Mandatory Streamers: Don’t Miss Luca Guadagnino’s We Are Who We Are Miniseries
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of September 14, Oscar nominee Luca Guadagnino’s (Call Me by Your Name, I Am Love, Suspiria) coming-of-age miniseries We Are Who We Are finally debuts tonight on HBO. 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!
We Are Who We Are, Miniseries Premiere: A story about two American kids who live on a U.S. military base in Italy, the series explores friendship, first love, identity, and immerses the audience in all the messy exhilaration and anguish of being a teenager – a story which could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, happens in this little slice of America in Italy. The limited series premieres tonight on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
The Third Day, Miniseries Premiere: Created by Felix Barrett and Dennis Kelly, the six-part limited series is a psychological thriller set on a mysterious British Island where all is not as it seems. The six episodes are divided into “Summer” and “Winter.” Along with Jude Law and Naomie Harris, The Third Day also stars Katherine Waterston (Fantastic Beasts franchise), Emily Watson (Chernobyl), and Paddy Considine (The Outsider). The limited series premieres tonight on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
Ratched, Series Premiere: From Emmy winner and co-creator Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and starring Golden Globe winner Sarah Paulson (American Crime Story), the series is a prequel to 1975’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with Paulson playing a younger version of the villainous Nurse Ratched. The series will start in 1947, and chronicle her rise from lowly nurse to one of the most loathsome screen villains of all time. The series will launch on Friday, September 18.
Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous, Series Premiere: Set against the timeline of the blockbuster film Jurassic World, DreamWorks Animation’s animated spinoff series follows a group of six teenagers trapped at a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar. When the events of the film unfold and dinosaurs are unleashed across the island, each kid realizes their very survival rests on the shoulders of themselves and their fellow campers. Unable to reach the outside world, our six teens will go from strangers to friends to family as they band together to survive the dinosaurs and uncover hidden secrets so deep they threaten the world itself. The show will begin streaming on Friday, September 18.
PEN15, Season 2 Premiere: The new season of the Emmy-nominated series features Anna (Anna Konkle) and Maya (Maya Erskine) as they get ready for the seventh grade. The duo will face school plays, pool parties, and (yikes) sleepovers as they struggle to fit in and just be cool. The 14-episode second season will be divided into two parts with the first half arriving on Friday, September 18, followed by the second half in 2021.
Spides, Series Premiere: Crackle’s new original series is an eight-episode sci-fi series following a murder investigation that somehow takes a darker path than the police expect. A club drug known as “Blis” has hit the streets and is resulting in disappearances, violence, death, and possibly something even worse. Trail the investigators as they enter a perilous underground world of criminals, synthetic narcotics, and psychic phenomena. We hope you’re comfortable on the edge of your seat, because you’re in for a wild ride! The new series will debut on Thursday, September 17.
Don’t Forget the Driver, US Exclusive Premiere: Co-created by award-winning actor Toby Jones (Detectorists, The Hunger Games), and Tim Crouch, this dramedy series set in Bognor Regis follows Jones as coach driver Peter Green whose seemingly meaningless life is thrown into chaos by a sudden change in the tide. Between the discovery of a dead body on the beach and a surprise stowaway onboard his coach, this series reveals how an accidental occurrence can change even the most ordinary of lives. The series will debut on Tuesday, September 15.
The Chi, Season 4: Showtime has officially renewed Emmy winner Lena Waithe’s hit drama series The Chi for a fourth season with Justin Hillian set to return as an executive producer and showrunner! The first three seasons are available to stream on Showtime’s platforms.
Doom Patrol, Season 3: HBO Max has officially renewed Doom Patrol for a Season 3 with the series moving exclusively to the streamer for the new season! New episodes of the series will no longer run on DC Universe where the show first premiered in February 2019. The first two seasons are available to stream on HBO Max and DC Universe.
Reno 911!, Season 2: Quibi has officially renewed Thomas Lennon’s Reno 911! revival series for a second season! The first season is available to stream now.