Other International Titles Include: “Walter Presents: Charité” and “Walter Presents: Redemption”
Arlington, VA – August 17, 2022 – This August, a number of critically acclaimed international programs will be streaming on the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel including the second season of “Guilt,” from MASTERPIECE MYSTERY! starring Mark Bonnar (Catastrophe), as well as “Charité” and “Redemption” from Walter Presents. Hailed by The Guardian (UK) as “a witty, scintillating treat,” the contemporary dramedy “Guilt” set in Edinburgh, Scotland, continues with riveting plot twists and a strong vein of dark humor. “Walter Presents: Charité” follows the staff of Berlin’s world-famous hospital where medical history is being made, and in “Walter Presents: Redemption” ex-cop Valerio investigates the alleged suicide of his estranged son.
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Information about each of the programs is below:
Masterpiece Mystery!: Guilt
Streaming Date: August 28, 2022
Genre: Drama, Crime
When disgraced lawyer Max McCall (Mark Bonnar) is released from prison, he finds himself entwined in a gripping new story with characters old and new, as they battle the consequences of their actions amidst shocking new developments. Emun Elliot returns as Kenny and Phyllis Logan (Downton Abbey) joins the cast as Maggie.
Walter Presents: Charité
Streaming Date: August 12, 2022
Language: German with English Subtitles
When Ida is saved at the prestigious Charité hospital in 1888 Berlin, Germany, she has no money to cover the cost. In lieu of payment, she begins to work off her debt as a nurse.
There she witnesses history being made as she gets an inside look into cures for tuberculosis and diphtheria and discovers her passion for medicine. “Charité” is a Cinderella story intermixed with the exciting real-life research and work of the doctors at the hospital.
Walter Presents: Redemption
Streaming Date: August 26, 2022
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Valerio is an ex-cop who has received devastating news that his estranged son Ettore has committed suicide. Unable to believe his son would do such a thing, Valerio begins to hunt for the truth behind his son’s death. As he pledges to obtain justice for his son, the investigation also proves to be Valerio’s last chance to come to terms with his troubled past, both as a man and a father. This investigation is a painful redemption ––a bond that not even death can break; one between father and son.
Other titles coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in August:
Walter Presents: Troubled Waters – 8/5
Walter Presents: Blood Oath – 8/19
The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family – 8/28
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, 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.