September brings 31 new Euro TV series, seasons, documentaries, and films from 14 countries to the US and beyond, plus linear TV debuts and more shows added to streamers.
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.
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Dead Mountain (Pereval Dyatlova) (Russia)
Based on the declassified files of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, this historical drama tells the story of the real-life mystery of nine students, all experienced hikers, who set out on a trek in the Ural Mountains in January 1959 but never reach their destination. When their frozen, near-naked bodies are found scattered across the campsite a month later, and their tent is shown to have been cut open from the inside, the investigators are confounded about who or what the hikers were trying to escape from and how and why they died. Then KGB agent Oleg Kostin (Pyotr Fyodorov, Sputnik) arrives to conduct a confidential inquiry with help from local medical examiner Katya (Mariya Lugovaya, Better than Us). As his quest to find the truth continues, his list of questions grows.
Dead Mountain, a Topic Original series, premieres in the US and Canada with its first three (of eight) episodes on Thursday, September 2, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon. New episodes will debut singly each week through October 7.
The Defence (Chylka) (Poland)
In Season 1 of this mystery thriller adapted from the renowned crime novels by Remigiusz Mróz, well-respected lawyer Joanna Chylka (Magdalena Cielecka, Pakt) and her junior attorney, Kordian Orynski (Filip Plawiak, The Crime), help a couple after they become the prime suspects in the disappearance of their three-year-old child. The Defence premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, September 3, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Money Heist: Season 5, Volume 1 (La casa de papel) (Spain)
The first five episodes of this mega-hit crime thriller’s final season find the gang still holed up in the Bank of Spain, where they’ve been shut in for more than 100 hours. While they managed to rescue Lisbon, their darkest moment is upon them after losing one of their own: Sierra has captured the Professor, but he has no escape plan. And just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army.
Money Heist: Season 5, Volume 1 premieres globally on Friday, September 3, exclusively on Netflix.
Captain Maria (Il Capitano Maria) (Italy)
Vanessa Incontrada (Don Matteo) stars in this mystery series as Carabinieri captain Maria Guerra, who returns to her hometown in Puglia to recharge her career, raise her kids, and find her husband’s killer. The cast includes Andrea Bosca (3 Caminos), Carmine Buschini (The War Is Over), and Francesco Colella (ZeroZeroZero).
Fire in the Sky (Revontulien armoilla) (Finland)
This documentary on the most Nordic of natural phenomena — the Northern Lights (aka the Aurora Borealis) — reveals how researchers have gained new insight into the impact of the Northern Lights on infrastructure and animal behavior, and explains why solar storms can be a danger to humanity.
Into the Night: Season 2 (Belgium)
Following their harrowing journey to stay out of the killer sun (literally) and get to safety, the new season of this Belgian thriller sees the multinational group of passengers and flight crew having found refuge from the sun in an old Soviet military bunker in Bulgaria. However, their respite is cut short when an accident ruins part of their food supply. Suddenly forced back out above ground, they must travel to the Global Seed Vault in Norway in a desperate attempt to secure their survival. But they are not the only ones with that idea…
Into the Night: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres Wednesday, September 8, exclusively on Netflix.
JJ+E (Vinterviken) (Sweden)
Based on the award-winning novel Vinterviken by Swedish author Mats Wahl, JJ+E (Vinterviken) updates the story, first released in 1993, to modern-day Sweden. Set in Stockholm in 2021, the drama centers on the love story between Elisabeth (newcomer Elsa Öhrn) and John-John (Mustapha Aarab, Beartown), two youngsters raised in the same city but who live light years apart — separated economically, socially and culturally — until the day they start in the same high school class.
JJ+E, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, September 8, exclusively on Netflix. You can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/vinterviken.
The Women and the Murderer (Les femmes et l’assassin) (France)
This documentary traces the capture of serial killer Guy Georges in 1990s Paris through the tireless work of two women: a police chief and a victim’s mother. The Women and the Murderer, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Thursday, September 9, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
This action thriller centers on a group of five friends who find themselves in a desperate bid for survival. On his bachelor party weekend, Roman (David Kross, The Reader), his brother Albert (Dark Woods), and their friends go on a hiking trip into the wild. When they hear gunshots, they think it’s hunters. However, they soon realize they were mistaken and are forced to run for their lives, as they have become the prey of a mysterious shooter.
Prey, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, September 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Museum (Yr Amgueddfa) (Wales)
Nia Roberts (35 Diwrnod) stars in this drama thiller as Della Howells, a wife, mother, and historian who has finally secured the top job at the Museum of Wales. But after embarking on a reckless affair with a young, charismatic stranger (Steffan Cennydd, The Pembrokeshire Murders), her life as a high-flying career woman starts to fall apart, and she finds herself part of Cardiff’s criminal underworld.
Hailed as “the African Borgen” and nominated for Best International Panorama Series at Series Mania 2020, this eight-part miniseries centers on Moutari Wara (Issaka Sawodogo, The Missing), a law professor who, after years in exile, is allowed to return to his home country, but on one condition: that he doesn’t get involved in politics. But when local elections are organized early, Aïcha (France Nancy Goulian, Shuga), one of his law students, pushes him to get involved against corruption and cronyism. Together they want to change the world, but their relationship is beset by generational conflict.
The life of racing legend Michael Schumacher, who rose to be a Formula One icon thanks to a daring and defiant spirit, is explored in this insightful documentary.
Schumacher, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Wednesday, September 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Cheyenne & Lola (France)
This crime drama follows 35-year-old Cheyenne (Veerle Baetens, Tabula Rasa) and 25-year-old Lola (Charlotte Le Bon, The Hundred-Foot Journey), a 21st-century Gallic Thelma and Louise, if you will. Recently released from prison, Cheyenne works on the ferries between France and the UK, and Parisian Lola arrives in the North to live with her lover. When Cheyenne sees Lola killing the lover’s wife, she just knows she’s going to be accused of the crime because of her record. So she asks the local crime boss for help — a favor that leads the two women into danger, but also wads of cash…
The Father Who Moves Mountains (Tata muta muntii) (Romania)
Adrian Titieni (Graduation, Umbre) stars in this drama as retired intelligence officer Mircea, who learns that his son has gone missing during a snowy hike in the mountains. When searches by local authorities don’t locate him, Mircea stops at nothing and risks everything to find his son.
The Father Who Moves Mountains, a Netflix Film, premieres in the US on Friday, September 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Mad Women’s Ball (Le bal des folles) (France)
Based on Victoria Mas‘s novel The Mad Women’s Ball, this thriller is written and directed by Mélanie Laurent (Oxygen, Inglourious Basterds), who costars. Set in the late 19th century, the story centers on Eugénie (Lou de Laâge, The Innocents), a young woman who proves inconvenient to her bourgeois family and is sent to the Salpêtrière Asylum to be kept out of sight. In plotting her escape, Eugénie will need the help of nurse Geneviève (Laurent).
The Mad Women’s Ball premieres globally on Friday, September 17, on Prime Video.
Seaside Hotel: Season 8 (Badehotellet) (Denmark)
In the new season of this fan-favorite period comedy-drama, it’s the summer of 1941 and the hotel plays host to its regulars and new guests. While actor Weyse (Jens Jacob Tychsen, Borgen) tries and fails to get his memoirs written, a Communist scene painter (Lars Mikkelsen, Ride Upon the Storm) arrives and turns things upside down at the hotel, as do a bunch of German soldiers, some of whom desert — an act for which merchant Madsen (Lars Ranthe, Dicte) feels complicit. And there’s much more beside!
The Stronghold (BAC Nord) (France)
This crime thriller centers on three Marseille cops who, tired of the small-time grind, get a chance to bust a major drug network. But then lines blur when a key informant makes a big ask. The cast includes Gilles Lellouche (Sink or Swim), François Civil (Call My Agent!), and Karim Leklou (The Last Panthers).
The Stronghold, a Netflix Film, premieres in the US on Friday, September 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Gigantes: Season 2 (Spain)
In the second and final season of this gripping Godfather-esque crime drama, the women take the lead as the Guerrero men are on the run — battling rivals, the police, and each other as they try to stay on top of Madrid’s criminal underworld. The cast includes Daniel Grao (Cathedral of the Sea), Isak Férriz (Below Zero), Nene (The Legacy of the Bones), Yolanda Torosio (Dreamland), Sofía Oria (Caronte), Elisabet Gelabert (Elite), and Xenia Tostado (The Cook of Castamar). (Video is from Season 1)
Set in the 1960s, this drama follows Isabel Garrido (Blanca Suárez, Cable Girls, The Boarding School), a young woman who managed to survive the Mauthausen concentration camp during World War II. After the war, hundreds of Nazis fled to Spain to hide — and now Isabel is on the hunt for one of them: Bachmann, known as the most dangerous man in Europe. She will discover that she is not alone in her mission, and will unite with a group of agents in the search for justice. Her code name: Jaguar.
Jaguar, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Wednesday, September 22, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Je Suis Karl (Germany)
Luna Wedler (Biohackers, The Team) stars in this thriller as Maxi, a young woman who loses most of her family in a terrorist bombing. She ends up joining the beguiling student, Karl (Jannis Niewöhner, Beat, Maximilian), and becomes part of a European youth movement. What she doesn’t realize is, this is the group responsible for murdering her family.
Je Suis Karl, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, September 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Angel of Death (Szadź) (Poland)
This crime drama follows the investigation into the murder of a young woman, whose injuries point to a ritual murder committed by a serial killer. On the case are Police Commissioner Agnieszka Polkowska (Aleksandra Poplawska, The Border), who is forced to work on it with Commissioner Tomasz Mrówiec (Bartosz Gelner, Ultraviolet) of the Provincial Headquarters — a teaming that, unknown to Agnieszka, is intentional. Meanwhile, religious studies lecturer Piotr Wolnicki (Maciej Stuhr, The Teacher) has his sights set on Opole University student Ewa Banach (Zofia Domalik, Bartkowiak), who has no idea about his dark secret.
Ganglands (Braqueurs) (France)
Sami Bouajila (Days of Glory) leads the cast of this crime drama as Mehdi, a professional thief who, along with his crew of skilled robbers, gets pulled into a violent and deadly turf war after his niece, apprentice thief Liana (Tracy Gotoas, Above the Sky), crosses a powerful drug kingpin.
Ganglands, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, September 24, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia (Vendetta, guerra nell’antimafia) (Italy)
This docuseries delves into the true story behind two of Sicily’s “Anti-Mafia” crusaders, both of whom wound up on trial for major crimes themselves. After TV station owner Pino Maniaci turns his attention to investigative journalism and focuses on organized crime, he accuses Judge Silvana Saguto of the Prevention Measures section of the Court of Palermo of clientelistic management of confiscated mafia property. She in turn accuses him of supporting the Mafia families whose property has been confiscated. Both proclaim their innocence. Both believe the other is guilty. Who’s telling the truth?
Vendetta: Truth, Lies and the Mafia, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Friday, September 24, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Undertaker: Season 6 (Der Bestatter) (Switzerland)
This fan-favorite, Swiss German-language mystery series is returning with its sixth season. In it Mike Müller (Rascals on the Road) stars as ex-cop-turned-undertaker Luc Conrad, who investigates strange deaths in a small Swiss canton.
Movie of the Week: Marie and Madeleine (Marie et Madeleine) (France)
Set in Nazi-occupied France, this comedy sees the madam of a brothel seeking refuge for herself and her girls — in a convent! The cast includes Michèle Bernier (Murder in Orleans), Carole Richert (House of Rocheville), Sandy Lobry (Captain Marleau), Élodie Fontan (Clem), and Sara Giraudeau (The Bureau). Marie and Madeleine premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, September 28, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.
The Chestnut Man (Kastanjemanden) (Denmark)
Adapted from The Chestnut Man, the critically-acclaimed debut novel by The Killing creator Søren Sveistrup, this psychological crime thriller takes viewers on a dark and unpredictable hunt for a killer who leaves chestnut figurines as a creepy calling card on the victims.
In a quiet suburb of Copenhagen, police discover the body of a young woman. She’d been brutally murdered in a playground, and one of her hands is missing. Next to her lies a small man made of chestnuts. The ambitious young detective Naia Thulin (Danica Curcic, Equinox) is assigned to the case, along with her new partner, Mark Hess (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, The Rain). They soon discover a mysterious piece of evidence on the chestnut man — evidence connecting it to a girl who went missing a year earlier and was presumed dead: the daughter of politician Rosa Hartung (Iben Dorner, The Sommerdahl Murders).
The Chestnut Man, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on September 29, exclusively on Netflix. You can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/thechestnutman.
In this romantic comedy, hopeful romantic Thibault believes his luck could change when sparks fly between him and Rose. But can he go from bestie to boyfriend? Friendzone, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, September 29, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Sounds Like Love (Fuimos canciones) (Spain)
Adapted from Elísabet Benavent‘s best-selling “Canciones y recuerdos” novel series, this comedy-drama follows Maca (María Valverde, Galveston), a 30-year-old fashion assistant. She just about has her life together after a devastating breakup when Leo (Álex González, Unauthorized Living), the guy who broke her heart, returns. So Maca seeks support from best friends Adriana (Susana Abaitúa, Patria) and Jimena (Elísabet Casanovas, Merlí), and all three women will learn that love can be complicated.
Sounds Like Love, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, September 29, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Beau Séjour: Season 2 (Belgium)
In the new season of this Flemish-language supernatural mystery drama, former naval officer Maurice Teirlinck (Gene Bervoets, Tabula Rasa, Professor T) sees his own lifeless body dangling from the mast of his sailboat, the Beau Sejour. Soon he discovers that no one can see or hear him, realizes that he’s dead, and learns that his family is glad to be rid of him.
When several things in the police record about his death appear to be inaccurate, Maurice starts to investigate it himself. This is how he meets his grandson, Jasper (newcomer Lennard Corne), who can see him. Others, too, can see and talk with him — but why them? As Maurice tries to make amends to his family for something that happened seven years ago, he hopes to solve the case of his own death and find peace.
Love 101: Season 2 (Ask 101) (Turkey)
This Istanbul-set series, about 1990s teens navigating awkwardness and heartbreak, returns for a second season. (Trailer is from Season 1)
Love 101: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, September 30, exclusively on Netflix.
Luna Park (Italy)
Set in 1960s Rome, this drama tells the story of Nora, a young carni, and Rosa, a girl from the Roman elite. Thanks to their encounter, an intertwining of intrigues and secrets will bring to light a truth that has been hidden for years, as well as new and unexpected loves.
Luna Park, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, September 30, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
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Revenge (Comme un mauvais souvenir) (France)
This drama centers on Romain (Bruno Putzulu, Murder in Haute-Savoie), a man who was incarcerated 15 years ago on the charge of raping his ex-lover’s daughter. Just as he is released from prison and returns to Marseille, hoping to have his case reviewed, the ex commits suicide. To prove his innocence, he contacts lawyer Jeanne Boissac (Christine Citti, Perfect Crimes) for help, and she begins to uncover the darkest sins of the town. Revenge has its linear TV debut on Saturday, September 18, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
Countdown (Ligne de mire) (France)
In the opening of this crime thriller, pregnant Claire (Lola Dewaere, Astrid) has a sniper rifle in her hands and her target in her sights. Forty-eight hours earlier her unemployed partner, David (Thierry Neuvic, Mafiosa), found a case full of cash in a cab. In keeping the money, the financially-strapped couple make themselves the target of a hitman. And now it’s too late for them to give the money back and to get out of the task they are expected to fulfill.
Doomsday (Heimatland) (Switzerland)
Conceived as a joint project by ten of the most promising Swiss directors, this drama uses the story of a fictional impending disaster to look at a socio-political issue, the isolationist policy of Switzerland, in a new way. A dark cloud rises over Switzerland and grows. Experts know nothing about it except one thing: It will unleash a storm like no other on the population. With this scenario, the film asks what would happen if Switzerland became dependent on its neighbors, and imagines how the Swiss people would deal in the event of such an emergency.
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The Bastards of Pizzofalcone: Season 1 (I bastardi di Pizzofalcone) (Italy)
Based on the “Bastards of Pizzofalcone” novels by Maurizio De Giovanni, this noir detective series set in contemporary Naples revolves around the new team of four cops at the Pizzofalcone police station, essentially rejects from other precincts who are sent here to replace officers who were kicked off the force for colluding with the Camorra. Initially, they’re only supposed to handle minor crimes, but soon get the support of Public Prosecutor Laura Piras (Carolina Crescentini, Lampedusa) to investigate murders, including those of a famous notary’s wife, a chauffeur, and a cleaning lady, amongst others.
The Bastards of Pizzofalcone: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Wednesday, September 1, through the end of the month.
The Blood Pact: Season 1 (Klem) (Netherlands)
Barry Atsma (Bad Banks) leads the cast of this crime thriller as Hugo Warmond, a widower already struggling to balance his work and parenting when his 8-year-old becomes best friends with the daughter of Marius Milner (Jacob Derwig, Black Widow), a prolific criminal recently released from prison. Shortly after Marius is back on the outside, he’s involved in a freak accident and Hugo saves his life. A friendship develops between the two men, which also draws Hugo into a dangerous web of crime.
The Blood Pact: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Wednesday, September 1, through the end of the month.
The Killing: Season 1 (Forbrydelsen) (Denmark)
Sofie Gråbøl (Fortitude, The Restaurant) leads the cast of this award-winning Nordic noir crime drama 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.
The Killing: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Wednesday, September 1, through the end of the month.
Movie of the Week: Young Mothers in the ’70s (Elles… Les filles du Plessis) (France)
Set during the “Me Decade,” this historical drama sees a notorious home for teenage mothers on the outskirts of Paris rocked from the inside by a social revolution. The lead cast includes Sandrine Bonnaire (Monsieur Hire) and Blandine Bellavoir (Agatha Christie’s Criminal Games).
Hotel Sacher (Das Sacher. In bester Gesellschaft) (Germany-Austria)
Based on true events, this period drama explores the history of the renowned Vienna hotel, from its domineering yet discreet owner-proprietor, Anna Sacher (Ursula Strauss, Altes Geld), to tales kept behind closed doors. At the center are two couples whose destinies get intertwined as they conduct passionate but doomed affairs: publisher Martha (Julia Koschitz, Anatomy of Evil) and her unsuccessful writer-husband Max (Florian Stetter, The Weissensee Saga), and romance novelist and princess Konstanze (Josefine Preuß, Shades of Guilt) and her socially-committed husband Georg (Laurence Rupp, Barbarians). Then there is Marie (Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Dogs of Berlin), Georg’s illegitimate child, who sets out to claim her rightful place.
Witnesses: Season 1 (Les témoins) (France)
Set in the coastal town of Le Tréport in Normandy, France, this psychological mystery-crime thriller revolves around the investigation into the who and why behind bodies of recently-deceased and unrelated persons being posed as families in new show homes. What’s more, an item directly related to Paul Maisonneuve (Thierry Lhermitte, The Dinner Game), a legendary and now-retired detective, is found in each show home. So Paul is forced out of retirement to figure out the connection between him and the perpetrator(s) and to crack the case with the lead investigator, Lt. Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier, Détectives). As the story progresses, Paul’s past comes back to haunt him in ways he couldn’t have imagined.
Movie of the Week: Doctor Blanche’s Clinic (La clinique du docteur Blanche) (France)
Set in mid-19th century France, this historical drama centers on two doctors with very different methods, as they compete in the brand-new field of psychiatry. The main cast includes Stanley Weber (Borgia), Lionnel Astier (No Second Chance), and Philippe Laudenbach (Chefs).
Movie of the Week: Last Dance (La fin de l’été) (France)
In this heartwarming coming-of-age drama, two teen brothers spend their summer vacation with their grandparents in the country, learning in the process about love and the fragility of life. The cast includes Bernard Le Coq (Perfect Crimes), Christiane Millet (Speakerine), Talid Ariss (Les Chamois), and Maël Rouin Berrandou (My Brothers and I).
Header photo credits: Beau Séjour (photo by Frank Devos) + Dead Mountain courtesy of Topic; Cheyenne & Lola (photo by Frédéric Van Zandycke © 2021 Sundance Now LLC & AMC Film Holdings LLC) courtesy of Sundance Now; Ganglands (photo by Caroline Dubois) courtesy of Netflix
For details about the September 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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