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The best new shows to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Max (HBO), and more

Two men ride on horses in Manhunt.
Apple TV+

After last week’s extremely slow lineup of original shows, the streamers have come through with four big premieres this week. Apple TV+ has the post-Civil War drama Manhunt, while Prime Video’s Invincible is resuming its second season. Peacock has also debuted its twisty family drama Apples Never Fall, and MGM+ is premiering the first installment of its two-part documentary In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon on March 17. That might be more TV than anyone can fit in on a weekend, but that’s why we have the other nights of the week as well!

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, Max, Disney+, Paramount+, Peacock, and Apple TV+ did their jobs this week and kept us entertained with new shows. But that doesn’t mean we should meekly roll over and let them charge us more. There is a way to save money by using the ad-supported tiers, assuming you can sit through a few commercials. In the meantime, here’s our weekly roundup of the best new shows to stream.

When you’re done here, check out the best new movies to stream this week, as well as the best shows on Netflix, best shows on Hulu, best shows on Amazon Prime Video, and best shows on Disney+.

New TV shows to watch at a glance

Apple TV+

Manhunt (2024) new

72 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Crime
Cast Tobias Menzies, Anthony Boyle, Lovie Simone
Created by Monica Beletsky

The Crown’s Tobias Menzies lands the central role in Manhunt as Edwin Stanton, the secretary of war under President Abraham Lincoln (Hamish Linklater) during the Civil War. But in the aftermath of victory, Lincoln has been assassinated and Stanton now finds himself leading the hunt for Lincoln’s killer, John Wilkes Booth (Anthony Boyle).

Stanton had been ready to resign and walk away, but now he feels compelled to see this chase through to the end — even if it threatens his life and his sanity. Meanwhile, Confederate sympathizers and renegade leaders hope to use Booth’s actions for their own gain as the nation faces a crossroads at the beginning of Reconstruction.

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin (2024)

The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin
74 %
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Action & Adventure
Cast Noel Fielding, Hugh Bonneville
Created by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis, Stuart Lane

Talk about a show that lives up to its name! The Completely Made-Up Adventures of Dick Turpin is loosely based on the life of the real highwayman thief Dick Turpin. But the stories are anything but real, unless you believe in ghosts and witches. Noel Fielding stars as Dick Turpin, a guy who’s unsuited for just about every profession in life.

Yet somehow, Dick finds himself leading his own gang of thieves, including Moose (Marc Wootton), Honesty (Duayne Boachie), and Nell (Ellie White). Unfortunately for Dick, his new calling also comes with several new enemies that he has to contend with. And not all of them are human — or alive.

Constellation (2024)

63 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Mystery, Drama
Cast Noomi Rapace, Jonathan Banks, James D'Arcy
Created by Peter Harness

Following Severance and Silo, Constellation is Apple TV+’s latest sci-fi series, although it starts out as a relatively grounded story for astronaut Jo Ericsson (Noomi Rapace). While conducting an experiment on the International Space Station, Jo is thrust into a life-or-death experience that forces her to abandon the ISS and make her escape to Earth.

Unfortunately for Jo, she finds that her life on Earth is no longer quite the way that she remembered it. Her husband, Magnus (James D’Arcy), and their daughter, Alice (Rosie Coleman), now keep her at an emotional distance. Jo also discovers that she has spontaneously gained some skills without any explanation. These are more than just minor changes, and Jo has to decide if she can trust anyone with what she is experiencing.

Amazon Prime Video

Invincible (2021)

76 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, J.K. Simmons

The best superhero show on TV, Invincible, is back for the second half of its second season. When we last saw the titular hero, Mark Grayson (Beef‘s Steven Yeun), he had a tense reunion with his father, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons), which ended in their defeat at the hands of the Viltrumites. Now, Omni-Man is a prisoner, and Mark is back on Earth trying to figure out how to raise his new half-brother.

Mark soon discovers that his civilian life wasn’t on pause in the two months while he was away. There’s always a new world-ending crisis to jump into, but Mark has bigger problems on the horizon. The Viltrum Empire has chosen Mark to oversee the conquest of Earth. And if he refuses to conquer his own world, then someone even more brutal will be sent to finish the job.


Apples Never Fall (2024) new

Apples Never Fall
54 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Mystery
Cast Annette Bening, Sam Neill, Jake Lacy
Created by Melanie Marnich

In this adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Apples Never Fall, Stan (Jurassic Park‘s Sam Neill) and Joy Delaney (Annette Bening) present themselves as family to the students of their tennis academy. But they’re not as close with their own children, Amy (Alison Brie), Troy (Jake Lacy), Logan (Conor Merrigan Turner), and Brooke (Essie Randles). And there’s a lot of lingering resentment among all of them.

The inexplicable disappearance of Joy suggests that she may have been the victim of foul play. Through flashbacks, the complicated dynamics of this family are laid bare, as Joy’s children are forced to wonder if any of them, or someone close to the family, could have committed a crime against their mother.


In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon (2023) new

In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon
Genre Documentary, Music
Stars Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Wynton Marsalis
Directed by Alex Gibney

Paul Simon has been creating music for almost seven decades, and he’s not done yet. The two-part documentary In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon follows the creation of his latest album, Seven Psalms, as Simon contends with his hearing loss, questions of faith, and the pandemic.

The documentary also takes an extended look at Simon’s solo career, as well as his partnership with Art Garfunkel in Simon & Garfunkel, which is a friendship that has had some very public ups and downs over the years. But in the end, their beautiful music remains, and that’s going to be Simon’s legacy, as well as Garfunkel’s.


The Gentlemen (2024) new

The Gentlemen
67 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure, Crime
Cast Theo James, Kaya Scodelario, Daniel Ings
Created by Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie revisits the criminal underworld of his film, The Gentlemen, in a new Netflix original series. But don’t worry; it works just as well, even if you have never seen the movie, and the connections between the show and the film are minimal at best.

The series revolves around Eddie Halstead (Theo James), a man raised with wealth, privilege, and even a title to his name. What Eddie doesn’t know is that a lot of his late father’s money came from an illicit marijuana operation that’s run by Bobby Glass (Ray Winstone), and his daughter, Susie Glass (Kaya Scodelario). Now that Eddie’s the Duke of Halstead, he has to face the reality that he can’t get his family out of the Glass’ grasp. However, Eddie may come to enjoy being a criminal.

Supersex (2024)

tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama
Cast Alessandro Borghi, Jasmine Trinca, Adriano Giannini
Created by Francesca Manieri

The controversial and definitely NSFW Netflix series Supersex chronicles the rise of Rocco Siffredi in the adult movie industry, who became one of porn’s most recognizable figures in the 1990s and 2000s. The series depicts Siffredi’s humble origins in a tiny Italian village to the beginning of his career in Paris’ seedy Pigalle district to finding international fame in America and abroad.

The show is backed by an impressive creative team that includes lead actor Alessandro Borghi, who starred in one of 2023’s best movies, The Eight Mountains, and showrunner Francesca Manieri, who wanted to explore Siffredi’s life and masculinity through a feminist lens.

Avatar: The Last Airbender (2024)

Avatar: The Last Airbender
56 %
tv-pg 1 Season
Genre Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Drama
Cast Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley
Created by Albert Kim

It would take too long to fully explain the rules of the fantasy world in Avatar: The Last Airbender, especially if you haven’t seen the Nickelodeon animated series that inspired the new live-action show. For now, all you need to know is that the Avatar is Aang (Gordon Cormier), a 12-year old boy who has just awakened from suspended animation only to discover that he is the last surviving member of his Airbending people.

Aang is also unique in that he’s the only person alive who can command the four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. As the Avatar, it’s Aang’s job to save the world from the malevolent Fire Nation and restore balance. Aang’s new friends, Katara (Kiawentiio) and Sokka (Ian Ousley), are willing to help him achieve that goal. But it’s going to take more than just friendship to reshape the world.

Max (formerly HBO and HBO Max)

The Regime (2024) new

The Regime
57 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, Comedy
Cast Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Guillaume Gallienne
Created by Will Tracy

Mare of Easttown’s Kate Winslet is back on HBO and Max with The Regime. This dark new political satire casts her as Chancellor Elena Vernham, the leader of a small European autocratic country. Elena is sharp enough to realize that the threats to her rule are mounting, but she doesn’t recognize that her grasp on sanity is rapidly decreasing.

To hold on to her power, Elena takes a former soldier, Herbert Zubak (Amsterdam‘s Matthias Schoenaerts), as her top advisor. Unfortunately for Elena, Herbert’s not much more stable than she is, and her choices may ultimately bring down her regime before the end of the year.

Tokyo Vice (2022)

Tokyo Vice
76 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller
Created by J.T. Rogers

It took nearly two years for the second season of Tokyo Vice to arrive, but the show is now once again taking viewers back to the late 1990s. Jake Adelstein (Ansel Elgort) moved to Tokyo to make his name as a crime reporter. But the more Jake learns about the Yakuza and the criminal underworld, the more he gets in over his head.

Season 1 ended with Jake learning that a woman he knew named Polina (Ella Rumpf) had been murdered by one of the Tozawa clan. Now, Jake, his friend Samantha Porter (Rachel Keller), and Jake’s police connection, Detective Hiroto Katagiri (Ken Watanabe), are all looking for answers about Polina’s murder. But there’s never any easy resolution on these mean streets.

Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000)

Curb Your Enthusiasm
84 %
tv-ma 12 Seasons
Genre Comedy
Cast Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Susie Essman
Created by Larry David
After 12 seasons and 24 years, Larry David is ready to retire from the role of Larry David in the final season of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. David has played a slightly exaggerated fictionalized version of himself on the show for nearly a quarter century. The comedy is also largely improvised, and it’s next to impossible to figure out how David will find himself in incredibly awkward situations without seeing the new season. But for anyone who was ever a fan of this series, we’re dying to see how David wraps up his own story.


Shōgun (2024)

84 %
tv-ma 1 Season
Genre Drama, War & Politics
Cast Hiroyuki Sanada, Cosmo Jarvis, Anna Sawai
Created by Justin Marks, Rachel Kondo

It took FX almost six years to put together a new adaptation of James Clavell’s Shōgun, and the result is a masterpiece. In this updated take on the story, the narrative doesn’t just follow an English sailor, John Blackthrone (Cosmo Jarvis), who is trapped in Japan during the late 16th century. It also follows John’s closest companion, Toda Mariko (Anna Sawai), as well as their mutual master, Lord Yoshii Toranaga (Hiroyuki Sanada).

For John, the choice is simple: adapt or die. Things are more complex for Mariko and Lord Toranaga, especially as a civil war is brewing in Japan that will test everyone’s loyalty.

Life & Beth (2022)

Life & Beth
70 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Comedy, Drama
Cast Amy Schumer, Yamaneika Saunders
Created by Amy Schumer

Life comes at you fast, but rarely as fast as it comes in the second season of Amy Schumer’s Life & Beth. While still reeling from the death of her mother, Beth (Schumer) has found some form of domestic bliss with a farmer named John (Barbie‘s Michael Cera). And Beth is so eager to hold on to John that she’s going fast forward on their relationship with a quick marriage and even a baby on the way.

Beth may be trying to give herself the happy ending she’s always wanted, but she can’t skip steps and she’s going to have to face the truth about what really makes her happy. As John, certain aspects of his character will also come into sharper focus this season. Can these two really make it work as a family? We’ll find out soon.

FEUD (2017)

69 %
tv-ma 2 Seasons
Genre Drama
Cast Naomi Watts, Diane Lane, Chloë Sevigny
Created by Ryan Murphy, Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam

After a seven-year hiatus between seasons, FX’s Feud is back with a new season-long storyline: Capote vs. The Swans. The series is based on the real-life breakdown in relations between the famous writer, Truman Capote (Tom Hollander), and his female friends in New York City’s high society. In 1975, an excerpt from Capote’s unfinished novel, Answered Prayers, is published, and the women instantly realize that Capote has betrayed their confidence and used barely disguised versions of them in his book.

The titular Swans — Babe Paley (Naomi Watts), Nancy “Slim” Keith (Diane Lane), C.Z. Guest (Chloë Sevigny), Lee Radziwill (Calista Flockhart), Ann Woodward (Demi Moore), and Joanne Carson (Molly Ringwald) — resolve to destroy Capote no matter how long it takes. And this battle of wills only encourages Capote’s self-destructive streak, especially when he can’t understand why the Swans are so angry with him.


Elsbeth (2024)

69 %
tv-14 1 Season
Genre Crime, Drama
Cast Carrie Preston, Wendell Pierce

Since 2010, Carrie Preston has played an eccentric and autistic lawyer, Elsbeth Tascioni, on The Good Wife and its spinoff, The Good Fight. Now, Elsbeth is putting that character in the spotlight, moving her from Chicago to New York and placing her at the heart of a police procedural.

It does take some pretty big leaps of faith to accept that a civilian lawyer is now accompanying her police partner, Kaya Blanke (Carra Patterson), to crime scenes in order to catch killers who thought they committed the perfect murder. But it’s Elsbeth herself who puts a unique spin on this familiar premise, which seems very old school.

Halo (2022)

62 %
tv-14 2 Seasons
Genre Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Pablo Schreiber, Natascha McElhone, Joseph Morgan
Created by Kyle Killen, Steven Kane

The second season of Halo has arrived with a two-episode premiere that may indicate that the show is shifting closer to the narrative of the games. After the first season, Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (Pablo Schreiber) still has a lot to sort out about himself, but one thing is clear. In order to win the war with the alien Covenant, Master Chief has to find the ringworld known as Halo.

However, time may be running out on the human colony Reach, as the Covenant closes in on the planet’s location. Once that happens, nothing, not even Master Chief himself, can prevent the Fall of Reach.


Star Wars: The Bad Batch (2021)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch
67 %
tv-pg 3 Seasons
Genre Animation, Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Cast Dee Bradley Baker, Michelle Ang
Created by Dave Filoni

There’s a tendency for some fans to overlook the various Star Wars animated series as being inconsequential or kid’s stuff. Nothing could be further from the truth, especially in Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The premiere of the third and final season strikes a somber chord and actually lets the audience empathize with the plight of the youngest clone, Omega (Michelle Ang), as she is forced to serve the Empire at their secret cloning facility.

Omega’s clone brothers — Hunter, Wrecker, and Echo (all of whom are voiced by Dee Bradley Baker) – aren’t willing to abandon her to the Empire. However, the team doesn’t have many allies left, and finding Omega may be one of the last missions that they ever embark on.

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