As June rolls around, we’re ready to usher in a fresh selection of releases. This month, the prevailing genres across Netflix, Disney+ and Apple TV+ are thrillers and provoking dramas. First on our list is the sixth season of Black Mirror. One of Netflix’s star exclusives, the four-year wait is finally over for fans of the anthology. Where we left off, Miley Cyrus graced the show as popstar Ashley Too in season five, and Letitia Wright took the lead in the final episode of season four. More details have yet to be released, but as of now, we know that Salma Hayek is amongst the star-studded season five cast.
Next up, The Idol. Co-created by Sam Levinson—the mind behind Euphoria—and Abel Tesfaye (The Weeknd), The Idol follows pop star Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) rocky road to fame. Navigating the wild and dangerous world of the Hollywood music industry and riddled with sex, violence, and drugs, Jocelyn’s big break is just within arm’s reach, and so is a rabbit hole of vices and bad intentions. To add to the buzz, Depp stars alongside real-life musicians Abel Tesfaye, Troye Sivan, and Jennie Kim in this indie-sleaze spectacle. But amidst the controversial debates the show has struck up, the show had recently received a five-minute standing ovation at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival.
For those who love a good Korean thriller, Bloodhounds is the latest webtoon adaptation to hit Netflix. Filled with crime, action, and drama, Bloodhounds explores class struggles through the ambitious rebellion of three friends against a ruthless loan shark. Treading on the horror genre, you’ll find Revenant, an occult mystery thriller on Disney+.
Below, see our full curation of shows to add to your watch list this June—all available on popular streaming platforms Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, and HBO Go.
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Black Mirror Season 6
Black Mirror fans rejoice—after four years of waiting, the award-winning sci-fi show returns this June with Salma Hayek on the roster. Expect more mind-bending future technology, alternate realities, and stellar performances from a star-studded cast intertwined with explorations of current issues.
Watch Black Mirror Season 6 on Netflix in June 2023.
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From the minds of Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and pop sensation Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye comes the hot topic of the month—The Idol. Starring It-girl Lily-Rose Depp as rising pop star Jocelyn, The Idol charts Jocelyn’s dangerous climb—riddled with sex, violence, and drugs—to the top in the Hollywood music industry. Jennie Kim and Troye Sivan also star in this hotly anticipated HBO exclusive.
Watch The Idol on HBO Go from 5 June 2023.
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The Crowded Room
In The Crowded Room, Tom Holland stars alongside Amanda Seyfried and Emmy Rossum in a psychological thriller inspired by The Minds of Billy Milligan, a novel by Daniel Keyes. The story follows Danny Sullivan (Tom Holland) who is arrested for a shooting and unveils stories from his past through a series of interviews. Set in 1979, the ten-episode series is sure to have you hooked as you dive deeper into Sullivan’s complicated mind.
Watch The Crowded Room on Apple TV+ from 9 June 2023.
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Bloodhounds is a Korean drama that chronicles the thrilling escapades of an unlikely trio: two young boxers (Woo Do-Hwan and Lee Sang-Yi) and a moneylender (Huh Joon-ho). The three embark on a tumultuous quest to take down a ruthless loan shark who preys on the financially desperate, one of his victims being Gun-Woo (Woo Do-Hwan)’s mother. Adapted from the webtoon Bloodhounds, audiences are in for an action-packed viewing.
Watch Bloodhounds on Netflix from 9 June 2023.
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Demons, death, the occult—Revenant has it all. Created by acclaimed South Korean playwright and screenwriter Kim Eun-hee, Revenant promises an otherworldly mystery thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. The drama follows Gu Sanyeong (Kim Taeri), a woman whose life seems cursed with misfortune. She meets Yeom Haesang (Oh Jungse), a man who can see demons, and the two unravel the dark mysteries that surround them.
Watch Revenant on Disney+ from 23 June 2023.
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Never Have I Ever Season Four
Never Have I Ever returns with its fourth and final season—charting senior year for protagonist Devi Vishwakumar (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan). The future is daunting, with college quandaries, identity crises, and inevitable drama looming. Tune in to follow Devi and her friends navigate the last lap of college.
Watch Never Have I Ever Season Four on Netflix from 8 June 2023.
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For Marvel fans—Samuel L. Jackson returns to reprise his role as Nick Fury, the protagonist of the newest Marvel series, Secret Invasion. Expect to see the Skrulls (the shapeshifting aliens most of us recognise from Captain Marvel) take centre stage as well, as Fury fights off an impending invasion of them with the aid of Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders).
Watch Secret Invasion on Disney+ from 21 June 2023.
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And Just Like That… Season Two
The women of Sex and the City return for the second instalment of And Just Like That…—the HBO spin-off series that follows Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) as they experience the ups and downs of life and friendship in their 50s. With its recent announcement that Kim Cattrall will be making a surprising cameo to reprise her role of Samantha, it’s safe to say drama will ensue this season.
Watch And Just Like That… Season Two on HBO Go from 22 June 2023.
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Idris Elba produces and stars in Hijack, a thriller series that will keep you on your toes. The premise follows Sam Nelson (Idris Elba), a professional negotiator, as he’s tasked with the treacherous task of saving the lives of the passengers aboard a hijacked flight on a seven-hour journey.
Watch Hijack on Apple TV+ from 28 June 2023.