Netflix have released their list of upcoming shows for August and among them are a number of exciting new European dramas.
Headline news because it’s new news is that they’ve picked up Finnish crime drama Deadwind (Karppi). Just months after a tragic loss, detective Sofia Karppi investigates the murder of a woman with ties to a Helsinki construction company. Some of you may recall this show was on our recent list of potential new shows for BBC4 so I’m happy to see it landing somewhere so quickly. The release date is set for 23 August. Here’s a link to a trailer – available on Vimeo courtesy of Dionysos films.
Cocaine Coast (Fariña) (aka Farinia: Snow on the Atlantic) is a brand new Spanish drama about the rise of cocaine trafficking in 1980s Galicia. This is the first new series release to come as part of Netflix’s recently announced agreement with Atresmedia. The release date set for this one is 3 August. Unlike Deadwind this one is already available for you to add to your Netflix list. You’ll find a trailer via the link too.
Ultraviolet is a new Polish drama series with a very American background. It’s inspired by the book “The Skeleton Crew” by Deborah Halber but also influenced by the personal experiences of Executive Producer Wendy West following a family tragedy. Variety carried an interview with Wendy West about the project earlier this year. This one is set for release on 17 August and can already be added to your Netflix list.
Other foreign language TV dramas due on Netflix in August.
Switched – High schooler Ayumi’s perfect world evaporates when her envious classmate Zenko somehow steals her body, her boyfriend and her life. This series is labelled as a Netflix Original & is available on 1 August. Add it to your list here where you can also find a trailer.
The House of Flowers (La Casa de las Flores). Netflix’s fourth scripted Mexican original series – after Club de Cuervos, Ingobernable & La Balada de Hugo Sanchez – is a dark comedy about a wealthy matriarch trying to maintain her family’s facade of perfection after her husband’s mistress exposes their dirty secrets. It’s set for release on 10 August. Add it to your list or check out the trailer here or just watch the trailer here.
Ghoul. Netflix’s second scripted Indian original series – after the recently released Sacred Games – is a horror mini-series in which a newly minted military interrogator arrives at a covert detention center to discover that some of the terrorists held there are not of this world. The released date for this one is 24 August. You can add it to your list here or watch the trailer here.