This is actually a pretty good week for new TV shows and movies on streaming services. While TV networks and streamers are figuring out ways to start filming your favorite shows again (The Witcher season 2 restarts filming next Monday!) streaming services like Netflix, HBO Max and Apple TV Plus still have regular releases of TV series and movies to look forward to.
Below, then, is our collection of highlights from the week in streaming services. If you want one recommendations of a show to check out over the coming days, our pick is HBO’s Lovecraft Country, which counts Jordan Peele and JJ Abrams among its executive producers, and is based on well-regarded source material.
For that and the rest of this week’s highlights in streaming, keep reading.
Lovecraft Country (HBO/Sky)
The long-awaited HBO adaptation of Matt Ruff’s novel is drawing rave reviews for the way it explores racism in Jim Crow-era America, while also blending in a big helping of cosmic horror imagery. Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) is looking for his father (Michael Kenneth Williams), and leaves Chicago to take a road trip across the US with friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and uncle (Courtney B Vance) in order to track his dad down.
This journey soon confronts the travellers with horror in different forms: the real-world racist attitudes of white America during the ’50s, and those fictional entities associated with HP Lovecraft’s writing (so, y’know, tentacles and stuff).
Lovecraft Country debuts this Sunday