A new month means that there are new shows to try out. So, if you’ve caught up on everything that came out in May, check out this list and see if anything premiering this month might end up becoming your new favorite show.
The Idol – HBO (June 4th)
The Idol has become one of the most infamous shows of 2023 and it isn’t even out until June 4. HBO’s new show from Sam Levinson, the creator of Euphoria (and according to him taking place in the same universe as Euphoria), The Idol is about a pop star who gets drawn into a self-help cult, centered around a magnetic leader.
The series went through several creative changes during the production process, with the show’s first director leaving and a major overhaul of the series taking place reportedly, after around 80% of the show was already filmed. The show has also drawn headlines around how the main relationship of the series is being portrayed, and whether or not the show’s presenting a toxic product or not.
We’ll see if The Idol lives up to the hype or not, and whether or not that’s a good or bad thing.
Based on a True Story – Peacock (June 8th)
If you feel like there’s been an overwhelming amount of true crime podcasts cropping up over the past few years, you’re not alone. Peacock’s new show is a satirical look at the true crime phenomenon, and those that are obsessed with it.
Kaley Cuoco and Chris Messina play a husband and wife who find themselves in a problematic financial situation, and their solution is to turn the death of a neighbor into their very own true crime podcast. Cuoco’s character, Ava, is obsessed with the “true crime” genre.
So, while she seems to think she’s the perfect person to get into the game, the results look like they’re going to go about as well as you’d expect when the two podcast enthusiasts start to run into a real murderer.
The Full Monty – Hulu (June 14th)
The Full Monty was a small British comedy from 1997 about a group of unemployed steelworkers who decide to perform a male striptease routine to raise some money. The title refers to the idea that what will set their performance apart from other gentleman striptease productions, is that they will go all the way and show, “The Full Monty.”
The movie ended up being an unbelievably big success, getting nominated for four Oscars and becoming the highest grossing film of all time in England until Titanic. The movie was adapted for the stage twice and continues to rank on “Best of all time” lists, particularly in England.
After 25 years, there’s now a follow up TV series, continuing the story. Several of the original cast members have returned as well as the movie’s original screenwriter.
Secret Invasion – Disney+ (June 21st)
MCU television is back with the first show in Phase Five. Nick Fury, who has largely been sidelined for the franchise since Captain America: Winter Soldier way back in 2014, is now thrust into the main character role for this show.
(For those keeping track, his only two appearances bigger than a single scene cameo since 2014 were Captain Marvel which was a prequel and Spider-Man: Far From Home, which doesn’t count for spoiler reasons that you’ll know if you’ve seen the movie.) Fury returns to Earth after having been in deep space for several years working with the Skrulls who first appeared in Captain Marvel.
The comic story that this series is based on, is about a conspiracy where Skrulls secretly infiltrated the world’s governments amassing an incredible amount of power. While the Skrulls in the MCU aren’t the exact same as their comic book counterparts, it looks like that story is at least in part being adapted for the show.
Cobie Smulders returns as Agent Maria Hill and Ben Mendelsohn returns playing the Skrull character Talos that he played in Captain Marvel.
The Walking Dead: Dead City – AMC (June 18th)
The Walking Dead universe continues to grow and seems pretty much unstoppable at this point. Even though the original series has ended, we’re still getting new shows set in the same universe, with this upcoming show being the fifth television show in the franchise.
Dead City serves as something of a sequel to the original show with Lauren Cohan and Jeffrey Dean Morgan reprising their roles as Maggie and Negan respectively. This new show will take the zombie action to a post-apocalyptic version of Manhattan, where the two characters must journey in an attempt to rescue Maggie’s kidnapped son.
The first season only consists of 6 episodes, but if that’s not enough Walking Dead for you, don’t worry. There are currently two more spinoff series in the works right now.
Which of the TV shows we listed above will you be watching? Share your thoughts in the comments below, we’d love to read them!