March beings the premieres of 33 new series, seasons, and films from 14 countries to the US and beyond, with even more available for viewers in the States.
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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Tonight You’re Sleeping with Me (Dzisiaj śpisz ze mną) (Poland)
In this romantic drama, a journalist stuck in a passionless marriage must choose between her distant but loving husband and a younger ex-boyfriend who has re-entered her life.
Starring Roma Gąsiorowska (Lesson Plan), Wojciech Zieliński (The Green Glove Gang), and Maciej Musiał (1899), Tonight You’re Sleeping with Me, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Wrong Side of the Tracks: Season 2 (Entrevías) (Spain)
Opening directly after the Season 1 finale, Season 2 of this action-crime drama sees the arrival of wealthy investor Guillermo Salgado (Jordi Sánchez, Alpha Males) in the troubled neighborhood of Entrevías cause a stir amongst the residents, especially war veteran Tirso (José Coronado, Unauthorized Living, The Snow Girl), who just knows that Salgado is a bad sort who’s up to no good. And he is absolutely correct. While a series of rapes and other sexual assaults leaves the neighborhood shaken, Tirso hunts for the animal that raped his granddaughter, Irene (Nona Sobo, Welcome to Eden). (Trailer is from Season 1)
Wrong Side of the Tracks: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 1, exclusively on Netflix.
Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery: Season 2 (Incastrati) (Italy)
Following on from the events in Season 1, Season 2 of this crime comedy finds Valentino (Valentino Picone), Salvo (Salvatore Ficarra), and their loved ones becoming more mixed up in the aftermath of Gambino’s murder while the police continue to search for the killer.
Framed! A Sicilian Murder Mystery: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, March 2, exclusively on Netflix.
Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil (L’Affaire Fourniret) (France)
Rather than focus on Michel Fourniret, who cemented his legacy as France’s most infamous murderer between 1987 to 2003, this true-crime docuseries looks at his enigmatic wife, Monique Olivier. Accused of being an accomplice in her husband’s crimes, the show asks: Was she a pawn or a participant?
Monique Olivier: Accessory to Evil, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Thursday, March 2, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
10 Days of a Good Man (Iyi Adamin 10 Günü) (Turkey)
This mystery thriller is the first in what will be a trilogy of films based on the “10 Days of a Good Man” novels by Mehmet Eroglu. The story follows Sadik (Nejat İşler, As the Crow Flies), a lawyer-turned-private investigator who takes on a missing person case, which propels him onto an unexpected and life-altering quest.
10 Days of a Good Man, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.) (Rescheduled from February 2023)
Love at First Kiss (Eres tú) (Spain)
In this romantic comedy, Javier (Álvaro Cervantes, Criminal: Spain) can see the future, and he finally knows who the love of his life is. Problem is, she’s his best friend’s girlfriend.
Costarring Silvia Alonso (Morocco: Love in Times of War) and Susana Abaitua (Patria), Love at First Kiss, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 3, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Off Grid (Vite in fuga) (Italy)
Claudio Gioè (Rosy Abate, Mafia Only Kills in Summer) stars alongside Anna Valle (Two Sisters) in this mystery-crime thriller as Claudio Caruana, a man who seems to have it all — money, respectability, a twenty-year marriage, and two wonderful children. But then he finds himself being investigated, not just for the collapse of the bank he works for, but also for the murder of his friend and colleague, Riccardo. Escape seems to be the only option, so Claudio accepts the help of ex-secret-service agent Cosimo Casiraghi (Giorgio Colangeli, Imma Tataranni), who offers the family the chance to start a new life far from their old one. So begins a journey filled with danger, doubts and suspicions, but also with discoveries and rediscoveries about themselves and each other that will eventually lead them to the truth and to the true values that unite them.
Off Grid premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, March 3, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
The Pimp – No F***ing Fairytale (Luden – Könige der Reeperbahn) (Germany)
Set in Hamburg in the early 1980s, this new drama series centers on the rise of Sonny Boy Klaus Barkowsky (Aaron Hilmer, All Quiet on the Western Front), who is made a pimp by the tough prostitute Jutta (Jeanette Hain, Babylon Berlin), and goes on to create the Nutella gang, a pimp cartel, with a group of hooligans. Soon a power struggle erupts between the newcomer Nutella gang and the established GMBH, the latter of which controls the St. Pauli neighborhood with their gang and makes big money. But then business implodes with the AIDS crisis, while the coke wave brings madness and violence.
The Pimp – No F***ing Fairytale, an Amazon Original Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 3, exclusively on Prime Video.
Hidden Theories (Teorias da Conspiração) (Portugal)
This 18-episode crime and political thriller series follows Maria Amado (Carla Maciel, Parque Mayer), an investigative journalist for a newspaper, and José Madeira (Rúben Gomes, Valor da Vida), an inspector with the judicial police. Both are constantly battling their respective higher-ups, who put up one barrier after another in Maria and José’s news and criminal investigations.
Unbeknownst to Maria, Pedro Soares Teixeira (Gonçalo Waddington, Glória) has been keeping tabs on her. Pedro is an influential lawyer who’s in cahoots with people in the highest echelons of power, including those in the criminal underworld. He wields his power from behind the scenes, operating in the shadows to mislead whatever Maria unearths. As she and José follow cases of corruption involving financial institutions and the highest levels of politics, the burgeoning scandal could ruin a lot of people, including the Prime Minister — and the investigation becomes increasingly dangerous as Maria gets closer to the truth.
Hidden Theories premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, March 7, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Naomi Krauss (Luna & Sophie, Redemption Road) stars in this Shirley Valentine-ish romantic comedy as Zeynep Altin, a 49-year-old woman with Croatian-Turkish roots. She’s a wife, mother and daughter, and she longs to get off the hamster wheel of everyday chores and responsibilities. It’s no wonder; she’s overworked and constantly pushed around by her unfaithful husband, irritating teen daughter, and aging and demanding father.
The death of Zeynep’s mother, not to mention the funeral, which nearly ends in total disaster, is the last straw for Zeynep. After learning that her mother’s will included a surprise for her — a house her mother had secretly bought years ago on an island in Croatia — Zeynep up and leaves Munich and escapes to that very island, Solta, hoping to find a bit of peace, freedom and happiness… and even herself. The thing is, the former owner of the house, islander Josip (Goran Bogdan, The Silence, Black Sun), is still living there…
Faraway, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, March 8, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Defence: Season 4 (Chylka) (Poland)
In Season 4 of this popular legal/mystery drama, a newly-sober Chyłka (Magdalena Cielecka, A Girl and an Astronaut) takes on a hopeless case: the defense of a man accused of being a terrorist. He says he was targeted by the secret service because of his religion, but there’s no evidence of this. As Chyłka and her team search for information that will help their case, she is attacked at home, and important documents go missing. Things take a complicated turn when the prosecutor shares shocking information with Chyłka about her client, and the judge assigned to the case is not a fan of hers. The odds seem stacked against her, so Chylka will have to overcome everything to help her client.
The Defence: Season 4 premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, March 10, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Saving Lisa (Sauver Lisa) (France)
Caroline Anglade (Murder in Cornouaille) stars in this drama as Rose Keller, a substitute teacher who quickly realizes that eight-year-old Lisa (Capucine Sainson-Fabresse) is being abused at home, and that the girl’s fate will be even worse if no one helps her. With social services powerless to intervene, Rose decides to abduct Lisa in order to save her. Now hunted by both the police and Lisa’s biological mother, Rose has no choice but to take refuge with her own adoptive mother, Isabel (Victoria Abril, Tie Me Up! Tie me Down!).
Saving Lisa premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, March 10, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Faking Hitler (Germany)
Set in the 1980s and based on a true story, this drama limited series follows the events surrounding the publication of the forged Hitler diaries. Gerd Heidemann (Lars Eidinger, Babylon Berlin), star reporter for German newsmagazine Stern, needs a scoop, and Konrad Kujau (Moritz Bleibtreu, Shades of Guilt), an art dealer, petty criminal and prolific forger, needs money. Konrad’s idea is to write and sell Hitler’s secret diaries, one of which ends up in Gerd’s hands, who does all he can to get all of them for Stern. Meanwhile, Elisabeth Stöckel (Sinje Irslinger, Leipzig Homicide), a young editor at the magazine, finds herself being blackmailed to prevent the publication of the diaries, while Gerd, under pressure to deliver the scoop of the century, doesn’t confirm the diaries’ authenticity before publishing his story.
Faking Hitler premieres in the US and Canada on Monday, March 13, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
Alice Nevers: Season 3 (France)
Marine Delterme (Coco Chanel) and Jean-Michel Tinivelli (Murder in Tahiti) return as criminal prosecutor Alice Nevers and her personal and professional partner, police captain Fred Marquand, in six new episodes of this crime drama, derived from the long-running series Le juge est une femme. (Video is from Season 2)
Alice Nevers: Season 3 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, March 14, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Still Time (Era ora) (Italy)
A remake of the Aussie film Long Story Short, this comedy-drama follows Dante (Edoardo Leo, Perfect Strangers), who’s always rushing from one thing to the another, hardly ever slowing down long enough to spend quality time with his girlfriend, Alice (Barbara Ronchi, Imma Tataranni), and enjoy other pleasures in life. The morning after his fortieth birthday, he wakes up to find that it’s still his birthday — but a year later. As his life continues to leap forward in this way, all Dante wants is for life to slow down.
Still Time, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, March 16, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
In His Shadow (Le Roi des Ombres) (France)
In this crime thriller, two half-brothers find themselves on opposite sides of an escalating conflict with tragic consequences after the death of their father. Starring Kaaris (Rogue City), Alassane Diong (Savages), and Assa Sylla (Mortel), In His Shadow, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Alicia von Rittberg (Becoming Elizabeth, Charité) stars in this horror thriller as Hunter White, who, as an infant, was found abandoned in a cemetery, wrapped in a piece of cloth covered in satanic symbols and with a wolf’s cross pendant hung around her neck. Twenty years later, she is obsessed with finding out why she was abandoned and who her biological parents are, but as she gets closer to the answers, a malevolent spirit tells her to leave.
Costarring Ellen Dorrit Petersen (Aber Bergen), Herman Tømmeraas (Ragnarok), Stig Amdam (Occupied), and Morten Holst (The Lawyer), Leave premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, March 17, on Shudder and its digital channels, including Shudder on Amazon and the AMC+ streaming bundle.
Maestro in Blue (Maestro) (Greece)
This mystery drama is one of two series from Greece that are the first Hellenic TV titles to screen in the US and Canada and to premiere in March 2023. In this show, musician Orestis (series creator, writer, and director Christopher Papakaliatis, Worlds Apart) travels to a small island during the pandemic to lead a music festival. Here he gets entangled in the islanders’ problems and begins an unexpected romance.
Maestro in Blue, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
This psychological thriller follows Matthias (Ward Kerremans, Black Widow, Blackout), an influencer and young parent who moves with his newborn Julius and wife Liv (Sallie Harmsen, Van der Valk, Heirs of the Night) to his childhood home, where he discovers a dark secret from his dementing father’s past. As Matthias launches his own investigation into a local factory accident that is connected to his father, his probe ends up opening a Pandora’s box of secrets and unravels more family dramas than anticipated. Things spiral, and a deeply-concerned Liv will do everything in her power not to lose Matthias, but is it too late?
Costarring Johan Leysen (The American), Jesse Mensah (The Blood Pact), Lize Feryn (Hotel Beau Séjour), and Jennifer Heylen (Capitani), Noise, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
Sky High: The Series (Spain)
Picking up almost immediately after the final scene in the film Sky High, this action-crime drama series follows Sole (Asia Ortega, The Boarding School: Las Cumbres), whose life changes the moment she answers the phone in the middle of the night. Ángel, her husband and the leader of a gang of thieves, has died. Now she’s a widow and a single mother of a young son, with much to take care, but she isn’t willing to go back to her father, Rogelio (Luis Tosar, The Minions of Midas), one of the biggest dealers of stolen goods in Madrid, for help.
Rather, Sole is determined to make it on her own — making contact with the gang and managing to win their trust so that she can once again carry out robberies as ambitious as those of the old days. She also finds new allies who help her unravel the mystery of the deaths that have marked her destiny. Still, Sole has her challenges cut out for her, as she and the gang will have to stay one step ahead of both the police and the mafias they compete against if they are going to succeed… and survive.
Also reprising their Sky High roles for the series are Patricia Vico (Parot) as Mercedes, Áyax Pedrosa (Code Name Emperor) as Motos, Dollar Selmouni (Fanático) as Gitano, Richard Holmes (Piggy) as Poli, Olmo Suárez “Jarfaiter” (Piggy) as Toño, and Carlytos Vela as Pintas. New cast members include Álvaro Rico (Holy Family) as Fernan, Carmen Sánchez (The Boarding School) as Marta, Luisa Mayol (Eye for an Eye) as Carmen “La Rubia,” and Tomás del Estal (Antidisturbios) as Ferrán.
Sky High: The Series, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, March 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
St. Maik: Season 3 (Sankt Maik) (Germany)
Following on from the events in Season 2, Season 3 of this popular comedy series sees Eva (Bettina Burchard, Inspector Dupin) arresting Maik (Daniel Donsk0y, Barbarians, Faking Hitler) and carting him off to jail, were he gets an unexpected visit from an old friend from Berlin: Katja Marusic (Karolina Lodyga, 4 Blocks), who uses her contacts to get him released. Katja has an ulterior motive for helping him: She wants Maik’s help to build a drug empire in Läuterberg, so she blackmails him to get it. Things get even trickier for Maik when the new chaplain, Emanuel (Roland Wolf, Dark), shows up and starts poking his nose into everything that doesn’t concern him.
St. Maik: Season 3 premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, March 17, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
The Traveller: Season 1 (Le voyageur) (France)
Former Hall of Fame pro footballer-turned-actor Eric Cantona (Inhuman Resources) stars in the first season of this crime drama series as Thomas Bareski, a retired police captain who is on a one-man crusade to solve criminal cases — ones either too vexing for the local authorities or that have long gone cold — and help grieving families obtain justice. Living and working out of his van, Bareski travels across France for his singular mission, interacting with local detectives and picking up suspects’ trails along the way to catching the culprits.
The Traveller: Season 1 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, March 21, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Close to Home: Murder in the Coalfield (Lauchhammer – Tod in der Lausitz) (Germany)
Mišel Matičević (Babylon Berlin, The Billion Dollar Code) stars in this mystery-crime drama series as Maik Briegand, an LKA (State Criminal Police) investigator who returns to his hometown of Lauchhammer to investigate the murder of a teen girl. Here Maik is confronted by his past — former colleagues with whom he started his police career, his failed marriage, and his family — while he and his cop colleague, Annalena Gottknecht (Odine Johne, The Wave), delve into the crime. As they learn about the victim and interrogate suspects, Annalena develops suspicions about Maik as he is forced to face past traumas.
Close to Home: Murder in the Coalfield premieres in the US on Wednesday, March 22, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
This multi-award-winning biopic drama stars Piotr Trojan (High Water, The Mire) as Patryk Galewski, a guy who’s been living a life of alcohol, drugs, and crime since a young age. In a positive case of life interrupted, Patryk is ordered by the court to perform community service as punishment for an offense. He is sent to a hospice, where he meets Priest Jan Kaczkowski (Dawid Ogrodnik, Broad Peak, The Mire), whom everyone calls Johnny. Little does Patryk know that his friendship with Johnny and the second chance he’s been given will change his life forever.
Johnny, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Thursday, March 23, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
All Hearts: Season 1 (Cuori) (Italy)
Opening in 1967, at the dawn of the cardiac medical revolution, this drama sees Dr. Cesare Corvara (Daniele Pecci, Hotel Portofino), head of the Cardiac Surgery department of the Le Molinette hospital in Turin, tasked with putting together the team that will carry out the first heart transplant in history. He recruits Alberto Ferraris (Matteo Martari, Thou Shalt Not Kill), a rising star of cardiac surgery, and Delia Brunello (Pilar Fogliati, I Hate Christmas), a cardiologist gifted with perfect pitch when it comes to the heartbeat. What Corvara doesn’t know is that there was a great love between the two young doctors, and the passion between them is destined to rekindle.
All Hearts: Season 1 premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, March 24, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
Missing Angel (Mon ange) (France)
Muriel Robin (Captain Marleau, Passage of Desire) stars in this mystery-crime drama series as Suzanne Brunet, whose teenage daughter, Julie, disappeared in June 2012. Eight years later, Suzanne has her hopes of finding Julie renewed after she sees a photo of a young woman wearing the same shirt her daughter was wearing when she vanished.
Costarring Marilou Berry (Munch) and Patrick Chesnais (No Limit), Missing Angel premieres in the US and Canada on Monday, March 27, exclusively on Acorn TV and its digital channels, including Acorn TV on Amazon.
Money Murder Zurich: Season 3 (Der Zürich-Krimi) (Germany)
Set in Switzerland, this crime drama returns with five new episodes starring Christian Kohlund (Private Banking) as Thomas Borchert, a disgraced lawyer who returns from Frankfurt to his native Zurich to work as an unlicensed defender. (Video is from Season 1)
Money Murder Zurich: Season 3 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, March 28, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon.
Thin Blue Line: Season 2 (Tunna Blå Linjen) (Sweden)
This popular and critically-acclaimed police procedural/crime drama, named Best Program at the 2021 Kristallen Awards (Sweden’s version of the Emmy® Awards), offers an intimate look at the daily life of four police officers, where the line between personal and professional life blurs as tensions mount in the energetic and crime-ridden city of Malmö.
Thin Blue Line: Season 2 premieres in the US only on Wednesday, March 29, exclusively on Viaplay.
Big Mäck: Gangsters and Gold (Big Mäck – Gangster und Gold) (Germany)
This true-crime documentary tells the incredibly tragic and yet peculiar story of Donald “Big Mäck” Stellwag, who puts himself in front of the camera to share details in his own words. After Stellwag spends nine years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, he becomes a media sensation after being exonerated when the real perpetrator is caught. But everything changes when a gold transporter is hijacked and 1.8 million euros worth of gold is stolen: Stellwag is found to be the common denominator between the thieves and the victims. So has he now committed the crime for which he’s already served time in prison? Is he the avenger of his own fate? Ultimately, is he guilty or innocent?
Big Mäck: Gangsters and Gold, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Thursday, March 30, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)
The Dreamer: Becoming Karen Blixen (Drømmeren) (Denmark)
Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, Wonder Woman) stars as Karen Blixen in this 1930s-set biopic drama, which follows Blixen’s return to Denmark after many years in East Africa — tracing her journey from her lowest point, when she was penniless, sick, and divorced, and with her dreams in ruins, to becoming a renowned writer.
The Dreamer: Becoming Karen Blixen, a Viaplay Original Series, premieres in North America on Thursday, March 30, exclusively on Viaplay.
Silent Road (Siopilos dromos) (Greece)
The second Greek series to screen in the US and to premiere in March is this 13-episode mystery-crime drama. It opens with the disappearance of a school bus with nine elementary-grade students, an event that shocks a seemingly peaceful community in one of Athens’s most affluent neighborhoods. Under the eyes of the entire country, experienced detective Nasos Oikonomidis (Dimitris Lalos, All the Pretty Little Horses) oversees the investigation. But the kidnappers, who are demanding a ransom, will only talk to one person: Thalia Karouzou (Penelope Tsilika, The Bridge), a young journalist and the black sheep of one of the most powerful families of the community, who immediately becomes a person of interest.
Thalia, who is an aunt of two of the missing children, struggles with her strained relationship with her family, as her powerful father, Spyros (Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Unfair World), tries to take control of the situation. As days go by, it becomes clear that the culprits are aiming at something bigger than just the ransom. While Nasos tries to piece together a difficult puzzle, tensions around the case gradually rise, as they also do amongst the kidnappers…
Silent Road, a Topic Original, premieres in the US and Canada with three episodes on Thursday, March 30, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon. New episodes will debut on Thursdays for ten weeks thereafter.
Set on the (fictional) Galician island of Néboa, this mystery-crime thriller follows the investigation into the murder of a teenager on the first night of Carnival, a crime that closely resembles the ones that started the spate of serial killings in 1919 and 1989 — both of which included five murders over the eight-day Carnival celebration, both of which were never solved. Locals believe the killer is the Urco, a wolf-headed man who, according to legend, surfaces from the sea to carry away the living. Whether it is or isn’t is what Mónica Ortiz (Emma Suárez, Intimacy), a Madrid-based investigator of the Civil Guard of Spain, and Carmela Souto (Isabel Naveira, Cable Girls), a sergeant with the local Civil Guard, aim to find out and prevent another series of multiple murders.
Neboa premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, March 31, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel and the Walter Presents digital channels.
I Am Georgina: Season 2 (Soy Georgina) (Spain)
This reality series offers a revealing look at the life of Georgina Rodríguez, a model, mother, influencer, businesswoman, dancer, and partner of football great Cristiano Ronaldo.
I Am Georgina: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally exclusively on Netflix (date tba).
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Murder by the Book (Die Muse des Mörders) (Austria)
In this crime thriller, a serial killer is committing murders directly inspired by the crime novels of has-been best-selling author Madeleine Montana (Christiane Hörbiger, Mathilde liebt) in her hometown of Vienna. She ends up joining the criminal investigation being conducted by police inspector Rupert Bäumer (Fritz Karl, Maximilian) and his colleague, Flo (Cornelia Ivancan, Professor T.), and soon discovers that her connection to the serial killer goes far beyond her whodunits. Costarring Florian Teichtmeister (Vienna Blood), Murder by the Book has its linear TV debut on Saturday, March 18, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
Mirage (Délibáb) (Hungary)
Isaach De Bankolé (Black Panther, Casino Royale) stars in this drama thriller as Francis, a soccer player from the Ivory Coast, who is wanted by the police for match fixing. He manages to escape capture and hops on a decrepit old train, and winds up on a farm in the middle of nowhere, one run by gangster Cisco (Razvan Vasilescu, Whiskey Cavalier) and his armed henchman. Francis finds refuge here, but he soon realizes that the farm is actually a modern-day slave colony, and is forced to fight for his freedom and his life. Mirage has its linear TV debut on Friday, March 24, at 9 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
Primal (Kút) (Hungary)
This drama revolves around the uneasy goings-on at an isolated gas station on the road to the Swiss border. Run by an old drunk named István (Zsolt Kovács, Golden Life) and his handicapped friend, Zoli (Roland Tzafetás, Barbarians), the place gets a visitor in the form of Istvan’s long-lost son, Laci (Péter Jankovics, Baptiste), who hopes his pops will help him get back on his feet after a stint in prison.
Things get, um, interesting when two men and the four prostitutes they’re taking to Switzerland to work stop in for a pit stop of sorts and then get stuck when their van won’t start. One thing leads to another and the next thing you know, there’s a dead body. It will not be the only one.
Primal has its linear TV debut on Saturday, March 25, at 8:30 PM ET, on Eurochannel.
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The Killing: Season 3 (Forbrydelsen) (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany)
In the final season of this hit Nordic noir crime drama, three Eastern European sailors are found murdered in the water around a ship owned by Zeeland, the company owned by industrial magnate Robert Zeuthen (Anders W. Berthelsen, DNA). Then Zeuthen’s nine-year-old daughter is kidnapped. Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbøl, Fortitude), now a Detective Chief Inspector, leads the investigation into the kidnapping and ransom demand, and must work alongside Mathias Borch (Nikolaj Lie Kaas, The Kingdom), a member of PET, the Danish security and intelligence service. Meanwhile, the global financial crisis is affecting everyone everywhere, and in Denmark there’s more than the general election at stake for the Prime Minister (Olaf Johannessen, Trom).
(The trailer below is in the original Danish with English subtitles.)
The English-dubbed version of The Killing: Season 3 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Thursday, March 2, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.
This Euro noir espionage crime thriller series centers on two women: an undercover officer of Supo, the Finnish Security Intelligence Service, who goes by the alias Mari Saari (Krista Kosonen, Beforeigners, Second Chance), and Madina Taburova (Sibel Kekilli, Tatort: Borowski, Game of Thrones), a Chechen-born terrorist.
After orchestrating suicide bombings across Europe for a decade and then faking her own death, Madina travels to Finland under a new identity, forced to be a mule for a drug lord in Belgium while being hunted by a crime lord’s henchman. Meanwhile, Mari, posing as a social worker, has infiltrated a refugee center, where she encounters Madina without knowing who the woman really is — yet. Given the nature of Mari’s undercover assignment and that of an investigation by the Finnish police’s drug unit, led by Detective Superintendent Timo Viita (Tommi Korpela, Shadow Lines, Deadwind), a joint operation between Supo and the drug unit is put in motion, with Mari befriending Madina in order to gain information and intelligence for both law enforcement teams.
But nothing is as it seems with Madina. Her reason for coming to Finland has nothing to do with death and destruction, but in order to achieve her objective, Madina is blackmailed into using her terrorist skills for nefarious purposes. It is up to Mari to thwart the plot and prevent a deadly attack.
(The trailer below is in the original Finnish with English subtitles.)
Costars include Dragomir Mrsic (Alex), Jani Volanen (Deadwind), Leo Sjöman (Hooked), Adra Al-Aliáyat, Outi Mäenpää (Beyond), Nika Savolainen (Man in Room 301), Jasmin Mora, Sherwan Haji (Roba), and Koen De Bouw (Professor T.).
The English-dubbed version of Bullets begins streaming in the US and Canada on Thursday, March 9, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.
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The Preacher’s Dark Side (Predikantens Dubbelliv) (Sweden)
This true-crime docuseries centers on Peter Karlsson, a happily married family man and preacher — and a serial rapist. For many years he lives a double life; he posts pictures of himself and his and children snuggling up on the couch on Friday evenings, and is an avid preacher, deeply involved in Bible studies. To “ease his anxiety,” Karlsson molests women that go jogging by the beach — escalating his assaults from fondling to raping them. After many attacks, the police release a sketch of the rapist and Peter’s wife recognizes him. The Preacher’s Dark Side begins streaming in North America on Monday, March 6, on Viaplay.
Betrayed (Den største forbrytelsen) (Norway)
Based on a true story, this multi-award-winning historical drama feature film follows the experiences of Jews living in German-occupied Norway during Worl War II, who were rounded up and arrested by the Norwegian police, and put on a German cargo ship headed for Auschwitz.
Starring Jakob Oftebro (Agent Hamilton, Monster), Betrayed begins streaming in the US only on Wednesday, March 8, on Viaplay.
Brave Men’s Blood (Borgríki 2) (Iceland)
Darri Ingolfsson (National Treasure: Edge of History) stars in this action-crime thriller as Hannes, the ambitious head of the Internal Affairs unit of the Reykjavik Police Department. In deciding to investigate Margeir (Sigurður Sigurjónsson, The Minister), the corrupt cop who heads up the Narcotics division, in order to take down drug kingpin Sergej (Zlatko Krickic, Trapped) and his criminal organization, Hannes gets former narcotics officer Andrea (Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Beforeigners) to go undercover to spy on Margeir. But his plan is discovered…
Brave Men’s Blood has its US and Canada SVOD streaming debut on Thursday, March 9, exclusively on Topic and its digital channels, including Topic on Amazon.
Vicky Krieps (Das Boot) stars as Empress Elisabeth of Austria in this fictional account of one year in the empress’s life. Known for her beauty and fashion trends, Elisabeth is officially deemed an old woman on her fortieth birthday in 1877, with her future made up of only ceremonial duties. To protect her legacy, she concocts a plan to maintain her public image.
Costarring Colin Morgan (Humans), Finnegan Oldfield (Gone for Good), Tamás Lengyel (Baptiste), and Alma Hasun (Vienna Blood), Corsage has its US and Canada SVOD streaming debut on Friday, March 10, exclusively on AMC+ and its digital channels, including AMC+ on Amazon.
This Life (Hvidsten gruppen) (Denmark)
This multi-award-winning film tells the true story of the Fiils, a family of innkeepers who, during Nazi Germany’s occupation of Denmark during World War II, took up arms against the German occupiers.
Starring Jens Jørn Spottag (The New Nurses), This Life begins streaming Monday, March 13, on Viaplay.
Those Left Behind (Hvidsten gruppen II – De efterladt) (Denmark)
This sequel to This Life follows sisters Tulle (Marie Bach Hansen, White Sands) and Gerda Fiil (Laura Winther Møller, This Life), who are sentenced to the horrors of German prison during World War II. Meanwhile, back at the inn in Hvidsten, their mother, Gudrun (Bodil Jørgensen, The Kingdom), fights with their sister, Bitten (Selma Sophia Høst), to get her daughters home.
Those Left Behind begins streaming Monday, March 13, on Viaplay.
White Trash (Vitt Skräp) (Sweden)
Ola Rapace (Hassel) and Ida Engvoll (Love & Anarchy) star in this crime thriller film as strangers who end up getting entangled with a drug cartel in a small Swedish town.
White Trash begins streaming Wednesday, March 15, on Viaplay.
Margrete: Queen of the North (Margrete den første) (Denmark)
Trine Dyrholm (The Legacy) stars in this historical drama feature film as Queen Margrete, who rules Sweden, Norway, and Denmark through her adopted son, Erik (Morten Hee Andersen, Ride Upon the Storm). But in 1402, Margrete finds herself in a predicament that could shatter her life’s work: a man is claiming to be the deceased King Olaf II/Olav IV of Denmark-Norway, the birth son of the queen.
Margrete: Queen of the North has its SVOD debut in the US only on Thursday, March 16, exclusively on Viaplay.
A Murderer Goes Missing (Styckmordet Ingen Vill Lösa) (Sweden)
This true-crime docuseries centers on Holger Algdal, a man sentenced to ten years behind bars for murdering his wife, who had left him for a charismatic doctor after years of Holger’s abuse. Holger survives his self-inflicted gunshot and goes to jail, then is released before the ten years are up — only to disappear under mysterious circumstances three months later. A Murderer Goes Missing begins streaming Monday, March 20, on Viaplay.
I Am Zlatan (Jag är Zlatan) (Sweden)
Based on the autobiography of the same name, this sports biopic drama is about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Swedish-born son of Balkan immigrants who, after a rough childhood, went on to become an international football champion.
I Am Zlatan begins streaming Wednesday, March 22, on Viaplay.
The Sandhamn Murders: Seasons 6A & 6B (Morden i Sandhamn) (Sweden)
Based on the popular “Sandhamn Murders” crime novels by Viveca Sten, this whodunit TV series, starring Alexandra Rapaport (Honour) and Jakob Cedergren (The Spider), blends Nordic noir storylines with the beautiful surroundings of the outer Stockholm archipelago. The Sandhamn Murders: Seasons 6A & 6B begin streaming Monday, March 27, on Viaplay.
a-ha: The Movie (Norway)
This English-language documentary feature, an Audience Award nominee at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, follows the popular band a-ha on tour, telling the story of how three young men followed their impossible dream of becoming Norwegian pop stars. When “Take On Me” reached #1 on Billboard in the US in 1985, their dream came true. Or did it?
a-ha: The Movie begins streaming via SVOD on Wednesday, March 29, exclusively on Viaplay.
Header photo credits: Top row (L-R): Silent Road courtesy of Topic; The Defence courtesy of PBS Distribution / Walter Presents | Bottom row: Faraway © Netflix; The Traveller (photo by Manuelle Toussaint) courtesy of MHz Choice
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For details about the March premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland, visit The British TV Place. For info about the debuts of programs from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place. For that of a select list of titles from other countries, visit The Global TV Place.