We’ve already been treated euphoria season 2, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4 and the beginnings of Peaky Blinders season 6 in 2022, but the small screen revolution continues as we enter the first weekend of March.
This week’s arrivals are also the most eclectic we’ve seen in some time. Alongside a new season of Star Trek: Picardaudiences have the option of sailing the high seas with Taika Waititi’s Our Flag Means Death or being reeling from the shocking violence of Boys Present: Devilish. If you’re in the mood for musical magic, West Side Story tops the list of feature films on Disney Plus and HBO Max.
Below, we’ve rounded up the seven biggest movies and TV shows available to stream on the likes of netflix, First video and HBO Max over the next few days.
West Side Story (Disney Plus, HBO Max)
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story lands on Disney Plus and HBO Max (in the US and elsewhere) just two months after its theatrical exclusive release.
A big-budget retelling of the 1957 musical of the same name (and the second film adaptation after the 1961 classic), this retelling of the iconic story stars Ansel Elgot as Tony and Rachel Zegler in the role of Maria, whose forbidden romance is stifled by warring (and singing) gangs in New York City.
Spielberg’s West Side Story performed poorly at the worldwide box office when it was released last year, but favorable reviews and a handful of Oscar nominations make it an easy recommendation among this week’s new releases.
Now available to stream on IDisney Plus in the UK and HBO Max in the US.
Star Trek: Picard season 2 (Paramount Plus, Prime Video)
Patrick Stewart is back as Admiral Jean-Luc Picard in the second season of Star Trek: Picard, which lands on Paramount Plus and Prime Video (depending on your region) this week.
This new season of the hit sci-fi show sees the former captain of the USS Enterprise forced to return to 2024 (yes, basically our present) to fix a future that has turned into a “totalitarian nightmare”. Some familiar faces from the Next Generation era of Star Trek also join in the fun, especially Q (John de Lancie), Borg Queen (now played by Annie Wersching), and Guinan (Whoopi Goldberg).
New episodes of Star Trek: Picard (there are 10 in total) will arrive every Thursday on Paramount Plus in the US and every Friday (i.e. one day later) on Prime Video in the UK -United.
Now available to stream via Paramount Plus in the US and Prime Video in the UK.
Our Flag Means Death (HBO Max)
After rising to fame for his vampire comedy series What We Do in the Shadows on FX, Taika Waititi returns to the small screen (after a few Marvel-sized movie projects) with Our Flag Means Death on HBO Max.
Co-created by People of Earth writer David Jenkins and (very) loosely based on the true story of aristocrat-turned-pirate Stede Bonnet, the series follows Bonnet (Flight of the Conchords’ Rhys Darby) as he s accustomed to a seafaring life far from privilege – with a little help from Waititi’s mischievous Blackbeard.
The trailer for Our Flag Means Death feels like harmless fun, but the series seems to have surprised critics by offering surprising depth to its swashbuckling protagonists. We have no word on when it will arrive in the UK, but Sky seems the most likely broadcaster to pick it up in a few weeks.
Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US.
The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Prime Video)
I can not wait The boys season 3? Amazon’s animated spinoff series, The Boys Presents: Diabolical, aims to stick with you until its parent show returns on June 3.
An eight-episode animated anthology delving deeper into the “unseen crevices of The Boys universe,” Diabolical follows the (extremely) explicit exploits of the series’ familiar antiheroes. The likes of Seth Rogen, Kumail Nanjiani and Aisha Tyler are on hand as episode writers, while the show’s cast – which includes Michael Cera, Don Cheadle, Kieran Culkin, Awkwafina and Giancarlo Esposito – outshines the power star of its source material.
As to whether that puts Diabolical on par with the main The Boys series, we said, in our opinionthat the series’ usual violence, dark humor and biting social commentary will “delight those of an R-rated persuasion” – so it’ll certainly be enough to entertain existing franchise fans, at least.
Now available to stream on Prime Video.
The Tourist (HBO Max)
Having already aired on BBC iPlayer in the UK earlier in the year, The Tourist is coming to HBO Max in the US (and other regions) this weekend.
From the minds of writing duo Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing, Fleabag), this six-episode series stars Jamie Dornan as a Briton who, after waking up from a car accident car with amnesia, finds himself inexplicably hunted down in outback Australia. .
Reviews were largely excellent when The Tourist first aired on the BBC, with particular praise for Dornan’s performance, so fans of Netflix‘s Memento, The Rover or, more recently, Beckett will likely find plenty to like. of this one.
Now available to stream on HBO Max in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK.
The Stall (Hulu)
After last week mailing list featured The Battle for Uber, which dramatizes the downfall of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, The Dropout’s arrival this weekend highlights an unexpected TV trend of 2022.
Adapted from the podcast produced by ABC News and hosted by Rebecca Jarvis, this eight-episode Hulu exclusive — from New Girl creator Elizabeth Meriwether — stars Amanda Seyfried as disgraced Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who was recently convicted of defrauding investors via her company’s fake medical machines. .
The likes of Naveen Andrews, William H. Macy, Stephen Fry, Laurie Metcalf and Alan Ruck all star alongside Seyfried in this one as other major players in the Theranos scandal, which provided a realistic and dramatic narrative for this promising Hulu. series.
Now available to stream on Hulu.
Pieces of Her (Netflix)
Not to be confused with compatriot Netflix movie Pieces of a Woman, Pieces of Her stars Toni Collette as a speech therapist whose past comes back to haunt her after witnessing a shocking act of violence.
An eight-part adaptation of Karin Slaughter’s 2018 novel, the series is entirely directed by Minkie Spiro of The Plot Against America and also features guest roles from Jessica Barden, Omari Hardwick, Calum Worthy and Terry O’Quinn.
Pieces of Her doesn’t seem to be rocking the boat for the crime thriller genre, but its inevitably plentiful twists and turns will no doubt secure it a place among the 10 greatest movies on Netflix in the next weeks.
Now available to stream on Netflix.