With the temperatures getting cooler and the nights getting longer, it’s good to know that there are plenty of TV options to chill out this month.
For free-to-air fans, TVNZ has new seasons of The Mysteries of Brokenwood (To be confirmed, TVNZ1), MasterChef Australia (June 7, TVNZ2) and Celebrity beat hunters (June 9, TVNZ1), while Three offers the latest series of The Block NZ and Lego Masters USA (dates to be confirmed) and Prime has the drama starring Sean Bean Time (To confirm).
Sky’s pay TV offerings include the highly anticipated Stanley Tucci: in search of Italy (June 20, CNN), Emily Watson in Too close (June 7, UKTV), Australian comedy-drama To bump (June 7, Vibe / Sky Go), contemporary thriller Eden (June 14, SoHo) and the entire 17th century Jamestown (June 16, Vibe), while the streaming service Neon has the second season of the skateboard series Betty (June 14) and David Schwimmer’s comedy Intelligence (June 9).
Elsewhere, Netflix’s lineup offers more Lupine (June 11), South African nature show Penguin town (June 16), romantic drama Sex / life (June 25) and series of trips organized by Zac Efron Down to earth (June 11), Amazon Prime Video has the seventh season of crime drama Bosch (June 25) and Acorn’s Slate contains the first Kiwi from the second season of Mysteries of the Modern Murder of Mrs. Fisher (June 7).
However, after going through the queues, Things to watch put together a list of the dozen June titles we’re most excited to see.
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Clarkson’s Farm (June 11, Amazon Prime Video)
Eight-part series following the first Top Gear and The Grand Tour host, “a man who travels the world sliding sideways in supercars while screaming”, during his first year running a 1,000-acre farm in the English countryside. Aided only by his gang of farm associates, he faces the worst agricultural weather in decades, disobedient animals, callous crops and an unexpected pandemic.
Limetown (June 16, Neon)
Jessica Biel and Stanley Tucci star in this 10-part adaptation of the hit podcast of the same name about a US public radio reporter who tries to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of more than 300 people from a neuroscience research center in Tennessee . “So tense with the tension that I craved it and dreaded its inevitable snap,” wrote Variety Caroline framke.
Lisey’s Story (June 4, Apple TV +)
Based on the 2006 Stephen King novel, this eight-part horror follows the fortune of an author’s widow who becomes the fixation of a dangerous stalker obsessed with her late husband’s job. The impressive cast includes Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Joan Allen and Dane DeHaan. “There are a lot of things here that work well: what’s meant to be scary is scary, what’s meant to touch the heart will.” wrote Varietyby Daniel D’Addario.
Loki (June 9, Disney +)
The Tom Hiddleston and the Thief scene from Tesseract God of Mischief finally gets the showcase his talents deserve with this highly anticipated six-part series. Joined by Owen Wilson and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, he returns to action after the events of Avengers: Endgame, with Loki facing being erased from existence, unless he helps the mysterious authority of temporal variation.
The most dangerous animal of all (June 18, Disney +)
Based on The New York Times Best-selling book of the same name, this four-part documentary series explores a man’s search for the father who abandoned him, only to find out the worst: that his pop might just be Zodiac’s infamous killer. “The series turns and turns in unexpected ways, becoming more of a commentary on how obsessive his case is than anything else,” wrote Roger Ebert.comby Brian Tallerico.
Motherland (June 17, SoHo)
Created by the dream team of Sharon Horgan, Graham Linehan, Helen Serafinowicz and Holly Walsh, this hilarious British comedy about the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood is back for a five-part third season (along with ‘a Christmas special). “An extremely entertaining watch … filled with joke after joke, character development and outstanding performances from its seasoned cast,” wrote Radio Times‘Lauren Morris. It will also air on Neon from June 24.
The Mysterious Benedict Society (June 25, Disney +)
Based on the first book in Trenton Lee Stewart’s mega-popular young adult book series, this eight-part fantasy is about four orphans with unique skills who are summoned to a boarding school by an eccentric benefactor who wants to stop a plot that may have a potential global consequences. Tony Hale and Kristen Schaal are joined by a cast of young newcomers.
Physics (June 18, Apple)
Australian comedian Rose Byrne stars in this 10-part dark comedy set in sunny 1980s San Diego. She plays Sheila Rubin, a silently tortured housewife and seemingly respectful of a budding politician who finds liberation of his personal demons through the world of aerobics. It is a passion that she then tries to transform into a business.
Small ax (June 28, UKTV)
After what seems like an endless wait, Steve McQueen’s five-part anthology is finally coming to Kiwi screens. The quintet of dramatic feature films all takes place between the late 1960s and mid-1980s and examines the lives of British West Indian immigrants during this time. “There’s a real fervor and a real meaning here: it’s filmmaking with visceral engagement and muscular storytelling,” The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw wrote on the first episode Mangrove.
Stage direction (June 15, UKTV)
Michael Sheen and / or David Tennant fans rejoice. the Good omens The pair reunite here, playing themselves in this six-part BBC Covid comedy, in which the acting duo attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home, while continuing to rehearse a play. “An eminently observable portrayal of two artists as petulant and selfish children,” wrote The independentby Louis Chilton.
Sweet Tooth (June 4, Netflix)
Based on the comic book of the same name by Jeff Lemire, this eight-part action-adventure fantasy was filmed on our shores in the second half of last year. Set 10 years after “The Great Crumble” which led to the emergence of partially animal human babies, it follows the adventures of a deer-boy hybrid and a wandering loner, as they set off through what rest of America looking for answers.
It’s Pop (June 22, Netflix)
Shania Twain, Boyz II Men, Benny Andersson of ABBA, T-Pain, Brandi Carlile and Chuck D of Public Enemy are among the artists featured in this eight-part documentary series, which focuses on different aspects of the beloved musical genre. . Topics include the crossover with country music, the rise of self-tuning, why Stockholm has produced so many great artists and producers, and a history of Britpop.