Netflix delivers follow-up seasons, a new comedy special, and a hip hop drama this week. The streaming platform brings fans another look at its break-out German thriller, Dark, with more time-travel and more mind-bending mysteries to solve. Pitch Perfect star Adam Devine serves up some laughs in his first ever comedy special, and Black-ish’s Anthony Anderson leads a hip hop drama with a bit of heart in Beats.
Here’s a round-up of what’s new to Netflix and what’s departing this week of June 21st.
Dark: Season 2 (Netflix series streaming 6/21)
The German thriller returns for another round of mind-bending storytelling this week. We pick up a year after the events of the first season, which saw the disappearance of a young boy named Mikkel that threw a small, sleepy town into chaos. In season one we learned the reason for the missing kid — more people go missing in season two — but we’re left trying to piece together the why and when of everything, with time travel and an impending apocalypse driving the action this time around.
Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives (Netflix special streaming 6/18)
Workaholics funnyman Adam Devine drops his first comedy special on Netflix this week. Devine returns to his native Nebraska to joke about relationship troubles, the hilarious consequences of fame, but mostly, to make jabs at his self-proclaimed nerd status. And to remind everyone that no, he’s not that guy from Maroon 5 who just let himself go.
Beats (Netflix film streaming 6/19)
This hip-hop drama set in Chicago carries some strong Straight Outta Compton vibes but injects a bit more heart into the tale of a kid, traumatized by gang violence who finds an outlet in music. Khalil Everage plays August Monroe, a kid who witnesses his sister shot point blank by a gangbanger in the film’s opening sequence and over a year later, suffers from PTSD that prevents him from attending school or even leaving the house. Instead, he makes beats on his keyboard as his overprotective mother (Uzo Aduba) looks after him. When Anthony Anderson’s Romelo, a former music manager-turned-security-guard at the kid’s high school comes looking for him, the two bond over their love of hip-hop and their rough upbringings.
Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15
The Missing: Season 3
Adam Devine: Best Time of Our Lives
The Edge of Democracy
Le Chant du Loup
The Casketeers: Season 2
The Confession Tapes: Season 2
Dark: Season 2
The End of Evangelion
Girls Incarcerated: Season 2
GO! Live Your Way: Season 2
Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil
La misma sangre
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Shooter: Season 3
And here’s what’s leaving next week, so it’s your last chance:
Disney’s Mulan 2