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MHz Choice announced today its May 2022 slate, toplined by Swedish procedural drama First Responders and German crime drama Tatort: Weimar.

First Responders
First Responders: (L-R) Mårten Svedberg as Markus Skoglund, Tiril Eeg-Henriksen as Sofia Björkhaug, Nadja Halid as Zara Dawit, Karin Bengtsson as Åsa Lindström, Göran Gillinger as Tomas Sundberg — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

New and returning French, German, Italian, and Swedish dramas, as well as a series of one-off documentaries about different aspects of Italian cultural heritage, join the May 2022 programming slate on MHz Choice.

The full schedule and program details are below.


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. While this has earned him success and praise with his colleagues, one who doesn’t share their enthusiasm is Captain Adeline Briard (Carole Bianic, Perfect Murders), his ambitious and by-the-book partner. (Video is from Season 1)

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.

Four Seasons in Rural Sicily
Four Seasons in Rural Sicily — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

MAY 10

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 crimes in Montpellier while co-parenting their teenage children.

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Tandem: Astrid Veillon as Léa Soler and Stéphane Blancafort as Paul Marchal — Photo: Fabien Malot / DEMD / FTV, courtesy of MHz Choice

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.

Palermo Renaissance
Palermo Renaissance — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

MAY 17

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 spellbinding documentary centers on the history and architecture of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna.

San Petronio
San Petronio — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

MAY 24

Tatort: Weimar (Germany)

This crime drama is the latest series from the long-running “Tatort” franchise to be shown on MHz Choice. 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.

Tatort: Weimar
Tatort: Weimar: Christian Ulmen as Lessing and Nora Tschirner as Kira Dorn — Photo: MDR / Andreas Wünschirs, courtesy of MHz Choice

Florence – Palazzo Vecchio (Italy)

This documentary tells the story of the works of art in the Palazzo Vecchio museum in Florence.

Florence - Palazzo Vecchio
Florence – Palazzo Vecchio — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

MAY 31

First Responders (Åreakuten) (Sweden)

Set in the remote and breathtakingly 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).

All of the above titles will be available to screen on MHz Choice in the US and Canada via the MHz Choice website, the streamer’s Android, iOS and other apps, and on its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon Channels.


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Sweden’s ‘First Responders’ & Germany’s ‘Tatort: Weimar” Topline MHz Choice May 2022 Slate