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The epic conclusion of Stranger Things 4 – Volume 2 premieres on Netflix July 1. It’s been six months since the Battle of Starcourt, which brought terror and destruction to Hawkins. Struggling with the aftermath, our group of friends are separated for the first time – and navigating the complexities of high school hasn’t made things any easier. In this most vulnerable time, a new and horrifying supernatural threat surfaces, presenting a gruesome mystery that, if solved, might finally put an end to the horrors of the Upside Down. Episode 408 runtime is 1 hour, 25 minutes while episode 409 runtime is 2 hours, 20 minutes. 

LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation premieres on Disney+ August 5. The all-new animated special, set shortly after the events of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” features the voices of “Weird Al” Yankovic, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kelly Marie Tran, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, and returning cast members from previous LEGO Star Wars specials. Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. But Finn’s plan to have one last hurrah together quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun.

AMC has renewed Dark Winds for a second season. Set in 1971 on a remote outpost of the Navajo Nation near Monument Valley, Dark Winds follows Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn of the Tribal Police as he is besieged by a series of seemingly unrelated crimes. The closer he digs to the truth, the more he exposes the wounds of his past. He is joined on this journey by his new deputy, Jim Chee. Chee, too, has old scores to settle from his youth on the reservation. Together, the two men battle the forces of evil, each other and their own personal demons on the path to salvation. The series is based on the iconic Leaphorn & Chee book series by Tony Hillerman. The six episode second season will premiere in 2023. 

Limited series Keep Breathing premieres on Netflix July 28. After her private plane crashes in the remote Canadian frontier, lone survivor and New York lawyer, Liv, must battle both an unforgiving wilderness and past personal traumas to stay alive. The six episode series stars Melissa Barrera. 

Season seven of Below Deck Mediterranean premieres on Bravo July 11. Every episode can also be seen on Peacock one week before it airs on Bravo, beginning with the supersized season premiere on July 4. 

Bear Grylls is back with an all new season of Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge. The new season will premiere July 25 on National Geographic. Bear takes the daring adventures up a level by teaching celebrity guests essential survival skills that they will have to master and then prove they can use in a high-stress situation. Natalie Portman, Simu Liu, Ashton Kutcher, Florence Pugh, Anthony Anderson and Rob Riggle are all featured in the new season. All episodes will stream on Disney+ August 10. 

Rhoyle Ivy King has been promoted to series regular on The CW’s All American: Homecoming. King recurred in the thirteen episode first season, appearing in ten episodes. The series is a spinoff of The CW’s All American. 

Docuseries My Life as a Rolling Stone premieres on EPIX August 7. Tied to the band’s 60th anniversary, this exhilarating series will show a global audience how The Rolling Stones created the blueprint for every budding rock band, and grew from young blues-loving hopefuls to a globally recognized cultural brand. Each of the four episodes will feature an intimate portrait of one of the band’s charismatic members (Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and the late Charlie Watts), exploring different dimensions of their personalities, their musical brilliance, and their cultural impact. The series aims to reveal The Rolling Stones’ creativity, their inspirations, and how they individually and collectively have overcome adversity, notoriety, and personal demons to write the soundtrack of our times. 

The Bob’s Burgers Movie will begin streaming on Huly and HBO Max July 12. The film is based on the long running animated series Bob’s Burgers. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob’s Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family’s restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong. 

Six episode docuseries The Last Movie Stars premieres on HBO Max July 21. The docueries celebrates the enigmatic personas, incredible talent, and love story of actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman. 

Florence Pugh is set to star in Netflix’s limited series East of Eden. The series is currently in development at the streamer. The series will be based on the book of the same name by John Steinbeck. 

Nadine Velazquez, Annie Funke, Nabeel Muscatwalla, Ava Lalezardeh, Brielle Barbusca, Cyrus Arnold, Jessi Case, Chrystal Campbell, and Beau Minnier are set to star in HBO Max’s pilot Wild Life. The comedy series previously cast Izabella Alvarez as the lead. 

Netflix has ordered The Most Hated Man on the Internet. The three episode series will tell the story of the woman who went up against Hunter Moore for posting nude photos of her daughter. It will premiere July 27. 

Jacob Vargas is set to recur in Disney+’s upcoming National Treasure series. The series centers on the young heroine Jess – a brilliant and resourceful DREAMer with a natural talent for solving puzzles and a proclivity for unraveling good mysteries. In search of answers about her own family, Jess embarks on the adventure of a lifetime and recruits a few treasure-hunting friends – Tasha, Ethan, Oren and Liam – and an FBI agent to help uncover the truth about her parents and their connection to a long-lost Pan-American treasure.

PBS Masterpiece is adapting a four episode mini series based on the novel Miss Austen by Gill Hornby. The series will follow the lives of Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra. 

Dior Goodjohn, Charlie Bushnell, and Olivea Morton have joined the cast of Disney+’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Goodjohn and Bushnell will recur while Morton will be a guest star. 

Sherri Shepherd’s upcoming daytime talk show has been cleared in 97% of the country. Sherri will premiere September 12. The series will replace the long running The Wendy Williams Show after it came to an end this past season. 

Michael Bolton is set to perform at The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Bolton will sing his new song, “Beautiful World,” and also perform during the “In Memoriam” segment. The ceremony will air on CBS June 24. 

Hulu’s docuseries Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers is coming soon. The series captures the remarkable rise and unprecedented success of one of the most dominant and iconic franchises in professional sports. Featuring exclusive access to the Buss Family and probing, revealing interviews with players, coaches, and front office execs, this 10 episode documentary series chronicles this extraordinary story from the inside – told only by the people who lived it.

Trigger Point premieres on Peacock July 8. Set in the high-pressured world of bomb disposal, six episode series stars Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester as frontline officers who must risk their lives during a terrorist campaign in the heart of London.

HBO’s docuseries Edge of the Earth premieres July 12. The series is a thrilling blend of action-adventure sport, travel journal, and nature documentary. It follows four groups of elite action-adventure athletes on four unique, never-before-accomplished missions. Taking place around the globe, within awe-inspiring, undiscovered realms of nature, each installment features a different team of adventurers journeying into the wild to take on incredible endeavors of physical prowess and mental fortitude. 

Netflix has released the first three minutes of the upcoming third season of The Umbrella Academy. Season three premieres June 22. 

Lee Arvoy
Lee Arvoy joined the TV Source team in the summer of 2020 as a TV Writer.

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