Mandatory Streamers: Snowfall season 3 returns to the summer of 1984
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of July 8, FX’s drama Snowfall, co-created by the late director and executive producer John Singleton, returns to the summer of 1984 where crack cocaine is spreading like wildfire through South Central Los Angeles, continuing its path of destruction and changing the culture forever. 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!
Snowfall, Season 3 Premiere: In the new season, police are waking up to the growing crack cocaine epidemic, and Sergeant Andre Wright has set his sights on budding Kingpin and next-door neighbor Franklin Saint (Damson Idris) and his people. While local law enforcement fights to stem the tide, Teddy McDonald and the CIA are working hard to make sure the flow of cocaine into LA doesn’t stop. To continue funding the war against communism in Central America, Teddy will need to find new routes into the United States using Gustavo “El Oso” Zapata and what’s left of the Villanueva family. As the stakes and losses continue to mount, the players truly begin to understand the destructive force they have set in motion, forced to re-examine their own motivations and the cost of continuing forward from here. Season 3 will begin streaming on Wednesday, July 10.
Sweetbitter, Season 2 Premiere: Starring Ella Purnell, Starz’s half-hour drama continues to follow Tess, who soon realizes she won’t survive at the restaurant if she doesn’t play the game. She’s starving for knowledge but investing in this life means more than knowing the difference between wine from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Tess discovers that knowledge alone is not enough: she needs to be able to use it, to move from her head to her body. She needs experience. The new season will premiere on Sunday, July 14.
Harlots, Season 3 Premiere: Set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, Harlots continues to follow the fortunes of the Wells family. Margaret (Samantha Morton) has been sent to America in chains; Lydia Quigley (Lesley Manville) is vanquished and in Bedlam. It seems that the Wells girls can free themselves of their mother’s feud, but running a lucrative brothel brings new enemies. Meanwhile Lydia, in her darkest hour, still finds a way to bite. Inspired by the stories of real women, Harlots is a powerful family drama as explored from the female perspective. The 8-episode third season of Hulu’s period drama will launch on Wednesday, July 10.
3Below: Tales of Arcadia, Season 2 Premiere: Guillermo del Toro’s three-part trilogy continues with 3Below, set in the town of Arcadia where Trollhunters took place. Part 2 of 3Below follows three aliens and their dog who crash land on Earth and have to find a way home to save their homeworld and will begin streaming on Friday, July 12. The third part of the trilogy, titled Wizards, will release later this year.
Money Heist, Season 3: The first two seasons of the series, created by Alex Pina, originally aired on Spain’s Antenna 3 before the show was acquired by the streamer as a Netflix Original. Ahead of the Season 3 release on July 19, the streaming giant renewed the series for a fourth season. Money Heist is a riveting crime series that follows eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain as a criminal mastermind manipulates the police to carry out his plan. The first two seasons of the show, which won Best Drama at the International Emmy Awards, are available to stream on Netflix.