Arlington, VA – December 16, 2021 – This January, the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is bringing drama fans a variety of new and exciting series, including the thrilling new adaptation of Jules Verne’s classic novel Around the World in Eighty Days. In this new limited series from MASTERPIECE, viewers join adventurer Phileas Fogg played by Emmy® Award-winner David Tennant (“Doctor Who,” “Broadchurch”) as he sets out on a quest to travel around the world. In addition, the new Walter Presents program “The Wall: Chateau Murders” follows the story of two investigators coming together to solve the many murders and assaults in Quebec City. Also coming to the channel is the new season of the murder mystery series “Vienna Blood” where a Sigmund Freud student and an Austrian detective team up to solve some of the most mysterious and deadly cases in the early 1900s.

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Masterpiece: Around the World in 80 Days

Streaming Date: January 7, 2022
Episodes: 8
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Language: English

London, 1872. On the day his world is turned upside down by a postcard from a lost love, an article about the exciting advances in travel inspires Phileas Fogg to take on an almost impossible task: to circumnavigate the globe in just eighty days. As a man who has spent the last twenty years in a comfortable leather armchair at The Reform Club, he will need all the resilience he can muster and of course would be nowhere without the assistance of a quick-witted Frenchman, Passepartout played by Ibrahim Koma (“As Far as I Can Walk”). Joining them on the road will be the Daily Telegraph journalist played by Leonie Benesch (“Babylon Berlin”) who came up with the whole crazy idea in the first place.

Vienna Blood, Season 2

Streaming Date: January 9, 2022
Period Drama, Crime, Mystery

The new season of “Vienna Blood” sees the return of the awkward but brilliant relationship between young Max Liebermann, played by Matthew Beard (“The Imitation Game”), and troubled cop Oskar Rheinhardt, played by Juergen Maurer (“Vorstadtweiber”). Season 2 opens with the suicide of Max’s patient, the Hungarian Countess, but was it suicide or was foul play to blame? This crime sets the tone for the rest of the cases the duo will need to solve, including one where Oskar receives anonymous messages about a homicide and the killing of a monk, leaving Max and Oskar trying to understand the power of belief.

Walter Presents: The Wall: Chateau Murders, Season 2

Streaming Date: January 28, 2022
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
French with English Subtitles

At the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City, Detective Sergeant Céline joins the investigation of a strange murder of an ex-engineer who was responsible for the collapse of a viaduct that killed several people. Céline’s investigation becomes more complicated after a series of other, more complex murders occur and her daughter’s father is named as one of the suspects. Will Céline be able to separate her personal life from her investigation?

Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channer in January:

My Mother and Other Strangers

Prime Suspect: Tennison

Walter Presents:  Below the Surface

Walter Presents: King of Warsaw

Walter Presents: Moscow Noir

Walter Presents: St. Maik

About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel

MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world – all carefully curated for ‘viewers like you’.

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About Walter Presents

Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan.  In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” Walter Presents launched in Italy September 2018, its first roll-out in mainland Europe, on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018 Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution in the US, to make premium foreign language drama available on PBS Masterpiece on the Amazon Prime Video channel. Additionally, select top-tier titles chosen by PBS are also broadcast on PBS stations and streaming on PBS Passport, a digital member benefit available through local stations. In February 2019 Walter Presents increased its US distribution further launching on Comcast Xfinity X1 and later in June Walter Presents launched on the Roku Channel.  In 2019 Walter Presents teamed up with Medialaan to make the service available to Flemish audiences on their newly launched digital channel StreamZ, and also joined forces with S4C to make its dramas available in Welsh. In 2020 we partnered with TVNZ with over 250 hours of content on their VOD service and also launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, providing 400 hours of hit international drama as well as launching with PBS Masterpiece in Canada. This year Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest subscription streaming service, Stan.


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