August brings 27 new Euro TV series, seasons, and films from eight countries to viewers in the US, Canada and beyond, plus more besides.
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.
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Deliver Us (Fred til lands) (Denmark)
In this dark psychological thriller, five people in a small town plot a seemingly perfect revenge murder — only to realize that playing God has devilish ramifications. The cast includes Morten Hee Andersen (Ride Upon the Storm), Claus Riis Østergaard (Dicte), Anders Juul (Borgen), Lene Maria Christensen (The Legacy), and Dar Salim (Spring Tide).
Movie of the Week: Rose and the Captain (Rose et le soldat) (France)
Set in 1942 Martinique, this period drama centers on a young teacher who is torn between the resistance and her love of a French soldier. The TV movie stars Zita Hanrot (Chefs) and Fred Testot (La Mante).
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord (Germany)
This documentary tells the true story of Maximilian Schmidt, the real person behind the character Moritz Zimmermann in the Netflix series How To Sell Drugs Online (Fast). In this film, Schmidt, aka Shiny Flakes, reveals how he built an online drug empire from his childhood bedroom. Using his website shinyflakes.com and the German postal service, the then-19-year old ran an international drugs empire by himself — selling one ton of drugs over the course of 14 months. In February 2015, he was arrested for selling approximately 4.1 million euros worth of drugs — one of the largest cybercrime cases known in Germany — and the police still don’t know where most of the money is.
Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Tuesday, August 3, exclusively Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
In this werewolf horror film, 20-something Teddy (Anthony Bajon, Ad Vitam) lives in a foster home and temps in a massage parlor. His girlfriend Rebecca (Christine Gautier, Loving) graduates soon, and they’re making plans for their future together. Then Teddy is scratched in the woods by the wolf that local farmers have been fuming over and hunting for months. As the weeks go by, Teddy finds himself being more and more overcome by animal impulses…
Astrid (Astrid et Raphaëlle) (France-Belgium)
Sara Mortensen (Contact, Chefs) and Lola Dewaere (Killer by the Lake, Bright-Eyed Revenge) star in this crime drama as Astrid Nielsen and Raphaëlle Coste. Astrid, an archivist in the criminal records library of the judicial police, has both Asperger’s syndrome and a photographic memory. After Raphaëlle, a district commander for the police, notices Astrid’s unique ability, she involves her in complex cold cases.
The Swarm (La nuée) (France)
This supernatural film stars Suliane Brahim (Black Spot) as Virginie — a widow, a single mother of two children, and a farmer raising locusts as an edible, high-protein food crop. Despite her hard work, Virginie is on the brink of bankruptcy; she can’t seem to get the locusts to reproduce, and she’s earning far too little from her sales. Money worries and practical problems are piling up, and tensions with her kids and neighbors are running high. Then everything changes when Virginie discovers the locusts have a taste for blood…
Costarring Sofiane Khammes (Kepler(s)), Marie Narbonne (Call My Agent!), and Raphael Romand, The Swarm, a Netflix Film, premieres globally (outside of France, Spain, and China) on Friday, August 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Movie of the Week: The Brave Judge (Le Juge Courage: l’Affaire des Vermiraux) (France)
Based on a true story, this 1911-set historical drama follows a brave judge who leads a campaign against a notorious boarding school that preys upon and abuses its young charges. The TV movie stars Julie Ferrier (Perfect Crimes), Bruno Debrandt (Spiral), Théo Frilet (Murder in l’île de Ré), and Emilie de Preissac (Dolmen).
La Permission (France)
This period drama tells the story of a forbidden romance between a young French girl and a dashing Senegalese rifleman in 1917 France. It stars Charlotte de Turckheim (Murder in Belle-Île), Hande Kodja (The Bureau), Michaël Cohen (The Passenger), and Souleymane Seye Ndiaye (ZeroZeroZero).
The Hunt for a Killer (Jakten på en mördare) (Sweden)
Based on the reportage book by Swedish journalist and crime reporter Tobias Barkman, this six-episode true-crime drama follows a dedicated team of detectives and their hunt for the sadistic killer of 10-year-old Helén Nilsson in the small town of Hörby. The case shook Sweden to its core and went unsolved for 15 years. During this time, detectives Per-Åke Åkesson (Anders Beckman, Midsommar, The Restaurant) and Monica Olhed (Lotten Roos, Wallander, The Bridge) led an investigation team that solved numerous homicides in southern Sweden and, eventually and against all the odds, found Helén’s killer.
Costarring Håkan Bengtsson (Wallander), Rasmus Troedsson (The Restaurant), and Magnus Schmitz (The Bridge), The Hunt for a Killer premieres in the US and Canada in its entirety on Thursday, August 12, exclusively on Sundance Now and its digital channels, including Sundance Now on Amazon Channels and the AMC+ streaming bundle.
The Killing: Season 1 (Forbrydelsen) (Denmark)
Arguably the series that put Scandi noir on the map outside of the Nordic countries and made it the go-to sub-genre of international crime dramas (not to mention starting the Faroese sweater craze), this BAFTA winner for Best International series and two-time International Emmy® nominee is finally going be available in North America.
Sofie Gråbøl (Fortitude, The Restaurant) leads the cast as Inspector Sarah Lund, whose plan to leave the Copenhagen Police and move to Sweden to start her new life with her fiancé is thwarted when she’s assigned to lead the investigation into the murder of a teen girl. As she and Inspector Jan Meyer (Søren Malling, The Investigation) delve into the case, they find evidence that links local politician Troels Hartmann (Lars Mikkelsen, Ride Upon the Storm) to the murder.
Gone for Good (Disparu à jamais) (France)
Adapted from Harlan Coben‘s best-selling novel of the same name, this mystery thriller stars Finnegan Oldfield (Das Boot) as Guillaume Lucchesi, who thought he had drawn a line under the terrible tragedy that saw the two people he loved the most die: his first love Sonia (Garance Marillier, Ad Vitam) and his brother Fred (Nicolas Duvauchelle, Braquo). Ten years later, Judith (Nailia Harzoune, Les petits meurtres d’Agatha Christie), whose love has made his life worth living again, suddenly disappears. To find her, Guillaume will have to face all the truths that were hidden from him by his family and friends, as well as those that he’d long decided to ignore — for better, but mostly for worse.
Costarring Guillaume Gouix (The Returned), along with Grégoire Colin (Black Spot) and Tomas Lemarquis (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga), Gone for Good, a Netflix original series, premieres globally on Friday, August 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Annelise Hesme (Perfect Crimes, Murder in Lille) stars in this medical dramedy as Nina Auber — a divorced, 39-year-old mum of one daughter, the daughter of an internist and an obstetrician, and a trainee nurse working in the Madeleine Brès Hospital’s internal medicine department, which is headed by her ex-husband, Dr. Costa Antonakis (Thomas Jouannet, Contact).
Costarring Nina Melo (Heartbreaker) and Grégoire Bonnet (Hard), Nina premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, August 13, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Valeria: Season 2 (Spain)
Based on the “Valeria” novels by Elísabet Benavent, the new season of this dramedy finds Valeria (Diana Gómez, 45 rpm) back in Madrid and having to decide whether she will hide behind a pseudonym to make a living as a writer, or renounce the publication of her novel and continue working on junk contracts under her own name. The rest of Valeria’s life has highs and lows, too, such as reconnecting with the irresistible Victor (Maxi Iglesias, (Velvet). Through it all, Valeria has the support of her three best friends — Lola (Silma López, Cosas de la vida), Carmen (Paula Malia, The Neighbor) and Nerea (Teresa Riott, Barcelona Summer Night) — who also go through crucial moments in their own lives.
Featuring Ibrahim Al Shami (El secreto de puente viejo) as Adrián, Valeria: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, August 13, exclusively on Netflix.
Movie of the Week: Seasons of Love (Climats) (France)
Set in 1934, this period drama sees Philippe (Yannick Renier, The Churchmen) fall in love with and marry beautiful stranger Odile (Raphaëlle Agogué, The Passenger) against the wishes of his parents, but theirs is not a happily-ever-after union.
Tatort: Streets of Berlin (Germany)
Another detective duo in the hugely-popular Tatort crime drama franchise are Berlin homicide cops Nina Rubin (Meret Becker, Babylon Berlin) and Robert Karow (Mark Waschke, Dark). Similar to other opposite-but-effective crime-fighting partners, Nina tends to explode in the face of individual injustice, while Robert is a cool, rational thinker with a healthy dose of mistrust for anyone and anything.
The Defeated (Im Schatten der Mörder) (France-Canada-Germany)
Taylor Kitsch (True Detective, Friday Night Lights) stars in this multilingual (English, German, Russian) period drama thriller as Max McLaughlin, an American cop who arrives in Berlin in the summer of 1946 to help create a police force in the chaotic aftermath of the war.
Costars include Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Logan Marshall-Green (Damnation), Tuppence Middleton (Dickensian), Mala Emde (Charité), Nina Hoss (Criminal: Germany), and Sebastian Koch (Homeland).
The Defeated, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Wednesday, August 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Out of My League (Sul più bello) (Italy)
Based on the novel of the same name by Eleonora Gaggero, this rom-com drama centers on Marta (newcomer Ludovica Francesconi), a charming yet awkward woman with a rare genetic disorder, who is tired of swiping through the dating scene with her besties in tow and sets her sights on love.
Out of My League, a Netflix Film, premieres in the US on Wednesday, August 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Killing: Season 2 (Forbrydelsen) (Denmark)
Set two years after the events in Season 1, the sophomore season of this brilliant crime drama finds Sarah Lund, having been demoted to a border guard posting, returning to detective work alongside Inspector Ulrik Strange (Mikael Birkkjær, Borgen) after a military advisor is found murdered. Her death is followed by the killing of a military veteran, while elsewhere in Copenhagen, the Minister of Justice (Nicolas Bro, The Bridge) and his team are investigating a military cover-up.
Bauhaus (Lotte am Bauhaus) (Germany)
Inspired by the life of designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher, this historical drama set in 1920s Weimar, Germany, follows Lotte Brendel (Alicia von Rittberg, Charité), an artistically-gifted and rebellious young woman who, against the will of her parents, joins the new Bauhaus art school. Led by visionary architect Walter Gropius (Jörg Hartmann, The Weissensee Saga), Bauhaus and its eccentric instructors attempt to expand their students’ creativity and their concept of what art is and what it can be. While at the school, Lotte becomes part of a movement that sets out to end the stagnant, outdated rule of the German Empire, to usher in a new era.
The Bastards of Pizzofalcone: Season 2 (I bastardi di Pizzofalcone) (Italy)
Based on the best-selling novels by Maurizio de Giovanni, this mystery series returns with six new episodes that follow a ragtag team of misfit detectives investigating and solving crimes in Naples. The series stars Alessandro Gassmann (The War Is Over), Carolina Crescentini (Lampedusa), Massimiliano Gallo (Imma Tataranni), Tosca D’Aquino (Tutti per Bruno), Gianfelice Imparato (The Vertical Line), Antonio Folletto (Gomorrah), Simona Tabasco (DOC – Nelle tue mani), and Gennaro Silvestro (Sense8).
Movie of the Week: Manon Lescaut (France)
Based on the 18th-century novel of the same name by Antoine François Prévost (which inspired the popular Puccini opera, amongst other adaptations), this period drama set in 1713 Amiens sees young nobleman Le Chevalier des Grieux (Samuel Theis, A French Village) abandon his privileged life after falling in love with and running away with Manon Lescaut (Céline Perreau), a candlemaker’s daughter.
Shadows of the Past (Les Ombres du passé) (France)
In this thriller from director Denis Malleval (Georges Simenon Mysteries), Vincent (Samuel Le Bihan, Braquo) witnesses a deadly accident, which awakens the memory a terrible event from his past. Costars in the TV movie include Frédéric Diefenthal (Murder in Auvergne) and Hélène Degy (Magellan).
Open Your Eyes (Otwórz oczy) (Poland)
In this mystery thriller, a teenager (Maria Wawreniuk, Who Are You) finds herself at a memory disorders center after she loses her family. Here she bonds with other patients who have experienced similar traumas. But her treatment is unconventional and she starts having bizarre dreams that feel real — causing her to wonder what this place really is.
The series costars Ignacy Liss (Better Half), Michał Sikorski (All My Friends Are Dead), Marcin Czarnik (The Witcher), Sara Celler-Jezierska (Erotica 2022), and Marta Nieradkiewicz (Ultraviolet).
Open Your Eyes, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it at http://netflix.com/openyoureyes.)
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes (Norway)
This six-episode vampire dramedy sees Live Hallangen (Kathrine Thorborg Johansen, Home Ground) declared dead, then waking up on the forensic table — with an insatiable hunger for blood. Meanwhile, her brother Odd (Elias Holmen Sørensen, Struggle for Life) is trying to keep the family-run funeral home afloat, but the zero death rate in the small Norwegian town of Skarnes is making it impossible. As Live’s bloodthirst keeps intensifying, she realizes her newfound urge can actually solve Odd’s problem. Now she must learn to control her new dangerous nature and decide if she is willing to sacrifice people’s lives for her own survival — and the survival of the family business.
Costarring Andrée Sørum (Home Ground), Kim Fairchild (Things We Do for Love), Sarah Khorami (Occupied), and Terje Strømdahl (Mammon), Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes premieres globally on August 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/postmortem.)
The Killing: Season 3 (Forbrydelsen) (Denmark)
In the final season of this hit crime drama, three Eastern European sailors are found murdered on and in the water around a ship owned by Zeeland, the company owned by industrial magnate Robert Zeuthen (Anders W. Berthelsen, DNA). Then Zeuthen’s nine-year-old daughter is kidnapped. Now a Detective Chief Inspector, Sarah Lund leads the investigation into the kidnapping and ransom demand and must work alongside Mathias Borch (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Follow the Money), a member of PET, the Danish security and intelligence service. Meanwhile, the global financial crisis is affecting everyone everywhere, and in Denmark, there’s more than the general election at stake for the Prime Minister (Olaf Johannessen, Follow the Money).
Our Miracle Years (Unsere wunderbaren Jahre) (Germany)
Adapted from Peter Prange‘s novel Unsere wunderbaren Jahre, this historical drama opens on June 20, 1948, in Altena, Germany, and follows the story of the Wolf family, who, with the introduction of the Deutschmark, look ahead to life in post-war Germany, while the country experiences the Wirtschaftswunder, the “economic miracle” of the late 1940s and 1950s. It stars Elisa Schlott (The Vanishing), Vanessa Loibl (Marienhof), Anna Maria Mühe (Dogs of Berlin), Katja Riemann (Tatort), Hans-Jochen Wagner (Tatort), Thomas Sarbacher (The Diplomat), David Schütter (Barbarians), Franz Hartwig (Pagan Peak), and Ludwig Trepte (Deutschland 86).
Gigantes: Season 1 (Spain)
In this gritty crime drama, the Guerrero family battles rivals, police, and each other to stay on top of Madrid’s criminal underworld. The series stars Daniel Grao (Cathedral of the Sea), Isak Férriz (Below Zero), Nene (The Legacy of the Bones), and José Coronado (Unauthorized Living).
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Her Secret Life (Et mon coeur transparent) (France)
In this suspense drama, the world of Lancelot (Julien Boisselier, Nina, Contact) collapses when he learns that his wife, Irina (Caterina Murino, Casino Royale, Zen), has died in a car accident. But there is more pain in store for him: When Lancelot starts investigating why she was in that car, he begins to discover that Irina, the woman he loved and was devoted to, had been leading a secret life.
The Awakening (Éternelle) (France)
This supernatural thriller centers on Dr. Yann Voline (Guillaume Cramoisan, The Last Wave) and the naked woman (Claire Keim, Les Secrets) he accidentally hit with his car on a dark, rainy night. After taking her to the hospital, she regains consciousness but has lost her memory and has no ID to identify who she is. What she does have are two things: the ability to get into the minds of people just by looking at them, and an unknown virus that could wipe out the whole of humanity. Soon the woman becomes the target of a manhunt by the doctors and the police, whose desire to study her is filled with dark intentions.
Indecency (Mo) (Romania)
Inspired by real-life events, this drama follows the story of Mo (Dana Rogoz, Bloodhound) and her best friend, Vera (Madalina Craiu, Umbre), who are caught cheating during a test by the toughest professor on campus (Razvan Vasilescu, Whiskey Cavalier). After Mo asks him for a second chance, the professor invites the two girls to his house, where they will have to pass an unexpected examination. It’s all fun and games — until Mo loses control.
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Bannan: Season 1 (Scotland)
The first Scottish series to screen in the US is this drama set on an unnamed island in the Hebrides. It follows Màiri MacDonald (Debbie Mackay, Red Rose), a lawyer in Aberdeen who returns home to the island to attend a funeral. She left eight years earlier to escape everything about the island — from its claustrophobia, customs and mentality, to her dysfunctional family. With her return, the couple of days she’d planned to spend in the tight-knit community turn into weeks, owing to the bannan — the emotional ties — that bind her to the place and its people, and force her to confront unresolved conflicts from her past.
Bannan: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Sunday, August 1, through the end of the month.
The Bridge: Season 1 (Bron/Broen) (Sweden-Denmark)
In Season 1 of this critically-acclaimed series — one of the best crime dramas ever — what appears to be a woman’s dead body placed dead center across the border of Sweden and Denmark on the Øresund Bridge turns out to be the top half of a Swedish woman and the bottom half of a Danish woman, thus necessitating the involvement of police from both countries. Saga Norén (Sophia Helin, Atlantic Crossing, Mystery Road), a Swedish detective in Malmö, is forced to team up with Copenhagen-based Danish detective Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia, Killing Eve, The Letter for the King) — an initially-tense setup that evolves into an effective partnership and an unlikely yet affectionate friendship. The investigation into the corpses is just the start for Saga and Martin, as their cross-border assignment will ultimately involve several more crimes and murders instigated and committed by the “Truth Terrorist.”
The cast includes Dag Malmberg (Spring Tide), Sarah Boberg (Below the Surface), Rafael Pettersson (Arne Dahl), Puk Scharbau (The Killing), Lars Simonsen (Follow the Money), and Emil Birk Hartmann (Swinger).
The Bridge: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Sunday, August 1, through the end of the month.
The Nordic Murders: Season 1 (Der Usedom-Krimi) (Germany)
Set on the secluded island of Usedom off the north shore of Germany, this mystery-crime drama series opens with former district attorney Karin Lossow (Katrin Saß, Dogs of Berlin) released from prison after serving a six-year sentence for shooting her husband. Her daughter, Julia (Lisa Maria Potthoff, Skylines), is the Detective Chief Inspector for the Usedom police, and their fragile mother-daughter relationship is put to the test as they team up to investigate criminal cases on the island. The Nordic Murders: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Sunday, August 1, through the end of the month.
Tunnel of Dreams (Gotthard) (Switzerland)
This award-winning historical drama, which I quite enjoyed, follows three characters whose lives are linked to the construction of the Gotthard Tunnel, the 15-kilometer railway tunnel that connects Göschenen with Airolo in Switzerland, between 1873 and 1882. They are Max Büuhl (Maxim Mehmet, Generation War), a wannabe engineer whose skills in arithmetic help him to land a job with the tunnel’s contractor; Tommaso Lazzaroni (Pasquale Aleardi, Inspector Dupin), a hot-headed Italian miner who has a job on the tunnel project; and Anna Tresch (Miriam Stein, The Team), the business-minded daughter of the local hauler who rents the room above her father’s barn to both men.
In the bustle and confusion of the expanding city and the tunnel’s construction, the trio forge a friendship that defies the differences of social class and tackles internal and external dramas, including the growing tension between Tommaso, who becomes the spokesman of the miners, and Max, who struggles to be loyal to both his employer and his friends.
Movie of the Week: Me Against the World (Envers et contre tous) (France)
This drama stars Cécile Bois (Candice Renoir) as Audrey, an unemployed single mother who battles big pharma with the help of Maître Tcheuffa (Loup-Denis Elion, Reunions), after her son suffers a debilitating reaction to a prescription medication.
Header photo credits: Astrid courtesy of PBS Distribution/Walter Presents; The Hunt for a Killer (photo by Carolina Romare | © Sundance Now & Yellow Bird) courtesy of Sundance Now; The Killing (© Tine Harden) courtesy of Topic; Tatort: Streets of Berlin courtesy of MHz Choice
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