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New Shows Streaming This Week, Including ‘The Umbrella Academy’ (Season 2) to Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’

Fern Siegel

Fans of the adventure-fantasy series “The Umbrella Academy” are waiting to have the world saved in the upcoming season, while the “Muppets Now,” prepping for a new medium, is coming to Disney+. It’s the first, unscripted series for the famed Jim Henson creations — and the streaming debut for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and their friends.

Beyonce’s “Black Is King” is based on the music of “The Lion King: The Gift.” It debuts two weeks after the one-year anniversary of the theatrical release of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Here’s a look at what’s premiering this week:

Monday, July 27

  • Don’t Look Deeper (Quibi) — A high-school senior discovers a dark secret about herself — and now she’s running for her life.

  • Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On (Hulu, all episodes) — British chef Jamie Oliver tailors specific recipes and tips to the times.

Tuesday, July 28

  • Last Chance U (Netflix, all episodes). The fifth and final season will focus on Laney College, located in Oakland, Calif. (Netflix has approved a spinoff, “Last Chance U: Basketball,” slated for 2021.)

  • Maxxx (Hulu), all episodes — A former boy-band star tries for a comeback.

Wednesday, July 29

  • The Speed Cubers (Netflix) This doc follows Rubik’s Cube-solving champs Max Park and Feliks Zemdegs as they navigate friendship and championship challenges. (A champ can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under seven seconds!)

Thursday, July 30

  • Frayed (HBO Max, all episodes) — A wealthy Londoner returns to her Australian hometown — where she has to confront the past she once fled.

  • In My Skin (Hulu, all episodes) — The story of Bethan, a Welsh teen who keeps her tormented home life a secret from her classmates.

  • Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy (Netflix, all episodes) — The Autobots and Decepticons battle for control of the AllSpark in the Transformers universe’s origin story.

Friday, July 31

  • Beyoncé’s Black Is King (Disney+) — The visual album rethinks the lessons of “The Lion King.”

  • Muppets Now (Disney+) — The improvised sitcom, with the beloved cast, has three parts: a game show, cooking show and talk show.

  • The Umbrella Academy, Season 2 (Netflix, all episodes) — Most of the cast will be returning for season two, including all the numbered heroes. In the 10-episode season two, the Hargreeves siblings embark on their own time-travel story, sent back to 1960s Dallas.

‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Trailer

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