Mandatory Streamers: The Expanse Begins a New Chapter

Mandatory Streamers: The Expanse begins a new chapter

Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of December 9, Amazon Prime’s sci-fi drama series The Expanse returns for a fourth season, beginning a new chapter of the series with the crew of the Rocinante on a mission from the U.N. to explore new worlds beyond the Ring Gate. 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!

Amazon Prime Video

The Expanse, Season 4 Premiere: In the fourth season, humanity has been given access to thousands of Earth-like planets which has created a land rush and furthered tensions between the opposing nations of Earth, Mars and the Belt. Ilus is the first of these planets, one rich with natural resources but also marked by the ruins of a long-dead alien civilization. While Earthers, Martians, and Belters maneuver to colonize Ilus and its natural resources, these early explorers don’t understand this new world and are unaware of the larger dangers that await them. Season 4 will begin streaming on Friday, December 13.


Marvel’s Runaways, Season 3 Premiere: In Season 3, the Runaways frantically search for their captured friends Chase Stein, Gert Yorkes, and Karolina Dean. The kids go head to head with an unstoppable enemy who has targeted Leslie — or more accurately, the child she’s carrying. Nico Minoru draws them all into a dark realm where its ruler Morgan le Fay, played by Elizabeth Hurley, is much more nefarious than anyone the kids have yet to face. The new season will premiere on Friday, December 13.

Acorn TV

The Heart Guy, Series 4 Premiere: In this smash-hit Aussie drama from Oscar nominee Tony McNamara (The Favourite), Rodger Corser plays Dr. Hugh Knight, a rising star in the Sydney heart surgery ranks. Hugh is gifted, charming, and seemingly infallible, but after an incident involving drugs and alcohol, he’s forced to practice as a GP in his rural hometown of Whyhope-and to deal with his complicated family situation. Series 4 focuses on Hugh as he faces the fight of his life after serving out his probation– for love, career, and family. Will Whyhope’s naughtiest doctor have the right stuff, or will he self-destruct and lose everything? The fourth season of the series will launch its exclusive U.S. premiere on Monday, December 9.


Michelle Wolf: Joke Show, Premiere: Comedian Michelle Wolf wants to fight for women’s equality…but not in like that annoying way. In her upcoming Netflix comedy special, Michelle Wolf: Joke Show, the comedian dissects the differences between men and women, explores gender equality, explains why society should be a little “less” woke and more, all the while, constantly defying expectations. The comedy special will premiere on Tuesday, December 10.

Jack Whitehall: Christmas with my Father, Premiere: Jack Whitehall invites his notoriously stuffy father onstage in London’s West End for a Christmas comedy extravaganza, complete with celebrity guests. The holiday comedy special will begin streaming on Thursday, December 12.


Ride with Norman Reedus, Season 5: AMC has renewed Ride with Norman Reedus for a fifth season with production on the six-episode season expected to begin in early 2020. The fourth season, starring and executive produced by Reedus, will premiere on Sunday, March 8. The previous seasons are available to stream on AMC, Tubi, and Amazon Prime.