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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Series Premiere: The new MCU Disney+ series stars Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War) as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of Avengers: Endgame, team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities–and their patience. The first episode is now streaming on Disney+!
Mayans M.C., Season 3 Premiere: The Sons of Anarchy spinoff series follows the life of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo), a newly patched member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ and his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) are closer than ever after uncovering the truth behind their mother’s murder while their father Felipe (Edward James Olmos) struggles to reconcile the choices he and his sons have made.
After U.S. Assistant District Attorney Lincoln Potter (Ray McKinnon) threatens to deport Felipe, EZ and Angel chose to leverage incriminating information to protect him rather than to free rebel leader Adelita (Carla Baratta) from federal custody, leaving her to give birth to Angel’s son while in handcuffs. Meanwhile, Miguel Galindo (Danny Pino) is left reeling over the loss of his mother to apparent suicide, while others quietly suspect foul play. Additionally, the Mayans seek vengeance on their rivals, the Tijuana M.C. Vatos Malditos, after a surprise attack on their club. When the smoke clears, they discover the body of a Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original – there will be hell to pay. The first two episodes of Season 3 are available to stream now on FX platforms and Hulu.
Staged, Season 2: David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as two actors whose West End play has been put on hold due to Covid-19, but whose director has persuaded them to carry on rehearsing online. All episodes are available to stream now on Hulu.
Genius: Aretha, Miniseries Premiere: The third installment of Genius will be the first-ever, definitive scripted miniseries on the life of the universally acclaimed Queen of Soul, who passed away at the 76 last August 2018. Starring Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin, the production will feature many of Franklin’s biggest recordings and hit songs from her comprehensive Warner Music catalog, including “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You),” “Chain of Fools,” and “Baby I Love You.” In addition, the series will feature Franklin’s performances of “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me,” “Freeway of Love” and “Sisters Are Doin’ It for Themselves.” The miniseries will premiere on Nat Geo on Sunday, March 21. Episodes will be available the next day on Hulu, culminating in a celebration of Aretha Franklin’s birthday, with all eight episodes available to stream by Thursday, March 25.
Bloodlands, Exclusive North America Premiere: Veteran detective Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) connects a criminal’s car pulled from the sea to a notorious series of disappearances-including his own wife’s 20 years earlier. Brannick begins an obsessive campaign to unmask a possible assassin, code-named Goliath, in a case that evokes Northern Ireland’s dark past. The first episode is now available, with new episodes dropping every Monday through April 5.
George Takei’s Allegiance: The critically acclaimed Broadway hit, which also features Broadway stars Telly Leung (Godspell, Glee) and Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Mulan) is available to stream now on the platform exclusively around the globe except in Asia. The musical, inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei (Star Trek, Heroes) tells the story of one family’s extraordinary journey in a troubling time for a nation plunged into World War II by the events of Pearl Harbor.
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Cypher, Series Premiere: When a top FBI cryptanalyst discovers a secret hit list, he must navigate the murky waters of loyalty and betrayal amongst an underground ring of hackers, hitmen, and FBI agents – all as the clock ticks in pursuit of the latest targets. All seven episodes are available to stream now.
The Equalizer, Season 2: Queen Latifah is here to stay as CBS has renewed The Equalizer for Season 2! The first few episodes of Season 1 are available to stream now on Paramount+.
Outlander, Season 7: Starz has officially granted their hit historical sci-fi drama series adaptation of Outlander an early seventh season renewal. The season is expected to be based on the seventh book of author Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novel franchise, An Echo in the Bone. You can stream the series on Starz’s platforms and Amazon Prime Video.
Superman & Lois, Season 2: The CW has officially renewed its hit new series Superman & Lois for a second season! New episodes are available to stream on The CW app/platforms.
Central Park, Season 3: Apple TV has not only set a June premiere date and given the first teaser for the second season of Central Park but has also announced a third season renewal for the Emmy-nominated hit! The first season is available to stream on Apple TV+.
Resident Alien, Season 2: Alan Tudyk’s comedy-drama series Resident Alien has officially been renewed for a second season at SYFY! The series is available to stream on SYFY.com and Peacock.