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What’s on Netflix this Summer?

  • Who doesn’t like a good binge-watch every now and then?
  • New original series and movies are added to Netflix every month
  • This summer will include new things to watch as well as anxiously-awaited returning series

Give yourself some downtime this summer—and spend at least a little of it relaxing in an air-conditioned living room, binge-watching while sipping a cool drink.

Jurdu wants to help you with the little time you have away from the firm by letting you know what’s coming to Netflix. As usual, you’ll have plenty of different genres of both series and movies to choose from. Check out what’s coming to Netflix in June, July, and August. Happy watching!

Black Mirror (Season 5, June 5)

Are you ready for another disturbing season of this sci-fi anthology series? If you’re one of the few people on earth not familiar with Black Mirror, it examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies, usually in a dark way that will leave you with much to think about. Luckily, episodes are standalone, so if you haven’t seen the previous seasons, you can jump right in.

I Am Mother (Original Netflix movie, June 7)

This sci-fi thriller stars Clara Rugaard as one of the first of a new generation of humans to be raised by a robot called “Mother,” played by Rose Byrne. Mother is designed to repopulate the earth after the extinction of humankind. But the arrival of an injured stranger (Hilary Swank) calls into question everything Daughter has been told about the outside world and what Mother’s intentions really are.

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (Series, June 7)

Based on Maupin’s series of novels, Tales of the City was originally a series in the 1990s. Laura Linney reprises her starring role from that original series; she plays Mary Ann, now middle-aged and returning to San Francisco to be drawn back in by the eccentric friends she finds there. Also stars Ellen Page as Mary Ann’s daughter and Paul Gross as her ex-husband.

Leila (Limited series, June 14)

Adapted from the novel of the same name, this six-episode Indian series is set in a dystopian, near future in a city strictly segregated by class, caste, and religion. A mother searches for the daughter she lost after her arrest 16 years earlier, dealing with many hardships along the way. Starring Huma Qureshi, and including Siddharth, Rahul Khanna, and Sanjay Suri.

Stranger Things (Season 3, July 4)

It’s the summer of 1985 in the quaint Indiana town where the Upside Down terrified us all. The kids are older now and love is in the air—but so is a bunch of creepy, horrifying stuff. We’ll meet some new characters, connect with old ones, and see the gang travel a bit.

Knights of the Zodiac: Saint Seiya (Series, July 19)

Hey anime fans! This reboot follows the adventures of the young warriors called Knights. It’s based on a Japanese manga series that began in the 80s. The trailer garnered a bit of controversy and mixed reviews, so check it out and see how it grabs you.

Otherhood (Original Netflix movie, August 2)

This comedy stars powerhouse actresses Angela Bassett, Felicity Huffman, and Patricia Arquette as mothers traveling to New York to visit their adult children. It’s based on the novel Whatever Makes You Happy by William Sutcliffe.

Ozark (Season 3, August)

We don’t have an exact date for this one, but we know that we are ready to see what the Byrde family will get themselves into now. Last season saw Marty and Wendy getting even deeper into the criminal life—and bloodier. There are a lot of loose ends to tie up and a lot more of the power play between the couple. And…an affair…? You’ll have to watch!

In the Shadow of the Moon (Original Netflix movie, August 9)

This political thriller stars Michael C. Hall and Boyd Holbrook…and that’s all we know about it. It’s directed by Jim Mickle and based on a screenplay by Gregory Weidman and Geoff Tock, and there is literally no other information about it! With those names attached, though, it’s certain to be well-done and engaging.