Starting the month of June just right, a batch of fresh new movies and TV shows are going to be served to hungry fans. From the likes of Tom Hiddleston leading the new Marvel show Loki, and The Ice Road starring Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne, there will be no lack of stellar performances and breathtaking visuals in June’s releases. Let’s check out some of the main releases across streaming platforms this month.
The third release in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) Phase Four is set to premiere on June 9, on Disney+.
The original series was created by Michael Waldron, whom you might know from working on Rick and Morty.
Loki will follow the adventures of the god of mischief after creating a branch-reality using the Tesseract, one in which he is not dead. Loki’s actions grab the attention of the Time Variance Authority (TVA), an agency that monitors every timeline.
The show also stars Owen Wilson as Mobius, a TVA agent, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Ravonna Lexus Renslayer, a member of the TVA who serves as one of its judges.
After the unquestionable successes of WandaVision and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, fans are extremely hyped to watch this new Marvel Disney+ show.
2. Lupin: Part 2
After the immense success of the first five episodes, Netflix confirmed through an enigmatic tweet that the last 5 episodes of the first season of Lupin will premiere on June 11.
Starring Omar Sy in the role of Assane Diop, a professional thief, the show follows Assane as he vows to avenge his father’s death, using his mastery of thievery and disguise to accomplish his goal.
Alongside Omar Sy, Lupin’s main cast stars Ludivine Sagnier as Claire, Assane’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, and Etan Simon, the son of Assane and Claire.
Already renewed by Netflix for a third season, Lupin has been watched by 76 million member accounts worldwide in the first month of its release. This marks one of the biggest view-counts ever for a Netflix original series.
3. Elite (Season 4)
The Spanish teen drama thriller is a Netflix original that first debuted on October 5, 2018. It was received with critical and popular acclaim, with the show being streamed by over 20 million accounts within its first month of release.
The show centers around the relationships between the students of the Las Encinas elite secondary school. The overall atmosphere of the private school is affected when 3 working-class students enroll at Las Encinas after their own school collapsed. The clash of lifestyles and behaviors builds a very interesting storyline, where many diverse teen drama themes and issues are discussed.
Created by Spanish screenwriters Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, Elite features an ensemble main cast, starring María Pedraza, Itzan Esamilla, Miguel Bernardeau and Miguel Herrán.
The streaming giant renewed the show for a fourth and fifth season, with the fourth season releasing on June 18, 2021.
4. The Ice Road
Now turning our attention to movies, The Ice Road is a disaster thriller film that will be released by Netflix on June 25.
Starring Liam Neeson and Laurence Fishburne, with Amber Midthunder, Benjamin Walker, and Marcus Thomas in secondary roles, the film is set in the northern regions of Canada, where, after a diamond mine collapses, an ice driver leads the impossible task of rescuing the workers that are trapped inside the mine.
Written and directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, The Ice Road sees Neeson take on a classic hero role, one of which we already have numerous examples. Having said this, it seems that this role is a perfect fit for Neeson’s particular skills.
Netflix acquired the domestic distribution rights to the action film in March 2021 for a record amount of 18 million dollars.
The science fiction action film, directed by Mark Raso and written by himself alongside Joseph Raso, will be released by Netflix on June 9.
Awake stars Gina Rodriguez, which you may recognize for her role as Jane Villanueva in the satirical romantic series Jane the Virgin. A bunch of other well-known stars also joined the film’s cast, mainly Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barry Pepper, and Finn Jones.
As for Awake’s plot, the film will focus on a devastating global event that wiped out all electronics and eliminated humankind’s ability to sleep. Despite all the chaos that unfolded after the tragic event, a former soldier thinks she may have found a possible solution with her daughter.
Just like with games, June 2021 will be a great month for movies and TV shows fans, with returning series and fresh movies available for you to enjoy.
What do you think is the biggest release this month? Let me know in the comments down below!