Are you that person who binge-watched Stranger Things Season 4 in one night, and are now scrolling through the multiple options on Netflix wondering what to watch next? So much so that you forgot about your lunch and now have to go heat it all over again. Yeah, don’t be that person. Instead, just scroll through this list of all the new shows and films releasing on OTT platforms in the first half of June.
While we enjoy watching Adam Sandler in comedy films and rom-coms, it is always refreshing to see the actor play serious roles. Hustle is a film that sees the star play a struggling basketball coach who discovers a talented player with a rocky past abroad and takes it upon himself to bring him to the States to showcase his talent, despite his team’s disapproval. Against the odds, they have one final shot to prove they have what it takes to make it in the NBA. The trailer seems gripping and inspiring–enough to add it to your June watchlist.
Streaming on June 8 on Netflix
Get ready to watch JLo’s upcoming documentary that offers an intimate peak into what it takes to be a global icon today. Titled Halftime in a nod to her age (she’s 52), the documentary “serves as the kickoff to the second half of Lopez’s life, as she lays bare her evolution as a Latina, a mother, and an artist, taking agency in her career and using her voice for a greater purpose.” The icon reflects on her career trajectory and the pressures that come with it whether it’s with respect to her on-screen performances in film, on-stage acts in the world, the Super Bowl halftime show or the recent presidential inauguration.
Streaming on June 14 on Netflix
3. Peaky Blinders Season 6
UK fans were lucky to have watched the sixth season of Peaky Blinders before anyone else in the world. The show had released there on BBC. But now, the final season makes a return for many other regions including India through Netflix. It picks up from where it left off, with Tommy being in a very dark place. The show jumps forward four years to 1933, putting your favourite characters in new situations that are as tense, suspenseful, and captivating as the previous seasons. While Peaky Blinders does end as a show, its creator Steven Knight has confirmed that the story will conclude in the form of a movie.
Streaming on June 10 on Netflix
The Spanish series revolves around the story of a rising politician whose career is jeopardised when a secretly recorded video of her sex life is leaked to the public. What follows is the lives of four women who are compelled to walk the fine line between what belongs in public and private life. The show also attempts to showcase how today, your life can change in seconds just with a click of a button.
Streaming on Netflix on June 10
5. Surviving Summer
Fall in love with summer and surfing with this new teen drama. The plot? After getting expelled twice, Brooklyn teen Summer Torres is sent to live with family friends in a small town in Australia. Initially, she hates it there, but over time, she begins to like the town, its people and surfing.
Streaming on Netflix on June 3
6. As The Crow Flies
If you loved the popular Turkish drama Black And White Love featuring Birce Akalay and İbrahim Çelikkol, then you’ll be glad to know that the duo make a comeback in this thrilling series. The official synopsis reads, “A young fan manoeuvres her way into a seasoned anchor’s newsroom but soon confronts the dark side of ambition, envy and the desire to be seen”. It mainly showcases the power struggle between intern Asli Tuna (Miray Duner) and a well-known news anchor Lale Kiran (Akalay) who work in the same news channel. In a bid to prove herself in the organization, Asli goes to fair and unfair lengths to bring down her former idol and current nemesis Kiran.
Streaming on Netflix on June 3
7. Ms. Marvel
The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is set to introduce its first Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan (played by Iman Vellani) in the upcoming series, Ms. Marvel. Kamala, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American teen is an avid gamer and a huge fan of the Avengers, particularly Captain Marvel. Despite being a great student, she feels like an outsider in school and at home. But one day, she gets superpowers similar to her idol and things change for the better.
Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar on June 8
8. 9 Hours
Prison break stories aren’t an unfamiliar concept, but the new Telugu suspense thriller is an exception and one that will keep your interest intact till the end. The plot? Three inmates escape jail just before their roll call to execute a robbery and have to ensure they’re back in 9 hours for their next roll call. A plan like that is sure to have twists and turns, and things only get chaotic when cops get involved. So will their mission be a success? You’ll have to watch and find out.
Currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar
9. The Boys Season 3
The Boys centres around a group of vigilantes set out to take down superheroes gone rogue. The trailer of season three hints that Homelander (Antony Starr) is subdued. Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) works for the government under Hughie’s (Jack Quaid) supervision, but both are keen to eager this new era of peace and quiet. So when The Boys learn of a mysterious Anti-Supe weapon, it sends them crashing into the Seven (a group of seven superheroes who use their power and influence to gain fame and glory, and the rival group of the Boys), starting a war, and chasing the legend of the first Superhero, Soldier Boy (Jensen Ackles).
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video on June 3
10. Fairfax Season 2
The adult animated comedy series reunion for a second season. The show follows the lives of four middle school best friends who are on their quest for popularity in LA’s Fairfax Avenue.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video on June 10
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