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June brings the premieres of 22 new Euro TV series, seasons, and films from eleven countries to the US and beyond, plus more for stateside viewers.

June 2024 Euro TV Premieres

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.

(For details about the June premieres of shows from the UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries, visit The British TV Place, The Down Under TV Place, and The Global TV Place.)

Programs and dates are subject to change without prior notice.

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Pilecki’s Report (Raport Pileckiego) (Poland)

This biopic dramatizes the story of Captain Witold Pilecki (Przemyslaw Wyszynski, True Law), a World War II Polish Army officer and intelligence agent who infiltrated the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he organized a resistance movement and secretly wrote reports that exposed the atrocities committed there by the Germans. He later compiled these reports into Witold’s Report, roughly three years before he was executed by Poland’s post-war communist government.

Pilecki’s Report premieres in the US and other territories on Saturday, June 1, on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Too Old for Fairy Tales 2 (Za duzy na bajki 2) (Poland)

In this sequel to the 2022 family film Too Old for Fairy Tales, young Waldek (Maciej Karas) embarks on a daring journey through the Tatra mountains to find the father he’s never met after his mother’s new boyfriend moves in.

Too Old for Fairy Tales 2, a Netflix Family Film, premieres globally on Saturday, June 1, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Call Me Dad (Kald mig far) (Denmark)

Nominated for Best Comedy Series at Series Mania 2023, this uplifting, funny, and inspiring new comedy-drama series is based on an idea by Alex Høgh Andersen (Vikings, Darkness: Those Who Kill) and Magnus Haugaard (Guilt, Baby Fever), who are both the show’s lead actors and real-life best friends.

The story centers on lifelong best friends and business partners Emil (Andersen) and Viktor (Haugaard). Emil is a non-confrontational kind of guy whose world is turned topsy-turvy when he learns that Viktor, ever the confident one of the two, is dating him mom, Helle (Ellen Hillingsø, The Bridge, Rita).

What the what? Yes. Understandably, Emil has a tough time accepting this new reality; however, to avoid conflict with the new lovebirds, he suppresses his feelings amidst this incredibly awkward situation for him. As the relationship between his best mate and mum progresses, Emil feels increasingly uncomfortable, and his acceptance of the couple is stretched to its limit.

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Call Me Dad: Alex Høgh Andersen as Emil, Magnus Haugaard as Viktor — Photo © Christian Geisnæs, courtesy of Viaplay

Not only that, Emil’s girlfriend, Carla (Roberta Reichhardt, Baby Fever, Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith), is in a desperate state and files an unwarranted yet official work-environment complaint against Emil and Viktor’s sustainable catering company — putting the entire future of the company at risk.

Given the lack of attention, support, and understanding from his closest relationships — with his mother, his best friend, and his girlfriend — Emil feels more alone than ever.

The six-part series costars Johanne Milland (The Venus Effect), Søren Sætter-Lassen (Seaside Hotel, The Killing), Peter Gantzler (The Sommerdahl Murders, Couple Trouble), Lone Rødbro (The Shift, Borgen), Bjarne Henriksen (Cry Wolf, Seaside Hotel), Lila Nobel (The Rain, Elves), and Oscar Dyekjær Giese (Honour, Chernobyl).

Call Me Dad premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 4, exclusively on Viaplay partner channels, including Viaplay on Prime Channels.

The Price of Nonna’s Inheritance (Ricchi a tutti i costi) (Italy)

In this follow-up to the 2022 comedy film The Price of Family, grandmother Giuliana (Fioretta Mari, The Price of Family) falls for Nunzio (Antonino Bruschetta, The Bastards of Pizzofalcone), a cheeky suitor with dubious intentions, prompting her family to devise a secret plan to protect her life — and their inheritance.

Giuliana’s daughter, Anna (Angela Finocchiaro, Still Fabulous), Anna’s husband, Carlo (Christian De Sica, Fading Gigolo), and their children head to Minorca with the goal of protecting the grandmother (and her money) from the clutches of the slimy Nunzio, who has seduced the elderly woman and plans to marry her and take her with him to South America, where, presumably, he will make her disappear. Permanently. Anna’s crazy plan is to kill Nunzio a few days before the wedding. But between family quarrels, old disagreements, and near tragedies, Anna et. al. will discover once again that the true treasure is being a family.

The Price of Nonna’s Inheritance, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Tuesday, June 4, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Under Paris (Sous la Seine) (France)

Set in Paris during summer 2024 (presumably before this year’s Summer Olympic Games in the French capital), this Jaws-y action horror thriller follows Sophia (Bérénice Bejo, The Artist, OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies), a brilliant scientist who learns from Mika (Léa Léviant, Mortel, The Paris Murders), a young environmental activist, that a large shark is swimming deep in the River Seine — where Paris is hosting the World Triathlon Championships for the first time. To avoid (or should that be minimize?) a bloodbath in the heart of the city, they have no choice but to join forces with Adil (Nassim Lyes, Mayhem!, The Spy), the Seine river police commander.

Under Paris, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, June 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Kübra: Season 2 (Türkiye)

Following on from the events in Season 1, the new season of this drama thriller finds Gökhan (Çagatay Ulusoy, The Tailor, Paper Lives, The Protector) with new powers, but also with new problems. Will he lead his followers to salvation or damnation?

Kübra: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres Thursday, June 6, exclusively on Netflix.

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld (France)

Based on the best-selling book Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld by Raphaëlle Bacqué, this biopic-historical drama stars Daniel Brühl (All Quiet on the Western Front, Captain America: Civil War, Inglourious Basterds) as famed designer Karl Lagerfeld during his early days, before he became an icon of the fashion world. Set in the 1970s, the miniseries follows this complex personality of Parisian couture from Paris to Monaco and Rome as he strives to become the Emperor of Fashion.

It opens in 1972, when Lagerfeld is 38 and not yet wearing his iconic ponytail. He is a ready-to-wear designer, unknown to the general public. While Karl meets and falls in love with the sultry Jacques de Bascher (Théodore Pellerin, The OA, Maid), an ambitious and troubling young dandy, this most mysterious of fashion designers dares to take on his friend and rival, Yves Saint Laurent (Arnaud Valois, 120 BPM, The Girl on the Train), a genius of haute couture backed by businessman Pierre Bergé (Alex Lutz, Guy, Baron noir).

The series features Agnès Jaoui (En Thérapie, The Taste of Others) as Gabrielle Aghion, the founder of the Chloé fashion house, who contributed greatly to Lagerfeld’s fame,

Becoming Karl Lagerfeld premieres in the US as a six-episode binge on Friday, June 7, exclusively on Hulu, and globally on the same date exclusively on Disney+.


Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld“Kaiser Karl: The Life of Karl Lagerfeld” by Raphaëlle Bacqué


Greetings from America (Ein Hauch von Amerika) (Germany)

Set in post-war Rhineland-Palatinate in the early 1950s, when worlds collided after hundreds of thousands of US soldiers were stationed in the strictly religious province, this period drama tells the story of the friendship of two young women who are looking for their place in the new society. Farmer’s daughter Marie (Elisa Schlott, Our Miracle Years) takes a job on the base and meets Black GI George (Reomy D. Mpeho, Taken Down), who experiences freedom for the first time in Germany but continues to struggle with racism within the military.

Marie’s best friend, Erika (Franziska Brandmeier, Perfume), the daughter of the mayor (Dietmar Bär, Tatort: Cologne), welcomes the Americans with open arms, throwing herself into the thriving nightlife and dreaming of a life in the States. But in the turmoil of the times, the friends grow in opposite directions: Marie’s burgeoning love for George, and her job with Colonel McCoy (Philippe Brenninkmeyer, FBI: International) and his cultured wife, Amy (Julia Koschitz, Breaking Point), open up new horizons for her, prompting her to separate from her childhood sweetheart, Siegfried (Jonas Nay, Deutschland 83/86/89). Meanwhile, Erika’s desire for freedom is thwarted by her conservative Catholic mother, Annaliese (Anna Schudt, Das Boot), and threatens to break due to the local norms and role models.

Greetings from America, a Walter Presents title, premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, June 7, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

The Wagner Method: Season 3 (César Wagner) (France)

Gil Alma (Inside) returns as hypochondriac police captain César Wagner for another season of this mystery-crime drama series. In the first of two feature-length episodes, a man is found dead in a freezer room at Cesar’s mother’s high-profile wedding, forcing César to investigate discreetly while also preparing his speech. The second episode finds the Orthodox Jewish community of Strasbourg mourning the death of a young woman. César investigates to determine if it was an anti-Semitic crime or a murder by someone close to her. The Wagner Method: Season 2, a Walter Presents title, premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, June 7, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Life After Catwalk (Sweden)

This documentary follow-up to the hit 2020 film (and series) Catwalk sees Emma Örtlund, Pär Johansson, and the rest of the cast reunite to reflect on their transformative journey as they navigate life after fame and prepare for a monumental stage performance in Stockholm. In Catwalk, Emma, fueled by passion and resilience, embarked on a journey to defy societal expectations and pursue her dream of fashion modeling. It’s an unattainable dream for most people, even more so for people with disabilities.​​

In Life After Catwalk, as the gang prepares for a huge arena show in front of thousands in Stockholm, they offer their takes on how Catwalk has impacted their day-to-day lives, answering questions such as: Did the film change how people see them, or do they still face the same exclusions and difficulties as before? How has the pandemic affected them? And what are their latest goals and dreams?

Life After Catwalk premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 11, exclusively on Viaplay partner channels, including Viaplay on Prime Channels.


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Tour de France: Unchained: Season 2 (France-UK)

From the riders to the team directors, this sports docuseries closely follows all those involved in the Tour, revealing the many challenges of the famed race that has become a real international symbol, broadcast in 190 territories. This new season goes behind the scenes of the 21 stages of Tour de France 2023 — amid the scandals, low blows, and thirst for glory; the dramatic falls and historic breakaways; the withdrawals and desire to win — and dives back into the fierce battle of the riders for the yellow jersey.

Tour de France: Unchained: Season 2, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Tuesday, June 11, exclusively on Netflix.

From Tomorrow (Desde el mañana) (Spain)

Marta Hazas (Velvet, Velvet Colección, Little Coincidences) stars in this fantasy/sci-fi drama as Gabriela, a doctor who moves to a new house with her family. A few days later, she discovers a vein of an unknown mineral under the floor of the pantry. When she touches it, she gets glimpses of the future, including the death of her daughter, Emma (Denisse Peña, The Boarding School). Convinced that these visions of the future are real, and that she isn’t suffering from some sort of mental or physical illness, she teams up with Andrés (Álex González, Unauthorized Living, 3 Caminos), a police inspector who’s had an experience similar to hers, to try to change Emma’s fate.

The cast of the eight-episode series includes Gabriel Guevara (HIT), Ramón Barea (Vote for Juan), Pablo Derqui (If I Hadn’t Met You), Cristina Marcos (Locked Up), and Ana Fernández (Cable Girls), amongst others.

From Tomorrow premieres in the US on Friday, June 12, exclusively on Hulu, and globally exclusively on Disney+.

House of Promises: Season 2 (Das Haus der Träume) (Germany)

Following on from the events in Season 1, Season 2 of this period drama finds Vicky (Naemi Florez, Leipzig Homicide) a department manager at the Jonass department store and with a new partner, Wilhelm (Lucas Reiber, Hotel Adlon). Her daughter’s daddy, Harry (Ludwig Simon, Beat), is still floating around in her life, too. Meanwhile, Harry’s father, Arthur Grünberg (Alexander Scheer, The Island), the department store’s owner, works on expanding Jonass. And there’s more drama besides! House of Promises: Season 2 , a Walter Presents title, premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, June 14, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Fosca Innocenti: Season 2 (Italy)

Vanessa Incontrada (Captain Maria) returns as vice police chief Fosca Innocenti in the new season of this crime drama, which finds Fosca and her all-female team of detectives solving crimes in the charming Tuscan city of Arezzo. In the Season 2 opener, Fosca investigates the death of a woman who was supposed to get married that day at the villa where she was found. At first blush, it appears to be a suicide; but a closer look reveals foul play. (Video is from Season 1)

Costars include Francesco Arca (The Promised Life), Desirèe Noferini (Paradise), Cecilia Dazzi (La porta rossa), Giorgia Trasselli (Signora Volpe), Francesco Leone (Che Dio ci aiuti), Claudio Bigagli (The New Pope), and Irene Ferri (Sisters).

Fosca Innocenti: Season 2 premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 18, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Prime Channels.

Stop Nyqvist (Pysäyttäkää Nyqvist) (Finland)

In this dark, quirky, and hard-hitting satire, Aleksis Nyqvist (Antti Tuomas Heikkinen, Kotka 10, Syke), an unassuming office assistant at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is inadvertently thrust into Finland’s national affairs — as head of the Finnish secret service. After accidentally provoking a political security crisis that has Helsinki swarming with secret agents, serial killers, and incompetent bureaucrats hell-bent on starting World War III, it’s up to Nyqvist to save the day and stop the world from exploding into flames!

Costars in the eight-episode series include Marc Gassot (Arctic Circle), Sonja Kuittinen (Shadow Lines), Jarkko Pajunen (Arctic Circle), and Minna Suuronen (Bordertown).

Stop Nyqvist premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 18, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Prime Channels.

Inheritance (Spadek) (Poland)

In this comedy feature, an eccentric inventor and gameshow host (Jan Peszek, Amok) suddenly passes away, and his family of bickering oddballs gathers with hopes of inheriting his fortune. To everyone’s surprise, their uncle prepared one last game for them to determine who would receive his inheritance — a series of tasks and puzzles that tests their ability to reconcile and work together.

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Inheritance — Photo credit: Przemysław Pączkowski

The cast includes Maciej Stuhr (The Hater), Joanna Trzepiecińska (Strazacy), Mateusz Król (Dead End), Gabriela Muskała (Nobody Sleeps in the Woods Tonight), Piotr Pacek (Sexify), Piotr Polak (Lek), Adam Ferency (Mr. Car and the Knights Templar), Franek Słomiński, and Józefina Karnkowska.

Inheritance, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Wednesday, June 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Gangs of Galicia (Clanes) (Spain)

This crime thriller series stars Clara Lago (Limbo, The Neighbor) as Ana, a lawyer who moves to the small town of Cambados, where everyone notices her, including Daniel (Tamar Novas, The Patients of Dr. Garcia, High Seas), the son of an important drug trafficker. He’s the acting head of the Padín clan while his father remains in prison. Meanwhile, Ana, with her extensive experience in one of the best law firms in Madrid, has decided to start from scratch in Cambados — with the intention of settling accounts from her past.

Created and written by Jorge Guerricaechevarría (30 Coins, Code Name Emperor, Sky High), the eight-episode series costars Xosé Antonio Touriñán (The Mess You Leave Behind), Chechu Salgado (The Laws of the Border), Melania Cruz (Malencolía), Miguel de Lira (Unauthorized Living), Francesc Garrido (I Know Who You Are), and Diego Anido (The Beasts).

Gangs of Galicia, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, June 21, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Sacha (Switzerland-France)

Inspired by the book Le Soleil au bout de la nuit, which tells the story of series co-creator and co-writer Nicole Castioni, this drama thriller follows Anne Dupraz (Sophie Broustal, Braquo, Banking District), a respected prosecutor in Geneva. After shooting a man (Michel Voïta, Baron noir), Anne is arrested and interrogated, shocking all of her colleagues. While she admits her guilt, she won’t explain to the prosecutor, Carla Meier (Isabelle Caillat, Off Season), why she shot him. As they story unfolds, the truth is revealed.

Sacha, a Walter Presents title, premieres in the US and Canada on Friday, June 21, exclusively on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.


Le Soleil au bout de la nuitLe Soleil au bout de la nuit by Nicole Castioni


Babylon Berlin: Season 4 (Germany)

Based on the novel Goldstein, the third title in Volker Kutscher’s best-selling “Gereon Rath Mysteries” book series, Season 4 of this hit crime drama is set in Berlin in 1930 — from the grand exhibition fights in the boxing clubs of the Berlin underworld, to the all-out dancing marathons in the Moka Efti and the catacombs of the Red Castle. As police detectives Gereon Rath (Volker Bruch, Generation War) and Charlotte Ritter (Liv Lisa Fries, Munich) continue to investigate complicated cases, they are led into the world of boxing… and uncomfortably close to Hitler’s SA. The Nazis’ march to power is in full swing, but there are still some on the side of the rule of law.

While the global stock market crash of 1929 made paupers of many, a few actually made money, such as industrialist Alfred Nyssen (Lars Eidinger, All the Light We Cannot See), who invests his profits and has ambitions that aim for nothing less than the whole world and beyond. Meanwhile, Abraham Goldstein (Mark Ivanir, Litvinenko), a wealthy American Jewish gangster who was raised in Berlin, returns home to his old neighborhood to find a stolen heirloom that once belonged to his father. The search leads him from his Jewish relatives in the Scheunenviertel to the premises of the Nyssen family. Incidentally, Goldstein sparks a gang war, during the course of which the fabric of the underworld changes from the ground up. And Commissioner Rath has no idea that the pact with the devil will rekindle the fight against his inner demons. The journey into the night has only just begun…

Babylon Berlin: Season 4 premieres in the US and Canada with two episodes on Tuesday, June 25, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Prime Channels. New episodes will drop in pairs through July 30. (The season will be available in the original German with English subtitles and an English-dubbed version.)


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Kaulitz & Kaulitz (Germany)

This new eight-episode reality series follows Germany’s most famous twins, Bill and Tom Kaulitz (Heidi Klum’s husband), giving viewers an exclusive look into their private lives in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles, where they have settled to expand their global empire as musicians, podcasters, and entertainers. Kaulitz & Kaulitz, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Tuesday, June 25, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Land of Women (US-Spain)

Inspired by the best-selling novel La tierra de las mujeres by award-winning author Sandra Barneda, this new six-episode American-Spanish dramedy series stars Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives) as Gala, a New York empty-nester whose life is turned upside down when her husband implicates the family in financial improprieties and she is forced to flee the city alongside her aging mother, Julia (Carmen Maura, Someone Has to Die), and college-age daughter, Kate (Victoria Bazúa).

To escape the dangerous criminals to whom Gala’s now-vanished husband is indebted, the three women hide in the same charming wine town in northern Spain that Gala’s mother fled 50 years ago, vowing never to return. The women seek to start anew and hope their identities will remain unknown, but gossip in the small town quickly spreads, unraveling their deepest family secrets and truths.

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Land of Women: (L-R) Carmen Maura as Julia, Victoria Bazua as Kate, Eva Longoria as Gala — Photo credit: Manuel Fernandez-Valdes, courtesy of Apple TV+

Land of Women, an Apple Original Series, premieres globally with two episodes on Wednesday, June 26, exclusively on Apple TV+. New episodes will drop every Wednesday through July 24. (The series is shot in both English and Spanish and will be available to watch in each language.)

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The Devil’s Bath (Des Teufels Bad) (Austria-Germany)

Based on historical court records about a shocking, hitherto unexplored chapter of European history, this horror film, set in 1750 Austria, follows Agnes (Anja Plaschg, The Dreamed Ones), a deeply religious woman who has just married her beloved. But the honeymoon phase is short-lived, as Agnes’s mind and heart soon grow heavy as her life becomes a long list of chores and expectations. Day after day, she feels increasingly trapped in a murky and lonely path that leads to evil thoughts — until the possibility of committing a shocking act of violence seems like the only way out of her inner prison.

The Devil’s Bath premieres in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand on Friday, June 28, exclusively on Shudder and, where available, its digital channels, including Shudder on Prime Channels, the AMC+ streaming bundle, and its digital channels, including AMC+ on Prime Channels.


The Wrong Victim (Parole contre Parole) (France)

Elsa Lunghini (Ici tout commence, Cherif) stars in this drama as Laura, a woman with a promising career as an auctioneer. When she is sexually assaulted by Guillaume (François Vincentelli, Love and Trouble in Paris, Alter Ego), a powerful gallery owner, her world is torn asunder. In a twist of fate for both of them, Guillaume’s wife is murdered on that same fateful night — putting Laura in a position to determine Guillaume’s fate: save him from a life in prison for a murder he didn’t commit by confirming his alibi, or allow him to rot there for having raped her by denying having been with him…

The Wrong Victim has its US linear debut on Friday, June 28, at 9pm ET, on Eurochannel.

(If you don’t have access to Eurochannel but do have access to MHz Choice, you can stream the movie there; it’s titled “Her Word Against His” in Movie of the Week: Season 3.)

Code Terror (aka Space Monkeys) (Italy)

In this thriller, five thrill-seeking teenagers — Justine (Souad Arsane, Represent), Dani (Ambrosia Caldarelli, The Invisible Thread), Marta (Amanda Campana, Summertime), Balo (Riccardo Mandolini, Baby), and Ste (Haroun Fall, Zero) — are partying hard when they start playing with Able, an AI app for providing translations and the like. Except with these kids, Able gets sinister, giving them challenges that start off as innocent games but quickly morph into potentially deadly dares as the levels of difficulty and danger ramp up with each physical, psychological, and morally-depraved test. Then, when a tragedy occurs, the panicked teens hatch a plan to cover it up…

Code Terror has its US linear debut on Saturday, June 29, at 9pm ET, on Eurochannel.

The Fugitives (Divi i shtastlivi) (Bulgaria)

This action comedy follows Boryana (Yana Marinova, Undercover) and Mila (Luiza Grigorova, Stolen Life), childhood friends whose money problems compel them to take drastic actions. Except their plan goes awry, leaving them with a botched robbery — and a man they inadvertently kidnapped in the back seat of their car.

The Fugitives has its US linear debut on Sunday, June 30, at 8pm ET, on Eurochannel.


Bordertown: Season 3 (Sorjonen) (Finland)

In the third and final season of this award-winning mystery-crime drama series, detective Kari Sorjonen (Ville Virtanen, The Truth Will Out, Rebecka Martinsson) faces a personal tragedy and juggles concerns about his family’s future with a spate of new crimes, including those committed by an adversary who’s been studying Kari’s past cases.

Costarring Matleena Kuusniemi (Maria Kallio), Anu Sinisalo (Arctic Circle), Ilkka Villi (Invisible Heroes), and Matti Laine (Look of a Killer), Bordertown: Season 3 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 4, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Prime Channels.

The Eagle: Season 1 (Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé) (Denmark)

Written by Mai Brostrøm (Modus) and Peter Thorsboe (Unit One), this terrific Scandi crime drama series revolves around Hallgrim Hallgrimsson (Jens Albinus, Borgen, Deutschland 83), a half-Icelandic, half-Danish detective known as “The Eagle” (Ørnen), owing to his keen insight and abilities to assess situations and take quick actions. He is at once a confident and competent cop, a charismatic lady’s man, and a tormented soul racked by flashbacks of past traumas, one held captive by surreal visions and interactions with persons living and dead who both guide and taunt him.

Hallgrim is chosen to be the chief investigator of a new Danish law enforcement unit tasked with bringing cross-border network criminals to justice, such as those that traffic drugs, weapons, humans and human organs, and engage in fraud, extortion, and terrorism. The formidable Thea Nellemann (Ghita Nørby, Unit One) is the unit head who oversees operations and the investigations conducted by Hallgrim and his elite, including prosecutor/legal expert Marie Wied (Marina Bouras, Love & Anarchy), white-collar crime investigator Villy Frandsen (Steen Stig Lommer, The New Nurses), street-savvy detective Nazim Talawi (Janus Nabil Bakrawi, The Killing), tech whiz Michael Kristensen (David Owe, Seaside Hotel), and forensic technician Ditte Hansen (Susan Olsen, When the Dust Settles).

Similar to Odysseus, the hero of Greek mythology, Hallgrim has no home to speak of (he lives in a hotel), although he tries to physically and symbolically return “home.” These attempts are thwarted by an unwillingness to confront the darkness within him and by the crimes that he is called on to solve in Denmark, the other Scandinavian countries, and across Europe. Whether or not he is aware of his likeness to the mythical hero, he still gives each case a code name based on mythological characters from Homer’s The Odyssey and The Iliad.

The Eagle: Season 1 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 4, on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Prime Channels.

Unit One: Season 2 (Rejseholdet) (Denmark)

This awesome cop drama returns with seven episodes in which the mobile Unit One team tackles new cases across Denmark, including the kidnapping of a 9-year-old boy from Troense; death threats against a lawyer and his family in Næstved; the murder of a factory owner in Silkeborg; the death of a woman from a suspicious house fire in Kulhuse; the murders of a Turkish mother and son in Odense; and the discovery of a boy’s dead body in a forest near Hellebæk.

The Unit One team includes unit commander Ingrid Dahl (Charlotte Fich, Prisoner), interrogation lead Allan Fischer (Mads Mikkelsen, Hannibal), crime scene specialist Thomas La Cour (Lars Brygmann, Dicte), generalist cop Jens Peter “IP” Sørensen (Waage Sandø, Follow the Money), and reports officer Gaby Levin (Trine Pallesen, The Killing), along with senior police official Ulf Thomsen (Erik Wedersøe, The Kingdom) and Unit One driver Johnny Olsen (Lars Bom, The Sommerdahl Murders).

Unit One: Season 2 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 11, on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Prime Channels.

Hilma (Sweden)

Written and directed by Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, My Life as a Dog, Chocolat), this English-language feature film showcases the revolutionary work and hidden genius of Hilma af Klint, the artist who redefined Modernism and abstract painting and was largely unknown until a 2018-2019 Guggenheim Museum exhibit. Af Klint is now recognized as one of the Western world’s first abstract artists, an achievement made even more impressive by the male-dominated artistic scene that surrounded her.

This biopic follows the artist from her early life through her rising artistic career and spiritual awakening after the loss of her beloved younger sister, Hermina. It explores af Klint’s spiritualism, her unconventional love life, and the impetus behind her work — from the writings of Rudolph Steiner and the strong influence of the Theosophic Movement, to her belief in its mystical philosophy — in a portrait of a woman well ahead of her time.

Hallström’s daughter and wife, Tora Hallström (Safe Haven) and Lena Olin (Hunters, Riviera, Alias), star as the younger and older Hilma af Klint. The ensemble cast also includes Lily Cole (Snow White and the Huntsman), Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones, Stranger Things), Maeve Dermody (Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?, The Beast Must Die), and Martin Wallström (Mr. Robot).

Hilma begins streaming in the US via SVOD on Tuesday, June 18, on Viaplay partner channels, including Viaplay on Prime Channels.

Spiral: Season 6 (Engrenages) (France) (English dub)

In this season of the gritty, International Emmy® Award-winning crime drama, Laure (Caroline Proust, Notre-Dame) returns to work earlier than expected, starting a complex new investigation with Gilou (Thierry Godard, Germinal) and Tintin (Fred Bianconi, Chronicles of the Sun) after a human torso is discovered in a pile of garbage in Paris’s 20th arrondissement. It isn’t the only corpse they’ll come across.

Meanwhile, Joséphine (Audrey Fleurot, A French Village) is still mourning, but nonetheless tempted by a high-profile criminal trial, which means collaborating with police attorney Eric Edelman (Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Kabul Kitchen). And Judge Roban (Philippe Duclos, The Art of Crime) faces a health crisis.

The English-dubbed version of Spiral: Season 6 begins streaming in the US and Canada on Tuesday, June 18, exclusively on MHz Choice and its digital channels, including MHz Choice on Prime Channels. (Rescheduled from April)

Darkness: Those Who Kill: Season 1 (Den som dræber – Fanget af mørket) (Denmark)

The second season of this Nordic noir crime thriller revolves around an unsolved case involving three young men who were killed within a few months. One of the victims was 18-year-old Markus, the only son of Alice (Solbjørg Højfeldt, The Dreamer – Becoming Karen Blixen), an old friend of criminal profiler Louise Bergstein’s (Natalie Madueño, Follow the Money, The Rain) mother. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Alice contacts Louise and asks her to help find her son’s killer before she dies.

Louise delves into the case without hesitation and initiates an intense cooperation with the police. When another young man is found killed, she sees a distinct pattern, but what she overlooks is that she may have a personal connection to the killer, who turns out to be more intelligent and cynical than she dares to imagine. Louise desperately want to solve the mystery before there’s another next victim, but is she herself on the killer’s death list?

Darkness: Those Who Kill: Season 1, a Walter Presents title, begins streaming in the US and Canada on Friday, June 28, on the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

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Header photo credits: Top row (L-R): Call Me Dad (photo © 2022 Henrik Petit for Nordisk Film) courtesy of Viaplay; Babylon Berlin (photo © Frédéric Batier / X Filme Creative Pool Entertainment GmbH / Sky Deutschland GmbH / Degeto Film GmbH) courtesy of MHz Choice | Bottom row (L-R): Inheritance (photo credit: Przemysław Pączkowski) courtesy of Netflix; The Price of Nonna’s Inheritance (photo © 2024 Netflix, Inc.) courtesy of Netflix


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