The new year kicks off with the US premieres of 24 new Euro TV series, seasons, and films from 11 countries, plus the new season of a French Canadian crime thriller.
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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The Hookup Plan: Season 3 (Plan coeur) (France)
In the final season of this romantic comedy, Elsa (Zita Hanrot, Chefs), Charlotte (Sabrina Ouazani, Inch’Allah), and Milou’s (Joséphine Draï, The Art of Crime) friendship is rocked by a secret romance, and each woman must face up to dizzying challenges and big life decisions.
The Hookup Plan: Season 3, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Saturday, January 1, exclusively on Netflix.
The Return of Arsène Lupin (Le Retour d’Arsène Lupin) (France)
Based on the classic stories by Maurice Leblanc, this 1989 series stars François Dunoyer (The Avignon Prophecy) as gentleman thief Arsène Lupin.
Four to Dinner (Quattro metà) (Italy)
In this rom-com challenging the concept of soulmates, parallel storylines follow four single friends as they pair up in different couple combinations.
Starring Ilenia Pastorelli (All You Need Is Crime), Matilde Gioli (From Father to Daughter), and Giuseppe Maggio (Baby), Four to Dinner, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, January 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Club, Part 2 (Kulüp) (Turkey)
Following the events in Part 1 of this 1950s-set drama, Part 2 sees the source of Matilda’s (Gökçe Bahadir, Ufak Tefek Cinayetler) guilt come to light as a figure from the past returns. And Raşel (Asude Kalebek) and İsmet (Baris Arduç, Kuzgun) arrive at an impasse as violence looms over Istanbul.
The Club, Part 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, January 6, exclusively on Netflix.
The Wasteland (El páramo) (Spain)
Set in the 19th century, this horror-mystery feature centers on a family living in tranquil seclusion away from the rest of society, who are visited by an evil being that feeds on fear — testing the ties that bind them together.
Starring Inma Cuesta (The Mess You Leave Behind), Asier Flores (The Barrier), and Roberto Álamo (Caronte), The Wasteland, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, January 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
King of Warsaw (Król) (Poland)
Based on Szczepan Twardoch’s eponymous novel, this drama set in 1937 follows Jakub Szapiro (Michal Zurawski, The Defence), a Jewish gangster and boxer and the right-hand man of Buddy Kaplica (Arkadiusz Jakubik, The Woods), a Polish socialist who heads up the Jewish mafia in Warsaw. Jakub dreams of taking over Buddy’s position and becoming the “king of Warsaw,” but the political conspiracy at the highest levels of government impacts both men’s lives — forcing Jakub to face tragic choices.
Undercover: Season 3 (Belgium-Netherlands)
In the new season of this intense crime thriller, ex-cop Bob Lemmens (Tom Waes, New Texas) and still-criminal Ferry Bouman (Frank Lammers, Floodland) find themselves crossing paths again — on the same side of the law, no less. The police suspect a mole is in their midst after an undercover cop is murdered. To root out the mole and track down the killer, Patrick Diericks (Jeroen Van Der Ven, Salamander) wants Bob to go undercover and infiltrate the Bulut gang. Meanwhile, Ferry is just out of prison and finds that his place as an ecstasy kingpin has been taken over by the same gang.
With no other way out of the mess he’s in, Bob agrees to the dangerous mission in order to have the case against him dropped and stay out of prison. And Ferry agrees to help Bob in order to regain his place in the criminal underworld.
Costarring Murat Seven (The Team) and Nazmiye Oral (Baantjer Mysteries), Undercover: Season 3, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Monday, January 10 (rescheduled from November 2021), exclusively on Netflix.
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 Tuesday, January 11 (rescheduled from October), exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Replacements (Ihon alla) (Finland)
Set in the cutting-edge world of genetics and cloning, this gripping hospital drama follows what happens after a fateful car accident — one that profoundly changes the life of nurse Sofia Sivenius (Elena Leeve, Maria Kallio) forever.
How I Fell in Love with a Gangster (Jak pokochalam gangstera) (Poland)
Inspired by a true story, this historical drama charts the rise and fall of Nikodem “Nikoś” Skotarczak (Tomasz Włosok, 1983), one of the biggest gangsters in Poland’s history, as recounted by a mysterious woman.
Costarring Antoni Królikowski (Warsaw ’44) and Agnieszka Grochowska (The Woods), How I Fell in Love with a Gangster, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, January 12, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
From the creators of The Rain comes this sci-fi coming-of-age story, which follows a young girl whose world is turned upside down when she discovers the disturbing truth lurking in her sleepy Danish town. Middelbo became world famous when it was said that a meteor entered Earth’s atmosphere and crash-landed here seventeen years ago. When Emma accidentally discovers that the whole meteor story is a lie, a dangerous and improbable truth about Middelbo reveals itself — something far more perilous and incredible than she could have ever imagined. Not only does Emma realize that the world isn’t as safe and blissful as she had thought, she is forced to accept that she is on her own and that friends and society will not save her when she needs them the most.
Chosen, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, January 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Iskander: Season 2 (Maroni) (France)
Following the events in Season 1 (see below), the new season of this crime thriller sees police officer Chloé Bresson (Stéphane Caillard, War of the Worlds) leave the jungle of French Guyana and return home to the cold of St Pierre et Miquelon, where her mother just committed suicide. (Or did she?) Then a young local boy is found savagely murdered.
Anxious to leave this North Atlantic island, Chloé takes every precaution not to get involved in the investigation. But when her young brother, François (Axel Granberger, Emily in Paris), is accused by the community, the young policewoman decides to lead her own investigation to try and uncover the island’s secrets.
Iskander: Season 2 premieres in the US and Canada with its first three (of six) episodes on Thursday, January 13, exclusively on Topic and and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon. New episodes will debut weekly through February 3.
St. Maik: Season 1 (Sankt Maik) (Germany)
Daniel Donskoy (Barbarians) stars in this comedy series as Maik Schäfer, a con artist in Berlin who, to escape capture by the police, dons a cassock and ends up in the parish of Läuterberg. With parish housekeeper Maria (Susi Banzhaf, Money Murder Zurich) mistaking him for the new pastor she’s been expecting, Maik unintentionally becomes the spiritual director of the community. But putting his criminal activities on hold for a while turns out to be a short-lived affair, as he must help his brother pay back 50,000 euros to a gangster in Berlin. Things get more complicated when Maik falls for Eva Hellwarth (Bettina Burchard, Inspector Dupin), the church’s choir director… and a cop.
Amsterdam Vice (Baantjer het Begin) (Netherlands)
An original eight-part prequel to Baantjer Mysteries, the 1995 series based on the novels by A.C. Baantjer, this crime drama chronicles rookie cop Jurre de Cock’s (Waldemar Torenstra, Divorce) beginnings in Amsterdam’s roughest police department. Set in 1980, the show follows him as he and his fellow officers fight crime amid social unrest in the lead-up to Princess Beatrix’s coronation.
Time is a Killer (Le temps est assassin) (France)
Based on the best-selling novel by Michel Bussi, this noir psychological thriller is about a Corsican woman confronting her past so she can unravel a mystery that is derailing her life. It follows Clotilde (Mathilde Seigner, The Girl from Paris) as she returns to Corsica 20 years after being the sole survivor of a car accident that killed her parents and brother. This seminal event in her life is revisited as mysteries surrounding her family, and seemingly everyone who inhabits this small Corsican town, begin to unfold.
Costarring Caterina Murino (Casino Royale), Grégory Fitoussi (Spiral), and Thierry Godard (A French Village), Time is a Killer premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, January 18, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
La Fortuna (Spain)
Based on the graphic novel El tesoro del Cisne Negro (The Treasure of the Black Swan) by Paco Roca and Guillermo Corral, this adventure drama follows Álex Ventura (Álvaro Mel, The Boarding School), a young and inexperienced diplomat who unintentionally becomes the leader of a mission that will put all his convictions to the test. The mission: to recover the sunken treasure stolen by Frank Wild (Stanley Tucci, The Lovely Bones), an adventurer who travels the world plundering items of common heritage from the depths of the sea. So Álex teams up with Lucía (Ana Polvorosa, Cable Girls), a combative public official, and Jonas Pierce (Clarke Peters, His Dark Materials), a brilliant American lawyer with a passion for old pirate tales, and sets out on the adventure of a lifetime.
La Fortuna premieres in the US on Thursday, January 20, exclusively on AMC+.
Would You Eat This? (Voiko tätä syödä?) (Finland)
In this docuseries, a top-rated chef and a scientist embark on an exciting adventure around the globe to discover the future of food. They meet with the most forward-thinking minds in the industry as they taste test the truly bizarre and sustainable future of flavor.
My Father’s Violin (Babamın Kemanı) (Turkey)
In this drama, a girl experiences a heartbreaking loss, after which she tries to connect with a distant uncle who shares her passion for music.
My Father’s Violin, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, January 21, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Captain Marleau: Season 3 (Capitain Marleau) (France)
Corinne Masiero (Collection Fred Vargas) is back as Captain Marleau, an offbeat detective who solves crimes in her own inimitable style, in five new episodes of this mystery series.
Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery (Incastrati) (Italy)
Salvo Ficarra and Valentino Picone (Once Upon a Time in Bethlehem) star in this feature as two hapless TV technicians who, after stumbling upon a murder scene, get in deeper and deeper trouble with every step they take to avoid becoming suspects.
Costarring Anna Favella (Luis Miguel: The Series), Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, January 27, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Gomorrah: Season 5 (Gomorra: La serie) (Italy)
The fifth and final season of this gripping mafia crime thriller will see the ultimate showdown between mafiosi Genny Savastano (Salvatore Esposito, Fargo) and Ciro Di Marzio (Marco D’Amore, Gourmet Wars). In the Season 5 opener, Genny is still holed up in a bunker, where he plots the permanent elimination of the surviving Levantes — and learns that Ciro is still alive and living in Latvia.
Costarring Ivana Lotito (Romulus) and Arturo Muselli (The Promised Life), Gomorrah: Season 5 premieres in the US on Thursday, January 27, exclusively on HBO Max.
I Am Georgina (Soy Georgina) (Spain)
This reality series gives viewers a revealing look at the life of Georgina Rodríguez, a model, mother, influencer, businesswoman, dancer, and the partner of football/soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo.
I Am Georgina, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Thursday, January 27, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Feria: The Darkest Light (Feria: La luz más oscura) (Spain)
Set in a small Andalucian village in the mid-1990s, this fantasy-horror thriller follows Eva (Ana Tomeno, The Vineyard) and Sofia (Carla Campra, The Boarding School), sisters who discover that their parents are monsters — apparently having murdered 23 people in a cult ritual before disappearing.. Left alone to face a town that wants justice and revenge for the victims, Eva and Sofia must figure out how to survive on their own as they seek the truth in Feria, a town where reality hides a fantastic universe.
Costarring Marta Nieto (Mar de plástico), Ángela Cremonte (Cable Girls), Patricia López (The Plague), Isak Férriz (Gigantes), and Ernest Villegas (Night and Day), Feria: The Darkest Light, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, January 28, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Moscow Noir (Sweden)
Based on the novel The Conductor from Saint Petersburg in the “Moscow Noir” trilogy by Camilla Grebe and Paul Leander-Engström, this thriller follows Tom Blixen (Adam Pålsson, Before We Die), a Swedish investment banker in 1999 Moscow whose involvement in a trade deal with an oil company plunges him into a battle with millionaires, politicians, oligarchs, and their private armies.
Wild and Wonderful Denmark (Denmark)
This five-part docuseries presents dramatic events in the animal kingdom of Denmark — telling stories of birth and death, mating and hunger, hunting or being hunted. Wild and Wonderful Denmark is confirmed for airing on the following public TV stations starting on or after Saturday, January 1: KCET, KSPS, and WCET.
ADDITIONAL INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE PROGRAMS TO CONSIDER
The Wall: Chateau Murders: Season 2 (La faille) (Canada)
The new season of this French Canadian mystery-thriller sees Detective Sergeant Céline Trudeau (Isabel Richer, Trauma) called to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, where she joins the case of a strange murder of an ex-engineer who was responsible for the collapse of a viaduct that killed several people. Céline’s investigation becomes more complicated after a series of other, more complex homicides occur and her daughter’s father is named as one of the suspects.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS DEBUTING ON LINEAR TV
Delusion (Teesklejad) (Estonia)
In this thriller, married couple Anna and Juhan, who have a love-hate relationship with each other, head to a lavish seaside mansion to enjoy a bit of a holiday away from the madness of their lives in the city. But things get out of control after they offer shelter to a couple camping on the beach when a storm breaks out.
The Waterfall Murder (Landkrimi: Drachenjungfrau) (Austria)
This crime drama, part of the Austrian Landkrimi telefilm franchise (similar to Germany’s Tatort), sees Salzburg inspector Martin Merana (Manuel Rubey, The Team) investigate the suspicious death of a teenage girl, whose body is found by the Krimml Waterfalls. While initially thought to be a suicide, the heart-shaped stone in her hands suggests a more sinister act, and leads Merana to the esoteric Dragon Maiden cult.
Based on the novel by Manfred Baumann, and costarring Harald Krassnitzer (Murders in Vienna), Gerhard Greiner (Murder by the Lake), and Stefanie Reinsperger (The Empress), The Waterfall Murder begins airing Saturday, January 29, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
Follow the Money: Season 1 (Bedrag) (Denmark)
This crime thriller takes viewers into the high-stakes world of economic crime — where speculators and swindlers, the greedy and the ambitious, commit all manner of crimes in their pursuit of wealth. Season 1 follows detectives Mads Justesen (Thomas Bo Larsen, The Lawyer, Veni Vidi Vici) and Alf Rybjerg (Thomas Hwan, The Legacy, Rita) as they investigate a rapidly-expanding, billion-kroner Danish sustainable energy company and its CEO (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, The Killing).
Follow the Money: Season 1 begins streaming as a no-extra-charge offering on Prime Video from Saturday, January 1, through the end of the month.
Tandem: Season 1 (France)
In this lighthearted and entertaining buddy cop drama with a twist, Commander Léa Soler (Astrid Veillon, Perfect Crimes) has just taken over as head of the Montpellier police investigations division. Here she’ll be working with Paul Marchal (Stéphane Blancafort, Origins), a wild card of a cop who’s brilliant but totally uncontrollable. It would be just another day at the office for Léa if it weren’t for the fact that she and Paul are both single parents of teenagers and both recently divorced — from each other!
Iskander: Season 1 (Maroni) (France)
In the first season of this crime drama, rookie cop Chloé (Stéphane Caillard, Marseille) is transferred to Cayenne in French Guiana, where she’s partnered with Dialo (Adama Niane, Lupin), a local cop with a prickly personality. Despite their mutual dislike, they must work together to solve the brutal murder of a French couple from the mainland. When the victims’ son is discovered missing, and all clues point to a group of descendants of African slaves who worship a forest spirit called Iskander, Chloé and Dialo will have to double their efforts — and the time they spend together.
Below the Surface: Season 1 (Gidseltagningen) (Denmark)
One of the most horrific scenarios of contemporary life — an act of terrorism in the heart of a big city — gets played out in this tense Danish crime thriller. Armed, masked men hijack a subway train in Copenhagen on an October morning, taking fifteen people hostage and threatening to kill them one by one if their ransom demands aren’t met. The government refuses and a terror task force, led by Philip Nørgaard (Johannes Lassen, Follow the Money) and Louise Falck (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Rita), is sent in to rescue the hostages.
Reporter Naja Toft (Paprika Steen, The Inspector and the Sea) becomes a go-between with the hostages and the police, while the captors bait the press with information about the past of each hostage. As a media frenzy ensues during the tense eight-day standoff, the country finds itself divided on whether or not to negotiate with terrorists, and those trapped underground lose all hope for their survival.
The eight-part drama costars Jakob Oftebro (Agent Hamilton), Tommy Kenter (Couple Trouble), Alba August (The Rain), Alexandre Willaume (Equinox), Peder Thomas Pedersen (The Sommerdahl Murders), Esben Dalgaard Andersen (The Chestnut Man), Flemming Enevold (When the Dust Settles), Kenneth M. Christensen (Darkness: Those Who Kill), and Dar Salim (Dicte).
The Returned: Season 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 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 — including a series of murders that brings back memories of a serial killer — and soon both the living and the undead will find themselves in danger.
Header photo credits: Amsterdam Vice (photo by Martijn van Gelder @ Studio ISA) courtesy of MHz Choice; La Fortuna (photo by Diego López Calvín © 2021 AMC Film Holdings LLC) courtesy of AMC+; Tandem (photo by © Fabien Malot / DEMD / FTV) courtesy of MHz Choice; Undercover courtesy of Netflix
For details about the January 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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