This month streaming television has all the makings of a blockbuster summer. Tune into Amazon Prime for a wild new comedy, Disney+ for the next MCU series installment, and Apple TV+ for a gripping murder mystery.
Take a look below at our June 2023 streaming recommendations and some of the Broadway stars who will be making small-screen appearances this month.
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Catch two-time Tony nominee Kara Young in the new comedy series I'm a Virgo (marketed as a fantastical joyride), from filmmaker Boots Riley. In it, Cootie, a 13-foot-tall young Black man, leaves the safe harbor of his home (where his parents have kept him shielded throughout his youth) to experience the world. Jharrel Jerome (an Emmy winner for Ava DuVernay's miniseries When They See Us about the Central Park Five) leads the series. All seven episodes drop June 23.
Tom Holland and Amanda Seyfried star in the psychological thriller series The Crowded Room. Set in Manhattan in 1979, Danny Sullivan (Holland) is arrested for murder and professor Rya Goodwin (Seyfried) conducts a series of interviews to unravel the mystery as he proclaims his innocence. Keep your eyes peeled for Broadway's Will Chase in the mix. The first three episodes release June 9, followed by weekly drops.
The theatrical streamer is celebrating Pride with a curated selection of favorite LGBTQIA+ titles, including Falsettos, Kinky Boots, Indecent, and more. And don't miss some of their newly added offerings: Sweeney Todd (starring Angela Lansbury and George Hearn) and a trio of Mischief's chaotic comedies, The Goes Wrong Show, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, and A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong.
2023 Tony nominee Samuel L. Jackson returns to his role as founder of the Avengers Nick Fury for the new MCU series Secret Invasion. Shapeshifting Skrulls have infiltrated various power positions across Earth and the former director of S.H.I.E.L.D., along with his allies, must stop the invasion and (of course) save the world. The six-episode series premieres June 21 with episodes released weekly.
Pull up a chair, because Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and David Burtka (It Shoulda Been You) are throwing television’s most dragtastic dinner party. Or several, actually. In the new Hulu reality competition Drag Me to Dinner, two teams, each consisting of two drag stars, face off to create the most fierce and fabulous dinner party. Drag king Murray Hill hosts alongside Burtka, with Harris joining Haneefah Wood and Bianca Del Rio at the judges’ table. Forty legendary queens, many from RuPaul’s Drag Race, including recent Broadway star Jinkx Monsoon and the Hairspray tour’s Nina West, will vie not for a crown, but the Glorious Golden Grater. The 10-episode series premieres May 31.
FX has the goods in June with The Full Monty, a sequel series to the 1997 British film that spawned the 2000 Broadway musical about unemployed steelworkers who turn to stripping to raise money. The series picks up 25 years later in Sheffield with much of the cast reprising their roles as the working-class grinders, including Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Lesley Sharp, Hugo Speer, Paul Barber, Steve Huison, Wim Snape, and Tom Wilkinson. All eight episodes will premiere exclusively on Hulu June 14, but no word yet on whether we’ll get the full monty again.
Carrie Bradshaw and her greatest love, New York City, are back in Season 2 of And Just Like That, the HBO spinoff series of Sex and the City. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis return to dish about dating and—now in their 50s, having moved beyond singledom—about kids, divorce, and widowhood. Tony winner Sara Ramirez reprises their role as Che Diaz, Miranda’s stand-up love interest. And with Big gone, another old love comes back into Carrie’s life. The internet was agog when HBO released photos of the shoe-addicted heroine holding hands once more with Aidan Shaw (John Corbett). And the Internet was agog last week when it was announced Kim Cattrall will reprise her role as Samantha Jones in a cameo for the show's season finale. It seems the gang's all back. The series, from executive producer Michael Patrick King, will debut the first two episodes June 22, with the following nine episodes released weekly on Thursdays.
Speaking of Kim Cattrall, you'll be able to catch her in the new Netflix original series Glamorous. She stars as a former supermodel turned makeup mogul in the coming-of-age story of a young gender non-conforming queer man. Miss Benny plays Marco Mejia as they search for their identity and what they want from life. Stream it beginning June 22.