Mandatory Streamers: The Twilight Zone’s new dimension has arrived
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of April 1, Jordan Peele’s new dimension is finally here, starring Kumail Nanjiani in the pilot episode of The Twilight Zone as a comedian forced to weigh the heavy price of success. 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!
CBS All Access
The Twilight Zone, Series Premiere: The modernized version of Rod Serling’s classic sci-fi/horror anthology layered with social commentary is now streaming its first two episodes on CBS All Access. The site has also posted the first episode, “The Comedian,” for free on YouTube. Peele acts as host and narrator as fans explore the bizarre, scary, and unique storytelling space that will make you question your own reality — and maybe even take a long, hard look at yourself.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Part 2 Premiere: Who says you can’t raise a little hell while dealing with teenage drama? Growing up isn’t easy for anyone, especially when navigating love-triangles, striking a balance between the mortal world and your darker side, and, of course, dealing with the Dark Lord. Based on a character from Archie Comics, Sabrina is returning to brew up some trouble on April 5.
Amazon Prime Video
The Tick, Season 2 Premiere: Tick and Arthur return to defend the City from new villains and old enemies. But they discover looks can be deceiving and everyone’s got a secret to hide when the superhero action comedy arrives for its second season on Amazon Prime Video on April 5.
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Season 2 Premiere: Hulu’s coming-of-age series based on the beloved comic characters returns this week when Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson try to find their place as more active heroes in the world. In Season 2, things will be heating up as the duo learn and grow emotionally as their skills continue to progress. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger Season 2 will launch with a two-hour season premiere on April 4 on Freeform’s site. The series will also stream on Hulu.
You’re the Worst, Series Finale: FXX is saying their final goodbye to the popular comedy that debuted in 2014. Coming to a close after five seasons, You’re the Worst centers on two toxic, self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship. The modern love story, often viewed as an anti-romance comedy-drama, rejects traditional romance comedy tropes in favor of telling a story full of humor, fear, heartbreak, love, sex, food, LA, friendships, and that even the worst people can make the best partners. You’re the Worst’s final episode will arrive on April 3.
Warrior, Series Premiere: Inspired by an idea from the late Bruce Lee and created and executive produced by Banshee’s Jonathan Tropper, Warrior is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the second half of the 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy who immigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances and becomes a hatchet man for one of Chinatown’s most powerful tongs (Chinese organized crime family). The series will debut on Cinemax’s website and MAX GO on April 5.
Better Things, Season 4: FX has renewed their surreal family dramedy starring Pamela Adlon for a fourth season! The hit series centers on Sam Fox, a single, working actor with no filter raising her three daughters in Los Angeles. She’s mom, dad, referee and the cops. Sam also watches out for her mother, Phil, an English expatriate who lives across the street. Sam is flawed and fierce with her love for her daughters, and her own mother as well, sometimes heaping the love on when she feels guilty. Sam’s just trying to earn a living, navigate her daughters’ lives, have fun with a friend or two and also — just maybe — squeeze in some private time once in a while. You can catch up on Season 3 on FXNetworks.com.