Twenty-six new Euro TV series, seasons, and films from twelve countries premiere in the US and other territories in August, and there’s more besides.
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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Make Love Not Kids (Faites des gosses) (France)
Philippe Lefebvre (Detectives) leads an ensemble cast in this heartwarming French comedy-drama about three very different families in Paris. At first glance, the parents seem to have nothing in common. But when their children become friends at school, it becomes apparent that the adults all share the same desire to be loving parents, and can turn to each other when life’s unexpected twists catch them off-guard.
Bjarne Mädel (Crime Scene Cleaner) reprises his role as Buba, the small-town con artist in Season 1 of How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast) for this comedy-drama film. After Buba joins the local mafia with his manipulative brother, his obsession with balancing his karma gets hilariously brutal.
Costarring Georg Friedrich (Freud) and Anita Vulesica (Money Murder Zurich), Buba, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Lady Tamara (Tamara Falcó: La Marquesa) (Spain)
This reality series centers on the glamorous life of socialite Tamara Falcó, following her as she balances work, play, and her famous family.
Lady Tamara, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, August 4, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Troubled Waters (August 5) — Correction — See the “Additional Premiere Programs to Consider” section below.
Red Election (Sweden)
Set against a backdrop of simmering international tensions, this ten-episode, English-language, Nordic noir spy thriller series sees the newly-elected British Prime Minister announce a referendum to decide the future of Scotland in the United Kingdom. But behind the scenes, a shady foreign power seeks to influence the election, unleash its agents of chaos, and upset the world order.
Danish secret service agent Katrine Poulson (Victoria Carmen Sonne, Holiday) and British spy Beatrice Ogilvy (Lydia Leonard, Gentleman Jack) are thrown together in a race against time. As a terrorist plot against British Prime Minister Adam Cornwell (James D’Arcy, Homeland) unfolds, Poulson and Ogilvy are tangled up in a web of lies, murder, and power struggles; they can’t trust anyone, and they soon realize the deadly conspiracy could be part of a far-reaching geopolitical master plan.
Costarring Stephen Dillane (Game of Thrones), Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (The Split), and Lorraine Burroughs (Close to Me, DCI Banks), Red Election premieres in the US on Saturday, August 6, at 7 PM ET, on Ovation TV. New episodes will debut weekly at the same time during the “Mystery Alley” programming block, with the conclusion set for Saturday, October 8. In addition to airing on Ovation TV, episodes of Red Election will also be available on demand and on the Ovation NOW app.
Code Name: Emperor (Código Emperador) (Spain)
Luis Tosar (The Minions of Midas) stars in this thriller as Juan, an agent working for the intelligence services, who also reports to a parallel unit involved in illegal activities. When he is tasked with incriminating a squeaky-clean politician, Juan must decide if there are still some lines he won’t cross.
Costarring Alexandra Masangkay (The Platform) and Georgina Amorós (Elite), Code Name: Emperor, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Monday, August 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Fractures (Vitjanir) (Iceland)
Set against the starkly beautiful landscape of a small Icelandic village, this medical drama centers on three generations of women. Kristín (Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir, Cover Story), an ER doctor, returns to her hometown to run a clinic and ends up reopening old wounds. Meanwhile, her teenage daughter, Lilja (Katla Njálsdóttir, Prisoners), and mother, Jóhanna (Helga E. Jónsdóttir, Mr. Bjarnfreðarson), grapple with their own health outside of Kristín’s medical opinions. The drama widens to include the clinic’s staff and the extended family of Kristín’s ex-boyfriend, Ragnar (Joi Johannsson, Agent Hamilton), a local police officer.
Heartsong (Gönül) (Türkiye)
In this musical romantic comedy, while serenading a wedding that quickly implodes, a nomadic musician falls for the bride, who runs afoul of her family. Now he has to save her life.
Starring Erkan Kolçak Köstendil (Sibel), Hazar Ergüçlü (The Protector), and Bülent Emin Yarar (Yunus Emre: Askin Sesi), Heartsong, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 10, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Cherif: Season 6 (France)
All good things must come to an end, and so it is with this addictive mystery series, which returns with its final season in August. But before we bid adieu, we get to enjoy twelve new episodes in which Captain Kader Cherif (Abdelhafid Metalsi, Spiral), a brilliant, street-savvy, and eccentric detective with the Lyon Crime Squad, investigates several intriguing cases. (Video is from Season 5)
Devils: Season 2 (Italy) (rescheduled from June 2022)
Following the events in Season 1 (based on the bestseller The Devils by Guido Maria Brera), the new season of this English-language thriller opens in 2016. It’s been four years since Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi, Suburra: Blood on Rome) successfully thwarted a plan against the Euro by his mentor, Dominic Morgan (Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy). In staying on as CEO of NYL, Massimo has decided to pursue pro-Chinese acquisitions, bringing in new investors and team members from China. But Dominic reappears and warns him that his new Chinese partners are ready to betray him to wage a silent war between China and the US for the technological control of the data of millions of people.
Between social media platforms, Bitcoins, and 5G, the action will take Massimo, who will have to team up with Dominic if he wants to fight on the right side, up to 2020. In the midst of the global pandemic, Massimo will have to figure out who he should believe and choose which side to take.
Returning cast members include Malachi Kirby (Small Axe), Pia Mechler (Everything Is Wonderful), Paul Chowdhry (The Cleaner), and Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing). Joining the cast are Li Jun Li (Minority Report), Joel de la Fuente (The Man in the High Castle), and Clara Rosager (The Rain).
Devils: Season 2 premieres in the US on Tuesday, August 16, at 9 PM ET, on The CW.
Aidan Turner (Poldark) stars as Leonardo da Vinci in this English-language biopic-historical drama series, which recounts the polymath’s life through the works that made him famous, as well as through the stories hidden within those works that, little by little, reveal the inner torment of a man obsessed with attaining perfection.
Costarring Matilda De Angelis (Rose Island) and Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Leonardo premieres in the US on Tuesday, August 16, at 8 PM ET, on The CW.
The first Maltese title for MHz Choice is this acclaimed, hard-hitting drama. Inspired by real events, and featuring a non-linear storyline and plot twists, it is a dark tale in which toxic relationships, addiction, and grief lead to more than one tragedy.
Young lovers Merjen (Claire Magro) and Bertu (Fabio Mifsud) can’t escape their passion for each other, but the line between passion and dangerous jealousy becomes thinner and thinner — ultimately leading to murder. Narrated by Merjen’s adoptive grandmother, the story goes back and forth in time, tracing the young couple’s passion through Bertu’s spiral into abuse and Merjen’s bitter remorse as a young single mother.
The Sandhamn Murders: Season 8 (Morden I Sandhamn) (Sweden)
Based on the popular novels by Viveca Sten, this fan-favorite Nordic crime drama, set amidst beautiful island scenery, will be back with original cast member Alexandra Rapaport (Gåsmamman) as the crime-solving Nora, along with Nicolai Cleve Broch (Acquitted), who returns for his second season on the series as Alexander, the lead detective at the Nacka Police. (Video is from Season 7)
Based on The Heir, the first book in the acclaimed “Royalteen” young adult novel series by Randi Fuglehaug and Anne Gunn Halvorsen, this love story centers on new girl-next-door in town Lena (Ines Høysæter Asserson, Heirs of the Night) and Norwegian prince Karl Johan (newcomer Mathias Storhøi), known as Kalle amongst his friends. When the two begin to develop feelings for each other, Lena is charmed, but also skeptical: Party prince Kalle is a regular figure in the tabloids and the gossip blogs — one of them run anonymously by Lena herself until she was exposed. Lena is painfully aware that dating the future king might put both of them in an impossible situation, and she hasn’t told Kalle or anyone else about her even bigger secret, which is also the reason why she moved away from her hometown…
Royalteen, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now on the show’s page at netflix.com/royalteen.)
Blinded: Season 2 (Fartblinda) (Sweden)
Opening 18 months after the events in Season 1, the new season of this financial thriller sees banking executive Peder (Matias Varela, Narcos, The Fat and the Angry, Arne Dahl) and journalist Bea (Julia Ragnarsson, Midsommar, Spring Tide, The Bridge) meeting again, this time in Malta. When she gets wind of a shady collaboration between the hyped credit company Easy and the gaming company Together Casino, Bea realizes that Peder could be connected to Easy’s swindle, which turns their love story into an all-out war.
The cast includes Albin Grenholm (Caliphate), Johan H:son Kjellgren (Rebecka Martinsson), Julia Dufvenius (Honour), Lisette Pagler (Love & Anarchy), Christian Wennberg (Gåsmamman), Claes Månsson (Welcome to Sweden), Edvin Endre (Vikings), and Kajsa Ernst (Huss).
Parlement: Season 2 (Belgium, France, Germany)
Following the events in Season 1, the new season of this political comedy follows Samy Kantor (Xavier Lacaille, Validé, Loulou), a parliamentary assistant who, at the start of the new parliamentary term in Strasbourg, finally finds a new Member of the European Parliament (MEP) to work for. She is Valentine Cantel (Georgia Scalliet, The Scent of Mandarin), an ambitious politico and newly-elected MEP.
While that is settled, not much else is for Samy. An overqualified intern outshines him, and a new girlfriend’s woke rhetoric befuddles him. What’s more, his former girlfriend, Rose (Liz Kingsman, Timewasters), is back at Parliament, but now working (and failing) as a lobbyist. As Samy juggles his ethics, job, and love life, he continues to learn the cruelties of political compromise.
Costarring Lucas Englander (Missions), Philippe Duquesne (Olivia), William Nadylam (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald), and Anaïs Parello (Balthazar), the multilingual (English, French, German) Parlement: Season 2 premieres in the US and Canada in its ten-episode entirety on Thursday, August 18, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.
Blood Oath (Besa) (Serbia)
Inspired by a true story, this crime drama follows the story of three interconnected men. Uros Peric (Radivoje Bukvic, Black Sun, Braquo) is an ordinary family man from Belgrade who accidentally kills the daughter of Albanian mob boss Dardan Berisa (Arben Bajraktaraj, Helvetica). If Peric wants to keep himself and his family alive, he will have to kill five people for Berisa. Meanwhile, two detectives are on Berisa’s trail: Divna Dukic (Hana Selimovic, Tajkun) and Petrit Koci (Milos Timotijevic, The Family, Black Sun), the latter of whom harbors a secret while on a mission to hunt down and destroy Berisa and his clan.
The Girl in the Mirror (Alma) (Spain)
This ten-episode young adult supernatural drama follows Alma (Mireia Oriol, The Hockey Girls), one of the few survivors of a bus accident in which nearly all of her classmates die. When she awakens in a hospital, she has no memory of the incident — or of her past. Her home is full of memories that are not hers, and both amnesia and trauma cause her to experience night terrors and visions that she cannot grasp. With the help of her parents and friends, all unknown to her, Alma attempts to uncover the mystery surrounding the accident while concurrently struggling to recover her life and her identity.
Costars include Marta Belaustegui (Heirs to the Land), Josean Bengoetxea (The Innocent), Maria Caballero (The Longest Night), Elena Irureta (Patria), Pol Monen (Unauthorized Living), Javier Morgade (Some Has to Die), Claudia Roset (The Minions of Midas), Mario Tardón (The Embassy), Kandido Uranga (Intimacy), and Álex Villazán (Caronte), amongst others.
The Girl in the Mirror (Alma), a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, August 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Jella Haase (Dresden Detectives, The Team) stars in this action-thriller series as Kleo, a top East German spy who, in 1987, liquidates a businessman in West Berlin on behalf of a secret Stasi commando. Soon thereafter, though, she is arrested, denounced by the Stasi, and even betrayed by her own grandfather. After two years in prison, the Berlin Wall suddenly falls and she is released.
Kleo soon realizes that the conspiracy against her is much more complicated than she thought, and that an ominous red suitcase is the key to it all. Thus she embarks on a revenge spree that leads her through the anarchic Berlin, improvised electro clubs and Mallorcan fincas, all the way to Chile’s Atacama Desert — with West Berlin policeman Sven (Dimitrij Schaad, We Children from Bahnhof Zoo, Das Boot) constantly on her tail, chasing the case of a lifetime.
Featuring Vladimir Burlakov (Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood), Julius Feldmeier (Babylon Berlin), Vincent Redetzki (Tatort: Cologne), and Alessija Lause (Tatort: Cologne), Kleo, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, August 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Next 365 Days (Poland)
In the third feature-length film in the “365 Days” erotic romantic drama series, based on Blanka Lipinska’s “365 Days” trilogy, the relationship of Sicilian Mafia boss Massimo (Michele Morrone, The Trial) and Laura (Anna-Maria Sieklucka), the woman he kidnapped and held hostage for her to fall in love with him, hangs in the balance as they try to overcome trust issues and jealousy while a tenacious Nacho (Simone Susinna) works to push them apart.
The Next 365 Days, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, August 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Watch Out, We’re Mad (Altrimenti ci arrabbiamo) (Italy)
In this reboot of the 1974 Bud Spencer-Terence Hill film, brothers Carezza (Edoardo Pesce, The Hunter) and Sorriso (Alessandro Roia, 1992), estranged for 25 years, put aside their grudges and reunite in order to reclaim their father’s beloved dune buggy, which was stolen from them.
Featuring Christian De Sica (Mozart in the Jungle) and Alessandra Mastronardi (Romanzo Criminale), Watch Out, We’re Mad, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 24, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Loving Adults (Kærlighed for voksne) (Denmark)
Based on the novel Kærlighed for Voksne by Anna Ekberg, this twisty-turny psychological thriller follows entrepreneur Christian (Dar Salim, Black Crab, Dicte, Borgen) and Leonora (Sonja Richter, Follow the Money, The Bridge, Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes), a married couple who appear to have it all. They are living the perfect life with their son, who’s just been declared healthy after a long and severe illness, and their future finally looks quite bright.
But at a party at Christian’s company, Leonora sees her husband with a younger woman, the architect Xenia (Sus Wilkins, Below the Surface, Perfect Places). In the moment that she realizes Christian might leave her — his devoted wife, the woman who sacrificed everything to take care of their son and family — Leonora makes a decision on the spot: She refuses to be the woman who got left behind, by any means necessary.
The cast includes Mikael Birkkjær (Borgen, The Killing), Lars Ranthe (Seaside Hotel, The Chestnut Man), Morten Burian (Speak No Evil, Ride Upon the Storm), Benjamin Kitter (A Fortunate Man, Warrior), Karoline Hamm (Equinox, The Sommerdahl Murders), and Natalï Vallespir Sand (The New Nurses, The Protectors).
Loving Adults, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, August 26, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Redemption (Io ti cercherò) (Italy)
Alessandro Gassmann (The Bastards of Pizzofalcone) stars in this mystery-crime drama series as Valerio Frediani, an ex-cop who learns his estranged son, Ettore, has died, the result of an apparent suicide. Unable to believe Ettore would do such a thing, Valerio begins to search for the truth and pledges to obtain justice for his son. The investigation also proves to be a painful redemption for Valerio, a last chance to come to terms with his troubled past, both as a man and a father.
Under Her Control (La jefa) (Spain)
In this drama thriller, ambitious young Sofia (Cumelen Sanz, El marginal) enters into an unusual arrangement with her charismatic boss, Beatriz (Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Velvet). By the time doubts creep in, it may be too late to back out.
Under Her Control, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Monday, August 29, exclusively on Netflix.
Gåsmamman: Season 5 (Sweden)
Alexandra Rapaport (The Sandhamn Murders) returns as Sonja, a suburban mom pulled into the criminal underworld to pay off her murdered husband’s debts, in the penultimate season of this crime thriller based on the Dutch series Penoza. (Video is from Season 4)
Family Secrets (Poland)
A couple’s wedding day threatens to turn disastrous when they begin to unravel a web of secrets and lies that connects their two families. Family Secrets, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, August 31, exclusively on Netflix.
ADDITIONAL PREMIERE PROGRAMS TO CONSIDER
Troubled Waters (Eaux Turbulentes) (Canada)
In this mystery-crime drama, detective Marianne Desbiens (Hélène Florent, Unit 9) returns to her hometown after a tragic mistake destroyed her career. No sooner is she back than she is immediately thrust into a homicide investigation. Meanwhile, her 15-year-old son, Billy (Jacob Whiteduck-Lavoie, Falcon Lake), isn’t thrilled with the sudden change, but he’s willing to give small-town life a shot if it means reconnecting with his estranged father.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS DEBUTING ON LINEAR TV
Private Lives (Bohéma) (Czech Republic)
Taking place between 1938 and 1953, this historical drama follows the players of Barrandov Studios, a Czech company that was absorbed into the newly-created German studio Pragfilm after the Nazis invaded the Czech Republic. Things worked well until the Germans were defeated and the Communists took over. That’s when most of the Czech stars were charged with collaboration. Some of them were cleared, but most weren’t. And there were those who betrayed anyone and said anything in order to remain free and continue in film — shifting their collaboration from one totalitarian regime to another.
Dark Desire (Dangereuses retrouvailles) (France)
In this thriller, neurologist Esthelle (Julie Debazac, Family Business) returns home to France after practicing in the US for more than two decades — only to discover that her best friend, Karine (Hélène de Saint-Père, Caïn), is married to Paul (Antoine de Caunes, Man Is a Woman), whom Esthelle had been madly in love with. What Karine doesn’t know is that her husband and her friend have been sharing a dark secret for more than twenty years. Now Esthelle, consumed by both passion and jealousy, begins to harass Paul, obsessed with exacting vengeance on him for his betrayal, even if it destroys Karine’s life. Dark Desire begins airing in the US on Saturday, August 27, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
NON-PREMIERE PROGRAMS BEING ADDED TO STREAMING SERVICES
Raven (Kuzgun) (Türkiye)
In this action-crime drama, the life of young Kuzgun changes forever when his father, a senior police officer, is framed for a crime and imprisoned, and Kuzgun is taken from his mother, siblings, and Dila, his young love. After twenty years of bondage, pain, anger, struggle, and suffering, Kuzgun (Baris Arduç, The Club) returns, on a mission that brings him face to face with Dila (Burcu Biricik, Fatma) again, changing the trajectory of her life as well as others. Raven begins streaming during the Week of August 1 (date tba) on Dizi.
This historical drama series follows the professional lives of real-life doctors and scientists who worked at the world-famous Charité hospital in Berlin at the end of the 19th century. It also tracks the story of Ida Lenze (Alicia von Rittberg, Becoming Elizabeth), a (fictional) young woman who, following treatment for appendicitis, must work at the hospital as a nurse to pay her bill.
In the process Ida encounters brilliant physicians and (fictional) med student Georg Tischendorf (Maximilian Meyer-Bretschneider, You Are Wanted) and discovers her passion for medicine, while figures such as Emperor Wilhelm II (Lucas Prisor, Un village français) and actress/singer Hedwig Freiberg (Emilia Schüle, Berlin Station) visit the Charité hospital.
Bloody Oranges (Oranges sanguines) (France)
This shocking dark comedy takes a seemingly benign look at the daily lives of a few people: a retired couple deeply in debt who try to win a dance contest; their son, a lawyer, who is obsessed with social status; a corrupt politician who is suspected of tax fraud; and a teen girl who encounters a perverted man.
The Innocents (De uskyldige) (Norway)
In this supernatural thriller, children reveal their mysterious powers while their parents aren’t looking during the bright Nordic summer. But what starts out as innocent soon takes a dark and violent turn.
The Law of… (Law loi de…) (France)
This legal anthology drama centers on the men and women who dedicate their lives to providing counsel for the defense in the French criminal court system. The first season stars César Awards winner Josiane Balasko (French Twist) as Maître Barbara Malo.
Header photo credits: Top row (L-R): Redemption courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents; Blinded: Season 2 (photo by Robert Eldrim © 2022 Sundance Now & FLX & All3Media International) courtesy of Sundance Now | Bottom row (L-R): Red Election courtesy of Ovation TV; Buba (photo by Niren Mahajan) courtesy of Netflix
For details about the August 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.