Mandatory Streamers: Quibi Launches Quick Bite Streaming Platform
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of April 6, the new streaming platform Quibi has officially launched, bringing quick bite entertainment with a 90-day free trial. 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!
The launch of the new streaming platform Quibi comes packed with fresh content, including LeBron James’ I Promise, Mark Wahlberg’s docuseries Run This City, Most Dangerous Game starring Liam Hemsworth, Chrissy Teigen’s Chrissy’s Court, Survive starring Sophie Turner and Corey Hawkins, When The Streetlights Go On (one of Quibi’s “Movies in Chapters”), Punk’d hosted by Chance the Rapper, and much more with additional shows rolling out in the upcoming weeks. You can download Quibi here.
Killing Eve, Season 3 Premiere: Season 3 continues to follow the lives of Villanelle (Jodie Comer), the assassin without a job, and Eve (Sandra Oh), Eve, the ex-MI6 operative hiding in plain sight. All seems fine until a shocking and personal death sets them on a collision course yet again. The journey back to each other will cost both of them friends, family, and allegiances, and perhaps a share of their souls. The third season will premiere on Sunday, April 12, with episodes available to stream on AMC’s site.
Insecure, Season 4 Premiere: Season 4 continues to follow the main characters in the aftermath of the decisions they made in the last season. Issa (Issa Rae) pursues a passion project she actually cares about, Molly (Yvonne Orji) navigates a real relationship for the first time, Lawrence (Jay Ellis) figures out what leveling-up means for him, and we see the effect of Tiffany’s (Amanda Seales) new baby on the dynamic of the friend group. Along the way, we’ll see these characters evaluating relationships, both new and old, in an effort to figure out who and what comes with them in this next phase of their lives. The new season will debut on Sunday, April 12, and will be available to stream on HBO’s platforms.
Run, Series Premiere: Run is a romantic-comedic-thriller series that follows the story of Ruby (Meritt Wever), a woman living a humdrum existence, who one day gets a text inviting her to fulfill a youthful pact promising true love and self-reinvention by stepping out of her life to take a journey with her oldest flame Billy Johnson (Domhnall Gleeson). A successful life guru who is born from a wealthy Irish family, Billy has the gift of the gab, deftly combining a boatload of charisma with a boundless need for approval. Executive produced by and also starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), the series will premiere on Sunday, April 12, with episodes available to stream on HBO’s platforms.
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The Good Fight, Season 4 Premiere: The fourth season of The Good Wife sequel series features the group working to get to the bottom of Memo 618 and its disruption of the legal system. Starring Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie, Erica Tazel, Cush Jumbo, Delroy Lindo, and Sarah Steele, the fourth season will begin streaming on Thursday, April 9. The first three seasons of The Good Fight are currently available to stream on CBS All Access.
Belgravia, U.S. Series Premiere: Epix’s historical television series is based on the 2016 novel by Julian Fellowes, both named after Belgravia, an affluent district of London. The series begins at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball (June 15, 1815) which was held in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington on the eve of the Battle of Quatre Bras, two days before the Battle of Waterloo. Among the guests are James (Philip Glenister) and Anne Trenchard (Tamsin Greig), who are living on the profits of newfound trading success. Their young daughter Sophia (Emily Reid) has caught the eye of Edmund Bellasis (Jeremy Neumark Jones), the son and heir of one of the richest and most prominent families in England. Twenty-five years later, when the two families are settled into the newly developed area of Belgravia, the events of the ball, and the secrets, still resonate. The series will debut on Sunday, April 12.
Deadwater Fell, North American Series Premiere: The four-part psychological mystery drama explores the cause and aftermath of a horrific crime in a small Scottish community. When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they know and trust, those closest to the family begin to question everything they thought they knew about their friends. Starring David Tennant (Broadchurch, Good Omens, Doctor Who) and Cush Jumbo (The Good Fight, The Good Wife, Vera), the series will premiere on Acorn TV on Monday, April 6.