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Here’s Your Foolproof Guide To All The Best TV And Movies Streaming In June 2019

It's gonna be a bumper month for content.

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3 Trailer

The Winter months are officially here, thank God.

Yep, finally you have an ironclad excuse to stay in, draw the curtains, turn up the radiator and binge your way through hundreds of hours of content. So you know the drill: ignore your phone, tell your most annoying, persistent friends that you’ve died in a terrible accident, and take solace in the infinite entertainment blessed to us by the age of peak television in which we live.

And what an age it is! June is absolutely bursting with a shedload of content across a range of styles and genres. “Something for everyone” isn’t just a tired old cliche anymore — it’s the modus operandi of most streaming services.

To that end, feast your eyes upon our foolproof guide to everything hitting Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, Foxtel and SBS On Demand this June.


The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3

The Handmaid’s Tale isn’t, as you probably know by now, escapist television. A grim mirror held up to our times, it depicts a world not so far from our own — one where men control women’s bodies, abortion is a crime, and motherhood is fetishized to the point of commodification.

By all accounts, season three is only doubling down on that grim prescience; after the difficult decision she made in the climax of season two, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) will now have to face horrors of a different sort, all while struggling her way back to the daughter that she loves. It’s modern television at its most horrifying — and its most vital.

Where you can watch it: SBS On Demand

When you can watch it: The first two episodes drop back to back on Thursday June 6, then once a week after that


Dark Season Two

When the first season of German-language horror web series Dark dropped back in 2017, it was flooded with comparisons to Stranger Things. And sure, that makes a little sense — both focus on pre-pubescents coming into contact with great and powerful forces they cannot understand, and both have a deep reverence for sci-fi and thrillers from the ’80s.

But to be honest, such comparisons are fairly superficial. Underneath its outer shell, Dark is a much stranger, denser, and more beautiful beast — a mature fairy tale, one that makes a practice out of doing the thing you’d never expect it to do at almost every single point. If you haven’t seen the first season yet, consider this your official nudge to do so — you won’t regret it.

Where you can watch it: Netflix

When you can watch it: June 21


Detroiters

Recently, on Twitter, there was a suggestion that someone should create a support group for the girlfriends of those who have had their entire personalities replaced by their love for I Think You Should Leave, a new sketch comedy series from Tim Robinson that debuted on Netflix.

If you are in fact such a person, and cannot go literally a minute without splurting one of Robinson’s catchphrases (“You have no… good… car… ideas!”) then why not catch up on the comedian’s first foray into television, Detroiters? Featuring many of I Think You Should Leave‘s faces, it’s a hilarious and irreverent single camera sitcom, that combines laser-honed cringe humour with the brand of absurdism that has made Robinson something of a star.

Where you can watch it: Stan

When you can watch it: June 6


Big Little Lies Season Two

Question: how do you top the perfectly contained first season of a show that has become a cultural sensation? Answer: by hiring Meryl Streep.

Yep, Big Little Lies is back, somehow, despite wrapping itself up into a nice neat little package at the end of its first season. All of the old familiar faces are set to return, but this time Streep is entering the mix, adding a lacquer of classic prestige to a show that already teetered between the kitsch and the old-fashioned.

Where you can watch it: Foxtel

When you can watch it: June 10


Nos482

Nos482, a vampire novel by Joe Hill (the son of horror master Stephen King) is extraordinarily silly. Set in part in a mystical world known as Christmasland (no, seriously), it’s the story of an immortal evil, a young girl, and an abandoned bridge that can travel backwards through time.

Now, the novel has been adapted into a TV series that, thankfully, looks just as soupy and wild as the source that inspired it. Starring Zachary Quinto as Charles Manx, an ancient vampire, and a whole bunch of young newcomers just lined up to get horribly murdered, it’s exactly the kind of over-the-top madness that the Winter months need.

Where you can watch it: Amazon Prime Video

When you can watch it: June 7


None of that’s quite enough for you? Well then, never fear: here’s the full list of everything coming to Netflix, Stan, SBS On Demand, Amazon Prime Video and Foxtel in June.

What’s On SBS On Demand In June:

  • Transit — June 1
  • Spy Gone North — June 1
  • Paris Can Wait — June 1
  • Siddharth — June 1
  • Knights of Badassdom — June 1
  • Rock the Casbah — June 1
  • Hannah Arendt — June 1
  • Freaky Deaky — June 1
  • The Motel Life — June 1
  • Friends From France — June 1
  • The Handmaid’s Tale — June 6
  • 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup — June 8
  • 63 Up — June 10
  • Going Places With Ernie Dingo (Season Three) — June 12
  • Bullets — June 13
  • Madeline’s Madeline — June 15
  • The Minituarist — June 19
  • Mary Kills People — June 20
  • Gigantes — June 27

What’s On Netflix In June:

  • Miranda Sings Live… Your Welcome — June 4
  • 3% — June 6
  • I Am Mother — June 7
  • The Chef Show Season One — June 7
  • Designated Survivor Season Three — June 7
  • The Black Godfather — June 7
  • Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese — June 12
  • Jo Koy: Comin’ In Hot — June 12
  • Leila — June 14
  • Murder Mystery — June 14
  • Adam Devine: Best Time of our Lives — June 18
  • Beats — June 19
  • Dark Season Two — June 21
  • Mike Epps: Only One Mike — June 25
  • Family Business — June 27

What’s On Amazon Prime Video In June:

  • Chasin Happiness — June 4
  • Hannibal Season 1-3 — June 4
  • NOS4A2 — June 7
  • Absentia Season Two — June 14
  • The Client — June 15
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little — June 15
  • Street Kings — June 15

What’s On Stan In June:

  • 20 Feet From Stardom — June 2
  • Perpetual Grace Ltd — June 3
  • Love & Hip Hop — June 4
  • Sufragette — June 5
  • Detroiters — June 6
  • Jirga — June 7
  • Kill The Messenger — June 8
  • Queen of Ireland — June 9
  • Claws — June 10
  • Wish I Was Here — June 11
  • Younger Season Three — June 13
  • Another Period — June 14
  • A Little Chaos — June 15
  • Harmony — June 15
  • Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead — June 16
  • City On A Hill — June 17
  • Escobar: Paradise Lost — June 18
  • The Detour — June 19
  • Tattoo Disaster U.K. — June 19
  • Dating Naked — June 21
  • Janis: Little Girl Blue — June 22
  • Queen of the Desert — June 25
  • Catfish Season Six — June 28
  • Ex On The Beach — June 29

What’s On Foxtel In June:

  • 101 Dalmation Street — June 1
  • Cloak & Dagger Season 2 — June 4
  • Big Little Lies Season Two — June 10
  • Louis Theroux: The Night In Question — June 13
  • Pose Season Two — June 16
  • Paw Patrol — June 20