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The new year and new decade open with sixteen new Euro TV series and seasons, plus additional titles being added to linear TV schedules and streaming offerings.

Jan 2020 Euro TV premieres

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.


Conspiracy of Silence (Ingen utan skuld) (Sweden-UK)

Jens Hultén (Johan Falk, Inspector Winter) stars in this political thriller as Robert Kastell, a former arms dealer who experiences a personal tragedy that prompts him to return to Sweden after spending thirty years in self-imposed exile. His mission: to get revenge on Anders Spetz (Henrik Mestad, Occupied), the man who first lured him into the arms trade and later tried to murder him.

Former journalist Rolf Höglund (Douglas Johansson, Wallander) wants to bring down Spetz, too, and convinces Kastell to put his personal quest for vengeance aside and focus instead on exposing the illegal arms trade in Sweden. Then Höglund disappears…

The eight-episode series costars Vera Vitali (Bonus Family), Krister Henriksson (Wallander), Simon J. Berger (Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves), Björn Bengtsson (Rig 45), Joel Spira (Thicker than Water), and Johan Hedenberg (Miss Friman’s War).

Conspiracy of Silence premieres in the US on Thursday, January 2, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.

Thieves of the Wood (De Bende Van Jan De Lichte) (Belgium)

Set in Belgium during the 18th century, this historical drama revolves around Jan de Lichte (Matteo Simoni, Callboys, Code 37), aka the Flemish Robin Hood. After deserting the Austrian army, Jan returns home to the Flemish region of Aalst to find his parents dead, his friends banished to the woods, and his countrymen suffering from extreme poverty and exploitation.

To help them survive, Jan, his half-brother Tincke (Stef Aerts, Callboys, Cordon), and their friends become a gang of robbers who steal from the rich and share the loot with the poor — acts that turn Jan into a local hero as well as an outlaw. But unlike the British legend, Jan’s true story has a tragic ending.

Costars in the ten-episode series include Charlotte Timmers (Hotel Beau Séjour), Anemone Valcke (The Missing), Rik Willems (Code 37), Iwein Segers (13 Commandments), and Tom Van Dyck (The Swell).

Thieves of the Wood, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, January 2, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)

Vingt-cinq (Twenty-Five) (France)

In this half-hour comedy series, Jeremy (Bryan Marciano, Mike) and his first true love, Julie (Léa Millet, La jupe d’Adam), return to Paris after two years of living in New York. But as soon as they’re back, she dumps him. Depressed and with no other options, Jeremy moves back home with his parents. And while his friends try to cheer him up, they all come to the realization that they’ve all hit 25 and it’s time to grow up and move on.

Vingt-cinq premieres in the US on Tuesday, January 7, at 11 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.

Until Dawn (France)

In this new reality series, France’s funniest comics carry out ghastly tasks as they try to outlast — and outwit — one another while staying overnight in famously haunted locations. Until Dawn, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, January 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)

Pank (Estonia)

Inspired by real-life people and events in Estonia during the turbulent ’90s, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, this period drama follows Toomas (Sergo Vares, McMafia), a gas station attendant whose chance conversation with a customer nets him a job at Nordbank, a new and fast-growing bank in the Baltic States.

As Toomas works and parties alongside Ülle (Evelin Võigemast, Tuulepealne maa), one of Nordbank’s original founders, its CFO, and one of few women in the industry, the two become blind to the destruction that the bank is leaving in its wake and the high price they are paying in the process.

Pank premieres in the US on Tuesday, January 14, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

Ares (Netherlands)

This psychological horror drama revolves around the world of Ares, a secret student society in Amsterdam where best friends Rosa (Jade Olieberg, Black Widow) and Jacob (Tobias Kersloot, The Neighbors) surrender to a world of wealth and power. But then they start to realize they’ve entered a demonic place — one built on secrets from Dutch history and where true power comes at a terrible price.

The eight-episode drama costars Lisa Smit (Amsterdam Vice), Robin Boissevain (DNA), and Frieda Barnhard (Judas), and features Rifka Lodeizen (The Oldenheim Twelve), Roos Dickmann (Bad Influencer), Jip van den Dool (Dare), Steef de Bot (Riphagen), Janni Goslinga (Black Widow), Dennis Rudge (Force), Minne Koole (Judas), Jennifer Welts (Force), and Florence Vos Weeda (Spangas).

Ares, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, January 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)

Home Ground: Season 1 (Heimebane) (Norway)

This multiple award-winning drama stars Ane Dahl Torp (Occupied, Codename Hunter) as Helena Mikkelsen, a coach who has been leading her team to sensational results in the champions league of European women’s football, all while being ridiculed by the male experts of the footballing world.

When Varg IL, a men’s team that recently moved into the top league in Norwegian football, loses its coach right before the start of the league season, the team’s manager chooses Helena to be the new coach over Michael Ellingsen (John Carew, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil), an ambitious former football star who wants the job himself.

The ten-episode first season costars Axel Bøyum (Eyewitness), Emma Bones (Ragnarok, see below), Nader Khademi (Mammon), and Morten Svartveit (Borderliner).

Home Ground: Season 1, a Walter Presents program, premieres in the US on Friday, January 17, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Nailed It! Germany (Wer kann, der kann!) (Germany)

Following the debuts of the French and Spanish versions of Nailed It! in October, the baking competition series goes German in January. Hosted by model Angelina Kirsch alongside chef Bernd Siefert, the show follows home bakers as they try to create fantastic sweets in the hopes of winning €5,000. Nailed It! Germany, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, January 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)

Amazon Channels

Gåsmamman: Season 3 (Sweden)

The third season of this award-winning crime drama finds Sonja (Alexandra Rapaport, The Sandhamn Murders, Spring Tide) out of jail, leaving her turbulent and painful past behind. She’s starting a new life and sharing it and her dream home with her new love, John (Tobias Zilliacus, Thicker than Water). But similar to a certain mafioso in a film trilogy, Sonja gets pulled back into a world of crime and violence just when she thought she was out.

The cast includes Clara Christiansson (The Sandhamn Murders), Joel Lützow (The Inspector and the Sea), Edvin Ryding (Miss Friman’s War), Grynet Molvig (Bamse), Christian Svensson (100 Code), Ulf Friberg (Maria Wern), Anja Lundqvist (Alex), and Shebly Niavarani (Johan Falk).

Gåsmamman: Season 3 premieres in the US on Tuesday, January 21, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

The Red Shadows (Les Ombres Rouges) (France)

This mystery drama follows Aurore Garnier (Nadia Farès, Marseille), a detective who discovers that her long lost sister, Clara (Manon Azem, La Mante), is alive. In 1993, 5-year-old Clara was kidnapped; she then disappeared after her mother was killed during the ransom exchange. Twenty-five years later, Aurore learns Clara has been living in Italy under a different identity, but Clara claims no connection to the Garnier family — until a DNA test proves otherwise.

Soon after Clara reunites with the Garniers, one of the wealthiest families in the Côte d’Azur, a series of violent events begins, revealing long-buried family secrets.

Costars in the six-part series include Antoine Duléry (Les petits meurtres d’Agatha Christie), Lannick Gautry (Killer by the Lake), Raphaël Lenglet (Maximilian), Mhamed Arezki (Tony’s Revenge), Rémi Pedevilla (Vanished by the Lake), and Eden Ducourant (Braquo).

The Red Shadows premieres in the US with its first episode on Thursday, January 23, exclusively on Sundance Now and its digital channels, including Sundance Now on Amazon. New episodes will be released weekly.

Just One Look (Juste un regard) (France)

Based on Harlan Coben‘s novel of the same name, this thriller stars multiple-award winner Virginie Ledoyen (8 femmes, The Beach) as Eva Beaufils, a happily-married mum of two whose life gets turned upside down soon after she receives a mysterious photograph. It shows her husband, Bastien (Thierry Neuvic, Mafiosa, The Scapegoat), with a mysterious woman’s face scratched out.

Bastien denies any recollection of the photo’s event, and leaves with the children the next night to stay in a hotel. Then Eva loses all contact with them. Now she has just one goal: to find her husband and children at all costs, even as the scars of her past begin to resurface and questions about her life begin to arise.

The six-episode series costars Thierry Frémont (Bright-Eyed Revenge), Jimmy Jean-Louis (The Way), Joseph Malerba (Braquo), Anne Girouard (No Limit), Michaël Abiteboul (The Bureau), Sophie-Charlotte Husson (Spin), and Julie Gayet (The French Minister).

Just One Look, a Walter Presents program, premieres in the US on Friday, January 24, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Love & Bullets (Ammore e malavita) (Italy)

From the makers of Inspector Coliandro comes this musical feature film. Giampaolo Morelli (Inspector Coliandro) stars as Ciro, a hitman tasked with rubbing out Fatima (Serena Rossi, Song of Napoli), a young nurse who saw something she wasn’t supposed to see. The problem is, she once was a true love of his, and Ciro still cares for her. So there is only one way out: turn against his boss, Don Vincenzo (Carlo Buccirosso, Song of Napoli), and his henchmen — which creates an altogether different problem for Ciro.

Featuring Claudia Gerini (Suburra: Blood on Rome), Love & Bullets premieres in the US on Tuesday, January 28, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

Meraviglie (Italy)

Paleontologist, writer, and journalist Alberto Angela presents this documentary series, which takes viewers on a journey across Italy’s regions to reveal the wonders that make the country a peninsula of treasures — from man-made art to the natural beauty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Meraviglie premieres in the US on Tuesday, January 28, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

The Blood Pact (Klem) (Netherlands)

Barry Atsma (Bad Banks, The Split) stars in this crime thriller as Hugo Warmond, a widower struggling to balance his work life with parenting his two daughters, especially as his 8-year-old has become best friends with the daughter of Marius Milner (Jacob Derwig, Black Widow), a prolific criminal recently released from prison. Shortly after Marius is back on the outside, he’s involved in a freak accident and Hugo saves his life. A friendship develops between the two men, which also draws Hugo into a dangerous web of crime.

The ten-episode first season features Marie-Mae van Zuilen (The Swell), Bodil de la Parra (Baantjer Mysteries), and Ad Knippels (Riphagen).

The Blood Pact, a Walter Presents program, premieres in the US on Friday, January 31, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Luna Nera (Italy)

In 17th-century Italy, a teenage midwife accused of witchcraft must choose between a star-crossed love and fulfilling her powerful destiny.

Luna Nera, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, January 31, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)

Ragnarok (Norway)

This coming-of-age drama revolves around the inhabitants of the small (and fictitious) Norwegian town of Edda, who are experiencing a drastically changing world where the poles are melting, winters are warm, and downpours are violent. Things look like they’re headed for another Ragnarok — unless someone intervenes in time…

The main cast of the six-episode series includes David Stakston (Skam), Jonas Strand Gravli (22 July), Theresa Frostad Eggesbø (Skam), Herman Tømmeraas (Semester), and Emma Bones (Home Ground).

Also featuring in the series are Henriette Steenstrup (Lilyhammer), Odd-Magnus Williamson (Nobel), Synnøve Macody Lund (Black Widows), Line Verndal (Varg Veum), Fridtjov Såheim (Acquitted), Bjørn Sundquist (Monster), and Gísli Örn Garðarsson (Cover Story).

Ragnarok, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, January 31, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)



Paris Undercover (Belleville Story) (France)

Based on the Belleville Story graphic novels by writer Malherbe and illustrator Perriot, this action-crime telefilm is set during one frenetic night in the Belleville neighborhood of Paris. The story follows Freddy (Paco Boublard, Tony’s Revenge) and Mr. Zhu (Tien Shue, Paris) — the former being a young thug eager to rise up the criminal ranks, and the latter being a mysterious Chinese man who has arrived in Paris without a single suitcase but with a burdensome mission. Freddy has a mission, too: to kill Mr. Zhu.

Paris Undercover begins airing Thursday, January 23, at 8:30 PM ET/ 9 PM PT, on Eurochannel.

Absolution (Spravedlnost) (Czech Republic)

This crime drama revolves around the investigation into the killing of a prominent judge. It all starts when twenty-year-old Lily (Elizaveta Maximová, Polda) goes to her father’s flat to ask him for help. She tells her dad, Richard (Ondrej Vetchý, Major Case Squad), that she has just killed her lover, Judge Kowalsky, in self defense at her apartment.

Richard happens to be a renowned police detective, so he does what needs must: he covers up for his daughter by getting rid of the evidence and burying the body. How ironic is it, then, when the homicide case is assigned to Richard after the dead man’s body is discovered.

Costars include Martin Finger (Fallout), Jitka Schneiderová (Professor T.), Lukás Vaculík (The Fury), and Ondrej Malý (The Invisibles).

Absolution begins airing Tuesday, January 28, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

Suspicion (Klec) (Czech Republic)

Set in a small village outside of Prague, this psychological drama centers on a lonely, elderly woman (Jirina Bohdalová, Kveta Mysteries) who, on one fateful day, gets a visit from a young man (Krystof Hádek, The Lens) claiming to be a distant relative. Things start off well enough between Kveta and Daniel, until she realizes that something isn’t quite right about him. So begins a terrifying cat-and-mouse game between the two, although one isn’t completely sure of who is the cat and who is the mouse.

The made-for-TV movie features Viktor Preiss (The Lens), David Svehlík (The Labyrinth), Jaromír Dulava (The Invisibles), and Miroslav Etzler (The Fury).

Suspicion begins airing Wednesday, January 29, at 8:30 PM ET/ 9 PM PT, on Eurochannel.

Blind Fear (Entre deux ombres) (France)

This psychological thriller follows Betty (Annelise Hesme, Murder in Lille), a caregiver who specializes in looking after blind children. She lost her own baby after a horrendous car accident, and seeks solace in her new job caring for young Sylvain at his home in the French Alps. Sylvain lives with his father Franck (Michel Vuillermoz, President Alphonse), the town’s doctor, a seemingly good-natured man who cares deeply for his son but who also hides a secret about his wife.

Blind Fear
Blind Fear: Annelise Hesme as Betty & Marc de Montlivault as Sylvain Felman — Photo courtesy of Eurochannel

Blind Fear begins airing Thursday, January 30, at 8:30 PM ET/ 9 PM PT, on Eurochannel.


Resistance (Résistance) (France)

Based on true events, this historical drama miniseries tells the story of a group of young French heroes fighting for freedom against the Germans and their French collaborators during WWII. As the freedom fighters grow in numbers and set up networks of resistance across France, they also produce the underground newspaper Resistance, for which they will go to dangerous lengths to distribute illegally.

Nominated for the Best Television Film or Television Series award at the Globes de Cristal Awards in 2015, the series features Pauline Burlet (La Vie en Rose), Tom Hudson (Les petits meurtres d’Agatha Christie), and Isabelle Nanty (Le bureau des affaires sexistes).

Resistance, a Walter Presents title, begins streaming Thursday, January 2, on PBS Passport.

No Second Chance (Une chance de trop) (France)

Adapted from Harlan Coben‘s novel of the same name, this thriller stars Alexandra Lamy (Rolling to You) as Dr. Alice Lambert, who wakes up from an eight-day coma to learn that she was shot, her husband was killed, and her baby daughter was abducted.

The kidnappers want one million euros in exchange for her baby. There’s just one rule: no cops. Meanwhile, the police suspect Alice of being involved in the crimes. So Alice embarks on a desperate hunt for Tara, with help from just one person: her former lover, Richard (Pascal Elbé, Mother Is Wrong), who happens to be un flic with the judicial police in Paris.

Costars in the six-episode series include Lionel Abelanski (The Red Band Society), Charlotte Des Georges (The Accident), and Hippolyte Girardot (Marseille).

No Second Chance, a Walter Presents program, begins streaming Friday, January 3, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Dicte: Season 3 (Final) (Denmark)

The third and final season of this mystery-crime drama series, based on the “Dicte Svendsen” novels by Elsebeth Egholm, opens with the now-married Dicte (Iben Hjejle, Clown) preparing to write a book. But her lovely life with hubby Bo (Dar Salim, Warrior) gets turned upside down when he is kidnapped while on assignment in Lebanon, and she must turn to Wagner (Lars Brygmann, Equinox) for help to get Bo back. Things takes a darker turn as Dicte returns to her former life as a crime reporter, which forces her to face challenges closer to home, too.

The final ten episodes costar Lærke Winther (Those Who Kill), Lars Ranthe (Ride Upon the Storm), Emilie Kruse (The Rain), Ditte Ylva Olsen (Hånd i Hånd), Stine Stengade (The Spider), Claus Riis Østergaar (Norskov), and Flemming Enevold (Below the Surface).

Dicte: Season 3 begins streaming Tuesday, January 7, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.


Header photo credits: Pank courtesy of MHz Choice; Luna Nera (photo by Emanuela Scarpa/Netflix) & Thieves of the Wood (photo by Sofie Silbermann) courtesy of Netflix; Home Ground courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents


Did you miss any of the new shows and program additions from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Euro TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.


For details about the January 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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Euro TV Premieres in Jan 2020: Home Ground, Pank, The Red Shadows & More
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