Always Be Streaming - 31 July 2020

Your weekly guide to all of the new and returning shows from US | UK | Australia

There’s things to watch this week, even if it is a bit of a mixed bag. The new Disney+ Muppets show has gotten some good reviews and folks are excited to see The Umbrella Academy back for its second season.

Me? I’m going to try and figure out where I can see the new Charles Manson doco series from Epix: Helter Skelter: An American Myth.

Muppets Now review: Disney+ series is a return to form for Kermit ...

returning: 

Wynonna Earp (s4), Wentworth (s8), Last Chance U (s5), The Umbrella Academy (s2)


new: 

Black is King Disney+

Stars: Beyoncé

Visual album from Beyoncé inspired by 'The Lion King'.

Between Two Worlds Seven

StarsDominic AllburnTom DalzellMelanie Jarnson

Cate Walford, whose relationship with vicious, business tycoon husband, Phillip, is on the ropes and sees a tempestuous home life trapped in a tangled web of lies and manipulation.

Anthony BBC One

Writer: Jimmy McGovern
Stars
Richard OsmanToheeb JimohBobby Schofield

In July 2005, black teenager Anthony Walker was murdered by two white men in an unprovoked racist attack in a Liverpool park. He was just 18 years old. This film tells the story of how this talented young man's life might have turned out.

A Suitable Boy BBC One | Netflix

StarsTanya ManiktalaIshaan KhattarVivek Gomber

A vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history.

Transformers: War For Cybertron Netflix

StarsEdward BoscoBrook ChalmersJake Foushee

On their dying planet, the Autobots and Decepticons battle for control of the AllSpark in the Transformers universe's origin story.

Muppets Now Disney+

StarsDave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Matt Vogel (not Steve Whitmire)

As a brand-new Muppet series get ready for streaming, Scooter rushes to deliver the episodes -- navigating obstacles, distractions, and complications that the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him.

Helter Skelter: An American Myth Epix

StarsYulia ArgoTugce AtaogluIvor Davis

In the most comprehensive telling of the Manson Family yet told in a visual medium, Helter Skelter features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images. It will upend what people think they know about this layered and complex story and cast an entirely new light on this Crime of the Century.

Maxxx Hulu

StarsO-T FagbenleHelen MonksHannah Arterton

Disgraced former boyband star Maxxx tries to launch a comeback to prove he's not a massive loser -- to the world, and to his super-model ex.

Don’t Look Deeper - Quibi

Stars: Dana GourrierHelena HowardDon Cheadle

In near-future California, high school senior Aisha learns a dark secret about herself. She goes from dreams of graduation and college...to suddenly running for her life.

Get Even - Netflix

Stars: Jessica AlexanderBethany AntoniaMia McKenna-Bruce

On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there's one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don't Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous pranks to expose bullies.

NOTE: Debuted on the BBC back in February


off-screen

This is a comic book released this week. It looks wonderfully daffy.

It’s available to buy digitally via Comixology.
You can also buy it as a physical book at your local comic book store. In Australia I recommend: Kings Comics in Sydney, Comics Etc in Brisbane, and All-Star Comics in Melbourne.


See you next week!