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Clockwise: Outlander, Double Parked, Homebound 3.0, The Full Monty. (Image Design: Archi Banal)
Clockwise: Outlander, Double Parked, Homebound 3.0, The Full Monty. (Image Design: Archi Banal)

Pop CultureJune 12, 2023

New to streaming: What to watch on Netflix NZ, Neon and more this week

Clockwise: Outlander, Double Parked, Homebound 3.0, The Full Monty. (Image Design: Archi Banal)
Clockwise: Outlander, Double Parked, Homebound 3.0, The Full Monty. (Image Design: Archi Banal)

What are you going to be watching this week? We round up everything coming to streaming services this week, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ+.

The biggies

Outlander (season 7 on Neon from June 17)

Our favourite time-travelling series returns for its seventh dramatic season, picking up in 1776 with Claire Fraser en route to be hanged and her husband Jamie trying to save her with nothing but his chiselled jaw and an attitude that just won’t quit. No spoilers, but it’s safe to assume that our heroine will not die in the first episode of a new season, mostly because we need to see Claire’s short hair grow out to a fashionable length. Also, the American Revolution has begun, and it’s about to ruin Claire and Jamie’s plans to stay home and play nurse all day. Who knows what will happen? You will, if you’ve read the books, but otherwise we are all just lumpy bannocks in Outlander’s hot oven of unpredictable drama. Welcome back, friends. / Tara Ward

Black Mirror (season six on Netflix from June 16)

After four years, Black Mirror returns to our screens with five more terrifying visits into our near future. The last set of episodes was pretty weak for a series that literally predicted a prime ministerial pig-sex scandal and the arrival of terrifying robotic dogs. But the trailer for season six, which includes a killer cast (Salma Hayek, Aaron Paul…) looks like a welcome return to form. In a post-Covid, post-everything world, Black Mirror 6 might just be the scariest of them all. / Stewart Sowman-Lund

Homebound 3.0 (on ThreeNow from June 15)

This eight-part sitcom follows two millennial Asian-Kiwis Henry Li (Sam Wang, also the series’ writer) and Melissa Wu (Michelle Ang). He’s a lawyer and aspiring sci-fi writer, she’s a dermatologist, but both are tied to their parents and family. Stuff gave this one a rave review, so definitely check it out when it drops (or when airs on the actual telly at 9pm on Friday!). / Sam Brooks

The notables

The Full Monty (on Disney+ from June 14)

Not the 1997 hit film, but a follow-up series, 25 years after the fact, starring many of the original cast. Gaz (Robert Carlyle) is now a grandad, but is full of wild schemes. The rest of the gang is plodding along with the trials and tribulations of being over the hill of middle age, except Horse (Paul Barber), who feels truly left behind by the world. When Horse’s attempt to fight back goes awry, the Monty gang reassembles. More stripping? Don’t count it out! / SB

Year Of (on TVNZ+ from June 12)

When a group of Year 11 inner city teens crash a Year 12 party, the night takes a turn for the worse, ending in a shocking event that will upturn their lives forever. Danielle Cormack, Joshua Hewson and Bishanyia Vincent star in this Australian high school drama that’s a bit heavier, a bit smarter, and with a bit more heart than your average show of this nature./ SB

Double Parked (on ThreeNow from June 15)

Three’s new comedy hour also brings with it Double Parked, which has a plethora of the finest comedians and performers in Aotearoa attached. Written by Chris Parker and Alice Snedden and starring Madeleine Sami, Antonia Prebble, Kura Forrester and Julia Morris, who you simply must know from this viral showstopping montage, the series follows a lesbian couple attempting to get pregnant in a variety of ways. As the title suggests, the couple are thrown for a loop when multiple methods succeed at once, leaving both women pregnant at the same time./ Alex Casey

The films

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant (on Prime Video from June 15)

Unfortunately, this isn’t a remake of the teen-man-witch film from 2006 that featured a worrying amount of scenes in locker rooms. No, this is an action thriller starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a US special ops sergeant and Dar Salim as his interpreter, and their fight against the Taliban. It got pretty good reviews, so if that sounds like your thing check it out!/ SB

Extraction 2 (on Netflix from June 16)

Apparently, the first Extraction film was the most watched Netflix original film, with over 99 million viewers. Quick question: Can you tell me what Extraction was about off the top of your head? Probably not. Anyway, the second film sees Australian mercenary Tyler Rake (the equally Australian Chris Hemsworth) rescuing the family of a ruthless Georgian gangster from the prison where they’re being held. / SB

She Said (on Neon and Prime Video from June 15)

This film from last year was one of the unfortunate casualties of awards season, being released to lukewarm reviews and a much chillier box office reception. The film, based on the book of the same title by Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey (played by Zoe Kazan and Carey Mulligan here), follows their investigation to unmask Harvey Weinstein in 2017. It’s a better film than it has any right to be, with some especially good supporting performances from Jennifer Ehle and Samantha Morton./ SB


June 13

Amy Schumer’s Emergency Contact

June 14

The Surrogacy

Our Planet

June 16

Extraction 2

Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King

June 17

King the Land

See You In My 19th Life


June 13

Law and Order: LA

June 15

Seven Types of Ambiguity

She Said


June 16


June 17

Outlander: Season 7a


June 12

Year Of

Murdered by Morning

Deadly Cults

June 15

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

Temptation Island: Season 5

Da Fuq?

Miami Dolls

Hot Haus: Season 2

Hot Haus Uncut

Behind the Drag Queen Pageant of the Year


June 14

The Full Monty

Full Count

The Zone: Survival Mission: Season 2

The Owl House: Season 3

BUNK’D: Learning the Ropes: Season 6

Dr Oakley, Yukon Vet: Season 11

June 16

Stan Lee

Prime Video

June 15

Neighbours: Season 20: Part 2

She Said

June 16

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant

The Grand Tour: Season 5

The Honeymoon

Apple TV+

June 16

Lovely Little Farm: Season 2


June 12

Endeavour: Season 9


June 12

Terrifier 2


June 15

True Crime: Look into My Eyes

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