Twenty-four new Euro TV series, seasons, specials, and films from ten countries premiere in the US in November, with seven more titles headed to streaming and linear TV channels.
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.
Felix Lobrecht: Hype (Germany)
Comic Felix Lobrecht tackles woke culture, the downside of success, and getting older — while still not feeling like an actual adult. (Video is from a different “Hype” performance.)
Felix Lobrecht: Hype, a Netflix Comedy Special, premieres in the US on Tuesday, November 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Magellan: Season 3 (France)
The new season of this long-running mystery series finds the meticulous and pragmatic Inspector Magellan (Jacques Spiesser, Priceless) investigating the murders of a lawyer, a priest, a radio show host, and other victims in the city of Saignac — home to folks living the good life as well as committing brutal killings. (Video is from Season 1)
Love & Anarchy (Kärlek & Anarki) (Sweden)
New comedy-drama series Love & Anarchy (Kärlek & Anarki) stars Ida Engvoll (Rebecka Martinsson) as Sofie, a married mum of two and career-driven consultant who meets young IT tech Max (newcomer Björn Mosten) while on an assignment to modernize an old publishing house. The two soon begin playing a flirtatious game in which they secretly challenge each other to do things that question societal norms — leading them to re-evaluate their entire lives.
Love & Anarchy, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Wednesday, November 4, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Endless Trench (La trinchera infinita) (Spain)
Based on an incredible true story, this historical drama opens in 1936 at the start of the Spanish Civil War. Newlyweds Higinio (Antonio de la Torre, The Night Manager) and Rosa (Belén Cuesta, Money Heist) fear reprisal killings, as Higinio, a Republican, has criticized Franco’s government. With Rosa’s unceasing help, Higinio hides beneath their house for safety from the Falangists. For 33 years.
The Endless Trench, a Netflix Film, premieres in the US on Friday, November 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
This documentary centers on Tiziano Ferro, the Grammy Award®-winning Italian singer, songwriter, and producer. Having turned 40, he is ready to show the world a new and important chapter of his life.
The Hunter: Season 2 (Il cacciatore) (Italy)
Set in 1996, three years after the events in Season 1, the new season of this hit crime thriller finds anti-mafia prosecutor Saverio Barone (Francesco Montanari, Romanzo Criminale) finally married to Giada (Miriam Dalmazio, The Promised Life), the love of his life, and close to catching Giovanni Brusca (Edoardo Pesce, Romanzo Criminale), head of the Cosa Nostra. When things go sideways during Saverio’s long-planned raid of the Brusca hideout, his life starts to fall apart. But he is determined to keep going: Hunting season isn’t over.
Undercover: Season 2 (Belgium-Netherlands)
Opening less than a year after the events of Season 1, Season 2 of this crime thriller sees Kim (Anna Drijver, Neighbors) working at Human Rights. With help from her ex-colleague Bob (Tom Waes, New Texas), her research into an illegal arms trade in Syria leads her to El Dorado Ranch, a country-western ranch in the flatlands of Belgium, where Bob goes undercover and tries to get in the good graces of the arms-dealing Berger brothers, Laurent (Wim Willaert, The Twelve) and Jean-Pierre (Sebastien Dewaele, The Day). Meanwhile, from behind bars, Ferry (Frank Lammers, Floodland) continues his search for the true identity of the undercover agents that arrested him.
Undercover: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Monday, November 9, exclusively on Netflix.
Murder in…: Season 6 (Meurtres à…) (France)
This popular mystery-crime drama series, which features various detective teams investigating homicide cases in different picturesque parts of France, has so far taken viewers from Avignon and Burgundy, to Provence and Rouen, Strasbourg and Tours, and lush forests, remote islands, and rocky coastlines in between. Where will the show take us next? Where there are murders, of course. (Video is from Season 5)
What We Wanted (Was wir wollten) (Austria)
Lavinia Wilson (Deutschland 89) and Elyas M’Barek (Turkish for Beginners) star in this drama as Alice and Niklas, who have tried and failed several times to have a child together. To give themselves a break, they go on holiday in Sardinia, where they meet a Tyrolian family that appears to have everything the young couple have always dreamed of. But looks can be deceiving…
What We Wanted, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, November 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Minister (Ráðherrann) (Iceland)
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (Trapped) stars as the title character in this drama series, playing Benedikt Ríkarðsson, the new populist Prime Minister of Iceland. He’s beloved for his unconventional style, straight talk, and revolutionary ideas, but underneath all that promise are inner demons that take an ever-worsening toll on Benedikt’s mental health and threaten to destroy him and his government.
I Am Greta (Sweden)
This documentary follows Greta Thunberg, the now-world-famous teen-aged climate activist who’s been on an international crusade to convince people everywhere about the world’s environmental problems. It started when Greta, a quiet Swedish girl on the autism spectrum, started a school strike for the climate when she was a 15-year-old student in Sweden. The team behind this film has been following the young activist from her very first day of school strike in August 2018.
The English- and Swedish-language I Am Greta, a Hulu Original Documentary, premieres in the US on Friday, November 13, exclusively on Hulu. (You can add it to your stuff now.)
The Life Ahead (La vita davanti a sé) (Italy)
Oscar® winner and icon of the silver screen, the legendary Sophia Loren (Two Women), stars in this drama based on the novel The Life Before Us by Romain Gary. She plays Madame Rosa, a Holocaust survivor with a daycare business by the sea in Italy. After she takes in 12-year-old Momo (newcomer Ibrahima Gueye), the same street urchin who recently robbed her, the two loners become each other’s protectors, anchoring an unconventional family.
The Life Ahead, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, November 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Minions of Midas (Los favoritos de Midas) (Spain)
Inspired by Jack London’s short story of the same name, this thriller set in modern-day Madrid centers on Victor Genovés (Luis Tosar, Take My Eyes), an influential businessman who receives a blackmail note just as a reporter is about to break a story that implicates him. The demand is simple: pay the blackmailers 50 million euros. The threat is devastating: If Victor refuses, the “minions of Midas” will kill a person at random at a designated place and time, followed by a new victim periodically, until he pays up.
The Minions of Midas, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, November 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Under Suspicion (Bajo sospecha) (Spain)
From the team behind Cable Girls, Grand Hotel, High Seas, and other hit Spanish dramas comes this mystery thriller, which finds seven-year-old Alicia Vega disappearing without a trace on the day of her first communion. After two weeks of unsuccessful searching, the police are convinced Alicia’s kidnapper is a family member, so Laura (Blanca Romero, L’isola) and Víctor (Yon González, The Boarding School) — polar opposite cops who don’t know each other — go undercover as a married couple in the Vegas’ small town of Cienfuegos to find out who is responsible for the crime. The case turns out to be more complicated than they expected, as the Vega family is entangled in a web of secrets.
Spiral: Season 7 (Engrenages) (France)
The long-awaited penultimate season of this global hit crime thriller opens with a double murder in a Chinese restaurant in the 13th Arrondissement, which includes a victim known to Police Captain Laure Berthaud (Caroline Proust, The Tunnel) and her team. Their homicide investigation leads to a broader one that delves into clandestine financial networks and government corruption.
Returning cast members include Philippe Duclos (Art of Crime), Audrey Fleurot (A French Village), Thierry Godard (A French Village), Louis-Do de Lencquesaing (Kaboul Kitchen), Bruno Debrandt (Caïn), Valentin Merlet (The Tunnel), and Nicolas Briançon (Maison Close).
Bitter Daisies: Season 2 (Spanish: El sabor de las margaritas | Gallegan: O sabor das margaridas) (Spain)
In the new season of this crime thriller, Eva (María Mera, El Faro), now out of prison but suffering from blackouts, gets a plea for help that leads her to infiltrate a club linked to an underage sex trafficking ring.
Bitter Daisies: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US (and UK) on Wednesday, November 18, exclusively on Netflix.
No Man’s Land (France, Belgium, Israel)
This thriller follows Frenchman Antoine (Félix Moati, Valentin Valentin) as he searches in Syria for his sister, whom he believes is still alive after she is presumed to be dead from a suicide bombing. While trying to unravel the mystery, Antoine ends up joining forces with a unit of Kurdish female fighters and traveling with them in ISIS-occupied territory.
The multilingual (French, Kurdish, English, Arabic) No Man’s Land, a Hulu Original series, premieres in the US on Wednesday, November 18, exclusively on Hulu. (You can add it to your stuff now.)
Seaside Hotel: Season 6 (Badehotellet) (Denmark)
Set seven years after the events of Season 5, this hit comedy-drama returns us to the eponymous holiday getaway, but the summer of 1939 sees dark clouds over Europe as World War II looms large. Meanwhile, the Seaside Hotel’s regular guests are back, bringing with them new problems and dramas to deal with.
Amanda (Amalie Dollerup, Borgen) struggles to keep her small commercial film company alive, as actor Weyse (Jens Jacob Tychsen, The Killing) tries to cure an embarrassing case of stage fright. Mrs. Frigh (Anette Støvelbæk, The Protectors) has big plans for her son, Leslie (Lukas Helt), who’s having a fling with the new maid, Nana (Laura Kjær, The Sommerdahl Murders). And wholesaler Madsen (Lars Ranthe, Dicte) hopes he’ll be allowed to build in Nazi Germany, while Mrs. Fjeldsø (Birthe Neumann, Couple Trouble) tries to help her daughter-in-law’s brother, an Austrian Jew on the run from the Nazis after escaping from a concentration camp.
Reunions (Réunions) (France)
In this brand-new comedy series, Jérémy (Loup-Denis Elion, Murder in Lille) inherits a hotel on the island of Réunion, bequeathed to him by the late father he never knew. Actually, only half of the hotel, as Antoine (Nicolas Bridet, Spin), the half-brother Jérémy gained in the process, gets the other half. Thing is, the hotel is on the verge of bankruptcy, so not only have Jérémy and his partner, Chloé (Laëtitia Milot, Bright-Eyed Revenge), not escaped their debts, they now have more. It’s going to take something to turn the hotel around, but it might take even more for the skint couple to work together with the well-off Antoine and his wife, Victoire (Sara Martins, Death in Paradise), to make it happen.
The Informer (Die Informantin) (Germany)
This crime thriller finds Aylin (Aylin Tezel, Tatort) leading a wild, independent life in Berlin, anxious to embark on a new career in law enforcement despite her very checkered past. When prosecutor Jan (Ken Duken, Perfume) recruits her to become an informer by offering her the opportunity to erase her criminal record and avoid prison, Aylin agrees and sets about the dangerous mission to win the trust of Musab (Timur Isik, Flemming), a notorious drug smuggler.
The Beast (La Belva) (Italy)
When his young daughter, Teresa (Giada Gagliardi, Luna Nera), is kidnapped, retired soldier and PTSD sufferer Leonida Riva (Fabrizio Gifuni, Hannibal) pursues her abductors — only to become a suspect himself.
The Beast, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, November 27, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Berlin Dance School: Season 2 (Ku’damm 59) (Germany)
Opening in 1957, soon after the events in the Season 1 finale, the new season of this period drama sees rock-and-roll enthusiast Monika (Sonja Gerhardt, Deutschland 86) giving birth to daughter Dorli, and her mother, Caterina (Claudia Michelsen, Flemming), putting the newborn in the care of Monika’s sister, Helga (Maria Ehrich, Hotel Adlon), to hide the homosexuality of Helga’s husband, Wolfgang (August Wittgenstein, Das Boot).
Fast forward to 1959. As Monika fights for custody of Dorli, Caterina promotes the dancing duo of Monika and Freddy (Trystan Pütter, Babylon Berlin) to the benefit of her dance school, and also falls for a film director (Ulrich Noethen, Deutschland 83). Meanwhile, her youngest daughter, Eva (Emilia Schüle, Charité), is stuck in an unhappy marriage with Professor Fassbender (Heino Ferch, Anatomy of Evil). But wait, there’s more! Joachim Franck (Sabin Tambrea, Hackerville) returns from abroad to take over his father’s arms business, and upsets Monica’s life yet again.
Over Christmas (Überweihnachten) (Germany)
In this new comedy-drama limited series, lovable loser Bastian (Luke Mockridge, Pastewka) travels home for Christmas and discovers his brother is now dating his ex. As the brothers bicker, their parents are hiding a big family secret.
Over Christmas, a Netflix Original series, premieres Friday, November 27, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Based on the memoir Not A Whore, Not A Saint: The Memories of La Veneno by Valeria Vargas, this biopic limited series follows Valeria (Lola Rodríguez), a young journalism student who discovers she has more in common with transgender icon and TV personality La Veneno than she thought. The two women were born in very different times, but their stories become intertwined when Valeria writes a book about La Veneno (played by Daniela Santiago and Isabel Torres). Through learning more about her, Valeria discovers her chosen family, how to love herself, and the impact of mass media in the life of an enigmatic entertainer.
Veneno, an HBO Max Original Series, premieres in the US exclusively on HBO Max
(date tba) on Thursday, November 19.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS DEBUTING ON LINEAR TV
Twilight (Ukraine, in Russian)
Zoryana Marchenko (The Sniffer) stars in this drama as Masha, who has believed since she was a child that love is the most important thing in life. But no one seems to be interested in loving Masha — until fate smiles on her one day. The man of her dreams, a handsome motor-racing star, sets his eyes and heart on her. However, Masha’s life becomes a mess instead of a fairy tale, filled with suspicions, problems and hardships, and then a great tragedy.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
Before We Die: Season 1 (Innan vi dör) (Sweden)
This nail-biter of a crime thriller revolves around two families — detective Hanna Svensson (Marie Richardson, Johan Falk) and her son Christian (Adam Pålsson, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears without Gloves), and the Mimicas, a Croatian crime clan headed up by the ruthless Davor Mimica (Alexej Manvelov, Occupied). After Hana begins investigating the disappearance of a fellow detective, she makes contact with the missing cop’s code-named informant, who has infiltrated the Mimica organization. Hana doesn’t know the informant is her son, and Christian doesn’t realize his handler is someone else, namely his mum. So while their mother-son relationship is constrained and tense, their handler-infiltrator relationship grows stronger — as does Christian’s role within the Mimica family…
One of my favorite Euro TV premieres of 2019, Before We Die: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge title for Amazon Prime members on Prime Video from Sunday, November 1, through the end of the month.
The Restaurant: Season 1 (Vår tid är nu) (Sweden)
Set in post-WWII Stockholm, this Downton Abbey-esque period drama features a restaurant instead of a manor, a controlling matriarch (sans zingers), relationships between haves and have-nots, and personal dramas amongst the restaurant-owning family members and their employees.
One of my favorite Euro TV premieres of 2018, The Restaurant: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge title for Amazon Prime members on Prime Video from Sunday, November 1, through the end of the month.
Baron Noir: Season 1 (France)
The first season of this hit political thriller begins the saga of Philippe Rickwaert (Kad Merad, The Chorus), the Deputy Mayor of Dunkirk and a member of the French Parliamen in the series opener. His friend and mentor is Francis Laugier (Niels Arestrup, The French Minister), the Socialist candidate for president. When Rickwaert comes under investigation for financial impropriety, Laugier promptly throws his now-former protégé under the proverbial bus to save his campaign, prompting the humiliated Rickwaert to plot both revenge against Laugier and his own political comeback.
Bang: Season 1 (Wales)
Set in the steel town of Port Talbot, this award-winning crime drama revolves around Sam (Jacob Ifan, Cuffs) and his sister Gina (Catrin Stewart, Stella). He’s a troubled loner whose life is transformed when he comes into possession of a gun and starts to break the law; she’s am ambitious cop trying to find the weapon’s owner. The family saga plays out against an inquiry into the shooting of a local businessman that raises questions for Sam and Gina about their father’s murder when they were young children.
Beau Séjour (Belgium)
Murder mystery meets supernatural drama in this dark and engrossing Flemish noir series, which follows Kato (Lynn Van Royen, The Day), a teen-aged girl who, after discovering that she has been murdered and miraculously returned from the dead, sets out to find the person who cut her young life short and why they did it — a mission made more difficult by her being invisible to most people. Yet Kato presses on, and in her search to uncover the truth of what happened to her, she begins to unravel a web of secrets in her seemingly tranquil village community.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Season 2 (Non uccidere) (Italy)
The second season of this Italian noir mystery-crime drama opens directly after the events in the Season 1 finale and sees Chief Inspector Valeria Ferro (Miriam Leone, 1992) revisiting the case files of her father’s murder — a crime for which her mother, Lucia (Monica Guerritore, Rossella), spent 17 years in prison. Her personal turmoil aside, Valeria and her team investigate the murders of a 45-year-old divorced woman, a phys ed teacher, a club owner, a musician, a uni professor, and a family.
Thou Shalt Not Kill: Season 2 begins streaming Thursday, November 19, on PBS Passport, a key benefit (where available) of being a member of one’s local PBS station.
Header photo credits: Reunions (photo by Ronan Lechat / KWAI / FTV) courtesy of Acorn TV; Seaside Hotel courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; Spiral (© Caroline Dubois / Son et Lumière / Canal+) courtesy of MHz Choice; Undercover (© 2020 Netflix, Inc.) courtesy of Netflix
For details about the November 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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