Long considered the off season for TV series, with traditional channels preferring to program cheaper programs during this period when advertising pays less, the arrival of streaming platforms has made the summer one of the highlights of the season. ‘year. Netflix or Amazon Prime not hesitating to launch flagship programs (like “Stranger Things” in 2016 or “The Boys” in 2019) in the middle of July. After all, you are not immune to a day that is too hot or thunderstorms too violent to put your nose outside.
This year again, a few very popular series will be making a comeback in the coming weeks. This will be the case in particular for season 4 of “Elite”, from June 18 on Netflix, or “The Walking Dead”, which will return at the end of August on OCS. Alongside these flagship programs, some new products will try to find a place, from dramatic comedy to series for teenagers, including the adaptation of a successful novel and the reboot of a cult series from the 2000s.
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Here are 10 of the most anticipated new series this summer:
‘Sex / Life’, June 25 on Netflix
In the wake of the “50 Shades of Gray” and “365 Days” sagas, this series adapted from the book “4 men in 44 chapters” by BB Easton should be talked about. This sulphurous comedy-drama could well be one of Netflix’s summer hits.
Synopsis: “Her present as a married woman and her licentious love past collide when her ex, whom she still fantasizes about, bursts into her life.”
‘Schitt’s Creek’, June 26 on Canal +
At the last Emmy Awards, the Canadian series made history by becoming the first program to receive all four possible interpretations in the same year (best actor and actress in a leading role, and in a supporting role). She also won awards for Best Comedy, Best Director for a Comedy, and Best Screenplay. A real plebiscite for the sixth and final season of the series, launched in 2015 on Canadian public television and which received excellent word of mouth thanks to Netflix in the United States. With this late recognition, it finally arrives in France, with all the episodes available on demand.
Synopsis: “The series tells the story of the afflictions of the wealthy Rose family who, finding themselves ruined, are forced to settle in the small town of Schitt’s Creek bought at the time as a joke because of its name. Video mogul Johnny Rose, his soap opera wife Moira and their two children, hipster David and socialite daughter Alexis, will have to adjust to this new poverty and understand what it means to be a family. “
‘Young Royals’, July 1 on Netflix
Netflix regularly finds success with unexpected stories. This series on the fate of a young Swedish prince who finds himself in a prestigious boarding school has all the ingredients of the sulphurous series for teenagers which in particular made the popularity of “Elite” all over the world.
Synopsis: “Relieved of any royal obligation, a prince finally has the opportunity to find out who he really is. But what if he was finally to be the next to take the throne? ”
‘Made for Love’, July 1 on Canal +
This comedy received critical acclaim when it was released in the United States in the spring, not least for the way it portrays the excesses of technological capitalism, all with a dose of surrealism and effective humor.
Synopsis: “When she learns that she is the subject of her husband’s latest technological invention, Hazel Green, married for ten years to Byron, flees and takes refuge in the most unexpected place…”
‘The White Lotus’, July 12 on OCS
This new HBO comedy is signed by Mike White, prolific screenwriter behind many American cinema comedies of the 2000s, but also author for the series’ Freaks and Geeks ”and creator of” Enlightened ”, a dramatic comedy with Laura Dern, already for HBO. In the cast of “The White Lotus”, we find Jennifer Coolidge (“Revenge of a Blonde”) and Connie Britton (“Friday Night Lights”, “American Horror Story”).
Synopsis: “A satirical comedy in which we follow the customers and employees of a heavenly hotel in Hawaii.”
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‘Masters of the Universe: Revelation’, July 23 on Netflix
The famous 80s animated series, based on a collection of action figures including Musclor (He-Man in English) and Skeletor, is reborn on Netflix. It brings together an English-speaking vocal cast of stars from the small and big screen: Mark Hamil, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lena Heady (Cersei in “Game of Thrones”).
Synopsis: “The war for Eternia begins again: will it mark the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor? A new animated series from writer-director Kevin Smith. ”
‘Director’, August 27 on Netflix
Two years after the announcement of their huge contract with Netflix, “Game of Thrones” showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff present their first series for the streaming platform. Contrary to the epic HBO saga, this is a dramatic comedy about the head of a department at a prestigious university, with Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy”, “Killing Eve”) in the lead role .
Synopsis: “Sandra Oh and Jay Duplass star in this comedy-drama series that revolves around the chair of the English department at a major university.”
‘Gossip Girl’, coming soon to Warner TV
One of the most iconic teen series of the past twenty years is making a comeback, with a reboot just eight years after the original ended. With a more diverse and inclusive cast, the series wants to show how rumors and teenage reputations are made and broken in the age of social media. It will be launched on July 8 on the HBO Max platform and broadcast in France on Warner TV, at a date not yet communicated.
Synopsis (via Allocine): “Eight years after the Gossip Girl blog closed, a new group of posh high school students from the Upper East Side of New York are being targeted on social media by the anonymous blogger, determined to reveal all their secrets.”
‘American Horror Stories’, coming soon to Disney +
While the series “American Horror Story” will celebrate its tenth season in the fall, its spin-off arrives on July 15 on the Hulu platform in the United States. Where the original series has imposed a new format, completely changing the story and characters each season, this spin-off goes further by offering a collection of individual episodes, with actors already seen in “American Horror Story” Featured. In France, the series will be offered in the Star universe of Disney + on a date still unknown.
‘Nine Perfect Strangers’, coming soon to Amazon Prime Video
“Nine Perfect Strangers” brings together some ingredients of “Big Little Lies” to reproduce the success of the HBO series: a novel by Liane Moriarty, adapted by the prolific David E. Kelley, and a cast carried by Nicole Kidman. There is also Melissa McCarthy (“My best friends”, “Spy”) and Luke Evans (“The Hobbit”, “Beauty and the Beast”). Scheduled for late August on Hulu in the United States, it will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video in the rest of the world, at a date not yet communicated.
Synopsis: “In a health and wellness center that promises healing and transformation, nine stressed city dwellers are trying to embark on the path of a better way of life. The director of the center, Masha (Kidman), watches over them during this ten-day retreat. Its mission is to invigorate their tired minds and bodies. However, these nine strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. ”
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