Coming Soon: Everything You Need to Watch, Read & Play This June
Even as communities start to slowly reopen, on-going shelter-in-place directives, social distancing practices and business closures mean we’re still spending quite a bit of time indoors and away from folks who aren’t members of our own households. However, with a slate of exciting TV shows and movie premieres, book drops and video game releases, June is shaping up to be a promising month for the great indoors. Not sure where to start? No problem. We’ve compiled the June 2020 highlights into a handy guide, so all you have to do is read on.
Hulu Debuts a “Love, Simon” Spinoff, Padma Lakshmi’s Cooking Show and More
June is a solid month for Hulu originals, which really span the genre gamut. First up, there’s Crossing Swords, an animated medieval comedy about a good-hearted peasant named Patrick (Nicholas Hoult) who lands his dream job — castle squire — only to have it all go downhill when he discovers the kingdom is ruled by crooks. Featuring the voice talents of seasoned vets like Adam Pally, Yvette Nicole Brown, Seth Green, Tony Hale and others, this stop-motion series has real Adult Swim vibes — not to mention war, murder and full-frontal nudity. As the show’s copy states, "who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives?"
There Are More Than “13 Reasons Why” You Should Tune Into Netflix This June
When it comes to new seasons of Netflix originals, the streaming giant isn’t pulling any punches. Recently, the trailer for the third season of German-language mystery-drama Dark dropped, illustrating an increasingly apocalyptic bent. While fans will have to wait until the end of the month (June 27) to delve deeper into that particular mystery, Netflix has a few other originals to tide viewers over. Season 5b, or the second half of the final season, of Fuller House, the Full House sequel series, will be "everywhere you look" starting on June 2, which means, this summer, you can say farewell to both this hit sitcom and Lori Loughlin.
Disney+, Showtime, HBO Max and All the Other Networks Worth Tuning Into
This month, Disney+ doesn’t have too many thrilling tricks up its sleeves. By that we mean there’s no Mandalorian-sized blockbuster — well, apart from the latest installments of Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, a behind-the-scenes look at the much-loved series. However, there is an Artemis Fowl film adaptation coming to the streaming platform — decades after the book became a runaway hit. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Artemis Fowl is skipping a theatrical release, signaling just one of the many stops Disney is pulling out amid theme park and theater closures.
Grab a Controller and Get Ready for June’s Top Games and DLC
Without a doubt, Animal Crossing: New Horizons took March, April and May by storm. Even Square Enix’s long-awaited epic Final Fantasy VII Remake took somewhat of a backseat — at least meme-wise — in comparison to Nintendo’s meteorically successful sim game. So, the question remains: Will Animal Crossing come to dominate June as well?
Must-Read Books That Will Keep You Turning the Pages
Whether you’re navigating closures or staggered reopenings, it’s clear that "beach reads" just won’t have the same ring to it this year. Nonetheless, there are quite a few incredible books coming out in June — and you’d do well to add them to your summer reading list.