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MHz Choice announced today its August 2022 slate, which is toplined by Merjen, the streamer’s first title from Malta.

Merjen: Claire Magro as Merjen — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

Dramas lead the way on MHz Choice in August 2022 — from the first Maltese series to be shown on the streamer, to new series focused on medicine, law, and/or family from France and Iceland, to returning fan-favorite Swedish and French crime dramas and thrillers. Details for the full schedule are below.

All title and dates are subject to change without prior notice.

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.

Make Love, Not Kids premieres Tuesday, August 2.

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 while her teenage daughter, Lilja (Katla Njálsdóttir, Prisoners), and mother, Jóhanna (Helga E. Jónsdóttir, Mr. Bjarnfreðarson), each grapples with their health outside of Kristín’s medical opinions. The drama widens beyond these three to include the clinic’s staff and the extended family of Kristín’s ex-boyfriend, Ragnar (Joi Johannsson, Agent Hamilton), a local police officer.

Created by the award-winning writing and directing team of Eva Sigurdardottir, Kolbrún Anna Björnsdóttir, and Vala Thórsdóttir, Fractures premieres Tuesday, August 9.

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)

The Sandhamn Murders: Season 8 premieres Tuesday, August 16.

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)

Cherif: Season 6 premieres Tuesday, August 16.

Merjen (Malta)

Inspired by real events, this acclaimed, hard-hitting drama, featuring a non-linear storyline and plot twists, 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 first Maltese title for MHz Choice, Merjen premieres Tuesday, August 16.

The Law of…: Season 1 (La 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.

La loi de Barbara Josiane Balasko
La loi de Barbara: Josiane Balasko as Maître Barbara Malo — Photo © Alberto Bocos Gil, courtesy of MHz Choice

The Law of… Season 1 begins streaming Tuesday, August 23.

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)

Gåsmamman: Season 5 premieres Tuesday, August 30.

All of the above titles will stream in the US and Canada exclusively on MHz Choice 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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Merjen: MHz Choice’s First Maltese Title Toplines August 2022 Slate
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