French TV Series “The Chalet” hailed “…a guilty pleasure” by Vogue

Arlington, VA – August 23, 2022 – Arriving on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in Canada this September are multiple international crime dramas and mysteries, including the second season of “MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Van der Valk,” which follows the brilliant but cynical commissaris (inspector), as he solves baffling crimes in Amsterdam; and “Walter Presents: The Chalet” a French suspense thriller that Vogue called “…a guilty pleasure,” following a group of friends vacationing in the French Alps at a remote chalet where dark secrets slowly become revealed. Other titles from Walter Presents include “The Room,” “Truth,” “The Silence of Water,” and “Rosy Abate.”

The PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel consists of binge-worthy TV series and movies from MASTERPIECE, and an array of hit international programs from Walter Presents. The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in Canada is CDN $6.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription.

Information about each of the programs is below:

MASTERPIECE MYSTERY!: Van der Valk, Season 2

Streaming Date: September 25, 2022
Episodes: 6
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: English

Marc Warren (The Good Wife) reprises his role as Commissaris Piet Van der Valk in the second season of the Amsterdam-set police drama. Each episode tackles a different crime including the grisly and theatrical murder of a lawyer; pieces of a body delivered to the wealthy heirs of a diamond company; and the death of a cellist from a prestigious orchestra. Van der Valk and his team must uncover the truth of each mysterious murder.

Maimie McCoy (All Creatures Great and Small), Luke Allen-Gale (The Borgias), Elliot Barnes-Worrell (Ready Player One), Darrell D’Silva (Atlanta) and Emma Fielding (Bridgerton) all return to their respective roles.

Walter Presents: The Chalet

Streaming Date: September 23, 2022
Episodes: 6
Genre: Drama
Language: French with English Subtitles

In the small and isolated village of Valmoline in the French Alps, Manu and his pregnant fiancé Adèle are getting married at a remote Chalet where Manu used to vacation in the summer when he was young.

A small bridge is all that connects the Chalet to the outside world. As soon as Manu and his childhood friends attending the wedding cross the bridge, a huge rock falls from a cliff and destroys part of it. Now they are stranded and completely cut off from the world.

Twenty years earlier a family who wanted to start a new life at the Chalet vanished without a trace and history is about to repeat itself.

Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in Canada in September:

Walter Presents: The Room – 9/2
Walter Presents: Truth, Season 1 – 9/9
Walter Presents: The Silence of Water, Season 1 – 9/16
Walter Presents: Rosy Abate, Season 1 – 9/30

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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.


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.

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PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, reaching audiences through multiple platforms and formats. The company operates five streaming channels —PBS MASTERPIECE, PBS KIDS, PBS LIVING, PBS DOCUMENTARIES, and PBS America (U.K.). Other services include transactional video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand licensing, physical products on DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational, non-theatrical, inflight, and international program sales and co-productions.

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.

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