Fourteen new and returning Euro TV series arrive on stateside streaming services next month, and three more get added to streaming offerings and linear TV schedules.
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.
Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones, Beck) co-created and stars in this suspense drama in which he plays Erik and Adam, estranged identical twin brothers who live completely different lives. Erik is a single, free-spirited, and broke surfer bum, whereas Adam is a successful and rather uptight family man and businessman. When Erik runs into a spot of bother, he seeks out his brother for the first time in 15 years for help, but a quarrel ends with Erik and Adam’s wife, Ingrid (Rebekka Nystabakk, Home for Christmas, Out of Nature), accidentally killing Adam. To avoid getting arrested for murder and to save his brother’s family, Erik assumes Adam’s identity. It soon turns out that the biggest challenge for Erik isn’t avoiding getting caught — it’s pretending to be someone he isn’t.
Featuring Nanna Blondell (Hassel), Ellen Birgitte Winther (Mammon), Kingsford Siayor (Trapped), John Sigurd Kristensen (Monster), and Kim Sørensen (Codename Hunter), TWIN premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 4, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Arctic Circle (Ivalo) (Finland-Germany)
Set amidst the icy landscapes of Finnish Lapland, this crime thriller follows Finnish police officer Nina Kautsalo (Iina Kuustonen, Syke, Downshiftaajat), who finds a dying prostitute in an old cabin in the wilderness. When a deadly virus is discovered in the woman’s body, German virologist Thomas Lorenz (Maximilian Brückner, Hindafing, Reformation) travels to Lapland to examine it, and what he finds forces him and Nina to team up on an out-of-the-ordinary criminal investigation.
The ten-episode series features Pihla Viitala (Black Widows), Susanna Haavisto (Roba), Clemens Schick (Line of Separation), Joi Johannsson (Rig 45), Kari Ketonen (Idiomatic), Taneli Mäkelä (Roba), Anu Sinisalo (Easy Living), Mikko Leppilampi (Bordertown), and Maria Ylipää (Look of a Killer).
Arctic Circle, a Topic Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, February 6, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.
Couple Trouble (Hånd i Hånd) (Denmark)
Esben Dalgaard Andersen (Below the Surface, Follow the Money) and Ditte Ylva Olsen (Dicte) lead the cast of this dramedy as Anders and Lise, a married couple in their 30s who love each other and have a wonderful daughter, but who find themselves on the verge of divorce after seven years together. Not prepared to give up on each other or their marriage, they start couples’ therapy, during which Anders and Lise laugh and cry their way through the history of their relationship — from the highs of passion, romance and adventure, to the lows of affairs, jealousy and disappointments.
Featuring Rasmus Bjerg (1864), Tommy Kenter (The Protectors), Stephania Potalivo (Dicte), and Peter Zandersen (Ride Upon the Storm), Couple Trouble premieres in the US with all eight episodes on Thursday, February 6, exclusively on Sundance Now and its digital channels, including Sundance Now on Amazon.
Innocent: Season 1 (Innocente) (France)
This mystery-crime drama stars Julie De Bona (Killer by the Lake, The Bonfire of Destiny) as Roxane Delage, an archaeology professor in Marseille who wakes up confused and nearly naked by the body of a murdered man. She’d gone to his home to authenticate an artifact, but now, not knowing what happened and panicking, she tries to cover her tracks and flees the scene.
A few hours later the police arrive at Roxane’s home and arrest her for the murder of the man they believe was her lover, a crime for which she is indicted, tried, and sentenced to twelve years behind bars. Eight years later she is released from prison, determined to get to the truth of what happened — to find the real murderer and prove her innocence.
The cast includes Sagamore Stévenin (Captain Marleau), Olivia Bonamy (Ladies), Thomas Jouannet (Contact), Jeanne Bournaud (The Churchmen), Thibault Vinçon (The Heiresses), Alexandra Vandernoot (A Deadly Union), and Bernard Le Coq (The Bureau).
Innocent: Season 1 premieres in the US on Friday, February 7, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Double je (Double I) (France)
This eight-episode police procedural-crime drama (which is not without humorous bits) revolves around the investigations of Captain Déa Versini (Carole Weyers, Manhattan, Melting Pot Café), who with her partner, Jimmy (François Vincentelli, Philharmonia, Frank Riva), make a great, crime-solving team. Except Jimmy is actually Déa’s imaginary friend, and their partnership gets shaken up by the arrival of the very real and very charming Lieutenant Matthieu Delcourt (Ambroise Michel, Cut, Plus belle la vie).
In the series opener, a woman named Alice Duva is murdered in her flat, yet no one seems to have either entered or left the place. Hmm…
Costarring Bruno Gouery (President Alphonse), Fleur Geffrier (Das Boot), Pierre Laplace (Braquo), Bastien Bernini (Missions), and Denis Sebbah (A French Village), Double je premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 11, at 11 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
House of Rocheville (La maison des Rocheville) (France)
Inspired by Yann de l’Écotais‘s “Marseille Trilogy,” this family saga tells the stories and secrets of three generations of the de Rocheville family, owners of the Villeblanche estate and the Rocheville vineyard.
When he was a youngster, Victor de Rocheville (Alexandre Brasseur, The Bureau, Maigret) would listen to his grandmother tell him, “This house is alive. It will protect you if you know how to love it, but will destroy you if you betray it.” And as he grew up, he realized she was right, that the house — itself a character in the miniseries, voiced by Judith Magre (Blood of the Vine) — moved, spoke, and acted like a living being.
Costarring Virginie Desarnauts (La loi de Christophe), Jérémie Covillault (Contact), and Chloé Lambert (The Chalet), House of Rocheville premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 11, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Cable Girls: Season 5, Part 1 (Las chicas del cable) (Spain)
In the first part of the final season of this hit period drama, Lidia (Blanca Suárez, El internado) returns to Spain to try and find her daughter with the help of her close friends Marga (Nadia de Santiago, The Ministry of Time), Carlota (Ana Fernández, The Protected), and Sara (Ana Polvorosa, Aida), as they all grapple with the consequences of the civil war.
Cable Girls: Season 5, Part 1, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, February 14, exclusively on Netflix.
Fenix: Season 1 (Netherlands-Belgium)
A dark world of drug crime is hidden behind the calm exterior of Brabant in this crime thriller. As the war between drug rivals escalates, the young daughter of Jos Segers (Bart Slegers, The Blood Pact), leader of the town’s gypsy gang, is kidnapped by rival gang leader Gideon Bas (Jack Wouterse, The Godless). So Jos sets up a deal with police chief Peter Haag (Hans Dagelet, Baantjer Mysteries) to put Gideon behind bars, but Gideon isn’t the only one being played. The plan ends in disaster and only one person escapes with their life.
In the aftermath, Jara Terwijde (Rifka Lodeizen, The Adulterer, The Oldenheim 12), a detective in Amsterdam and Peter’s estranged daughter, returns to Brabant to prove her father’s innocence. Also back in town is Jos’s estranged son, Rens Segers (Teun Luijkx, The Spiral), called home by his mum to save the family’s honor. As Jara and Rens get drawn back into the town’s complicated criminal past and their lives become entwined, they can’t help but remember exactly why they left Brabant in the first place.
Featuring Rutger de Bekker (Force) and Micha Hulshof (Neighbors), Fenix: Season 1 premieres in the US on Friday, February 14, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Sisters (Sorelle) (Italy)
Anna Valle (Fog and Crimes, Questo nostro amore) stars in this mystery-crime thriller as Chiara Silani, a brilliant lawyer based in Rome who hasn’t been back to her hometown of Matera in years, owing to family tensions. But with the disappearance of her divorced older sister, Elena (Ana Caterina Morariu, Anti-Mafia Squad, Detective Montalbano), and the subsequent discovery of Elena’s dead body, Chiara feels compelled to renew her ties with her family and ex-brother-in-law, Roberto (Giorgio Marchesi, Medici, Good and Evil) — until the discovery of an unexpected and chilling truth changes her life forever.
Costarring Irene Ferri (The Teacher) and Alessio Vassallo (The Young Montalbano), Sisters premieres in the US on Monday, February 17, on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
Tatort: Lindholm: Season 1 (Germany)
Maria Furtwängler (Commissario Brunetti) stars as Charlotte Lindholm, the Hanover-based detective in the long-running crime drama Tatort. (You might recall her in the Tatort: Borowski episode “Taxi to Leipzig,” in which she finds herself stuck in a cab with Borowski and a driver with PTSD.) Confident, ambitious, and not someone you’d call a team player, Lindholm works on cases that take her to various towns and villages in Lower Saxony. She is also a single mum to her young son, David, and relies on her mum, Annemarie (Kathrin Ackermann, Commissario Brunetti), to help take care of him.
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Caïn: Season 7 (France)
Julien Baumgartner (Origins, La loi de Gloria) takes over from Bruno Debrandt as Captain Frédéric Caïn, the dark-humored, bad-mannered, wheelchair-twirling detective who investigates murders in the port city Marseille. Assisting him are his reliable team, including Lucie Delambre (Julie Delarme, Moi, Grosse), Legrand (David Baïot, The Churchmen), and Borel (Mourad Boudaoud, Nobody’s Perfect!).
In the Season 7 opener (the first episode of a two-parter), the cellar master of a Bandol vineyard has been murdered. His body was moved to the wine cellar, and its position suggests the victim was trying to communicate something before he died. The team interrogate the woman who found the body, namely the deceased’s partner, Patricia Vautrin (multiple awards-winning mega-star Victoria Abril, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!) — aka Caïn’s cousin — whose involvement in the case also brings buried family secrets back to the surface while Caïn conducts his investigation.
Costarring Smadi Wolfman (La loi d’Alexandre), who reprises her role as pathologist Dr. Elizabeth Stunia, Caïn: Season 7 premieres in the US on Sunday, February 23, at 11 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
Daughter of the Law (Filha da Lei) (Portugal)
This mystery-crime drama follows police chief Isabel Garcia (Anabela Moreira, Sinais de Vida), a chain-smoking, workaholic cop facing the biggest challenge of her career: solving a horrific serial murder case. As the police try to build a case against their top suspect, the local paper — helmed by her ex-husband, Jaime Garcia (Ivo Canelas, South) — isn’t making their work any easier.
Babylon Berlin: Season 3 (Germany)
Based on The Silent Death, Book 2 in Volker Kutscher’s “Gereon Rath Mystery” trilogy, the new season of this award-winning crime drama is set in 1929 Berlin and follows police inspector Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Generation War) and Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries, Counterpart, The Wave), his clerk and wannabe-detective sidekick, as they investigate the murder of an actress. While they look for the killer, the Communists and the Black Reichswehr are working to bring down democracy in the Weimar Republic as rearmament continues covertly in Germany.
Reprising their roles from Seasons 1 and 2 are Leonie Benesch (The Crown), Christian Friedel (Perfume), and Luc Feit (8 Days), and joining the cast are Meret Becker (Marie’s Mind for Murder), Sabin Tambrea (Hackerville), and Ronald Zehrfeld (The Weissensee Saga).
Babylon Berlin: Season 3, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on
Friday, February 28, moved to Sunday, March 1, exclusively on Netflix.
Torn: Season 1 (Soupçons) (France)
In the opener of this mystery thriller, Victoire Delorme (Julie Gayet, Just One Look), a school teacher and recovering heart surgery patient, has just moved with her husband and their two children from the hustle and bustle of Paris to a small, peaceful village in southeastern France. On the first day of school, she runs into Florent Mallevalm (Bruno Debrandt, Spiral), her high school sweetheart and first love, now a chef at a restaurant in town. Sparks fly immediately, and both realize their love and passion for each other never left. However, Florent is married with children, too, so it’s complicated. Then on the night they decide to tell their spouses that they’re leaving, Florent’s wife suddenly disappears.
Costarring Thomas Jouannet (Innocent), Joyce Bibring (Killer by the Lake), Alain Doutey (Resistance), Anne Décis (Plus bella la vie), and Sylvie Granotier (Spiral), Torn: Season 1 premieres in the US on Friday, February 28, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.
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Fallout (Stockholmský syndrom) (Czech Republic)
This drama thriller stars David Svehlík (Wings of Steel, The Labyrinth) as Viktor Mojzís, a police investigator who uses his service gun to protect his daughter from a Rottweiler’s attack. While firing and killing the dog, he also injures the dog’s owner, Jindrich Osecký (Martin Finger, The Fury, Methanol). Following the incident, Viktor is suspended from duty and then sentenced to prison. When he gets out of jail, he hits rock bottom: he’s been thrown off the police force, his wife has divorced him and is demanding child support, and he must pay Osecký compensation for leaving the man in a wheelchair. Despite getting a job as a private investigator, Viktor doesn’t have enough to pay his debts.
At the same time, Osecký’s daughter Klára (Elizaveta Maximová, Absolution), who’s been missing for several years, escapes her pimps on a German motorway. The police launch an investigation, and Lukáš Kulhánek (Vojtech Vondrácek, The Invisibles), the driver of the car Klára escaped from, is the main suspect. Through these events, Viktor and Jindrich cross paths again — but this time they’re on the same side as they take justice into their own hands.
The Winds of Passion (1905) (France)
Set in 1905, this TV movie follows Marie Dutilleul (Sophie Quinton, Mother Is Wrong, Captain Marleau), a schoolteacher who longs for Catholics and Republicans to live in peace. Although she opposes the imposition of religion in schools, she also battles for freedom of beliefs. Most of all, she fights against the division in her family because of these issues.
As soon as Marie is appointed as the headmistress of the school, she immediately resists the traditionalism of her grandfather and priest Courtois (Pascal Elso, Marseille). She also intends to get her brother away from religious extremism. During a fight, Marie runs into Julien (Sagamore Stévenin, Innocent), her first love, who becomes a Republican activist as extremist as her brother. Despite their vastly different views, Marie and Julien marry. Their love knows no boundaries, and through hope, resilience and affection, the couple will help shape the future of their country.
Costarring Xavier Gallais (Antigone 34), Michel Duchaussoy (The Churchmen), Charles Schneider (Plus bella la vie), and Catherine Davenier (Balthazar), The Winds of Passion begins airing in the US on Thursday, February 20, at 8:30 PM ET / 9 PM PT, on Eurochannel.
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Thicker than Water: Season 1 (Tjockare än vatten) (Sweden)
In the first season of this drama, Anna-Lisa Waldemar (Stina Ekblad, Wallander, Rebecka Martinsson) sends postcards to her estranged daughter and son, Jonna (Aliette Opheim, Patriot, Johan Falk) and Lasse (Björn Bengtsson, Conspiracy of Silence, Rig 45), inviting them back to the beautiful Swedish island and the guest house where they grew up alongside brother Oskar (Joel Spira, Stockholm Requiem, Ängelby). They accept the invitation, and for the first time in years, the family is together again.
When Anna-Lisa is found dead one morning, the siblings learn that she had terminal cancer, and that her will leaves specific instructions for the three of them to run the B&B together for a summer season. Once they complete this, they will inherit what Anna-Lisa has left them. After a lot of convincing, Jonna, Lasse, and Oskar agree to their mother’s last wish. As the summer season swings into full gear, tensions between them begin to arise. And as resentments are aroused — particularly for Oskar, who’s been running the B&B all these years with his mum and his wife, Liv (Jessica Grabowsky, Midnight Sun), but with no help from Jonna and Lasse — dark secrets come to the surface, jeopardizing their relationships, the B&B business, their ability to inherit Anna-Lisa’s estate, and more.
Costars in Season 1 include Molly Nutley (Gåsmamman), Tanja Lorentzon (Maria Wern), Tobias Zilliacus (Deadwind), Jonna Järnefelt (Black Widows), Donald Högberg (Modus), Torkel Petersson (Triggermen), and Henrik Norlén (Death of a Pilgrim).
Thicker than Water: Season 1 begins streaming Friday, February 21, on the PBS Masterpiece channel on Amazon and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Header photo credits: Sisters (photo © Ralph Palka) courtesy of Acorn TV; TWIN courtesy of MHz Choice; Fenix courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; Couple Trouble courtesy of Sundance Now
For details about the February 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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