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Mank, Mulan and Mariah Carey Headline a Packed Friday Drop

ALSO: The Hardy Boys, Big Mouth, Selena: The Series, The Great British Baking Show, and more.
  • (Photos: Netflix/Disney+/Apple TV+)
    (Photos: Netflix/Disney+/Apple TV+)

    As Primetimer's Joe Reid wrote earlier this week, Netflix is poised to be the Schitt's Creek of the 2021 Academy Awards, with David Fincher's Mank among the streamer's most buzzed-about Oscar contenders. The Gary Oldman-starrer makes its streaming debut today.

    Also today: Disney's live-action Mulan emerges from out behind its Disney+ VOD firewall, Mariah Carey teams with Apple TV+ for a star-studded holiday special, and Big Mouth returns for a fourth season of animated awkwardness. Here's what's new and noteworthy on TV this Friday:

    ORIGINAL MOVIE: Fresh off a limited theatrical release, the biographical drama Mank centers on the life of Herman J. Mankiewicz (played by Gary Oldman) as he wrote Citizen Kane, famously clashing with its legendary director, Orson Welles. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netlfix

    COMPLETE FIRST SEASON: Christian Serratos stars in Selena: The Series, which follows the late Tejano singer from her childhood in Texas to her reign as the most successful Latin artist of all time. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    STREAMING PREMIERE: After premiering as a premium upgrade option back in September, Disney's live-action remake of Mulan is now available for free to all Disney+ subscribers. Watch trailer. Streaming on Disney+

    COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON: Puberty continues terrorizing the young protagonists of Big Mouth as Nick Kroll, John Mulaney and crew are joined by a stellar line-up of voice cast guest stars for an all new season of animated adventures. Watch trailer. Streaming on Netflix

    SERIES PREMIERE: Based on the timeless book series, The Hardy Boys follows Frank (Rohan Campbell) and Joe (Alexander Elliot) as they move to a new town with their father, only to stumble across a mystery connected to their mother's death. Watch trailer. Streaming on Hulu

    HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Mariah Carey joins forces with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, Misty Copeland, Snoop Dogg, Jermaine Dupri, Billy Eichner, Tiffany Haddish, and Mykal-Michelle Harris for Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special, a star-studded night of music and holiday cheer. Watch trailer. Streaming on Apple TV+

    HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Shake off your post-finale malaise with this year's edition of The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, in which the cast of Derry Girls, and some fan-favorite bakers from seasons past whip up festive treats for the holiday season. Watch trailer. Streaming Netflix


    • Nightmare Before Christmas - Tim Burton's stop-motion Gothic fantasy is half Christmas movie, half Halloween movie, and 100% holiday classic. 12:50 PM ET on Freeform
    • Scrooged - Bill Murray stars in director Richard Donner's take on Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol, with Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Robert Mitchum joining him on a Christmas Eve journey of transformation. 8:00 PM ET on AMC
    • The Santa Clause - Tim Allen signs on with Team Santa, but fails to read the fine print before he dons the classic red suit. 2:30 PM ET on Freeform

    Jed Rosenzweig is the Founder and Publisher of Primetimer. 

    TOPICS: Mank, Netflix, David Fincher, Gary Oldman