For the first weekend of November, the best superhero action of the year isn’t in theaters. It’s on Prime Video’s Invincible season 2, which dropped four episodes today, while the second half of the season is being held back for 2024. Meanwhile, Netflix is shooting for the stars with All the Light We Cannot See, while Paramount+’s next original series, Lawmen: Bass Reeves, will premiere on Sunday, November 5.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Max, Apple TV+, Disney+, Paramount+, and Peacock have kept us busy this year with a constant supply of shows. But the prices just keep going up, and that’s not good for anyone on a budget. That’s why you should probably go with the ad-supported tiers. Either way, our weekly roundup of the best new shows to stream will keep you up to date on the latest series to binge.
The reigning king of the superhero shows, Invincible, returns for its second season with a horrific look at an alternate Earth where Mark Grayson/Invincible (Beef‘s Steven Yeun) sided with his father, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons), in the conquest of Earth. Back in the primary timeline, Mark is emotionally bereft after the fight with his father as he struggles to recapture his purpose as a hero.
Meanwhile, the Guardians of the Globe face a leadership shake-up and the Mauler Twins (Kevin Michael Richardson) may have just created a new nemesis for Invincible. Get ready for some fireworks, because the action is about to begin.
The digital afterlife hasn’t been easy for Nathan Brown (Robbie Amell) in Prime Video’s Upload. And things aren’t getting any simpler in the newly launched third season. After being tied to his living girlfriend, Ingrid Kannerman (Allegra Edwards), even after his death, Nathan is finally free to pursue a relationship with Nora Antony (Andy Allo).
Because Nathan’s mind exists in the digital realm, Ingrid now has access to a copy of Nathan, who doesn’t realize that he broke up with her. Is this show big enough for two Nathans? What’s going to happen when the original Nathan meets his new doppelganger?
There will be no new episodes of The Boys this year, but Prime Video has the next best thing: Gen V. While there are only a few familiar faces from The Boys in this spinoff series, there is an abundance of supes to keep track of at Vought’s Godolkin University School of Crimefighting.
The so-called heroes of tomorrow include the blood-bending Marie Moreau (Jaz Sinclair), the master of metal, Andre Anderson (Chance Perdomo), an empath named Cate Dunlap (Maddie Phillips), the tiny heroine called Little Cricket (Lizze Broadway), and Jordan Li, a gender bender who is played by both London Thor and Derek Luh. Someone from this group could be the next member of The Seven. But don’t expect everyone to survive the experience.
On Sunday, November 5, Taylor Sheridan’s next western TV series, Lawmen: Bass Reeves will premiere on Paramount+. David Oyelowo stars as Bass Reeves, one of the first Black Deputy U.S. Marshals whose legend was built ten years after the Civil War. The real Reeves was recruited in part because he spoke multiple Native languages, and he proved to be one of the best detectives of his era.
Plot details for the series are currently under wraps, but the cast includes Dennis Quaid as Sherrill Lynn, Forrest Goodluck as Billy Crow, Lauren E. Banks as Jennie Reeves, Barry Pepper as Esau Pierce, Grantham Coleman as Edwin Jones, Demi Singleton as Sally Reeves, and Donald Sutherland as Judge Isaac Parker.
Like sweeping historical dramas with charismatic lead actors, a compelling dramatic story, and steamy love scenes? Look no further than Fellow Travelers, the 8-part limited series that is streaming on Paramount+. The series stars Matt Bomer as Hawkins Fuller, an ambitious junior politician who is trying to live lived as a closeted gay man in 1950s Washington. He meets, and quickly falls in love with, earnest Tim Laughlin (Bridgerton‘s Jonathan Bailey), whose optimism and faith both attract and repel Hawkins over the years.
The show, which spans multiple decades from the 1950s to the 1980s, marries the political and the personal, offering a unique perspective of the late 20th century that touches on topics such as sexuality, race, and religion.
20 years after Frasier wrapped its eleven-season run on NBC, Paramount+’s revival series has finally arrived. And for the first time since Cheers, Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) is back in Boston for more than just a visit. Following the death of his father, Frasier attempts to mend his relationship with his son, Freddy (Jack Cutmore-Scott), who has become a blue-collar firefighter.
Frasier may be retired as a psychiatrist, but he soon gets an opportunity to explore a new career in higher education as a professor at Harvard University. This is the third act that Frasier has been waiting for, and he intends to make the most of it.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the Light We Cannot See has come to Netflix as an event miniseries with Aria Mia Loberti as Marie-Laure LeBlanc, a blind French girl who doesn’t let her disability get in the way of joining the French resistance during the darkest days of World War II.
Marie-Laure’s father, Daniel LeBlanc (Mark Ruffalo), has a different agenda as he attempts to hide a valuable gem from the Nazis while taking shelter with Etienne LeBlanc (Hugh Laurie). But in wartime, nothing ever goes to plan, and Marie-Laure isn’t the only one who has to make some hard choices.
London has seen a lot of mysteries over the centuries, but never before has the same dead body been found four times, decades apart. The past, the present, and the future collide in Bodies, as detectives in 2023 come across the same body that was found in 1890 and 1941. What they don’t know is that the body will show up again in 2053.
This case may be impossible to solve in any single time period. Since this is a sci-fi series, the detectives from each era may find a way to communicate and collaborate with each other. But this is only the beginning of a mind-bending conspiracy.
How can the works of Edgar Allan Poe be updated for the 21st century? For Mike Flanagan, the answer was adding a little Painkiller into his adaptation of The Fall of the House of Usher. That’s why twin siblings Roderick (Bruce Greenwood) and Madeline Usher (Mary McDonnell) are now the owners of Fortunato Pharmaceuticals, an incredibly corrupt company that has made their family wealthy beyond measure.
But all of the wealth in the world can’t help you when you’re dead. One by one, the heirs of the Usher family are meeting gruesome ends at the hands of Verna (Carla Gugino), a woman who may be something other than human.
HBO’s The Gilded Age is back for more late 19th-century intrigue between two of the most wealthy families in New York: the Russells and the van Rhijn-Brooks. Following last season’s heartbreak, Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson) is still lovelorn and living with her aunts, Ada Brook (Cynthia Nixon) and Agnes van Rhijn (Christine Baranski).
Conversely, Bertha Russell (Carrie Coon) and her family have all of the money they will ever need, but little of the prestige that goes with being in high society. And despite some rapprochement between them, Bertha still bears a grudge towards the van Rhijn-Brook family for standing in the way of her ambitions.
The weirdest superheroes in the world are back in Doom Patrol, but there are only a handful of episodes left before the series comes to an end. Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero), Elasti-Woman (April Bowlby), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Robotman (The Whale‘s Brendan Fraser), Cyborg (Joivan Wade), and Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) have been on some strange adventures before. But even the Doom Patrol isn’t ready for the Buttpocalypse.
Yes, the Buttpocalypse is real, and it may take everything that the team has to stop it. But first, they should probably take the opportunity to deal with their remaining personal demons…while they still can.
Our Flag Means Death is a pirate show that takes some liberties with history in the name of romance and comedy. Rhys Darby stars as Stede Bonnet, a rich man who was so bored with his life that he decided to become a pirate. Although Stede prefers the term “Gentleman Pirate.” That caught the attention of the legendary Blackbeard, Edward Teach (Taika Waititi), who unexpectedly fell in love with Stede.
Season 1 ended with Stede finally realizing he couldn’t go back to his old family because he loves Ed. But Blackbeard’s broken heart has made him embrace villainy again. The newly launched second season will bring these two back together. But there’s going to be some pain and heartache along the way. And at least one Merman fever dream.
Apple TV+ tends to shy away from horror movies, but it’s serving up a spooky Halloween treat with its new documentary series, The Enfield Poltergeist. If you’ve seen The Conjuring 2 or any of the previous films and TV series based on the Enfield Poltergeist, then you may recall that it was a widely reported haunting that centered on two children, Janet and Margaret Hodgson.
The new documentary features original recordings of the haunting, as well as interviews with people who experienced it firsthand. This may not make you a believer in the afterlife, but it’s still a good ghost story.
Apple TV+ launched with the premiere of The Morning Show, and it has been one of the flagship series for the streamer. Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon co-headline the show as Alexandra “Alex” Levy and Bradley Jackson, respectively. The two women co-host The Morning Show for the fictional UBA network, and they often find themselves making the news rather than just covering it.
Season 3 premiered this week with UBA in turmoil, and Alex and Bradley not necessarily on the same page as they pursue their own agendas. This season will also introduce Jon Hamm (Confess, Fletch) to the cast as tech billionaire Paul Marks, the man who wants to buy UBA. And if he succeeds, everything may change.
It’s almost impossible for a comedy to be more Canadian than Shoresy, a spinoff from Letterkenny that puts Jared Keeso’s “Shoresy” Shore into his own story. Keeso not only created and headlines the series, he also wrote and directed every episode of the show to date through the end of season 2.
Within the series, Shoresy goes to extremes to keep his new Triple-A hockey team, the Sudbury Bulldogs, from folding. Shoresy even promises that the Bulldogs will never lose again if he’s in charge of the team, but that’s a vow that Shoresy and his teammates will have a difficult time living up to.
In a strange case of corporate synergy, Sony Pictures TV is producing the new Goosebumps series, which is being streamed on both Hulu and Disney+. This time, R.L. Stine’s kid-friendly horror stories are being reimagined as a serialized series that is built around the mystery of what happened to a teenager, Harold Biddle (Ben Cockell), in 1993.
As Harold’s angry spirit haunts the town, Isaiah (Zack Morris), Margot (Isa Briones), James (Miles McKenna). Isabella (Ana Yi Puig), and Lucas (Will Price) find themselves drawn into the mystery, which may have links to their parents.
Mistakes were made at the end of time, and the MCU became a multiverse in the season 1 finale of Loki. Season 2 finds Loki (Tom Hiddleston) in a greatly changed TVA that now seems to be devoted to Kang (Jonathan Majors). Even Loki’s first true friend, Mobius M. Mobius (Owen Wilson), no longer knows who he is. More alarmingly, Loki himself appears to be unstuck in time as he disappears and reappears at random intervals.
Season 2 introduces Ke Huy Quan as Ouroboros, the man who invented the TVA’s time travel tech. But even he may not be able to help Loki find his female variant, Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino), whom Loki fell in love with last season.
Beyond the upcoming Ballerina spinoff, John Wick’s future on the big screen is uncertain. However, the universe lives on in Peacock’s new spinoff miniseries, The Continental: From the World of John Wick. Colin Woodell headlines the series as a younger version of Winston Scott; the character played by Ian McShane in the movies.
The story takes place in the ‘70s as Winston becomes deeply involved in the criminal underworld alongside his future ally, Charon (Ayomide Adegun). Mel Gibson plays Cormac, the man who preceded Winston as the boss at the Continental. And Cormac isn’t about to leave his post quietly. This story will unfold over three 90-minute episodes that will be released weekly.
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