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April brings the premieres of 37 Euro TV series, seasons, films, and specials from 13 countries to the US and other territories.

April 2022 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

Battle: Freestyle (Norway)

In this sequel to the Norwegian dance feature Battle, based on the novel Battle by Maja Lunde, Amalie (Lisa Teige, Skam) and her boyfriend, Mikael (Fabian Svegaard Tapia, Rådebank), dream about a big breakthrough in the world of street dance. When their crew “Illicit” is selected to compete in a renowned dance competition in Paris, they finally get their chance. But things don’t go the way they imagined. (For further details, read this article.)

Battle: Freestyle, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, April 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now at www.netflix.com/battlefreestyle.)

The Boarding School: Las Cumbres: Season 2 (El Internado: Las Cumbres) (Spain)

Following on from the events in Season 1, the new season of this mystery thriller sees school authorities exacting even stricter discipline on the students after the riot triggered by a teacher’s death. Add to this the murder of a student, whose similarities to earlier crimes suggests a serial killer is in their midst.

Meanwhile, Amaia (Asia Ortega, The Innocent), Paul (Albert Salazar, La Riera), Paz (Paula del Río, Prey), Eric (Daniel Arias, Cuéntame), and Julio (Gonzalo Diez, 7 dias) try to uncover who’s intending to experiment on the students, and Inés (Claudia Riera, Locked Up: The Oasis) begins to remember some events from her past.

The Boarding School: Season 2 premieres globally on Friday, April 1, exclusively on Prime Video.

Captain Nova (Netherlands)

In this family-friendly sci-fi film, a fighter pilot from a desolate future (Anniek Pheifer, King of the Skies) travels back in time on a mission to avert global disaster. But a glitch transforms her into her younger self (newcomer Kika van de Vijver), so no one takes her seriously.

Captain Nova, a Netflix Family film, premieres globally on Friday, April 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Crimson Rivers: Season 3 (Les rivières pourpres) (France)

The third season of this dark mystery-crime thriller sees detectives Pierre Niémans (Olivier Marchal, The Promise) and Camille Delaunay (Erika Sainte, Baron noir) investigating four complex murder cases. They include the mysterious disappearance of a man’s wife; the corpse of a friend and former colleague of Niémans infected with the virus that causes the bubonic plague, aka the Black Death; the discovery of two naked bodies sewn together in the ashes of a burning church in a Belgian village; and what appears to be the work of an “angel of death” in an isolated prison.

Crimson Rivers: Season 3 premieres in the US and Canada in its entirety on Friday, April 1, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Czech It Out! (Spolu & hladoví) (Czach Republic)

Czech actor Lukáš Hejlík (Terapie) and his daughter, Klára Hejlíková, take viewers on a tour through the Czech Republic as they travel across the country, exploring the cuisine, architecture and more, in this unscripted lifestyle series.

Czech It Out!, a Max Original, premieres in the US and other HBO Max territories on Friday, April 1, exclusively on HBO Max.

Forever Out of My League (Sempre più bello) (Italy)

In this third “Out of My League” film, life hangs in the balance after Marta’s (Ludovica Francesconi) operation, with true love just within reach. Can the heart prevail against old secrets — and fickle fate?

Forever Out of My League, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, April 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Informant (A besúgó) (Hungary)

Set in 1985 behind the Iron Curtain, this spy thriller follows Geri (Gergely Váradi, Guerilla), a 20-year-old guy who’s looking forward to meeting girls and partying as he enters college in Budapest. He also joins a group of radicals led by the charismatic Száva (Márton Patkós, Sunset). But Geri has a secret: He’s an informant of the totalitarian state. In order to help save the life of his sick brother, Geri’s been forced to spy on his new friends for State Security. While he juggles parties and political debates, he also wrestles with the question of whose side he should he be on — especially when Száva, who’s become increasingly radical, realizes there’s an informant amongst his group.

The Informant, a Max Original, premieres in the US and other HBO Max territories on Friday, April 1, exclusively on HBO Max.

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One True Singer (Romania)

This reality/competition series follows 14 young artists who, out of hundreds of applicants, impressed the jury enough to make it to the One True Singer house, where they’ll compete for a 100,000 euro prize — with 50,000 euros in cash and a contract with Global Records worth another 50,000 euros.

One True Singer, a Max Original, premieres in the US and other HBO Max territories on Friday, April 1, exclusively on HBO Max.

The Thaw (Odwilz) (Poland)

Set in Szczecin, this noir crime drama opens with the discovery of a dead woman’s body in the icy water by the banks of the Oder. Handling the investigation is Katarzyna Zawieja (Katarzyna Wajda, Raven), a 30-something widow, single mother, and dedicated cop. But this case involves more than murder, as Katarzyna must also find out what happened to the baby the woman gave birth to shortly before her death.

The Thaw, a Max Original, premieres in the US and other HBO Max territories on Friday, April 1, exclusively on HBO Max.

Don Matteo: Season 9 (Italy)

The brand new season of this fan-favorite mystery series finds crime-solving Catholic priest Don Matteo (Terence Hill) called to Spoleto, a city in Perugia roughly 100km from Gubbio. Marshal Nino Cecchini (Nino Frassica) and Captain Giulio Tommasi (Simone Montedoro) are already working in Spoleto, transferred due to the merger of Carabinieri stations caused by budget cuts. After he solves the mystery, Don Matteo is also transferred to Spoleto, where he, Cecchini, Tommasi, housekeeper Natalina (Nathalie Guettà), and sacristan Pippo (Francesco Scali) are one big happy family again.

Don Matteo: Season 9 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, April 5, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

Murder In…: Season 9 (Meurtres à…) (France)

In the brand new season of this popular detective series, murder mysteries take place in various picturesque areas of France, including Albi, Berry, Blois, Cayenne, Granville, Lisieux, Mulhouse, Pont l’Évêque, and the Three Valleys.

Murder In…: Season 9 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, April 5, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

Furioza (Poland)

This crime drama sees policewoman Dzika (Weronika Książkiewicz, Inspector Coliandro) make her ex-boyfriend, David (Mateusz Banasiuk, Spider’s Web), an offer he can’t refuse: Either he infiltrates and informs on a criminal gang, or his brother goes to jail. So David does, and finds himself being drawn back into the world he tried to escape.

Furioza, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Michela Giraud: the Truth, I Swear! (Italy)

Career success. Fame’s shortcomings. The cringe-worthy label of “curvy” and tough ballet days during her youth. Michela Giraud has a whole lot to unpack. Michela Giraud: the Truth, I Swear!, a Netflix Comedy special, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Laura Pausini – Pleased to Meet You (Laura Pausini – Piacere di conoscerti) (Italy)

This documentary retraces the life of Italian singer Laura Pausini, who rose to fame after winning in the newcomer artists category at the 1993 Sanremo Music Festival.

Laura Pausini – Pleased to Meet You premieres in the US on Thursday, April 7, exclusively on Prime Video.

Dancing on Glass (Las niñas de cristal) (Spain)

In this drama, immense pressure threatens a ballerina in a new lead role, so she and another dancer escape into a friendship that isolates them from the real world.

Starring María Pedraza (Toy Boy), Paula Losada, and Mona Martínez (Locked Up), Dancing on Glass, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, April 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

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Dirty Lines (Netherlands)

Set in 1980s Amsterdam, this historical drama revolves around the people involved in Teledutch, Europe’s first erotic telephone lines. They include brothers Frank (Minne Koole, Ares) and Ramon Stigter (Chris Peters, Black Widow), the company’s founders, and Marly Salomon (Joy Delima, Meskina), a psychology student and new Teledutch employee. (For further details, read this article.)

Dirty Lines, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, April 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Elite: Season 5 (Spain)

In the new season of this hit series, a new semester at Las Encinas means a new victim, a new perpetrator, and a new mystery as the students find themselves drowning in secrets.

Elite: Season 5, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, April 8, exclusively on Netflix.

Raven (Kruk) (Poland)

Michal Zurawski (The King of Warsaw) stars in this crime drama with supernatural elements as tormented cop Adam Kruk. While working on a kidnapping case, he finds that his past haunts him, driving a need for redemption.

Raven premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, April 8, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Candice Renoir: Season 4 (France)

In Season 4 of this popular mystery-police procedural series, things aren’t exactly going swimmingly for Commander Candice Renoir (Cécile Bois, Germinal). She’s lost Captain Antoine Dumas (Raphaël Lenglet, The Red Shadows) to a better job, her investigative methods are derided during her court testimony, and one of her investigations brings her back to her hometown in the north of France, where she discovers her mother is involved in a series of murders. (Trailer is from Season 1)

Costarring Ali Marhyar (Family Business) and Gaya Verneuil (Drôle de famille!), the ten-episode Candice Renoir: Season 4 premieres in the US and Canada in its entirety on Monday, April 11, exclusively Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon. (Rescheduled from March)

Spitfire: Season 2 (Treufoc) (Spain)

Set in Mallorca, the new season of this dark Catalan-language crime thriller sees Detective Aina Anglada (Queralt Albinyana, Night and Day) leading the judicial police’s homicide team in the hunt for the Triangle Killer, who has committed a string of gruesome murders and sown fear throughout Mallorca, seemingly without any apparent motive for the crimes.

Spitfire: Season 2 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, April 12, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

The Taming of the Shrewd (Poskromienie zlosnicy) (Poland)

In this romantic comedy, a heartbroken scientist moves back home to start over, and her scheming brother hires a handsome stranger to convince her to sell their land. The Taming of the Shrewd, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Heirs to the Land (Los herederos de la tierra) (Spain)

Based on the novel by Ildefonso Falcones, this sequel to Cathedral of the Sea opens three years after that period drama’s story. The new series follows Hugo Llor (Yon González, Cable Girls), a resourceful young man who works to make a name for himself in 14th-century Barcelona while keeping a vow he made to the Estanyol family.

Heirs to the Land, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, April 15, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Munch: Season 1 (France)

Isabelle Nanty (Big Bug, Amélie, Resistance) stars in this legal drama as Gabrielle Munchowski, a bold, irreverent and intuitive attorney who runs a law firm with her friend and associate, Hubert Bellanger (Lucien Jean-Baptiste, He Even Has Your Eyes). Strong-willed and pragmatic in the face of administrative and judiciary absurdity, Munch and her team take on tough cases, defending the innocent and marginalized against all odds. And she will cross any line and stop at nothing, and even bend the law, to defend her clients.

Munch: Season 1 premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, April 15, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

The Family (Porodica) (Serbia)

This award-winning miniseries tells the inside story of the three days leading up to the arrest of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milošević on March 31, 2001, which ultimately led to his extradition to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia to stand trial for war crimes. It stars Boris Isaković (The Last Panthers) as Slobodan Milošević and Mirjana Karanovic (Legacy) as Mirjana Markovic, Slobodan’s wife.

The Family premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, April 19, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

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The Turning Point (La svolta) (Italy)

In this crime drama, slacker Ludovico does his best to avoid confrontation, but he ends up striking up an unlikely friendship with a dangerous thug who suddenly forces his way into Ludovico’s life. The Turning Point, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 20, exclusively on Netflix.

Yakamoz S-245 (An Undersea Story) (Turkey)

In this action drama, a disaster strikes Earth, and a marine biologist on a submarine research mission must fight to survive with the crew as a conspiracy comes to light.

Yakamoz S-245, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, April 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

All About Gila (Todos es Gila) (Spain)

This special brings popular Spanish comedians to the stage (and to the phone) to honor the late Spanish comedian and actor Miguel Gila, recreating his most beloved stand-up performances. All About Gila, a Netflix Comedy special, premieres globally on Thursday, April 21, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The 7 Lives of Lea (Les 7 vies de Léa) (France)

In this drama, Léa finds the remains of a dead man, then finds herself waking up in the ’90s — not once but seven times, each time in a different body — as she tries to solve the mystery of, and to prevent, the young man’s death The 7 Lives of Lea, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, April 22, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Balthazar: Season 4 (France)

Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen Season 3. Opening seven months after the tragic events of the Season 3 finale, the new season of this mystery-crime drama sees everything changed for Paris-based forensic pathologist Raphaël Balthazar (Tomer Sisley, Don’t Look Up). Hélène Bach, his police officer partner, fried and soulmate, is gone; his wife Maya (Leslie Medina, No Second Chance) is in prison awaiting trial; and Balthazar is partying harder than ever.

It all topples over when Captain Camille Costes (Constance Labbé, The Cell), a whirlwind of energy, steps in to replace Hélène and forces Balthazar to face his demons. He will be spared nothing — not his shrink sessions; nor his colleague, now catapulted to the
helm of the Forensic Institute; nor his own childhood, which comes back to haunt him.

Balthazar: Season 4 premieres in the US and Canada in its eight-episode entirety on Monday, April 25, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.

Deadly Tropics: Season 2 (Tropiques criminels) (France)

Set on the sun-drenched island of Martinique, the new season of this fun, female-driven dramedy mystery series opens with police officer Gaëlle Crivelli (Béatrice de la Boulaye, The Returned) returning to duty after her sabbatical and, on her first day back, resolving a tense hostage situation — by shooting fellow copper Melissa Sainte-Rose (Sonia Rolland, Murder in the Somme). Alive, shaken, and stirred, Mélissa must then manage the arrival of her children’s baby daddy. He wants to reconnect with Melissa, but in sensing her lack of enthusiasm, he starts cozying up to Crivelli, who finds him charming — thereby creating another test for these two women.

Deadly Tropics: Season 2 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, April 26, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.

Bang Bang Baby (Italy)

Not to be comfused with the 2014 film of the same name, this crime drama series sees teenager Alice (Arianna Becheroni, Oltre la soglia) getting involved in the criminal underworld of Milan to gain her father’s affection — and using her ’80s pop culture-influenced imagination to cope.

Bang Bang Baby premieres in the US on Thursday, April 28, exclusively on Prime Video.

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Face to Face: Season 2 (Forhøret) (Denmark)

Trine Dyrholm (The Legacy) returns as therapist Susanne Egholm and takes on the lead role in Season 2 of this mystery thriller. Following the events in Season 1, the new season finds Susanne mourning the loss of her daughter when a man named John (Olaf Johannessen, Follow the Money) visits her for help to quit smoking. But while under hypnosis, John reveals a shocker: he has committed murder and will do so again. Tonight. After going to the police for help but getting none, Susanne must, on her own, figure out who John’s intended victim is and stop him before he kills again.

Face to Face: Season 2 premieres in the US and Canada in its entirety on Friday, April 29, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Honeymoon with My Mother (Amor de madre) (Spain)

Quim Gutiérrez (The Neighbor) stars in this comedy as José Luis, a young man who’s just been jilted at the altar. Brokenhearted, he is coerced into going through with his honeymoon so as not to lose the paid-for trip — with his overbearing mother (Carmen Machi, Criminal: Spain). While he’s feeling utterly miserable, she’s having the time of her life.

Honeymoon with My Mother, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, April 29, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

I Love America (France)

Sophie Marceau (The World Is Not Enough, Braveheart) stars in this comedy feature as Lise, a single woman who decides to take a chance on love again by uprooting her life in Paris and moving to Los Angeles. What she discovers on her journey to love, from the awkward dates to the touching surprise encounters, is that she will have to confront her relationship with her mother and also question herself.

I Love America premieres in the US on Friday, April 29, exclusively on Prime Video.

Pulled Apart (Jamais sans toi, Louna) (France)

Based on the book Plus jamais sans toi Louna, an account of the headline-making ordeal of Sabrina and Yoan Bombarde, this historical drama tells their harrowing story with Chloé Jouannet (Riviera) and Rod Paradot (Ad Vitam) in the roles of Sabrina and Yoan Morvan. The couple are charged with child abuse and lose custody of their daughter, Louna, despite informing the authorities time and again about her hereditary disease. But the Morvans’ pleas of innocence fall on deaf ears, and a judge appoints a child psychiatrist to review the case before their trial.

Pulled Apart premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, April 29, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

Rumspringa (Germany)

In this comedy film, a young Amish man on his rite of passage travels to Berlin, connects with his roots, falls in love, and makes a big decision. Rumspringa, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, April 29, exclusively on Netflix.

Hold Tight (Zachowaj spokój) (Poland)

This mystery-crime drama is the latest adaptation of a Harlan Coben novel, part of the best-selling author’s multi-series deal with Netflix. When a teenager goes missing soon after his friend dies, his disappearance disrupts the seemingly perfect lives of families in a tight-knit, affluent Warsaw suburb, slowly unraveling and revealing their darkest secrets and lies.

Hold Tight, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Netflix (date tba). (You can set a reminder for it now.)

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Ambition: Season 3 (První republika) (Czech Republic)

Following the events in Season 2 of this period drama, Season 3 is set against the backdrop of social and technological development in the late 1920s, and features more secrets, scandals, and dramas amongst members of the aristocratic Valenta family in the early years of Czechoslovakia.

Ambition: Season 3 has its US linear debut on Thursday, April 7, at 10 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

The Sound of Freedom (Rytmus v patách) (Czech Republic)

Based on true events, this 1950s-set drama follows the story of a group of young jazz musicians led by Danny Smiricky (Vojtech Dyk, Alpha Code), a saxophonist who has a way with the ladies. Amongst them is Geraldine (Marika Soposká, The Play), who knows her beauty casts spells on men. Amidst the arrival of the totalitarian communist regime, these young and hopeful musicians discover the true value of freedom and realize that some decisions could shape their lives forever. The Sound of Freedom has its US linear debut on Friday, April 29, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

What Lies Beneath (De held) (Netherlands)

Based on the novel by Jessica Durlacher, this psychological thriller follows Sara (Monic Hendrickx, Black Widow), who returns home to the Netherlands, where she feels safest, after many years in the US. But her happiness in reuniting with her family is shattered after a series of violent, anti-Semitic assaults, which reveal a dark family secret.

Costarring Fedja van Huet (The Adulterer) and Daan Schuurmans (The Neighbors), What Lies Beneath has its US linear debut on Saturday, April 30, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.

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The Truth (La vérité) (France)

This contemporary drama stars French cinema legends Catherine Deneuve (Belle de Jour) and Juliette Binoche (Chocolat) as famous film actress Fabienne and her scriptwriter daughter Lumir. Following the publication of Fabienne’s memoirs, Lumir returns to Paris from New York and reconnects with her mother, only to have their reunion devolve into a confrontation in which truths are told, accounts are settled, and resentments are confessed.

Costarring Ethan Hawke (Before Sunrise), The Truth begins streaming via SVOD on Wednesday, April 6, exclusively on IFC Unlimited and AMC+, as well as their respective digital channels, including IFC Unlimited on Amazon and AMC+ on Amazon.

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer: Season 1 (La mafia uccide solo d’estate) (Italy)

Set in 1970s Sicily, this enigmatic and darkly comedic Italian TV series follows Salvatore (Edoardo Buscetta), a young boy whose family becomes unintentionally entangled with the Palermo Mafia. Nothing escapes the 10-year-old’s gaze as he sees everything going on around him — from the Mafia’s oppression and his crazy family dynamic, to the magnificence of his first love, Alice (Andrea Castellana).

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer: Season 1 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Friday, April 22, on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.

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Header photo credits: Top (L-R): The Family courtesy of MHz Choice; Munch (© Gilles Gustine / Exilene Films) courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents | Bottom (L-R) Furioza (© 2022 Netflix, Inc.) courtesy of Netflix; The Thaw courtesy of HBO

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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 April 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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Euro TV Premieres in April 2022: Furioza, The Family, Munch, The Thaw & More
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