Hijack with Idris Elba—plus everything else we’re excited to watch this week

Here are our 10 most anticipated titles debuting on Netflix, Crave, Disney Plus, Prime Video and Apple TV Plus

Hijack with Idris Elba—plus everything else we're excited to watch this week
Idris Elba in Hijack on Apple TV Plus

It’s the time for edge-of-your-seat action stories on the streamers this week. Among the titles promising to deliver thrills and high-calibre stunts is Hijack, a new series starring Idris Elba as a negotiator trying to end a plane hijacking. There’s also the third season of The Witcher, an intense fantasy series about a magical monster hunter who feels isolated from others, as well as the fourth and final season of Jack Ryan, in which the titular spy attempts to uncover corruption within the CIA. Here are our picks for the 10 most anticipated titles debuting on Netflix, Crave, Disney Plus, Prime Video and Apple TV Plus this week. 

10. Is It Cake, Too? (Netflix)

Creating hyper-realistic cakes that can trick people into thinking they’re real objects is a phenomenon that could have only taken off on the internet—so of course Netflix made a reality competition show about it. Season two asks a group of talented bakers to whip up jaw-dropping illusion cakes that are capable of fooling celebrity guest judges like Chrishell Stause, Chloe Fineman and Joel Kim Booster. June 30

9. Coming Home (Crave)

Following the run of the moving drama Little Bird—about a young Indigenous woman who was removed from her home in Saskatchewan and adopted into a Jewish Montreal family as a child—the series’ cast and crew come together for this documentary that delves into the history of the Sixties Scoops. Real-life survivors who were forcibly taken from their families also sit down for intimate interviews and share their stories. June 30

8. Warrior, Season 3 (Crave)

Inspired by the writings of Bruce Lee and executive produced by his daughter, Shannon Lee, this martial arts crime drama is set in 19th-century San Francisco, where gangs are warring in Chinatown. After race riots swept across the city at the end of season two, this season finds the characters angling for more power while also facing harsher laws targeting the Chinese community. June 29

7. Secret Chef (Disney Plus)

Produced by chef David Chang, this new series adds a twist to the typical cooking competition show. Ten chefs—a mix of pros, home cooks and influencers—come together to face off in a series of food challenges. The catch? They all must cook secretly in isolation, and then judge their competitors’ dishes without knowing who cooked them. June 29

6.  Infinity Pool (Crave)

Canadian filmmaker Brandon Cronenberg’s latest flick follows a couple embarking on what they think will be a restorative, picture-perfect vacation. Instead, they’re pulled into a mysterious community filled with horrific violence and hedonism with a zero-tolerance policy for crime that has deadly consequences. Alexander Skarsgård, Cleopatra Coleman and Mia Goth star. June 30

5. A Small Light (Disney Plus)

This eight-episode miniseries tells the story of Miep Gies (Bel Powley), a Dutch woman who helped her Jewish employer Otto Frank (Liev Schreiber) and his family—including daughter Anne Frank (Billie Boullet)—hide from the Nazis during the Second World War. June 28

4. Run Rabbit Run (Netflix)

Succession’s Sarah Snook stars in this Australian psychological horror film as a single mother and fertility doctor, also named Sarah. Suddenly, her daughter, Mia (Lily LaTorre), starts behaving strangely, claiming to have memories of a past life—which increasingly remind Sarah of her family’s tragic past. June 28

3. Jack Ryan, Season 4 (Prime Video)

The fourth season of this John Krasinski-led espionage action series will also be its last. This time around, the titular spy has taken on the role of CIA acting deputy director and is tasked with uncovering a national conspiracy that could reveal widespread corruption within the CIA itself. Fans, be warned: season four only has six episodes, with two episodes dropping weekly. June 30

2. The Witcher, Season 3, Volume 1 (Netflix)

The new season of this fantasy drama is inspired by the second book in Andrzej Sapkowski’s popular series, Time of Contempt. It’s also the swan song for star Henry Cavill, before Liam Hemsworth steps into the shoes of magical monster hunter Geralt. Split into two parts, season three finds Geralt no longer able to stay neutral and disconnected from his emotions as he fights for survival. June 29

1. Hijack (Apple TV Plus)

When a flight from Dubai to London gets hijacked in this thriller series, there’s one thing the perpetrators aren’t prepared for: one of the best corporate negotiators is on board and determined to get himself—and everyone else—home safely. Idris Elba stars. June 28



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