The Afterparty is back for a second season—plus everything else we’re excited to watch this week

The Afterparty is back for a second season—plus everything else we’re excited to watch this week

Here are our 10 most anticipated new titles arriving on Hayu, CBC Gem, Prime Video, Netflix, Crave and Apple TV Plus

Season two of The Afterparty on Apple TV Plus

First up this week is season two of laugh-out-loud whodunit The Afterparty, which takes place at a wedding where the groom is murdered. There’s also Full Circle, a Steven Soderbergh–directed miniseries about a botched kidnapping that stars Claire Danes, Zazie Beetz, Timothy Olyphant and CCH Pounder. For lighter fare, check out The Summer I Turned Pretty, an endearing YA dramedy about a teen girl caught in a love triangle from To All the Boys scribe Jenny Han, which is returning for its second season. Here are our picks for the 10 most anticipated new titles arriving on Hayu, CBC Gem, Prime Video, Netflix, Crave and Apple TV Plus this week.

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10. The Real Housewives of New York City, season 14 (Hayu)


This long-running reality series is switching things up for its 14th season with an entirely new cast. Tune in and get lost in the interpersonal drama of glam New Yorkers, including content creator Sai De Silva, Somali Canadian model Ubah Hassan and Jenna Lyons, former creative director and president of J.Crew. July 16

9. Moonshine, season three (CBC Gem)

 

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It’s time to return to the East Coast with the Finley-Cullens clan for the third season of this Canadian Screen Award–nominated dramedy, which follows a dysfunctional family as they run an aging campground. This time around, a mega resort has opened up near their land—which could spell major trouble for the business. July 16

8. Champions (Prime Video)

Woody Harrelson stars in this sports comedy as a minor-league basketball coach who loses his job and gets in trouble with the law. He’s faced with court-mandated community service, requiring him to lead a team of athletes with intellectual disabilities who prove to be far more skilled than he gives them credit for. Now streaming

7. Too Hot to Handle, season five (Netflix)

The premise of this popular reality dating series remains the same for season five—singles gather in a beachy setting to mingle but must stay celibate for the chance to win $100,000—and that’s exactly what keeps fans coming back. July 14

6. Project Greenlight: A New Generation/Gray Matter (Crave)

Back in 2001, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon helped produce a docuseries that follows new filmmakers who are given the chance to direct a movie. Now, the series is back with a focus on women filmmakers. This time, Issa Rae executive produces and serves as a mentor alongside Kumail Nanjiani and Gina Prince-Bythewood, with the season offering an intimate look behind the curtain as first-time director Meko Winbush creates her film. Winbush’s project—a sci-fi thriller called Gray Matter, about a mother-daughter duo with superhuman abilities—makes its streaming debut on the same day. July 13

5. Bird Box Barcelona (Netflix)

This Spanish dystopian-thriller flick is set in the same universe as 2018’s Bird Box, which stars Sandra Bullock as a mother trying to save her children from mysterious creatures that kill anyone who looks at them. In this film, the same creatures are found in Spain, which leaves a father-daughter pair looking for survivors and a way to continue on into an increasingly dark future. July 14

4. Survival of the Thickest (Netflix)

Comedian Michelle Buteau created and stars in this comedy series, which is based on her 2020 book of essays of the same name. Buteau plays Mavis Beaumont, a struggling stylist who is forced to get her life together after an unexpected breakup—and learns what true happiness means for her along the way. July 13

3. The Summer I Turned Pretty, season two (Prime Video)

This charming YA dramedy is adapted from the Jenny Han book series and follows Belly (Lola Tung), a big-hearted teen who finds herself in a love triangle with two of her best friends—who also happen to be brothers. Reunited with the boys for another summer, the group of friends must find a way to overcome grief and personal rifts to save their beloved beach house from being sold. July 14

2. Full Circle (Crave)

Academy Award–winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh directs this twisty miniseries, which traces a kidnapping-gone-wrong and its unexpected international connections. The star-studded cast includes Claire Danes, Zazie Beetz, Timothy Olyphant, Dennis Quaid, Jharrel Jerome and CCH Pounder. July 13

1. The Afterparty, season two (Apple TV Plus)

The Afterparty approaches the murder-mystery genre in a unique way: each episode uses different filmmaking conventions and styles and is told through the eyes of different characters, as detectives (and viewers) try to figure out who is responsible for the season’s crime. Season two is set during a weekend-long wedding where the groom ends up dead, leaving guests to question who is the murderer among them. New cast members Elizabeth Perkins, Zach Woods, Poppy Liu, Anna Konkle, John Cho and Ken Jeong join returning stars Tiffany Haddish, Sam Richardson and Zoë Chao. July 12