MHz’s October Slate

(Pictured above: Helena Bergström in ‘Missing’)

MHz Choice, the subscription streaming service that offers US viewers English-subtitled movies and TV shows from Europe and around the world, will unveil several new series, as well as season premieres, this October:

Missing – October 3

This four-part mystery stars Helena Bergström as Maja Silver, “an inspector with the Stockholm police department who returns to her hometown in the Swedish Bible Belt in an attempt to reconnect with her daughter.”

A Dangerous Fortune – October 3

A Dangerous Fortune, based on Ken Follett’s 1993 novel, is an “opulent German drama” about “love, unfulfilled passion, greed, power and intrigue, set against the backdrop of Victorian London’s financial world.”

Henning Mankell: Homo Narrans – October 10

Swedish writer Henning Mankell asked his friend, filmmaker Stefan Jarl, to record his “testament” before his 2015 death. This documentary “shows never-before-seen footage of one of the world’s best-selling writers, a leading figure in the wave of ‘Nordic Noir’ fiction best known for his novels about inspector Kurt Wallander.”

Turkish For Beginners (season two) – October 10

This German comedy about a clash of cultures features a teenager, Lena, who “is horrified when her mother moves their family in with her Turkish boyfriend and his two kids.” In season two, Lena is trying to decide: “Should she follow her head and stick with her boyfriend, or follow her heart and pursue a new relationship?” You can watch the first episode from season one for free at MHzChoice. Here’s a four-minute clip from that episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTFdrnuGmFk

Antarctica’s Secrets/Antarctica: Living on the Edge – October 24

“Two wildlife photographers join a French polar expedition to showcase the marvels of Antarctica – and journey into the realm of the emperor penguin.”

Anti-Drug Squad (season two) – October 24

In this Italian drama, Detective Daria Lucente, newly promoted chief of the Anti-Drug Squad, is “out for revenge against the drug dealers who killed her husband and partner, and intends to bring down the entire cartel and its new boss with her expert team.”

MHz Choice offers web, smartphone, iPhone/iPad, Apple TV, RokuChromecastAmazon Prime and FireTV users more than 2,000 hours of subtitled mysteries, dramas and comedies from around the world.

The service costs $7.99 monthly after a 30-day free trial; you can currently get 50% off the first month by using the code “FALL17” at checkout. To subscribe, or for more info, visit mhzchoice.com.

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A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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