Like clockwork, another slew of new movies and TV shows have hit streaming services to clog up your already stacked watch list for 2022.
This weekend is a particularly unique case, let us remember, as the flagship series, Peaky Blinders season 6, has already aired in some parts of the world. The latest installment of the BBC-produced show began streaming in the UK in February, but has finally made its way to Netflix for overseas audiences to enjoy. Meanwhile, the new superhero adventure Ms. Marvel is coming to Disney Plus, while the critically acclaimed sci-fi series For All Mankind returns to Apple TV Plus.
Below, we've rounded up eight of the best new movies and TV shows available to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, and more this weekend.
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Peaky Blinders season 6 (Netflix)
After a series of delays caused by the pandemic, season 6 of Peaky Blinders arrived on BBC iPlayer in the UK earlier this year. However, American audiences have had to wait for Steven Knight's beloved period drama to return, and it does so for the last time on Netflix this weekend.
To avoid spoilers, all we'll say is this: New episodes of the gangster series find some familiar faces (including Tom Hardy's Alfie Solomons) picking up the pieces left behind by Tommy Shelby's actions in the explosive Season 5 finale. of the series. The shadow of an impending World War II looms over the proceedings as well, so expect Peaky Blinders season 6 to be even bigger.
As mentioned, these episodes have been confirmed to be the last of the Blinders on TV, but fear not: creator Knight has vowed to continue their story in a future film.
Now available to stream on Netflix in the US.
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Ms. Marvel (Disney Plus)
Ms. Marvel arrives this weekend on the heels of fan-favorite MCU series Moon Knight, the final piece in the superhero studio's ambitious (but still in-development) puzzle Marvel Phase 4.
This six-episode show tells the story of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a Pakistani teenager and Avengers superfan who acquires a strange ancestral bracelet that gives her superpowers. However, some people understandably don't like Khan's ability to manipulate the world around her very much, and the young high school student finds herself haunted by two mysterious organizations that threaten her once-normal existence.
In our review, we said that Ms. Marvel "is a fun, colorful, fantastical, upbeat series that the MCU needs after the heavier feel of other recent productions," so we'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a break. 4 serious stories. Episode 1 is available to stream now on Disney Plus (you can also read our post-credits explainer once you're done), with the remaining five entries arriving weekly every Wednesday.
Now available to stream on Disney Plus.
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For All Mankind Season 3 (Apple TV Plus)
2022 is shaping up to be a banner year for Apple TV Plus subscribers, and hoping to follow in the footsteps of critical hits Severance and Pachinko is space drama For All Mankind, returning for its highly anticipated third season.
Picking up directly after the events of the second drama series in the Cold War series, the new episodes see the show's war-torn astronauts flying to Mars for the first time, with a new player, an ambitious technology company called Helios, as a newcomer. competition.
Rolling Stone (opens in a new tab) named For All Mankind season 2 the best TV of 2021 (favoring Apple's drama about pop culture giants Succession and Squid Game), so we're excited to see if the show's third outing may continue its streak of critical success.
Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.
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One of the biggest new Netflix movies of 2022 is Hustle, a basketball drama starring Adam Sandler that seems to defy the expectations of both audiences and critics.
After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a checkered past abroad, hapless Philadelphia 76ers scout Stanley Sugerman (Sandler) takes it upon himself to bring the young phenom to the United States without his team's backing. . approval. Against all odds, the pair must work to prove that they both deserve to succeed in the NBA.
This synopsis may sound like your standard sports drama, but Hustle is unexpectedly getting rave reviews: According to our own review, we called the film "a redemption story that provides further proof of Sandler's ability as a very fine actor." Trust us: it's not Jack and Jill.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
Queer as Folk (Peacock)
An American reimagining of the 1999 British LGBTQ drama series of the same name, Queer as Folk makes its bold return to Peacock this weekend.
Counting original creator Russell T. Davies among its producers, this Stephen Dunn-directed show follows a diverse group of XNUMX-somethings (led by Devin Way, Fin Argus, Ryan O'Connell, Johnny Sibilly and Jesse James Keitelas) as they arrive to terms with a common tragedy in modern New Orleans.
Recurring guests for the new Queer as Folk style include Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall, Better Call Saul's Ed Begley Jr. and Euphoria's Lukas Gage. Suffice to say, there's a lot of talent in this exclusive Peacock production.
Now available to stream on Peacock.
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First Kill (Netflix)
Netflix loves cheesy supernatural drama, and First Kill seems to be the streamer's cheesiest for a while.
Based on the short story of the same name by VE Schwab, this eight-episode show adapts Shakespeare's classic Romeo and Juliet story into the story of a vampire, Juliet (Sarah Catherine Hook), and a vampire hunter, Calliope (Imani Lewis). ). , whose forbidden romance triggers a series of bloody consequences.
Despite its quintessentially teen premise, however, First Kill's gay line marks another milestone for on-screen representation, and fans of similar Netflix young adult dramas like Fate: The Winx Saga and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will probably you will find much to appreciate here.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
Fairfax Season 2 (Prime Video)
Fairfax, Amazon's adult animated comedy series focused on the "beating heart of hypebeast culture," is getting a second season on Prime Video this weekend.
New episodes of the show continue the never-ending quest to influence four college kids on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, and Fairfax Season 2 once again features the voice quartet of Skyler Gisondo, Kiersey Clemons, Peter S. Kim and Jaboukie Young. -White. .
Although its humor is fairly straightforward, Fairfax at times seems like a savvy cast of today's internet-obsessed youth, and we recommend fans of Netflix's comparable series Neo Yokio give it a try.
Now available to stream on Prime Video.
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(*8*)The Janes (HBO Max)
Closing out this week's recommendations is a regular HBO Max documentary offering.
Produced by factual filmmakers Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin, The Janes takes a microscope into the little-known Jane Collective, a Chicago-based underground group that provided more than 11,000 illegal abortions to women before the landmark Roe v. Wades in 1973.
This feature-length documentary premiered at Sundance to rave reviews and highlights a topic that remains controversial in 2022. We don't yet know when The Janes will be available to UK audiences, although we had anticipated its arrival on Sky. and Now TV in the near future.
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