Mandatory Streamers: Jesse Custer faces the apocalypse in Preacher’s final season
Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our latest column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of July 29, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper) and Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) prepare for the apocalypse and saving Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as Preacher inches closer to the finale as God’s endgame for the universe begins to click into place. 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!
Preacher, Season 4 Premiere: Trapped between heavenly prophecies, hellish prisons, and all-out nuclear war, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy make their bloody way to the Most High. Whether they can reach God in time — or whether all this carnage is part of His divine plan — will soon be revealed as Preacher barrels towards the end of the world. The final season will premiere on Sunday, August 4 and will stream on the AMC site as well as on Hulu.
Dear White People, Season 3 Premiere: The satirical series — which picks up where the acclaimed 2014 film by the same name left off – follows a group of Winchester University’s students of color as they navigate a diverse landscape of social injustice, cultural bias, political correctness (or lack thereof) and activism in the millennial age. Season 3 will be featuring guest-stars Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood (L.A. Law), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), and rapper Flavor Flav. The new season will begin streaming on Friday, August 2.
The Letdown, Season 2 Premiere: The Australian comedy series follows the adventures of Audrey, including her struggles as a new mum in an oddball mothers’ group. She navigates the steep learning curve of motherhood, deals with sleeplessness, shifting relationship dynamics, her issues with her own mother, and her partner’s career ambitions. Season 2 is set to fast forward time ever so slightly and will see Audrey with her daughter who has now hit one year and is officially a toddler. It’ll also see Audrey deal with the fact her marriage is under strain now that Jeremy has been working away. The second season will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, July 31.
Four Weddings and a Funeral, Series Premiere: The series follows the story of four American friends — Maya, Craig, Ainsley, and Duffy — who reunite for a fabulous London wedding. But after a bombshell at the altar throws their lives into turmoil, they must weather a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak. Relationships are forged and broken, political scandals exposed, London social life lampooned, love affairs ignited and doused, and of course, there are four weddings…and a funeral. The show will premiere on Wednesday, July 31.
Animal Kingdom, Season 5: TNT has renewed their crime drama for a fifth season! The fourth season is currently airing every Tuesday night and Emmy and stars Tony winner Ellen Barkin as the matriarch of the Cody crime family along with Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Finn Cole, Sohvi Rodriguez, and Emily Deschanel in a recurring role.
Los Espookys, Season 2: HBO has renewed their supernatural comedy series from executive producer Lorne Michaels has been greenlit for a second season a week after the finale of its first season! The series is set in a strange and dreamy version of present-day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life. The first season is available to stream on HBO.
The Expanse, Season 5: Amazon has renewed its sci-fi series The Expanse for a fifth season! The series is based on the popular science fiction novels by James S.A. Corey, unfolding across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future when two strangers become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy. The first four seasons of the series are available to stream now.