There are tons of new things to see this weekend, so if you’re in the mood for a good long binge, this list of new movies and TV shows offers something for everyone. The streaming wars continue as Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, and other streaming services continue to leave endless entertainment options for viewers.
This weekend brings new seasons or episodes of popular shows, including American Horror Story, PEN15, See, Archer, and Supergirl. There are also plenty of series debuts, like the heist drama Unusual Suspects and the viral suspense video Clickbait. On the movies front, Vacation Friends brings the laughs, He’s everything that updates a classic rom-com, and The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf expands the fan-favorite universe.
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Here are our picks of the new movies and TV shows to watch this weekend.
American Horror Story: Double Role (FX)
Premiere of the tenth season | Episodes 1-2 (TV-MA) | How to watch AHS season 10 online
Ryan Murphy’s anthology series doubles down on horror in its 10th installment. This season is divided into two parts: “Red Tide” and “Death Valley”, with the respective themes of sea and sand. It remains to be seen how they are connected. “Red Tide” began with two episodes that featured the Gardner family.
Dad Harry (Finn Wittrock) is a writer struggling with a blockage, pregnant mother Doris (Lily Rabe) is redecorating her ramshackle shack in exchange for a free stay, while her daughter Alma (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) is frantically practicing the violin. They move to a seaside town where things quickly get super creepy. This is AHS, after all.
Double Feature is packed with Murphy regulars like Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, and Evan Peters, adding newcomers like Macaulay Culkin to the mix.
Season 2 Special | Episode 8 | Watch now
No one captures the embarrassment factor of adolescence quite like the hilarious PEN15, which delivers a special animated episode. It is the result of the pandemic, but it ends up being a great vehicle for exploring typical teenage insecurities. The episode sees animated Maya (Erskine) and Anna (Konkle) on a spring break trip to Florida with Anna’s father. They start out excited for the holidays, but things get worse when a cartoonist on the boardwalk draws them. Suddenly, they are plunged into a spiral of doubts about their bodies and their appearance. The animation makes her internal criticisms visible: Maya’s face becomes rounder and Anna’s nose is longer, for example. He’s smart, but retains the empathy and heart that are PEN15’s hallmarks.
View (Apple TV Plus)
Season 2 Premiere | Episode 1 | Watch now
The post-apocalyptic drama brings a host of new cast members in season 2. The action picks up where it left off: with Baba Voss (Jason Momoa) looking to reunite his family. He has his stepson Kofun (Archie Madekwe) by his side, but his daughter Haniwa (Nesta Cooper) is a captive of Edo Voss (Dave Bautista), yes Baba Voss’s brother. The cunning Edo Voss is a Trivantian general who hates his brother. Meanwhile, Maghra (Hera Hilmar) has returned to her sister, Queen Kane (Sylvia Hoeks), but war looms between the kingdom of Payan and the Trivantian Republic.
The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare (Netflix)
Movie | 1 hour 23 minutes (TV-MA) | Watch now
The Witcher Universe is expanding with its first spin-off. The anime prequel film centers on a warlock named Vesemir (Theo James), whom fans of the franchise will recognize as the person who trained Geralt, the leader of the flagship series. He’s a bit of a rogue whose motto might as well be “show me the money.” A live-action Vesemir will appear in season 2 of The Witcher, played by Kim Bodnia.
Nightmare of the Wolf follows a thread that Geralt mentioned in season 1, an incident that led to widespread hatred of warlocks. Vesemir takes on a mission to hunt down a deadly monster in the forest near the kingdom of Kaedwen. But he makes a fundamental decision that the sorceress Tetra (Lara Pulver) uses to stoke fears about the warlocks.
The Other Two (HBO Max)
Season 2 Premiere | Episodes 1-2 (TV-MA) | Watch now
The fame comedy was never a huge hit when it aired on Comedy Central, so a lot of people haven’t even heard of it. Now the show has moved to HBO Max, where I hope it can find more audiences because it’s really fun. To catch up, follow two brothers, aspiring gay actor Cary (Drew Tarver) and former professional dancer Brooke (Heléne Yorke), after their younger brother, Chase (Case Walker), suddenly became a singer. famous on YouTube. Season 2 finds Mom Pat (Molly Shannon) bringing in big bucks as a daytime talk show host. Cary works as a video presenter for various outlets, such as Bagel Bites TV, and she landed an attractive boyfriend. Meanwhile, Brooke scours TikTok looking for a rising star she can handle. They’re famous? A little sorta. They are happy? It’s complicated.
Friends on Vacation (Hulu)
Movie | 1 hour 44 minutes (R) | Watch now
Sometimes you just want to see fun people doing fun things and Vacation Friends is just that. Lil Rel Howery plays Marcus, a Type A executive, who plans to propose to Emily (Yvonne Orji) on her getaway to Mexico. Things go crazy early on, due to a flood in the room above them. It was caused by Ron (John Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner), a couple that can only be described as extremely extra. As an apology, they invite Marcus and Emily to stay with them, kicking off a week-long spree. Oh, and the shenanigans don’t stop when they leave the resort, because Ron and Kyla end up ruining their wedding seven months later.
He’s All That (Netflix)
Movie | 1 hour 31 minutes (TV-14) | Watch now
This remake from Mean Girls director Mark Waters takes the premise of the 1999 teen romantic comedy She’s All That, gives it a genre swap, and modernizes it for Generation Z. Padgett (TikTok star Addison Rae) is a high school beauty influencer who suffers a humiliating live-streamed breakup, putting a large makeup sponsorship at risk. Clever, he makes a bet with an enemy friend who will also demonstrate his social prowess to the sponsor: he will turn the antisocial loser Cameron (Tanner Buchanan), into the king of the dance. Like in the original movie, they fall in love with each other, but the secret that this was all a gamble lurks deep down.
Series premiere | Episodes 1-8 (TV-MA) | Watch now
The dangers of viral videos are also explored in this internet thriller. Adrian Grenier plays a seemingly upright family man named Nick, who is kidnapped and filmed by an unknown figure. Nick is forced to hold up cards saying that he abuses women and that if the video reaches 5 million views, he will die. Each of the eight episodes focuses on a different person related to the case, including his desperate sister Pia (Zoe Kazan) and his wife Sophie (Betty Gabriel). They wrestle with Nick’s real complicity and frantically search for a way to keep the video from being seen. All the disparate threads come together to form a (not very) shocking conclusion.
Season 12 Premiere | Episodes 1-2 (TV-MA) | How to watch Archer season 12 online
The sarcastic spy satire returns for a twelfth season in which Sterling Archer almost returned to normal. He’s back to doing pretty regular spy stuff again, after saving the world at the end of Season 11. But he and the Agency are going through a little existential crisis, when a couple of millennial marketers hint that they’re (whispers) old and in need of a change. branding and reinvention. The feeling that Archer has turned into a dinosaur doesn’t help when he meets his rival Fabian Kingsworth, a younger and more agile spy.
Supergirl (The CW)
Season 6 Summer Premiere | Episode 8 (TV-PG) | Watch now
Welcome back, Supergirl! The first part of season 6 ended in May, and now the DC show will close its final chapter. Kara (Melissa Benoist) and Zor-El (Jason Behr) return to National City, where they hope to leave the entire nightmare of the Phantom Zone behind. That’s harder than Kara expected as she experiences PTSD while becoming a superhero. And his fragile state of mind doesn’t help due to the fact that Zor-El inadvertently causes a new threat.
The Unusual Suspects (Hulu)
Series premiere | Episodes 1-4 (TV-MA) | Watch now
For this heist, let’s put together a team … made up of socialites and babysitters? Okay, sure, why not. This Australian series aired overseas in June and is now coming to Hulu. Miranda Otto plays the successful businesswoman Sara, who lives in the wealthy suburbs of Sydney. She trusts babysitter Evie (Aina Dumlao), who sends money to the Philippines to support her young daughter. Their lives change when they form an unlikely group of women who get involved in a heist involving a $ 16 million necklace.
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal and Greed (Netflix)
Documentary | 1 hour 14 minutes (TV-14) | Watch now
The artist becomes the subject of this documentary about the late star of PBS’s The Joy of Painting. The film begins by chronicling the rise of Bob Ross, from the Air Force to teaching art to hosting a public television show. But the last part of the film focuses on the show’s producers, Annette and Walt Kowalski, and their iron grip on their legacy, as well as their bitter battle with their son Steve Ross over the icon’s assets.
90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way (TLC)
Season 3 Premiere | Airs Sunday, August 29 at 8 p.m. ET
The best 90-day fiance spinoff returns for a new season of relationship drama! While the flagship series features Americans trying to marry their foreign loved ones, this version focuses on Americans moving abroad to be with their loved ones (hence The Other Way). Several standouts are back for season 3, including the franchise’s first gay couple, Kenneth and Armando, who are planning their wedding in Mexico. Also back: Jenny and Sumit in India, Ariela and Biniyam in Ethiopia, and Evelin and Corey in Ecuador. There are also some new faces: Steven and his Russian girlfriend Alina, as well as Ellie and Victor in Colombia. The premiere episode will air from the beginning. Discovery Plus.