What to stream: Rian Johnson’s ‘Poker Face’ on Peacock, ‘Shrinking’ on Apple TV+, ‘Lockwood and Co.’ on Netflix, ‘Shotgun Wedding’ on Prime Video

Here’s what’s new and ready to stream now on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Disney+, Amazon Prime, video-on-demand, and other streaming services …  

Poker Face: Season 1 (TV-MA), the first series from creator/director Rian Johnson, stars cocreator Natasha Lyonne as a former poker player and “human lie detector” who travels the country solving mysteries. It’s their tribute to classic mystery TV shows like “Columbo” and “Murder, She Wrote,” where a charismatic, often eccentric detective solves a new mystery every episode with a new slate of guest stars as the suspects. There’s also a twist of “The Fugitive” as Lyonne’s decidedly eccentric Charlie Cale flees the wrath of a casino magnate and lands in a new town each week. Benjamin Bratt, Adrien Brody, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Chloë Sevigny are among the guest stars this season. Four episodes available, new episodes on Thursdays. (Peacock)

Jason Segel teams up with “Ted Lasso” creators Bill Lawrence and Brett Goldstein for the comedy Shrinking: Season 1 (TV-MA). Segel plays a grieving therapist who, unable to deal with his own loss, goes rogue and gets involved in the lives of his patients to push them toward breakthroughs. Harrison Ford plays his skeptical boss. New episodes on Fridays. (Apple TV+)

Three teenagers living in an alternate history London haunted by deadly spirits form a ghost-hunting agency in Lockwood & Co.: Season 1 (TV-14) Based on the young adult books by Jonathan Stroud and developed for TV by Joe Cornish, it’s a spooky fantasy with an edge of horror. Ruby Stokes, Ali Hadji-Heshmati, and Cameron Chapman play the teens. (Netflix)

The destination wedding of two spoiled Americans-in-paradise (Jennifer Lopez and Josh Duhamel) is on the verge of getting called off when pirates kidnap the guests in Shotgun Wedding (2022, R). The mix of romcom and action adventure is from the director of “Pitch Perfect.” (Prime Video)

International pick: a promising young college student (Anamaria Vartolomei) is faced with a terrible choice when she falls pregnant in Happening (France, 2021, R, with subtitles) Sandrinne Bonnaire costars in the intense drama set in 1963 France, when abortion was illegal. (Hulu)

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

Till (2022, PG-13) tells the devastating true story of Mamie Till Mobley (Danielle Deadwyler), who brought a national reckoning to the lynching murder of her teenage son.

Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, and Anthony Hopkins star in Armageddon Time (2022, R), a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age drama from filmmaker James Gray.


Jonah Hill and Lauren London are opposites in love in You People (2023, R), a romantic comedy of culture clash from “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris, costarring Eddie Murphy, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nia Long, and David Duchovny.

The biographical documentary Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, a Journey, a Song (2022, PG-13) explores the life and influence of the legendary singer-songwriter through his most famous song.

International TV: the limited series The Endless Night (Brazil, TV-MA, with subtitles) follows the aftermath of a nightclub fire that killed 242 people and the efforts of the parents to get justice.

Stand-up: George Lopez: Why You Crying? (2023, R)


The limited series documentary The 1619 Project (not rated), adapted from essays featured in the New York Times project, reframes American history through the legacy of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans. New episodes on Thursdays.

Streaming TV: Accused: Season 1 (TV-14) is a new anthology series that tackles stories of crime and punishments, each episode in a different city with a new cast. New episodes on Wednesdays. Also new:

True crime: the limited series Killing County (not rated) looks into the corruption and cover-up behind a deadly hotel shooting in Bakersfield.

Amazon Prime Video

The King’s Speech (2010, R) won four Oscars for its feel-good true story about King George VI (Colin Firth) overcoming his stammer to lead England through World War II.


The cast of the hit supernatural series reunites in Teen Wolf: The Movie (2023, TV-MA) from series creator/writer Jeff Davis and director/producer Russell Mulcahy.

Jeff Davis also launches Wolf Pack: Season 1 (TV-MA), a young adult series with a new group of shapeshifting teens and costarring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Rodrigo Santoro.

More streaming TV: Judd Hirsch works the night shift with in the hit sitcom Taxi: Complete Series (1978-1983, TV-PG).


The holiday horror Violent Night (2022, R) stars David Harbour as a disillusioned Santa who turns commando to take on a crew of heavily-armed Christmas Eve kidnappers.

The Hallmark series The Way Home: Season 1 (TV-PG), starring Andie MacDowell and Chyler Leigh, is a multigenerational drama with a seaside town setting and a time travel twist.

AMC+ / Shudder

Neil Marshall directs the action horror The Lair (2022, not rated), about a British Air Force pilot who battles a bio-weapon monster in Afghanistan. (AMC+ and Shudder)

Acorn TV

Under the Vines: Season 2 (not rated) returns to the New Zealand vineyard.

The Criterion Channel

Damian Lewis delivers a startling and sensitive performance as a schizophrenic father searching for his abducted daughter in Keane (2004, R) and a young Abigail Breslin makes a heartbreaking debut as an abandoned seven-year-old girl who rekindles his paternal instincts. The restoration of this American indie from director Lodge Kerrigan debuts on Criterion Channel.

Abbas Kiarostami’s Childhood Films” collects six features, including his feature debut The Traveler (1974) and his international breakthrough Where Is the Friend’s House? (1987), along with three midlength films and eight shorts from the great Iranian filmmaker, many of them previously unavailable. All from Iran, with subtitles.

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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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