February 2021 has more US premieres of Euro TV titles than it has days in the month — a whopping 30 new series, seasons, specials, and films/TV movies.
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 Investigation (Denmark, Sweden)
Based on the internationally-followed “submarine case,” this historical drama explores the complex, real-life investigation into the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, one of the most notorious criminal cases in Danish media history. It follows Head of Homicide Jens Møller (Søren Malling, Borgen) and his team as they use methodical, unusual, and technical work tactics in their search for solid evidence to provide to prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen (Pilou Asbæk, Game of Thrones), such that he can create a convincing case and give the relatives the certainty they deserve.
Pernilla August (The Legacy) and Rolf Lassgård (The Hunters) play Kim Wall’s parents, Ingrid and Joachim Wall. The cast also includes Laura Christensen (Mammon), Anders Juul (Seaside Hotel), Henrik Birch (Norskov), Hans Henrik Clemensen (Ride Upon the Storm), Dulfi Al-Jabouri (Follow the Money), and Charlotte Munck (Rita).
The Investigation premieres in North America with its first episode (of 6) on Monday, February 1, at 10 PM ET/PT, on HBO. It will also be available for streaming on HBO Max. New episodes will debut weekly.
Movie of the Week: Just Like Home (Comme chez soi) (France)
In this comedy, a French family plans to swap homes with a Turkish family for the holidays, but things do not go as planned.
All My Friends Are Dead (Wszyscy moi przyjaciele nie zyja) (Poland)
This dramedy sees a group of friends at a New Year’s Eve party going through a whirlwind of events that exposes secrets, breaks hearts… and leads to a shocking outcome.
All My Friends Are Dead, a Netflix Film, premieres in the US on Wednesday, February 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Black Beach (Spain)
Raúl Arévalo (The Embassy, Velvet) stars in this action thriller as Carlos, a lawyer with a promising future who is forced to do a deep-dive into his past when he agrees to negotiate the release of an American hostage with an old friend-turned-kidnapper.
Costarring Candela Peña (So My Grandma’s a Lesbian!) and Paulina García (Killing the Father), Black Beach, a Netflix Film, premieres in the US on Wednesday, February 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Head (Spain-Japan)
This a survival thriller is set at the isolated and inaccessible Polaris VI Antarctic Research Station, where the small “Winterers” team, under the command of renowned biologist Arthur Wilde (John Lynch), will remain for the next sunless six months to continue their innovative research, a crucial part in the fight against climate change. But when spring comes, summer commander Johan Berg (Alexander Willaume) returns to the station to find the entire team, including his wife Annika (Laura Bach), either dead or missing. A killer is on the loose, and if he wants to find Annika alive, he will have to trust Maggie (Katharine O’Donnelly), the profoundly shaken young doctor who is apparently the sole survivor.
The six-episode series stars John Lynch (The Terror), Katharine O’Donnelly (Mary Queen of Scots), Tomohisa Yamashita (Code Blue the Movie), Alexandre Willaume (Tomb Raider), Laura Bach (Sprinter Galore), Sandra Andreis (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo), Amelia Hoy (Killing Eve), Chris Reilly (Everest), Richard Sammel (Inglorious Basterds), Tom Lawrence (The King), and Álvaro Morte (Money Heist).
A multilingual series (English, Danish, Swedish, Spanish), The Head, a Max Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, February 4, exclusively on HBO Max.
Fear by the Lake (Peur sur le lac) (France)
In this third “… by the Lake” mystery-crime drama miniseries (after Vanished by the Lake and Killer by the Lake) — which, by the way, was produced and aired in France before the covid-19 pandemic hit — Lise Stocker (Julie De Bona, The Bonfire of Destiny) and Clovis Bouvier (Lannick Gautry, A Deadly Union) face a completely new threat when several people in Annecy are suddenly struck down by a mysterious disease.
A deadly virus is spreading, and it’s a race against the clock to find out where it came from and how to stop its spread from becoming an epidemic. Was it an accident? A crime? An act of terrorism? Is this virus related to the mysterious disappearance of a little girl and her father? Every minute counts because the number of victims is continuing to rise — forcing separations, destroying plans, and breaking up families — and the state of emergency will reveal the true nature of everyone involved and change their lives forever.
Featuring Sylvie Testud (Fear and Trembling) and Pierre Perrier (The Returned), Fear by the Lake premieres in the US on Friday, February 5, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Hache: Season 2 (Spain)
Opening a year after the the Season 1 finale, the new season of this 1960s-set crime thriller finds Hache (Adriana Ugarte, The Time in Between) grabbing a chance to start up a heroin production lab, but conspiring associates and a troublemaking relative complicate her plans.
Inspired by real events, Hache: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, February 5, exclusively on Netflix.
The Last Paradiso (L’ultimo paradiso) (Italy)
Based on real events, this drama set in 1950s Italy stars Riccardo Scamarcio (Palermo Connection, Romanzo Criminale) as Ciccio, a passionate free spirit who dreams of love, justice, and a better life — until a forbidden affair threatens everything.
Costarring Gaia Bermani Amaral (Baciati dall’amore), Valentina Cervi (Full Disclosure), and Antonio Gerardi (Imma Tataranni), The Last Paradiso, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Little Coincidences: Season 3 (Pequeñas Coincidencias) (Spain)
The final season of this popular romantic comedy brings to a close the hilarious story of the relationship between Marta (Marta Hazas, Velvet) and Javi (series writer and creator Javier Veiga, Gym Tony). As with Seasons 1-2, it will feature entanglements, misunderstandings, and dramas, but with love (and comedy) underpinning all of it, as the couple deal with issues of parenthood.
Little Coincidences: Season 3 premieres in the US (as well as Spain, Latin America, and Italy) on Friday, February 5, exclusively on Prime Video.
Balthazar: Series 3 (France)
He’s back! He, of course, is Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley, Messiah, The Heir Apparent: Largo Winch), the suave, clever, and a tad odd forensic pathologist who can make the dead speak like no one else as he works to solve Paris’ most disturbing crimes.
The new season of this mystery-crime drama series, which is reminiscent of Castle, The Mentalist, and Bones, opens six months after the tragic consequences of his investigation into the murder of his wife, Lise, over a dozen years ago. Once again Balthazar and chief inspector Hélène Bach (Hélène de Fougerolles, Le Secret d’Elise, Va Savoir) team up to tackle criminal cases, only they’re darker this season, including victims treated as guinea pigs by a mad scientist and random killings committed by an evil, psychopathic clown, not to mention a mysterious island that hides many secrets.
Featuring Yannig Samot (La Mante), Philypa Phoenix (Osmosis), and Côme Levin (Missions), Balthazar: Series 3 premieres in the US on Monday, February 8, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
Mafiosa: Season 4 (France)
She’s back! She, of course, is Sandra Paoli (Hélène Fillières, Aurore), the eponymous crime boss. In this crime drama’s penultimate season, it’s been a year since Sandra left Corsica after being betrayed by her brother, Jean-Michel (Thierry Neuvic, Piégés). While she has settled in Paris and shares her life with Enzo (Stefano Accorsi, 1992/1993/1994), an Italian who knows nothing of her background, revenge is on her mind — and it isn’t long before there is a homicide investigation in Bastia. Mafiosa: Season 4 premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 9, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Movie of the Week: Love Naturally, Part 1 (L’amour vache) (France)
In this romance movie, Parisian businesswoman Lili (Delphine Chanéac, Blood of the Vine) travels to rural France with her fiancé for a wedding and falls in love with Luc (Thierry Neuvic, Mafiosa), a single father and farmer.
The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman (En Passant Pécho: Les Carottes Sont Cuites) (France)
Hedi (Hedi Bouchenafa, Marseille) and Cokeman (Nassim Lyes, The Spy) — dysfunctional dealers in Paris — use family ties to try to boost their small drug business in this crass and juvenile comedy based on the web series. The Misadventures of Hedi and Cokeman, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, February 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
In the opener of this series — the first from Luxembourg to be shown in the US, and the first crime drama series in the Luxembourgish language — the lifeless body of a teenager is found in the forest near the rural village of Manscheid in northern Luxembourg. Detective Luc Capitani (Luc Schiltz, Unit 42), who’s from the southern part of the country, is put in charge of the case but has trouble navigating the closed, communal, and protective nature of the northerners.
Much as he would like otherwise, Capitani is also dependent on the help of Elsa Ley (Sophie Mousel, City Hunter), a young and intrepid local policewoman. Soon after starting their investigation, the two find themselves entangled in a web of secrets and lies, and Capitani is forced to confront his own demons as he discovers the shocking truth.
Capitani, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, February 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Red Dot (Sweden)
This thriller follows David (Anastasios Soulis, Gåsmamman) and Nadja (Nanna Blondell, Twin), a 20-something couple who’ve been struggling with their marriage. When Nadja becomes pregnant, they make an attempt to rekindle their relationship by going on a hiking trip in the mountains. But it turns into a nightmare after a quarrel with two local hunters escalates. When a red laser dot appears on their tent, the couple are forced to flee for their lives into the cold, unforgiving wilderness. Totally isolated in the mountains, they are pursued in a sadistic hunt by reckless shooters. Meanwhile, the couple’s past also comes back to haunt them.
Red Dot, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, February 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Squared Love (Milosc do kwadratu) (Poland)
In this romantic comedy, a celebrity journalist and renowned womanizer starts to rethink his life choices after he falls for a mysterious model who leads a double life.
Squared Love, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, February 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Hate by Dani Rovira (Dani Rovira: Odio) (Spain)
Filmed at the Soho Theater in his hometown of Málaga, Spain, actor Dani Rovira (Spanish Affair) reflects on human beings’ nonsensical hatred in this unfiltered standup show. Hate by Dani Rovira, a Netflix Comedy Special, premieres globally on Friday, February 12, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Presumed Guilty (Presunto culpable) (Spain)
Set in an idyllic fishing village in the Basque Country of northern Spain, this mystery-crime thriller finds Jon Aristegui (Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Without Identity), a researcher living and working in Paris, being forced to return to his hometown after six years away due to a terrible event. Once back, he must confront both the ghosts of his past and a mystery that was never solved, which still haunts him to this day: the disappearance of his girlfriend, Anne (Alejandra Onieva, High Seas).
Movie of the Week: Love Naturally, Part 2 (L’amour encore plus vache) (France)
In this follow-up movie, city girl Lili (Delphine Chanéac, La vie devant nous) and country boy Luc (Thierry Neuvic, Murder in Provins) struggle to keep their marriage afloat.
Tatort: Borowski: Season 5 (Germany)
Axel Milberg (Berlin Station) is back as Klaus Borowski, the quixotic, socially inept, equal opportunity offender of a detective who solves crimes in the port city of Kiel. The new season finds him working sans partner on an island in the North Sea, then with new partner Mila Sahin (Almila Bagriacik, 4 Blocks) on cases involving a man suffering from Alzheimer’s, a winning lottery ticket, and… a ghost? Tatort: Borowski: Season 5 premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 16, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
La línea invisible (Spain)
Set in Franco’s Spain in the 1960s, this historical drama tells the origin story of the first killings by members of the Basque separatist organization ETA through following the life of ETA leader Txabi Etxebarrieta (Àlex Monner, Unauthorized Living). Txabi crossed the invisible line on June 7th, 1968, when he assassinated a 25-year-old Galician Civil Guard, the first of the ETA’s 853 victims killed over the course of 50 years.
The six-episode limited series costars Anna Castillo (Arde Madrid), Patrick Criado (Mar de plástico), Joan Amargós (Los inocentes), Antonio de la Torre (The Night Manager), Enric Auquer (Sky Rojo), Emilio Palacios (The Zone), Asier Etxeandia (Velvet), María Morales (Criminal: Spain), and Pablo Derqui (Night and Day).
The Boarding School: The Hills (El Internado: Las Cumbres) (Spain)
This eight-episode reboot of the hugely popular mystery-thriller series The El internado is set at a school for troubled students, located next to an old monastery in an inaccessible and isolated spot between the mountains where the surrounding forest is home to ancient legends and present-day threats. It stars Asia Ortega (The Hockey Girls), Albert Salazar (La Riera), Daniel Arias (Segunda oportunidad), and Daniela Rubio (Caronte).
The Boarding School: The Hills premieres in the US on Friday, February 19, exclusively on Prime Video.
Luna & Sophie: Season 2 (SOKO Potsdam) (Germany)
In this crime drama’s new season, childhood best friends and detective duo Luna (Caroline Erikson, Tatort) and Sophie (Katrin Jaehne, Tatort) find Luna’s father, who’s been incarcerated, back in their lives and claiming to have witnessed a murder. Sophie starts an affair with a team member, straining her marriage and her friendship with Luna. When a hostage is taken in a jewelry store, the case takes an unexpected turn. And a mission into the deepest part of Brandenburg shows the two women that the world there is completely different. Luna & Sophie: Season 2 premieres in the US on Friday, February 19, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Tribes of Europa (Germany)
Set in 2074, this sci-fi adventure series follows three siblings — Kiano (Emilio Sakraya, 4 Blocks), Liv (Henriette Confurius, Line of Separation), and Elja (David Ali Rashed, O Beautiful Night), of the Origines tribe — as they set out to change the fate of Europe 45 years after a mysterious global catastrophe fractured the continent into countless microstates where different tribes fight for dominance. But the siblings get separated and are forced to forge their own paths and fight for their survival, their freedom, and their families.
Featuring Oliver Masucci (Dark), Melika Foroutan (The Weissensee Saga), Robert Finster (Freud), and Ana Ularu (Alex Rider), Tribes of Europa, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on February 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Beartown (Björnstad) (Sweden)
Based on Fredrik Backman‘s (A Man Called Ove) bestselling novel of the same name, this drama sees a small-town’s junior ice-hockey team having a shot at winning Sweden’s national semi-finals. With all the locals’ dreams resting on the shoulders of a handful of teenage boys, this heavy burden becomes the catalyst for a violent act that will leave a young girl traumatized and a town in turmoil. Accusations are made and, like ripples on a pond, they travel through Beartown, leaving no resident unaffected.
Starring Ulf Stenberg (Before We Die), Aliette Opheim (Thicker Than Water), Tobias Zilliacus (Gåsmamman), Miriam Ingrid (Day Trip), and newcomer Oliver Dufåker, Beartown premieres in the US on Monday, February 22, on HBO (time tba). It will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
Movie of the Week: Goodbye and See You Soon (Au revoir… et à bientôt!) (France)
In this romance comedy, 60-something Henri (Bernard Le Coq, Perfect Murders) meets 50-something Lila (Florence Pernel, Paris), and sparks fly — until they both must reconcile their very different lives and backgrounds.
Murder in…: Season 7 (Meurtres à…) (France)
Nine new episodes make up the new season of this hit mystery-crime drama series whose stories are set against the backdrops of lush forests, remote islands, rocky coastlines, blue-water beaches, and grand ranches across France. Murder in…: Season 7 premieres in the US on Tuesday, February 23, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Agathe Koltès: Murder in Brittany (Agathe Koltès) (France)
The crime dramedy stars Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Call My Agent!) as Agathe Koltès, a 50-year-old police commander about to take up a post in a small town in Brittany. Everyone there is awaiting the arrival of the great veteran cop, except for Mathilde Sirach (Hortense Gélinet, Chronicles of the Sun), whom the townspeople don’t know is Koltès’s daughter. Mathilde is opposed to her mum coming here, and after years apart, their reunion is stormy; however, their investigations soon lead them to rediscover the strong love and bond they have for each other.
Caught by a Wave (Sulla Stessa Onda) (Italy)
In this teen romantic drama, a summer fling born under the Sicilian sun quickly develops into a heartbreaking love story that forces a boy and a girl to grow up too quickly. Caught by a Wave, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 26, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Crazy About Her (Loco por ella) (Spain)
Álvaro Cervantes (Criminal: Spain, Drug Squad: Costa del Sol) stars in this romantic dark comedy as Adri, who, after spending a wild night with Carla (Susana Abaitua, Patria, I Know Who You Are), discovers the only way to see her again is to become a patient at the psychiatric center where she lives. Crazy About Her, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 26, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM PREMIERES TO CONSIDER
The first series from Lebanon on MHz Choice is this drama, in which Dana Nasr (Flavia Bechara, The Kite) wakes up from an 11-year coma with a pesky alter ego who helps her to face the challenge of rejoining the world.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS DEBUTING ON LINEAR TV
The Hunt (Ukraine-Georgia)
In this action- and suspense-filled crime drama, widow Tamara teams up with childhood friends and cops Boris and Vladimir to investigate her husband Max’s assassination by a criminal gang — a case she thinks the police closed before it was really solved. But then the trio realize that Tamara is next on the killer’s hit list… The Russian-language The Hunt begins airing Thursday, February 18, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
This thriller stars Sven Nordin (Wisting) as Ravn Eikanger, a brilliant surgeon whose wife, Vilma (Pia Halvorsen, Real Humans), has a terminal illness. Colleagues won’t allow them to conduct experimental treatments at the hospital, so Ravn does what needs must to fund his tests for a possible cure for Vilma: he runs an illegal underground clinic in an old bomb shelter, where he provides medical treatment to criminals and others who won’t go to a proper hospital.
The Returned: Series 1 (Les revenants) (France)
The first season of this supernatural thriller is fabulous! It follows residents of a small mountain town after deceased members from their lives and the community return without realizing they had died and act like nothing strange had happened. While their loved ones are beyond confused, other strange goings-on begin happening — and soon both the living and the undead will find themselves in danger.
Header photo credits: Balthazar (photo by Nicolas Roucou) courtesy of Acorn TV; Fear by the Lake courtesy of PBS Masterpiece/Walter Presents; The Investigation courtesy of HBO; La línea invisible courtesy of Topic
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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