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What’s Coming to Roku Channel in July 2022, Including ‘Friday Night Lights,‘ ‘Natural Born Narco’

Fern Siegel

The critically acclaimed “Friday Night Lights” is coming to the Roku Channel in July. The show, created by Brian Grazer and Peter Berg, records life in the rural town of Dillion, Texas. Here, winning the state football championship is everything to its residents. The issues faced by the coach and his players mirrored concerns in small-towns across the country. The series was inspired by the real-life Permian Panthers and the surrounding town of Odessa. Connie Britton, Kyle Chandler and Zach Gilford, among others, co-star.

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Also coming to the Roku Channel in July is “Natural Born Narco,” a drama series based on the real-life drug kingpin Amado Carillo Fuentes and how he built his empire.

Based on Rebecca Wells’ bestselling novel of the same name, “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” is a funny, outrageous and often heartbreaking story of Southern women and the multigenerational tensions between mothers and daughters. The 2002 film arrives on July 1. The all-star cast includes Sandra Bullock, Maggie Smith, Ashley Judd, and Ellen Burstyn.

Coming to Roku Channel in July:


  • Akeelah and the Bee (Exclusive)
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
  • E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • Evita
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Four Christmases
  • Fury
  • Hitch
  • My Girl
  • Observe and Report
  • Outbreak
  • P.S. I Love You
  • Soul Surfer
  • Space Jam
  • Sucker Punk
  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The Pelican Brief
  • Three Kings
  • What a Girl Wants
  • White Chicks
  • Wild Hogs

TV Series

  • Crash
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Love & War
  • Malcom in the Middle
  • Natural Born Narco (Roku Original)

Roku Channel

The Roku Channel is a free live TV streaming service that provides 270+ live linear streaming channels and more than 80,000 free movies and TV shows. The library contains entertainment from several different decades, including some major hits.

The service also made a splash by the acquisition of the Quibi library, now presented as Roku Originals. More original content is set to follow.

Users can add premium subscriptions to services like Showtime, STARZ, and AMC+ that can be accessed within the Roku Channel ecosystem.