From hits to cancellations, the list of new series of the week brings one of the most watched comedies on American TV, but also a recently canceled drama, which arrive in Brazil with an obvious delay. The selection also highlights a spinoff of “For All Boys” and a marathon with all seasons of “Justified”, awaiting the launch of the attraction’s spinoff. Check out the Top 10 below with the best news from streaming platforms to watch over the weekend.
| GHOSTS | PARAMOUNT+
One of the big surprises of recent times on American TV, “Ghosts” has become one of the most watched comedy series in the US – second only to “Young Sheldon”. Developed by Joe Port and Joe Wiseman (producers-writers of “Zoey and Her Amazing Playlist”), the production is a remake of the British comedy of the same name and follows a young couple in difficulties, who think they hit the jackpot by inheriting a beautiful country house. But upon moving in, he discovers that the residence is falling apart and is still inhabited by its deceased residents.
Fortunately, the ghosts prove to be harmless, turning into a big family for the couple formed by Rose McIver (the “iZombie”) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (“Project Mindy”). Or rather, like Friends, if most of the classic series’ friends were killed. Fun and charming, the series has a 96% critical approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
| WITH LOVE, KITTY | NETFLIX
The series derived from the successful trilogy “For All Boys” shows the protagonist Kitty (Anna Cathcart), the youngest of the Covey sisters, leaving for Seoul, South Korea, after winning a scholarship. In the plot of the series, after giving a little push in the love life of her sister Lara Jean (Lana Condor), Kitty wants to live her own epic story, but soon discovers that love is much more complicated when it is your heart that is at stake. Because when she arrives in Seoul after her crush, the first thing she discovers is that her crush already has a girlfriend. And it’s only then that she realizes the adventure she has ahead of her, in a completely different place, full of unknown people-and pretty boys.
Writer Jenny Han, author of the books that inspired the films, signs the creation and commands the series with Sascha Rothchild, who worked on the teams of “The Nanny Club” and “GLOW”. The cast also includes Anthony Keyvan (“Love, Victor”), Théo Augier Bonaventure (“Endless Night”), Minyeong Choi (“Mr. Sunshine”), Sang Heon Lee (“Gran Turismo”) and Ivan Melgares (“Reset”).
| JUSTIFIED | STAR+
The Star+ platform has made available all six seasons of the classic series, which is about to gain a revival – “Justified: City Primeval” premieres on July 18th. Created by Graham Yost (currently responsible for “Silo” and “Slow Horses”), the attraction revolves around Rayland Givens, a cowboy delegate in the style of Clint Eastwood, who was created in literature by the genius Elmore Leonard (author of “Joe Kidd”, starring Eastwood, plus “Jackie Brown” and “The Name of the Game”).
Timothy Olyphant (“Santa Clarita Diet”) plays the old-fashioned sheriff, whose crime-fighting way makes him powerful enemies – inside and outside the law. Due to his reputation for shooting first, he is transferred to the countryside of Kentucky, but what should be a punishment ends up becoming a paradise for the lawman, who feels like he is back in the Wild West – even if he seems reluctant to meet again. old friends turned redneck outlaws.
The stellar cast also features Walton Goggins (“The Hateful Eight”), Nick Searcy (“The Shape of Water”), Joelle Carter (“Home Before Dark”), Natalie Zea (“La Brea”), Damon Harriman (“Era Once in…Hollywood”), Jacob Pitts (“Sneaky Pete”), Erica Tazel (“Lovecraft Country”), David Meunier (“Big Sky”), Rick Gomez (“Silo”), Mary Steenburgen (“The Way They Want To”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Neal McDonough (“Legends of Tomorrow”) and Jeremy Davis (“The Black Phone”), Emmy winner for Outstanding Guest Actor for his role in the show.
| WILD DESERT | APPLE TV+
Patricia Arquette lives Peggy, a housewife in search of redemption who decides to become a private detective and gets involved in criminal investigations. With a mix of comedy and drama, the series set in the desert region of Yucca Valley, California, presents a wacky and engaging narrative, reminiscent of the sunny neo-noirs of the Coen brothers, such as “The Big Lebowski” (1998) and “Addiction Inherent” (2014). Directed by Jay Roach (“Bombshell”) and produced by Ben Stiller (“Zoolander”), it also stars Matt Dillon (“The House That Jack Built”), Christine Taylor (“Zoolander 2”), Bernadette Peters (“The Good Fight”), Rupert Friend (“Anatomy of a Scandal”) and Brad Garrett (“Single Parents”).
| I’M A VIRGO | AMAZON PRIME VIDEO
The surreal comedy stars Jharrel Jerome (Emmy winner for “Eyes That Condemn”) as Cootie, a giant 14-foot black teenager. The series follows his experiences as he deals with physical restrictions, seeks friendship and love, and faces the challenges of growing up in a society marked by prejudice and the impact of commercial culture. Although it is a comedy, the attraction created by filmmaker Boots Riley (“Sorry to Bother You”) is presented as a parable with deep questions about identity, justice and survival in a world that is not always welcoming to black people who want to do big things in life. . Applauded by US critics, it has a 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
| SILENCE | NETFLIX
Netflix’s new Spanish thriller features Arón Piper (Ander from “Elite”) in the role of Sergio Ciscar, a son condemned for the death of his parents, who hasn’t spoken since the day they died. When he is paroled for good behavior, he is placed in a secret surveillance program and begins to be monitored by cameras at all times by a psychiatrist (Almudena Amor, from the horror “A Avó”) determined to discover what he hides. behind your silence. Created by Aitor Gabilondo (“Pátria”), the series also stars Manu Ríos (Patrick from “Elite”) and Cristina Kovani (“Se Eu Soubesse”).
| ALASKA: IN SEARCH OF THE NEWS | STAR+
Canceled last week due to low ratings on American TV, the drama stars Hilary Swank (winner of two Oscars for “Boys Don’t Cry” and “Million Dollar Baby”) in the role of investigative journalist Eileen Fitzgerald, a reporter who falls out of favor and leaves her posh New York life to join a daily newspaper in Anchorage, Alaska, on a journey to find personal and professional redemption. The creation of filmmaker Tom McCarthy, Oscar winner for the film “Spotlight”, also includes in its cast Jeff Perry (“Inventing Anna”), Matt Malloy (“Perry Mason”), Meredith Holzman (“The Good Fight”), Grace Dove (“The Order”), Pablo Castelblanco (“Scream Queens”), Ami Park (“This Is Us”) and Craig Frank (“The Messengers”).
| YAKITORI – DISASTER SOLDIERS | NETFLIX
The anime based on the sci-fi book by Carlo Zen (author of “The Saga of Tanya the Evil”) follows young Akira, who lives in revolt against the oppressive society of the future, governed and controlled by a corporation called Shoren. Until he is drafted into the Yakitori planetary orbital infantry force, a violent unit that suffers a shocking 70% kill rate on its missions. But, with the support of other young people from many different nations, Akira tries to fight to change his destiny. Produced by studio Arect, the series features a screenplay by Mitsuyasu Sakai (“Star Wars: Visions”), character designs by Atsushi Yamagata (“Bright: Samurai Soul”) and direction by Hideki Anbo (from the game “Astro Boy: Tetsuwan Atomu”). “).
| TENGOKU-DAIMAKYŌ – CELESTIAL ILLUSION | STAR+
Adaptation of the cult manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Masakazu Ishiguro, the anime follows a determined young man and his bodyguard on a long journey through a post-apocalyptic world in search of a mysterious place called Paradise.
With two distinct narrative lines, one centered on the travels of Maru and Kiruko and the other focused on a group of children who live in an isolated school in a dome, possibly the Paradise sought by the couple, the plot involves bizarre monsters, mutant teenagers and devastated scenarios, as well as highlighting the relationships between the characters. While Maru knows little about her mission, Kiruko has secrets that few know: besides not being a good bodyguard, she is actually a man, her own brother, who had his brain transplanted into the young woman’s body – who now roams behind the doctor responsible for the operation. The scripts are by Makoto Fukami (“Blade – The Blade of the Immortal”) and the direction of Hirotaka Mori (“Erased”).
| THE STALLONE FAMILY | PARAMOUNT+
As the name suggests, the production will follow the family life of movie star Sylvester Stallone (“Rocky: A Fighter” and “Creed: Born to Fight”). In line with other reality shows that show the routine of celebrities in the family environment, such as “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and “Os Osbournes”, the episodes show the actor’s daily life alongside his wife Jennifer Flavin and their daughters – Sophia, 26 24-year-old Sistine and 20-year-old Scarlet – as well as famous friends like Al Pacino (“The Irishman”). The family, which recently almost broke up in the midst of a divorce process, appears in tune in the images, and the light tone allows exploring comic situations, such as Stallone’s reaction to his daughters’ dating. With his overprotective instinct worthy of “Rambo”, he assumes that he intimidates any suitor of the three.
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