As the sun settles overhead, laziness becomes second nature to us all. With new shows at our fingertips, we find ourselves sprawled in front of the television with an ice-cold drink and a bowl of popcorn in hand. However, one culprit always threatens to ruin this picture-perfect moment: the indecisive clicking of the remote. So, whether you’re currently in need of a show to binge-watch the heat away or just desperate for a clever excuse to continue paying those endless monthly subscriptions, we’ve got your back! Here are 6 new shows and films to stream this June.
Hansal Mehta and Mrunmayee Lagoo Waikul’s Netflix original Scoop is a slow-burning sensation. Adapted from Jigna Vora’s memoir Behind Bars in Byculla: My Days in Prison, the plot spotlights journalist Jagruti Pathak (Karishma Tanna) as she navigates the cobwebs of crime that entangle the city of Mumbai. Caught between the crossfire of Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan’s gangster empires, Pathak is hell-bent on capturing her story and immortalizing it within the prism of her newspaper, come what may. The question, however, continues to linger: how long before the chaser becomes the chased?
Currently streaming on Netflix
2. Never Have I Ever Season 4
With three seasons under its skin, Never Have I Ever is back for a bright, bold and frankly, banging ending! As the show arrives at its crescendo, Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) weaves together humor, angst and vulnerability into this final rollercoaster ride. Juggling an Indian-American identity with a love-quadrilateral, this coming-of-age story brings life to the topsy-turvy teenage experience. As the air at Sherman Oaks High crackles with heartthrobs and heartbreaks, Devi is bound to be caught between a rock and a hard place, once again. This time around, however, we’re counting on it!
Streaming on Netflix on June 8
3. The Crowded Room
Playing on the tenets of a period psychological thriller, The Crowded Room is a masterstroke by creator Akiva Goldsman. In the aftermath of a New York City shooting, Danny Sullivan is detained and questioned; only, his memory has blank spots. Adapted from Daniel Keyes’ The Minds of Billy Milligan, the star-studded cast depicts Amanda Seyfried’s Rya Goodwin unveiling the life of Danny Sullivan, a convict played — with a sheer sense of grit, grime and above all, grunge — by Tom Holland. As recollections unfold through a series of interviews, the story behind Danny’s memory unravels. Until then, we wait with bated breath.
Streaming on Apple TV+ on June 9
4. Bloody Daddy
An edge-of-the-seat action thriller, Bloody Daddy by filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar is an adaptation of the French movie Sleepless Night (2011). In the afterglow of Farzi, Shahid Kapoor is floodlit with assassin-esque swiftness as he embodies NCB officer Sumair, tasked with dismantling the druglords of Gurgaon. As Sumair embarks on a breathtaking odyssey through the underbelly of his city, the night is shadowed by treason, loss and copious amounts of cocaine.
Streaming on JioCinema on June 9
5. Flamin’ Hot
Take your everyday, run-of-the-mill rags-to-riches story and flip it on its head; this is the unofficial logline of Eva Longoria’s Flamin’ Hot. The stellar ensemble of Jesse Garcia, Annie Gonzalez, Dennis Haysbert and Tony Shalhoub breathes life into the tantalising saga of Richard Montañez. This autobiographical comedy-drama tells the tale of a janitor-turned-legend who sets the food world ablaze with his invention of the mouth-watering masterpiece, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. It might sound cheesy, but trust us, once you taste the heat, you “can’t eat just one!”
Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and Hulu on June 9
6. Black Mirror Season 6
Charlie Brooker’s dystopian anthology series is back with a vengeance! A treasure trove of enthralling experiences, Black Mirror’s sixth installment is the “most unpredictable, unclassifiable and unexpected season yet.” With celebrated actors occupying the screen-space and conjuring mind-bending plotlines, this season promises to deliver “twisted tales that span eras and terrors,” stretching the elasticity of our imagination to no end. Melt into this bleak realism, and we promise that you will feel the reverberations long after the credits roll.
Streaming on Netflix on June 15