What to stream in June 2023: ‘The Idol,’ ‘Secret Invasion’ – The Seattle Times

Here’s what’s coming to Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Max, Prime Video, Peacock, Paramount+ and other streaming services in June.
Music superstar The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) and “Euphoria” creator Sam Levinson collaborate on “The Idol: Season 1,” a new series set in the music industry starring Lily-Rose Depp as a pop star trying to reignite her career after a nervous breakdown and The Weeknd as a nightclub impresario with a sordid past (Max, June 4).
Samuel L. Jackson returns as Nick Fury and takes on the shapeshifting Skrulls in the Marvel Cinematic Universal limited series “Secret Invasion,” which spins off a storyline from “Captain Marvel.” Ben Mendelsohn, Cobie Smulders and Martin Freeman also reprise their big screen roles (Disney+, June 21).
The offbeat “I’m A Virgo: Season 1” (2023) from filmmaker Boots Riley is a comic odyssey of a 13-foot-tall young Black man (Jharrel Jerome) educated by comic books and TV shows trying to find his way in the real world (Prime Video, June 23).
James Cameron’s science fiction spectacle “Avatar: The Way of Water,” now the third highest grossing movie of all time, makes its streaming debut on Max (June 7).
Returning favorites include the second season of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” the fan-favorite prequel series in the “Star Trek” franchise (Paramount+, June 15); the seventh season of the time-travel romance “Outlander” (Starz, June 16); the fourth and final season of “Jack Ryan” (Prime Video, June 30); and the long-awaited sixth season of “Black Mirror” (Netflix, late June).
“Based On A True Story: Season 1” with Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina plays the true crime genre for comedy (Peacock, June 8).
Tom Holland stars in “The Crowded Room,” a limited series crime thriller set in 1979 New York City (Apple TV+, June 9), and Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan return for the spinoff “The Walking Dead: Dead City” (AMC+, June 15).
From England comes the comedy “The Full Monty: Season 1,” which reunites the stars of the underdog comedy 25 years later (Hulu, June 14), and drama “Somewhere Boy: Season 1,” about a young man raised in isolation from the world (Hulu, June 7).
There will also be new seasons of the “The Bear” (Hulu, June 22) and “Warrior” (Max, June 29) and comedies “The Righteous Gemstones” (Max, June 18) and “And Just Like That …” (Max, June 22).
Chris Hemsworth returns as Australian black ops mercenary Tyler Rake on a new mission in the action film “Extraction 2” from producers Joe and Anthony Russo. (Netflix, June 16)
“Shooting Stars” dramatizes the true story of young LeBron James and his champion high school basketball team (Peacock, June 2), and “Flamin’ Hot” tells the story of the Frito-Lay janitor who made Flamin’ Hot Cheetos a pop culture phenomenon (Hulu and Disney+, June 9).
Horror: A first-time mother must protect her newborn from a neighborhood that becomes eerily threatening in “Baby Ruby” (Hulu, June 3), and Sarah Snook is a fertility doctor whose daughter begins acting strangely in “Run Rabbit Run” (Netflix, June 28).
Arriving from theaters: “Chevalier” starring Kelvin Harrison Jr. as the celebrated Black violinist-composer in 18th-century France (Hulu, June 16) and “The Lost King” with Sally Hawkins as an amateur historian searching for the burial place of King Richard III (June 16, AMC+ and Acorn TV) are both based on true stories.
The limited series “Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets” explores the unsettling truth behind the reality TV mega-family (Prime Video, June 2).
“American Pain” charts the rise and fall of twin bodybuilders who became oxycodone kingpins (Max, June 8), and “The Stroll” is a portrait of transgender life in 1990s and 2000s New York (Max, June 21).
Biography: “Arnold” chronicles the life and career of Arnold Schwarzenegger (Netflix, June 7), “Stan Lee” tells the story of the legendary Marvel Comics writer and creator (Disney+, June 16), and “Rock Hudson: All That Heaven Allowed” explores the hidden life of the Hollywood star (Max, June 28).
The limited series “The Days” (Japan) dramatizes the real-life events of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident (Netflix, June 1).
“Medellin” (France) is an action comedy from French filmmaker and actor Franck Gastambide (Prime Video, June 2).
Documentary: The limited series “Tour de France: Unchained” (France) follows iconic racing teams through the most famous cycling race in the world (Netflix, June 8), and “First Five” (Finland) profiles Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin and her historic female Cabinet (Max, June 9).
Paramount+ and Showtime Anytime merge into a single streaming service, with the unwieldy title Paramount+ With Showtime, on June 27. The additional content arrives with a raise in subscription price for both premium and ad-supported plans by $2.
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