Arlington, VA – December 19, 2022 – This January arriving on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel comes an array of programs perfect for drama and crime show lovers alike. The ninth season of “Walter Presents: Seaside Hotel” fondly known as Downton Abbey by the sea, returns with more drama and scandal as the war is finally over and the regular guests return to the hotel. In “Vienna Blood,”Season 3 the brilliant young English doctor Max Liebermann and the tenacious Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt work as an established crime-solving duo, continuing to crack Vienna’s most mysterious and deadly cases. And, in Season 2 of the French crime thriller “Walter Presents: Astrid,” an unlikely detective-duo continue to solve the odd and inexplicable cases brought to them.
The PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel consists of binge-worthy British and international drama series and movies from producers like MASTERPIECE, Walter Presents and other critically acclaimed producers. The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Information about each program is below:
Walter Presents: Seaside Hotel, Season 9
Streaming Date: January 13, 2023
Language: Dutch with English Subtitles
Four years have passed and it is now May1945. Denmark is free from German occupation and Amanda is now a single mother. She has decided to return to the hotel with her young daughter, which has been dramatically changed by the German soldiers that lived there during the war. But after five busy weeks, the doors can finally reopen to the hotel’s regulars, however some are unable to put the occupation behind them. In the midst of it all, Mrs. Fjelds arrives with her Swedish granddaughter, the adorable 16-year-old Sarah, who has never been told that her real father is Edward Weyse.
Vienna Blood, Season 3
Streaming Date: January 8, 2023
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Now a published author in the field of criminal psychopathy, Max has finally moved out of his parents’ house and into a plush apartment of his own. And bolstered by his successful investigations with Max, Oskar’s star is on the rise in the department and — for the first time in a long time — he seems open to letting someone into his life.
Season 3 finds Max and Oskar once again thrust into the dark underbelly of glittering Viennese society, with crimes set in a luxury fashion house, the Chinese antiquities trade and the budding world of cinema.
Walter Presents: Astrid, Season 2
Streaming Date: January 20, 2023
Genre: Crime-Drama, Mystery
Language: French with English Subtitles
The crime fighting duo are back for more ethereal adventures involving aliens, witchcraft, and mythical beasts. Can Astrid solve these mystic murders?
This season, Astrid and Raphaëlle must best a magician’s sleight of hand and outwit a witch’s evil spells. They also take on a Japanese yakuza, investigate a potential alien abduction and get to the bottom of an intricate crime that was perpetrated inside a radio station.
The cases force Raphaëlle to confront her past for the very first time, while Astrid tries to get used to managing her new existence without supervision. This season, the friendship between the two women will be invaluable as they each tackle their past emotional traumas.
Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in January:
Walter Presents: Luna & Sophie, Season 3 – 1/6/23
Walter Presents: Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders, Season 4 – 1/27/23
Walter Presents: Charite, Season 2 – 1/27/23
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.
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Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Series funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking Cruises, Raymond James, The MASTERPIECE Trust, and public television viewers. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.
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 on their VOD service, launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, and launched our channel on PBS Masterpiece in Canada. In 2021 Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest streaming service, Stan, and launched in Latin America with market leader DMD’s streaming service Cindie. From 2022 we will be available on C More in Scandinavia with over 500 hours of content.
About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, entertaining audiences across platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, provides premium content through multiple digital channels and video services. PBS Distribution operates six subscription streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.) as well as numerous Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) Channels in the U.S and U.K. In addition, the company reaches viewers through Transactional Video-on-Demand (TVOD), Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) licensing, Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD), DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational platforms, non-theatrical and inflight sales, and serves broadcasters and producers providing program sales and co-production financing.
PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.