Inventing Anna.

Wondering what to watch? These compelling new series deserve a place on your watchlist

Whether you’re a sci-fi buff, a fantasy fan or love a salacious, based-on-real-life drama, there’s a new show for you to sink some streaming hours into. Stay up to date with the cultural churn and find a selection of recommended fresh releases below.

A gripping series that melds a tale of survival and coming-of-age drama, with some psychological horror thrown in for good measure, Yellowjackets follows a high school girls’ soccer team who survive a plane crash, stranding them in the remote northern wilderness. Flicking between the present day (albeit, with no Covid-19) and that fateful time 25 years prior, the series chronicles the often horrifying events that occurred while they fought for their lives in the woods, and the lives they’ve tried to rebuild since. An excellent cast that includes New Zealander Melanie Lynskey, plus Juliette Lewis and Christina Ricci makes this even more of a must-watch. Watch on Neon.

And Just Like That
Yes, it’s a travesty that there will be no Samantha in this sequel series to Sex and the City, but we can’t deny that we are curious to watch how the show’s creators follow up one of the biggest pop culture phenomenons of our generation. And Just Like That follows Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate life and relationships in their 50s, and from what we’ve seen there is bound to be no shortage of memorable fashion moments, too. Stream on Neon.

Inventing Anna
In news that will likely excite its real-life character, Inventing Anna follows the trail of the infamous Anna Delvey, who charmed and conned New York’s social scene. Inspired by a New York magazine article by Jessica Pressler, who also serves as a producer, and overseen by Shonda Rhimes, this is sure to be a slick mini-series. Watch on Netflix from January.

Cowboy Bebop
Next up for a live-action adaption series is Cowboy Bebop. Like the cult-followed anime series, it will see a bounty hunter and his eclectic crew chase outlaws through the cosmos, and run into trouble with an interstellar crime syndicate, over 10 episodes. The jazzy space Western was filmed, in part, in New Zealand. Watch on Netflix.

The Wheel of Time
Game of Thrones fans have finally found the next fantasy series to binge. Based on the popular fantasy books of the same name, The Wheel of Time takes place on a fictional future Earth where magic is real. A band of acquaintances, led by Rosamund Pike’s character Moiraine Damodred, set off in search of the Dragon Reborn, prophesied to either destroy or save humanity. Watch on Amazon Prime.

Inside Job
Imagine a world in which conspiracy theories like ‘The Illuminati’ and ‘Deep State’ are real. In this comedic cartoon for grown-ups, they are — and company Cognito Inc. is in charge of managing them. Tech genius Reagan Ridley leads a somewhat inept team, and much amusement stems from their atypical workplace dynamics. Watch on Netflix.

Midnight Mass
From the creator of the thrillingly beautiful The Haunting of Hill House comes Midnight Mass. this chilling series introduces us to an isolated island community that experiences miraculous events, as well as increasingly troubling omens, after a charismatic yet mysterious young priest moves into the divided town. Watch on Netflix.

Before there was Star Wars, there was Foundation — widely regarded as the greatest work of science fiction of all time. The sprawling, award-winning novel trilogy by Isaac Asimov takes place over thousands of years, and creators have tried to turn it into a television series for over 50. Finally on our screens, the series chronicles a band of exiles as they try to save humanity amid the fall of the Galactic Empire. For once, ‘highly-anticipated’ is an understatement. Watch on Apple TV+.


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