Netflix users, it’s time to get your households in order. The streaming service is beginning to crackdown on account sharing, which may restrict certain profiles from accessing its library unless an extra account is paid for. And there will be more than 50 premieres in June alone, including the final seasons of Never Have I Ever and Human Resources (we’ll have more on both of those later). Not every title is worth watching, of course — save time scrolling and head straight to these eight, can’t-miss Netflix originals next month.
Black Mirror creator Charlie Booker advised viewers to expect the unexpected this season, telling Tudum, “This time, alongside some of the more familiar Black Mirror tropes we’ve also got a few new elements, including some I’ve previously sworn blind the show would never do.” The trailer gives some hints of what to expect: violent outbursts, dial-up internet, deranged cheerleaders, and a cast featuring Aaron Paul, Annie Murphy, Ben Barnes, Clara Rugaard, Danny Ramirez, Himesh Patel, John Hannah, Josh Hartnett, Kate Mara, Michael Cera, Myha’la Herrold, Paapa Essiedu, Rob Delaney, Salma Hayek Pinault, and Zazie Beetz. Netflix still hasn’t announced exactly when its hit sci-fi anthology will be released, but it will definitely be sometime in June — maybe life will imitate art and it will stream directly into our eyeballs.
Finally, all will be revealed in the final season of this sci-fi series that found new life at Netflix after being canceled by NBC in 2021. And the release date of the conclusion has major significance — since the first season, June 2, 2024 has been cited as the date that all the passengers of Flight 828, the plane that mysteriously disappeared and reappeared unchanged five years later, will die. The release date may be a year earlier than the prophesized date, but it will signal an end to, if not the world as the characters now believe, at least their long and winding journey to uncover the purpose of their callings.
Following Arnold Schwarzenegger’s first starring television role in FUBAR, his takeover of Netflix continues with this documentary exploring his rise to fame — not just as a bodybuilder and actor, but as a politician. Schwarzenegger himself plays a major role in the film, directed by Lesley Chilcott (Epix’s Helter Skelter: An American Myth), telling his own story about his journey to go after his version of the American dream.
Italian cartoonist Zerocalcare brings his graphic novel creations to life once again in this follow-up to his 2021 series Tear Along the Dotted Line. His semi-autobiographical work follows the life of Zerocalcare, whose guiding conscience is a talking armadillo. In This World Can’t Tear Me Down, Zero must contend with how the world used to be and how it is now after an old friend returns to a neighborhood he no longer recognizes.
The first five episodes of this tennis docuseries were released in January 2023, and now five more premiere to complete the season, this time following the daily lives of players leading up to the 2022 U.S. Open, where Serena Williams played her final match. Featured players this time around include Nick Kyrgios, Ons Jabeur, Frances Tiafoe, Taylor Fritz, Aryna Sabalenka, and Ajla Tomljanovic, the Australian player who beat Williams.
Marco Mejia (Miss Benny) is a gender non-conforming person who just landed what should be a dream gig working for makeup mogul Madolyn Addison (Kim Cattrall). But it’s a cutthroat job that becomes a lot for Marco to handle along with a messy dating life and the ups and downs of their own journey of self discovery. Whether intentional or not, this series from Jordon Nardino (Gilmore Girls, Smash, Star Trek: Discovery) premieres the same day Max’s And Just Like That… returns with Cattrall’s former Sex and the City co-stars. Her starring role in this series seems to say that she’s doing just fine without them.
Mikey Day returns to host this baking competition that asks one simple question: “Is it cake?” Talented bakers compete to disguise their creations among a group of real objects, hoping to fool a panel of celebrity judges in order to take home a cash prize. Is it silly? Yes. Do the rules make sense? Not always. But it joins the ranks of Netflix’s Nailed It! as an absurd yet endlessly entertaining addition to the ever-growing field of food-centric television.
Look for more promising premieres from Netflix and other programmers in our monthly preview, running on May 26. You can check out a complete list of Netflix’s comings and goings here.
Brianna Wellen is a TV Reporter at Primetimer who became obsessed with television when her parents let her stay up late to watch E.R.
TOPICS: Netflix, Black Mirror, Break Point, Glamorous, Is It Cake?, Manifest, This World Can't Tear Me Down, The Witcher, Arnold Schwarzenegger