(Crime/suspense, S2: 5×52 min.) One of Channel 4’s most successful series is back for another electrifying season. Two matriarchs are at war: Detective Hannah Laing, a mother fighting to protect her son Christian, and Dubravka, the figurehead of the Mimica crime family and mother of Christian’s lover, Bianca. In a game of cat and mouse, Hannah races to expose the Mimicas before Dubravka discovers the couple’s whereabouts. This time, even more is at stake as they fight for Bianca and Christian’s unborn child.
Distributor: ZDF Studios
Pitch Perfect: “The U.K. crime thriller Before We Die is based on the eponymous noir Swedish series and stars Lesley Sharp as detective Hannah Laing, a police detective who discovers her estranged son is an undercover informant in a brutal murder investigation.” —Mirela Nastase, Director Drama