The Woman King charges onto Netflix, Star Trek: Picard returns for a final season and much more this week
‘The Woman King’ (Netflix)
This underrated action epic from last year is now finally streaming and can hopefully get some more eyes on it. Inspired by true events, this is the remarkable, action-packed story about the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Follow the epic and intense journey of General Nanisca (Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.
‘Star Trek: Picard (Season 3)’ (Paramount+)
The stakes have never been higher as Star Trek: Picard boldly goes into its third and final season. Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation join series star Patrick Stewart for an epic adventure.
‘Carnival Row (Season 2)’ (Prime Video)
A growing population of mythological immigrant creatures struggles to coexist with humans after the creatures’ exotic homelands are invaded by the empires of man. The creatures are forbidden to live, love or fly with freedom, but hope lives in darkness. Human detective Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) and a refugee faerie, Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevigne), rekindle a dangerous affair despite being in an increasingly intolerant society. Vignette has a secret that endangers Philo’s world during his most important case yet — a string of gruesome murders threatening the uneasy peace of the Row.
‘Sharper’ (Apple TV+)
No one is who they seem in Sharper, a neo-noir thriller of secrets and lies, set amongst New York City’s bedrooms, barrooms and boardrooms. Characters compete for riches and power in a high stakes game of ambition, greed, lust and jealousy that will keep audiences guessing until the final moment.
‘Animaniacs (Season 3)’ (Hulu)
The Emmy award-winning series returns for another season of hijinx! Yakko, Wakko and Dot are back with fresh pranks and catchy songs about world-ending catastrophes! Joining them are Pinky and the Brain, who bend reality in the name of world domination.
‘Hello Tomorrow!’ (Apple TV+)
In a retro-futuristic world, charismatic salesman Jack Billings (Billy Crudup) leads a team of fellow sales associates determined to revitalize their customers’ lives by hawking timeshares on the moon.
‘Halloween Ends’ (Prime Video)
Four years after the events of last year’s Halloween Kills, Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) is living with her granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak) and is finishing writing her memoir. Michael Myers hasn’t been seen since. Laurie, after allowing the specter of Michael to determine and drive her reality for decades, has decided to liberate herself from fear and rage and embrace life. But when a young man, Corey Cunningham (Rohan Campbell), is accused of killing a boy he was babysitting, it ignites a cascade of violence and terror that will force Laurie to finally confront the evil she can’t control, once and for all.
‘Marvel’s Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur’ (Disney+)
Based on Marvel’s hit comic books, this animated series follows the adventures of 13-year-old super-genius Lunella Lafayette (Diamond White) and her 10-ton T-Rex, Devil Dinosaur. After Lunella accidentally brings Devil Dinosaur into present-day New York City, the duo works together to protect the city’s Lower East Side from danger.
‘Animal Control’ (Hulu)
A group of local animal control workers’ lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not. Leading the crew is Frank (Joel McHale), an opinionated, eccentric animal control officer who may not have gone to college but is still the most well-read person in the room. In his past life as a cop, Frank tried to expose corruption in his department, but his efforts got him fired, leaving him cynical and curmudgeonly. Despite his rough exterior, he is blessed with an almost superhuman ability to understand animals.
CONTINUED WEEKLY EPISODES:
‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch (Season 2)’ (Disney+)
Months have passed since the events on Kamino and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places. The first nine episodes are now streaming.
‘Servant (Season 4)’ (Apple TV+)
From M. Night Shyamalan, Servant follows a Philadelphia couple in mourning after an unspeakable tragedy creates a rift in their marriage and opens the door for a mysterious force to enter their home. The reckoning arrives in this fourth and final season. The first six episodes are now streaming.
‘The Last of Us’ (HBO Max)
From the creator of the award winning show Chernobyl and the creator of the original video game, The Last of Us follows Joel (Pedro Pascal) and Ellie (Bella Ramsey), a pair connected through the harshness of the world they live in, who are forced to endure brutal circumstances and ruthless killers on a trek across a post-outbreak America. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘Mayor of Kingstown (Season 2)’ (Paramount+)
Mayor of Kingstown stars Jeremy Renner and follows the McLusky family, power brokers in Kingstown, Mich., where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘Truth Be Told (Season 3)’ (Apple TV+)
Descend into the world of true-crime podcasts. This NAACP Image Award–winning drama stars Octavia Spencer as a podcaster who risks everything—including her life—to pursue truth and justice. The first five episodes are now streaming.
‘Poker Face’ (Peacock)
Poker Face is a 10-episode “mystery-of-the-week” series following Natasha Lyonne’s Charlie, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying. She hits the road with her Plymouth Barracuda and with every stop encounters a new cast of characters and strange crimes she can’t help but solve. The first seven episodes are now streaming.
‘Shrinking’ (Apple TV+)
Shrinking follows a grieving therapist (Jason Segel) who starts to break the rules and tell his clients exactly what he thinks. Ignoring his training and ethics, he finds himself making huge, tumultuous changes to people’s lives…including his own. The first five episodes are now streaming.
Also streaming now:
Netflix – ‘All the Places’, ‘Re/Member’, ‘Tomb Raider: Reloaded’, ‘Full Swing’, ‘Possessed’, ‘Red Rose’, ‘The Law According to Lidia Poet’, ‘2 Guns’, ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’, ‘Cirkus’, ‘Dearest’, ‘Dust & Neon’, ‘Highwater’, ‘Ouija’, ‘The Womb’, ‘A Girl and an Astronaut’, ‘Community Squad’, ‘Ganglands (Season 2)’, ‘Unlocked’
Hulu – ‘A Long Way Down’, ‘Blade of the Immortal’, ‘Cocaine Cowboys Trilogy’, ‘Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday’, ‘Black November’, ‘Forsaken’, ‘Rogue Agent’, ‘Shut In’
Shudder – ‘Nekromantik’, ‘Nekromantik 2’, ‘Lust for a Vampire’, ‘The Final Terror’
Disney+ – ‘Mila in the Multiverse’, ‘Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist’, ‘Mars’, ‘j-hope IN THE BOX’, ‘Inside Airport Lost & Found’
Prime Video – ‘If I Stay’, ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’
Paramount+ – ‘The 12th Victim’
COMING NEXT WEEK:
Netflix – ‘Operation Finale’, ‘Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal’, ‘Triptych’, ‘Call Me Chihiro’, ‘Outer Banks (Season 3)’, ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Season 5)’, ‘We Have a Ghost’
Hulu – ‘Hold Your Fire’, ‘Slayers’, ‘The Company You Keep’, ‘Snowfall (Season 6)’, ‘Bruiser’, ‘211’, ‘A Million Little Pieces’, ‘Prisoners of the Sun’, ‘The Reef: Stalked’, ‘Spin Me Round’
Shudder – ‘Nocebo’, ‘Nomads’
HBO Max – ‘Ballmastrz: Rubicon’, ‘Gravity’
Disney+ – ‘Voices Rising: The Music of Wakanda Forever’, ‘Ultimate Airport Dubai’, ‘To Catch a Smuggler (Season 4)’, ‘Blow Your Mind’
Prime Video – ‘A Simple Favor’, ‘Smile’, ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’, ‘The Consultant’, ‘Die Hart’
Paramount+ – ‘Cloverfield’, ‘The Equalizer (Season 3)’, ‘Cyrano’, ‘10 Years Of Noise and Confusion: Oasis Live at Barrowlands’