The premiere of Star Wars series Ahsoka—plus everything else we’re excited to watch this week

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

By Patricia Karounos
The premiere of Star Wars series Ahsoka —plus everything else we're excited to watch this week
Ahsoka on Disney Plus. Courtesy of Lucasfilm Ltd.

Get ready to return to a galaxy far, far away with the long-awaited premiere of Ahsoka, a Star Wars series and The Mandalorian spin-off starring Rosario Dawson as a Jedi Knight. If you’re looking for more earthbound options, you can also check out You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, a coming-of-age family comedy starring Adam Sandler and his daughters, as well as Vacation Friends 2, a comedy sequel that reunites John Cena, Yvonne Orji, Lil Rel Howery and Meredith Hagner for a chaotic stay at a Caribbean resort. Here are our picks for the most anticipated titles available on Crave, Netflix, Apple TV Plus, Prime Video and Disney Plus this week.

10. The Telemarketers (Crave)

Produced by Hollywood heavyweights Danny McBride and the Safdie brothers, this three-part docuseries follows two office workers in New Jersey who believe that their telemarketing jobs are raising money for police and firefighter charities. When they discover that it’s all a lie and the money has been going to their employers, they band together to expose the misdeeds of the entire industry. Now streaming

9. Untold: Swamp Kings (Netflix)

This docuseries dives into the world of sports, with a different story taking centre stage each week. This episode—the final instalment of a four-week summer series—focuses on the Florida Gators college football team. The team was a powerhouse in the ‘90s, but by the mid-2000s, they were facing a serious downturn. When they hire a new coach for the 2005 season, the results show on the field—but the team faces major challenges behind the scenes. August 22

8. The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On, season two (Netflix)

The time has come for a new season of this reality series, which takes dating-show premises to the extreme: one half of each participating couple has issued an ultimatum about their relationship to their partner. The show then follows them as they mingle with the other couples and decide whether their existing relationship has potential or it’s time to move on to something new. August 23

7. BS High (Crave)

This documentary tells the inside story of the nationally televised 2001 high school football game between a top-ranked academy and a little-known school called Bishop Sycamore. The game became infamous for its blowout results and multiple injuries, leading to a shocking revelation: Bishop Sycamore wasn’t a real school but part of an elaborate scheme by head coach Roy Johnson. August 23

6. Who Is Erin Carter? (Netflix)

On the outside, Erin Carter (Evin Ahmad) appears to lead a regular life: she’s a mother, a wife and a British expat teaching in Barcelona. But, when she gets caught in the middle of an armed robbery at a local grocery store, secrets from her past resurface and threaten to upend her idyllic-seeming life. August 24

5. Invasion, season two (Apple TV Plus)

Co-created by British American filmmaker Simon Kinberg (X-Men, Mr. and Mrs. Smith), this big-budget sci-fi series tells the story of a humanity-threatening alien invasion from the perspectives of five people around the world. In season two, the aliens have officially landed—and a globe-spanning war is on the brink of breaking out. August 23

4. Beautiful Disaster (Prime Video)

Adapted from the novel of the same name, this romantic drama follows underground boxer Travis (Dylan Sprouse) and prim college student Abby (Virginia Gardner), who appear to be total opposites. After a bet ends with the two agreeing to share a living space for a month, they discover that their differences aren’t enough to stop the connection between them. August 25

3. Vacation Friends 2 (Disney Plus)

John Cena, Yvonne Orji, Lil Rel Howery and Meredith Hagner return for this comedy sequel about friends who meet on vacation. This time around, the two couples are reuniting for an all-expenses-paid trip to a Caribbean resort—which descends into chaos when work and family drama collide. Ronny Chieng, Carlos Santos, Jamie Hector and Steve Buscemi also join the cast. August 25

2. You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah (Netflix)

Idina Menzel, Adam Sandler and his daughters, Sadie and Sunny, star in this family comedy about two best friends who have always dreamed of hosting an epic bat mitzvah together. But, when a boy comes between them, their party, rite of passage and friendship may be ruined beyond repair. August 25

1. Ahsoka (Disney Plus)

This highly anticipated Star Wars show and spin-off of The Mandalorian features beloved characters from the franchise’s popular animated series. It follows the titular Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) as she investigates—and tries to stop—a rising threat against the galaxy, not long after the Empire has fallen. Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson and Lars Mikkelsen also star, and Hayden Christensen is expected to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker. August 22



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