More than three dozen Euro TV titles (37, to be precise), including new series, seasons, documentaries, and films, premiere in the US and beyond in May.
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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Cherif: Season 3 (France)
Set in Lyon, this addictive, long-running mystery series returns with Abdelhafid Metalsi (Spiral) starring as Captain Kader Cherif, a brilliant and eccentric detective with the Lyon Crime Squad. A local who grew up on cop shows like Kojak and Starsky and Hutch, Cherif knows the city like no other and takes street-wise measures to solve crimes.
Costarring Carole Bianic (Perfect Murders), Cherif: Season 3 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, May 3, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.
Four Seasons in Rural Sicily (Italy)
This documentary focuses on a small farming village outside Palermo as it struggles to survive and thrive in the 21st century.
Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive (Finland)
This 40-minute documentary short follows Finnish free diver Johanna Nordblad as she attempts to break the world record for distance traveled under ice with one breath. Before she began ice diving, Nordblad broke World Championships and Guinness World records in free diving — a form of diving in which a diver, instead of using any sort of scuba/breathing gear, holds their breath for the duration of a dive until they resurface.
Hold Your Breath: The Ice Dive, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Tuesday, May 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Summertime: Season 3 (Italy)
In the third and final season of this romance drama inspired by Federico Moccia‘s novel A tres metros sobre el cielo, another summer in Cesenatico on the Adriatic coast sees another string of love triangles as the group navigates their passions and tests the boundaries of friendship.
Starring Rebecca Coco Edogamhe (Le château du tarot), Ludovico Tersigni (SKAM Italia), and Amanda Campana (The Crypt Monster), Summertime: Season 3, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, May 4, exclusively on Netflix.
This fictionalized biopic stars Bill Skarsgård (It) as Clark Olofsson, the notorious criminal whose actions inspired the expression “the Stockholm syndrome.” The six-episode series follows Clark on his life journey, including several counts of drug trafficking, attempted murder, assault, theft, and dozens of bank robberies — as well as fooling Swedes into falling in love with him (at having sex with him).
Clark, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, May 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Hatching (Pahanhautoja) (Finland)
In this horror film, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), a 12-year-old gymnast, is desperate to please her mother, a woman obsessed with presenting the image of a perfect family. One night Tinja finds a strange egg and decides to keep it, hiding it in her room out of sight of her family. But then it hatches, and what emerges from the shell is beyond belief.
Costarring Sophia Heikkilä (Invisible Heroes) and Jani Volanen (Deadwind), Hatching has its US streaming debut on Friday, May 6, on Hulu.
The Takedown (Loin du périph) (France)
In this action-crime comedy, Ousmane Diakité (Omar Sy, Intouchables, Lupin) and François Monge (Laurent Lafitte, Elle, Dear Mother), cops with very different styles, backgrounds, and careers who had worked together years ago, are reunited for a new investigation. What seemed to be a simple drug deal for the mismatched pair turns out to be a high-scale criminal case that takes them across France, all the way up to the French Alps.
The Takedown, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, May 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
They Were Ten (Ils étaient dix) (France)
Based on Agatha Christie’s masterpiece And Then There Were None, the world’s best-selling mystery novel, this six-part whodunit follows the story of ten people, five women and five men, who are invited to a paradise island in the Caribbean by a mysterious person. But fun in the sun soon turns into a deadly nightmare, and they realize that they are completely isolated, cut off from the rest of the world with no means of communication or transport and no way to get help.
Why were they lured into this morbid trap? The answer lies hidden in their past — shameful events that they each tried to bury. Today, under the hot island sun, they have begun to pay for their sins. One by one, they are killed off, until, in the end, there will be none left — thus posing the ultimate question: Who is the murderer?
The Twin (Finland)
In this English-language horror film, parents Rachel (Teresa Palmer, A Discovery of Witches) and Anthony (Steven Cree, Outlander), after the tragic loss of one of their twin sons, relocate to the other side of the world with their surviving son (Tristan Ruggeri, The Witcher) in the hopes of building a new life. What begins as a time of healing in the quiet Scandinavian countryside soon takes an ominous turn when Rachel begins to unravel the torturous truth about her son and confronts the malicious forces attempting to take hold of him.
Welcome to Eden (Bienvenidos a Edén) (Spain)
In this sci-fi thriller, the question “Are you happy?” kicks off a life-changing adventure for a group of young-adult social media influencers, who accept an invitation to an exclusive party on a secret island — an event organized by Eden, the maker of a new drink. On this remote piece of heaven on earth, they will participate in an “immersive experience” that will be “the trip of [their] lives.” And it is, only not in a way they would ever have imagined…
Welcome to Eden, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, May 6, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Palermo – Renaissance (Italy)
This documentary takes viewers on a fascinating journey through the streets, palaces, and faces of Palermo in its year as the Italian Capital of Culture.
Tandem: Season 4 (France)
The fourth season of this popular mystery series sees detective colleagues and ex-spouses Léa Soler (Astrid Veillon, Perfect Murders) and Paul Marchal (Stéphane Blancafort, Innocent) investigating more crimes in Montpellier while co-parenting their children.
The Getaway King (Najmro: Kocha, kradnie, szanuje) (Poland)
Set during the last days of communism in Poland, this action-crime comedy tells the story of the infamous Polish criminal Zdzisław Najmrodzki (Dawid Ogrodnik, The Mire). Najmrodzki, a folk-hero bandit known for his 29 prison breaks, considers a different path in life after he gets a new girlfriend (Masza Wagrocka, The King of Warsaw).
Costarring Robert Więckiewicz (1983), Rafal Zawierucha (Bartkowiak), and Jakub Gierszał (Das Boot), The Getaway King, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, May 11, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Just Like Me: Seasons 1-2 (Netherlands)
This scripted reality series follow five teen vloggers who meet up in a juice bar, where they collaborate, share their creativity, record videos, and chat about their online reputations and daily lives. Just Like Me: Seasons 1-2 premieres in the US on Wednesday, May 11, exclusively on Disney+.
Pagan Peak: Season 2 (Der Pass) (Austria-Germany)
Opening a year after the events in Season 1, the brand new season of this dark crime thriller sees police in Austria and Germany fearing another serial killer is on the loose after the discovery of a dead woman’s body, found propped up like a hunting trophy, in the border region of the two countries. Assigned to the case is junior officer Yela Antic (Franziska Von Harsdorf, Tatort).
Meanwhile, Yela’s experienced colleague, Ellie Stocker (Julia Jentsch, The Vanishing), is struggling from her trauma, while Ellie’s former cross-border partner, Gedeon Winter (Nicholas Ofczarek, Dark Woods), has been forced to take early retirement following the attempt on his life. But because Yela isn’t able to handle the case on her own, Ellie and Gedeon are forced to team up again and work alongside her — which causes the two to start seeing each other in a way they hadn’t imagined: as potential adversaries.
Pagan Peak: Season 2, a Topic Original, premieres in the US and Canada with its first three episodes on Thursday, May 12, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon. New episodes will debut singly each week through June 16.
In this French remake of the Danish series Dicte, divorced news reporter Bénédicte “Ben” Marceau (Barbara Schulz, Vanished by the Lake) and her daughter, Rose (Axelle Dodier, Mystery in Paris), relocate to Ben’s hometown of Nantes, 25 years after she ran away as a teenager. Starting a job at the largest local newspaper as a crime reporter, Ben becomes immersed in the death of a student. As she digs deeper into why the young woman was killed, painful memories of why Ben left home at the age of 16 begin to resurface.
The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri (Ersan Kuneri) (Turkey)
This new comedy series sees Erşan Kuneri (Cem Yilmaz, The Water Diviner) reexamining his legacy as an erotic film producer and director and deciding to branch out and make movies in other genres. The Life and Movies of Erşan Kuneri, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, May 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
New Heights (Neumatt) (Switzerland)
Julian Koechlin (Wilder, Money Murder Zurich) stars in this award-winning drama as Michi Wyss, a business consultant in Zurich who, following the death of his father, is forced to return to his family’s troubled farm to take care of things. Together with his mother (Rachel Braunschweig, Tatort), grandmother (Marlise Fischer, Tatort), sister (Sophie Hutter, Mapa) and brother (Jérôme Humm, Monogamish), Michi must confront what they should do with the indebted farm and how it will affect the family’s future.
New Heights, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, May 13, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Truth Will Out: Season 2 (Det som göms i snö) (Sweden)
Based on an idea by Swedish criminologist and novelist Leif G.W. Persson (The Dying Detective, Bäckström) and inspired by true events, the long-awaited new season of this hit Scandi noir mystery-crime drama finds Peter Wendel’s (Robert Gustafsson, The Unlikely Murderer) understaffed Cold Case Unit has barely risen in the ranks at the police station (since Season 1) — until a colleague is suddenly found dead. The officer’s death triggers a chain of events which will reveal that a high-ranking police commissioner, known for his work against sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and violence against women, is living a double life — one in which he exploits, rapes, and degrades young women and children. The investigation also raises doubts about whether Peter’s brother, who was a close friend of the deceased, actually took his own life or was murdered.
Returning cast members include Louise Peterhoff (Blue Eyes), Ia Langhammer (Älska mig/Love Me), Christopher Wagelin (Thin Ice), Ingela Olsson (Young Royals), Tyra Olin (Gåsmamman), Peter Gardiner (Top Dog), Cilla Thorell (Gåsmamman), and Ville Virtanen (Bordertown). Joining the cast are Samuel Fröler (Rebecka Martinsson) and Celie Sparre (Moscow Noir), amongst others.
Imma Tataranni: Season 2 (Imma Tataranni sostituto procuratore) (Italy)
Based on the “Imma Tataranni” novels by Mariolina Venezia, the long-awaited new season of this fan-favorite crime dramedy sees Immacolata ‘Imma’ Tataranni (Vanessa Scalera, Anti-Mafia Squad), an incorruptible and resourceful deputy prosecutor, cracking more cases with attitude to spare in Matera, Italy. In Season 2’s eight episodes, Imma again confronts romantic temptation alongside the emotional needs of her husband and grown daughter while solving cases. (Video is from Season 1)
San Petronio (Italy)
This documentary centers on the history and architecture of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna, the sixth-largest church in the world, which was built in 1390 and houses an extraordinary collection of history and art.
The Knights of Castelcorvo (I Cavalieri Di Castelcorvo) (Italy)
In this YA mystery-adventure series, four friends discover that Castelcorvo is no ordinary town. Beneath its serene surface, it hides mysteries, magic, and turmoil. To face problems and unforeseen events here, the quartet make a pact: they will be the new Knights of Castelcorvo — all while dealing with typical teen issues, from misunderstandings with adults, to the dilemmas of first love.
Rescheduled from March 2022, I Cavalieri Di Castelcorvo premieres in the US on Wednesday, May 18, exclusively on Disney+.
The Perfect Family (La familia perfecta) (Spain)
This comedy stars Belén Rueda (The Embassy) as Lucia, whose perfect family is threatened by her son’s loose-living girlfriend and eclectic family. Little does Lucia know the impact they’ll have on her prim and proper life.
Featuring Carolina Yuste (Dime Quién Soy: Mistress of War) and José Coronado (Unauthorized Living), The Perfect Family, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, May 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
In this romance drama, Danish chef Theo (Anders Matthesen, Kamikaze) travels to Tuscany to sell his father’s business. Here he meets Sophia (Cristiana Dell’Anna, Gomorrah), a local woman who inspires him to rethink his approach to life and love.
Featuring Andrea Bosca (3 Caminos) and Ghita Nørby (The Eagle), Toscana, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, May 18, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Bang Bang Baby: Season 1, Part 2 (Italy)
Part 2 of this 1980s-set drama series continues the story of Alice (Arianna Becheroni, Oltre la soglia), a teenager in Veneto who gets involved in Milan’s criminal underworld to gain the affection of her father, whom she thought was dead.
Bang Bang Baby: Season 1, Part 2 premieres globally on Thursday, May 19, exclusively on Prime Video.
Insiders: Season 2 (Spain)
This reality series turns Candid Camera on its head, returning with ten new candidates who sign up for a casting call for a reality show, unaware that the cameras have already started rolling. Let the mind games begin — again. (Video is from Season 1)
Insiders: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally with its first episode on Thursday, May 19, exclusively on Netflix. New episodes will debut weekly.
Berlin Dance School: Season 3 (Ku’damm 63) (Germany)
Set in 1963, this drama’s new season sees dance school proprietor Caterina Schöllack (Claudia Michelsen, The Same Sky) and her three daughters — Monika (Sonja Gerhardt, Deutschland 83/86), Helga (Maria Ehrich, Hotel Adlon), and Eva (Emilia Schüle, Charité) — continuing to deal with social constraints and their relationship dramas.
While Caterina finds her way back to her old form after the accident, the lives of her daughters get increasingly chaotic, which she observes with suspicion. Meanwhile, Monika, Helga, and Eva have to learn to let go of the past and look ahead.
F*ck Love Too (F*ck de liefde 2) (Netherlands)
Love triangles and lingering doubts put relationships to the test in this new comedy. When bride-to-be Kiki (Nienke Plas, Just Say Yes) and her friends Lisa (Bo Maerten, The Neighbors) and Angela (Bettina Holwerda, Costa!) go to Ibiza for her bachelorette vacation, Angela ends up in bed with a guy who’s pretending to be someone he isn’t; Lisa’s ex-bf Jim (Geza Weisz, All in Kitchen) turns up, professing his love for her; and Kiki starts having doubts about getting married.
Meanwhile, Said (Maurits Delchot, Just Say Yes) has messed up with Bo (Yolanthe Cabau, DNA) again, so she’s done with him. He tries to win her back, but she seems to be falling for a charming artist. And Jack (Edwin Jonker, The Blood Pact) finds himself the baby daddy of not one but two women: Cindy (Victoria Koblenko, Girls Don’t Give Up) and Monica (Anouk Maas, The Godless), who find out about each other and Jack’s lies…
F*ck Love Too, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, May 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
LOL: Last One Laughing Spain: Season 2 (LOL: Si te ríes, pierdes) (Spain)
Comediennes Silvia Abril and Carolina Iglesias host the new season of this competition series, which features a returning comedian from Season 1 and nine new comedic competitors, all vying for the prize of 100,000 euros, which will be donated to a charitable cause. Whoever goes six hours without laughing, in the midst of zaniness, wins.
LOL: Last One Laughing Spain: Season 2 premieres globally on Friday, May 20, exclusively on Prime Video.
Wrong Side of the Tracks (Spain)
This series sees a war veteran, angry at the drug dealers and troublemakers infiltrating his neighborhood, setting out to reform his wayward teenage granddaughter. Wrong Side of the Tracks, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, May 20, exclusively on Netflix.
Godspeed (Yolun Açik Olsun) (Turkey)
In this new drama, an ex-army captain (Engin Akyürek, Black Money Love) travels to Dalyan to help his friend (Tolga Saritas, Magnificent Century) by stopping the latter’s beloved from marrying another man. But grief and trauma from a combat tragedy mar his journey.
Godspeed, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Monday, May 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Florence – Palazzo Vecchio (Italy)
Featuring interviews with noted historians and art experts, this documentary tells the story of the works of art in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio, aka the Palazzo della Signoria — the seat of the Signoria of the Florentine Republic in the 14th century, the government center of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany and, latterly, the Parliament of the Kingdom of Italy. Today it is the Town Hall of Florence, as well as an extraordinary museum.
Tatort: Weimar (Germany)
This crime drama is the latest series from the long-running “Tatort” franchise to be shown on this side of the Atlantic. It follows two mismatched yet effectively well-matched detectives — the intellectual and dry-witted Lessing (Christian Ulmen, Berlin Blues), and the instinctive and action-oriented Kira Dorn (Nora Tschirner, The Mopes) — as they tackle criminal cases in Germany’s historic city of Weimar.
Pros and Cons: Season 2 (Friheden) (Denmark)
Following the events in Season 1, the new season of this comedy-drama sees husband and wife Erik (Lars Ranthe, Seaside Hotel) and Nina (Lene Maria Christensen, The Legacy) doing cons together again, just like they did when they were young and newly in love. When their bank adviser chides them for their lack of retirement savings, the couple, helped by their daughter and her boyfriend, decides to pull a con worth $7.5 million.
Nina: season 2 (France)
In Season 2 of this popular medical drama, Nina (Annelise Hesme, Paris), now a full-fledged nurse, finds out that she’s pregnant — news that unsettles her and the father-to-be, as they aren’t sure about the solidity of their relationship. Meanwhile, nurses at the hospital are under increasing pressure, which could negatively affect their work. (Video is from Season 1)
First Responders (Åreakuten) (Sweden)
Set in the remote and beautiful tourist village of Åre, this procedural drama centers on members of the town’s police, fire, and mountain rescue emergency services, as well as the local doctors ward. Over ten episodes, we follow the lives of doctors, EMTs, police officers, and eccentric tour guides as they intersect during peak ski season, when the town’s population swells from 1,500 to 60,000. While the seasonal population explosion may be the source of dramatic wilderness rescues, the small town has plenty of criminal activity of its own, not to mention the associated communal tension that comes with it.
The ensemble cast includes Göran Gillinger (Beck), Karin Bengtsson (Brorsor Forever), Mårten Svedberg (Johan Falk), Nadja Halid (A Class Apart), and Tiril Eeg-Henriksen (Julestjerna).
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The Medusa Murders (Hlava Medúzy) (Czech Republic)
In this eight-episode crime drama, the elite anti-crime squad of the Brno Police Department investigates a series of murders committed in the South Moravian metropolis and its surroundings. As they work to unravel the complex cases, they discover the wrongs and secrets of the past. The Medusa Murders has its US linear debut on Thursday, May 26, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
Beyond Sleep (Nooit Meer Slapen) (Netherlands-Norway)
Based on Willem Frederik Hermans’s iconic novel Beyond Sleep, this drama follows the journey of Alfred Issendorf (Reinout Scholten van Aschat, The Heineken Kidnapping), an ambitious geology student from Amsterdam who travels to the far north of Norway for a research project. As he searches, stumbles, and suffers in the frozen tundra, he finds redemption, but not until he’s on the verge of madness.
Beyond Sleep has its US linear debut on Friday, May 27, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
The Right Distance (La giusta distanza) (Italy)
In this award-winning drama, the arrival of Mara (Valentina Lodovini, Palermo Connection), a young, attractive teacher, causes a stir amongst the men in Concadalbero, including aspiring journalist Giovanni (Giovanni Capovilla), who develops quite a crush on her. While Mara is waiting to move to Brazil, she gets involved with Hassan (Ahmed Hafiane, 4 Blocks), a mechanic of Tunisian descent who has integrated well in the community and is respected by the locals. When Mara is found dead, Hassan is accused of her murder, found guilty, and imprisoned. Another untimely death follows soon thereafter, and Giovanni’s investigative digging turns up more than the town would have liked.
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Servant of the People: Seasons 2-3 (Sluha narodu) (Ukraine)
Before Volodymyr Zelenskyy became president of Ukraine, he played a high school teacher who, after going viral on social media for railing against government corruption, gets elected president of Ukraine in this political satire series that Zelenskyy created and produced.
Servant of the People: Seasons 2-3 begin streaming again in the US on Monday, May 16, exclusively on Netflix.
The Days to Come (Els dies que vindran) (Spain)
This drama follows Vir (Maria Rodríguez Soto, Heirs to the Land) and Lluis (David Verdaguer, Perfect Life), a couple who are about to become parents after dating for a year. Over the next nine months, their fears, joys, expectations, and realities, like the pregnancy, will grow before them.
A Taste of Hunger (Smagen af sult) (Denmark)
Katrine Greis-Rosenthal (The New Nurses) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) star in this drama as Maggie and Carsten, the power couple behind Malus, the bright new star in the culinary sky in Denmark. She created the restaurant’s extraordinary setting, and he is a celebrity chef who works his magic in the kitchen. They love each other, have two wonderful children, and own one of the most hyped restaurants in Copenhagen. In effect, they have it all — except the prestigious Michelin star they desperately covet. The couple is willing to sacrifice everything to achieve their dream, but in their tireless chase after the ultimate recognition, they forget that the best meals in life are shared together.
A Taste of Hunger begins streaming in the US on Thursday, May 26, on Hulu.
Header photo credits: Top row (L-R): Ben courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; Tatort: Weimar (photo by MDR / Andreas Wünschirs) courtesy of MHz Choice | Bottom row (L-R): The Truth Will Out (photo by Baldur Bragason © Yellow Bird Productions) courtesy of AcornTV; Pagan Peak courtesy of Topic
For details about the May 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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