NHPBS Passport Update - September 26, 2022

What's Arriving and Leaving NHPBS Passport

New/Returning Titles

Van der Valk Season 2
Amsterdam—city of bikes, boats, and bodies. Marc Warren (Beecham House, The Good Wife) stars as steely-eyed cop Piet van der Valk in Van der Valk an all-new series based on Nicolas Freeling’s legendary crime thrillers. Co-starring are Maimie McCoy (Wallander) as Van der Valk’s right-hand woman, Lucienne Hassell; Luke Allen-Gale (Dominion) as the scruffy sergeant, Brad de Vries; and more!
Available: Sept. 25 – Aug. 18, 2026

POV | Faya Dayi
A hypnotic immersion in the world of Harar, Ethiopia, a place where one commodity – khat, a euphoria-inducing plant – holds sway over the rituals and rhythms of everyday life, Faya Dayi captures intimate moments in the lives of everyone from the harvesters of the crop to people lost in its narcotic haze to a desperate but determined younger generation searching for an escape from political strife.
Available: Sept. 29 – Oct. 28, 2022

Rise of the Bolsonaros
This feature length documentary about the controversial president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, tells the story of his extraordinary rise from relative obscurity to the ultimate seat of South American power.
Available: Sept. 28 – Aug. 29, 2030

The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family | Desire
Meet a more sophisticated Anne Boleyn as she returns to England from France having grown into a real beauty. Anne dazzles the Tudor Court while her family plays the long game to catch a king.
Available: Oct. 3 – Sept. 3, 2030

Expiring Soon

NOVA | Dead Sea Scroll Detectives
Since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947, these fragile parchment relics have intrigued scholars, religious leaders, and profiteers alike. The 2,000-year-old scrolls include the oldest-known versions of the Hebrew Bible and hold vital clues about the birth of Christianity. While certain scrolls have survived intact, others have been ravaged by time—burnt, decayed, or torn to pieces.
Expiration Date: Nov. 7, 2022

Press
Starring Charlotte Riley (Peaky Blinders, King Charles III) and Ben Chaplin (Apple Tree Yard, The Thin Red Line) and featuring David Suchet (Poirot), the six-part drama explores the turbulent media landscape and the ethical dilemmas journalists face each day. Coming to MASTERPIECE in 2019.
Expiration Date: Nov. 9, 2022

Austin City Limits | Jon Batiste
Rejoice in a high voltage hour with New Orleans-born R&B/jazz/gospel musician Jon Batiste. The Stephen Colbert bandleader performs songs from his album We Are, including “I Need You” and “Freedom.”
Expiration Date: Nov. 11, 2022


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