7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus and more this weekend (June 3)

If you’ve ventured onto social media in recent days, you’ll know that the past weekend was a pretty standout time for streaming services. The return of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney Plus and Stranger Things on Netflix has sent the internet into a tailspin, and you’re probably still working your way through one or both of those series as we enter. in June.

We’re not going to pretend that any of this week’s streaming newcomers can match either of those tentpole shows for the hype, but The Boys’ long-awaited return from Amazon on Prime Video will surely throw a spanner in the works for fantasy fans with plenty of entertainment options already on their plate.

Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the biggest new movies and TV shows available to stream on Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus and more this weekend.

The Boys season 3 (Prime Video)

Superhero fans, rise up. Amazon’s R-rated (and hugely popular) Prime Video series The Boys returns for its long-awaited third season this weekend.

Picking up a year after the show’s explosive Season 2 finale, new episodes find the titular Supes struggling to adjust to their new positions of power in a world enjoying a long-awaited period of peace. Naturally, however, the quiet doesn’t last long, and the emergence of the fearsome enemy Soldier Boy puts Billy, Hughie, Annie and company on a collision course with destruction once again. We recently spoke to showrunner Eric Kripke to know how The boys season 3 dials up the drama compared to previous seasons – and suffice it to say, fans are in for a treat.

The first three episodes of the new series are available to stream now on Prime Video, with the remaining five set to land on a weekly basis until July 8.

Now available to stream on Prime Video.

Gun (Hulu, Disney Plus)

Trainspotting director Danny Boyle comes to the small screen with Guna six-part miniseries produced by FX featuring the debut of legendary British punk band The Sex Pistols.

Based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2017 memoir Lonely Boy, the show chronicles the meeting of Jones (Toby Wallace), frontman Johnny Rotten (Anson Boon), drummer Paul Cook (Jacob Slater) and bassists Sid Vicious (Louis Partridge) and Glen Matlock (Christian Lees) in the 1970s, charting the band’s rapid rise to fame and notoriety. Talulah Riley, Maisie Williams and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are among the other stars to feature in the series, which has unfortunately been panned by critics (including TechRadar’s very clean Tom Goodwyn) as being all style and without substance.

Still, Pistol may be worth watching for its off-screen controversy alone. John Lyndon (aka Johnny Rotten) called the show “the most disrespectful shit I’ve ever had to put up with” – making us more interested in watching than we otherwise might have been.

Now available to stream on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.

Interceptor (Netflix)

If you’re in the mood for some insane action this weekend, look no further than Australian novelist Matthew Reilly’s feature debut on Netflix.

Co-produced by marvel movie star Chris Hemsworth, Interceptor follows a headstrong army officer (played by the Thor the actor’s real-life wife, Elsa Pataky) who finds herself the last line of defense against a villainous plan by a soldier-turned-criminal to take over a remote nuclear missile base.

Granted, this synopsis couldn’t sound much less original, but we’re betting Interceptor will still be an enjoyable way to wind down for 90 minutes – especially given the involvement of Extraction and 12 Strong alumnus Hemsworth.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

The Orville: New Horizons (Hulu, Disney Plus)

Seth MacFarlane’s fan-favorite Star Trek parody The Orville returns for a long-awaited third season this weekend.

New episodes will once again focus on the USS Orville and its misfit crew, with Ed, Kelly, Gordon and company embarking on even more planetary misadventures across the universe. The third outing in the series will also mark the final bow of actor-comedian Norm Macdonald, who died in 2021 shortly after production ended.

Episode 1 of The Orville: New Horizons is available to stream now on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK, with the remaining nine new entries arriving every Thursday.

Now available to stream on Hulu in the US and Disney Plus in the UK.

Borgen: Power and Glory (Netflix)

Let’s be honest: Scandinavians have always made gritty TV series better than anyone. Borgen, the acclaimed Danish political drama that originally aired between 2010 and 2013, is among the best around right now, and the series returns to the small screen via Netflix this weekend with Power and Glory (aka Borgen season 4 ).

New episodes of The West Wing-esque show focus on attempts by Foreign Minister Birgitte Nyborg (Westworld former student Sidse Babett Knudsen) to control a dangerous dispute over Greenland’s oil reserves. Much of Borgen’s original cast returns to procedural, with the exception of Game of Thrones star Pilou Asbæk.

It all sounds good House of Cards-meets-Fortitude, and Borgen: Power and Glory has been hailed by critics as a smart, mature, and elegant series that “puts American political drama to shame.” Look.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Physics season 2 (Apple TV Plus)

Apple’s dark comedy-drama Physical returns to Apple TV Plus less than a year after its first season premiered this Friday.

The series once again puts Rose Byrne’s housewife-turned-aerobics guru, Sheila Rubin, front and center, with new episodes finding the anti-hero not only forced to face the realities of growing competition in the fitness industry, but the challenge of staying true to it. husband (Rory Scovel) in a world of sunshine and spandex.

The White Lotus (opens in a new tab) Star Murray Bartlett joins the cast of Physics season 2, which is, in itself, enough to pique our interest in the series’ early return. Episode 1 is available to stream now, with the remaining entries set to arrive weekly every Friday.

Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.

It’s Gonna Hurt (AMC Plus)

Having made its UK debut earlier this year, the BBC’s acclaimed adaptation of Adam Kay’s best-selling medical memoir, This is Going to Hurt, is finally coming to AMC Plus (and Sundance Now) in the US. United this weekend.

Ben Whishaw stars as Kay in this seven-episode dark comedy, which chronicles the author’s experience as a young doctor in a busy neighborhood’s OB-GYN ward (and we mean busy) UK NHS Hospital.

This is Going to Hurt shines a light on the hectic professional and personal lives of medical workers around the world, so we’re inclined to describe it as a must-watch in 2022. Episode 1 of the show is available to stream now on aforementioned streamers, with new entries arriving weekly.

Now available to stream on AMC Plus.

Alfonso E. Cramer