Seventeen new and returning Euro TV series premiere in the US in June, along with four that debut on linear TV and streaming channels and one being added to a streaming service.
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.
The winner of the Best Foreign TV Fiction award at the 2019 Festival de la Fiction TV, this thriller finds Kathy Kunz (Ursina Lardi, Tatort), the new president of the Swiss Confederation, secretly negotiating the release of hostages being held in Yemen and is willing to do what it takes to free them. Meanwhile, Tina (Flonja Kodheli, Forgive Us Our Debts), a cleaner at the Federal Palace in Bern, Switzerland, is forced by Djeko (Arben Bajraktaraj, Missions), a man who claims to be her father’s friend, into letting one of his men into the office of a manager at armasuisse, the Federal Office for Defense Procurement — and in the process throws Kunz’s plan into disarray.
Costarring Roland Vouilloz (Station Horizon) and Yoann Blanc (The Break), Helvetica premieres in the US on Tuesday, June 2, at 11 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
The Day (De Dag) (Belgium)
This multiple award-winning thriller follows a hostage crisis in a small Flemish town. The story is told from two perspectives, shown in alternating episodes; one is of the police and special forces responding to the situation from outside the bank where the victims are being held, and the other is of the criminals holding bank employees, a customer, and children against their will inside the bank.
The series stars Jeroen Perceval (Tabula Rasa), Liesa Van der Aa (Cordon), Sophie Decleir (13 Commandments), Lukas De Wolf (Undercover), Titus De Voogdt (The Missing), Johan van Assche (Hotel Beau Séjour), Willy Thomas (Callboys), Michel Bauwens (Professor T), Ruth Becquart (Amigos), Serge-Henri Valcke (Baantjer Mysteries), and Marijke Pinoy (The Team).
Almost Perfect Crimes: Season 2 (Des Crimes Presque Parfaits) (France)
This docuseries returns with a new season full of fascinating investigations into some of the most notorious, infamous, and terrifying crimes in French history.
In this new thriller drama series, Anna (Valeria Bilello, Sense8) returns to her hometown of Curon, the mysterious village in Northern Italy where she grew up, with with her teenage twins, Mauro (Federico Russo, Don Matteo) and Daria (Margherita Morchio, Succede). Soon after their arrival, Anna mysteriously disappears. To find her, Anna’s children undertake a journey during which they discover the secrets behind the town’s tranquil facade. In coming face to face with a side of their family they have never seen before, they learn that you can run from your past but not from yourself.
Curon, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Wednesday, June 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
Seaside Hotel: Season 5 (Badehotellet) (Denmark)
It’s 1932, and like clockwork the hotel’s regular guests arrive to escape everyday life and relax for the summer. But when celebrity couple August Molin (Søren Sætter-Lassen, The Killing) and his Swedish wife Alma (Lisa Werlinder, Dicte) check in for what’s supposed to be a one-night stay, their presence interferes with the routines and activities of the regulars.
Returning cast members include Rosalinde Mynster (A Royal Affair), Amalie Dollerup (Borgen), Lars Ranthe (Dicte), Anne Louise Hassing (Lulu the Bankrobber’s Wife), Jens Jacob Tychsen (Borgen), Birthe Neumann (Couple Trouble), Cecilie Stenspil (The Protectors), and Peter Hesse Overgaard (The Legacy).
The Woods (W głębi lasu) (Poland)
Based on best-selling author Harlan Coben’s suspense thriller novel of the same name, this mystery-crime thriller series is set in two time spans — 1994 and 2019 — and tells the story of Warsaw prosecutor Pawel Kopiński (Grzegorz Damięcki, The Border, The Teacher), who is still grieving the loss of his sister 25 years after she walked into the woods at a summer camp and was never seen again.
Now the discovery of a homicide victim, a boy who vanished along with Pawel’s sister, reveals evidence that links him to her disappearance. As hope rises that she could still be alive, dangerous secrets from Pawel’s family’s past threaten to tear apart everything that he has been trying to hold together.
The series costars Agnieszka Grochowska (Sanctuary), Wiktoria Filus (The Hater), and Hubert Miłkowski (Squadron 303), and features Jacek Koman (Jack Irish), Ewa Skibińska (Blinded by the Lights), Arkadiusz Jakubik (Wolyn), Magdalena Czerwińska (Ultraviolet), Adam Ferency (Motyw), Przemysław Bluszcz (The Teacher), Dorota Kolak (The Crime), and Izabela Dąbrowska (The Chairman’s Ear).
The Woods, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Friday, June 12, exclusively on Netflix. (You can add it to your queue now.)
L’art du crime: Saison 3 (The Art of Crime) (France)
Nicolas Gob (A French Village) and Eléonore Bernheim (Maigret) are back as detective Antoine Verlay and art historian Florence Chassagne in the latest season of this popular mystery-crime drama series. It opens with the discovery of the body of a trainee ballet dancer at the Opéra Garnier, found murdered with a poem by the renowned artist Edgar Degas forced down his throat. According to the victim’s fellow students, legend has it that the ghost of the Little Fourteen Year-Old Dancer, an emblematic work by Degas, haunts the building and attacks the dancers.
The third season opener costars Philippe Duclos (Spiral), Benjamin Egner (Main courante), and Farida Rahouadj (The Last Panthers), and guest stars Agustín Galiana (Family Business), Bruno Debrandt (Caïn), and Dominique Daguier (Spiral).
L’art du crime: Saison 3 premieres in the US on Sunday, June 14, at 11 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
Hidden: Series 2 (Craith) (Wales)
Set nine months after the events in Series 1, the new season of this Welsh psychological crime thriller finds DCI Cadi John (Siân Reese-Williams, Line of Duty) and DS Owen Vaughan (Siôn Alun Davies, 35 Days) venturing back into the shadows of the slate-strewn mountains of Blaenau Ffestiniog in north Wales to investigate another brutal and senseless murder. And outside of work, each detective must deal with huge life events, including the death of Cadi’s father and the birth of Owen’s daughter.
Costars in the new season include Annes Elwy (Little Women), Steffan Cennydd (The Pembrokeshire Murders), Sion Eifion (35 Hours), Lisa Victoria (35 Hours), Bryn Fôn (A Mind to Kill), and Owain Gwynn (Bang).
Imma Tataranni (Imma Tataranni sostituto procuratore) (Italy)
Based on the “Imma Tataranni” novels by Mariolina Venezia, this mystery-crime drama stars Vanessa Scalera (Anti-Mafia Squad) as Imma Tataranni, an incorruptible and resourceful deputy prosecutor in Matera, Italy, whose prodigious memory and unorthodox methods serve her well in solving cases.
Costars in the series include Massimiliano Gallo (The Bastards of Pizzofalcone), Alessio Lapice (Lockout), Barbara Ronchi (The Vertical Line), Dora Romano (My Brilliant Friend), and Cesare Bocci (Detective Montalbano).
The Bureau: Season 5 (Le Bureau des Légendes) (France)
Following the nail-biting events in Season 4 of this excellent spy thriller, the new season opens eight months after Malotru’s (Mathieu Kassovitz, Amélie) alleged death at the hands of Russian separatists. National newspaper Le Figaro publishes an article stating the CIA murdered Malotru with the consent of the DGSE, which causes panic amongst DGSE agents and illegal immigrants alike. One who freaks when he learns of Malotru’s death is computer wiz Cesar (Stefan Crepon, The Prayer), aka Pacemaker, who’s been continuing his mission within the FSB, the Russian intelligence service.
Meanwhile, JJA (Mathieu Amalric, Quantum of Solace) has taken over management of the BDL, as Marie-Jeanne (Florence Loiret Caille, Je l’aimais) moved to ground work in Egypt. But the revelations in the press have made JJA even more paranoid and created deep concerns for his collaborators, Sisteron (Jonathan Zaccaï, Infidèle) and Ellenstein (Jules Sagot, Twice Upon a Time). And elsewhere in the world of DGSE and the BDL, new undercover agent Mille Sabords (Louis Garrel, Little Woman) is trying to get closer to the Saudi secret service while investigating Paul Lefebvre.
Returning cast members include Sara Giraudeau (Criminal: France), Zineb Triki (The Frozen Dead), Jean-Pierre Darroussin (Un air de famille), and Alexandre Brasseur (House of Rocheville).
The Bureau: Season 5 premieres in the US with its first episode on Thursday, June 18, exclusively on Sundance Now and its digital channels, including Sundance Now on Amazon Channels. A new episode of the ten-episode season will debut each Thursday.
In this mystery-crime thriller, Adam Belmont (Guillaume Labbé, The Hookup Plan) is a brilliant and admired cop who has been investigating a series of deaths of young girls, thought to be the work of a serial killer. As Adam gets closer to the identifying the murderer, he is shot in the head but miraculously survives. With the bullet still lodged in his brain, Adam suffers from amnesia as he begins to recover and to look for who tried to kill him. He then discovers a young woman tied up and tortured in his basement. With no memory of his identity or his past, Adam is now faced with a terrifying thought: that he might be the killer.
Costarring Margot Bancilhon (Criminal: France), Olivia Ross (Knightfall), and Sébastien Lalanne (Hero Corp), Trauma premieres in the US on Friday, June 19, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and Walter Presents digital channels.
Banking District: Season 2 (Quartier des Banques) (Switzerland)
One of my favorite Euro TV series premieres of 2019 returns with new intrigues, dangers, and betrayals for the Grangier family and their 300-year-old bank. The thriller’s new season opens in 2014, two years after the events in Season 1, and finds Elisabeth Grangier (Laura Sepul, Public Enemy) has become a darling of Geneva’s financial sector. As the head of the family-run bank, she has turned it into a model of sustainable and ethical finance with her pet project in the Central African Republic.
But soon Elisabeth finds her family threatened and herself embroiled in an international corruption case linked to bloody atrocities. In order to save herself, her family, and the family business, she will have to find a way to break into the dark and dangerous world of diamond dealers while concurrently fending off threats to control of the family bank.
Returning cast members include Féodor Atkine (Murder in Lille), Karim Barras (A Very Secret Service), Arnaud Binard (Blood of the Vine), Brigitte Fossey (Murders in Valenciennes), Lauriane Gilliéron (The Bold and the Beautiful), Vincent Kucholl (26 Minutes), and Stéphane Metzger (Family Business).
The Berlin Dance School (Ku’damm 56) (Germany)
Set in 1956 Berlin, during Germany’s post-war economic boom, this period drama finds Caterina Schollack (Claudia Michelsen, Flemming), the conservative proprietor of the prestigious Galant dance school, concerned about marrying off her three daughters — Monika (Sonja Gerhardt, Deutschland 86), Eva (Emilia Schüle, Charité), and Helga (Maria Ehrich, Hotel Adlon) — to wealthy or well-established gentlemen.
While Eva and Helga have each found an eligible bachelor, Monika becomes fascinated with a whole new world filled with leather jackets, dirty dancing, and American rock ‘n’ roll — as all three sisters struggle with adulthood and their first experiences as women while doing their best to live up to their mother’s expectations and prudish morality.
Dark: Season 3 (Germany)
It’s the beginning of the end of the story of this mind-bending supernatural mystery drama series, whose complex time-traveling storyline and multiple timelines have done many viewers’ heads in — yet they keep watching cos the show is that good. What will happen in this final season? The teaser gives us some ideas…
Dark, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Saturday, June 27, exclusively on Netflix.
OPJ Pacifique Sud (France)
In this new mystery-crime drama series reminiscent of the hit British TV series Death in Paradise, Inspector Clarissa Hoarau (Yaëlle Trules, Cut) and her team of police officers in Nouméa, New Caledonia, welcome Jackson Bellerose (Nathan Dellemme, Baron noir), a new colleague from Paris who, as soon as he arrives, shows a remarkable level of arrogance as a person and as an detective. The series opener finds the team investigating the discovery of a dead body at a nickel mine, and Jackson realizing that he was on the same flight to Noumea as the victim.
Costarring Antoine Stip (Plus belle la vie) and newcomer Marielle Karabeu, OPJ Pacifique Sud premieres in the US on Sunday, June 28, at 11:05 PM ET, on TV5Monde USA.
Sommerdahl Murders (Sommerdahl) (Denmark-Germany)
Based on the best-selling “Dan Sommerdahl” novels by Anna Grue, this new mystery-crime drama series follows two detectives who investigate murders in the beautiful Danish coastal town of Helsingør.
Detective Chief inspector Dan Sommerdahl (Peter Mygind, Borgen, The Kingdom) of the North Sjælland Police works alongside his best friend, Detective Flemming Torp (André Babikian, The Protectors, Those Who Kill), as well as his wife, Chief Criminal Technician Marianne Sommerdahl (Laura Drasbæk, The Killing, Unit One). He’s known both of them since school, but lately their relationships have become complicated and taken on new dimensions — Marianne wants to leave Dan, and Dan learns Flemming is in love with Marianne, whose feelings for Flemming are mutual.
Meanwhile, the body of a young woman washes up on a beach, and Dan and Flemming determine that her death wasn’t an accident. Now they are in a race against time to find the murderer as well as the baby the victim had just given birth to.
The series costars Lotte Andersen (The Killing), Mathias Käki Jørgensen (Norskov), Peter Gantzler (Couple Trouble), Laura Kjær (Seaside Hotel), and Diêm Camille G. (Warrior).
Bulletproof Heart: Season 3 (Una pallottola nel cuore) (Italy)
Gigi Proietti (La Tosca) returns as investigative journalist Bruno Palmieri in the new six-episode season (up from four) of this delightful dramedy cozy mystery series, one of my favorite Euro TV premieres of 2017.
The new season opens five years after the Season 2 finale, and finds Bruno overjoyed that his daughter Maddalena (Francesca Inaudi, Cacciatore – The Hunter) and grandson Michele (Lorenzo Zurzolo, Baby) are back in Rome. What’s more, Maddalena has been promoted to Deputy Director of Il Messaggero, the newspaper where Bruno works. But their glee soon ends because her ex, Vice Commissioner Enrico Vella, is found dead under mysterious circumstances — which prompts Bruno to investigate.
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Anatomy of a Murder: Season 5 (Vodník) (Czech Republic)
The new season of this popular detective drama series takes place in two timelines: shortly before the Velvet Revolution at the end of the communist era, and in the present day. In the first period, a murder case is investigated by the criminal division of communist Czechoslovakia under Major Voženil (Premysl Bures, Red Line). Twenty-five years later, Captain Marie Výrová (Klára Melíšková, The Invisibles) uncovers the shortcomings of that earlier investigation and discovers the reasons that led to them.
Black Sun (Senke nad Balkanom) (Serbia)
Produced and filmed with the biggest TV budget in the history of the Central Europe region, this historical crime thriller has been compared by the European press to worldwide TV hits like Boardwalk Empire, Peaky Blinders, and Taboo. It is set in the turbulent period of the late 1920s in the Balkans — a place where high politics, local interests, money, and crime both merge and battle for power — and portrays Belgrade as a city controlled by crime, lust, and decadent sex.
The drama follows two Belgrade police inspectors — veteran copper Andra Tane (Dragan Bjelogrlić, Vratice se rode), a 50-year-old criminal police inspector with years of experience and plenty of recklessness, and Stanko (Andrija Kuzmanović, Legacy), a young and naïve forensic expert who seems lost in the world of crime and corruption around him. They are paired up to solve a series of sacrificial murders that shake the Belgrade public, starting with the stabbing death of a Russian Orthodox priest.
Chasing Justice (Vykhod’te bez dzvinka) (Ukraine)
In this mystery-crime drama series, taxi driver Bogdan (Roman Semysal, You Touch My Heart) and police detective Marina (Lubov Tyshchenko, Escape from Stalin’s Death Camp) team up to bring criminals to justice.
Bogdan is no stranger to injustice, as his wife was killed in a car accident and the person who caused it got away with murder when his wealthy parents bribed the police. Seeking justice himself only landed Bogdan in prison. Following his release, he gets a job as a taxi driver, which is how he meets Marina. Unlike those bent cops, she is a law-abiding police detective whose principles guide her actions. Bonded by their hatred of injustice, Bodgan and Marina work together to save victims from crimes ranging from kidnapping to extortion before it’s too late.
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Inspired by the Mad Men aesthetic, this thriller reveals the mysteries, manipulations, and deceits at play in the world of 1960s French television and the lives of people in the industry.
July 1962. Christine Beauval (Marie Gillain, La voie de Laura), RTF Studio’s star newsreader, is assaulted. A few days before the attack, Minister of Information Éric Jauffret (Grégory Fitoussi, Spiral) had promoted Pierre Beauval (Guillaume de Tonquédec, Fais pas ci, fais pas ça), Christine’s husband and superior at RTF, to head of Mondovision — a position coveted by Joseph Darnet (Jean-Yves Chatelais, Meurtres à Avignon), RTF’s head controller.
What the Beauvals don’t know is that Jauffret has been having a secret affair with their young daughter, Colette (Anne-Sophie Soldaini, Balthazar), whose best friend soon turns up dead. And in the midst of these intrigues comes Isabelle Auclair (Barbara Probst, Missions), a young newsreader prepared to do anything to take Christine’s place.
Costarring Christiane Millet (The Churchmen), Clément Aubert (Missions), and Baptiste Carrion-Weiss (Nina), Speakerine has its streaming debut on Tuesday, June 2, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
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Set in the small (fictional) town of Nemesoara in northern Norway, this crime thriller finds hometown gal and local policewoman Hedda Hersoug (Ingvild Holthe Bygdnes, Tunnelen), recently returned from Oslo, put in charge of a murder case with special investigator Joel Dreyer (Jakob Oftebro, Below the Surface, 1864). The two get on like oil and water, but have no choice but to work together to find a serial killer after they find a mass grave and discover this investigation is connected to historic missing persons cases.
Costarring Reidar Sørensen (Unni Lindell), Per Kjerstad (State of Happiness), Heidi Goldmann (Wisting), and Ánne Mággá Wigelius (The River), Monster begins streaming on Friday, June 5, on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and Walter Presents digital channels.
Header photo credits: The Berlin Dance School courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; Imma Tataranni courtesy of MHz Choice; Sommerdahl Murders (photo by Mike Kollöffel) courtesy of Acorn TV; The Woods (photo by Krzysztof Wiktor) courtesy of Netflix
For details about the June 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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