7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend

We’ve highlighted the surprising number of movies coming out streaming services in last week’s roundupbut the supposed anomaly seems to be trending if this weekend’s selection is to be believed.

Alongside several returning TV shows, including The Marvelous Mrs. Maiselthere’s a stellar crop of feature-length adventures hitting the likes of netflix, First video and HBO Max over the next few days – new horror movies and recently released blockbusters among them.

Below, we’ve highlighted the most exciting of the lot, as we select the seven biggest arrivals available to watch on streamers this weekend.

The King’s Man (Disney Plus/HBO Max/Hulu)

Released in theaters late last year, Matthew Vaughn’s The King’s Man is now available to stream on Disney+HBO Max and Hulu (depending on your region).

A prequel to the previous two Kingsman films (also directed by Vaughn), this third installment traces the explosive origins of the titular secret service agency. It follows Ralph Fiennes’ Duke of Oxford as he embarks on a mission to sabotage the plans of history’s worst tyrants, including Rhys Ifans’ dance-mad Rasputin.

Those already familiar with the Kingsman franchise will likely appreciate the usually slick action on offer here, but a tonally confusing (and historically outrageous) plot makes The King’s Man a slightly weaker entry in the popular series.

Now available to stream via Star on Disney Plus in the UK, and HBO Max and Hulu in the US

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 4 (Prime Video)

The delayed fourth season of Amazon’s Emmy-winning comedy-drama finally hits Prime Video this weekend, though its format has shifted to a weekly rollout of episodes.

Picking up where the show’s third season left off, a new gig grants Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) complete creative freedom and a whole new audience to boot – but the new age entertainer isn’t to the taste. everyone, especially his family and friends. Kayli Carter joins the cast in a recurring role, while guest stars include Kelly Bishop and Jason Alexander.

Incidentally, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel has already been renewed for a fifth and final seasonwhich suggests that the latest outing in the series has plenty of endgame drama up its sleeve.

Now available to stream on Prime Video.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Netflix)

To no one’s surprise, the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise returns to screens this weekend with a sequel film to the 1974 original.

Produced exclusively for Netflix, it marks the ninth installment in the long-running horror series and finds an aging Leatherface wreaking his usual havoc on a group of unsuspecting millennials in a Texas ghost town. This entry comes from director David Blue Garcia and is based on an original story co-written by Fede Álvarez and Rodolfo Sayagues (both known for their work on Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe).

Given the pedigree of the filmmakers above, Texas Chainsaw Massacre had the potential to mix up the tried and true genre – but early reviews suggest audiences can expect another standard slasher story from this one.

Now available to stream on Netflix

Young Wallander season 2 (Netflix)

Most people really didn’t like Netflix’s first season about Scandinavian detective Kurt Wallander. Criticisms have been leveled at the show’s timeline, setting, and confused target audience, without enough attention being paid to its excellent source material.

But none of that has stopped the Steamboat from rolling out a second set of episodes, which is great news for TechRadar’s own entertainment editor, Tom Goodwyn, who proudly considers it Netflix’s best crime drama. Titled Young Wallander: Killer’s Shadow, the new series finds the main character lured into a mysterious hit-and-run.

So expect all the twists and turns in Wallander’s latest outing, which Goodwyn promises to keep you hooked until the show’s final moments.

Now available to stream on Netflix

Indemnity (Apple TV Plus)

Patricia Arquette, Adam Scott, John Turturro and Christopher Walken star in Apple’s latest thriller series, Breakupwhich also counts actor Ben Stiller as showrunner.

Set at a tech company called Lumon Industries, an aptly named severance program is used to separate employees’ work memories from their non-work memories. In principle, the idea sounds like a smart way to boost productivity, but as you’d expect, things quickly take a dangerous turn.

The show’s first two episodes, already described by critics as “the complete package”, are available now, with the other seven arriving weekly.

Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus

The Cuphead Show! (Netflix)

A 10-episode television adaptation of the hit 2017 video game, The Cuphead Show! follows the titular character’s misadventures as he and his easily influenced brother Mugman travel the Inkwell Isles in search of adventure.

The series comes from Chad and Jared Moldenhauer (the duo who wrote the original game) and features the voices of Tru Valentino, Frank Todaro and Invincibleis Gray Griffin.

The Cuphead Show! isn’t likely to break new ground for TV, but maybe that’s the point – instead, it harkens back to the golden age of animation with charming visuals and straightforward storytelling. It’s worth watching for the nostalgia value, at least.

Now available to stream on Netflix

Fall: The Case Against Boeing (Netflix)

The same week as another Netflix feature-length documentary, The Tinder Swindler, retained its spot at the top of the streamer’s popularity chartsDownfall: The Case Against Boeing arrives to add even more factual thrills to your weekend watchlist.

Adapted from New Yorker article of the same name, Rory Kennedy’s expository film examines under the microscope two Boeing 737 Max crashes that killed 346 people over five months in March 2019. Experts and investigators reveal how the alleged priority of profit over security might have contributed to the incidents, which went relatively under the radar at the time.

This one’s an easy recommendation for those who love their corporate crime documentaries – it’s basically a big-budget version of Air Crash Investigation.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Alfonso E. Cramer