Walter Presents is Channel 4’s specially curated strand of international drama, bringing everything from Nordic crime dramas to Italian political thrillers to UK audiences since 2016.
Some previous shows featured by Walter that have proven particularly popular include French series Time is a Killer, Italian thriller The Hunter, and German drama Deutschland 83.
Here’s everything that’s currently been announced as coming soon to Walter Presents on Channel 4.
What is Walter Presents?
Walter Presents is a specially curated showcase of award-winning foreign language drama. Each series is introduced by Walter Iuzzolino, the producer and passionate drama fan who partnered with Channel 4 to bring a wider array of television to different audiences.
You can find Walter Presents dramas as boxsets on All4. Individual Walter Presents dramas are broadcast on Channel 4 as well.
What’s coming to Walter Presents this winter?
Top Dog ● Sunday 5 February, Channel 4
What’s it about? A mysterious disappearance makes two separate worlds collide. Lawyer Emily and recently released convict Teddy have different desires: She wants up. He wants out. She wants to secure her future. He wants to leave his old life behind. They are both forced to think again when they end up in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy where nothing is what it seems.
Who’s in it? Josefin Asplund (Walter Presents: Snow Angels), Alexej Manvelov, and Jessica Grabowsky star in this 8x60min Swedish drama from creators Veronica Zacco, Molly Hartleb, and Alexis Almström.
How can I watch it? The first episode of Top Dog will air on Channel 4 at 11:30pm on Sunday 5 February. The full series will be available as a boxset on All4 from Friday 3 February.
The Wall: Cover Your Tracks ● Friday 10 February, More4
What’s it about? In the middle of Quebec’s winter, detective Céline Trudeau investigates a strange murder in a small mining town where no one is safe. Upon arriving she discovers “The Wall” – an immense structure that protects the inhabitants from the icy Arctic wind.
Who’s in it? Isabel Richer, Alexander Landry, and Maripier Morin star in this 8x60min French-Canadian drama from creator Patrice Sauvé.
How can I watch it? The first episode of The Wall will air on More4 at 9pm on Friday 10 February, with the full series available as a boxset on All4 immediately afterwards.
Sacha ● Friday 10 February, All4
What’s it about? SachaAnne Dupraz, a respected prosecutor in Geneva, is arrested for shooting a man. She admits her guilt but seems unable to explain her action. It quickly becomes clear the man is a troubled figure in the criminal underworld - and Sacha’s secret starts to reveal itself.
Who’s in it? Sophie Broustal, Thibaut Evrard, and Michel Voïta star in this 6x60min Swiss drama from creators Nicole Castioni, Léa Fazer, and Flavien Rochette.
How can I watch it? Sacha will be available as a boxset on All4 from Friday 10 February.
Helsinki Crimes ● Friday 17 February, All4
What’s it about? Crime-fighting duo Timo Harjunpää and Onerva Nykanen hunt down ruthless murderers in summery Helsinki - a beautiful place that looks very different through the eyes of the crime squad.
Who’s in it? Alma Pöysti, Ollie Rahkonen, and Olga Temonen star in this 8x60min Finnish drama from creators Harri Virtanen, Mattie Kinnunen, and Hanna Bergholm.
How can I watch it? Helsinki Crimes will be available as a boxset on All4 from Friday 17 February.
Faking Hitler ● Friday 24 February, All 4
What’s it about? When reporter Gerd Heidemann hears of a diary written by Adolf Hitler, he can’t resist such a tantalising scoop. However, unbeknownst to him, the diary is the fabrication of a charismatic art dealer, petty criminal, and prolific forger Konrad Kujau. Based on the true story of an infamous 1980s media scandal.
Who’s in it? Lars Eidinger, Moritz Bleibtreu, and Sinje Irslinger star in this 6x60min German drama from creators Wolfgang Groos, Tobi Baumann, Tommy Wosch, Annika Cizek, and Dominik Moser.
How can I watch it? Faking Hitler will be available as a boxset on All4 from Friday 24 February, with the first episode airing on Channel 4 on Sunday 26 February at 11:30pm.
Inspector Ricciardi ● Sunday 12 March, All 4
What’s it about? Naples, 1932. Inspector Ricciardi is no ordinary detective. The police commissioner is haunted by the ghosts of people who were violently killed, and can hear their final thoughts. It is a blessing and a curse he inherited from his mother, and he doesn’t hesitate to use his chilling connection to the echoes of the dead to solve Naples’ most vicious murder cases.
Who’s in it? Lino Guanciale (Walter Presents: The Red Door), Antonio Milo, and Enrico Ianniello star in this 6x120min Italian drama from creators Alessandro D’Alatri, Salvatore Basile, and Maurizio De Giovanni.
How can I watch it? Inspector Ricciardi will be available as a boxset on All4 from Friday 10 March. The first episode will also receive a Channel 4 broadcast on Sunday 12th March at 11pm.
The Crimson Rivers S4 ● Friday 17 March
What’s it about? Once again, Commissioner Pierre Niemans and Camille Delaunay are called to the darkest corners of France to hunt down vicious killers when a costumed murderer reigns terror in an isolated village, clawing a group of schoolchildren to death and covering the scene in occult symbols.
Who’s in it? Olivier Marchal and Erika Sainte star in this 8x60min French crime drama from creator Jean-Christophe Grangé.
How can I watch it? The Crimson Rivers S4 will be available as a boxset on All4 from Friday 17 March.
Astrid: Murder in Paris S2 ● Friday 24 March
What’s it about? Raphaëlle Coste and Astrid Nielsen are back to investigate the most puzzling murders in Paris, beginning with the shocking murder of a corporate lawyer in the heart of the city. Twelve witnesses are left horrified by the bloodshed in the boardroom - but when Astrid examines the crime scene, she deduces that the killer was inside the same room where the murder occurred…
Who’s in it? Sara Mortensen and Lola Dewaere star in this 8x60min French crime drama from creators Alexandre De Seguins and Laurent Burtin.
How can I watch it? Astrid: Murder in Paris S2 begins on Friday 31 March on More4 at 9pm, with the full series available as a boxset on All4 immediately afterwards.
All the Sins S2 ● Sunday 24 March
What’s it about? When local authorities discover the body of former constable Kaarlo Ahola in the heart of the woods, they find an unnerving clue left by the murderer specifically for detectives Lauri Räihä and Sanna Tervo. Reluctantly, they return to this dangerous corner of rural Northern Finland, where it appears that the dark past of the conservative Christian community is back to haunt them…
Who’s in it? Matti Ristinen, Johannes Holopainen, and Tuula Väänänen star in this 6x60min Finnish noir from creators Venla Aakko and Mika Ronkainen.
How can I watch it? The first episode of All the Sins will air at 11pm on Channel 4 on Sunday 26 March, with the full series available as a boxset on All4 from Friday 24 March.
Where and how can I watch Walter Presents?
The collected works featured in Walter Presents are available as boxsets on All4. There are currently 80 different dramas of varying lengths and languages available via Walter Presents, from moody German thrillers to haunting French crime dramas.
Who is Walter Iuzzolino?
The Walter of Walter Presents, Iuzzolino is a television producer and drama fan. He selects the dramas that are featured as part of Walter Presents, acting as curator for the strand. Iuzzolino founded Walter Presents alongside Jason Thorp and Jo McGrath.
As a producer, some of the series he’s been personally involved in in the UK include The Undateables and My Big Fat Fetish, as well as the English-language remakes of Professor T, Before We Die, and Suspect.