Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of July 22, Orange Is the New Black launches its final season as the ladies of Litchfield will have to come to terms with the fact that prison has changed them 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!
Orange Is the New Black, Season 7 Premiere: For its last episodes, Piper will struggle with life on the outside while Max, as corrupt and unjust as ever, goes on without her on the inside. Taystee’s friendship with Cindy still hangs in the balance as her life sentence looms, while Gloria and her kitchen staff are confronted by the harsh realities of Polycon’s newest profit stream. The final season will launch on Friday, July 26.
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The Boys, Series Premiere: The highly-anticipated series adaptation finally arrives on Amazon Prime this week. The series, created by Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, is an irreverent take on what happens when superheroes, who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods, abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to explore the truth about the supergroup known as “The Seven.” The series will kick off on Friday, July 26.
Light as a Feather, Season 2 Premiere: In Season 2 of the supernatural thriller series adapted from the story by Zoe Aarsen, McKenna finds herself fighting against a ticking clock compelling her to play along after inheriting the curse brought on by the lethal game of “Light as a Feather.” The second season will premiere on Friday, July 26.
Pennyworth, Series Premiere: The Batman prequel follows Alfred Pennyworth, a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne, who’s not yet Bruce’s father. The 10-episode, one-hour drama is based on DC characters created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, and will begin streaming on Sunday, July 28.
The Boys, Season 2: During the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Amazon announced that The Boys has already been renewed for a second season with production already underway! They also confirmed that Aya Cash will join Season 2 as the superhero Stormfront. All eight episodes of the show’s first season will be available to stream this Friday
Doom Patrol, Season 2: DC Universe’s series will return for a second season and is set to return in 2020. The next batch of episodes will officially air on both DC Universe and the recently announced HBO Max. The series stars Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk as Mr. Nobody.
NOS4A2, Season 2: Ahead of the series’ Season 1 finale this Sunday, AMC announced that the horror show has been renewed for a 10-episode second season! Based on the Joe Hill novel of the same name, the series made its Comic-Con debut in San Diego this year with stars Zachary Quinto and Ashley Cummings, alongside showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien and EP Joe Hill. The first season is available to stream for free on AMC and on Amazon Prime.
Young Justice: Outsiders, Season 4: It was confirmed at this year’s Comic-Con that the fan-favorite animated series has been renewed, with a fourth installment already in production for DC Universe. In the most recent season, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on meta-human trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy.