Stateside Euro TV fans win in October with 21 new shows and seasons from across the continent, plus the return of a beloved Scandi noir drama from Denmark.
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 here 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.
Programs and dates are subject to change without prior notice.
Professor T: Season 1 (Germany)
Matthias Matschke (The Book Thief, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Flemming) stars in this German remake of the hit Flemish-language mystery-crime drama series as Jasper Thalheim, a highly-gifted psychologist and criminology professor at Cologne University, as well as a high-functioning neurotic and germophobe.
In the series opener, a female student is raped at the university. The police have no leads at all, so Detective Anneliese Deckert (Lucie Heinze, Inspector Dupin) — whose friend was similarly sexually assaulted when they were at uni a decade ago — turns to her former professor for help on the case.
The three other episodes of the show’s first season find Jasper assisting Anneliese, her partner Daniel Winter (Andreas Helgi Schmid, Tatort), their boss Paul Rabe (Paul Faßnacht, Maximilian), and crime director Christina Fehrmann (Julia Bremermann, Vienna Crime Squad) — who happens to be the prof’s ex — on cases involving the murders of a school inspector, a plastic surgeon, and a professional escort.
Costarring Alexandra von Schwerin (Wilsberg) and Thomas Goritzki (Tatort), Professor T: Season 1 premieres in the US on Tuesday, October 1, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Inspektor Max (Slovakia-Czech Republic)
This 11-episode mystery-crime drama series stars Juraj Kukura (Split Homicide) as Inspector Zoltán Max, a rebel with a heart, an aged ladies man, and a quirky Slovak detective who works for the crime squad in the Czech capital of Prague.
In the series opener, Zoltán and his young partner, Filip Luxa (Robert Hájek, The Labyrinth), investigate two connected cases: the kidnapping of a young school boy and the murder of his teacher.
Costarring Tereza Brodská (Crime Scene: Pilsen) and Igor Bares (Professor T), Inspektor Max premieres in the US on Tuesday, October 8, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
The Hook Up Plan: Season 2 (Plan Coeur) (France)
The new season of this romantic comedy series finds Elsa (Zita Hanrot, Chefs) staging her return to Paris after having said adieu to her friends four months earlier. But guilty secrets take a toll on both her love life and her friendships.
Costarring Joséphine Draï (France KBEK), Sabrina Ouazani (Magellan), and Marc Ruchmann (The Chalet), The Hook Up Plan: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, October 11, exclusively on Netflix.
Mother is Wrong (Maman a tort) (France)
In this six-part mystery-thriller, three-year-old Malone (newcomer Tom d’Ornano) insists that his mother is not his actual mother, prompting child psychologist Vasile (Samuel Theis, A French Village, Call My Agent!) to ask the police to investigate. But Police Captain Marianne Aubrais (Anne Charrier, Chefs, Maison Close) of the judicial police in Le Havre is both skeptical and already entrenched in a major robbery case.
With Malone’s memories fading fast, Vasile and Marianne must determine quickly if the boy’s story is the product of an overly active imagination or if it is true and he is the victim in a sophisticated kidnapping. Forced together by the case, the pair embark on a passionate affair, further complicating two investigations that could be more intertwined than they appear.
Costarring Pascal Elbé (Baron Noir), Camille Lou (The Red Band Society), and Sophie Quinton (Captain Marleau), Mother is Wrong premieres in the US on Friday, October 11, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and Walter Presents.
This Netflix Film centers on 15-year-old Noumouké (Bakary Diombera, La vie scolaire), who must decide in which of his brothers’ footsteps he’ll follow — those of successful law student Soulaymaan (newcomer Jammeh Diangana) or of mobster Demba.
Costarring Chloé Jouannet (Riviera), Pierre Rousselet (Ad Vitam), and the film’s writer and co-director Kery James, Banlieusards premieres globally on Saturday, October 12, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The Promised Life (La vita promessa) (Italy)
Set in the 1920s, this four-part period drama stars Luisa Ranieri (Luisa Spagnoli, Letters to Juliet) as Carmela Carrizzo, a beautiful and courageous 30-year-old Sicilian woman who farms the land of the unscrupulous Vincenzo Spanò (Francesco Arca, Spectre, Tuscan Passion) alongside her husband Salvatore (Marco Foschi, Aldo Moro: 55 Days to Death, Crimes).
After a series of tragic events, Carmela makes a drastic decision: to leave Sicily and move to America for the promised life for herself and her family — for which she must marry by proxy the Venetian Matteo Schiavon (Andrea Pennacchi, The Ladies’ Paradise, Suburra), a long-time resident of New York. But before she journeys across the Atlantic, another tragedy befalls the Carrizzos.
Costarring Cristiano Caccamo (Don Matteo, The Ladies’ Paradise) and Flavio Furno (Rocco Schiavone, Grand Hotel), The Promised Life premieres in the US on Monday, October 14, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
Chefs: Saison 2 (France)
The second and final season of this award-winning drama finds Romain (Hugo Becker, A Very Secret Service, Baron Noir) savoring his first Michelin star since becoming head chef of Le Paris. Meanwhile, Chef (Clovis Cornillac, A Very Long Engagement, The Story of My Life) spends his nights in an obscure clandestine gambling den where he plays a strange tasting game, as Mr. Édouard (Robin Renucci, A French Village, The Dreamers), the owner of Le Paris, returns with the intention of taking Romain’s destiny in his hands.
(Video is from Season 1)
Costarring Anne Charrier (Peur sur le lac, Marjorie), Nicolas Gob (The Art of Crime, The Chalet), and Joyce Bibring (Crimson Wedding, Killer by the Lake), Chefs: Saison 2 has its linear TV debut on Tuesday, October 15, at 11 PM ET/8 PM PT, on TV5Monde USA.
Avlu: The Yard (Avlu) (Turkey)
This Turkish women’s prison drama revolves around Deniz Demir (Demet Evgar, Wounded Love), a devoted mother who confesses to a crime she didn’t commit and is sent to prison, where she fights to survive in the hopes of reuniting with her daughter.
Costarring Nursel Köse (Turkish for Beginners) and Çagdas Onur Öztürk (Resurrection: Ertugrul), Avlu: The Yard, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, October 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Baby: Season 2 (Italy)
In the new season of this contemporary drama, Chiara (Benedetta Porcaroli, Tutto può succedere) and Ludovica (Alice Pagani, The Poison Rose) find their lives spinning out of control as they navigate relationships, high school dramas, and new corners of Rome’s underworld.
Featuring new cast members Denise Capezza (Gomorrah), Thomas Trabacchi (Thou Shalt Not Kill), and Ludovico Succio (1993), Baby: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, October 18, exclusively on Netflix.
The Lawyer: Season 1 (Advokaten) (Sweden)
From Jens Lapidus, Hans Rosenfeld, and Michael Hjorth — the creators of the Easy Money film trilogy, The Bridge (Bron/Broen), and The Fjällbacka Murders, respectively — comes this crime thriller set in the high-stakes world of law.
Frank Nordling (Alexander Karim, The Sandhamn Murders, Johan Falk, Arne Dahl) is a young and promising defense lawyer. His sister Sara (Malin Buska, A Discovery of Witches, Annika Bengtzon: Crime Reporter) is a cop. As children, they saw their parents die in a car bomb explosion. As adults, they deal with the trauma in radically different ways: Sara in drugs, Frank in the boxing ring.
She is obsessed with solving their parents’ murder while he tries his best to put the past behind him. Then Sara and Frank discover their parents were killed by Thomas Waldman (Thomas Bo Larsen, Follow the Money, Veni Vidi Vici), a leader in Copenhagen’s criminal underworld — and one of the most prominent clients at the law firm where Frank works. So Frank concocts a plan: infiltrate Waldman’s organization, become Waldman’s personal lawyer and trusted confidant, and avenge the murder of his and Sara’s parents.
Costarring Nicolaj Kopernikus (The Killing, Heartless), Johannes Lassen (Below the Surface, 1864), and Sara Hjort Ditlevse (Rita, Below the Surface), The Lawyer: Season 1 premieres in the US on Friday, October 18, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and Walter Presents.
Seventeen (Diecisiete) (Spain)
In this made-for-streaming feature film, Hector (Biel Montoro, L’altra frontera) has been interned in a juvenile center for two years, where the unsociable and uncommunicative 17-year-old participates in a reintegration therapy with dogs. Through it he connects and bonds with a dog he calls Oveja (Sheep). But when Oveja is adopted, a distraught Hector decides to escape his confinement and go search for the dog, and in the process embarks on a journey of reconnection with his brother and grandmother through Cantabria.
Costarring Nacho Sánchez (Cathedral of the Sea), Seventeen, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Toon: Seasons 1-2 (Netherlands)
Joep Vermolen (Force) stars in this half-hour comedy series as Toon, a reclusive, socially-awkward jingle composer who must navigate the nightmarish world of show biz after a viral video skyrockets him to fame overnight.
Toon: Seasons 1-2, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, October 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The Mine Inferno (Dukla 61) (Czech Republic)
This two-part historical drama — considered the television event of the year in the Czech Republic in 2018 — tells the story of the Dukla Mine tragedy, a disaster in the town of Dolní Suchá that killed 108 miners on July 7, 1961. Each episode opens with exclusive interviews with survivors and inhabitants of the town.
The narrative centers on the working-class Šlachta family. Patriarch Milan (Marek Taclík, The Labyrinth) is rising through the ranks at the mining company, while his wife Marie (Martha Issová, The Zookeeper’s Wife) tends to their household and their son Petr (Oskar Hes, Wasteland) does his studies at the Mine Engineering College in Prague — until he drops out, moves back home with his pregnant Jewish girlfriend, Jana Weissová (newcomer Antonie Formanová), and goes to work in the mine.
Soon the repercussions of the authorities’ constant neglect and disregard of safety rules become obvious — fires break out in the mine and miners barely escape with their lives… until one incident in which help comes too late and they don’t make it out alive.
Professor T: Season 2 (Germany)
In the second season opener of this German mystery-crime drama series, criminology professor and police consultant Jasper Thalheim assists his ex, crime director Christina Fehrmann, in the investigation of a double homicide — a case that puts her career at stake. Later he helps Detectives Anneliese Deckert and Daniel Winter in cases involving the disappearance of an autistic boy and the death of a brewery owner, as well as another in which Chief Inspector Paul Rabe is the prime suspect.
Tatort: Munich: Season 1 (Germany)
Stateside Euro TV fans get to meet another detective duo from the long-running Tatort franchise (50 years in 2020!) in October. They are Croatian investigator Ivo Batić (Miroslav Nemec, Dr. Klein) and Munich native Franz Leitmayr (Udo Wachtveitl, Im Schleudergang) — the former being the more physically-oriented of the pair while the latter is more cerebral. Mismatched though they are, Batić and Leitmayr have brought down criminals in the Bavarian capital in more than 80 cases since 1991.
23 Cases (23 Morde) (Germany)
In this six-episode crime thriller, the German public breathes a sigh of relief when serial killer Maximillian Rapp (Franz Dinda, Das Boot, Babylon Berlin) finally confesses to 23 brutal murders. But for Detective Tara Schöll (Shadi Hedayati, Allmen, Flemming), something doesn’t add up; there are missing fingerprints, and Rapp might have an alibi for one of the 23 cases.
Schöll and Henry Kloss (Bernhard Piesk, The Duo, Weissensee), her lover and colleague, suspect Rapp is innocent of at least three of the murders to which he confessed, so when a new victim emerges — one that Rapp predicted — Tara and Henry have no choice but to enlist Rapp’s help to find the real killer before more innocent lives are taken. The thing is, Rapp’s sixth sense for detecting evidence could be either the key to proving his own innocence or a tool he uses as the master manipulator in a sick game.
Costarring Wilfried Hochholdinger (Wilsberg), Sinha Melina Gierke (The Valley), and Tim Wilde (Deutschland 83), 23 Cases premieres in the US on Friday, October 25, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and Walter Presents.
Brigada Costa del Sol (Spain)
Set in 1977, this action-crime drama follows four detectives in post-Franco Torremolinos as they form the first narcotics squad in Spain to battle the growing drug trafficking industry along the Costa del Sol.
The quartet includes first-time father and disgraced cop Bruno López (Hugo Silva, The Ministry of Time, Paco’s Men), who’s seeking redemption; Leo Villa (Álvaro Cervantes, Criminal: Spain, The Zone), the upper-class son of a retired general trying to find his own way in the world; Martín Pulido (Miki Esparbé, The Ministry of Time, Pop ràpid), who’s more interested in bringing down the drug traffickers supplying the street dealers than the dealers themselves; and the working-class Terrón (Jesús Castro, Mar de plástico, La Reina del Sur), whose goal is to clean up the streets where he grew up.
Costarring Sara Sálamo (Everybody Knows) and Jorge Usón (Cathedral of the Sea), Brigada Costa del Sol, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, October 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Nailed It! France (C’est du gâteau!) & Nailed It! Spain (Niquelao!)
Nailed It! is a hilarious Primetime Emmy® nominee for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program that features amateur bakers with one baking fail after another competing for a $10,000 prize. Now the hit show travels across the Atlantic to bring viewers two zany European versions.
French comic Artus hosts Nailed It! France alongside chef Noémie Honiat, as home bakers talented in catastrophe compete to make almost-edible wonders. And Spanish singer La Terremoto de Alcorcón hosts Nailed It! Spain with chef Christian Escribá, while novices try to avoid baking fiascos.
Nailed It! France and Nailed It! Spain are Netflix Original series, and both premieres in the US on Friday, October 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add Nailed It! France and Nailed It! Spain to your queue now.)
Gåsmamman: Season 1 (Sweden)
Kristallen award winner Alexandra Rapaport (The Sandhamn Murders, Spring Tide, The Team) stars in this Swedish remake of the hit Dutch drama Penoza (aka Black Widow) as Sonja, a wife and mother of three who works as the accountant for the family business at a marina in a Stockholm suburb. It’s a happy and relatively carefree life — until her husband is murdered and Sonja is drawn into the criminal underworld to pay off his debts.
Costarring Ulf Friberg (Maria Wern), Anja Lundqvist (Modus), and Shebly Niavarani (Real Humans), Gåsmamman: Season 1 premieres in the US on Tuesday, October 29, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
The Hold-Up (L’Attaque) (France)
In the opener of this three-part crime thriller, what would normally be an ordinary day for a dozen or so people quickly turns into a nightmare, as a bank branch manager and her staff and customers are taken hostage by four armed robbers intent on pulling off the biggest money heist in France’s history. But when the hostages start to clash, the gunmen’s plan takes an unexpected turn into the worst possible outcome.
Starring Lionnel Astier (Alex Hugo, No Second Chance), Blandine Bellavoir (Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games, Maison Close), and Delphine Rollin (Plus belle la vie, Caïn), The Hold-Up has its linear TV premiere on Thursday, October 31, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
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Dicte: Season 1 (Denmark)
Fans of this acclaimed Scandinavian crime drama, which is based on the novels by bestselling author Elsebeth Egholm (who created the TV series Those Who Kill), can whoop it up now, cos soon the TV series will be available for streaming in the US again! (And if you’ve never seen it before, you’re in for a treat!)
Iben Hjejle (The Rain, Dag, Klovn) stars as Dicte Svendsen, a Danish crime reporter with a troubled past and an uncanny knack for solving the cases she writes about. Following her divorce from the philandering Torsten (Lars Ranthe, Seaside Hotel, Ride Upon the Storm), she and daughter Rose (Emilie Kruse, The Rain) leave Copenhagen to start life anew in Dicte’s hometown of Aarhus, where Dicte works as the lead crime reporter alongside photographer Bo Skytte (Dar Salim, Spring Tide, Borgen) for the local paper.
In the series opener, Dicte finds the dead body of a young woman who appears to have bled to death after a C-section, and thus meets John Wagner (Lars Brygmann, Unit One, Lulu the Bankrobber’s Wife), the socially-awkward detective on the case. He doesn’t appreciate Dicte’s nosiness or her meddling in his investigation, but over time the two develop a more collaborative working relationship. Before they do, though. Dicte learns the Bosnian woman’s newborn baby is missing and that there are other pregnant Bosnians in Aarhus who are afraid for their lives.
Costarring Lærke Winther (Those Who Kill) and Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy), Dicte: Season 1 begins streaming in the US on Tuesday, October 15, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Header photo credits: The Promised Life courtesy of Acorn TV; Gåsmamman & Professor T courtesy of MHz Choice; Brigada Costa del Sol 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 October 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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