2019 Summer TV Preview – Streaming (Netflix)

Tuca & Bertie

An animated comedy series about the friendship between two 30-year-old bird women who live in the same apartment building: Tuca, a cocky, care-free toucan, and Bertie, an anxious, daydreaming songbird.

Starring: Tiffany Haddish, Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, Nicole Byer, Richard E. Grant, John Early, Reggie Watts, Jenifer Lewis, Tig Notaro, Amber Ruffin, Laverne Cox, Tessa Thompson, Jane Lynch, Isabella Rossellini

Premiered May 3rd

Dead To Me

Jen is a sardonic widow determined to solve her husband’s recent hit-and-run murder. Judy is an optimistic free spirit who’s recently suffered her own tragic loss. When the two women meet at a support group, they become unlikely friends despite their polar-opposite personalities. But as they bond over bottles of wine, Entenmann’s cookies and a shared affinity for The Facts of Life, Judy desperately tries to shield Jen from a shocking secret that could destroy her life as she knows it.

Starring: Christina Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden, Max Jenkins, Sam McCarthy, Luke Roessler, Ed Asner

Premiered May 3rd

Flinch

A new all action comedy game show with one simple rule: do not flinch.

The show is set on a remote farm in the hills of Ireland where brave and foolish contestants gather to test their nerve against three fiendish games. If they flinch, there are painful consequences both for them, and for our hosts, who have each chosen a player to represent them in the games.

Starring: Seann Walsh, Lloyd Griffith, Desiree Bunch

Premiered May 3rd

어비스 (Abyss)

A fantasy drama that tells a story of two people who are brought back to life with the help of a soul-reviving marble called ‘Abyss.’ Go Se-yeon and Cha Min are revived with completely different appearances. Go Se-yeon is a strikingly beautiful prosecutor who is reincarnated as a lawyer with an ordinary look. Cha Min is a smart, rich yet unattractive businessman who is reborn with the most handsome face ever.

Starring: Park Bo-young, Ahn Hyo-seop, Kim Sa-rang, Ahn Se-ha, Lee Sung-jae

Premiered May 6th

The Society

The series follows a group of teenagers who are mysteriously transported to a facsimile of their wealthy New England town, left without any trace of their parents. As they struggle to figure out what has happened to them and how to get home, they must establish order and form alliances if they want to survive.

Starring: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jacques Colimon, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Kristine Froseth, Jose Julian, Alexander MacNicoll, Toby Wallace, Rachel Keller

Premiered May 10th

It’s Bruno!

The series follows dog lover Malcolm, his best friend and canine companion Bruno, and the hilarious adventures that take place on their vibrant Brooklyn block.

Starring: Solvan Naim, Rob Morgan, Shakira Barrera, Johnnie Mae, Joe Perrino, Donnell Rawlings, Eden Marryshow, Jade Eshete, Sam Eliad, Omar Scroggins, Adriane Lenox, Kathiamarice Lopez, Devale Ellis, Eddie J. Hernandez, Anthony L. Fernandez, Anthony Valderrama, Katie Rich

Premieres May 17th

봄밤 (One Spring Night)

The story of two people whose uneventful lives become shaken by unexpected love, leading them to seek what their hearts truly desire, instead of being fixated on faith. Lee Jeong-in is a librarian who knows how to appreciate the small things in life. Yu Ji-ho is a well-mannered pharmacist who tends not to hesitate when it comes to love.

Starring: Han Ji-min, Jung Hae-in, Kim Jun-han

Premieres May 22nd

What/If

What / If explores the ripple effects of what happens when acceptable people start doing unacceptable things. The season focuses on a mysterious woman’s lucrative but dubious offer to a cash-strapped pair of San Francisco newlyweds.

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Jane Levy, Blake Jenner, Samantha Marie Ware, Dave Annable,

Premieres May 24th

Alta Mar (High Seas)

A magnificent transatlantic ship full of passengers, traveling from Europe to South America in search of a better future. Two sisters, Eva and Carolina, as different as they are inseparable. A handsome officer, Nicolás Sala, a man that fate has put in the wrong place. A mystery to be solved: the murder of a passenger whose name does not appear in the passenger list and who no one remembers. Love, intrigues and many lies… in a ship that hides a story in each one of its cabins and a dark secret deep inside. There is only one clear thing: The murderer will not be able to leave the ship.

Starring: Ivana Baquero, Alejandra Onieva, Jon Kortajarena, Eloy Azorín, Chiqui Fernández, Tamar Novas, Daniel Ludhn, Manuela Vellés, Natalia Rodríguez, José Sacristán

Premieres May 24th

how to sell drugs online (fast)

How do you win back your girlfriend from the school drug dealer? For Moritz, the answer is clear: sell better drugs. Together with his best friend Lenny, he launches, out of his teenage bedroom, what turns into an unexpectedly successful online drug market. Soon, as accidental drug dealers, they’re faced with standard drug empire problems: meeting demand, quality control, and, most importantly: not getting caught.

Starring: Maximilian Mundt, Anna Lena Klenke, Danilo Kamperidis, Damian Hardung, Luna Schaller, Leonie Wesselow, Bjarne Mädel

Premieres May 31st

When They See Us

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem — Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

Starring: Jharrel Jerome, Jovan Adepo, Chris Chalk, Freddy Miyares, Justin Cunningham, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez, Asante Blackk, Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman, Len Cariou, Niecy Nash, Aunjanue Ellis, Kylie Bunbury, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Storm Reid, Joshua Jackson, Christopher Jackson, Adepero Oduye, Omar Dorsey, Blair Underwood, Famke Janssen, William Sadler, Reece Noi, Aurora Perrineau, Rumi C. Jean-Louis

Premieres May 31st

아스달 연대기 (Arthdal Chronicles)

Arthdal Chronicles depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth. The storyline of Arthdal Chronicles is centered around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth. Eunseom relentlessly fights to protect his own tribe and has strong protective instincts. Tagon is very charismatic and most talented, yet overwhelmingly dangerous. Tanya is the successor of Wahan Tribe clan mother, who realizes her destiny to protect her own people against other powerful tribes. Taealha is the most beautiful lady in Arthdal, and has the strongest desire for power.

Starring: Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won, Kim Ok-vin, Kim Ye-joon, Jung Jae-won, Heo Jung-eun

Premieres June

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City begins a new chapter in the beloved story. Mary Ann returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna and ex-husband Brian, twenty years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann is quickly drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal, her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

Starring: Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Barbara Garrick, Ellen Page, Paul Gross, Murray Bartlett, Charlie Barnett, Josiah Victoria Garcia, May Hong, Jen Richards, Daniela Vega, Michelle Buteau, Ashley Park, Christopher Larkin, Caldwell Tidicue, Michael Park, Dickie Hearts, Benjamin Thys, Samantha Soule, Juan Castano, Zosia Mamet, Victor Garber, Molly Ringwald

Premieres June 7th

Designated Survivor

A lower level United States Cabinet member is suddenly appointed President after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Adan Canto, Italia Ricci, Kal Penn, Maggie Q, Anthony Edwards, Julie White, Elena Tovar, Lauren Holly, Benjamin Watson, Jamie Clayton

Premieres June 7th

Jinn

Set in modern day Amman, Jinn follows a group of Arab teenagers as their friendships and budding romances are tested when they unknowingly invite the supernatural forces of jinn into their world. As the lines between good and evil blur, can the friends find the answers needed in order to save everything?

Starring: Karam Tabbaa, Salma Malhas, Hamzeh Okab, Sultan Alkhail, Aysha Shahaltough, Yasser Al Hadi, Ban Halaweh, Faris Al Bahri, Mohammad Hindieh, Zaid Zoubi, Mohammad Nizar, Abd Alrazzaq Jarkas

Premieres June 13th

Leila

Leila tells the story of Shalini, a free-thinking woman in search of the daughter she lost upon her arrest 16 years earlier. Set in the near future, this inventive, boundary-breaking story centres around longing, faith and loss.

Starring: Huma Qureshi, Siddharth, Seema Biswas, Rahul Khanna, Sanjay Suri, Arif Zakaria, Ashwath Bhatt, Anupam Bhattacharya, Akash Khurana

Premieres June 16th

Mr. Iglesias

The story follows a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being “counseled out” by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential.

Starring: Gabriel Iglesias, Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, Cree Cicchino, Richard Gant, Sherri Shepherd, Fabrizio Guido

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Premieres June 21st

7 Seeds

Natsu awakens to a post-apocalyptic world, only to learn that she’d been cryogenically frozen as part of a program to ensure the survival of humanity.

Starring: Nao Touyama, Yoko Hikasa, Jun Fukuyama, Hirofumi Nojima, Katsuyuki Konishi, Ryou Hiroashi, Kenta Miyake, Kakuma Ai, Takanori Hoshino, Hisao Egawa

Premieres June 28th

Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya

The story follows an orphan, Seiya, as he is forced to go to a sanctuary in Greece to obtain the Bronze Cloth of the Pegasus constellation. The cloth is, in fact, a protective armor worn by the Greek goddess Athena and her 88 warriors known as Saints. Seiya soon becomes the Pegasus Saint and goes on a quest to search for his missing sister.

Starring: Masakazu Morita, Sakurai Takahiro, Satomi Satō, Miura Hiroaka, Katsuyuki Konishi, Fumiko Orikasa

Premieres July 19th