TelevisionJune 1, 2022

What’s new to Netflix NZ, Neon and other streaming services in June

What are you going to be watching in June? With thanks to our friends at Nando’s, we round up everything coming to streaming services this month, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Neon and TVNZ OnDemand.

The biggies

Borgen: Power and Glory (on Netflix from June 2)

Borgen? I hardly know them! Anyway, while the this might have a new title, it’s the same Danish political thriller that we grew to love over the past decade. It’s been ten years since we last saw Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen, incredible) after she became the leader of a new political party and Foreign Minister to boot. Power and Glory picks Nyborg up in a new coalition government, and serving under a new female PM who she clashes heads with after oil is discovered in Greenland. Do you like your drama under low lights? Then look no further. / Sam Brooks

Under the Banner of Heaven (on Disney+ from June 8)

True Detective, but set among the followers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? If that sounds like you, Under the Banner of Heaven should be on your watch list. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name, the miniseries follows a Mormon detective (Andrew Garfield) as he investigates a double murder within his Utah church. The series is helmed by writer-director Dustin Lance Black, himself a former Mormon, while Avatar’s Sam Worthington (Australian) and Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones (British) join Garfield in showing off their skills with an American accent. / Catherine McGregor

Westworld (season four on Neon from June 27)

Dang, remember this show? The third season of Westworld had the misfortune of dropping just a bit after Covid-19 descended on the world, and kind of flew under the radar, so you’d be forgiven for not keeping up with it – I know I haven’t. HBO’s flagship mystery box series still stars Thandiwe Newton, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright as human-looking robots in a dystopian future where the line between human life and artificial life is blurring, and it still has a plot that raises more questions than it answers. Look, what I’m saying is that if you don’t watch this show already, I wouldn’t recommend starting at season four. / SB

Ms. Marvel (on Disney+ from June 8)

No, it’s not Brie Larson. Mrs Marvel is another character entirely! Namely, she is Kamala Khan, a 16-year-old Pakistani-American high school student who is an artist, gamer and Avengers fanfic writer. She struggles to fit in, until she gains the ability to harness cosmic energy and create constructs from a magical bangle! In many ways, this could just be the latest in Marvel’s long line of shows (She-Hulk coming August 17!) but the fact that Khan is such a groundbreaking character for Marvel overall, I’m legit excited to see her make a jump to the MCU. / SB

The notables

The Courtship (on TVNZ on Demand from June 8)

Calling all reality TV and Bridgerton fans: The Courtship is your wildest dreams come true. This new reality series is a hectic mash-up of The Bachelorette and every costume drama you’ve ever seen, as an American woman “goes back in time” (travels to England) on “a quest for true love” (meets men wearing cravats). Think carriage rides, ye olde dances and romantic boat trips, sprinkled with a dusting of “what are your intentions?” and “I’m just the dude next door”. It’s a courtship, it’s a journey, it’s an absolute shitshow and I’m here for every episode. / Tara Ward

Love Island (season eight on Neon from June 8)

There’s no better show to beat the mid-winter blues than the reality juggernaut of Love Island, which returns for its eighth addictive season. 12 new beautiful Brits in bikinis and boardies are about to move into a fancy Spanish villa for three months, where they’ll couple up and pash their way to winning the hearts and minds of a nation. This season sees the singles move into a new villa where they’ll wear only pre-loved and sustainable clothing, but Love Island’s ever-romantic premise hasn’t changed a bit: eat, sleep, crack on, repeat. Can’t wait. / TW

Irma Vep (limited series on Neon from June 10)

I don’t know what cinephile at HBO had the decision to adapt a critically acclaimed 1996 film starring Maggie Cheung into a limited series by the same director (Olivier Assayas), but I tip my hat to them. This is exactly my kind of shit. The series has the same loose premise as the original film: a movie star (this time played by Alicia Vikander) comes to France to escape her Hollywood career and a recent breakup to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the silent film classic Les Vampires. Her sense of identity starts to blur, and a crime thriller unfurls. Trust me on this one: it’s gonna be great. / SB

Loot (on Apple TV from June 30)

A new workplace comedy starring Emmy-award-winning Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) and created by Alan Yang (Master of None) and Matt Hubbard (30 Rock)? Yes, please. The always-fabulous Rudolph plays billionaire Molly Novak, whose glamorous life of wealth and privilege goes down the gurgler when her husband betrays her. The only thing keeping Molly going is the discovery that she owns a charitable foundation run by a team of no-nonsense, wacky mates, and she begins to realise that giving back might just be the thing that she needs to keep going. Looks like another gem from AppleTV+, and the perfect fish-out-of-water comedy for Rudolph to shine. / TW

The movies

Halftime (on Netflix from June 14)

Jennifer Lopez? Documentary? Superbowl? I’m sold. There’s every chance that this documentary, which superstar Lopez also produces, will be a further entrenchment of the glamorous workhorse image that she’s fostered since she was a Fly Girl, but even if it is, a sight behind the opaque surface of that persona is worth price of entry, which is a Netflix subscription. / SB

House of Gucci (on Neon from June 16)

If House of Gucci was as camp or fun as “Father, son, house of Gucci” it would be the most fun watch of 2021. Instead, it’s a pretty dry retelling of the wild saga of the Gucci family, starring a muted Adam Driver, Lady Gaga doing Italianface, and Jared Leto going ham like an abattoir. If that sounds like your thing, power to you! / SB

Dear Evan Hansen (on Neon from June 23)

Hey, look! It’s everybody’s favourite musical about a sociopathic nightmare that isn’t called Sweeney Todd. And now it’s a film! Dear Evan Hansen is a curious one. The musical, about a teenager who ends up gaslighting an entire community by pretending that letters he wrote to himself as part of therapy were his friend’s suicide note, was a huge hit in 2016, was quickly tipped for an adaptation. It then absolutely tanked on release due to apparent miscasting and misjudging how sympathetic audiences might be to Evan’s plight/scheme. Still: if you love musicals, could be worth a watch, and if you love misguided attempts at adaptations, same! / SB


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The rest

Netflix

June 1

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Inception

American Pie 2

June 2

Borgen – Power and Glory

Yuri Marcal: Honest Mistake

June 3

As The Crow Flies

The Perfect Mother

Two Summers

Floor is Lava: Season 2

Interceptor

Mr Good: Cop or Crook?

Surviving Summer

June 6

Bill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill

Action Pack: Season 2

June 7

That’s My Time with David Letterman

June 8

Baby Fever

Hustle

Gladbeck: The Hostage Crisis

Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey

June 9

Rhythm + Flow France

Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration

June 10

First Kill

Intimacy

Trees of Peace

Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness

Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute

June 11

Amy Schumer’s Parental Advisory

June 13

Pete Davidson Presents: The Best Friends

Charlie’s Colourforms City: Mighty Movie Adventures

Charlie’s Colourforms City: Miss Weather and Friends

June 14

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin: Ladies Night Live

Halftime

June 15

Maldivas

Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend

God’s Favourite Idiot

Heart Parade

The Wrath of God

Centauro

Web of Make Believe: Death, Lies and the Internet

June 16

Love & Anarchy: Season 2

The War Next-door: Season 2

Collision

Snoop Dogg’s F*cn Around Comedy Special

Sing, Dance, Act: Kabuki featuring Toma Ikuta

Karma’s World Music Videos: Season 2

Dead End: Paranormal Park

June 17

She: Season 2

You Don’t Know Me

Spiderhead

The Martha Mitchell Effect

June 18

Alchemy of Souls

SPRIGGAN

June 19

Civil

June 20

Doom Of Love

June 21

Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual

The Future Of

June 22

Snowflake Mountain

The Umbrella Academy: Season 3

Love & Gelato

Bruna Louise: Demolition

The Hidden Lives of Pets

June 23

First Class

Queen

Best of the Fest

June 24

Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area

Man vs Bee

The Man from Toronto

Glamour Girls

Angry Birds: Summer Madness: Season 2

June 27

Cafe Minamdang

Chip and Potato: Chip’s Holiday

June 28

Blasted

Cristela Alonzo: Middle Classy

June 29

Extraordinary Attorney Woo

Pirate Gold of Adak Island

The Upshaws: Season 2 Part 1

Beauty

June 30

Sharkdog: Season 2

Bastard!! –Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy–

Neon

June 1

Miz and Mrs

Above Suspicion

I Used To Go Here

Supernova

June 2

Ammonite

Another Round

Inheritance

June 3

Pivoting

High Ground

Minari

No Sudden Move

June 4

Blithe Spirit

June 5

Wild Mountain Thyme

Joe Bell

June 6

The Rising

June 8

In the Dark: Season 4

Bridesmaids

June 9

The Hitman’s Boyfriend

June 10

The Kings of Napa

Ainbo: Amazon Princess

June 11

The War Below

June 12

Georgetown

June 13

Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda 2

June 14

Irma Vep

Snatch

June 15

Friends with Benefits

June 16

House of Gucci

June 17

The Goldbergs: Season 9

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

June 18

The Card Counter

June 19

Juniper

June 20

The Baby

Animal Kingdom: Season 6

Faster

June 22

The Boss

June 23

The Addams Family 2

Dear Evan Hansen

June 24

Last Night in Soho

June 25

All American: Homecoming

June 26

The Lazarus Project

American Gangster

June 27

Westworld: Season 4

Batman

Batman & Robin

Batman Forever

Batman Returns

June 28

Hulk

June 30

Containment

Bad Moms

TVNZ on Demand

June 1

The Courtship

The Cakemaker

Pelican Blood

Polina

Bhutan: The Dictatorship of Happiness

Fats

Inside the Russian Info War Machine

Back in the Soviet Bloc

Menendez: Blood Brothers

Sea Change

Showing Roots

Stalkers

Madfin Shark: Season 3

Roll With It: Season 1

Rogue River Men: Season 1

Camp Wannakiki: Season 2

Ruckus in Dutchess

Out for Laughs

Fucking Smart

There Are No Fakes

The Mystery of DB Cooper

Code of Freaks

Tomorrow is Saturday

The Fox

The Winemaker

The Silence of Water

They Were Ten

June 2

The Responder

June 3

The Orville: New Horizons

June 4

Seduced by Evil

June 7

An Audience with Adele

June 8

Everything I Know About Love

June 9

Queer as Folk

June 10

The Drop

June 11

Golden State Killer: Main Suspect

Dirty, John, Dirty Truth

June 12

The Inbetweeners: Season 1-3

Bad Education: Season 1-3

Snatch: Season 1-2

From the Vault: The Royals

June 15

Laughs Unleashed

June 16

Junior Bake-Off: Season 7

June 23

Broadchurch: Season 1-3

June 24

Four Weddings And A Funeral

June 27

The Social Media Virgin

June 30

Bonnie & Clyde

Good Grief: Season 2

Disney+

June 1

A Fan’s Guide to Ms Marvel

American Dad: Season 17

Family Guy: Season 20

Colossal Machines

Breeders: Season 1-2

Good Trouble

Fosse/Verdon

The Wonder Years

Mickey Mouse Funhouse

Disney Junior Ready for Preschool

June 3

Hollywood Stargirl

Big Momma’s House

Big Momma’s House 2

Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son

Elektra

The Girl Next Door

Just My luck

June 8

Ms Marvel

Under the Banner of Heaven

Tyrant: Season 1-3

Africa’s Deadliest: Season 7

Man in the Arena: Tom Brady

June 10

Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear

Soprano, Sing or Die: Season 1

The Housewife and the Shah Shocker

Mirrors

Down with Love

Entrapment

Guilty by Suspicion

Meet the Spartans

Runaway Jury

June 15

Family Reboot

Love Victor: Season 3

America’s Funniest Home Videos: Animal Edition

Brain Games: On the Road

Breeders: Season 3

Raven’s Home: Season 5

June 17

Fire Island

Plan B

Under Siege

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Backstory: Serena vs The Umpire

Bad Boys

D. Wade: Life Unexpected

In Search of Derrick Thomas

Lolo

Long Gone Summer

Mighty Ruthie

Pat XO

The Price of Gold

Qualified

This Was The XFL

Two Bills

Shark Attack Investigation: The Paige Winter Story

June 22

Critter Fixers: Country Vets

GOAT

Have You Seen This Man?

The Practice: Season 1-8

Disney Amphibia

June 23

The Bear

June 24

Rise

Trevor the Musical

The Binge

Seabiscuit

Aloha

Bedazzled

The Fountain

Meet Dave

William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

June 28

Only Murders in the Building: Season 2

June 29

Baymax!

Lost Treasures of Rome

Amazon Prime Video

June 1

Lego Jurassic World: The Legend of Isla Nubla

Lego Ninjago: Season 2-3

Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit: Part 1

Lego Jurassic World: The Secret Exhibit: Part 2

Lego Jurassic World: Double Trouble Special 1

Lego Jurassic World: Double Trouble Special 2

Lego City Adventure

Time Is Up

Joe Bell

Chicago Med: Season 5

Chicago Fire: Season 8

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 21

Friends With Benefits

June 2

Juniper

The Imitation Game

June 3

The Boys: Season 3

Prime Rewind: Inside the Boys

June 8

Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon

June 9

Backstage with Katherine Ryan

June 10

My fake Boyfriend

Fairfax: Season 2

June 12

A Simple Favour

June 15

Underworld: Blood Wars

Bad Boys II

Her

Total Recall

A Knight’s Tale

Underworld

Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans

Underworld Evolution

June 16

Gangs of New York

The Card Counter

June 17

The Summer I Turned Pretty

The Pogmentary: Born Ready

The Lake

June 22

2 Guns

June 23

Last Night in Soho

Dear Evan Hansen

June 24

Chloe

June 29

Bad Teacher

Sicario

June 30

Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality 2

The Smurfs

Step Brothers

Apple TV+

June 3

Physical: Season 2

June 10

For All Mankind: Season 3

Lovely Little Farm

June 17

Cha Cha Real Smooth

Home: Season 2

June 24

Hello, Jack: The Kindness Show

Loot

Acorn

June 6

Newton’s Law

June 13

Crownies

June 20

Crossroads

June 27

Garage Sale Mysteries: Season 3

Shudder

June 2

What Keeps You Alive

V/H/S

V/H/S 2

June 3

Alligator

Alligator 2: The Mutation

June 8

Under the Skin

P2

Wake Wood

June 10

Offseason

June 14

The Woman in Black

The Void

June 16

Mad God

June 21

The Freakmaster

Oculus

Wolf Creek 2

The Bye Bye Man

June 23

Revealer

June 28

House of Wax

Ghost Ship

Queen of the Damned

Cooties

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