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October is a banner month for Euro TV in the US (and other territories) — with the premieres of a whopping 43 new series, seasons, specials, and films from 10 countries.

Oct 2021 Euro TV premieres

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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NATIONAL PREMIERES

Forever Rich (Netherlands)

This drama tells the story of Richie (Jonas Smulders, Undercover) and his journey to becoming the greatest rap artist in the Netherlands. One evening he is violently robbed of his most prized possession, an expensive watch, by a group of teenagers. When images of the humiliating robbery go viral, Richie’s hard-earned reputation is damaged. Can Richie restore his image, or will this be the end of his short-lived career?

Forever Rich, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad (Colonia Dignidad – Aus dem Innern einer deutschen Sekte) (Germany)

This documentary reveals the truth about the German sect Colonia Dignidad, a colony of German Christians with a charismatic and manipulative leader that established itself in Chile and became instrumental to the dictatorship. The history of the sect is told through the eyes of those who lived in it, endured it, and fought it, along with exclusive, never-before-seen archive material.

A Sinister Sect: Colonia Dignidad, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Friday, October 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Arsène Lupin (France)

Based on the popular “Arsène Lupin” novels by Maurice Leblanc, this classic French TV series — the original from 1971 — stars Georges Descrières (Two for the Road) in his signature, iconic role as the titular gentleman burglar who moonlights as a detective in turn-of-the-20th-century France. Arsène Lupin is an elegant nemesis to white-collar criminals and those undeserving of getting away with their crimes, even as he himself manages to elude suspicion and capture.

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Georges Descrières in Arsène Lupin — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

Arsène Lupin premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 5, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

Movie of the Week: Copy Cat (Faux-semblants) (France)

Thierry Godard (Spiral) stars in this crime thriller as Antoine Thomas, a veteran detective who teams up with Valentine Ventura (Noémie Schmidt, The Break), a newly-promoted investigator, on the case of a murdered journalist. Copy Cat premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 5, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

Paris 1900: The City of Lights (Une si Belle Époque! La France d’avant 1914) (France)

Journey back in time to La Belle Epoque, with incredible restored and colorized footage capturing the magic and euphoria of turn-of-the-century Paris, in this feature-length documentary.

Paris 1900: The City of Lights
Paris 1900: The City of Lights — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

Paris 1900: The City of Lights premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 5, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

Timeless Louvre (Le Louvre) (France)

For almost 230 years, the Louvre has been a constant source of daydreams and fantasies, housing over 38,000 works of art and never ceasing to captivate, amaze, and engage its visitors. This documentary is a total immersion into the depths of this artistic treasure trove, where thousands of men and women work every day to bring history to life.

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Timeless Louvre — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

Timeless Louvre premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 5, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

The Billion Dollar Code (Germany)

Based on real events, this historical drama tells the story of two German computer pioneers who invented a new way to see the world in 1990s Berlin. Years later they reunite to fight a seemingly invincible opponent — Google — as they sue the tech behemoth for patent infringement and for their rights as inventors of the Google Earth algorithm.

The miniseries stars Mark Waschke (Dark), Mišel Matičević (Babylon Berlin), Leonard Scheicher (Das Boot), Marius Ahrendt (Altes Land), Lavinia Wilson (Deutschland 89), and Seumas Sargent (Spy City).

The Billion Dollar Code, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, October 7, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Family Business: Season 3 (France)

In the final season of this comedy series, the Hazans are kidnapped and held hostage at a remote monastery by members of the Colombian Cavillan cartel, who want the recipe for the “Pastraweed” cannabis. While the Hazans are dealing with their volatile captors, a new mind-bending product line, and a doozy of a family secret, Aida, Clementine and Youssef are in Paris, trying to find them.

Family Business: Season 3, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, October 8, exclusively on Netflix.

Grudge / Kin (Turkey)

In this crime thriller, police chief Harun (Yılmaz Erdoğan, Have You Ever Seen Fireflies) is on the verge of a promotion when he gets into a scuffle that turns deadly; he kills the taxi driver who attacked him — a man who was out for revenge against him. Harun covers his tracks to cover up the crime, but the dead man’s body is found in a very public place, making headlines. As Harun investigates the killing while stressing over being found out as the perpetrator, he uncovers a grudge-fueled plot that threatens his family and associates.

Costarring Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan (Leyla and Mecnun) and Cem Yiğit Üzümoğlu (Rise of Empires: Ottoman), Grudge / Kin, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

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My Brother, My Sister (Mio fratello, mia sorella) (Italy)

This drama sees Nik (Alessandro Preziosi, Detective De Luca) and Tesla (Claudia Pandolfi, Baby), siblings who haven’t seen each other for more than 20 years, being forced to live together for a year under the same roof, due to a singular succession agreement in their late father’s will.

The difficult coexistence, which includes Tesla’s son Sebastiano (newcomer Francesco Cavallo) and daughter Carolina (Ludovica Martino, SKAM Italia), triggers clashes and quarrels between opposites Nik and Tesla, but also gives birth to a strong bond between Nik and schizophrenic Sebastiano. Over time, they find a balance, until a series of events forces them to deal with their fears and secrets — putting them on a difficult journey toward forgiveness and acceptance of themselves and their emotional and family ties.

Costarring Caterina Murino (Casino Royale) and Stella Egitto (Detective Montalbano), My Brother, My Sister, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Family Business: Season 2 (On va s’aimer un peu, beaucoup) (France)

The second and final season of this dramedy series returns us to the bustling Lartigues & Lorenzi law firm in Lyon. where the powerhouse mother-daughter legal duo of Astrid (Catherine Marchal, Elite Squad) and Audrey Lartigues (Ophélia Kolb, Call My Agent!) must juggle the ins and outs of their cases with the ups and downs of their personal lives. Amongst their professional challenges this season are two kids asking to sue their parents for neglect, and a woman filing a paternity suit six years after a one-night only tryst.

Family Business: Season 2 premieres in the US on Monday, October 11, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon Channels.

Alexandra Ehle: Season 1 (France)

Julie Depardieu (Captain Marleau) stars in this forensic crime drama as Alexandra Ehle, the brilliant coroner at the Bordeaux Forensic Institute. Gruff yet fanciful and free-thinking, she weaves together the crime with the victim’s story as she paints a full picture of not only what happened, but why. While Alexandra devotes herself completely to what she considers her mission — restoring to the dead their dignity and giving them justice — her unconventional approach does not always land her in the good graces of her colleagues.

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Julie Depardieu as Alexandra Ehle — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

Alexandra Ehle: Season 1 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 12, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano (Spain)

In this documentary, viewers get to join the creative process behind Nacho Cano’s new musical, based on the love story of Nahua woman Malinche and Spanish conquistador-explorer Hernán Cortés, and the merging of their two worlds. Making Malinche: A Documentary by Nacho Cano, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Tuesday, October 12, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Movie of the Week: Children of the Lie (Un mensonge oublié) (France)

In this mystery-crime drama, a young woman is murdered, and police detective Carole Levasseur (Sara Martins, Detectives, Death in Paradise) works together with Félix Bricourt (Théo Frilet, Versailles), the victim’s fiancé, to investigate the crime and solve the case. Children of the Lie premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 12, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

Operation Hyacinth (Hiacynt) (Poland)

Set in 1985 communist Poland, this crime drama sees a young officer unsatisfied with the result of a murder investigation in Warsaw’s gay community, so he sets out on his own to discover the truth.

Starring:Tomasz Ziętek (World on Fire), Hubert Miłkowski (The Woods), and Marek Kalita (Ultraviolet), Operation Hyacinth, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, October 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

One Night in Paris (France)

Mixing sketches with rapid-fire sets, this special brings together top comedians from France’s stand-up scene as they explore life during the pandemic. One Night in Paris, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, October 14, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Welcome to Utmark (Velkommen til Utmark) (Norway)

Set in the small, frontier town of Utmark, located in the north of Norway on Sami territory and filled with quirky locals, this modern-day western dramedy revolves around the conflict between an alcoholic sheep farmer (Tobias Santelmann, Acquitted) and a bullying Sami reindeer shepherd (Stig Henrik Hoff, Beforeigners).

Costarring Gard B. Eidsvold (Wisting), Nader Khademi (Home Ground), Frank Kjosås (The Heavy Water War), and Ingunn Beate Øyen (Witch Hunt), Welcome to Utmark, a Max Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, October 14, exclusively on HBO Max.

Amsterdam Undercover: Season 1 (Der Amsterdam Krimi) (Germany)

This crime thriller follows Alex Pollack (Hannes Jaenicke, Mirage), an undercover cop for the LKA (German state criminal police) who’s been falling in love with Katja Wolf (Alice Dwyer, Tatort) while training her as a covert operative. After getting her into the inner circle of the Amsterdam drug mafia, Alex is exposed and Katja doesn’t report back to the LKA. So, against orders, he follows her to Amsterdam and discovers that she has gotten dangerously close to drug lord Tom Fischer (Sascha Alexander Gersak, Shades of Guilt)…

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Amsterdam Undercover — Image courtesy of PBS Distribution/Walter Presents

Costarring Fedja van Huêt (King of the Skies), Raymond Thiry (Black Widow), and Edon Rizvanolli (The Adulterer), Amsterdam Undercover: Season 1 premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, October 15, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

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The Forgotten Battle (De slag om de Schelde) (Netherlands)

Set during World War II, this drama sees the lives of a British glider pilot (Jamie Flatters, Liar), a young Dutchman fighting for the Nazis (Gijs Blom, The Letter for the King), and a reluctant female Resistance recruit (Susan Radder, Women of the Night) tragically intersect during the Battle of the Scheldt in 1944.

Costarring Jan Bijvoet (Into the Night) and Tom Felton (Harry Potter), The Forgotten Battle, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Four of Us (Du Sie Er & Wir) (Germany)

In this romance dramedy, four friends, two couples, experiment with partner swapping. But after it takes a turn, they head to a remote beach hut to deal with the fallout and to purge themselves of deeper truths. The film stars Nilam Farooq (Leipzig Homicide), Paula Kalenberg (Wilsberg), Jonas Nay (Deutschland 83/86/89), and Louis Nitsche (Hit and Run).

The Four of Us, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Ranger (Der Ranger – Paradies Heimat) (Germany)

This drama follows Jonas Waldek (Philipp Danne, Marie’s Mind for Murder), who, after working in Canada for five years, returns to his hometown of Wehlen to take up the job of park ranger at the Saxon Switzerland National Park. Here he and his colleagues must balance nature conservation with the economics of tourism while he, as the ranger, must also handle law enforcement, firefighting, and mountain rescue.

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The Ranger — Image courtesy of PBS Distribution/Walter Presents

The Ranger premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, October 15, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

The Trip (I onde dager) (Norway)

Noomi Rapace (Dragon Tattoo Trilogy) and Aksel Hennie (Jo Nesbø’s Headhunters) star in this action thriller as Lisa and Lars, a married couple who are eager to end their marriage. Unlike other folks, who would contact a divorce lawyer, these two head to a remote cabin where they plan to murder each other. Except they find themselves facing a threat that’s bigger than both of them.

Costarring André Eriksen (Norsemen), Atle Antonsen (Dag), Christian Rubeck (The Heavy Water War), and Nils Ole Oftebro (Mammon), The Trip, a Netflix Film, premieres globally (outside Norway) on Friday, October 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Misfit: The Series (Misfit: De Serie) (Netherlands)

In this series sequel to the three Misfit teen comedy films, the Misfits are in for a wild year as they prepare a school musical. But when the strict new headmaster (Georgina Verbaan, The Blood Pact) bans the show, it’s up to Julia (Djamila, Misfit films) to save the day.

Misfit: the Series, a Netflix Family series, premieres globally on Saturday, October 16, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

In for a Murder (W jak morderstwo) (Poland)

In this crime comedy, Magda (Anna Smołowik, Television Theater), a stay-at-home mom and avid reader of Agatha Christie mysteries, discovers the body of a murdered woman in a park in the small town of Podkowa Lesna. Leading the police investigation is Commissioner Jacek Sikora (Paweł Domagała, Exterminator), who at one time was in love with Magda. As this homicide case is beyond his detective skills, Magda launches her own investigation.

In for a Murder, a Netflix Film, premieres globally (outside Poland) on Tuesday, October 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Undertaker: Season 7 (Der Bestatter) (Switzerland, shown in Swiss German)

Actor-comedian Mike Müller (Rascals on the Road) reprises his role as ex-cop-turned-undertaker Luc Conrad for a final hurrah in the seventh and final season of this fan-favorite mystery series.

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The Undertaker: Mike Müller as Luc Conrad, Reto Stalder as Fabio Testi — Photo by SRF/Sava Hlavacek, courtesy of MHz Choice

The Undertaker: Season 7 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 19, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

Stuck Together (8 Rue de l’Humanité) (France)

This comedy follows the quirky residents of an apartment building, who must adjust to a new life — and to one another — when Paris goes into lockdown during the pandemic. The cast includes Dany Boon (Welcome to the Sticks), Yvan Attal (Ad Vitam), and Liliane Rovère (Call My Agent!), amongst others.

Stuck Together, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, October 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Couple Trouble: Season 2 (Hånd i hånd) (Denmark)

Ditte Ylva Olsen (Dicte) and Esben Dalgaard Andersen (The Chestnut Man) return as Lise and Anders in the second season of this romcom. One year after their divorce, the two end up in bed together while his new girlfriend, Marie (Neel Rønholt, The Killing), is traveling. Lise and Anders must figure out what their renewed feelings mean before Marie comes home in a week — so they reach out to their former therapist, Lennart (Rasmus Bjerg, 1864), for help…

Couple Trouble: Season 2 premieres in the US and Canada on Thursday, October 21, exclusively on Sundance Now and its digital channels, including Sundance Now on Amazon Channels, and the AMC+ streaming bundle.

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Insiders (Spain)

Hosted by Najwa Nimri (Money Heist), this new reality/competition series follows twelve people who think they’re in the final rounds of casting for a (different) reality show. What they don’t realize is they are being filmed already — as contestants in a hidden-camera show — in which 100,000 euros are at stake.

Insiders, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, October 21, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Life’s a Glitch with Julien Bam (Germany)

In this comedy series, famous influencer Julien Bam and his sidekick, Joon Kim, scramble to return to life as they know it after accidentally traveling to a parallel dimension.

Life’s a Glitch with Julien Bam, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, October 21, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Magellan: Season 4 (Commissaire Magellan) (France)

Jacques Spiesser (Captain Marleau) returns for another season of this popular mystery series as Inspector Simon Magellan, a detective who unravels crimes and mysteries in the fictional French town of Saignac while raising two teenage daughters.

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Jacques Spiesser in Magellan — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

Magellan: Season 4 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 26, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

Maricon Perdido (Spain)

Inspired by the life of series creator and writer Bob Pop, this dramedy tells the coming-of-age story of a small-town boy who is trying to find his own identity. Over the course of the series, viewers will see him at different stages of his life: in the ’80s, when he’s an overweight teenager and a fan of musicals; the period of discovery during his time as a student in Madrid; and finally the present, where he is a writer.

Maricon Perdido, a Max Original series, premieres in the US on Tuesday, October 26, exclusively on HBO Max.

The Mopes (Germany)

In this comedy-drama, musician Mat (Roel Dirven, Goede tijden, slechte tijden) is in a depression — one that manifests in human form as Monika (Nora Tschirner, Arthur’s Law). He’s the only one who can see her, and she’s just as surprised as he is that he can.

The Mopes, a Max Original series, premieres in the US on Tuesday, October 26, exclusively on HBO Max.

Movie of the Week: The Surrogate Mother (Une mère en trop) (France)

Eric Revard (Thierry Godard, A French Village) and his wife, Florence (Gwendoline Hamon, Murder in Haute-Savoie), are unable to have a child of their own. In their desperation, they fake a pregnancy and hire a surrogate — with tragic results. The Surrogate Mother premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 26, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

The Truth of Dolores Vazquez (El Caso Wanninkhof) (Spain)

This true-crime docuseries centers on Dolores Vázquez, a woman who, despite a lack of evidence, was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned for the October 1999 murder of Rocío Wanninkhof, her former partner’s daughter. Due in large part to her sexuality, the case was steeped in discrimination and prejudice against Vázquez — by the public, the police, and the media. After evidence in the murder of another teen girl showed the killer had also taken the life of Wanninkhof, Vázquez was proved innocent of the crime — making her the victim of one of the most outrageous miscarriages of justice in modern-day Spain. Now, for the first time in 20 years, Vázquez tells her side of the story. The Truth of Dolores Vazquez, a Max Original series, premieres in the US on Tuesday, October 26, exclusively on HBO Max.

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight, Part 2 (W lesie dzis nie zasnie nikt 2) (Poland)

This sequel to the first Polish slasher film is a perverse, ironic, grotesque, and bloody story about looking for love and discovering one’s own self in a world that divides us more than it unites us. (Video is from Part 1)

Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight, Part 2, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, October 27, exclusively on Netflix.

Nox

Nathalie Baye (Le petit lieutenant) stars in this crime thriller as Catherine Suzini, a retired cop who is forced back into action after her daughter Julie (Maïwenn, Polisse), a cop on active duty, disappears without a trace into the sewers beneath Paris. Assisted by Raphael (Malik Zidi, Oxygen), Julie’s partner, Catherine must chase every clue and use all her instincts as she races against the clock to find her daughter.

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Nox: Malik Zidi as Raphaël (center) & Nathalie Baye as Catherine (right) — Photo courtesy of Topic

Costarring Federic Pierrot (The Returned) and Damien Chapelle (The Spy), Nox premieres in the US on Thursday, October 28, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon Channels.

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Dear Mother (L’origine du monde) (France)

Laurent Lafitte (Elle) stars in this comedy as Jean-Louis, a man whose heart stops beating while he is still alive, although not necessarily for much longer. The deal is, he must confront his Oedipal issues — and ask his mother (Hélène Vincent, Life Is a Long Quiet River) a delicate question — or else he’ll be dead in three days.

Dear Mother, a Netflix Film, premieres globally (outside of France) on Friday, October 29, exclusively on Netflix.

A Murder of Crows (Der Kommissar und…) (Germany)

Roeland Wiesnekker (Tunnel of Dreams) stars in this crime thriller as Chief Inspector Martin Brühl, a detective who suffers with severe sleep problems and a heavy guilt complex from an unsolved case — seemingly inescapable pains for which he takes psychotropic drugs. In the first story (Der Kommissar und das Kind), Martin investigates the abduction of a TV presenter’s two-year-old daughter from her bed. Indications suggest the kidnapper is the same person who took another child in the same manner two years ago — the crime in Martin’s unsolved case. Then another child vanishes without a trace… The second story (Der Kommissar und die Wut) concerns the kidnapping of the teen-aged son of a luxury car dealer, whose customers include members of Berlin’s dangerous crime families.

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A Murder of Crows — Image courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents

Costarring Meike Droste (Tatort) as psychologist Susanne Koch, A Murder of Crows premieres in the US on Friday, October 29, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Mythomaniac: Season 2 (Mytho) (France)

In the second season of this drama, as the truth about Lorenzo (Luca Terracciano, Thou Shalt Not Kill) slowly comes to light, Elvira (Marina Hands, Black Spot) tries to reconcile with her family, who find escape and comfort in new tribes and romances.

Mythomaniac: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, October 29, exclusively on Netflix.

The Time It Takes (El tiempo que te doy) (Spain)

Nadia de Santiago (Cable Girls) stars in this drama as Lina, who needs to stop thinking about first love Nico (Álvaro Cervantes, Drug Squad: Costa del Sol) after their relationship ends. To forget about him and focus on herself, Lina moves house, looks for a new job, and tries new things — including thinking a minute less about the past and being a minute more in the present each day.

The Time It Takes, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, October 29, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts (Guida astrologica per cuori infranti) (Italy)

Based on the best-selling novel by Silvia Zucca, this romcom follows Alice (Claudia Gusmano, Mafia Only Kills in Summer), a single, 30-something woman who works as a production assistant at a small television network. Despite being the most competent person in the room, she has few chances for upward mobility in this job. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend, Carlo, is getting married and about to become a father, as Davide (Michele Rosiello, Gomorrah), the network’s charming and mysterious new creative director, arrives to put everyone to the test.

Alice’s life begins to change after she meets Tio (Lorenzo Adorni, The Hunter), an actor on the network’s flagship soap opera and a self-professed astrological guru, who becomes her personal “astrological guide for broken hearts.”

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An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts: Claudia Gusmano as Alice — Photo by Lucia Iuorio © 2021 Netflix, Inc.

An Astrological Guide for Broken Hearts, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally exclusively on Netflix (date tba).

Para (Para – Wir sind King) (Germany)

This drama follows four young women, best friends, as they search for happiness and the fulfillment of big dreams while staring into an uncertain future. They grew up on the streets of the rough Wedding district of Berlin, and now, on the cusp of adulthood, a chance find gives them hope for easy money and a better life — and puts their friendship to the test.

Starring Jeanne Goursaud (Barbarians), Jobel Mokonzi (Druck), Soma Pysall (Beat), and Roxana Samadi (Notruf Hafenkante), Para premieres in the US exclusively on HBO Max (date tba).

Paraíso (Spain)

Set in the Spanish Levante in the 1990s, this supernatural mystery series centers on the 1992 disappearance of three girls in the (fictional) coastal Valencian town of Almanzora de la Vega. As the police investigation seems to be getting nowehere, the younger brother of one of the girls, along with a couple of his friends, start their own search.

Paraíso premieres in the US exclusively on HBO Max (date tba).

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Hostages: Season 1 (Bnei Aruba) (Israel)

In this thriller, four masked men violently break into the Danon family home and take them hostage. They demand that Yael (Ayelet Zurer, In Therapy), the family matriarch and a brilliant surgeon, kill the prime minister in what is meant to be a routine surgery the next day. If the PM doesn’t die, her family will. But Yael outsmarts her kidnappers and keeps her fanily alive by postponing the surgery a few days, thus beginning of a battle of the wills between Yael and the kidnappers’ leader, Adam Rubin (Jonah Lotan, 24). During this terrifying time in which the kidnappers and hostages are bound together, a tangled web of secrets and lies are revealed.

Shown in Hebrew with English subtitles, Hostages premieres in the US on Thursday, October 14, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.

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Point-Blank (États d’Urgence) (France)

In this crime thriller, Justine (Olivia Ruiz, Un jour mon père viendra) is already struggling to reconcile her family life and her job as a police officer in the serious crimes squad when she is accused of stealing money during a raid. As the focus of the internal affairs investigation into the crime, her professional life starts to crumble while her home life does, as well, since her relationship with her son has grown increasingly distant. Ultimately, she will have to choose: career or family. Point-Blank begins airing Friday, October 22, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

Shattered (Ronde de Nuit) (France)

Set between Marseille and Algeria, this crime drama revolves around siblings Mila (Nacima Bekhtaoui, The Mountain Detective), a skilled police officer, and Fouad (Samir Boitard, Spiral), an up-and-coming politician and mayoral candidate. They have very little in common and have spent many years apart, but after a young businesswoman disappears and is thought to be kidnapped or murdered, Mila and Fouad find themselves at the heart of the case — threatened for the sins of their family’s past — and must work together to end the torment that might end their lives. Shattered begins airing Saturday, October 23, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

Murder Town (Wenn du wüsstest wie schön es hier ist) (Austria)

Gerhard Liebmann (Anatomy of Evil) stars in this crime thriller as Hannes Muck, a small town cop who finds the dead body of a local politician’s daughter in a disused mine in the mountains. Hannes knows he’s out of his depth on this case, but persists in his investigation. What he discovers are dark secrets amongst many of the townspeople — now suspects with motives for her murder. Murder Town begins airing Friday, October 29, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

Stolen Innocence (BitterSüß) (Germany)

This coming-of-age story follows Mina (Lisa Brand, The Foster Boy), a rebellious teen who, following an argument with her middle-class parents, moves in with her prostitute sister and soon falls for Tony (Manuel Cortez, Vienna Crime Squad), a DJ drowning in debt. Believing Tony is “the one,” Mina sets about helping him raise the 11,000 euros he owes, but she fails. Now she faces a life-changing decision: How far will she go to pay his debt? Stolen Innocence begins airing Saturday, October 30, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

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Beau Séjour: Season 1 (Belgium)

Murder mystery meets supernatural drama in this dark and engrossing Flemish noir series. It 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.

Beau Sejour: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Friday, October 1, through the end of the month.

The Hunter: Season 1 (il Cacciatore) (Italy)

Based on real events, as detailed in the autobiographical book Cacciatore di mafiosi by anti-mafia prosecutor Alfonso Sabella, this crime drama set in the 1990s follows Saverio Barone (Francesco Montanari, Romanzo Criminale), a young and ambitious prosecutor. After blowing the whistle on his corrupt boss and then gaining an appointment to Palermo’s anti-mafia unit, he goes after the two rivaling mafia bosses who have been causing the deaths of criminals and the innocent alike for years.

Barone is uniquely qualified for the job, possessing a distinct set of skills that will make him go down in history as ‘the Hunter.’ And thanks to a succession of brilliant hunches, spectacular raids, and front-page arrests, 300 Mafiosi get taken into custody.

The Hunter: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Friday, October 1, through the end of the month.

The Undertaker: Season 1 (Der Bestatter) (Switzerland)

Shown in Swiss German, this crime drama stars Mike Müller (Tell) as Luc Conrad, a former cop turned undertaker whose work with corpses brings out the investigator in him when he suspects death wasn’t due to natural causes. As he comforts bereaved family members, he also gets them to reveal things they wouldn’t tell the police, for example the skeletons in their closets, which causes headaches and more for Inspector Anna-Maria Giovanoli (Barbara Terpoorten, Vicious Winter).

The Undertaker: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-additional-charge Prime Video offering starting Friday, October 1, through the end of the month.

Ladies’ Paradise: Season 1 (Il paradiso delle signore) (Italy)

Based loosely on Émile Zola’s novel of the same name, this period drama follows Teresa Iorio (Giusy Buscemi, Don Matteo), a beautiful and fiery young woman from a small town in Palermo, who goes to stay with her uncle in Milan to let a scandal she caused to die down. But her uncle’s being hauled off to jail, accused of a crime by Pietro Mori (Giuseppe Zeno, Camorra Connection), owner of The Ladies’ Paradise department store — where the provincial Teresa ends up joining the staff of citified salesgirls. Meanwhile, Pietro must save his store from a shady banker, so he concocts a scheme that will have repercussions on himself and many others, including Teresa — whose dream of independence won’t be realized if her father succeeds in dragging her back to Sicily to fulfill on her arranged marriage.

Ladies’ Paradise: Season 1 begins streaming Friday, October 8, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Deutschland 83 (Germany)

Set against the backdrop of real events in the 1980s, this multiple award-winning spy thriller and coming-of-age story stars Jonas Nay (Line of Separation) as Martin Rauch, a young East German soldier who goes undercover for the Stasi foreign service as Moritz Stamm, a West German Army aide-de-camp. His mission: gather information about NATO’s military plans. His life becomes a series of will-he-or-won’t-he-be-caught moments, while the threat of a nuclear strike looms ever larger.

Deutschland 83: Season 1 begins streaming as an “included with Prime Video” offering on Thursday, October 14, on Prime Video.

Movie of the Week: Sleight of Hand (La main passe) (France)

This drama finds a kleptomaniac (Bruno Todeschini, Savage State) falling for a young woman (Fanny Valette, Spiral) — an obsession that leads him into a deadly trap. Sleight of Hand begins streaming Tuesday, October 19, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.

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Header photo credits: Arsène Lupin courtesy of MHz Choice; The Billion Dollar Code courtesy of Netflix; A Murder of Crows courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; Nox courtesy of Topic

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Did you miss any of the new shows and program additions from previous days, weeks, or months? Check the Euro TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.

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For details about the October 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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