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The best new shows to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Max (HBO), and more

It’s too bad this coming weekend isn’t a holiday, because there’s almost too much TV to watch in the streaming verse. Last week was a bit quiet, but at the of the month, we can enjoy the premiere of Twisted Metal on Peacock, the return of Futurama on Hulu, The Witcher season 3 part 2 on Netflix, and new seasons of Good Omens on Prime Video and Harley Quinn on Max. This is a good problem to have because you won’t be bored any time soon with those shows.

There’s almost too much television to keep on top of, but that’s what we’re here for. Each and every week, we update our list of the best new shows to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Max, Apple TV+, Disney+, Paramount+, and Peacock. And nothing gets by us.

When you’re done here, check out the best new movies to stream this week, as well as the best shows on Netflix, best shows on Hulu, best shows on Amazon Prime Video, and best shows on Disney+.

New TV shows to watch at a glance


Twisted Metal (2023) new

Twisted Metal
55 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Comedy
Cast Anthony Mackie, Stephanie Beatriz, Samoa Joe

Peacock has dropped all ten episodes of Twisted Metal, a live-action adaptation of the hit PlayStation video game franchise. Anthony Mackie headlines the series as John Doe, an amnesiac milkman who makes a good living in the post-apocalypse as a delivery driver. And when a woman named Raven (Neve Campbell) makes John the offer of a lifetime, he accepts a dangerous cross-country assignment.

Along the way, John forms an uneasy alliance with Quiet (Stephanie Beatriz), and they quickly run into Sweet Tooth and other deranged drivers who stand between them and their goal.

Based on a True Story (2023)

Based on a True Story
58 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy
Cast Kaley Cuoco, Chris Messina, Tom Bateman
Created by Craig Rosenberg

Do you need your true crime comedy fix before Only Murders in the Building season 3 arrives? Based on a True Story has a similar premise to that show, but it eventually goes off in its own direction. Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina star as Ava and Nathan Bartlett, a couple whose marriage is on the rocks even with a baby on the way. Ava’s obsession with true crime is also really getting on Nathan’s nerves.

When a serial killer strikes in Los Angeles, Ava ropes Nathan in for her wild idea to launch a true crime podcast with the killer as their special guest. First, they have to figure out who the killer is, or at least who they think it is. However, Ava and Nathan are on for a rude surprise if they think that finding fame and fortune through true crime is going to be easy.


Futurama (1999) new

72 %
tv-14 8 Seasons
Genre Animation, Comedy, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast John DiMaggio, Billy West, Katey Sagal
Created by Matt Groening
Few shows have escaped cancellation as often as Futurama has, and a new season has finally arrived on Hulu. In the first episode back “from a brief 10-year hiatus,” Futurama takes a shot at its new streaming home when Fry (Billy West) attempts to watch every TV show ever made. And there are plenty of other sci-fi comedy shenanigans in store for the next nine weeks.

Justified: City Primeval (2023) new

Justified: City Primeval
79 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Timothy Olyphant, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Boyd Holbrook
Created by Michael Dinner, Dave Andron

Eight years after Justified finished its six-season run on FX, Timothy Olyphant’s U.S. Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens is back in Justified: City Primeval. Loosely inspired by Elmore Leonard’s City Primeval: High Noon in Detroit, the sequel series finds Raylan living a relatively quiet life in Miami while co-parenting his daughter, Willa (Vivian Olyphant). But when Raylan unexpectedly encounters “The Oklahoma Wildman,” Clement Mansell (Boyd Holbrook), he finds himself drawn into another potentially deadly showdown.

Even Raylan can lose a step with age, and in this business, any hesitation means that Raylan could finally meet his maker.

What We Do in the Shadows (2019)

What We Do in the Shadows
83 %
tv-ma 5 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou
Created by Jemaine Clement

The fifth season of FX’s quirky vampire comedy, What We Do in the Shadows, has arrived on Hulu. And once again, Nandor the Relentless (Kayvan Novak), Laszlo (Matt Berry), Nadja of Antipaxos (Natasia Demetriou), and Colin Robinson (Mark Proksch) are up to their vampiric hijinks.

Season 5 kicks off in the aftermath of Nandor’s familiar, Guillermo de la Cruz (Harvey Guillén), leaving his master behind. However, Guillermo’s desire to become a vampire remains unabated. This season will also feature more of The Guide, as Kristen Schaal has been upgraded to a series regular.

The Bear (2022)

The Bear
88 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Comedy
Cast Jeremy Allen White, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri
Created by Christopher Storer

The Bear may be the best original show on Hulu, and it’s not even close. This is a series that expertly blends drama and comedy. The great part is that all ten episodes of season 2 have dropped at once. In the new season, Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) has gotten everyone invested in his dream to transform his restaurant, The Beef, into The Bear. But making that dream a reality is a daunting task for everyone involved.

Season 2 gives all of the characters meaty roles to play, so to speak. This isn’t just a journey of self-discovery for Carmy, it’s also transformative for Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri), Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Andors Ebon Moss-Bachrach), Marcus (Lionel Boyce), Tina (Liza Colón-Zayas), and the rest.

Max (formerly HBO and HBO Max)

Harley Quinn (2019) new

Harley Quinn
87 %
tv-ma 4 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Animation, Crime, Action & Adventure
Cast Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell
Created by Dean Lorey, Patrick Schumacker, Justin Halpern

It’s truly a new day for Gotham City in Harley Quinn season 4, the hilariously profane DC animated series. Harley (Kaley Cuoco) is making a real attempt to be a hero alongside the Batman family even though she can’t quite temper her lethal methods. Meanwhile, Harley’s girlfriend, Poison Ivy (Lake Bell), has been handed control of the Legion of Doom, and she’s facing pushback on her agenda of “socially conscious evil.”

While Harley and Ivy have some boundaries in place to keep their new callings separate, there’s no denying that they are now on opposite sides…and that’s inevitably going to blow up in their faces.

My Adventures with Superman (2023)

My Adventures with Superman
82 %
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Jack Quaid, Alice Lee, Ishmel Sahid

Movie lovers will have to wait until 2025 to see Superman: Legacy on the big screen. But fans can see a fresh take on the Man of Steel in the new Adult Swim animated series, My Adventures with Superman. In this anime-inspired series, Clark Kent (Jack Quaid) is still very early in his career as Superman when he befriends his fellow Daily Planet interns, Lois Lane (Alice Lee) and Jimmy Olsen (Ishmel Sahid).

While Superman’s appearances cause a stir in Metropolis, Lois becomes relentless in her pursuit of getting the scoop on him. Meanwhile, Clark’s on an investigation of his own to learn more about who he is and where he came from.

Warrior (2019)

72 %
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama, Action & Adventure
Cast Andrew Koji, Olivia Cheng, Jason Tobin
Created by Jonathan Tropper

After a nearly three-year hiatus, Warrior is back for a third season on Max. And things are going poorly for San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th Century. Thanks to the gang war last season, the city is cracking down on Chinese citizens and putting the Hop Wei tong on their heels.

Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) has emerged as an icon to his people after proving himself to them. But now Ah Sahm has to win back the trust of his friend, Young Jun (Jason Tobin), because he knows that Ah Sahm’s sister is Mai Ling (Dianne Doan), the leader of their rival tong, the Long Zii. Although backroom dealings abound in Warrior season 3, the war between the tongs will be fought in the streets with all of the martial arts action that you can handle.

Amazon Prime Video

Good Omens (2019) new

Good Omens
67 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Comedy, Drama
Cast Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Miranda Richardson
Created by Neil Gaiman

The second season of Good Omens has arrived, a mere four years after the first season premiered on Prime Video. The series is about an angel, Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), and a demon named Crowley (David Tennant). Aziraphale and Crowley should be mortal enemies, but instead they actually like each other and they enjoy living on Earth alongside humanity.

When faced with the prospect of an apocalypse led by the antichrist, Aziraphale and Crowley teamed up to prevent the end of the world. They succeeded, and now the second season will reveal what comes next.

The Summer I Turned Pretty (2022)

The Summer I Turned Pretty
70 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Lola Tung, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno
Created by Gabrielle G. Stanton, Jenny Han

During the first season of The Summer I Turned Pretty, Isabel “Belly” Conklin (Lola Tung) was upset about her longtime friend, Conrad Fisher (Christopher Briney), showing disinterest in her, which in turn led Belly into the arms of Conrad’s brother, Jeremiah Fisher (Gavin Casalegno).

Season 2 picks up after Belly picking Conrad over Jeremiah, which causes a lot of heartache and friction between them. However, a flash-forward to Belly’s graduation finds her estranged from both of the Fisher brothers as viewers are forced to wonder how things went so wrong in the span of a year.

The Horror of Dolores Roach (2023)

The Horror of Dolores Roach
63 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Comedy
Cast Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike
Created by Aaron Mark

Have you ever seen Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street? Then you may be able to guess where The Horror of Dolores Roach is going. Blumhouse’s new Prime Video horror series focuses on Dolores Roach (Justina Machado), a newly released prisoner as she tries to build a new life for herself back in her old neighborhood.

However, Dolores keeps running into some unsavory characters, who she then turns into some unsavory treats out of desperation more than anything else. But as Dolores’ body count rises, even she wonders how long she can get away with murder.


The Witcher (2019) new

The Witcher
63 %
tv-ma 3 Seasons
Genre Drama, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan
Created by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
Say goodbye to your Witcher, because Henry Cavill is done with The Witcher after three seasons. The second and final part of The Witcher season 3 has arrived, and it pushes Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia to his limits as he attempts to protect Ciri (Freya Allan). Savor these episodes while you can, since it will likely be a very long time before The Witcher season 4 rolls around with Liam Hemsworth in the title role as the new Geralt.

The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)

The Lincoln Lawyer
62 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama, Crime
Cast Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Neve Campbell, Becki Newton
Created by David E. Kelley

Mickey Haller (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) has a new case when The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 begins, and it may push him into some very dangerous territory. Mickey’s latest client, Russell Lawson (David Clayton Rogers), has let him in on a secret that could spell the end of Mickey’s career if he reveals that Russell is a guilty man.

The complications keep piling up for Mickey in the first five episodes of the new season. But you’ll have to wait until August 3 to see the five remaining episodes of season 2.

Black Mirror (2011)

Black Mirror
75 %
tv-ma 6 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
Created by Charlie Brooker
Charlie Brooker’s modern-day Twilight Zone is back with five new episodes of unsettling tales of modern life and technology. Black Mirror isn’t necessarily scary, but some of these stories have a way of lingering in your mind after you’ve watched them. It’s not always a pretty picture, and like an abyss, the Black Mirror always stares back at you.


Special Ops: Lioness (2023)

Special Ops: Lioness
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Laysla De Oliveira, Zoe Saldaña, Nicole Kidman
Created by Taylor Sheridan

Yellowstone’s Taylor Sheridan may have another hit on his hands with Special Ops: Lioness, a new original series on Paramount+. And he definitely has one of the strongest casts in recent memory to back him up. Avatar: The Way of Water‘s Zoe Saldaña headlines the series as Joe, the woman in charge of the U.S.’ secret Lioness program that embeds women in the inner circle of terrorists in order to take them out.

Laysla De Oliveira co-stars as Cruz Manuelos, one of Joe’s latest recruits. But there’s more than a little political intrigue in this terrorist hunt, and Cruz’s cover may be blown. Nicole Kidman and Morgan Freeman co-star in the series as Kaitlyn Meade and Edwin Mullins, respectively. It’s hard to ask for a higher-caliber cast than that.

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022)

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
80 %
tv-pg 2 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Anson Mount, Ethan Peck, Jess Bush
Created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, Jenny Lumet

During the glory days of Star Trek, the Enterprise had self-contained adventures every week. Star Trek: Strange New Worlds embraces that episodic storytelling while chronicling the adventures of Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and the first crew of the Enterprise.

Season 2 has just premiered, and it forces first officer Una Chin-Riley (Rebecca Romijn) to face her past. Meanwhile, there are potential love connections on the Enterprise between Spock (Ethan Peck) and Christine Chapel (Jess Bush), as well as La’an Noonien-Singh (Christina Chong) and the newly arrived James T. Kirk (Paul Wesley).

Apple TV+

Foundation (2021)

62 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Drama
Cast Jared Harris, Lee Pace, Lou Llobell
Created by David S. Goyer

In the first season of Apple TV+’s Foundation, Hari Seldon (Jared Harris) revealed that he had come up with a way to accurately predict the future. And the only way to ensure that the next dark age isn’t longer is for Seldon’s followers to defy the Galactic Empire and become renegades.

Season 2 starts with Seldon’s protégée, Gaal Dornick (Lou Llobell), being reunited with her daughter, Salvor Hardin (Leah Harvey), as they attempt to move forward with their plans. Meanwhile, Brother Day (Lee Pace), and the other clones of Emperor Cleon I discover that even they are not immune to dangerous plots against them.

The Crowded Room (2023)

The Crowded Room
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Tom Holland, Amanda Seyfried, Emmy Rossum
Created by Akiva Goldsman

Spider-Man star Tom Holland recently announced his intent to take a year-long break from acting after his intense experience headlining the new Apple TV+ original series, The Crowded Room. Within the show, Holland plays Danny Sullivan, a very troubled young man who has been arrested in New York in 1979 for a shocking crime.

Amanda Seyfried co-stars as Rya Goodwin, a police interrogator who tries to make sense of Danny’s actions. Through Rya’s conversations with Danny, his past plays out on screen as the audience learns some unsettling secrets that haunt Danny in the present which may change his life forever once they come out.


Secret Invasion (2023)

Secret Invasion
63 %
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Action & Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir
Created by Kyle Bradstreet

Aside from its horrific AI opening sequence, Secret Invasion has been a welcome return to form by Marvel that doesn’t try to be a comedy. Instead, it gives Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury a chance to be serious as he reluctantly returns to Earth to deal with a Skrull rebellion led by Gravik (Kingsley Ben-Adir).

Fury’s comeback is complicated by the fact that one of Gravik’s most trusted operatives is G’iah (Emilia Clarke), the daughter of his friend and ally, Talos (Ben Mendelsohn). Can Fury and Talos trust G’iah or even each other? The walls are closing in on them, and time is running out to save the world.

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