What to stream: ‘The White Lotus’ on HBO Max, ‘Dr. Death’ on Peacock, ‘A Quiet Place 2’ on Paramount+

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

The White Lotus” (TV-MA), a new limited series comedy set at a luxury resort in Hawaii, uses discomforting humor in the collision of privileged characters and working class employees to navigate issues of race, sex, class, and identity swirling through contemporary American culture. Written by Mike White, the sharp but compassionate social satire stars Connie Britton, Steve Zahn, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Daddario, and Jake Lacy as wealthy guests and Murray Bartlett and Natasha Rothwell as staff members. New episodes each Sunday. (HBO Max)

Adapted from the hit true-crime podcast, the limited series “Dr. Death” (TV-MA) stars Joshua Jackson as criminally incompetent, sociopathic surgeon Dr. Christopher Duntsch, whose botched operations killed at least two patients and crippled others. Christian Slater and Alec Baldwin play the doctors who battle the system to stop him from continuing and AnnaSophia Robb and Grace Gummer costar. New episodes Thursdays. (Peacock)

A Quiet Place: Part II” (2021, PG-13) begins where the original horror film ends, with the mother (Emily Blunt) of two young teens and an infant protecting her family from aliens who use sound to hunt humans. The sequel, written and directed by John Krasinski, expands the scope to include other survivors. It was the first real theatrical hit since the pandemic and it makes its streaming debut. (Paramount+)

LeBron James joins forces with Bugs Bunny and other animated characters in “Space Jam: A New Legacy” (2021, PG), a sports comedy that uses animation and live action to create a fantasy dream team basketball tournament. Malcolm D. Lee directs. Available same day it opens in theaters, and streams for 31 days. (HBO Max)

In the action thriller “Gunpowder Milkshake” (2021, R), a killer (Karen Gillan) teams up with her mother (Lena Headey) and a team of veteran assassins (Carla Gugino, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett) to take on the crime syndicate that trained them all. Paul Giamatti costars and Israeli filmmaker Navot Papushado directs. (Netflix)

Legendary producer Rick Rubin interviews Paul McCartney in “McCartney 3, 2, 1” (not rated), a six-part limited series that delves into his groundbreaking work with The Beatles and his creative and professional life since with the help of original recording masters and a mixing board to explore the elements of McCartney’s music. (Hulu)

Shark Week goes streaming. Discovery+ drops new shows and documentaries every day, including Eli Roth’s documentary “Fin” (2021), on the criminal slaughter of sharks, and Disney+ presents the “Sharkfest” collection from National Geographic, which includes “Shark Beach with Chris Hemsworth” (2021, TV-PG) on the spate of shark attacks in Australian waters.

Pay-Per-View / Video-On-Demand

Jason Statham stars in Wrath of Man (2021, R), a revenge action thriller from director Guy Ritchie. Also on DVD and at Redbox. Also new:


Fear Street Part 3: 1666” (2021, R) completes the horror trilogy with a story set in early colonial America.

Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Colin Farrell star in Sofia Coppola’s remake of “The Beguiled” (2017, R), which won best director at the Cannes Film Festival.

The young adult romantic fantasy “Twilight” (2009, PG-13) and the entire “Twilight” saga starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson is now on streaming.

This Changes Everything” (2018, TV-MA) takes a deep dive into gender disparity in Hollywood with the likes of Reese Witherspoon, Mira Nair, Shonda Rhimes, Jessica Chastain, Patty Jenkins, Geena Davis, and Meryl Streep, among others.

True stories: “Heist: Season 1” (TV-MA) explores three of the biggest heists in modern American history, as explained by the people who pulled them off. Also new:

Streaming TV: the reality series “My Unorthodox Life: Season 1” (TV-MA) follows Julia Haart, Elite World Group CEO and a former member of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community, and her adult kids. Also new: “Never Have I Ever: Season 2” (TV-14).

International passport: a thief finds his hidden loot is now under a village shrine in the low-key caper comedy “The Unknown Saint” (Morocco, 2019, TV-14, with subtitles). Also new:

Kid stuff: two new animated shows for young children debut, “Johnny Test: Season 1” (TV-Y) and “Ridley Jones: Season 1” (TV-Y).

Amazon Prime Video

The comedy “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” (2008, PG-13) stars Frances McDormand as a ladies maid to a high-living American showgirl in London (Amy Adams).

Melissa Leo and Misty Upham are struggling women in an impoverished culture who join forces on an illegal project in “Frozen River” (2008, R).

Streaming TV: new seasons of the lavish historical drama “El Cid” (Spain, TV-MA, with subtitles) and competition fashion show “Making the Cut: Season 2” (TV-14) with Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn joined by judges Winnie Harlow and Jeremy Scott.


American Horror Stories: Season 1” (TV-MA), a spin-off of the FX horror series, is anthology show with new stories weekly. Two episodes available, new episodes each Thursday.

International passport: The crime drama “The Connection” (France, 2014, R) stars Jean Dujardin as a police investigator after a drug kingpin (Gilles Lellouche).


Ronan Farrow hosts “Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes” (TV-MA), which revisits the journalist’s reporting on Harvey Weinstein and the industry that covered up his crimes. New episodes on Mondays.

Tom & Jerry” (2021, PG) (HBO) drops the animated mouse-and-cat slapstick team in a live action world with Chloë Grace Moretz and Michael Peña.

Wellington Paranormal: Season 1” (TV-MA), a comedy about police who investigate paranormal activity, comes from creators Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi. New episodes Mondays.


In advance of the release of “Old,” Peacock spotlights five features from director M. Night Shyamalan, from his breakthrough “The Sixth Sense” (1999, PG-13) with Bruce Willis to the plague thriller “The Happening” (2008, PG-13) with Mark Wahlberg.

Apple TV+

Schmigadoon!: Season 1” (TV-14) stars Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key as a couple who become trapped in a magical town where life is a literal musical. Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, and Jane Krakowski costar.


The limited series drama “The North Water (not rated) stars Jack O’Connell as a disgraced ex-army surgeon on a whaling expedition in the Arctic in the 1850s and Colin Farrell as brutish killer and harpooner. (AMC +)

Acorn TV

Guy Pearce returns in “Jack Irish: Season 3” (not rated), the Australian private eye series costarring Marta Dusseldorp. New episodes each Monday.


The Lifetime series “Devious Maids: Complete Series” (TV-PG) starring Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, and Judy Reyes streams free with ads. (IMDbTV)

AMC+ / Acorn TV / Sundance Now

Hosts Matthew Goode and Matthew Rhys tour vineyards in Italy in “The Wine Show: Season 1” (not rated). Subsequent seasons drop each Thursday through July. (AMC+ / Acorn TV / Sundance Now)

The Criterion Channel

Paul Muni: An Actor Among Stars” celebrates the work of the celebrated actor with eight features, from Howard Hawks’ genre-defining gangster classic “Scarface” (1932) to his Oscar-winning performance in “The Story of Louis Pasteur” (1936) to his final performance in the social drama “The Last Angry Man” (1959), which earned Muni his sixth Oscar nomination. Also new:

  • the streaming debut of “You Will Die at Twenty” (Sudan, 2019, not rated, with subtitles), winner of best debut film at the Venice Film Festival;
  • special editions of Orson Welles’ “Othello” (1951) and Otto Preminger’s “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959) with James Stewart featuring interviews and featurettes from the
  • the documentary “The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975” (Sweden, 2011, not rated) featuring rare footage from the Civil Rights struggle in America.

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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.