8 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO Max and more this weekend

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Some weeks, writing these streaming round-ups can be tough — this isn’t one of those opportunities. In fact, so much good content is dropping on streamers this weekend that we’ve expanded our usual seven slots to eight, and skipped a lot of other new movies and TV shows that might otherwise make the cut.

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Almost every major streamer gets the look, too. Netflix sees the long-awaited arrival of Sex Education Season 3, HBO Max benefits from Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho and Amazon benefits from a slew of new feature films and series. Hell, even Apple TV Plus gets it thanks to the return of The Morning Show.

Below, we round up the eight biggest additions to streaming services this weekend — from blockbuster movies to quirky animated series.

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Sex Education (Netflix)

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Let’s start with the big one, shall we? After a Covid-related production delay, Sex Education finally returned to Netflix this weekend with more sex-charged antics from Moordale’s hormone-filled teen.

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Season 3 begins directly after the show’s second season finale, in which Jean learns she is pregnant, Adam declares his love for Eric, and Isaac deletes Otis’ heartfelt message to Maeve. Oh, and an uber-traditional, sex-opposite headmaster joins the school—so expect a lot of tears, tantrums, and twists.

The show’s original ensemble cast all return, while Jason Isaacs, Dua Saleh and Jemima Kirke join the cast for an eight-episode third season.

Now Available to Stream on Netflix

Cry Macho (HBO Max)

Hollywood icon Clint Eastwood N. Richard Nash returns to the screen (and the director’s chair) in Cry Macho, an adaptation of the Mexican road-trip novel.

Eastwood stars as Mike Milo, a hit wonder rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who takes a job from his former owner, Howard Polk (Dwight Yoakam), to bring his young son home from Mexico. Naturally, things do not go according to plan.

Critical reception has so far been mixed, with audiences highlighting the film’s surprising lack of typical Eastwood grit, but welcoming the sentiment’s helping. The man is 91, lest we forget.

American audiences can find Cry Macho on HBO Max, while UK audiences will have to head to the theatre.

Now Available to Stream on HBO Max

Everyone’s Talking About Jamie (Amazon Prime Video)

A feature-length adaptation of the acclaimed West End musical, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, follows a teenager’s journey from a Sheffield high school student to a famous drag queen.

Newcomer Max Harwood stars as Jamie, Ralph Inson as his unable father, and a much-lauded Richard E. Starred as Grant. Expect an upbeat musical number and a tear-jerking defiance story from this one—everyone is talking about it, after all.

If you’re a fan of Billy Elliot, Dear Evan Hansen or hairspray, add this to your weekend watchlist.

Now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

The Morning Show (Apple TV Plus)

Apple TV Plus’ flagship drama series (though Ted Lasso may have now shunned that mantra) returns to streamers this weekend, with newsroom hosts Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in the spotlight once again.

Steve Carell, Mark Duplass and Emmy winner Billy Crudup all also return along with newcomers Juliana Margulies, Will Arnett, Greta Lee and Hasan Minhaj.

The Morning Show’s first season didn’t start out exactly the way Apple had originally hoped, with a “fascinating, but somewhat frivolous” consensus leaving the series’ second season to work if It hopes to rank among the best shows around.

Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus

Nightbook (Netflix)

Spider-Man director Sam Raimi returns to producing duties with a new Netflix film, Nightbook, after a horror story-obsessed boy (Winslow Feglie) is imprisoned by an evil witch (Kristen Ritter) in his magical apartment. Is.

In order to survive, young Alex must tell a horror story to the witch every night, but he instead chooses to find an escape route by teaming up with another prisoner, Yasmin (Lyda Jewett).

The premise here seems novel, even though the trailer suggests Nightbooks is a relatively child-friendly adventure. Still, the first season of Stranger Things initially seemed made for kids, until it happened…

Horror fans, take note.

Now Available to Stream on Netflix

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (Netflix)

Yes, you read that right. For some reason, yet another He-Man series is landing on Netflix, a few months after Masters of the Universe: Revelation (which itself is returning later this year) came to breathe new life into the fictional franchise.

This time, however, Titanic’s Heroes Adventures is aimed at a younger audience, and comes from the mind of DC Comics’ Brian Q Miller. The animation style is different too, opting for a Fortnite-esque aesthetic that better suits the show’s teenage protagonist.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe redefines the classic tale of the Guardians of Grayskull, so even those frustrated by Revelation’s narrative side-steps may find something to enjoy here.

Now Available to Stream on Netflix

Premises (Hulu)

The Office’s BJ Novak writes, directs, and hosts this suspenseful and experimental anthology series, which sets out to tackle “the biggest questions of our modern age.”

Called Premises, the show blends comedy and drama in half-hour episodes, featuring an all-star cast that includes Jon Bernthal, Amy Landecker, Beau Bridges, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Platt, the late Ed Asner and many more. . .

The first two episodes are now available to stream on Hulu in the US, while UK viewers will have to wait until the show hits streamers across the pond (presumably Amazon Prime Video).

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Rebellion (Amazon Prime Video)

Speaking of which, the third of three Steve McQueen documentaries to debut on Prime Video this weekend (all of which follow last year’s acclaimed Small X film anthology) is a three-part miniseries. Directed by McQueen and James Rogas, the trio drew connections between several major events in 1981: the Brixton Riots, Black People’s Day of Action and the New Cross Fire.

Black Power: A British Story of Resistance and Subnormal: A British Scandal joined the rebellion as the other two documentaries to hit Prime over the next few days, which similarly highlight themes of education, segregation and institutional racism.

It’s likely that neither of them will be a handy watch – is there anything made by McQueen? — but these documents still provide essential lessons in black history.

Now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

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