A month of blockbusters and long-awaited new seasons
As summer schedules kick off in earnest in June, streaming platforms are packing new shows and movies onto their rosters to anticipate broadened viewing hours: long-awaited returns of popular series like Black Mirror, The Bear and The Righteous Gemstones, and buzzy new shows like The Walking Dead: Dead City, I’m a Virgo and The Idol. A slate of documentaries (Loudmouth, Arnold and Stan Lee) offer fresh looks at cultural icons, and Tom Holland, Idris Elba and Anna Kendrick play gripping dramatic roles in The Crowded Room, Hijack and Alice Darling. A slate of new reality shows brings new perspective to the ordinary: Robert Downey Jr. plays with eco-friendly muscle cars in Downey’s Dream Cars, and Unchained shows the muddy reality behind the Tour de France, road rash and all. Read on to discover the biggest new titles from major streamers this month:
Arnold (June 7) – On the heels of his new action series FUBAR, hulking multi-hyphenate Arnold Schwarzenegger narrates a new three-part series about his kaleidoscopic life as an athlete, actor, producer/director, politician and entrepreneur. The former governor of California gives context and insight into his spartan childhood in Austria, his journey from the bodybuilding stage to the Hollywood stage, and the unsinkable mindset that led him to diversify his interests after becoming a film star. And as the successes and failures rolled in, Schwarzenegger dug deep to keep himself motivated. “My vision was climbing that mountain,” he says. “If you’re always hungry, you’re never really satisfied.” The three-part series is directed by Lesley Chilcott (An Inconvenient Truth) and executive produced by Allen Hughes (The Defiant Ones).
Black Mirror Season 6 (June 15) – The enigmatic show that became a cult hit for its unpredictable format is promising a season unlike any before it, with creator Charlie Brooker teasing a major pivot. “We’ve got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do, to stretch the parameters of what ‘a Black Mirror episode’ even is. The stories are all still tonally Black Mirror through-and-through — but with some crazy swings and more variety than ever before.” The meta-mystery surrounding its release is keeping fans in suspense, but the trailer offers a disorienting tunnel-of-terror ride through several unsettling vignettes. This season’s stars down the rabbit hole include Aaron Paul, Annie Murphy, Ben Barnes, Daniel Portman, Himesh Patel, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Rob Delaney, Rory Culkin, Salma Hayek Pinault and Zazie Beetz.
Human Resources Season 2 (June 9) – Human Resources, an animated workplace comedy spinning off the popular Big Mouth (just renewed for its own sixth season), is back for another raunchy season following the mischievous monsters that help their pre-teen human clients navigate the baffling emotions of puberty. Maury and Connie the Hormone Monsters (Nick Kroll and Maya Rudolph), Pete the Logic Rock (Randall Park), Shame Wizard (Daniel Thewlis), and Emmy and Rochelle the Love Bugs (Aidy Bryant and Keke Palmer) are back to serve up the fart jokes, musical numbers, and plenty of awkward chaos as they navigate their charges through the transitional horrors of early adulthood and beyond. Season 2 will feature Miley Cyrus, Eugene Levy, and Isabella Rossellini along with guest appearances from Niecy Nash-Betts and Sam Richardson. Fan-favorite guest stars from season one will also make a comeback including Hugh Jackman, Thandiwe Newton, Jemaine Clement, Rosie Perez, Maria Bamford, Bobby Cannavale and Henry Winkler.
Tour de France: Unchained Season 1 (June 7) – A blistering new documentary brings audiences along on a 12-speed thrill ride from the dirty guts of the Tour de France, the most challenging bicycle race in the world. A group of determined athletes chase the yellow jersey over 23 days and 2,000 grueling miles, with GoPros, dashcams and stunning race footage offering a gritty view of the physical and emotional rollercoaster of high-performance sport. From the blood and glory of the track to the second-hand tension of trainers and teams watching the drama unfold, Unchained offers an adrenal rush of muddy wrecks, come-from-behind victories, and elite sportsmen pushed to their very limit for the ultimate two-wheeled crown.
The Witcher Season 3 Volume 1 (June 29)
Extraction 2 (June 16)
Never Have I Ever Season 4 (June 8)
Manifest Season 4 Part 2 (June 2)
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The Bear Season 2 (June 22) – Fine dining chef Carmy is running his family’s Chicago sandwich shop after his brother’s suicide, struggling to cope with the woes of small business ownership, a stubborn kitchen staff, and broken family relationships alongside his own grief and guilt. As Carmy fights to transform the shop and himself, his rough, chaotic kitchen crew becomes his family. Season two will feature more growing pains as the culinary team works to make over their grimy sandwich joint into a next-level spot. As they deal with mold, construction, red tape and menu planning, the crew face transformational journeys of their own, pushing relational boundarie to unite for a new purpose. “It’s not a reopening,” tweeted the show’s official page. “It’s a rebirth.”
Flamin’ Hot (June 9) – The spicy story of one of America’s favorite snacks gets a controversial retelling in Eva Longoria’s directorial debut. Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia, Narcos: Mexico) is a Frito-Lays janitor who “disrupted the food industry by channeling his Mexican-American heritage to turn Flamin’ Hot Cheetos from a snack into an iconic global pop culture phenomenon.” Montañez reportedly dreamed up the spicy Cheeto while mopping floors at a Rancho Cucamonga Frito-Lays plant and overcame corporate obstacles to pitch his idea, eventually rising to a marketing executive role. But multiple sources including employees and the food giant’s own internal investigation deny Montañez’s involvement with the snack’s development, advising that a group of food experts dreamed up the ruby-dusted cronchers at Frito-Lay in 1989. But if facts don’t support the urban legend, it still makes for a tangy mops-to-Maseratis story.
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 16 two-episode Premiere (June 8) – The gang’s narcissistic shenanigans have made the show the longest-running live action comedy in American television history, and they’re going to their new home on Hulu through at least season 18. Philadelphia’s nuttiest bar crew stays relevant because their personality disorders evolve along with the country’s broader cultural shifts, and this season they’re facing crises that seem copy/pasted from 2023’s messed up headlines: gun control, inflation, international relations, gender issues. Mac battles with allergies and long-distance dating, Charlie takes on his long-forgotten sisters, Dee fights for women’s athletics, Frank faces off with Russia, and Dennis struggles to improve his mental health. Will fifteen years of degeneracy and scheming catch up with them as they contend with the fresh turmoil of the present?
Stars on Mars Season 1 (June 6) – William Shatner is helming a cosmically kooky unscripted series that sees adventurous celebrities trade in their possessions, status and glamorous lifestyles on Earth for a summer on “Mars.” The crew will live, eat, sleep, and strategize in the same space station with the goal to colonize, compete and conquer the red planet until there is just one “celebronaut” left standing. Ronda Rousey, Lance Armstrong, Ariel Winter, Marshawn Lynch and Tallulah Willis are among the brave space travelers while Shatner serves as Mission Control, delivering interstellar tasks throughout the journey.
Infinity Pool (June 23)
The Full Monty Season 1 (June 14)
The Wonder Years Season 2 premiere (June 15)
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I’m a Virgo Season 1 (June 23) – Filmmaker Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You) elevates the coming-of-age genre by embarking on a larger-than-life joyride with Cootie, a 13-foot-tall young Black man who escapes from his cloistered home life to experience the beauty and contradictions of the real world. He finds friendships and love, navigates awkward situations, and meets his idol, a literal superhero played by Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight). When They See Us Emmy winner Jharrel Jerome stars in the seven-episode dark comedythat’s created, written, directed and executive produced by Riley. The cast also includes Brett Gray (Star Trek: Prodigy), Kara Young (The Punisher), Allius Barnes (PEN15), Olivia Washington (Breaking) and Mike Epps (The Upshaws).
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan Season 4 (June 30) – After stopping World War III in Europe, Jack is on his most dangerous mission yet: ferreting out corruption that goes all the way to the White House. Thus begins the fourth and final season of a show that gives subtlety short shrift in favor of slap-piling every international spy cliché into a sloppy plot lasagna. Internal corruption threatening the country! A drug cartel teaming up with a terrorist organization! Black ops and CIA conspiracies that make Jack doubt the system he fights to protect! The plot thickens with reports that Michael Peña, who joins the cast this season as CIA agent Domingo “Ding” Chavez, may star in a spinoff that may be in the early planning stages–but the future of the Tom Clancy franchise is as cloak-and-dagger as its overripe storyline.
The Lake Season 2 (June 30) – The touching comedy set in Northern Ontario returns with a sophomore season of mixed-family drama and several new faces on the lake. Justin (Jordan Gavaris) and local Riley (Travis Nelson) decide to make their relationship official, but their plans go up in flames along with the beloved boathouse. Justin sets out to prove his innocence, rebuild the heart of the lake, and win back the man he loves. Meanwhile, Maisy-May (Julia Stiles) is dealing with a wildfire of her own: the return of her mother Mimsy, played by Lauren Holly, who claims she’s dying and wants to spend her final summer with her family on the lake. Billie (Madison Shamoun) returns for a one-week vacation, but her plans change after a series of electric encounters stir up conflicting feelings.
Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets (June 3) – The Duggars ruled the multiple-birth reality craze of the late aughts, building their brood and their brand with religious zeal. A new 4-part docuseries promises to expose the twisted dynamics of the mega-family and the radically controversial organization behind them: The Institute in Basic Life Principles (IBLP). Directors Olivia Crist and Julia Willoughby Nason delve into the Duggar kids’ upbringing, the influence of their religious background, and behind-the-scenes facts about how the previous shows were filmed. Friends, family members and former IBLP members offer an in-depth look into how the group functioned and impacted the children who grew up with its teachings.
Deadloch (June 3)
There’s Something Wrong with the Children (June 12)
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The Idol Season 1 (June 4) – The Weeknd’s controversial new series with Lily-Rose Depp is being billed as a darker, more risqué twist on co-creator Sam Levinson’s previous project Euphoria. But with accusations of pushing gratuitous nudity and general skeeviness haunting the Euphoria set, anonymous sources are whispering to news outlets that The Idol is nothing more than ante-upped “torture porn.” The show has already gone through a very public creative pivot when director and executive producer Amy Seimetz and actor Suzanna Son left the project after multiple episodes had already been shot. The six-episode first season will follow a music diva (Depp) trying to battle back to the top of the charts after suffering a nervous breakdown that canceled her last tour. To do so, she starts working with a slimy self-help guru (The Weeknd) — and leader of a modern cult — who may or may not have her best interests at heart.
Downey’s Dream Cars (June 22) – Self-proclaimed “gearhead” Robert Downey Jr. teams up with experts and top-tier automotive technology to make classic car restoration more environmentally sustainable in a binge-watchable series that builds off the actor’s infectious adoration of vintage cars. “The cars of the 60’s and 70’s just make your heart beat a little faster,” he says. “I engaged the best and brightest minds to evaluate, educate, elevate, and decarbonize these vehicles in a way that demonstrates the limitless potential of creative problem-solving.” With his signature deadpan wit and boyish excitement, Downey and co. will restore six classic cars from Robert’s collection to make them more eco-friendly, while preserving their power and style.
The Righteous Gemstones Season 3 (June 17) – Danny McBride’s absurdist megachurch comedy is back with a long-awaited third season that promises fresh chaos and a deep dive into the origins of the Gemstone family. When patriarch celebrity pastor Eli Gemstone’s (John Goodman) old life of crime catches up to him, the spoiled Gemstone children finally get their wish to take control of the church empire. And with the family breaking ground at a new resort, getting involved in the NASCAR circuit, and facing a new preacher threatening their reign, immature siblings Jesse (McBride), Judy (Edi Patterson) and Kelvin (Adam Devine) discover that leadership is harder than they imagined. Walter Goggins is back as televangelist Baby Billy and Steve Zahn joins this season’s cast as a gun-toting fundamentalist.
And Just Like That Season 2 (June 22)
Awkwafina is Nora from Queens Season 3 (June 15)
John Early: Now More Than Ever (June 18)
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World’s Best (June 23) 12-year-old math genius Prem Patel is dealing with the pitfalls of school and adolescence when he finds out that his dead father was a famous rapper– and immediately sets out to become a rap superstar. In spite of the backlash from his mother and peers, Prem is empowered by imaginative music-fueled fantasies where he performs with his dad, determined to find out if hip-hop truly is in his DNA. The sweet, creative tale is co-written, co-executive produced and starring Utkarsh Ambudkar (Free Guy), who co-wrote the film’s original songs. The film is also produced by Hamilton director Thomas Kail, with an appearance by Doug E. Fresh.
Stan Lee (June 16) – After celebrating what would have been Stan Lee’s 100th birthday last September, Marvel Studios teamed with acclaimed director David Gelb on the official documentary about Stan “The Man” Lee and his rise to stardom in the world of comic books and pop culture. Tracing Lee’s life from his youth in New York as Stanley Lieber to the evolution of Marvel Comics, the film tells the inspiring story of the creator’s life, career, and superhero legacy in his own words through personal archive material.
Secret Invasion (June 21) – Samuel L. Jackson steps back into the role of Nick Fury in Marvel’s new series set in the present day MCU. When Fury learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls, he joins allies Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and rebel Skrull Talos (Ben Mendelhson) who has made a life for himself on Earth with his daughter G’iah (Emilia Clarke). Together they must navigate danger and wildcard characters like old M16 ally Sonya (Olivia Colman) and Avenger James Rhodes (Don Cheadle) in a race against time to thwart the imminent invasion and save humanity.
Avatar: The Way of Water (June 7)
The Making of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (June 14)
Home Improvement Seasons 1-8 (June 28)
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The Crowded Room (June 9) – This 10-episode psychological thriller follows Danny (Tom Holland), who is arrested for his part in a shooting in New York City in the summer of 1979. Danny unveils his life through a series of interviews with interrogator Rya Goodwin (Amanda Seyfried), and slowly details his mysterious past that led him to the fateful incident. As Danny reckons with his history, he encounters pivotal moments that ultimately lead him to uncover a life-altering revelation. Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind) created the series. Also starring alongside Holland are Emmy Rossum, Sasha Lane, Will Chase, and Jason Isaacs.
Swagger Season 2 (June 23) – The critically-acclaimed sports drama returns for a second season, based on the life of Kevin Durant as he rose up through high school leagues to become one of the best basketball players in the world. The series focuses on the politics and pressure of the youth basketball circuit, including the players, coaches, and families involved. As the athletes enter their senior year, they must navigate a maze of challenges as they vie for a national high school championship — while an accusation of violence against the players threatens everything.
Hijack (June 28) – Idris Elba is Sam Nelson, an experienced corporate negotiator aboard a London-bound flight that a terrorist cell has hjiacked. As plane fuel dwindles and counter-terrorism specialists on the ground work to intercept the plane, Sam must play a delicate game with negotiators, passengers and hijackers, using his professional skills in a high-risk strategy to save everyone onboard. The seven-episode series is created by George Kay (Lupin), directed by Jim Field Smith (Criminal) and executive produced by Elba himself.
The Snoopy Show Season 3 (June 9)
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The Lottery: The Legend of the Mexican Dream (June 27) – Inspired by the gobsmacking true story of the theft of multi-million dollar Mexican lottery prize la Corazonada in 2012, the movie follows the desperate actions of seven lottery officials who use clever television editing techniques to pull off the biggest fraud in Mexico’s history. With ambition far exceeding their criminal intelligence, the employees managed to steal 160 million pesos ($10 million at the time) before their arrest a few weeks later.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 2 (June 15) – The classic sci-fi franchise continues into infinity as SNW focuses on Captain Pike (Anson Mount), Science Officer Spock (Ethan Peck), and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) in the years before Captain Kirk led the USS Enterprise, as they explore new worlds around the galaxy. Season 2 features callbacks to original series plotlines and includes a crossover special episode featuring both live-action and animation. Tawny Newsome and Jack Quaid joining the crew as Ensigns, with the return of special guest star Paul Wesley as James T. Kirk and new addition Carol Kane in the recurring role of Pelias.
Destination: European Nights (June 6) – An original 5-part documentary series follows soccer journalist and CBS sports analyst Guillem Balagué in his months-long travels across Europe during the the world’s most prestigious annual soccer tournament, the UEFA Champions League. From Scotland to Israel to Finland to Georgia, Balagué offers an exclusive and intimate look behind the scenes: pitch side, in family homes, or meeting local heroes in the places that define their towns and fandom, viewers get unique access and insight to the scenes and players that provide the genius, drama and thrills that make the UEFA Champions League.
Joe Pickett Season 2 (June 4)
Bruce Springsteen Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run (June 15)
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Based on a True Story (June 8) – Realtor Ava (Kaley Cuoco) and her former tennis star husband (Chris Messina) find themselves out of work and strapped for cash just as they’re expecting a new baby. But when a local serial killer hits close to home, true crime junkie Ava sees an opportunity to launch a lucrative podcast of their own — and use the show to figure out which one of their friends might be the murderer. The comedic thriller about amateur suburbanites getting over their heads and poking fun at America’s obsession with true crime is co-executive produced by Jason Bateman and also stars Natalia Dyer (Stranger Things).
Shooting Stars (June 1) – The film adaptation of LeBron James and Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger’s book tells the origin story of how James and his childhood friends became the top high school team in the nation and launched the Laker superstar’s career. After their high school coach threatens to separate the “Fab 4,” the athletes cause an uproar when they all transfer to a predominately white Catholic school to play varsity basketball on the same team. Meanwhile their new coach (Dermot Mulroney), a former college coach seeking redemption, recruits the group’s former rival (Sterling “Scoot” Henderson), stirring up old conflicts.Marquis “Mookie” Cook stars as a young LeBron James in the 1990s, while his three best friends are played by Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things), Avery S. Wills Jr. (Swagger), and Khalil Everage (Cobra Kai).
Renfield (June 9) – This satiricial monster adaptation retools the classic bloodsucking tale along modern narratives of workplace grievances, personality disorders and self-help paradigms: Renfield (Nicholas Hoult, Mad Max: Fury Road), the tortured aide to his narcissistic boss, Dracula (Nicholas Cage), is forced to procure his master’s prey and do his every bidding. Hiding out in an abandoned hospital in New Orleans after an attack on the Count, Renfield finds himself at a career crossroads: after centuries of servitude, he’s ready to see if there’s a life outside the shadow of the Prince of Darkness. His new task, and possibly his most difficult: figure out how to end their toxic, codependent relationship with the help of his 12-step group. Also stars Brandon Scott Jones, Awkwafina and Ben Schwartz.
Guns n’ Roses: America’s Most Dangerous Band (June 19)
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Outlander Season 7 (June 16) – The time-hopping historical drama brings romance, danger and political tensions to a boil in its seventh and penultimate season. Following the harrowing events of season six, Jamie races to save Claire from the gallows before she’s tried and wrongfully convicted for the murder of Malva Christie, but the beginning of The American Revolution complicates their mission. As British institutions crumble in the face of armed rebellion, the land the Frasers call home is changing – and in order to protect what they’ve built, the Frasers must navigate the perils of the Revolutionary War. But as the conflict draws them out of North Carolina and into the heart of the fight for independence, the family faces impossible decisions that may tear them apart.
Alice, Darling (June 28) – A powerful performance by Anna Kendrick elevates this drama about a woman pushed to the breaking point in her psychologically abusive relationship. Alice (Kendrick) lies to her controlling boyfriend Simon about a work trip, instead going on a much-needed vacation with her friends. At the lake, Alice’s torment becomes apparent and her pals help her gain some perspective and find herself again. But when Simon shows up out of nowhere and tries to re-exert dominance over her life, Alice must confront the twisted dynamic that’s cost her so much. Kendrick, generally known for comedic roles in Pitch Perfect and Trolls, has begun to hone her dramatic chops more recently in films like The Stowaway and A Simple Favor.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (June 1)
Steve Jobs (June 1)
Run the World Season 2 (new episodes June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)
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S.O.G.: The Book of Ward (June 2) – This intimate documentary chronicles the unconventional rise of one of boxing’s most private champions, Andre Ward. The undefeated five-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist reveals a deeply personal account of his journey from a turbulent childhood in Oakland, California through the pressures of world championship expectations and ultimately to the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Ward overcame challenges like substance abuse, parental loss, drug dealing and teen pregnancy to defy the odds and silence his critics — ultimately retiring from the sport at 33.
The Inspection (June 1) – A young gay Black man (Jeremy Pope) with few options for his future decides to join the Marines, willing to do whatever it takes to prove himself to his estranged mother and suceed in a system that would otherwise cast him aside. But even as he battles deep-seated prejudice and the rigors of basic training, he finds unexpected support in the military community, giving him a hard-won sense of belonging that shapes his identity and forever changes his life. Directed by Elegance Bratton in a deeply moving retelling of his own life story, the film also stars Gabrielle Union and Bokeem Woodbine.
Loudmouth (June 16) – Directed by Josh Alexander, Loudmouth is definitive look at the life and battles of the pastoral prodigy turned spiritual leader and activist Reverend Al Sharpton. Featuring commentary from former President Barack Obama, James Brown, Reverend Jesse Jackson and Senator Chuck Schumer, the documentary paints an intimate portrait of a sometimes-controversial civil rights figure. Along with his history in the public eye, the good and the bad, the film offers behind the scenes insight into Sharpton’s experience as a presidential candidate advisor and racial justice advocate during the volatile climate of 2020.
Dangerous Game: The Legacy Murders (June 15)
Ghosts of Beirut Season finale (June 9)
Muriel’s Wedding (June 1)
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The Walking Dead: Dead City — Season 1 (June 15) – Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) make an unlikely team in the newest Walking Dead spinoff set in a post-apocalyptic Manhattan cut off from the mainland and rotten with zombies, of course. The crumbling city is full of the dead and denizens who have made New York City their own world full of anarchy, beauty, and danger. Maggie is still hesitant to trust Negan after he murdered her husband in the seventh season of The Walking Dead–even after Negan’s redemptive actions in the series finale. But as the years pass, they must put their differences aside to survive in the Big Apple, where they must contend with both walkers and those who live there.
Cannes Confidential (June 26) – The fizzy romantic crime series follows idealistic underdog detective Camille (Lucie Lucas) and charming conman Harry (Jamie Bamber), who wind up solving crimes together on the French Riviera by chance. The pair, each with their own motives, enter an unlikely and surprisingly successful—crime-fighting partnership, which sees them solve a murder case in each close-ended episode. Their blooming relationship is complicated by Camille’s colleague Lea, but the main story arc focuses on the main character’s quest to find the criminals who framed her father, a local-hero police officer who went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
Holistic Detective Agency Season 1&2 (June 14)
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