Closing out this Euro TV year are 18 new and returning series from 10 countries, plus three non-premiere programs that begin airing on linear TV.
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.
Gåsmamman: Season 2 (Sweden)
The second season of this hit Swedish crime thriller, based on the Dutch series Black Widow (Penoza), opens a year after the events in Season 1. Sonja (Alexandra Rapaport, The Sandhamn Murders, Honour) and her children return to Sweden after hiding out in Australia, and now live as the Emerson family in an apartment in Uppsala, where they attempt to lead a normal life despite all the danger that still surrounds them.
As the trial of Sonja’s brother, Niklas (Ivan Mathias Petersson, Johan Falk), and his crooked partner begins, the key prosecution witness is murdered. Detective Emil Svensson (Shebly Niavarani, The Lawyer) tries to get Sonja to testify against Niklas, and she comes to realize this might be the best way to protect her family. But when her brother learns she’s back in Sweden, he tries to scare her into silence — with terrible consequences for everyone involved.
The series costars Clara Christiansson (The Sandhamn Murders), Ulf Friberg (Maria Wern), Anja Lundqvist (Modus), Joel Lützow (The Sandhamn Murders), Grynet Molvig (A Time in the Sun), Edvin Ryding (Miss Friman’s War), and Christian Svensson (100 Code).
Home for Christmas (Norway)
Ida Elise Broch (Lilyhammer, Third Eye) leads the cast of this new comedy-drama as Johanne, a 30-year-old woman who finds she’s the only one amongst her friends and family without a partner. The constant comments on her single life and society’s expectations of the perfect family Christmas finally get to her, so Johanne starts a 24-day hunt for a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas.
The cast includes Ole Christoffer Ertvaag (Borderliner), Anette Hoff (Maniac), Henrik Horge (Dag), Nader Khademi (Mammon), Sajid Malik (Occupied), Ragnhild Myntevik (The Heavy Water War), Ghita Nørby (The Eagle), Herbert Nordrum (Young & Promising), Felix Sandman (Quicksand), Kingsford Siayor (Trapped), Mads Sjøgård Pettersen (Nobel), Bjørn Skagestad (Eyewitness), Dennis Storhøi (The River), and Line Verndal (Varg Veum).
Home for Christmas, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, December 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Seaside Hotel: Season 3 (Badehotellet) (Denmark)
The third season of this hugely-popular period comedy-drama opens in 1930. As Molly Andersen (Bodil Jørgensen, Men & Chicken) and her maids open up the Seaside Hotel for another summer, the financial crisis threatens to cut off the hotel’s supplies. The bourgeois guests refuse to let go of the upscale and luxurious holiday life they’ve become accustomed to, but behind closed doors, their seemingly perfect facades begin to shatter, including that of Georg Madsen (Lars Ranthe, Dicte), who is struggling to recover from his bankruptcy.
Amanda (Amalie Dollerup, Borgen) is still married to the closeted Count Ditmar (Mads Wille, Those Who Kill) — and still dreaming of the affair she had last summer with Max (Anders Juul, Borgen). Helene Aurland (Cecilie Stenspil, The Protectors) is afraid that hubby Hjalmar (Peter Hesse Overgaard, The Legacy) will discover he isn’t their son’s father when the real dad, actor Edward Weyse (Jens Jacob Tychsen, The Killing), checks into the hotel with student actress Kitty Hansen (newcomer Andrea Øst Birkkjær).
At the center of all this is the hotel’s head maid, Fie (Rosalinde Mynster, A Royal Affair), who struggles with work, life, and love. Meanwhile, everyone is so preoccupied with the shenanigans going on around them that they don’t notice what’s happening south of the Danish border: a small Nazi party is growing.
Seaside Hotel: Season 3, a Walter Presents program, premieres in the US on Friday, December 6, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Three Days of Christmas (Días de Navidad) (Spain)
Created and directed by Paul Freixas (Welcome to the Family), this three-part drama centers on four sisters as they celebrate Christmas in their family home at three different times in their lives.
Starring as the women when they are in their 60s are the multiple-award-winning actresses Ángela Molina (Live Flesh) as Valentina, Charo López (Secrets of the Heart) as Esther, Victoria Abril (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) as María, and Verónica Forqué (Kika) as Adela.
Portraying them as 30-something women are award winners Nerea Barros (Apaches), Elena Anaya (MotherFatherSon), Verónica Echegui (Fortitude), and Anna Moliner (Morocco: Love in Times of War). And playing them as young girls are Carla Tous (Cowards), Berta Castañé (El secreto de Puente Viejo), Mar Ayala (Com si fos ahir), and Mariona Pagès (La vida sense la Sara Amat) as Adela.
Three Days of Christmas, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, December 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The Diplomat (Die Diplomatin) (Germany)
Natalia Wörner (Berlin Station, Line of Separation) stars in this crime thriller series as Karla Lorenz, a diplomat with the Federal Foreign Office who travels all over the world to help German citizens in emergency situations. But given that she was responsible for a major political crisis in her last position as ambassador, she repeatedly encounters fierce opposition from her superiors.
The Teacher (Belfer) (Poland)
The winner of the Best TV Series award at the 2017 Polish Film Awards, this crime thriller stars Maciej Stuhr (Aftermath) as Paweł Zawadzki, a high school teacher recently arrived in the (fictional) town of Dobrowice from Warsaw.
Right before the start of the new school year, three boys venture into the woods and discover the dead body of their classmate, Joanna. When the original verdict of suicide is ruled out by the police, Paweł is determined to uncover the real reason behind her death. His unofficial investigation lifts the lid on a disturbing trail of political and big business corruption, and as he gets closer to revealing the truth, he too becomes the subject of a manhunt. And as the victim was his secret biological daughter, he will stop at nothing to discover the truth.
Triggermen: Season 2 (Torpederna) (Sweden)
Opening a month after the events in the Season 1 finale, the second and final season of this fabulous crime dramedy finds former felon and recent parolee Sonny (Torkel Peterson, Thicker than Water), along with his fast-talking, brash (idiot) sidekick Nima (Leo Razzak, Bonus Family), hiding from Göran (Dragomir Mrsic, Alex), as the crime boss will surely kill them when he finds them.
They aren’t the only ones on Göran’s hit list, either. He’s also gunning for Sonny’s now-ex, the now-pregnant Camilla (Liv Mjönes, Modus). So of course the former lovers will cross paths again, just like it’s a given that Göran will force Sonny and Nima to do another job for him, and that it will get messed it up and put the unlikely crime team back in Göran’s bad graces.
Costarring Jimmy Lindström (Blue Eyes), Wilma Lidén (Gåsmamman), and Marika Lindström (The Restaurant), Triggermen: Season 2 premieres in the US on Tuesday, December 17, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Based on The Caveman and The Hunting Dogs, the best-selling eighth and ninth books in Jørn Lier Horst‘s “William Wisting Mystery” series of novels, this crime thriller stars Sven Nordin (Valkyrien, Blue Eyes) as William Wisting, a recently-widowed homicide detective wrestling with the most challenging and shocking case of his career: tracking down a wanted American serial killer living in Norway.
Also on the case is New York-based FBI Special Agent Maggie Griffin (Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix, Jessica Jones), who’s intent on finally catching the notorious killer that got away from her 20 years ago. Meanwhile, Line (Green Lundberg, Occupied), Wisting’s intrepid journalist daughter, is chasing headlines, leading her straight into the path of the serial killer.
Then suddenly, an old case comes back to haunt Wisting, and he’s left to figure out how he’s going to save other lives when he’s fighting for his own reputation, career, and life.
The 10-episode series costars Mads Ousdal (Codename Hunter), Gard B. Eidsvold (Goodnight Darling), Lars Berge (DNA), Ulrikke Hansen Døvigen (One Night), Irina Eidsvold Tøien (Borderliner), Heidi Goldmann (Monster), and Kjersti Sandal (Struggle for Life).
Twice Upon a Time (Il était une seconde fois) (France)
In this four-part sci-fi-romance drama, thirty-something Vincent Dauda (Gaspard Ulliel, Paris, je t’aime) is utterly depressed from his break-up with Louise (Freya Mavor, The ABC Murders), and longs to be with her again. Then one day he receives a package that he hadn’t ordered — a strange, bottomless box that allows him to time-travel back to the days before the couple split. By returning to his past, Vincent hopes to change the course of events so that he and Louise will be together in the present. Meanwhile, a mysterious group of people in Iceland are trying desperately to locate the lost box.
Twice Upon a Time, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, December 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Ultraviolet: Season 2 (Poland)
Inspired by the book The Skeleton Crew by Deborah Halber, the first season of this crime drama saw Ola Serafin (Marta Nieradkiewicz, The Pact) join forces with a group of quirky amateur detectives she met over the internet to solve criminal cases using high- and low-tech methods. In the new season, Ola and her team continue to solve crimes — including one that hits close to home — as a new detective joins the force.
Ultraviolet: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, December 19, exclusively on Netflix.
All the Sins (Kaikki synnit) (Finland)
The winner of the 2019 Nordisk Film & TV Fond Prize, this mystery-crime drama follows two detectives — Sanna Tervo (Maria Sid, Before We Die) and Lauri Räihä (Johannes Holopainen, Tellus) — as they investigate a double homicide in the small, religious community of Varjakka, where most of the residents follow the conservative Laestadianism.
The two victims were Laestadian men, so suspicion automatically falls on the local anti-religion group. But there are bound to be buried secrets in this tight-knit community, and since this is Lauri’s hometown, the police figure he’s the best person to uncover them and solve the crimes.
The thing is, Lauri disassociated himself from the community a decade ago due to his sexuality. And Sanna’s lifestyle doesn’t fall within the boundaries of the town’s conservative religious beliefs, either. As the pair delve into the investigation, the unfolding story explores the profound effect that religion and oppressed feelings can have on vulnerable individuals.
With a second season recently commissioned, the first season of All the Sins, a Walter Presents program, premieres in the US on Friday, December 20, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Line of Separation: Season 2 (Tannbach) (Germany)
Opening in 1960, eight years after the events in the Season 1 finale, the second season of this multiple award-winning historical drama finds lovers Friedrich (Jonas Nay, Deutschland 86) and Anna (Henriette Confurius, Tatort) and friend Adolf Herrmann (Peter Schneider, Dark) trying to convince the older farmers to join the socialist cooperative.
Meanwhile, children playing in the western part of Tannbach are unaware that the American army has deposited bombs and grenades in that area. When a five-year-old boy finds a box full of explosives and accidentally triggers a grenade that kills his brother, the death arouses the old feud between Franz Schober (Alexander Held, München Mord) and Georg von Striesow (Heiner Lauterbach, The Old Fox), who works as a secret agent for the Americans, and sets up a struggle about whether or not the story should go public.
Line of Separation: Season 2, a Walter Presents program, premieres in the US on Friday, December 20, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.
From Father to Daughter (Di Padre in Figlia) (Italy)
Alessio Boni (Back Home, The Name of the Rose) leads the cast of this period drama — a family saga told through the historical changes experienced in Italy from 1958 to the 1980s, including its economic boom and women empowerment.
The four-part story centers on the Venetian Franza family, owners of a distillery in Bassano del Grappa. Patriarch Giovanni (Boni) is staking everything on his son, Antonio (Roberto Gudese, Thou Shalt Not Kill), as well as his three enterprising daughters. Ultimately, it is daughter Maria Teresa (Cristiana Capotondi, The Mafia Only Kills in Summer) who carries on the family business — along the way facing struggles to survive in a male-dominated world and trying to hold her own against all odds.
Costarring Francesca Cavallin (Rocco Schiavone), Denis Fasolo (The Miracle), and Corrado Fortuna (Detective De Luca), From Father to Daughter premieres in the US on Monday, December 23, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
Murder in…: Season 5 (Meurtres à… / Crimes à…) (France)
This popular mystery-crime drama anthology series returns with several episodes set in different picturesque regions of France.
(Video is from Season 4)
The New Nurses: Season 2 (Sygeplejeskolen) (Denmark)
In the new season of this feel-good period drama, the experiment at the Fredenslund Hospital, in which male students train as nurses alongside their female counterparts, continues. While things like rigid hospital rules, prejudices, and old conventions remain firmly in place, there is also progress and personal transformation, as well as a shocker when one of the students pulls up stakes and leaves both the training program and the country!
The Bonfire of Destiny (Le Bazar de la Charité) (France)
Set against the backdrop of the real-life fire of the Bazar de la Charité in Paris on May 4, 1897, which killed more than 120 people, this period drama follows three women — Adrienne de Lenverpré (Audrey Fleurot, Spiral), Alice de Jeansin (Camille Lou, Mother Is Wrong), and her maid Rose Rivière (Julie De Bona, Killer by the Lake) — as their lives are turned upside down by identity theft, forbidden love, betrayal, and emancipation in the aftermath of the tragedy.
The eight-part series costars Gilbert Melki (Kabul Kitchen), Josiane Balasko (Barbara’s Law), Antoine Duléry (Les petits meurtres d’Agatha Christie), Florence Pernel (Paris), Aurélien Wiik (Bright-Eyed Revenge), and Gilles Cohen (The Bureau).
The Bonfire of Destiny, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally (outside Belgium, France, and Switzerland) on Thursday, December 26, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The Gift (Atiye) (Turkey)
In an Anatolian ruin, an archaeologist finds a mysterious link between the ancient temple and Atiye (Beren Saat, Intikam), a young painter in Istanbul, who then embarks on a quest to uncover secrets in and about her past.
The Gift, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, December 27, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
The Neighbor (El vecino) (Spain)
Based on the comic by Santiago García and Pepo Pérez, this new comedy series stars Quim Gutiérrez (El accidente) as Javier, a 20-something guy struggling with his business, his girlfriend Lola (Clara Lago, Lex), and adulthood in general. Then an alien literally crash-lands on Javier and transfers its powers, along with a magical medallion, to him before dying — which Javier, under his new superhero identity, uses to fight evil.
The Neighbor, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Tuesday, December 31, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS DEBUTING ON LINEAR TV
Anatomy of a Murder: Season 2 (Detektivové od Nejsvětější Trojice) (Czech Republic)
In the second season of this mystery-crime drama series, Major Marie Výrová (Klára Melíšková, The Invisibles), Lieutenant Pavel Mráz (Stanislav Majer, The Fury), and their boss, Colonel Viktor Vitouš (Miroslav Krobot, Burning Bush), investigate the murder of a popular professor. The team soon learns that he was conducting his own investigation — one involving corruption amongst the highest levels of faculty management.
After the body of a TV news editor is found, Marie & co discover that the professor and the journalist were collaborating on a story about corruption at the university. So Výrová sets a trap that leads to confessions, as well as kidnappings and shootings.
Fallen from the Sky (La femme tranquille) (France)
Set in a small town in Nazi-occupied France in 1943, this telefim stars Line Renaud (Chaos) as Louise, the 70-year-old bar owner whose patrons come in to forget about the war. She herself stays out of politics, taking sides, and the like — as long as the Germans and the Resistance leave her alone, she will keep pouring the booze. Then everything changes when she finds a wounded British soldier in the middle of a road.
Double Trouble (Trojí zivot) (Czech Republic)
In this made-for-TV rom-com movie, Marek (Jan Plouhar, Blue Code) lives a divine life. He has a steady job, the prospect of a major promotion, and two girlfriends — Marta (Hana Vagnerová, The Zodiac Murders) and Sona (Veronika Kubarová, Mazalové). For his double life to work without a hitch, Marek tells each woman that he works in another city for part of the week (even though he doesn’t), which allows him to simply go from one apartment to the other in the same city. But it all goes sideways on one fateful morning, when he wakes up in the wrong flat — and both girlfriends team up to turn his life into a living hell.
Header photo credits: From Father to Daughter (photo by Alessandro Molinari) courtesy of Acorn TV; Gåsmamman & The Diplomat courtesy of MHz Choice; The Bonfire of Destiny, The Neighbor & Ultraviolet (© Robert Palka) courtesy of Netflix; All the Sins (photo by Hannele Majaniemi) & The Teacher (© Robert Palka) courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; Wisting courtesy of Sundance Now
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 December 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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