What We’re Watching This Month (June)

Some releases are moving to streaming services instead of theatres, but there’s still plenty coming out. Here’s what we’re most excited for. 

 

Fuller House

Netflix, June 2

It’s the final season and it’s a triple wedding. Stephanie is marrying Jimmy after surrogate Kimmy gave birth to their new baby girl and he took the opportunity to propose, Kimmy is marrying Fernando (again), and DJ is marrying her high school flame Steve. How will that take up a whole half-season? Given that this is Fuller House, we expect wacky costumes, unlikely hijinks, and a boatload of call-backs. Wouldn’t it be great if Stephanie put a car through the kitchen again? 

 

Dear Class of 2020

YouTube, June 6

It has to be rough to be a class of 2020 graduate, so to help heal a bit of the sting, Barack and Michelle Obama are hosting a virtual graduation event (on the channel YouTube Originals). Commencement speakers will include Korean boy band BTS, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai, and Malala Yousafzai. There will also be special appearances by Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Kerry Washington, Chloe x Halle, Zendaya, Aina, AsapSCIENCE, Dude Perfect, Mr. Kate, and The Try Guys. Oh, and there’s a virtual dance party scheduled afterwards. Thanks, Obamas. 

 

Gordon Ramsay Uncharted

National Geographic, June 7

The famously foulmouthed chef is back with a new season of Gordon Ramsay Uncharted, which sees him travel to remote places in search of new adventures and food challenges. This season he’s off to eat like a Viking in Norway, pilot an airboat in Louisiana’s bayou country, and trek to Sumatra’s highlands. Presumably, the real treasure he finds will be the friends he yells at along the way. 

 

Artemis Fowl

Disney+, June 12

This would have been the movie to kick off summer blockbuster season, but as it stands it’s now the biggest movie to get the streaming premiere treatment. Follow 12-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl as he kidnaps a fairy for a large ransom of gold and discovers a battle between supernatural forces that may be behind his father’s disappearance. 

 

Perry Mason 

HBO/Crave, June 21

Matthew Rhys stars in this reimagining of Perry Mason as a down on his luck private investigator who gets roped into a child kidnapping gone awry. Set in Los Angeles in 1931, the series takes place before Mason becomes a legendary attorney and is based on the novels of Erle Stanley Gardner. The series will also star Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow, Chris Chalk, Shea Whigham, and Juliet Rylance.

 

The Twilight Zone

CBS All Access, June 25

Horror maven Jordan Peele returns with a second season of thought-provoking and spine-tingling stories. As with the first season, Peele is bringing along an incredible cast of collaborators, including Sky Ferreira, Tony Hale, Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Paul F. Tompkins, Tawny Newsome, Morena Baccarin, Billy Porter, Topher Grace, Natalie Martinez, Gretchen Mol, Jurnee Smollett, Damon Wayans Jr., Colman Domingo, Jenna Elfman, Abbie Hern, Sophia Macy, Jimmi Simpson, and Daniel Sunjata. What will happen? Hard to say based on the trailer, but we expect some high-tension, high-concept science fiction, horror, and complex morality tales. 

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