Mandatory Streamers: What We Do in the Shadows Returns!
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of April 13, FX’s brilliant comedy series What We Do in the Shadows returns for a second season! 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!
What We Do in the Shadows, Season 2 Premiere: Over the course of the second season, the vampires (Kayvan Novak, Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou) will try to find their way in a world of human Super Bowl parties, internet trolls, an energy vampire who gets a promotion and becomes drunk on power and of course, all the ghosts, witches, necromancers, zombies and shadowy cloaked assassins who roam freely in the Tri-State area. Is Guillermo (Harvey Guillén) destined to be a vampire or a vampire hunter? Or maybe just a familiar for the rest of his life? The new season will premiere on Wednesday, April 15 on FX and will be available the next day on FX on Hulu.
Mrs. America, Series Premiere: The nine-episode series starring Cate Blanchett tells the true story of the rise of feminism through the eyes of Phyliss Schlafly (Blanchett), who led the backlash to the work of second-wave feminists like Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Shirley Chisholm, Bella Abzug, and Jill Ruckelshaus. Schlafly waged a campaign against the passage of the ERA as well as against the legalization of abortion and the gay rights movement. The series explores how one of the toughest battlegrounds in the culture wars of the 70s helped give rise to the Moral Majority and forever shifted our political landscape. The first three episodes will debut on Wednesday, April 15, on FX on Hulu.
The Innocence Files, Series Premiere: Through the lens of The Evidence, The Witness and The Prosecution, The Innocence Files shines a powerful light on the untold personal stories behind eight cases of wrongful conviction that the nonprofit organization the Innocence Project and organizations within the Innocence Network have uncovered and worked tirelessly to overturn. The first episode will introduce us to Levon Brooks, who was sentenced to life in prison during the late 90s’ when he was accused of sexually assaulting murdering a 3-year-old girl in Mississippi. The seven other wrongfully convicted victims are Chester Hollman III, Kenneth Wyniemko, Alfred Dewayne Brown, Thomas Haynesworth, Franky Carrillo, Kennedy Brewer, and Keith Harward. The true-crime documentary limited series will launch all episodes on Wednesday, April 15.
#blackAF: Series Premiere: The mockumentary series from Kenya Barris, the creator of black-ish, stars Barris and Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, The Office) as a fictional couple. With new money comes expensive tastes as Barris’ family navigates success and explores the struggles of being unapologetically Black and wealthy. The comedy series will begin streaming on Friday, April 17.
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Bosch, Season 6: Premiere: In Season 6, when domestic terrorists threaten the fate of Los Angeles, Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) must save the city in the highest stakes season to date. Ahead of the sixth season premiere, the series has already been renewed for its seventh and final season which will be inspired by Michael Connelly’s 1994 The Concrete Blonde novel and 2014’s The Burning Room novel. The new season will premiere on Friday, April 17.
Paradise Lost, Series Premiere: The new drama series centers on a psychiatrist (Bridget Regan) who moves with her family from California to her husband’s (Josh Hartnett) hometown in Mississippi only to uncover shameful secrets that irrevocably change the lives of everyone involved. Written and created by Rodes Fishburne (Blood & Oil), the 10-episode series is now streaming.
Scarborough, North American Series Premiere: From Derren Litten, creator of the smash-hit Benidorm, Scarborough residents Karen (Catherine Tyldesley) and Mike (Jason Manford) find themselves reunited after five years apart. Now in their late 30s – not “old”, despite what their youthful realtor tells them – it’s time to make a proper go of it. The only trouble is, life in Scarborough is never quiet (sometimes literally when karaoke is on). From an unexpected death at Karen’s job to Mike’s feud with the local ice cream mogul, can this pair survive what Scarborough has in store for them? The six-episode series is now streaming on BritBox.
Duncanville, Season 2: FOX has officially renewed Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler’s animated family comedy series for a second season! The sitcom is currently airing its first season with the seventh episode titled “Jack’s Pipe Dream,” scheduled to make its premiere on Sunday, April 19.