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What’s coming to Netflix this summer

The sun is shining, ice-cream aplenty, the sound of leather on willow echoes across village greens and our thoughts naturally turn to box sets. Netflix, with its $8 billion budget for programming, this summer is packed with new series, films and enticing link-ins with Disney, ABC and CW TV.

Here then is our brief guide to what to expect.

June

June will see a number of series coming from Netflix’s recent tie-ins with ABC and CW. These will include favourites such as:

Supergirl Season 3
Agents of Shield Season 5
Grey’s Anatomy Season 14
Scandal Season 7
Quantico Season 3

Netflix original series in June will see the much-anticipated return of the highly acclaimed Marvel series Luke Cage (22nd)

Others are:

November 13 (1st)
Sense8 Finale (8th)
Voltron: legendary Defender (15th)
Glow, season 2 (29th)

The tie-in with Disney will see an influx of Marvel films, starting with Thor: Ragnarok

Meanwhile Netflix will launch 10 original movies including:

Alex Strangelove, produced by Ben Stiller, this is described as a hilarious and moving adventure of love, sex and friendship in our liberated and confusing modern times. (8th)

The Angel, a $12 million spy thriller The Angel depicts the true story of a high-ranking Egyptian official who became a spy for Israel. (15th)

To Each Her Own, Jess meets Casey, a very openly gay woman and quickly the girls form a strong romantic bond which forces Jess to come to terms with her true sexuality risking her family and hurting her best friend/husband. (24th)

Ali’s Wedding, After a white lie spirals out of control, a neurotic, naïve and musically gifted Muslim cleric’s eldest son must follow through with an arranged marriage, except he is madly in love with an Australian born-Lebanese girl. (8th)

Lust Stories is the sequel to 2013 movie Bombay Talkies, presenting four short films by four of India’s biggest directors exploring love, sex and relationships in modern India. (15th)

Maktub, claiming to be the biggest Israeli blockbuster since 1986, two criminals are the sole survivors of a terrorist attack at a restaurant in Jerusalem. They decide to change their ways and become flesh and blood angels. They go on a journey of wish fulfilment for people who write requests on paper and put between the sacred stones of the Wailing Wall. (15th)

Sunday’s Illness, A high-class lady receives the unexpected visit of her long-time stranded daughter that she had left over thirty years ago, asking a strange request: to spend ten days together. (15th)

Brain on Fire, A young, capable professional cannot explain her newly erratic behaviour. (22nd)

Us and Them, angry and frustrated, working class Danny aims to kick start a revolution by turning the tables on the establishment with a deadly game of chance. (22nd)

July

There has not been a full programme announced for July so far. But those announced will include:

Star Wars: episode 8, The Last Jedi

Among Netflix originals will be:

The Legacy of the White Deer, The great hunter Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) and his trusted cameraman Don (Danny McBride) set out for an epic weekend adventure to reconnect with Buck’s young son. (6th)

How It Ends, A desperate father tries to return home to his pregnant wife after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos. (27th)

And Netflix original series such as:

Sacred Game (6th)
Samantha! (6th)
Somebody Feed Phil (6th)
Follow This! (9th)

August

Again, only a partial announcement so far. The big news will be the new season of the ABC show Once Upon a Time Season 7.

Among original output announced are:

Like Father, A workaholic woman who is left at the altar takes her honeymoon trip anyway with her overachieving father who left her mother because he believed his family was holding back his career. (3rd)

The Package, When a group of teenage friends goes on a spring break camping trip, an unfortunate accident sets off a race against time to save their friend’s most prized possession. (10th)

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, A teenage girl’s secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life. (17th)

And new series include:

La Casa de las Flores (10th)
The Innocents (24th)

So, there you go a wide range of subjects, thrills and popcorn fun. Forget the sun, forget the fresh air, instead gather all you need and switch-on to Netflix. You know it makes sense. Happy viewing!

By:

A veteran freelance journalist writing extensively on internet news and cybersecurity.
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