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New Shows Streaming This Week (9/21/20), Including ‘Enola Holmes’ and ‘Secret Society of Second-Born Royals’

Fern Siegel

Fans of Sherlock Holmes will embrace Enola, his clever, adventurous younger sister (Millie Bobby Brown). She’s independent and a feminist before her time, thanks to her mother (Helena Bonham Carter). But when mom disappears, Enola uses her sleuthing skills to solve the mystery — even outsmarting her big brother — in Netflix’s “Enola Holmes.”

Disney+’s “The Secret Society of Second-Born Royals” taps the superpowers of second-born royals, as rebellious princess Sam of Illyria, thanks to top-secret training, joins her peers to save the world.

What’s Premiering This Week (9/21/20)

Monday Sept. 21

  • “The Mystery of a Hansom Cab” (Acorn) is a Victorian period whodunnit based on Fergus Hume’s famous 1886 novel, starring John Waters (“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”) and Marco Chiappi (“Seven Types Of Ambiguity”).

Tuesday Sept. 22

  • “Filthy Rich” (Hulu) Kim Cattrall stars as the wife of a super-rich Southern televangelist. But his death brings a big surprise — three illegitimate children who learn they have a claim to his billion-dollar fortune.

  • “The Addams Family” (Hulu) Spooky and kooky, the Addams family in all its Gothic glory, confront con artists who are trying to fleece them.

Wednesday Sept. 23

  • “Enola Holmes” (Netflix) is the story of Sherlock Holmes’ gifted teenage sister. Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”) plays the extraordinary girl investigating a mysterious disappearance.

  • “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” (Hulu) A continuation of Carl Sagan’s brilliant show, Neil DeGrasse Tyson explores what Earth’s future might look like.

  • “If Loving You Is Wrong” Season 5 - (Hulu) Middle-class couples and friends also specialize in deceit and heartache.

  • “Chef’s Table” (Netflix) The BBQ series features acclaimed pitmasters in the U.S.

Thursday, Sept. 24

  • “Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans” (Hulu) Robin, Starfire, Raven, Beast Boy and Cyborg return in new, animated adventures.

  • “Haute Dog” (HBO Max) A dog-grooming creative competition series showcases canine breeds and their doggie makeovers.

  • “Overview” (PBS) Hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D, the show combines spectacular aerial cinematography with compelling science storytelling to reveal both the natural phenomena and human forces shaping Earth.

Friday, Sept. 25

  • “The Hunger Games franchise” (IMDb TV) The quartet is based on a 2008 dystopian novel by Suzanne Collins. A yearly lottery picks the boy and girl who battle to the death.

  • “Judy” (Amazon Prime Video) Renée Zellwegger won an Oscar playing the incomparable Judy Garland near the end of her life. She’s in London to perform sold-out shows at a swanky nightclub.

  • “Utopia: Season 1” (Amazon Prime Video) A black-comedy conspiracy thriller about an unpublished graphic novel sequel that predicts future world events. Now powerful “The Network” wants the manuscript and the four friends who have it.

  • “Secret Society of Second-Born Royals” (Disney+) Sam, second in line to the throne of Illyria, learns she has a gift. A hidden society trains these second-born royals to harness their powers to keep peace in the kingdom.

  • “Fandango at the Wall” (HBO Max) The music doc follows Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra founder/conductor Arturo O’Farrill to remote Veracruz, Mexico, where he jams with masters of the folk music art son jarocho.

“Enola Holmes” trailer

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