Sixteen new Euro TV series and seasons debut in March, including titles from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.
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. The trailers below, which may or may not have English subtitles, might not be suitable for all audiences; viewer discretion is advised.
Dragomir Mrsic (Easy Money, Bonus Family) stars in this dark and gritty Nordic Noir crime thriller as Alex Leko, a very bad bent copper desperately trying to put his past behind him and to go straight after accidentally killing his partner. It’s a noble goal, but one that is very difficult for Alex to reach, given that his now-former underworld allies go after his family and and his new by-the-book partner, Frida Kanto (Rakel Wärmländer, Inspector Winter), is out to expose him.
Costars include Anja Lundqvist (Modus), Jerker Fahlström (Johan Falk), Susanne Thorson (Maria Wern), Erik Bolin (Beck), Anna Bjelkerud (Missing), Stefan Gödicke (The Sandhamn Murders, see below), Georgi Staykov (Undercover), Kalled Mustonen (Blue Eyes), Eric Ericson (Irene Huss), and Malin Arvidsson (Arne Dahl).
Immortals (Yasamayanlar) (Turkey)
In this supernatural drama, former human Mia (Elçin Sangu, Kurt Seyit and Sura) teams up with young rebels to destroy Dmitry (Kerem Bürsin, Matter of Respect), the most powerful person in Istanbul. Her reason: a thirst for revenge and a desire to be human again. Because it was Dmitry who turned Mia into a vampire. If she’s going to kill him, she’d better do it before he finds the artifact that will give him immortality.
Immortals, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, March 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Bastards of Pizzofalcone (I bastardi di Pizzofalcone) (Italy)
Based on the “Bastards of Pizzofalcone” novels by Maurizio De Giovanni, this noir detective series set in contemporary Naples revolves around the new team of cops at the Pizzofalcone police station. These four “bastards,” essentially rejects from other precincts, are sent here to replace officers who were kicked off the force for colluding with the Camorra.
New to Pizzofalcone are Giuseppe Lojacono (Alessandro Gassman, The Mongrel), a detective whose life fell apart after he was falsely accused of tipping off the Mafia so a don could escape arrest; Marco Aragona (Antonio Folletto, Gomorrah), a young cop from a good family who isn’t all that swift; Alessandra “Alex” Di Nardo (Simona Tabasco, È arrivata la felicità), a weapons expert who accidentally shot her boss; and Francesco Romano (Gennaro Silvestro, Sense8), an assistant police chief prone to violence.
In the series opener, the team is only supposed to handle minor crimes until the Pizzofalcone station is officially closed because of the Camorra scandal. However, against the wishes of Commissioner Luigi Palma (Massimiliano Gallo, A Case of Conscience) and with the support of Public Prosecutor Laura Piras (Carolina Crescentini, Lampedusa), Lojacono begins investigating the murder of a woman from Naples’ high society.
The series costars Tosca D’Aquino (Tutti per Bruno) as Deputy Superintendent Ottavia Calabrese, Gianfelice Imparato (1992) as Deputy Commissioner Giorgio Pisanelli, and Serena Iansiti as forensics specialist Rosaria Martone.
Matteo Messina Denaro (Italy)
Matteo Messina Denaro is the last of the Cosa Nostra godfathers and one of the world’s most wanted fugitives. This documentary tells the story of his 21 years on the run and the search for his immense wealth.
If I Hadn’t Met You (Si no t’hagués conegut) (Spain)
In this fantasy drama, Eduard (Pablo Derqui, Lifeline), a husband and father who loses his family in a tragic accident, travels to parallel universes to find a better fate for his beloved wife Elisa (Andrea Ros, Mar de plástico).
Costarring Montse Guallar (Infieles), Mercedes Sampietro (Fugitiva), Javier Beltrán (Zoo), and Paula Malia (Welcome to the Family), If I Hadn’t Met You, a Netflix Original series produced in the Catalan language, premieres in the US on Friday, March 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Tandem: Season 2 (France)
This crime drama returns with twelve new episodes starring Astrid Veillon (Meurtres à Aix-en-Provence) and Stéphane Blancafort (Barbara’s Law) as Commander Léa Soler and Captain Paul Marchal, a divorced couple who still work together in the Montpellier Police’s investigation division, as well as raise their two children together.
In the season opener, the body of Marianne Pellat is found on the beach. There is no sign of her boat, so everyone assumes the skipper had an accident at sea and drowned. However, while the autopsy confirms the cause of death, it also shows she didn’t die at sea…
The series costars Piérick Tournier (Captain Marleau), Nelly Lawson (Murder in Avignon), François-Dominique Blin (Caïn), Renaud Leymans (Magellan), Sarah-Cheyenne (Dans la tête des gens), Titouan Laporte (Origins), and David Marchal (Plus belle la vie).
Tandem: Season 2 premieres in the US on Sunday, March 18, at 12 AM (Saturday, March 17, 9 PM PT), on TV5Monde USA.
The Truth Will Out (Det som göms i snö) (Sweden)
Known primarily for his work in comedy, Robert Gustafsson (The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared) delivers a tour de force dramatic performance in this mystery-crime drama as Detective Peter Wendel, whose return to work after an extended sick leave is met with a challenging assignment: create a new team to reopen, investigate, and solve cold cases.
Then an unknown murderer leaves a message for the police, one that claims Sweden’s most notorious serial killer is actually a fraud — stating that the person behind bars hadn’t committed the murders he was jailed for. In order to uncover the truth, Peter must put his cold case group together quickly, but the only officers available in Stockholm are misfits of the police force. Regardless, Peter and his team find themselves at odds with the powerful group of people who got the imprisoned person convicted in the first place.
The eight-episode drama costars Maria Sundbom (The Bridge), Johan Ulveson (Bonus Family), Louise Peterhoff (Blue Eyes), Christopher Wagelin (Real Humans), Ia Langhammer (Arne Dahl), Ingela Olsson (Jordskott), Erik Johansson (Bonus Family), Peter Carlberg (Spring Tide), and Thomas W. Gabrielsson (The Protectors).
UPDATE: The premiere date has been pushed back to March 25.
Did somebody say Heino Ferch? Sweet! Unlike the morose loner criminal profiler that he plays in the binge-worthy Anatomy of Evil, Ferch stars in this limited series, based on the best-selling “Allmen” novels by Swiss author Martin Suter, as Johann Friedrich von Allmen, a womanizing, Zurich-based gentleman art thief-turned-amateur sleuth.
In the first feature-length episode, Allmen’s inheritance is practically all gone and the bank is about to foreclose on his villa on Lake Zurich, so the nearly-bankrupt Allmen is forced to start selling off his arts and antiques collection — and to start thieving. Then Allmen comes up with the idea for a money-making business that actually works. The second episodes finds Allmen, along with his assistant Carlos (Samuel Finzi, Flemming), in high demand to recover precious goods, such as a stolen pink diamond.
The series features Andrea Osvárt (The Ladies’ Paradise), Isabella Parkinson (The Mechanism), and Jörg Pintsch (You Are Wanted), and guest stars Ben Becker (The Same Sky), Peter Kurth (Babylon Berlin), Hanns Zischler (Flemming), Daniel Wagner (Inspector Rex), Tomas Spencer (The Undertaker), and Nora von Waldstätten (The Team).
Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend (Antoine Griezmann: Champion du monde) (France)
This documentary series shows how, with heart and determination, French pro footballer Antoine Griezmann overcame his small stature to become one of the world’s top soccer players and a World Cup champion.
Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, March 21, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Mont Blanc Murder (Mémoire de glace) (France)
This mystery thriller telefilm finds Lieutenant Martin Le Kerrec (Yannis Baraban, Escape Mission), newly transferred to the small Mont Blanc region, summoned to investigate the discovery of a dead body — that of Bertrand Santini. It turns out that Santini hadn’t been living in Australia for the past fifteen years like everyone thought, but buried in the ice that whole time. In the course of Le Kerrec’s investigation, he uncovers secrets, lies, betrayals, and links between the victim’s family, ex-lovers, and a gang of diamond thieves.
Costarring Ludmila Mikaël (Chefs), Natalia Dontcheva (Doc Martin), Patrick Fierry (Magellan), Sylvie Granotier (Spiral), and Patrick Raynal (Transferts), Mont Blanc Murder premieres in the US on Thursday, March 21, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
Carlo & Malik (Nero a metà) (Italy)
Claudio Amendola (Lampedusa) stars in this crime drama as Inspector Carlo Guerrieri, a veteran homicide cop at the Rione Monti police station in Rome. While working on a murder case, he gets unexpected help from Malik Soprani (Jacopo Lo Conte, One of the Family), an Ivory Coast-born rookie undercover cop in the anti-drug squad. When Malik becomes Carlo’s full-time partner, sparks fly between them, and the situation forces Carlo to confront his own prejudices as the two men work on a string of murder cases in the Eternal City.
The twelve-part series costars Fortunato Cerlino (Gomorrah), Rosa Diletta Rossi (Suburra: Blood on Rome), Alessandro Sperduti (Medici: Masters of Florence), Margherita Vicario (Borgia), Angela Finocchiaro (My Brother Is an Only Child), Alessia Barela (Me, Myself & Her), and Antonia Liskova (Full Disclosure).
Carlo & Malik premieres in the US on Friday, March 22, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The Sandhamn Murders: Season 6 (Final) (Morden i Sandhamn) (Sweden)
Based on the “Sandhamn Murders” novels by Vivica Sten, this popular mystery-crime drama series set on the idyllic eponymous Swedish island returns to US telly with its sixth and final season. Alexandra Rapaport (The Team), Jakob Cedergren (Those Who Kill), and Sandra Andreis (Annika Bengtzon) reprise their roles as Sandhamn summer resident Nora Linde and Detectives Thomas Andreasson and Mia Holmgren in the final four feature-length stories (up from the three of previous seasons).
Also returning to the series are Stefan Gödicke (Spring Tide), Lotta Tejle (The Simple Heist), Ane Dahl Torp (Codename Hunter), Jonas Malmsjö (Modus), Anki Lidén (Irene Huss), Saga Samuelsson (Missing), and Johan Hedenberg (Johan Falk). Guest stars include Alexander Karim (Johan Falk), Natalie Minnevik (Arne Dahl), Linus Wahlgren (Crimes of Passion), and Magnus Sundberg (Alex).
Strike Force: Season 3 (Smeris) (Netherlands)
The opener of the third season of the Netherlands’ most successful police action series of the past decade finds Willem Niessen (Dennis van de Ven, The Passion) assigned to a case that draws international attention after police at the Belgian border discover the bodies of ten refugees hidden in the back of a truck. Willem becomes the guardian of the only survivor while his estranged partner, Theo Kamp (Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Baantjer Mysteries), has recently returned to Tilburg after disappearing without a trace more than a year ago. Theo is convinced the human traffickers are being manipulated by “the Diplomat,” a criminal mastermind and one of the detectives’ oldest enemies. Meanwhile, Willem is concerned that his partner is experiencing deleterious effects from years of working deep undercover.
The series costars Kiki van Deursen (Lord & Master), Daan van Dijsseldonk (The Adulterer), Hans Ligtvoet (Serious Crimes), Patrick Stoof (Circus Noël), Myranda Jongeling (The Adulterer), and Xander van Vledder (Freddy Heineken). Joining the cast are Susan Visser (The Godless), Tjebbo Gerritsma (Framed), and Filip Peeters (Salamander).
Strike Force: Season 3 premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 27, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
The Evil Hands (Les Mains de Roxana) (France)
César Awards winner Sylvie Testud (Fear and Trembling) stars in this suspense thriller, which won the Prix du Public (audience award ) at the Festival de la Fiction TV in 2012. She plays Roxana Orlac, the most successful violinist of her generation — until her future is shattered when both of her hands are crushed in an accident.
Then a prominent but controversial surgeon with unorthodox methods visits Roxana, offering to do hand transplant surgeries for her. The operations seem to be a success, as Roxana’s new hands start to respond well. But soon thereafter, people in her inner circle start to die under mysterious circumstances, and all clues point to Roxana as the killer.
Costarring Loup-Denis Elion (Scènes de ménages) and Micky Sebastian (Origins), The Evil Hands premieres in the US on Thursday, March 28, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
Set in Paris in the near future, this sci-fi drama centers on the intersection of love and technology by way of the new dating app Osmosis, which turns the concept of an absolute soulmate into a reality. Rather than sifting through analyses of profile data and questionnaire answers, the app uses personal memories to decode the mysteries of love and to find one’s perfect match with 100% accuracy. But what happens if those memories, like all data, are subject to manipulation?
Starring Hugo Becker (A Very Secret Service) and Agathe Bonitzer (A Bottle in the Gaza Sea), Osmosis, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, March 29, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
El sabor de las margaritas (Spain)
In this mystery-crime thriller, Civil Guard officer Rosa Vargas (Maria Mera, El Faro) investigates the disappearance of a teen girl in a tight-knit Galician town, and in the process uncovers secrets linked to a loss of her own.
El sabor de las margaritas, a Netflix Original series produced in the Galician language, premieres in the US on Sunday, March 31, exclusively on Netflix.
WALTER PRESENTS TITLES TO BE ADDED TO PBS MASTERPIECE ON AMAZON
Note: The Walter Presents website (walterpresents.com) shuts down on March 1, 2019, and all WP apps in the US will no longer function as of that date. To access WP shows, subscribe to the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon ($5.99/month after the 7-day free trial). The new Walter Presents channel is now available on Xfinity On Demand ($5.99/month after the 7-day free trial), but as of February 28, no programming has been added to the channel.
The following series from Walter Presents will be available for streaming on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon on the dates shown below. (All images in this section courtesy of Walter Presents)
Contact: Seasons 1-2 (Complete) (France)
Thomas Adam (Thomas Jouannet, Nina) has a rare gift: the ability to see a person’s visual memories by touching one of their belongings and reading from it their energy imprint. He’s been stuck in the US using this gift to help the FBI for 15 years as part of the plea deal that got him out of prison. But after he receives a note and a small statue — along with a death threat against his brother Eric (Alexis Loret, Magellan), a cop in their hometown of Aix-en-Provence — Thomas hightails it there to save his frère and ends up using his gift to help Eric on criminal investigations. Meanwhile, the FBI are on Thomas’ tail. Contact begins streaming Monday, March 4.
The Court: Season 1 (Réttur) (Iceland)
Set in Reykjavik, this legal drama follows the professional and personal lives of three lawyers. Logi Traustason (Magnús Jónsson, Cover Story) is one of Iceland’s most brilliant legal minds and the most troubled. After failing to make partner, he makes a deal to join Brynhildur (Jóhanna Vigdís Arnardóttir, Case) and Hörður’s (Víkingur Kristjánsson, Prisoners) firm. All the while, Logi tries to get the truth about what really happened one night when he was 18 years old, when a young man died and he went to prison for manslaughter for 25 years. For further details, read this article. The Court: Season 1 begins streaming Monday, March 4.
Dead Beautiful (Les Dames) (France)
One of my favorite Euro TV premieres of 2017, this dark and gritty award-winning crime drama, which consists of self-contained feature-length episodes, stars Thierry Godard (Spiral) as Martin, an attentive and compassionate yet flawed detective who heads up a crime squad in Paris. With his team, he investigates murder cases, mostly against women and some more twisted than others. Off the clock (but not necessarily off the job), Martin juggles relationships with the women in his life, including his ex-wife, girlfriend, daughter, work partner, and the police psychiatrist. Dead Beautiful begins streaming Monday, March 11.
Flight HS13 (Vlucht HS13) (Netherlands)
This Dutch thriller follows Liz (Katja Schuurman, The Neighbors), whose seemingly perfect life turns into a nightmare when she learns the plane her husband Simon (Daniël Boissevain, StartUp) was on has crashed, leaving no survivors. But grief turns to shock when Liz discovers Simon’s name wasn’t even on the passenger list, and the last sighting of him on CCTV showed him embracing an Iranian woman with a young boy. Liz then embarks on a dangerous mission to find out where her husband is and what he’s really been up to — assuming she can save him from the mortal danger he’s now in. Flight HS13 begins streaming Monday, March 18.
Framed: Seasons 1-2 (Complete) (Bellicher) (Netherlands)
Daan Schuurmans (Lord & Master) stars in this thriller as Michael Bellicher, a communications consultant whose life begins to spiral out of control after he hooks up with an ex-lover. His wife leaves him, the ex-lover turns up dead, Bellicher’s identity is stolen, and he is framed for the murder — all of which force him to become a fugitive. Despite family and friends doubting his innocence, Bellicher eventually gets help from his newly transgender sister and a computer hacker, who set out to uncover what is really going on. Framed begins streaming Monday, March 25.
Inspector Falke (Tatort) (Germany)
Wotan Wilke Möhring (Perfume) plays the eponymous detective in this mystery-crime drama set in Hamburg. Inspector Thorsten Falke is a stubborn, brooding, and devoted police officer who forsook a family and a social life for the sake of justice — taking a stand against crime in his hometown as a protector of law. After his brother bails on him as his partner, Falke begrudgingly accepts a new one, Katharina Lorenz (Petra Schmidt-Schaller, SOKO Leipzig), with whom he works tirelessly to bring down ruthless criminal gangs threatening Hamburg. Inspector Falke begins streaming Monday, March 25.
Header photo credits: The Truth Will Out courtesy of Acorn TV; Mont Blanc Murder and Strike Force courtesy of Eurochannel; Alex, Allmen, and The Sandhamn Murders courtesy of MHz Choice; Immortals, Osmosis (by Jessica Forde/Netflix), and El sabor de las margaritas courtesy of Netflix
Did you miss any of the new shows and program additions from previous months? Check the Euro TV Viewing Guide 2019 Archives to find out.
For details about the March 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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