gustav Levin (Missing).
The Bureau: Season 4 (Le Bureau des Légendes) (France)
Continuing the threads from Season 3, the fourth season of this spy thriller finds Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz, Amélie, War & Peace) trying to negotiate his return to France from Moscow, where the PTSD-suffering Marina (Sara Giraudeau, Les bêtises) begins her new undercover assignment in the midst of hackers.
In Paris, former CIA director “JJA” (Mathieu Amalric, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly) is the DGSE’s new director of internal security. He is planning to cut heads and has Marie-Jeanne (Florence Loiret Caille, Je l’aimais), the Bureau des Légende’s new director, in his sights. Elsewhere within the agency, Jonas (Victor Artus Solaro, Budapest) suspects his mission is actually a cover for a secret operation targeting the French jihadists he’s been tracking.
Joining the Season 4 cast are Grégory Fitoussi (Spiral), Aleksey Gorbunov (Sherlock Holmes), and Laurent Grévill (The Churchmen), with Jonathan Zaccaï (Private Lessons), Jules Sagot (Il était une seconde fois), and Gilles Cohen (Spiral) reprising their roles.
The Bureau: Season 4 premieres in the US on Wednesday, November 21, exclusively on Sundance Now.
Cut: Season 5 (France)
The new season of this interactive series opens with Adil (Ambroise Michel, Plus belle la vie) focusing on the organic farm, while Ruben (Edouard Montoute, Elite Squad) and Angèle (Elodie Varlet, Plus belle la vie) prepare for the arrival of their baby. Meanwhile, Lulu (Nadia Richard, Cherif) takes up journalism as Charles de Kervelec (Antoine Stip, Meurtres en Haute-Savoie) must deal with all that he has lost in his life.
Cut: Season 5 premieres in the US on Thursday, November 22, at 2:30 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
Fugitiva (Fugitive) (Spain)
Goya Awards winner Paz Vega (Sex and Lucia) stars in this thriller series as Magda Escudero, a Spanish ex-model who appears to have everything. She is the wife of Mexican tycoon Alejandro Guzmán (Julio Bracho, El Chema), the mother of three children who love her, and the owner of a luxury mansion located in one of the most exclusive areas of Mexico City. But her life isn’t as bueno as it looks.
Magda and her children live in constant threat of those with whom Alejandro has dirty business deals or scores to settle. One day, while he’s on a business trip in Spain, Magda and her kids are kidnapped. Only their abduction is one that she planned and organized, a camouflage for their escape from both her husband and his enemies.
Costarring José Manuel Poga (The Plague), Mercedes Sampietro (La Riera), and Roberto Álamo (Águila Roja), Fugitiva, a Netflix Global Original series, premieres in all Netflix territories except Spain on Friday, November 23, exclusively on Netflix.
Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games: Season 3 (Les Petits Meurtres d’Agatha Christie) (France)
The new season of Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games — the colorful, fun, and French-ified adaptations of Agatha Christie‘s mystery stories set in the 1950s — arrives on telly in November. Episodes star Samuel Labarthe (The Forest) as Police Commissioner Swan Laurence, Blandine Bellavoir (Maison Close) as journalist Alice Avril, and Elodie Frenck (War and Peace) as Swan’s loyal secretary Marlène.
(Video is from Season 2)
Mammon: Season 2 (Norway)
The winner of the 2017 International Emmy® Award for Best Drama Series, this season of the hit conspiracy thriller opens with the murder of Thorgrim Hammern (Pål Christian Eggen, Dag), a well-known commentator and newspaper journalist and a colleague of Peter Verås (Jon Øigarden, Norsemen, Dag, The Half Brother). The crime puts the country on edge and fans the flames of an already volatile conflict between Norwegian Prime Minister Michael Woll (Trond Espen Seim, Varg Veum) and Minister of Finance Erik Ulrichsen (Ingar Helge Gimle, Acquitted).
Peter decides to launch his own investigation into Thorgrim’s murder, and gets help from his former boss, Frank Mathiesen (Nils Ole Oftebro, Black lake), as well as Ellen Claussen (Laura Christensen, The Killing), the victim’s widow. The deeper they dig, the more they uncover and the more they put their lives in mortal danger.
The new season features Iben Akerlie (The Little Drummer Girl), Anders Danielsen Lie (Nobel), Laila Goody (Valkyrien), Dennis Storhøi (The Heavy Water War), and Nicolas Bro (The Killing), with Ingjerd Egeberg (Eyewitness) reprising her role as Eva Verås, Peter’s sister-in-law, and Anna Bache-Wiig (Acquitted) returning as Inger Marie Steffensen, his now-former colleague.
The Sandhamn Murders: Season 3 (Morden i Sandhamn) (Sweden)
In this mystery series’ third three-part story, a girl playing hide-and-seek with her friends lets out a shrill scream when she finds a decaying dismembered human arm in the woods. The investigation leads Thomas and Mia to a case involving a teen girl who disappeared a year earlier.
When another girl goes missing, the detectives think the two disappearances might be connected and are trying to figure out how. The now-divorced Nora discovers a lead for Thomas, who’s recently reconnected with his ex-wife. But the danger Nora inadvertently puts herself in this time extends to her children… and to Thomas.
Ane Dahl Torp (Codename Hunter) joins the cast as a series regular in this season, which features Martin Wallström (Mr. Robot), Angela Kovacs (Wallander), and the late Kenneth Milldoff (Arne Dahl).
Twenty years after a devastating terrorist attack in 1983 halted the course of Poland’s liberation and the subsequent downfall of the Soviet Union, an idealistic law student (Maciej Musiał, Hotel 52) and a disgraced police investigator (Robert Więckiewicz, Walesa: Man of Hope) stumble upon a conspiracy that has kept the Iron Curtain standing and Poland living under a repressive police state.
Now, in 2003, after two decades of peace and prosperity, the leaders of the regime enact a secret plan made with an unlikely adversary in the 1980s that will radically transform Poland and affect the lives of every citizen in the nation — and the world. What the two men discover has the potential to ignite a revolution, and those in power will stop at nothing to keep it a secret.
The eight-episode alternative-history spy thriller features Michalina Olszańska (Jack Strong), Andrzej Chyra (Arne Dahl), Zofia Wichłacz (Warsaw ’44), Mirosław Zbrojewicz (Spies of Warsaw), Ewa Błaszczyk (Nadzór), Wojciech Kalarus (The Pact), Edyta Olszówka (Elvis and Marilyn), and Agnieszka Żulewska (Konwój).
This drama is loosely inspired by the true story of the “baby squillo” scandal of 2015, which involved professional, middle-aged men paying for the services of underage prostitutes in the Parioli district of Rome. The story explores the unseen lives and experiences of Roman teenagers through following a group of Parioli high schoolers as they defy society in their search for identity and independence against the backdrop of forbidden love, family pressures, and shared secrets.
The eight-episode series features Benedetta Porcaroli (Tutto può succedere), Alice Pagani (Il permesso – 48 ore fuori), Isabella Ferrari (A Perfect Day), and Claudia Pandolfi (Romanzo Siciliano) in the main cast.
NON-PREMIERE TITLES ADDED TO PROGRAMMING SCHEDULES
Crime à Aigues-Mortes (Murder in Aigues-Mortes) (France)
Vincent Winterhalter (Nicolas Le Floch) and Florence Pernel (Paris) reprise their roles as Captain Paul Jansac and Assistant Prosecutor Elisabeth Richard in this telefilm, part of the “Crime à…” mystery series. The story follows Jansac and Richard after he reopens an unsolved rape case following the murders of a young lawyer and an estate planner in Aigues-Mortes — victims with matching DNA results.
Featuring Samuel Labarthe (Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games), Pierre Perrier (The Returned), Romane Portail (Frankie Drake Mysteries), and Xavier Robic (Spiral), Crime à Aigues-Mortes airs Friday, November 2, at 9:25 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
Le Chalet (The Cottage) (France)
This mystery series, loosely based on the novel And Then There Were None, considered by many to be Agatha Christie’s masterpiece, takes place across two timelines. The storyline set in 1997 follows writer Jean-Louis Rodier (Manuel Blanc, Un si grand soleil), who moves with his wife, Françoise (Mia Delmaë, Dead Beautiful), and their two children to her hometown, Valmoline, in the Hautes-Alpes in southeastern France, where they settle in at the Chalet des Glaces. Little do they know the danger that awaits them.
Manu Laverne (Marc Ruchmann, Photo de famille) grew up in Valmoline, and in 2007 he and his pregnant fiancée, Adèle (Emilie de Preissac, Spiral), are welcomed to the renovated Chalet des Glaces by the owners, Philippe Personnaz (Philippe Dusseau, Origines) and his sister, Muriel (Chloé Lambert, Détectives). While Manu’s childhood friends are en route to the chalet for his wedding, a rockslide demolishes the bridge that is the only access to Valmoline.
Now the Valmoline visitors, plus six locals, are physically cut off from the rest of the world. They soon discover that electronic communications are down, too, so they can’t call or email for help. What arises, though, are secrets from the past and actions to exact revenge.
Featuring Blanche Veisberg (Dead Beautiful), Eric Savin (Marseille), Maud Jurez (Section Zéro), Nicolas Gob (L’art du crime), Agnès Delachair (La fille publique), and Mathieu Simonet (The Passenger), Le chalet makes its TV5Monde USA premiere on Sunday, November 11, at 11:00 PM ET.
Header photo credits: The Simple Heist (© Ulrika Malm) courtesy of Acorn TV; Full Disclosure courtesy of Eurochannel; My Brilliant Friend (© Eduardo Castaldo / HBO, RAI Fiction, TIMvision) courtesy of HBO; Acquitted courtesy of MHz Choice; Baby (© Francesco Berardinelli / Netflix) & Warrior (© Karoline Tiara Lieberkind / Netflix) courtesy of Netflix; The Bureau (© Jessica Forde) courtesy of Sundance Now; Cut (© Alain Issock / FTV) courtesy of TV5Monde USA; The Adulterer courtesy of Walter Presents
Did you miss any of the new shows and program additions from previous months? Check the Euro TV Viewing Guide 2018 Archives to find out.
For details about the November premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For those about the debuts of programs from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place.
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