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Apple TV Plus’s The Crowded Room—and everything else we’re excited to watch this week

Here are our picks for the 10 most anticipated titles hitting Apple TV Plus, Netflix, Disney Plus, Prime Video, Crave and CBC Gem

By Patricia Karounos
Apple TV Plus's The Crowded Room —and everything else we're excited to watch this week
Tom Holland in The Crowded Room on Apple TV Plus

Variety is the name of the game on the streamers this week thanks to three buzzy debuts that will appeal to all kinds of viewers. First up is Avatar: The Way of Water, James Cameron’s highly anticipated sequel, which is perfect for action and fantasy lovers. There’s also the fourth and final season of Mindy Kaling’s teen comedy Never Have I Ever, which finds Canadian star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan stepping into Devi’s final year of high school (with hilarious results, of course). And don’t miss the star-studded psychological thriller The Crowded Room, which follows a twisty murder case in 1979 New York and stars Tom Holland and Amanda Seyfried.


10. The Age of Influence (Disney Plus)

Social media—and, by extension, influencers—are pretty much inescapable for anyone who uses the internet. This six-part docuseries dives into the dark side of influencer culture through the stories of both infamous grifters and the people they’ve wronged. Now streaming

9. Human Resources, season two (Netflix)

This Big Mouth spin-off follows Hormone Monsters, Depression Kitties and all the other weird, disgusting and sort-of-helpful creatures at their “workplace” as they guide humans through various aspects of life. Season two promises more of the series’ trademark raunchy humour as well as a bevy of new guest stars, including Florence Pugh, Miley Cyrus and Eugene Levy. June 9

8. Tour de France: Unchained (Netflix)

The Tour de France—known as the world’s hardest bike race—is one of the most iconic sporting events of all time. This docuseries takes cycling fans and novices into the behind-the-scenes drama and thrill of the 2022 edition, shining a spotlight on team managers, riders and other key players. June 8

7. Into My Name (CBC Gem)

Executive-produced by Elliot Page, this Italian documentary follows four people from various regions who are starting their gender transitions at different stages of life. The film depicts the quartet as they navigate the many obstacles of living in the heteronormative, binary world to achieve the lives they want for themselves. June 7

6. Flamin’ Hot (Disney Plus)

You heard that right—Eva Longoria’s feature directorial debut is inspired by the creation of the popular finger-coating snack Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. It follows Richard Montañez (Jesse Garcia), the son of a Mexican immigrant, who claims to have invented the product while working as a janitor at Frito Lay (in real life, this story is disputed). What starts as a simple snack food ends up becoming  a story of disruption and community. June 9

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5. A Man Called Otto (Crave)

Tom Hanks’s latest flick follows the titular Otto, a curmudgeonly widower whose isolated existence is upended when a vibrant young family moves in next door. Their arrival is at first unwelcome, but when Otto realizes that he may have met his match in the pregnant Marisol (Mariana Treviño), it leads to a life-changing friendship. June 9

4. The Lake (Prime Video)

Cottage season is back, and so is this Ontario-filmed comedy that takes place in—you guessed it—cottage country. This season, step-siblings Maisy-May (Julia Stiles) and Justin (Jordan Gavaris) must try to put their differences aside when Maisy-May’s mother (Lauren Holly) appears, claiming that she’s dying of cancer and wants to spend a final summer with her family. June 9

3. Avatar: The Way of Water (Disney Plus)

James Cameron’s long-awaited sequel to 2009’s Avatar finally makes its streaming debut after a splashy theatrical run. Set more than a decade after the first film, this flick reconnects with Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) and Neytiri (Zoe Saldana), who have now formed a family that they must go to great lengths to protect when an old threat resurfaces. June 7

2. Never Have I Ever, season four (Netflix)

Class is almost out for Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) and her friends in the final season of this Mindy Kaling–created comedy. The group is more mature and experienced in their senior year, but as they navigate college admissions, crushes and life in general, they quickly realize that they still have some growing up to do. June 8

1. The Crowded Room (Apple TV Plus)

Inspired by the 1981 book The Minds of Billy Milligan by Daniel Keyes, this psychological thriller set in 1979 New York follows a man who is arrested in connection with a shooting and the committed investigator determined to find the truth. Tom Holland, Amanda Seyfried, Emmy Rossum, Sasha Lane, Christopher Abbott and Jason Isaacs star. June 9

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