Netflix has seen something of a boom since the beginning of lockdown, and with another month of staying at home on the horizon for many, the streaming platform’s schedule of new content is remaining as packed as ever.
June sees the return of some popular original series – with 13 Reasons Why coming to a close after its fourth season, Queer Eye‘s Fab Five reuniting for a long-awaited fifth series of the hit makeover show and Ryan Murphy’s comedy drama The Politician getting a second run.
And there’s also some exciting series making their debuts this month, including The Titan Games, a new sports competition series hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson; Lenox Hill, a docuseries taking a look at the lifesaving work of four doctors at the titular hospital in New York City; and The Woods, a Polish language crime drama adapted from the Harlan Coben novel of the same name.
As far as original feature films go, there’s Will Ferrell’s long-awaited Eurovision Song Contest: the Story of Fire Saga, plus the small matter of a new film from legendary director Spike Lee – his latest picture Da 5 Bloods, which tells the story of four African American vets who return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen Squad Leader, arrives this month.
We also have a new stand-up special from irreverent American comedian Eric Andre to look forward to, as well as new action thriller titled The Last Days of American Crime, an anime feature called A Whisker Away and a documentary looking at the abuse suffered by members of the USA Gymnastics team, Athlete A.
Monday 1st June
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown series 1-12 Show in which the late American chef and TV star travels the world celebrating international cuisine. Watch on Netflix
Dear My Friends season 1 Korean drama focusing on a group of characters in their twilight years. Watch on Netflix
44 Cats season 2 A second run for the Italian animated kids’ series about a group of musical cats. Watch on Netflix
Spelling the Dream Documentary chronicling the success of Indian American competitors at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Watch on Netflix
Thursday 4th June
Baki season 2 A second series for the anime based on the manga Baki the Grappler. Watch on Netflix
Friday 5th June
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom The most recent entry to the Jurassic Park franchise, featuring Chris Pratt and seeing Jeff Goldblum return to the series
The Last Days of American Crime Action thriller movie about two men and a woman who plan the heist of the century before a government-broadcast signal wipes out crime for ever
Queer Eye season 5The fab five are back to improve the lives on a new batch of nominees – almost a year after series 4
This Gayflower couldn’t hit land soon enough! ⚓️ Who’s ready for the season of brotherly love?!?! Grab your oars and an absorbent box of tissues because Queer Eye Season 5 is arriving in Philly, June 5th! #QE5 ✨????????
Dark season 3 Time is counting down to the start of the third and last cycle of the mind-boggling German-language series…
Tuesday 30th June
George Lopez: We’ll Do It for Half The veteran stand-up comedian returns for his last special
Also expected in June:
Babies series 2 Shameless (UK) series 1-11 People Just Do Nothing series 5 The Real Housewives of Atlanta series 1-2 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills series 1-2 The Real Housewives of New York series 1-2 Rick and Morty series 4 RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 5