10 New and Returning TV Series for Summer

Here's your guide to what's hitting the small screen now through the end of August

Here’s your guide to what’s hitting the small screen now through the end of August

1. Peaky Blinders

Peaky BlindersNetflixThe sixth and final season of this grim exploration of British crime and politics in the ’30s brings the saga of the Shelbys to a close—with Cillian Murphy’s steely-eyed gang leader Tommy facing enemies on all fronts. Don’t worry about him too much, though. There’s a movie on the way.
Peaky Blinders airs Friday, June 10th on Netflix

2. Becoming Elizabeth

Becoming ElizabethCraveThe series that chronicles the early years of Queen Elizabeth I introduces an orphaned teenager (Alicia von Rittberg) who is forced to fight the establishment to secure the crown and become the ruler of her nation. 
Becoming Elizabeth airs Sunday, June 12th on Starz 2 and Crave (Stream)

3. Halftime

HalftimeNetflixGet closer to pop superstar Jennifer Lopez than you ever thought possible through this intimate documentary that chronicles her career and ambitions in the lead-up to a dazzling Super Bowl halftime performance in 2020. 
Halftime airs Tuesday, June 14th on Netflix

4. God’s Favorite Idiot

God's Favorite IdiotNetflixReal-life couple Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone headline a series of their own creation, in which unassuming I.T. guy Clark (Falcone) pines for his co-worker Amily (McCarthy). When he’s struck by lightning, it leads to his crush finally being reciprocated—but also, an epic battle with Satan (Leslie Bibb).  
God’s Favorite Idiot airs Wednesday, June 15th on Netflix

5. Loot

LootApple TV+SNL alum Maya Rudolph stars as billionaire Molly Novak, who’s turned into tabloid fodder after her husband’s betrayal. To rehab her image, she pours her energy into charity, and actually becomes a better person in the process.  
Loot airs Friday, June 24th on Apple TV+

6. Queer as Folk

Queer As FolkShowcaseThis reimagining of the groundbreaking U.K. series about three young gay men in 1990s Manchester follows a diverse group of friends in New Orleans whose lives are transformed in the aftermath of a tragedy.
Queer as Folk airs Sunday, June 26th on Showcase

7. Westworld

WestworldHBO CanadaMore than two years after it left us on a number of cliffhangers, season four of HBO’s sci-fi mind-bender arrives, with star Thandiwe Newton, andthis time aroundadding Oscar-winning West Side Story actor Ariana DeBose in a recurring (yet highly secretive) role. 
Westworld airs Sunday, June 26th on HBO Canada

8. Only Murders in the Building

Only Murders in the BuildingDinsey+How can a murder mystery romp starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez get any better? With the inclusion of Shirley MacLaine as recently murdered Arconia resident Bunny’s grieving mother in the second season—the screen legend’s first return to television since Glee in 2014.
Only Murders in the Building airs Tuesday, June 28th on Disney+

9. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law

She HulkDisney+Emmy winner and pride of Saskatchewan Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) joins Disney+’s small-screen Marvel universe as Jennifer Walters—a gifted lawyer who, after a blood transfusion from her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), winds up with some… anger issues.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law airs Wednesday, August 17 on Disney+

10. House of the Dragon

House of the DragonHBO CanadaCenturies before the events of Game of Thrones, this spinoff based on author George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood tackles the beginning of the end for the all-powerful House Targaryen and the events leading up to the Targaryen civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
House of the Dragon airs Sunday, August 21st on HBO Canada