Mandatory Streamers: Horror series Dark returns for its second cycle
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of June 17, the German-language horror series Dark returns. Three seasons, three generations, and one elaborate mystery, each season depicts a mysterious cycle of terror that grips the small town of Winden. 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!
Dark, Season 2 Premiere: Dark starts by centering around a missing child, which sets four families on a frantic hunt for answers as they unearth a mind-bending mystery that spans three generations. The series first season followed a teenager struggling to cope with his father’s suicide, a police officer whose brother disappeared 33 years earlier, and a police chief caught in the middle. The new season will jump into the aftermath of the Season 1 finale when the show returns on Friday, June 21.
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Yellowstone, Season 2 Premiere: Season 2 of the Paramount Network original picks up where the first season left off: with the Dutton family still fighting for their ranch while foreshadowing new dangers that threaten to upend their home and their lives. Starring Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, you can stream the new season on Amazon Prime or the Paramount Network site beginning on Wednesday, June 19.
Good Trouble, Season 2 Premiere: The Fosters spinoff returns as Freeform’s Good Trouble follows Callie (Maia Mitchell) and Mariana (Cierra Ramirez) as they embark on the next phase of their young adult lives in Los Angeles. The second season will launch on Tuesday, June 18 on Freeform and Hulu.
The Detour, Season 4 Premiere: The Detour is an all-too-honest look at the family dynamic. The show centers on a family of four led by Nate (Jason Jones) and his wife, Robin (Natalie Zea). During Season 3, daughter Delilah got fed up with her father’s repeated escape plans and ran away from the family. Season 4 will feature the rest of the family trying to find her. The TBS series will return on Tuesday, June 18, and will be available to stream on Hulu.
Pose, Season 3: Ryan Murphy’s Golden Globe-nominated drama series will return for a third season at FX! Pose explores the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the ball culture world, the rise of the luxury Trump-era universe and the downtown social and literary scene. The series also features the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, as well as the largest recurring cast of LGBTQ actors ever for a scripted series. The season two premiere was the most-watched telecast of the series which took in more than a million in total viewers. The current season is currently airing every Tuesday on FX Network and can also be streamed on Amazon Prime.
Queer Eye, Seasons 4 and 5: The Emmy-winning unscripted series Queer Eye has been renewed for a fourth and fifth season at Netflix! Season 4 of Queer Eye will launch on July 19 as fans follow The Fab Five to Kansas City. Season 5 will begin production next week as the crew heads to Philadelphia. The fifth season will debut on the streamer in 2020. The first three seasons of the series are available to stream on Netflix.
Russian Doll, Season 2: Netflix has renewed the comedy series Russian Doll, starring Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne (Orange Is the New Black), for an eight-episode second season. The series follows a young woman named Nadia (Lyonne) on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York City. The first season is available to stream on Netflix!
L.A.’s Finest, Season 2: Spectrum Originals has renewed their Bad Boys spinoff, L.A.’s Finest, for a second season. Starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, the first season follows the story of Syd Burnett (Union), last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, who has left her complicated past behind to become an LAPD detective. Paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mom with an equally complex past, Syd is pushed to examine whether her unapologetic lifestyle might be masking a greater personal secret. These two women don’t agree on much, but they find common ground when it comes to taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles in this character-driven drama. Stream the first season now on Spectrum!