Here comes the sun, as June finally arrives on our horizons, bringing with it hot weather, blue skies, the cheerful promise of lounging out on the grass for hours on end – and also, no end of excuses to stay indoors, thanks to Netflix.
The streaming giant’s about to enjoy a dark month of dystopia, with Black Mirror returning for a fifth season and new Indian thriller Leila both arriving – not to mention the third season of Brazilian series 3%, Season 2 of German drama Dark and the sophomore outing from warped cop series Happy.
Happier things are on the way too, though, from Jon Favreau’s The Chef Show and Creed II to the reprisal of Tales of the City and the reboot of Shaft. Also revived is the resurrected Designated Survivor, once cancelled by ABC. A clutch of BBC favourites are on the way too, including Black Earth Rising and Blue Planet II. And, last but not least, there’s the final ever outing for one Jessica Jones…
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in June 2019:
Arthdal Chronicles – 1st June
Arthdal Chronicles depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth. The storyline of Arthdal Chronicles is centered around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth. Eunseom relentlessly fights to protect his own tribe and has strong protective instincts. Tagon is very charismatic and most talented, yet overwhelmingly dangerous. Tanya is the successor of Wahan Tribe clan mother, who realizes her destiny to protect her own people against other powerful tribes. Taealha is the most beautiful lady in Arthdal, and has the strongest desire for power.
Oh, Ramona! – 1st June
Awkward 16-year-old Andrei is infatuated with his alluring but aloof schoolmate Ramona — until he meets stunning hotel clerk Anemona while on vacation.
Spider-Man: Homecoming – 3rd June
Tom Holland slings webs like he was born to do it in this hugely entertaining superhero flick.
Malibu Rescue: The Series – 3rd June
On the heels of Junior Rescue training, Team Flounder returns to brave the beach in a series of thrilling saves and lighthearted laughs.
Black Mirror: Season 5 – 5th June
A cab driver with an agenda becomes the centre of attention on a day that rapidly spirals out of control. Two estranged college friends reunite in later life, triggering a series of events that could alter their lives forever. A lonely teenager yearns to connect with her favourite pop star, whose charmed existence isn’t quite as rosy it appears… Charlie Brooker’s dystopian tech anthology returns for three new tales.
Happy!: Season 2 – 5th June
Newly sober-ish, Nick struggles to be a solid family man during the Easter season even as villains arise that threaten to unloose his personal demons.
Alles ist gut – 6th June
A woman sexually assaulted by her new boss’s brother-in-law tries to move on as if nothing happened, but the night weighs heavily on her mind and body.
The Chef Show – 7th June
Cooking is a journey. And making a meal is about more than just food. It’s about appreciating friends, family and tradition. An opportunity to come together. To learn, to share and to celebrate different flavors, cultures and people. In The Chef Show actor/director Jon Favreau and award-winning Chef Roy Choi reunite after their critically acclaimed film Chef to embark on a new adventure. The two friends experiment with their favorite recipes and techniques, baking, cooking, exploring and collaborating with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and culinary world. From sharing a meal with the Avengers cast in Atlanta, to smoking brisket in Texas with world-renowned pitmaster Aaron Franklin, to honoring the legendary food critic Jonathan Gold in Los Angeles – Favreau and Choi embrace their passion for food, but more importantly their love for bringing people together over a delicious meal.
The Black Godfather – 7th June
An expansive look at the exceptional life and legacy of Clarence Avant, one of the most influential dealmakers in music, entertainment, and politics over the last 60 years.
Rock My Heart – 7th June
A thrill-seeking teenage girl with a heart defect bonds with a rowdy black stallion and fights to ride in a race despite her life-threatening illness.
Elisa & Marcela – 7th June
In 1901 in Galicia, Spain, Elisa Sánchez Loriga adopts a male identity in order to marry another woman, Marcela Gracia Ibeas. Based on true events.
3%: Season 3 – 7th June
Michele creates an idyllic Inland sanctuary that’s open to all, but when a crisis hits, she’s forced to design a selection process of her own.
Tales of the City – 7th June
Returning to San Francisco after a long absence, Mary Ann Singleton reunites with the community of characters at 28 Barbary Lane in Netflix’s continuation of the series based on Armistead Maupin’s novels. Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page star.
Designated Survivor: Season 3 – 7th June
The gloves come off as Kirkman launches his election campaign amidst ethical quandaries, international incidents and a new terrorism threat at home.
I Am Mother – 7th June
In the wake of humanity’s extinction, a teenage girl is raised by a robot designed to repopulate the earth. But their unique bond is threatened when an inexplicable stranger arrives with alarming news.
Pachamama – 7th June
When a sacred statue is taken from his Andean village, a spirited boy who dreams of becoming a shaman goes on a brave mission to get it back.
Super Monsters Monster Pets – 7th June
For big fun, think small! Join the Super Monsters and their adorable new Monster Pets for a series of short and silly animated adventures.
Black Earth Rising – 10th June
As a child, Kate Ashby was rescued from the horrific aftermath of the Rwandan genocide and brought to the UK. But the tragic shadow of her past proves impossible to escape. John Goodman and Michaela Coel star in BBC Two’s complex, thought-provoking drama.
Blue Planet II – 10th June
Already binged through Planet Earth? Get your Attenborough fix with the second season of the BBC’s landmark nature series.
Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese – 12th June
In an alchemic mix of fact and fantasy, Martin Scorsese looks back at Bob Dylan’s 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour and a country ripe for reinvention.
Jinn: Season 1 – 13th June
When a school trip to Petra turns deadly, some students suspect supernatural forces are to blame. Back home, a mysterious boy appears before Mira.
The 3rd Eye 2 – 13th June
Working in an orphanage, Alia meets teen Nadia, who says she hears a strange voice in the walls. When they try to find the source, things go very wrong.
Murder Mystery – 14th June
When a NYC cop finally takes his wife on a long promised European trip, a chance meeting on the flight gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the super yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. When Quince is murdered, they become the prime suspects in a modern day whodunit.
The Alcasser Murders – 14th June
An analytical examination of the investigation into the 1992 murders of three teens from Alcàsser, Spain, a case that profoundly affected the nation.
Unité 42 – 14th June
A widowed cop tapped to lead a special cybercrimes unit teams up with a former hacker to hunt down tech-savvy criminals who are terrorising Belgium.
Leila – 14th June
Leila, from writer and executive producer Urmi Juvekar, based on a book by Prayaag Akbar, tells the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier. Set in the near future, this inventive, boundary-breaking story centres around longing, faith and loss.
Awake: The Million Dollar Game – 14th June
Sleepless for 24 hours, contestants in this comedy game show stumble through challenges both eccentric and mundane for a chance at a $1 million prize.
Charité at War – 14th June
During World War II, the patients and staff at Berlin’s Charité hospital grapple with Nazis, eugenics and euthanasia.
Life Overtakes Me – 14th June
In the grip of trauma, hundreds of refugee children in Sweden withdraw from life’s uncertainties into a coma-like illness called Resignation Syndrome.
The Edge of Democracy – 19th June
A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis – the personal and political fuse to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. Combining unprecedented access to leaders past and present, including Presidents Dilma Rousseff and Lula da Silva, with accounts of her own family’s complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa (ELENA) witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.
Beats – 19th June
A reclusive teenage musical prodigy forms an unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard. United by their mutual love of hip hop, they confront the demons of their past and try to break into Chicago’s music scene.
Ad Vitam – 21st June
In an age of medical technology that allows humans to live forever young, a cop and a rebellious 20-something investigate a mass suicide of seven teens.
Dark: Season 2 – 21st June
As the date for the apocalyptic Last Cycle approaches, Winden’s families discover that they play a critical role in the fate of their world.
Girls Incarcerated: Season 2 – 21st June
A year after Madison Juvenile closed, a new group of girls at LaPorte Juvenile Correctional Facility navigate the challenges of teen life behind bars.
GO! Vive a tu manera: Season 2 – 21st June
Mía tries to discover the truth about her father while also finding success with her singing career. Jealous Lupe’s antics threaten her friendships.
Mr. Iglesias – 21st June
Stand-up phenom Gabriel Iglesias stars in this series as a good-natured high school history teacher who tries to help gifted misfit kids.
Bolívar – 21st June
This dramatization depicts the life — and loves — of Venezuelan leader Simón Bolívar, who helped several countries gain independence from Spain.
La misma sangre – 21st June
The strong family Santiago and Carla have built is challenged when Carla´s mother appears dead after an accident and Santiago suspects that his father-in-law is to blame.
Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil – 21st June
Tension plays the third wheel in this portrait of a couple whose caustic, at times jarring, interactions strain their relationship over a Mumbai evening.
The Confession Tapes: Season 2 – 21st June
They confessed to horrible crimes they claim they never really committed. But why? Four more stories tackle the tricky question.
Answer for Heaven – 27th June
A righteous fallen angel must work and live with a rating-obsessed reporter to investigate crimes in a highly competitive office environment.
Dope: Season 3 – 28th June
Around the world, from Los Angeles to Rotterdam, the war on drugs rages on as users and addicts remain caught in the middle.
The Chosen One – 28th June
Three young doctors sent to a remote village in Pantanal to vaccinate residents find themselves trapped in an isolated community shrouded in secrets.
Exhibit A – 28th June
This true crime series shows how innocent people have been convicted with dubious forensic tools and techniques such as cadaver dogs and touch DNA.
Twelve Forever – 28th June
Twelve-year-old Reggie’s desire to remain a child is so powerful that it opens up a fantasy world where she never has to grow up.
Motown Magic: Season 2 – 28th June
A second season of magic and music following Ben and his friends Angie and Mickey as they discover that creativity can bring vibrancy to their city and important life lessons.
Shaft – 28th June
In this second-generation Shaft saga, the badass detective has been largely absent from his son’s life. But when John Shaft Jr. — an FBI expert in cybersecurity — needs help discovering the truth about his best friend’s death, he turns to his dad.
Creed II – 29th June
DescriptionIn 1985, Russian boxer Ivan Drago killed former U.S. champion Apollo Creed in a tragic match that stunned the world. Against the wishes of trainer Rocky Balboa, Apollo’s son Adonis Johnson accepts a challenge from Drago’s son — another dangerous fighter. Under guidance from Rocky, Adonis trains for the showdown of his life — a date with destiny that soon becomes his obsession. Now, Johnson and Balboa must confront their shared legacy as the past comes back to haunt each man.
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – 30th June
Brad Bird jumps into the director’s chair for this fourth Mission: Impossible outing and the result is like a live-action cartoon, from a finale involving cars to a trick revolving around an iPad and, of course, the bit where Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt hangs off the tallest building in the world in Dubai. The trick to its success? You buy into all of it. The runtime is a little long, but this is one of the best, and most faithful, entries in the TV spin-off franchise.
Glee: The Complete Series – 30th June
Acapella fans and Ryan Murphy fans unite! All seasons of Fox’s musical series about a high school glee club arrive on Netflix for a toe-tapping binge.
Jessica Jones – Date TBC
When Jessica (Krysten Ritter) crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down. But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism, and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.
Trinkets – Date TBC
When three teenage girls from different corners of the high school cafeteria find themselves in the same mandated Shoplifter’s Anonymous meeting, an unlikely friendship forms. Elodie — the grieving misfit, Moe — the mysterious outsider, and Tabitha — the imperfect picture of perfection, will find strength in each other as they negotiate family issues, high school drama and the complicated dilemma of trying to fit in while longing to break out.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in June 2019:
A Royal Affair
Transformers: The Last Knight
What a Girl Wants
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Part 3, Episode 4
Abyss: Season 1, Episode 9
Abyss: Season 1, Episode 10
Miranda Sings Live… Your Welcome
Despicable Me 3
iZombie: Season 5, Episode 6
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Part 3, Episode 5
Abyss: Season 1, Episode 11
Abyss: Season 1, Episode 12
Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot
Abyss: Season 1, Episode 17
iZombie: Season 5, Episode 7
Abyss: Season 1, Episode 18
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Part 3, Episode 6
Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives
iZombie: Season 5, Episode 8
Mike Epps: Only One Mike
Daniel Sosa: Maleducado
Paquita Salas: Season 3
iZombie: Season 5, Episode 9
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