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