It's rare to see a marked absence of franchise IPs in our weekly streaming recaps, but this weekend's arrivals are a refreshingly quirky bunch.

With the exception of the now-renamed Kardashians returning to Hulu, each of the new movies and TV shows listed below are not sequels or spin-offs. From Netflix's latest horror thriller Pick or Die to Amazon's mysterious Outer Range TV series, there are plenty of untold stories to enjoy this weekend.

So, without further ado, here are the seven biggest new movies and TV shows available to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, and more in the days ahead.

Choose or Die (Netflix)

Sex Education star Asa Butterfield returns to Netflix this weekend with Choose or Die, a unique-looking horror thriller from debut director Toby Meakins.

The film follows Kayla (Iola Evans), a broke college student who, along with her friend Isaac (Butterfield), discovers an obscure computer game from the 1980s that promises anyone who wins it a €100,000 prize. Naturally, though, the challenge is far from Kirby, and the pair are soon forced to choose between increasingly dire scenarios in order to survive.

Eddie Marsan and Robert Englund also star in Choose or Die, which seems tailor-made for fans of the equally awful Saw series. Not for the picky eaters, we imagine.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

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At first glance, Dune and Marvel movie star Josh Brolin returns to his roots in No Country for Old Men in the Outer Range.

The latest series of thrillers from Prime Video suit Brolin's Royal Abbott, a luttant eleveur pour sa terre dans le Wyoming que découvre un mystère surnaturel – avec un peu d'aide de la vagabonde curieuse Autumn (Imogen Poots) – que se cache dans the desert.

Critics compared Outer Range to Paramount's excellent Yellowstone series, with its intriguing mystery and morally complex characters two of its best selling points. Two episodes are available to stream now, and the other six will arrive in batches of three over the next three Fridays.

Now available to stream on Prime Video.

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Anatomy of a Scandal (Netflix)

The first of many upcoming Netflix projects from Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelley is a star-studded adaptation of Sarah Vaughan's best-selling novel Anatomy of a Scandal.

Like Big Little Lies before it, this six-episode show once again tells the story of an alleged sexual assault and the trauma suffered by its survivors. Rupert Friend plays James, a Westminster politician accused of raping his assistant (Naomi Scott's Olivia), whose wife (Sienna Miller) is totally convinced of his innocence. But prosecutor Kate (Michelle Dockery) is determined to prove otherwise.

You'll be forgiven for dismissing this synopsis as standard contemporary dramatic fare, but Kelley, along with co-writer Melissa James Gibson (House of Cards), has a reputation for subverting expectations to award-winning effect.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

The First Lady (Showtime Anytime)

Viola Davis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gillian Anderson lead the star-studded cast of Showtime's The First Lady, which chronicles the personal and political lives of three women who took on the leading role at different times in American history.

Davis stars as Michelle Obama, Pfeiffer stars as Betty Ford and Anderson stars as Eleanor Roosevelt, alongside OT Fagbenle, Aaron Eckhart and Kiefer Sutherland as their respective husbands, in this 10-episode drama series, entirely directed by Susanne Bier (The Undoing). .

Critics haven't been too kind to this one so far (one outlet called the series a "woeful waste of three wonderful actresses"), but The First Lady nonetheless looks like an important showcase of women often overlooked by the White House. . UK audiences will have to wait to see it on Paramount Plus later this year.

Available to stream on Showtime anytime starting Sunday.

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Kardashian (Hulu, Disney Plus)

Love them or hate them, the Kardashian-Jenner family knows how to spin a reality series.

In spite of! to Hulu and rebranding from its old title, The Kardashians stays true to form by delving into the personal lives of sisters Kourtney, Kim and Khloé (and their stepsisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner). As usual, the episodes will also feature the girls' partners and children, meaning viewers can expect to hear Travis Barker for the first time in this new season.

New episodes of The Kardashians will hit Hulu in the US every Thursday, while UK viewers can expect to find their weekly dose of domestic drama on Disney Plus at the same time.

Now available to stream on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.

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Roar (Apple TV Plus)

After the success of Severance and CODA in recent months, Apple is on a roll when it comes to producing high-quality entertainment, and it hopes that it will continue with the new drama series Roar.

Based on the best-selling novel by Cecelia Ahern and written by GLOW creators Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, this dark comedy anthology explores, in Apple's words, "the feminine experiences many women have but rarely talk about." ». Stars including Nicole Kidman, Cynthia Erivo, Issa Rae, and Alison Brie direct the individual episodes of the series, which critics have described as "bold" and "imaginative."

New Apple TV Plus series typically air their episodes weekly, but all eight Roar entries are now available to stream all at once.

Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.

Not So Pretty (HBO Max)

In a refreshing turn of events, our selection of this weekend's new documentaries comes from HBO Max instead of Netflix.

Written and directed by On the Record filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, Not So Pretty goes behind the curtain on the billion-dollar cosmetics, beauty and personal care industry, exposing its often unethical working conditions and its huge environmental footprint.

All four 30-minute parts are available to stream now on HBO Max in the US, while those in the UK can find Not So Pretty on Sky and Now TV.

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