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MHz Choice has announced a few of its upcoming Euro TV titles, including ones from Denmark, Finland, and Italy.

The King (Il re)
The King (Il re): Luca Zingaretti as Bruno Testori — Photo courtesy of MHz Choice

2024 is off to a flying start at MHz Choice, with the streamer having launched the mystery and crime drama series Fosca Innocenti (Italy), The Island of 30 Coffins (L’île aux 30 cercueils) (France), and Once Upon a Time in Vigata (C’era una volta Vigata) (Italy) within the first ten days of January, and premiering several more titles through the end of the month. These include German thrillers Breaking Point (Am Anschlag – Die Macht der Kränkung) and The Winemaker (Im Netz der Camorra), Danish drama The Shift (Dag & Nat), and French historical drama Germinal. (Details about these titles can be found in our “January premieres” article.)

And more new Euro TV titles are headed to MHz Choice in the next couple of months. Here’s a look at some of the more high-profile programs, shown in their original languages with English subtitles, that we can look forward to in the US and Canada.


Six Women (Sei donne)

Set in Taranto, mystery drama Six Women stars Maya Sansa (Irma Vep, Redemption) as Anna Conti, a prosecutor investigating the mysterious disappearance of a girl named Leila and her stepfather, Gregorio. During her inquiries, Anna crosses paths with five women who have links to Leila and uncovers new mysteries in the process.

Six Women premieres Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

Costars in the six-episode limited series are Alessio Vassallo (The Young Montalbano), Isabella Ferrari (Baby), Piergiorgio Bellocchio (Imma Tataranni), Maurizio Lastrico (Don Matteo), Denise Tantucci (The Red Band Society), Giulia Fiume (Suburra), Silvia Dina Pacente (Gerri), Giulia Fiume (Don Matteo), Cristina Parku (Petra), and Ivana Lotito (Gomorrah).

Directed by Vincenzo Marra (La volta buona), Six Women is written by Monica Rametta (Redemption) and Ivan Cotroneo (The Swan Company).

A Good Family (Musta Valo) (Finland)

Psychological crime thriller A Good Family stars Maria Sid (All the Sins, Before We Die) as Anna Valli, a criminal investigator who is looking into the disappearance of the son of the city’s most feared crime boss, who happens to be her ex-lover. To her horror, Anna realizes that the tracks lead to her own son, Niko. Parental instincts quickly take over, so both Anna and Henrik do everything they can to cover their son’s tracks — but on their own and without the other’s knowledge. When both the police and the underworld begin to find out the truth, Anna and Henrik get deeper and deeper into a cycle of lies and secrets, leaving each of them to decide how far they are willing to go to protect their family and future.

A Good Family premieres February 27, 2024.

The cast of the six-episode series includes Tommi Korpela (Shadow Lines, Deadwind) as crime boss Lefa Halme, Elias Salonen (Bordertown, Man in Room 301) as Niko, and Samuli Edelmann (Look of a Killer, Johan Falk: National Target) as Henrik.

Based on the novel by Petri Karra, A Good Family is co-created and co-written by Karra (Comeback), Antti Pesonen (Bordertown), and Minna Virtanen (Bullets). It is directed by Pete Riski (Renki, Bullets).


Prisoner (Huset) (Denmark)

The winner for TV Drama at the 2023 Prix Italia, and a Canneseries 2023 nominee for both Best Series and Best Screenplay, prison drama Prisoner stars International Emmy® Award nominee Sofie Gråbøl (The Killing, The Shift), Robert Awards winner David Dencik (The Chestnut Man, The Kingdom), Canneseries nominee Youssef Wayne Hvidtfeldt (Borgen, Couple Trouble), and Bodil Awards winner Charlotte Fich (Borgen, Unit One) — collectively a nominee for Best Performance at Canneseries.

Set inside a Danish prison, the six-episode drama follows the employees, the inmates, and their mutual relationships. Four of the prison officers are forced to make some major changes in order to help save their jobs, but these changes disrupt the fragile balance of power amongst the inmates and turn daily life at the prison into a battle for survival.

Prisoner premieres Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Filmed at the Vridsløselille State Prison in Albertslund, Prisoner is co-created and co-directed by Kim Fupz Aakeson (The Shift), who scripted the series, and Michael Noer (Before the Frost).

The King (Il re) (Italy)

Another prison drama is The King, which stars Luca Zingaretti (Detective Montalbano, No Activity: Niente da Segnalare) as Bruno Testori, the controversial director of the San Michele prison. The laws of the State have no value here, because Testori rules the place as a monarch with an iron fist. What is considered good or evil at the prison depends solely on his judgement. While Bruno applies his own personal idea of justice inside San Michele, his life is far from ordered outside of it. When his kingdom unexpectedly comes under threat, he finds himself fighting the most difficult war of his life.

The King premieres Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

The cast of the eight-episode drama includes Isabella Ragonese (Rocco Schiavone) as prison police officer Sonia Massini, Barbora Bobulova (Detective Montalbano) as Bruno’s ex-wife, Gloria, Anna Bonaiuto (Il Divo) as public prosecutor Laura Lombardo, and Giorgio Colangeli (Imma Tataranni) as prison commander Iaccarino, a close friend of Testori.

A production of Sky Studios (The New Pope), The Apartment (My Brilliant Friend), and Wildside (The Good Mothers), The King is directed by Giuseppe Gagliardi (1992/1993/1994: Berlusconi Rising). The series is written by Stefano Bises (Gomorrah), Peppe Fiore (The Young Pope), Gian Marco Tofanelli (Bang Bang Baby), Bernardo Pellegrini (Thou Shalt Not Kill), and Davide Serino (The Bad Guy).

All of the above titles are set to stream in the US and Canada exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Amazon, starting on the dates shown above. (Note that scheduling changes can occur at any time and without prior notice.)


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A Look at Some of the Choice Euro TV Titles Headed to MHz Choice
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