Coming Attractions: Streaming in June 2024

Glen Powell plays a professor who poses as an assassin for hire in “Hit Man” (Netflix, 6/7), a mix of action, romantic comedy, and neo-noir from filmmaker Richard Linklater. Based very loosely on a true story, it costars Adria Arjona costars as a woman who falls for one of his fake identities. Streams two weeks after theatrical release.

Jessica Lange is “The Great Lillian Hall” (Max, 5/31), a legendary Broadway star who confronts the early symptoms of dementia while in rehearsals for a new production. Kathy Bates, Lily Rabe, and Pierce Brosnan star in the drama directed by Michael Cristofer.

In “The Acolyte: Season 1” (Disney+, 6/4), the latest series set in the “Star Wars” universe, a respected Jedi Master (“Squid Games” star Lee Jung-jae) and his nemesis, a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg), confront sinister forces. Dafne Keene costars.

“My Lady Jane: Season 1” (Prime Video, 6/27) reimagines British history to present a world where Lady Jane Grey (newcomer Emily Bader), who was beheaded in real life, is crowned queen and battles to protect the thrown. The romantic alt-history drama costars Dominic Cooper and Jim Broadbent.

Returning shows include the second seasons of the epic fantasy “House of the Dragon” (Max, 6/19) and crime procedural “Criminal Minds: Evolution” (Paramount+, 6/6) and the third season of Emmy-winner “The Bear” (Hulu, 6/27).

Netflix

Jessica Alba plays a Special Forces commando on a personal mission in her hometown in the action thriller “Trigger Warning” (6/21).

Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and Joey King star in the romantic comedy “A Family Affair” (6/28) from Oscar- and Emmy-nominated writer/director Richard LaGravenese.

True stories: “How to Rob a Bank” (6/5) looks back at a brazen Seattle bank robber of the 1990s and “Black Barbie” (6/19) chronicles the story behind the creation of Mattel’s first African-American doll.

Netflix also picks the complete runs of the hit sitcom “How I Met Your Mother” (6/3) and the cable thriller “Dexter” (6/19), starring Michael C. Hall as a serial killer who targets murderers.

Max

Dakota Johnson stars as 30-something at a life-changing turning point in “Am I OK? (6/6), co-directed by Tig Notaro and Stephanie Allynne.

Julio Torres writes, directs, and stars in the offbeat comedy “Fantasmas: Season 1” (6/7). Also arriving is his 2024 feature directorial debut “Problemista” (6/28).

True stories: “Ren Faire” (6/2) is a real-life succession drama that plays out at the largest Renaissance Festival in the world. Also arriving is “Slave Play. Not a Movie. A Play.” (6/20), which looks at the acclaimed Broadway production, and “One South: Portrait of a Psych Unit” (6/25), which follows patients from admission through discharge.

Hulu

“The Famous Five” (now streaming) is a family adventure series from BBC, based on the bestselling books by children’s author Enid Blyton.

Ava Duvernay’s “Origin” (6/10), inspired by Isabel Wilkerson’s award-winning non-fiction book “Caste,” and the Oscar-nominated “Perfect Days” (6/6) from Japan make their respective streaming debuts.

“An Audience with Kylie” (6/5) features pop superstar Kylie Minogue in performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Her sister Dannii Minogue hosts “I Kissed a Boy: Season 1” (6/15), the UK’s first gay dating show, and Dua Lipa hosts “Camden” (now streaming), a limited series about the influence this region of London had on a generation of musicians.

The documentary “Brats” (6/13) revisits the actors who became famous as “The Brat Pack” in the 1980s, among them Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, and Andrew McCarthy, who also directs.

From France comes the limited series “Becoming Karl Lagerfeld” (6/7) starring Daniel Brühl as the fashion designer in the 1970s just before he took the fashion world by storm.

Other Pride Month events include the music special “Can’t Cancel Pride” (6/12) and a livestream of “Pride Across America” (6/30).

Prime Video

The documentary “Power of the Dream” (6/18) chronicles the efforts of WNBA players to take on a team owner and help elect a Senator in the midst of the pandemic and “Federer: Twelve Final Days” (6/20) follows the tennis professional through his final days.

The music documentary “In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” (now streaming) is available through the end of June.

Nick Cannon hosts “Counsel Culture” (6/6), a talk show that takes on issues of male mental health.

Paramount+

True stories: “Let the Canary Sing” (6/4) explores the life and career of Cyndi Lauper and “How Music Got Free” (6/11) looks at how file sharing technology enabled and encouraged a generation to pirate music.

The science fiction drama “I.S.S.” (6/3) and the prehistoric thriller “Out of Darkness” (6/24) make their respective streaming debuts.

Peacock

“Queer Planet” (6/6) examines the complexities of sex and gender in the natural world.

In advance of the 2024 Paris Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will stream starting 6/15.

Other services

“Orphan Black: Echoes” (AMC+, 6/23), a sequel to the cult series, stars Krysten Ritter as woman who discovers she is part of a vast cloning experiment.

The crime drama “Hotel Cocaine: Season 1” (MGM+, 6/16) takes viewers to the center of the Miami cocaine trade of the late ‘70s. Danny Pino, Yul Vazquez, and Michael Chiklis star.

The long-awaited fourth seasons of the hit German series “Babylon Berlin” debuts on MHz Choice (6/25), which is also the new home of the first three seasons.

News

Comcast now offers a StreamSaver bundle for cable and broadband customers: Netflix Basic and Peacock Premium (both with ads) with Apple TV+ for $15/month, a third less than the price of all three services separately.

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Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. He writes the weekly newspaper column Stream On Demand and the companion website, and his work appears at RogerEbert.com, Turner Classic Movies online, The Film Noir Foundation, and Parallax View.

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