Like clockwork, another slew of new movies and TV shows have arrived on streaming services to clog up your already-stacked watch list for 2022.
This weekend is a particularly unique case, mind you, as the main series – Peaky Blinders season 6 – has already aired in certain parts of the world. The final release of the BBC-produced show began airing in the UK in February, but has now finally arrived on Netflix for overseas audiences to enjoy. Elsewhere, the new superhero adventure Ms. Marvel comes 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 biggest new movies and TV shows available to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max, and more this weekend.
Peaky Blinders season 6 (Netflix)
After a series of pandemic-induced delays, the sixth season of Peaky Blinders arrived on BBC iPlayer in the UK earlier this year. However, US audiences have had to wait for the return of Steven Knight’s beloved period drama, and it does so for the last time on Netflix this weekend.
In the interest of avoiding spoilers, all we’ll say is this: The new episodes of the gangster series find some familiar faces (including Tom Hardy’s Alfie Solomons) picking up the pieces left by Tommy Shelby’s actions in the show’s explosive Season 5 finale. . The shadow of an imminent World War II also hangs over the proceedings, so expect Peaky Blinders season six to push the bullet (and body) count even higher.
As mentioned, these episodes have been confirmed as the last of the Blinders on TV – but fear not: creator Knight has promised to continue his story in a future film.
Now available to stream on Netflix in the US.
Lady Marvel (Disney Plus)
Coming right after the MCU fan-favorite series moon knight this weekend is Ms. Marvel, the latest piece from the ambitious (but still in development) superhero studio Marvel Phase 4 puzzle.
This six-episode show tells the story of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani), a Pakistani-American teenager and Avengers superfan who acquires a strange ancestral bracelet that grants her superpowers. Naturally, though, some people aren’t too interested in Khan’s ability to manipulate the world around her, and the young high school girl finds herself pursued by two mysterious organizations that threaten her normal existence.
Inside our review, we said that Ms. Marvel “is a fun, colorful, fantastical and upbeat series that the MCU needs after the heavier feel of other recent productions”, so we would definitely recommend it to those looking for a break from Marvel’s more serious Phase 4. stories. Episode 1 is available to stream now on Disney Plus (you can also read our post-credits scene explainer when you’re done), with the remaining five entries arriving weekly every Wednesday.
Now available to stream on Disney Plus.
For All Humanity Season 3 (Apple TV Plus)
2022 is fast becoming a supreme year for Apple TV Plus subscribers, and hoping to follow up on critical successes Severance and Pachinko is space drama For All Mankind, which returns for its highly-anticipated third season.
Picking up shortly after the events of the series’ dramatic second season set in the Cold War, the new episodes see the show’s warring astronauts flying to Mars for the first time, with a new player – an ambitious tech company called Helios – in tow. competition.
Rolling Stone (opens in new tab) named For All Mankind season two the best television of 2021 (preferring Apple drama to pop culture giants Succession and squid game), so we’re excited to see if the show’s third release can continue its critical run.
Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.
One of the biggest new netflix movies 2022 is Hustle, a basketball drama starring Adam Sandler that seems to be defying public and critical expectations.
After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a difficult past abroad, an unlucky Philadelphia 76ers scout, Stanley Sugerman (Sandler), takes it upon himself to bring the young phenom to the United States without the help of his team. approval. Against all odds, the duo must work to prove they both deserve to be big in the NBA.
This synopsis might sound like a standard sports drama, but Hustle is getting unexpectedly glowing reviews — in our own assessment, we called the film a “riveting tale of redemption that provides further evidence of Sandler’s ability as a very good actor”. Trust us: this is not Jack and Jill.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
Queer as Folk (Peacock)
A US reimagining of the 1999 British LGBTQ drama series of the same name, Queer as Folk makes its bold Peacock return this weekend.
Counting original creator Russell T. Davies among its producers, this Stephen Dunn-directed show follows a diverse group of twenty-somethings (led by Devin Way, Fin Argus, Ryan O’Connell, Johnny Sibilly and Jesse James Keitelas) as they come to terms with a shared tragedy in modern New Orleans.
Recurring guests on the new Queer as Folk look include Sex and the Cityby Kim Cattrall, Better call Saulby Ed Begley Jr. and Euphoria revelation Lukas Gage. Suffice to say, there’s a lot of talent in this exclusive Peacock production.
Now available to stream on Peacock.
First Death (Netflix)
Netflix loves a cheesy supernatural drama, and First Kill looks like it might be the cheesiest of the streamer for quite some time.
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 a tale of a vampire, Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook), and a vampire hunter, Calliope (Imani Lewis). . whose forbidden romance provokes a series of bloody consequences.
Despite its typically teenage premise, however, First Kill’s same-sex line marks another major step forward for on-screen representation, and fans of Netflix’s young adult dramas such as Fate: The Winx Saga and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, you will likely find plenty to enjoy. here.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
Fairfax season 2 (Prime Video)
Fairfax, Amazon’s adult animated comedy series focusing on the “beating heart of hypebeast culture,” gets a second season on Prime Video this weekend.
The show’s new episodes continue the never-ending quest for influence of four high school students on Los Angeles’ Fairfax Avenue, and Fairfax season two once again features the voice acting quartet of Skyler Gisondo, Kiersey Clemons, Peter S. Kim and Jaboukie Young-White.
While his humor is quite ingratiating, Fairfax occasionally resembles a clever skewer of today’s internet-obsessed youth, and we recommend fans of comparable Netflix series. Neo Yoki series try it.
Now available to stream on Prime Video.
The Janes (HBO Max)
Closing this week’s recommendations is a regular HBO Max documentary offering.
Produced by factual filmmakers Emma Pildes and Tia Lessin, The Janes take a microscope to the little-known Jane Collective, an underground Chicago group that provided more than 11,000 illegal abortions to women before the landmark Roe v. Wade of America in 1973.
This feature-length documentary premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, shedding fascinating light on an issue that remains controversial in 2022. We’re not yet sure when The Janes will be available to stream to UK audiences, though we have to wait and see. anticipated its arrival on Sky and Now TV in the near future.
Now available to stream on HBO Max.