From blockbuster premieres to the return of streaming favorites, the season’s lineup is stacked — and UPROXX is here to help you pick your favorites.
thor - Love and thunder
the gray man
Where The Crawdads Sing
bodies bodies bodies
Yung Baby Tate
only murders in the building
the terminal list
better call saul
what we do in the shadows
American horror story
a league of their own
house of the dragon
welcome to wrexham
Lord of the rings
Yung Baby Tate
Alexa, play “The Final Countdown.” The final two episodes of Stranger Things Season 4 promise an explosive, supernatural confrontation unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. The first half of the season revealed exactly what — or, more precisely, who — the evil Vecna is, and how he came to be a master of the Upside Down. And, unfortunately, Eleven is kind of responsible for him. After banishing a powerful One (Jamie Campbell Bower) to the Upside Down almost a decade prior, Eleven will come face-to-face with her nemesis for Round 2. Even though we know she’ll have support from her trusty group of friends, it looks like all the hopes of Hawkins and humanity at large once again rest on Eleven’s shoulders, but we know she’ll emerge the winner. Right? Right?!
Writer: Jessica Toomer & Erin Qualey
Design/Build: Daisy James, Carlos Sotelo Olivas, Joseph Petrolis
Project Creative Direction: Jason Tabrys
The Terminal List
Chris Pratt has two on-screen modes: superhero space pirate and military family man. He plays the latter in this action-packed drama from Amazon Prime Video. Based on a novel by Jack Carr, the show sees Pratt as James Reece, an elite soldier who looses his entire team of Navy SEALS during a covert mission. He’s got a lot of questions to answer when he returns home. Was it his fault? Why are people trying to kill him? What really happened to his men? And of course, everything’s made more difficult when Reece’s own mind starts to betray him and he begins remembering things he’d likely rather not.
Premiere Date: July 1st
in the Building
Premiere Date: June 28th
The gang at the Arconia is at it again. Hot on the heels of a scintillating cliffhanger at the end of the phenomenal first season, Oliver (Martin Short), Charles (Steve Martin), and Mabel (Selena Gomez) find themselves framed for the murder of their dour neighbor, Bunny. As the three work to clear their names — and uncover more mysteries in the process — the second season plays off the strength of the core trio while still allowing for some stellar A-list support. Shirley MacLaine’s turn as Bunny’s mother is a season highlight, while Cara Delevingne plays a mysterious figure in the art world, intent on getting close to Mabel. All we know is that everyone’s a suspect.
Premiere Date: July 1st
Season 4: Part 2 — Netflix
Better Call Saul
Premiere Date: July 11th
Season 6: Part 2 — AMC
It seems almost impossible that the story of Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) will wrap up in a mere six episodes. So many questions remain: What will become of Kim Wexler (Rhea Seehorn)? Will Gustavo Fring (Giancarlo Esposito) finally exact revenge on Lalo Salamanca (Tony Dalton)? What’s going on with Cinnabon Gene? As the series crosses the finish line, expect to see major crossover with the world of Breaking Bad, as iconic characters Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) have been confirmed to return for multiple appearances throughout the final run of the series. While we already know what fates await both Jesse and Walt, the jury is still out on Jimmy/Saul/Gene. What does this man deserve after all the chaos he's wrought? Will his story end as a comedy or a tragedy? We can’t wait to find out.
What We Do In
Staten Island’s motley crew of undead paranormal idiots is back to cause even more mischief, this time with a baby in tow. A time jump clears up most of season three’s cliffhangers as Laszlo plays surrogate daddy to the now infantilized Colin Robinson, Nadja and Guillermo return from their stay at the Supreme Vampiric Council, and Nandor’s ancestral adventure ends with dreams of marriage. Underground nightclubs with bloody sprinkler systems, a sinking mansion, the trials of a raising a child who likes musicals, genies, ancient harems, and a vamp rap banger titled “Throat Juice.” This season really does have it all.
Premiere Date: July 12th
For two seasons this animated sci-fi series from the guys who created Rick & Morty has followed a team of alien invaders who accidentally crash-landed on Earth and are just trying like hell to get off this godforsaken rock. (Honestly, same.) But, when this next installment drops, Korvo and the crew are, weirdly enough, embracing suburban life. They’ve given up on fixing their ship and instead, they’re determined to enjoy themselves which means more crepes, more rimming, and more general hero sh*t.
Premiere Date: July 13th
American Horror Story
Haunted asylums, witch covens, murder houses, and paranormal-infested hotels. Ryan Murphy is a bit of a mad genius when it comes to horror and fans should expect the same nightmarish storylines and twisted AF characters to pop up in the next season of this spin-off anthology series. As with the first go-around, each episode will focus on a new, terrifying tale set within the American Horror Story verse and likely featuring some of the familiar players that call Murphy’s psychotic sandbox home.
Premiere Date: July 15th
A slice-of-life story out of a Native American reservation in Oklahoma, Reservation Dogs follows four aimless teens as they try to make sense out of their lives. Some, like the willful Elora (Devery Jacobs) dream of escape, while others aren’t so sure they want to leave. Created by Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo, the show mixes a coming-of-age story with dashes of magical realism for a potent blend of storytelling. The sophomore season promises to deliver more humor while mining the conflict between the four friends as their hopes and desires evolve and they shift into adulthood.
Premiere Date: August 3rd
Translating writer Neil Gaiman’s fantastical imaginings has proven a difficult task for plenty of TV shows in the past but this adaptation from Netflix likely has the biggest shoes to fill when it comes to doing justice to its comic book origins. Tom Sturridge plays Morpheus, the king of dreams, who’s been out of commission for the last century thanks to an occult ritual gone wrong. Once his mojo’s back, he’s got the Herculean task of restoring order to his kingdom of the Dreaming, which means tangling with his siblings Death, Desire, and Destruction, confronting occult detectives and devious nightmares made real, and possibly teaming up with Lucifer herself (hello Gwendolyn Christie).
Premiere Date: August 5th
A League of Their Own
Let’s face it; there’s gonna be some crying in baseball. As reimagined by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson, the reboot of the beloved 1992 film A League of Their Own is one of the most highly anticipated TV events of the summer. With a stacked cast led by Jacobson herself, the series will follow the familiar story of an all-female baseball team during World War II. Nick Offerman steps into the role of coach, and supporting players include D’Arcy Carden, Chanté Adams, and Roberta Colindrez. Even though it’s a comedy, the series is set to tackle some serious historical beats, such as segregation and racism, as well as exploring the intricacies of the lives of some of the lesbian players on the team. Rosie O’Donnell has been confirmed for a cameo, but no word from Madonna or Tom Hanks yet. We can dream though.
Premiere Date: August 12th
Marvel’s TV verse has earned a reputation for risk-taking when it comes to introducing new superheroes to its ever-expanding roster. We’ve survived time-travelling mishaps with Loki, been stuck in sitcomed suburbia thanks to the Scarlet Witch, and befriended talking hippos while multiple personalities battled over ownership of Moon Knight’s god-gifted crime-fighting abilities. So really, the story of a lawyer who specializes in superhero cases before accidentally becoming one isn’t totally out of the norm. And yet, who isn’t excited to witness Tatiana Maslany’s transformation from courtroom attorney Jennifer Walters to the green-hued, over-sized rage monster known as She-Hulk, especially if it means Bruce Banner might be popping up on our television screens?
Premiere Date: August 17th
House of the Dragon
Will Game of Thrones fans forgive and forget that mediocre finale and saddle up for a whole new series of adventures in Westeros? HBO Max is banking on it. Set hundreds of years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will serve as a prequel, following the rise and fall of the Targaryen family. Fans of the original series will know the broad strokes of the “fall” bit — the Mad King, Rhaegar and Lyanna, yadda, yadda, yadda — but this series aims to bring the illustrious history of this flawed family to vivid life. Will there be dragons? Sure. But the show will also hopefully serve up the delicious political plotting, shocking deaths, and quirky characters that made the original series so addictive.
Premiere Date: August 21st
Welcome to Wrexham
Normally, the news that two Hollywood actors have bought a struggling football club in Wales with plans to document their attempts to turn the team’s fortunes around would garner some deserved eyerolls. But, wait a minute! What’s that? We’re hearing those new celebrity owners are none other than Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Suddenly, the prospect of watching two unprepared, overconfident idiots try to wrangle a historic soccer franchise from the grips of bankruptcy doesn’t sound too bad.
Premiere Date: August 24th
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Normally, the news that two Hollywood actors have bought a struggling football club in Wales with plans to document their attempts to turn the team’s fortunes around would garner some deserved eyerolls. But, wait a minuteThousands of years before that one damned ring plagued the hobbits, elves, men, and dwarves of Middle Earth, over a dozen more were formed, serving as the catalyst for a war that would ravage lands, destroy entire peoples, and help a dark lord rise to power. Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien is likely the most ambitious show dropping this year, with a mind-blowing budget, an oversized cast, and plenty of fantasy-driven storytelling to pull from. Fans of the film franchise should recognize some names while more characters will be introduced in this prequel that sets the stage for the battles to come.
Premiere Date: september 2nd
A warning to all of the buff action hunks on our screens this summer: Anything you can do, Joey King can do in a corset and full length gown. She proves that with this dark fantasy adventure that tasks her with playing a princess locked in a tower for refusing to wed a power-hungry sociopath (Preacher’s Dominic Cooper) who rebels in bloody fashion. Forget those Disney tales of women singing to woodland creatures, slippers being left on steps and mermaids trading their pipes for legs because this is a princess who kicks ass. A lot of it.
Release Date: July 1st
Thor: Love and Thunder
The MCU’s resident superhero himbo is back for more adventures amongst the cosmos. Unfortunately for Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a revenge-minded Voldemort wannabe named Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale) is here to crash the party. There’s also the return of his ex, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who has buffed up and co-opted his beloved hammer, to deal with but rest assured, with Taika Waititi at the helm of this candy-colored psychedelic space opera, there’s still some fun to be had.
release Date: July 8th
release Date: July 15th
Season 4: Part 2 — Netflix
There’s a reason so many TV shows and movies keep visiting the literary well of Jane Austen. (That reason? It’s DEEP.) Her stories of failed romances, smart, independent women fighting for their own autonomy, and dysfunctional families finding ways to coexist peacefully will likely stand the test of time, but to do something different with the author’s work, at this stage in the game, is fairly rare. And yet, that’s exactly what this Dakota Johnson-led adaptation is about to attempt, adding a bit of modern straight-to-camera slyness (think Fleabag in the Victorian Era) and more light humor to the story of Anne Elliot, whose old beau comes back into the picture years later to remind her she was persuaded to make the wrong decision about refusing his marriage proposal.
The Gray Man
Release Date: July 15th
Season 6: Part 2 — AMC
Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans square up in this Russo brothers-directed action flick about warring CIA operatives and dark agency secrets. Gosling plays a black-ops mercenary named Sierra Six who goes on the run after uncovering some unsavory information about the people he works for. Evans, sporting a trash stache and a tight turtleneck, plays Llyod, his rather psychotic former colleague who makes it his personal mission to shut Six up before those secrets can come to light. Everyone from Ana de Armas to Rege-Jean Page join in on the global manhunt that might end up being Netflix’s biggest action movie of the year.
Poised to be one of the breakout hits of the summer, Jordan Peele’s latest directorial effort will follow two siblings, played by Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya, as they try to make sense of weird happenings on their rural farm. The teaser trailers suggest extraterrestrial involvement but given that Peele has a knack for reinventing and reinterpreting classic genres, all bets are off on how the story will progress. We’re betting that the movie will offer up some serious social commentary wrapped in a delightfully entertaining package full of stellar performances, fantastic set pieces, and a heaping helping of jump scares.
release Date: July 22nd
Based on the novel by Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing follows the story of Kya, a brilliant and resourceful girl who grows up, abandoned and alone in a North Carolina marsh. The narrative follows Kya as she blossoms from a child into a young adult. As she’s beautiful and mysterious, two young men in the nearby town find themselves drawn to her for completely different reasons. Soon, Kya finds herself entwined in relationships with both boys, but soon a deadly twist of fate casts a shadow on Kya’s upbringing. Fans of the novel will certainly clamor to see it depicted on the big screen, but the thrilling narrative will certainly draw moviegoers who will delight in every surprise that the story has to offer.
release Date: July 22nd
A high-speed Tokyo monorail, a coveted briefcase, and a medley of deranged, competing assassins is the formula for this thrilling action comedy starring everyone from Brad Pitt and Sandra Bullock to Joey King, Michael Shannon, Bad Bunny, and more. Pitt plays Ladybug, a trained killer who’s skilled at his job but unlucky in life. He’s pulled back into the game by his handler (Bullock) who tasks him with retrieving a briefcase on a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto. What he doesn’t know is that an array of bloodthirsty nutcases are also after that metal box and they have no qualms about killing him to get it.
release Date: july 29th
There are people who use social media to fabricate a seemingly-perfect life to total strangers … and then there’s Zoey Deutch’s character in this dark comedy coming to Hulu. Deutch plays Danni, a young woman desperate for followers who fakes a trip to Paris for likes. The problem? Her catfished vacation coincides with a terrifying incident that puts her lie front and center, and she does some wild online acrobatics to keep people from discovering the truth.
release Date: July 29th
Jamie Foxx plays a pool boy by day, vampire hunter by night in this action comedy co-starring Dave Franco and Snoop Dogg. Foxx’s blue-collar dad works hard to give his daughter a good life in L.A., moonlighting as a mercenary for the worldwide organization of vamp killers, but a job gone wrong and the addition of a clueless civilian (Franco) puts his identity and family at risk. It’s a wild premise but Foxx is a capable leading man and the action should be top-notch considering former stuntman J.J. Perry is at the helm.
Release Date: August 1st
Bodies Bodies Bodies
Think Spring Breakers meets Scream and you’ll have nailed the general vibe of this black comedy about a murder-mystery game that takes its theme a bit too literal. Amandla Stenberg, Pete Davidson, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace, and Maria Bakalova are amongst the friend group assembled for this house-party-turned-horror-melee that feels like a refreshing, modern twist on the slasher genre. When a harmless game turns violent, these estranged buddies have to team up to uncover who within their group might want them dead while trying not to “trigger” each other into a complete mental breakdown.
release Date: August 5th
Despite being the fifth movie in the Predator franchise, this prequel is taking audiences to the very beginning of the sci-fi action series by following a skilled warrior of the Comanche Nation who tangles with the highly evolved alien tech long before 20th Century weapons were handy. Amber Midthunder plays Naru, a member of a legendary tribe of hunters who tries to protect her people by stalking the extraterrestrial trophy hunters before they can hunt her.
release Date: August 5th
B.J. Novak writes and directs this dark comedy about an East Coast journalist who gets tied up in the murder mystery surrounding an old hookup. Novak’s Ben is a podcaster who travel to Texas after learning about the death of an old girlfriend and gets roped into documenting the search for her killer by her family of redneck rebels who mistakenly believe their past relationship was more meaningful than what Ben remembers. Boyd Holbrook, Issa Rae, Dove Cameron, and Ashton Kutcher all pop up on the journey that pokes fun at our love of wild conspiracy theories before digging a bit deeper.
Release Date: July 29th
Ron Howard directs this star-studded bit of Oscar bait about the harrowing real-life rescue of a soccer team trapped in a flooded Thai cave that gripped the world back in 2018. Colin Farrell, Viggo Mortenson, and Joel Edgerton play rescue divers called in to save the young boys and their coach after a day of cave exploring ends in disaster. By the looks of things, Howard’s nailed the claustrophobic terror inherent in navigating waterlogged underground tunnels and oxygen-depleted sub terrane so we wouldn’t be surprised if this drama earns some awards recognition.
release Date: august 5th
Disney’s giving one of its most beloved children’s stories a revamp with this Tom Hanks-starring vehicle. The story’s much the same: a puppet is brought to life and promised real-boy status should he prove himself brave, kind, and true. The draw here though is the cast – Cynthia Erivo as a fairy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiminy Cricket, and of course Hanks as puppet-maker Geppetto – and the incredible visuals courtesy of director Robert Zemeckis.
release Date: september 8th
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