There are fewer Euro TV premieres in the US in April than in previous months this year, but no matter because there are some exciting new and returning shows on the list!
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.
Miss Friman’s War: Season 1 (Fröken Frimans krig) (Sweden)
Set in 1905 Stockholm, the first season of this historical drama finds women’s rights advocate Dagmar Friman (Sissela Kyle, The Simple Heist) making the decision to open a female-run food co-op selling quality food at affordable prices. This, in protest against the male-dominated grocery business, high prices, and food that makes people ill. No surprise, established grocers and naysayers sabotage Miss Friman’s efforts and boycott the store.
Costars include Frida Hallgren (The Inspector and the Sea), Maria Kulle (The Bridge), Sofia Ledarp (Verdict Revised), Lena T Hansson (Beck), Allan Svensson (Maria Wern), Ulla Skoog (Saltön), Gustaf Hammarsten (Midnight Sun), Kristoffer Berglund (Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves), and Sofia Rönnegård (Before We Die).
Quicksand (Störst av Allt) (Sweden)
Based on Malin Persson Giolito’s best-selling novel of the same name and written by Camilla Ahlgren (The Bridge, The Sandhamn Murders), this thriller centers on Maja Norberg (Hanna Ardéhn, 30 Degrees in February), a popular high school student on trial for murder after a mass shooting at a prep school in Stockholm’s wealthiest suburb.
To answer questions about what Maja did or didn’t do to land herself in such a predicament, the series reveals the events of that tragic day via flashbacks — from her falling in love with the dazzling but dangerous Sebastian (Felix Sandman, Home for Christmas), to her relationship with him and his dysfunctional family, and her losing touch with her own parents and friends.
The cast includes William Spetz (Solsidan), David Dencik (The Day Will Come), Reuben Sallmander (Irene Huss), Anna Björk (The Bridge), Christopher Wollter (Modus), Evin Ahmad (Blue Eyes), Maria Sundbom (The Truth Will Out), Rebecka Hemse (Beck), Helena af Sandeberg (Death of a Pilgrim), and Shanti Roney (Arne Dahl).
Quicksand, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, April 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The Adulterer: Season 3 (Final) (Overspel) (The Netherlands)
In the third and final season of this crazy-addictive Dutch thriller, Huub (Kees Prins, Jiskefet) is where he belongs: in prison. But he’s only been convicted of blackmail, something Willem (Fedja van Huêt, The Neighbors, Black Widow) finds outrageous, given the attempt on his life and everything else he’s had to suffer at the hands of his former client and father-in-law.
The saving grace is that Willem and Iris (Sylvia Hoeks, The Girl in the Spider’s Web) can get married now and build a new life together. However, their wedded bliss is short-lived (no) thanks to Anna (Thekla Reuten, Beat), an attractive and mysterious woman who appears on the scene and bears an equally large grudge against Huub. Despite Iris’ objections, Willem joins forces with Anna to go in search of justice.
Costarring Guido Pollemans (Force), Rifka Lodeizen (Fenix), Jeffrey Hamilton (The Godless), Sigrid ten Napel (Black Widow), Redmar Siegertsz (Black Widow), and Ramsey Nasr (Over Water), The Adulterer: Season 3 premieres in the US on Monday, April 8, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon.
Murder In…: Season 3 (Meurtres à…/Crimes à…) (France)
This collection of murder mystery stories, each set in a different, picturesque area of France, returns with new feature-length episodes. Regions featured in Season 3 include Brocéliande, Grasse, La Ciotat, Lille, Martinique, Provence, Rouen, Strasbourg, and Yeu Island.
Miss Friman’s War: Season 2 (Fröken Frimans krig) (Sweden)
With the Svenska Hem (Swedish Home) food co-op open and doing business, the ladies turn their attention to campaigning for women’s suffrage in 1906 Stockholm. Meanwhile, there are secret romances and family dramas amongst them, and more sabotage against the store.
The Weissensee Saga: Season 4 (Final) (Weissensee) (Germany)
This award-winning Cold War drama returns with its fourth and final season, which opens in June 1990. East German Martin Kupfer (Florian Lukas, Crime Scene Cleaner) and his West German girlfriend Katja Wiese (Lisa Wagner, Tatort) and two kids live like a family now. Meanwhile, Martin’s now-wheelchair-bound brother Falk (Jörg Hartmann, Tatort), newly hired (under an alias) by a Western insurance company that wants Falk’s skills and connections as a former Stasi officer, develops a close relationship with his physical therapist, Petra Zeiler (Jördis Triebel, Dark), who doesn’t know his true identity.
As for Martin and Falk’s parents, father Hans (Uwe Kockisch, Commissario Brunetti) wants to take advantage of the changes happening around them while mother Marlene (Ruth Reinecke, Toni Erdmann) worries about the future and clings to their old ways of life. All this and more happens in just the first episode!
Costarring Anna Loos (Line of Separation), Hansjürgen Hürrig (Bella Block), Stephan Grossmann (Wilsberg, see below), and Claudia Mehnert (12 Signs), The Weissensee Saga: Season 4 premieres in the US on Tuesday, April 16, exclusively on MHz Choice and the MHz Choice channel on Amazon.
Blood Brothers (Frères de sang) (France)
Based on the novel Frères de sang by Mikaël Ollivier, this psychological thriller telefilm follows the efforts that one family takes to prove the innocence of a son who’s been arrested for murder.
The only “killing” Brice Lemeunier (Sylvain Dieuaide, Spiral) has ever done has been in playing his favorite online video game. Unfortunately, the police believe he has killed in real life and arrest him for the violent murders of four young women.
His younger brother Martin (Clément Chebli, Avocats & associés) swears he’ll find the truth to prove Brice’s innocence and get him out of prison. So while challenging his parents and the police, Martin embarks on an investigation that ends up revealing earth-shattering secrets within the family.
Costarring Yvon Back (Maximilian), Isabelle Renauld (Braquo), Olivier Loustau (Crossing Lines), and Sophie Mounicot (Meurtres à Strasbourg), Blood Brothers premieres in the US on Thursday, April 18, at 8:30 PM ET / 9 PM PT on Eurochannel.
Irresponsable: Season 2 (Irresponsible) (France)
In the second season of this dramedy series, 30-something Julien (Sébastien Chassagne, Transferts) is enjoying his easygoing lifestyle. Between working a part-time job as a school supervisor and living at home with his mother Sylvie (Nathalie Cerda, Un village français), everything is a breeze. But when Julien learns that Sylvie is considering retirement, his whole life could become much harder than he ever thought possible.
The ten-episode season costars Marie Kauffmann (Ses souffles) as Marie, Julien’s first great love, and Théo Fernandez (Détectives) as Jacques, Julien and Marie’s teen-aged son. Irresponsable: Season 2 premieres in the US on Tuesday, April 23, at 11 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
Wilsberg: Season 1 (Germany)
Based on the “Wilsberg” novels by Jürgen Kehrer, this classic crime drama series revolves around the eponymous antiquarian book dealer who works as a private detective on the side. Playing Georg Wilsberg is Leonard Lansink (Ein starkes Team), who replaced Joachim Król (Reformation) after the first episode.
Costarring Roland Jankowsky (Nikola), Rita Russek (Tatort), and Ina Paule Klink (Der Zürich-Krimi), Wilsberg: Season 1 premieres in the US on Tuesday, April 23, exclusively on MHz Choice and the MHz Choice channel on Amazon.
Beyond Suspicion (Insoupçonnable) (France)
This made-for-TV psychological crime thriller movie follows Valérie Jourdan (Cristiana Réali, Crimson Wedding), a happily-married mother and psychiatrist devoted to her family and patients. When she isn’t working or spending quality time with her loved ones, she leads the church choir. Quel ange, n’est-ce pas?
Um, no, because Valérie is also a one-woman, serial-killing judge, jury, and executioner who avenges victims of violence against women. As Valérie’s murder spree continues, her husband Pierre (François Berléand, Les Chamois) starts to wonder about her behavior while he leads a police investigation.
Beyond Suspicion premieres in the US on Thursday, April 25, at 8:30 PM ET / 9 PM PT on Eurochannel.
The Protector: Season 2 (Turkey)
After that crazy Season 1 cliffhanger, this hit superhero series returns with a new season of good-versus-evil action. Hakan (Cagatay Ulusoy, Içerde) faces formidable odds against the resurgent Immortals, and he and the Loyal Ones, including Kemal (Yurdaer Okur, Karadayi) and his daughter Zeynep (Hazar Ergüçlü, Medcezir), must forestall sinister plans to destroy the city — as well as all humans. (Ooh!)
By the way, Ayca Aysin Turan (Karagül) is back as Leyla and Okan Yalabik (Magnificent Century) reprises his role as Faysal in Season 2. (Wink, wink.)
The Protector: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, April 26, exclusively on Netflix.
Miss Friman’s War: Season 3 (Fröken Frimans krig) (Sweden)
If the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements had been around in 1907 Stockholm, they might have looked a bit like what happens in the third season of this period drama.
WALTER PRESENTS TITLES TO BE ADDED TO PBS MASTERPIECE ON AMAZON
Note: The Walter Presents website (walterpresents.com) and apps in the US shut down on March 1, 2019. To access WP shows, subscribe to the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon ($5.99/month after the 7-day free trial).
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)
Lifeline (Pulsaciones) (Spain)
This thriller stars Pablo Derqui (If I Hadn’t Met You, Night and Day) as Alejandro ‘Alex’ Puga, an ambitious neurosurgeon set on becoming the Head of Neurology at the prestigious Meyer Clinic. To keep up with the brutal pace and pressure of his grueling schedule of surgeries, he’s been taking drugs. Then Alex has a massive heart attack.
Elsewhere in Madrid, war correspondent-turned-journalist Rodrigo Ugarte (Juan Diego Botto, Good Behavior) has been investigating a spate of disappearances across the city, causing junior reporter Lara Valle (Meritxell Calvo, Carlos, Rey Emperador) concern when he goes incommunicado. Then Rodrigo dies in a horrific accident.
Rodrigo’s heart saves Alex’s life, but soon after the transplant surgery Alex begins having strange, near-debilitating nightmares. To try to make sense of them, he researches the theory of “heart memories.” Meanwhile, Lara looks into what she believes is Rodrigo’s murder while recreating his inquiries about the missing Madrileños. Alex and Lara meet by chance, and they end up partnering up to investigate Rodrigo’s death and the growing number of disappearances. For Alex, this could be the only way to return his life to some semblance of normalcy. In the meantime, he and Lara are putting their and others’ lives in grave danger.
The 13-part series costars Leonor Watling (Unauthorized Living), Ingrid Rubio (Infieles), Alberto Berzal (Isabel), Antonio Gil (The Plague), Carolina Lapausa (El internado), Manel Dueso (Night and Day), and José Pedro Carrión (Isabel).
Lifeline will be available for streaming on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon on Monday, April 1.
Header photo credits: Beyond Suspicion (showing Cristiana Réali as Valérie Jourdan & Jade-Rose Parker as Abi, photo by Aurelien Faidy/Adrénaline) courtesy of Eurochannel; Miss Friman’s War, The Weissensee Saga & Wilsberg courtesy of MHz Choice; The Protector (showing Çagatay Ulusoy as Hakan Demir, photo by Yigit Eken) & Quicksand (showing Hanna Ardehn as Maja & David Dencik as Peder Sander, photo by Johan Paulin/Netflix) courtesy of Netflix
Did you miss any of the new shows and program additions from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Euro TV Viewing Guide 2019 Archives to find out.
For details about the April 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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