With or without the groundhog’s shadow, February brings the premieres of 27 Euro TV series, seasons, and films from 13 countries to the US and beyond.
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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My Best Friend Anne Frank (Mijn beste vriendin Anne Frank) (Netherlands)
This historical drama is based on the real-life friendship between Anne Frank (Aiko Beemsterboer, Oogappels) and Hannah Goslar (Josephine Arendsen, My Extraordinary Summer with Tess) — from Nazi-occupied Amsterdam to their harrowing reunion in a concentration camp.
My Best Friend Anne Frank, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Tuesday, February 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The New Adventures of Arsène Lupin (Le Retour d’Arsène Lupin) (France)
François Dunoyer returns as gentleman thief Arsène Lupin in this 1995 series based on the stories by Maurice Leblanc.
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.
Through My Window (A través de mi ventana) (Spain)
This young adult (YA) romantic dramedy centers on the relationship between Raquel (Clara Galle, The Boarding School: Las Cumbres) and Ares (Julio Peña, Bia). For the longest time, Raquel has had a crush on — nay, been madly and irrevocably in love with — Ares (yes, as in the Greek god of courage and war). She has secretly been watching her attractive and mysterious neighbor from afar because, much to her dismay, they haven’t exchanged a single word. Despite this, Raquel has made it her singular mission to make Ares fall in love with her. And Ares does develop feelings for Raquel, but his family objects to their relationship.
Featuring Hugo Arbues (Cathedral of the Sea), Eric Masip (Elite), Guillermo Lasheras (White Lines), and Pilar Castro (Unauthorized Living), Through My Window, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 4, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Lifelines (Cyswllt) (Wales)
This intimate, slice-of-life drama, offering a snapshot of life under lockdown, was the first UK drama commissioned, filmed, and broadcast during the COVID-19 pandemic. Filmed at home by the actors with their phones and laptops as scripts were being written almost in real time, the three-episode series is set amongst an interconnected group of characters during the first two months of the pandemic in 2020 in Wales.
Close-ups of their lives reveal sisters connecting with their estranged father, parents comforting their grown children, and counselors encouraging their patients. Anniversaries and pending births are celebrated, work gossip is discussed, and conversations veer away from doom and gloom and get real about stuff, like not caring how productive some mutual acquaintances have been during lockdown. Through interweaving the stories of family and friends, this weirdly hopeful and captivating series illustrates the effects of lockdown on individuals and families and how what it means to be human is being challenged and redefined.
Nominated at Celtic Media Festival 2021 in the Short Drama category, the series is written and directed by Pip Broughton (Keeping Faith). The cast includes Mark Lewis Jones (Gangs of London), Hannah Daniel (Keeping Faith), Aneirin Hughes (Hinterland), Catherine Ayers (Living a Lie), Suzanne Packer (In My Skin), and Catrin Stewart (Bang).
The Privilege (Das Privileg) (Germany)
In this horror movie, a wealthy teen and his friends, who attend an elite private school, uncover a dark conspiracy while looking into a series of strange supernatural events.
Starring Max Schimmelpfennig (Dark), Lea van Acken (Dark), and Tijan Marei (4 Blocks), The Privilege, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, February 9, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
All the Moons (Ilargi Guztiak) (Spain-France)
Set in the north of Spain at the end of the 19th century, during the final throes of the last Carlist war, this Basque-language horror movie sees a mysterious woman rescuing a little girl from an orphanage after it’s destroyed by a bomb. Wounded and close to death, the girl believes the woman is an angel coming to take her to Heaven; however, she soon discovers that this strange being has given her the gift of eternal life by turning her into a vampire.
Into the Wind (Pod wiatr) (Poland)
This YA rom-com follows Ania (Sonia Mietielica, Spies of Warsaw), a privileged teenage girl and hopeful medical student who experiences first love with Michal (Jakub Sasak, Raven), a free-spirited kite-surfing instructor, while on holiday at a seaside resort, but their friends and family disapprove. Costarring Marcin Perchuć (1983), Into the Wind, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, February 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Until Life Do Us Part (Até Que a Vida Nos Separe) (Portugal)
This drama centers on three generations of a family who live together in an idyllic villa and juggle the demands of their wedding planning business as well as their own personal crises.
Starring Rita Loureiro (Terra Brava), Dinarte Branco (Daughter of the Law), and Madalena Almeida (Golpe de Sorte), Until Life Do Us Part, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, February 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
In this feature follow-up to the contemporary drama series of the same name (streaming in the US and Canada on Topic), Anne (Hanna van Vliet, Quicksand), a queer 20-something in Amsterdam, searches for what she really wants in life while under pressure to finish her novel and move to Montreal for her relationship.
Costarring Jouman Fattal (Zina), Anne+, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Set in 2045, this sci-fi comedy finds the future looking bright, with humans have ceded most tasks to AI, even in nostalgic Alice’s suburban home. But soon cracks start to show. And when androids stage a coup, her well-intentioned household robots lock all the doors — leaving Alice and those with her stuck together under the same roof, ostensibly for their own safety. Except things aren’t quite that simple…
Co-written and directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (Amélie), the film stars Elsa Zylberstein (I’ve Loved You So Long), Isabelle Nanty (Bureau of Sexist Affairs), Stéphane De Groodt (Kaboul Kitchen), Dominique Pinon (Delicatessen), André Dussollier (Un Coeur en Hiver), Claude Perron (The Crimson Rivers), and Youssef Hajdi (The Bureau).
BigBug, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Love Tactics (Ask Taktikleri) (Turkey)
This romance dramedy sees an ad executive and a fashion designer-blogger, both of whom don’t believe in love, placing a bet to make the other fall head over heels — with unusual tactics.
Love Tactics, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Toy Boy: Season 2 (Spain)
In the new season of this action-crime drama, Hugo (Jesús Mosquera, Down There) and his friends deal with a new pair of adversaries and a fresh set of challenges at work while he investigates the bombing.
Costarring María Pedraza (Elite), Cristina Castaño (The Mallorca Files), Carlos Scholz (Feria: The Darkest Light), José De la Torre (Vis a Vis: El Oasis), Álex González (Unauthorized Living), Maxi Iglesias (Valeria), and Enrique Arce (Money Heist), Toy Boy: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, February 11, exclusively on Netflix.
Devotion, a Story of Love and Desire (Fedeltà) (Italy)
Based on the novel of the same name by Marco Missiroli, this drama stars Michele Riondino (The War Is Over) and Lucrezia Guidone (Luna Nera) as Carlo and Margherita, a couple whose seemingly happy marriage begins to fall apart when Carlo’s fidelity is questioned and both spouses become tempted by other people.
Devotion, a Story of Love and Desire, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Monday, February 14, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Unseen (Invisible) (Belgium)
Set in a small Belgian village with a large telecom relay tower, this sci-fi mystery series centers on a community affected by strange phenomena: birds falling from the sky, dead, and people turning invisible. For some, invisibility is a power; for others, it’s a disease. Either way, the Unseen are perceived as a threat and the authorities want to control them.
Victor (Luc Van Grunderbeeck, The Break), a renowned ophthalmologist from Creux, is suddenly blinded after an ordinary cataract procedure goes wrong. It was performed by his daughter, Laurence (Myriem Akheddiou, Unit 42), who now suffers from guilt over what happened and faces accusations of malpractice from her peers. She knows an unexplained something went wrong during the surgery, but no one believes her. Things get weirder when Laurence hits a naked man on the road during a traffic incident, and he literally disappears before her eyes. Something very strange is happening in Creux, something that will have startling consequences for all its inhabitants…
Featuring Fabio Zenoni (A French Village), Elisa Echevarria (The Brand New Testament), and Jérémy Gillet (Perfect Murders), Unseen premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, February 15, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Piece of My Heart (Pala sydämestä) (Finland)
This drama follows child protection agents Rita (Lotta Lehtikari, Nymphs) and Laura (Niina Koponen, Idiomatic) as they work tirelessly to protect children from recurrent trauma in Helsinki. The case of a missing child becomes personal when it forces Rita to face her own disturbing childhood while Laura struggles to find work-life balance.
Young Wallander: Killer’s Shadow (Season 2) (Sweden-UK)
The new season of this English-language crime drama series brings Adam Pålsson (Before We Die, Moscow Noir, Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves) back to our screens as the young Kurt Wallander, whose older self is the iconic Swedish detective created by the late Henning Mankell in his best-selling “Kurt Wallander Mystery” novels.
Set soon after the events in Season 1 of this prequel/origin story series, “Killer’s Shadow” finds Kurt adrift and uncertain of the future following his exit from the police force. An opportunity to re-join the Major Crimes Unit arises when a new Superintendent, Samuel Osei (Tomiwa Edun, The Capture), takes on the leadership. Wallander accepts and is tasked with a seemingly straightforward case: a hit-and-run outside a nightclub.
However, when the victim is found to be connected to an infamous murder case handled by Frida Rask (Leanne Best, Close to Me, Cold Feet) eight years ago, Wallander quickly suspects that there is more to this incident than meets the eye. Determined to uncover the truth, he refuses to back off — even when the investigation leads him to the door of those who could end his career in a heartbeat.
Returning cast members include Ellise Chappell (Poldark) and Yasen Atour (The Witcher). Joining the cast of the six-episode second season are Lisa Hammond (EastEnders), Josef Davies (1917), Lewis Mackinnon (Victoria), and Kim Adis (Foundation).
Young Wallander: Killer’s Shadow, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, February 17, exclusively on Netflix.
Top Dog (Sweden)
Based on Jens Lapidius‘s best-selling trilogy (consisting of the novels The VIP Room, Stockholm Delete, and Top Dog), this crime thriller sees ambitious lawyer Emily (Josefin Asplund, Sanctuary) and recently-released convict Teddy (Alexej Manvelov, Before We Die) crossing paths and teaming up after each is put on a mission related to a kidnapping. But finding themselves in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy forces them to rethink their plans for the future, as they discover nothing is what it seems.
Costars in the series include Jessica Grabowsky (Shadow Lines), Gustav Lindh (Love Me), Kardo Razzazi (Honour), Peter Gardiner (The Truth Will Out), Joel Spira (Thicker than Water), Christian Hillborg (The Bridge), Dag Malmberg (The Bridge), and Claes Ljungmark (Follow the Money).
Don’t Kill Me (Non mi uccidere) (Italy)
In this horror film, Mirta (Alice Pagani, Baby) dies of a drug overdose with her lover, Robin (Rocco Fasano, Hotel Portofino), but then revives alone — only to discover that she is now part of a violent world she never knew existed.
Don’t Kill Me, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Sunday, February 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Algiers Confidential (Ein paar Tage Licht) (Germany)
In this thriller, Ralf Eley (Ken Duken, The Informer), a German police investigator assigned to his country’s embassy in Algiers, is engaged in an illicit love affair with Amel Samraoui (Hania Amar, The Nile Hilton Incident), an Algerian prosecutor. After a German arms dealer is kidnapped, Ralf and Amel find themselves in direct conflict as both are assigned to investigate the case for their respective countries. As the pair dig deeper, they uncover a corruption scandal that will test their loyalty, both to their nations and to each other.
Featuring Anna Schudt (Reformation), Raphael Acloque (Spiral), Hammou Graïa (Antigone 34), and Martin Brambach (Flemming), Algiers Confidential premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, February 22, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Double Life (Double vie) (Switzerland)
This contemporary drama centers on two women — Laurence (Marina Golovine, Capitain Marleau) and Nina (Anna Pieri, Station Horizon) — both of whom believe they’re in a happy, exclusive relationship with the handsome, successful architect Marc (Bruno Todeschini, Nicolas Le Floch). But when Marc suddenly dies, they discover to their horror that he was leading a double life, splitting his time between his girlfriend and baby mama, Laurence, and his legal wife, Nina. As grief turns into anger, the two widows must find a way to work out their differences and to make a fresh start in their lives.
Featuring Thibaut Evrard (The Tunnel) and Yoann Blanc (The Break), Double Life premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, February 22, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
When aspiring musician and student Deniz (Ipek Filiz Yazici, Love 101) falls for a rough-hewn motorbike racer, tragedy and family opposition obstruct their path to love.
UFO, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, February 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Inspector Ricciardi (Il Commissario Ricciardi) (Italy)
Set in 1930s Naples, this new mystery series follows Inspector Luigi Alfredo Ricciardi (Lino Guanciale, Palermo Connection), a Mobile Commissioner endowed with extraordinary intuition and obsessed with capturing murderers. He also carries a terrible secret: he sees the ghosts of people who have died violently and hears their last thought.
The six-episode series costars Antonio Milo (Maltese: The Mafia Detective), Enrico Ianniello (Un passo dal cielo), Serena Iansiti (The Bastards of Pizzofalcone), Maria Vera Ratti (Leonardo), Mario Pirrello (Thou Shalt Not Kill), Marco Palvetti (Gomorrah), and Nunzia Schiano (Gomorrah).
Merlí. Sapere Aude: Season 1 (Spain)
Carlos Cuevas (Someone Has to Die, 45 rpm, The Ministry of Time) reprises his role as Pol Rubio in this drama spin-off of the hit dramedy series Merlí. Here Pol is challenged by intimidating professors and a group of new friends as he pursues a philosophy degree at the University of Barcelona.
Costarring María Pujalte (Toy Boy), Boris Ruiz (Merlí), Eva Martín (Valeria), and David Solans (Merlí), Merlí. Sapere Aude, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, February 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Restless (Sans Répit) (France)
In this action-crime drama, a corrupt cop goes to extremes to cover up an accident, then finds his life spiraling out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness. Starring Franck Gastambide (Taxi 5), Simon Abkarian (Kaboul Kitchen), Michaël Abiteboul (The Bureau), and Jemima West (Maison close), Restless, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, February 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
My Brilliant Friend: Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay (L’amica geniale) (Season 3) (Italy)
Based on Book 3 in Elena Ferrante’s quadrilogy, the eight-episode Season 3 of this critically-acclaimed HBO-RAI series picks up with Elena (Margherita Mazzucco) and Lila (Gaia Girace), both grown women now, during the 1970s. Lila has taken her young son and left her husband and a comfortable life to work as a factory worker in the toughest of conditions, while Elena left the neighborhood to study in Pisa, and is now an author of a successful novel that has paved the way to an affluent and cultivated world. They now navigate a scenario of hopes and uncertainties, still united by their strong and ambivalent bond.
My Wonderful Life (Moje wspaniale zycie) (Poland)
This comedy-drama sees middle-aged Joanna (Agata Buzek, The Reverse) trying to reconcile being a daughter, mother, wife, and high-school teacher — roles she performs well but don’t feel like her. So she leads a double life. But when a blackmail note threatens to reveal her affair, it ends up sparking a chain of events that serves as large-scale group therapy for her entire family.
Costarring Jacek Braciak (The King of Warsaw) and Adam Woronowicz (Pakt), My Wonderful Life, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Monday, February 28, exclusively on Netflix.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS DEBUTING ON LINEAR TV
Ambition: Season 2 (První republika) (Czech Republic)
Following the events in the gripping first season of this period drama, Season 2 features more dramas amongst members of the aristocratic Valenta family in the newly formed Czechoslovakia.
Tormented Souls (Zadusni obet) (Czech Republic)
Set in the early 20th century, this mystery-crime thriller sees soldiers returning from war to a small Czech town, only for some of them to be killed in a series of ritualistic murders. Sent from Vienna to investigate is police superintendent Albert Mondl (Milan Knazko, Jan Hus), a seasoned detective whose inquiries reveal the darkest secrets of the townspeople.
The Ice Forest (La foresta di ghiaccio) (Italy)
Set in the midst of the Italian Alps, this thriller sees a tangled web of crime and cold-blooded vendetta intertwining in a small border town. Living here is Secondo (Emir Kusturica, Life Is a Miracle), a remorseless man who traffics immigrants. As a snowstorm is about to rage, a young technician arrives to repair the town’s electric power plant and quickly discovers that it is used for sinister purposes.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
Don Matteo: Seasons 2-8 (Italy)
Folks prayed for the return of this fan-favorite mystery series, and the prayers have been answered. Don Matteo is back! Fans and newbies alike can now (re)follow Don Matteo (Terence Hill), the bicycle-riding, cassock-wearing, crime-solving Catholic priest, as he delves into the mysteries of various crimes — including murders — committed within his parish in Gubbio, Perugia. (Read this article for additional details.)
Season 1 of Don Matteo is already streaming in the US and Canada exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon. Seasons 2-8 will be rolled out throughout February, and Seasons 9-12 will launch later this year.
The Returned: Season 2 (Les revenants) (France)
Opening six months after the Season 1 finale, the final season of this hit supernatural thriller sees most of the town’s residents having deserted the place, save for the few who stayed in the hopes of finding the family members who vanished with the Horde. But now there is a new wave of the Returned causing turmoil, and each of them carries new, threatening secrets…
The cast includes Anne Consigny (Tony’s Revenge), Guillaume Gouix (Gone for Good), Clotilde Hesme (Lupin), Swann Nambotin (Get Well Soon), Pierre Perrier (Fear by the Lake), Frédéric Pierrot (Nox), Yara Pilartz (Girls), Céline Sallette (Vernon Subutex), and Jenna Thiam (The Collection), amongst others.
Irresponsable: Season 2 (Irresponsible) (France)
Set two years after the events in Season 1, the second season of this comedy-drama sees Julien (Sébastien Chassagne, Spiral), Marie (Marie Kauffmann, Calls), Jacques (Théo Fernandez, The Bonfire of Destiny), and Sylvie (Nathalie Cerda, A French Village) living together under the same roof. When young Jacques plans to leave the nest, it forces the others to confront their futures. (Video is from Season 1)
Witnesses: Season 2 (Les témoins) (France)
The second season of this mystery-crime thriller opens with the discovery of a bus sitting on a country road, its 15 male passengers dead, literally frozen in their seats. The investigation promises to be long and complicated for Detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier, The Last Wave) and the Lille PJ team, as nothing links the victims together, except that they’re all dressed for a wedding — or a funeral. Interrogations of the victims’ families reveal a disturbing detail: each of their cell phones had the number of Catherine Keemer (Audrey Fleurot, Spiral), a photographer who’s been missing for three years.
Costarring Jan Hammenecker (Hotel Beau Séjour) and Alexandre Carrière (Match Day), Witnesses: Season 2 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Friday, February 11, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Tandem: Season 2 (France)
This popular mystery series returns with co-parenting ex-spouses and current colleagues Léa Soler (Astrid Veillon, Perfect Crimes) and Paul Marchal (Stéphane Blancafort, Origins) working together to solve more murder cases in Montpellier.
Costarring Piérick Tournier (Spiral) and Nelly Lawson (Murder in Avignon), Tandem: Season 2 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Tuesday, February 15, on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Header photo credits: Top (L-R): Piece of My Heart courtesy of Topic; Lifelines courtesy of MHz Choice | Bottom (L-R) Inspector Ricciardi courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; BigBug (photo by Bruno Calvo / Netflix) courtesy of Netflix
For details about the February premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For those about the debuts of programs from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place.
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