Mandatory Streamers: Joe heads to L.A. in You Season 2
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of December 23, Netflix is bringing plenty of content for the holiday week starting with the second season of the psychological thriller You as we follow Joe (Penn Badgley) to Los Angeles where he meets aspiring chef Love Quinn (Victoria Pedretti), who is uninterested in social media the way his previous love interest was. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here!
You, Season 2 Premiere: Season 2 stars returning cast members Penn Badgley and Ambyr Childers, with a new cast including Victoria Pedretti (The Haunting of Hill House), Robin Lord Taylor (Gotham), Adwin Brown (Heathers), Chris D’Elia (Workaholics), James Scully (Heathers), Jenna Ortega (Jane the Virgin) and Charlie Barnett (Russian Doll). Developed by Sera Gamble and Greg Berlanti and based on the books by Caroline Kepnes, the second season will begin streaming on Thursday, December 26.
Lost in Space, Season 2 Premiere: The Robinson family turns their ship into a sea-faring adventure as they encounter extraterrestrial dinosaurs and search for the Robot in the second season of the sci-fi family drama. Based on the classic 1960s science fiction series and set 30 years in the future, Season 2 will launch on Tuesday, December 24.
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers, Series Premiere: The animated series further expands the Fast and Furious franchise in Spy Racers. The show will tell the story of teenager Tony Toretto (Tyler Poser) as he tries to follow in the footsteps of his cousin Dom when he and his friends suddenly get recruited by a government agency to infiltrate an elite racing league serving as a front for a nefarious crime organization called SH1Ft3R bent on world domination. The series will debut on Thursday, December 26.
Into the Dark, “Midnight Kiss” Premiere: In the latest episode of the second season of Blumhouse’s anthology horror series, a group of longtime gay best friends and their resident fruit fly head to a beautiful desert home to celebrate New Year’s Eve. One of their annual traditions is to play a game called Midnight Kiss, a sexy but ultimately dangerous challenge to find that special someone to help you ring in the New Year. As friendships have grown strained with secrets, jealousy, and resentment, the group faces another challenge when a sadistic killer wants in on the game. “Midnight Kiss” will premiere on Friday, December 27.
Van Helsing, Season 5: Syfy has renewed the dark fantasy horror for a fifth and final season! Starring Kelly Overton as Vanessa Van Helsing, a descendant of the legendary line of vampires, the series is a total re-imagination of the timeless Dracula brand. You can stream the first three seasons on Netflix with all four seasons available now on the Syfy site.
Green Eggs and Ham, Season 2: Netflix has renewed its Dr. Seuss animated series for a 10-episode second season, which will be titled as Green Eggs and Ham: The Second Serving. The series follows Sam and Guy around the world and outside their comfort zones as they get caught between two sides of a delicious conflict. You can stream the first season now on Netflix.