International Dramas: December Releases on THIRTEEN

December 1, 2022
Three men and women stand in line with arms holding each other's backs, wearing mostly bold 1960s outfits. They are in a building with large windows.

A scene from the Spanish series What the Future Holds, episode 4, shows off the bold fashion of late 1960s Barcelona.

Foreign-language, international dramas are landing in our THIRTEEN Passport arrivals hall at a brisk pace! After the first premieres of seven dramas from Belgium, Canada, France, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, new complete series from these and more countries will become available every Thursday and Friday through May 4, 2023! Curated by Walter’s Presents for PBS, these series can be streamed anywhere by PBS station donors with the member benefit THIRTEEN Passport.

See all international Walter Presents dramas that span period drama to contemporary thrillers.

DECEMBER 1: New Streaming Releases

New December 1: A woman breaks barriers within a revolutionary 20th-century art movement in Weimar Germany; a contemporary mother-daughter thriller from Germany; a romance and drama unfolds in late 1960s Barcelona, Spain, during Franco’s dictatorship; a Millennium cult complicates a detective’s work in a remote Finnish town; and a murder mystery in an Arctic town of Quebec, Canada.


A woman stands on cobblestone street holding large sign under her arm that says Bauhaus. There are people marching and holding signs behind her.
Art school students, this is your film. The Weimar-era historical drama Bauhaus is based on the real-life creators of the art movement and modernist school of design that influenced everything from house furnishings to graphic design. The film centers on Lotte, a young woman studying furniture design at the famous Bauhaus Design Academy in the early 1920’s. The made-for-TV film is inspired by the real life of children’s furniture and toy designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. As to the fate of the Bauhaus Academy: the Nazi regime force the school to close in both Dessau and Berlin, decrying it as “bolshevik.” Many members went into exile, and its founder Walter Gropius and Mies van der Rohe were among those who settled in the United States. In German with English subtitles.
Binge Bauhaus. Two episodes. Expires: 12/31/23

All the Sins, Season 2

A man in a official uniform and cap looks to side. In background is row of people holding torches and a house. All the Sins is written in foreground.The year is 1999. While Jussi Ritola begins to investigate a mysterious death in his home village, his wife discloses a deeply troubling secret. In the meantime, the mysterious Millennium movement lands in town. Ritola finds himself on a journey into his own past. In Finnish with English subtitles.
Binge All the Sins. Six episodes. Expires 11/30/23

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The Vanishing, Season 1

An image of a woman seen looking out through a car windowA desperate mother goes on a search to find her missing 20-year-old daughter, who’s car has been found on the German border near the Czech Republic. She uncovers a dark web of lies and secrets that could change her town forever. In German with English subtitles.
Binge The Vanishing. Eight episodes. Expires: 10/31/23

The Wall, 3 Seasons

A collage of three people against a backdrop of an apartment building and snow.
Detective Celine Trudeau investigates a murder in a small mining town in north Quebec where no one is safe. “The Wall” protects the town from the Arctic wind; and it’s a crime scene. Seasons 2 and 3 were added in February 2023. In French with English subtitles.
Binge The Wall. Eight episodes. Expires: 11/30/23

What the Future Holds, Season 1

A woman lies next to a man on the beach. They kiss and she holds his face in one hand. They wear shirts from the 1960s.In the late 1960s, Justo Gil leaves his impoverished life in the countryside for Barcelona, where he plans to earn money to save his severely ill mother, whom he brings with him. His gift of gab and plucky optimism opens doors to him and he’ll also set his sights on winning the heart of Carme. He becomes an involuntary hero of the anti-Franco youth and begins his double life as an informant. He rises into the ranks of Barcelona’s dolce vita, but one mistake may cost him everything. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Binge What the Future Holds. Six episodes. Expires: 11/30/23

DECEMBER 8: New Streaming Releases

There are criminal puzzles to solve in this Thursday’s releases from Denmark, Italy, France, Spain and Sweden. The whodunnits include three seasons of Rocco Shiavone: Ice Cold Murders, and all expire in two years, on December 31, 2023.

Box 21

A young woman with close shaved hair and eye makeup running on her face crouches in a tank top and bare legs. She holds a revolver casually in one hand.
The lives of a girl trafficked into prostitution and of a police officer twist together unexpectedly. But what answers does the elusive Box 21 hold? In Swedish with English subtitles.
Binge Box 21; six episodes. Expires 12/31/23

Face to Face

Mirror image of man looking down sternly with red-violet tint to photo. Face is written once normally and once in reverseIn this series from Denmark, investigator Bjorn is horrified to find his own daughter lying on the autopsy table. Forensics point to suicide, but Bjorn refuses to believe it. A furious and sorrow-stricken Bjorn uncovers a network of truths, lies and criminal acts. In order to understand his daughter’s death, Bjorn must finally face the unavoidable truth of why she died. In Danish with English subtitles.
Binge Face to Face; eight 30-minute episodes. Expires 12/31/23


A bearded man in suit, vest and tie sits and holds hand to mouth. Next to a woman looks stern. A gun is in foregroundA shattered family seeks to stitch their lives back together, to face their demons, and to restore meaning to their existence, with or without the aid of what society calls justice. In French with English subtitles.
Binge Judgement; 10 episodes. Expires 12/31/23

Presumed Guilty

The sudden death of his father leads Jon Aristegui to return to his hometown fishing village in Spain’s Basque country, where he must confront the ghosts of his past and an unsolved mystery surrounding a girlfriend who disappeared. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Binge Presumed Guilty; 13 episodes. Expires 12/31/23

Rocco Shiavone: Ice Cold Murders, Seasons 1 and 2

A man with beard and wrinkled face looks to side. Behind him are 19th century buildingsIn this Italian series, an unorthodox, surly police commissioner smokes pot and has a foul mouth. Professionally exiled from his beloved Rome, he is transferred to a mountain station in the Alps where a murderer is at large. Based on the international best-selling books by Antonio Manzini. In Italian with English subtitles.
Binge Rocco Shiavone: Ice Cold Murders; three seasons. Expires 12/31/23.

For a moody detective series set in Milan, Italy, watch seasons of Thou Shalt Not Kill, also on PBS.

DECEMBER 9: La Otra Mirada: Season 2

Five young women wear identical coral and white pinafore dresses with flowers in their dark hair.

Scene from Season 1, Episode 12

Binge the eight-episode, second season of La Otra Mirada, a Spanish-language drama. Teresa returns to school after being found innocent of her father’s murder. Her struggles, though, are far from over, as she deals with new secrets and new threats to the academy. In Season 1, it is the 1920s in Seville, where Teresa, a woman with a mysterious past, flees to a young girls’ academy with a secret goal related to the academy itself. This series follows the journey of brave women finding their own voice. In Spanish with English subtitles.
Binge Season 1 (13 episodes) now.

DECEMBER 15: New Streaming Releases

New series arriving December 15 from Norway, Germany and France span period drama to crime series to a supernatural mystery set on the Atlantic Ocean.

Seizure. Season 1

Two men in profile against a watery background. Words say SeizureWithin the Oslo police force, Max is ethical and by-the-book and his partner Sander is hardened and bitter. Both must face their own misdeeds while they investigate the death of four boys. In Norwegian with English subtitles.
Binge Seizure; 8 episodes. Expires 12/31/23

Silent Hunt. Season 1

Detective Hanns von Meuffels uses a unique method of silent investigation to reveal the truth. Det. von
Meuffels draws in suspects with the power of a well-practiced silence. In German with English subtitles.
Binge Silent Hunt; 8 episodes. Expires 12/31/23

The Last Wave. Season 1

Two men and a woman stand in profile in wetsuits, in an image rotated 90 degrees. The Last Wave is the title seen to their right, over dark ocean water.A supernatural thriller from France. In a quiet seaside resort in southwestern France (Landes), a mysterious cloud coincides with the disappearance of a small group of surfers. Upon their return, they discover themselves endowed with strange powers. Two days later, the cloud strikes again: the life of the inhabitants and the surrounding landscape are turned upside down. Is Nature in a revolt? In French with English subtitles.
Binge The Last Wave; 6 episodes. Expires 12/31/23

The Master Butcher

A woman with a light colored headscarf sits in passenger seat of vehicle next to a man who holds his hand out to her. She holds tips of his fingers in her two hands.

Scene from The Master Butcher, Episode 2.

After WWI, butcher Fidelis Waldvogel starts afresh in North Dakota and founds a singing club for the local emigre community, but disaster strikes. Based on the bestselling novel “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdrich. In English with German subtitles.
Binge The Master Butcher; 4 episodes. Expires 12/31/23

The Nordic Murders. Season 1

In this engrossing crime drama from Germany, cop Julia Thiel and her mother Karin Lossow investigate criminal cases on the otherwise peaceful Baltic Sea island of Usedom, a getaway from the capital Berlin and close to the Polish border. In German with English subtitles.
Binge The Nordic Murders; five 90-minute episodes. Expires 12/31/23

DECEMBER 22: New Streaming Releases

New series arriving December 22 include period dramas from Quebec and Denmark; our first-ever mystery from Bulgaria; a corporate thriller from Norway, and a criminal series from Spain.

Under Suspicion. Seasons 1 & 2

Two men in foreground: a man with receding  hairline in suit and tie, and a young man with long dark hair and goatee in t-shirt. In background is a person in scrubs at operating room table.
The police face dark and puzzling case full of family secrets, intrigue and obsession. In Season 1, undercover agents are assigned to investigate the disappearance of young Alicia Vega. In Season 2, the team infiltrates a hospital to investigate disappearances. Can you trust your doctor? In Spanish with English subtitles. English and Spanish caption available.
Binge Under Suspicion; two seasons, 18 episodes. Expires 12/31/23

Witch Hunt. Season 1

Ida Waage is a dynamic woman, working as the CFO at a prestigious law firm in Norway. One day, she alerts her executive board to a potential criminal scandal, but to her shock, they turn on her, and try to discredit her. Will her determination to fight back and do the right thing put herself, and everyone she loves, in grave danger? From Walter Presents, in Norwegian with English subtitles.
Binge Witch Hunt; eight episodes. Expires 12/31/23

The Devil’s Throat

In a sleepy town in the Balkan mountains of Bulgaria, where the legendary Devil’s Throat cave was Orpheus’ gate to the Realm of the Dead, a criminal profiler and an ambitious local detective investigate a series of mysterious crimes. The evidence gradually leads them to a horrific secret that will turn their lives upside down. From Walter Presents, in Bulgarian with English subtitles.
Binge The Devil’s Throat; 12 episodes. Expires 1/31/24

True North, Season 1

This is the French Canadian story of an epic love triangle filled with passion, blackmail, and manipulation. Donalda is an intelligent young woman in love with Alexis, a logger and brawling adventurer. But Seraphin is madly in love with Donalda and will do anything in his power to be with her. From Walter Presents, in French (Canadian) with English subtitles.
Binge True North; 10 41-minute episodes. Expires 1/31/24

1864, Season 1

In 1864, two brothers are called to serve in the bloodiest battle in Denmark’s history. Then, 150 years later, a troubled woman finds their lover’s diary. From Walter Presents, in Danish with English subtitles.
Binge 1864; eight one-hour episodes. Expires 2/29/24

DECEMBER 29: New Streaming Releases

Crime follows infidelity in a drama from The Netherlands; a mismatched pair of German detectives in Dresden; a French police procedural featuring family tensions; and a young woman in France falls dangerously in love.

Dresden Detectives, Season 1

Detectives Karin Gorniak and Henni Sieland are as different and unpredictable as the cases they solve in Dresden, Germany. The tension between the two women drives the cases forward and pushes them to their limits–both private and professional. From Walter Presents, in German with English subtitles.
Binge Dresden Detectives; nine 90-minute episodes. Expires 2/29/24

Agatha Coltes, Season 1

At 50, police commander Agathe Koltes is beautiful, funny and charming. She takes a job in a small town in Brittany, where everybody anxiously awaits her arrival. What nobody knows is that Mathilde Sirach, the young police captain who was fiercely opposed to Koltes’ coming, is actually her daughter. From Walter Presents, in French with English subtitles.
Binge Agatha Coltes; 10 one-hour episodes. Expires 2/29/24

Le Monstre, Season 1

Sophie is 18 and falls madly in love with a charismatic man, but her dreams of romance soon turn into nightmares. Will she find the strength to escape? From Walter Presents, in French with English subtitles.
Binge Le Monstre; six 41-minute episodes. Expires 3/31/24

The Adulterer, Seasons 1-3

This is a powerful and compelling tale of sex, love, loyalty, and treachery. A chance meeting between photographer Iris Hoegaarde and attorney Willem Steenbergen leads to an undeniable attraction. As they struggle with their feelings for one another, they find themselves and their families entangled in a web of corruption, lies, and murder. From Walter Presents, in Dutch with English subtitles.
Binge The Adulterer; three seasons. Expires 3/31/24


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