Mandatory Streamers: The Hunt for a New Killer Begins in Alienist: Angel of Darkness
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of July 13, Dakota Fanning, Daniel Brühl, and Luke Evans are back to hunt for a new killer in TNT’s The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. 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 Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Season Premiere: In the follow-up season, Sara has opened her own private detective agency and is leading the charge on a brand-new case. She reunites with Dr. Kreizler and John Moore, now a New York Times reporter, to find Ana Linares, the kidnapped infant daughter of the Spanish Consular. Their investigation leads them down a sinister path of murder and deceit, heading towards a dangerous and elusive killer. Season 2 will shine a light on the provocative issues of the era – the corruption of institutions, income inequality, yellow press sensationalism, and the role of women in society – themes that still resonate today. Angel of Darkness will premiere on Sunday, July 19, with episodes subsequently available to stream on TNT’s site.
Brave New World, Series Premiere: Based on Aldous Huxley’s groundbreaking novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. The first season is now streaming.
The Capture, Series Premiere: This series is a conspiracy thriller that looks at a troubling world of fake news and the extraordinary capabilities of the intelligence services. When soldier Shaun Emery’s (Callum Turner) conviction for a murder in Afghanistan is overturned due to flawed video evidence, he returns to life as a free man with his young daughter. But when damning CCTV footage from a night out in London comes to light, Shaun’s life takes a shocking turn and he must soon fight for his freedom once again. Detective Inspector Rachel Carey (Holliday Grainger) is drafted to investigate Shaun’s case, but she quickly learns that the truth can sometimes be a matter of perspective. The first season is now streaming.
Cursed, Series Premiere: Based on Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller’s New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. The series is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible. Starring Katherine Langford, the first season is now streaming.
Into the Dark: The Current Occupant, Premiere: Trapped in a mysterious psychiatric ward, a man with no memory comes to believe that he’s the President of the United States and the subject of a diabolical political conspiracy. As the asylum’s soul-crushing forces bear down on him, he fights to preserve his sanity and escape so that he can return to power. The July 2020 installment of the horror anthology is now streaming.
The Nest, Series Premiere: In this five-episode Acorn TV Original miniseries, property developer Dan Docherty (Martin Compston) and music teacher wife Emily (Sophie Rundle) are crazy about each other, live in a huge house in a beautiful waterfront location outside Glasgow and want for nothing. All that’s missing is a baby – and they’ve been trying for years with no success. Through a chance encounter, they meet Kaya (Mirren Mack), an 18-year-old from the other side of the city, whose life is as precarious as theirs is comfortable. Back in her bare local authority flat, Kaya decides to change her future. She tracks down Emily and makes her an offer: she’ll be Dan and Emily’s surrogate if they help set her life on track. She can change their lives if they can change hers. The first two episodes are now streaming and will be followed by weekly episodes released through August 3.
Hanna, Season 3: After an incredibly strong Season 2 that took an even deeper dive into the theme of family and finding a sense of belonging, Amazon has renewed the action drama series adaptation of the 2011 film Hanna for a third season! The first two seasons are available to stream now.