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What to watch, what's new and what everyone's talking about — post-Game of Thrones edition

What to watch, what's new and what everyone's talking about — post-Game of Thrones edition

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Text: Ethan Lee

Editor: Aravin Sandran


Stranger Things Season 3

Tagline: "One summer can change everything."

Cast: Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin and David Habour

Premise: Set during the sweaty heat of summer break, our favorite motley crew of adventure-hungry kids will be out of school and doing regular kids' stuff like hanging out at malls, but things turn super dark inevitably. According to Ross Duffer (one of the TV series' producer and writer), the upcoming season will be the "most fun yet", and yet "the grossest".

Trivia: Season three's trailer opens with Mötley Crüe's "Home Sweet Home". Previous seasons have featured hits from the 80s such as The Clash's "Should I stay or Should I Go" and Joy Division's "Atmosphere".

One-sentence review: Puberty will change not only the kids' physicality but their boldness to take on bigger Demogorgons in the Upside Down.

What the internet is saying: "Am I the only one who is happy that Eleven has hair?"

Release date: 4 July 2019 on Netflix

What/If

Tagline: "What would you risk for a chance to have it all?"

Cast: Renée Zellweger, John Clarence Stewart, Blake Jenner and Keith Powers

Premise: Season one centres around a mysterious female figure (Renée Zellweger) who convinces a pair of broke newlyweds to do morally questionable acts in exchange for financial gain. 

Trivia: This is Oscar-winning actress Renée Zellweger's Netflix debut.

One-sentence review: Things didn't work out for Bridget Jones so she vents her revenge and fustration on other relationships.

What the internet is saying: "It looks like a perfume ad."

Release date: 24 May 2019 on Netflix

The Handmaid's Tale Season 3

Tagline: "Blessed be the fight."

Cast: Elizabeth Moss, Max Minghella, Amanda Brugel and Yvonne Strahovski

Premise: Based on Margaret Atwood's dystopian novel, the award-winning adaptation will dwell deeper and may even go beyond the book's published narrative. The dystopian drama series will return with Offred back and ready to take down the Gilead patriarchy in her iconic red-and-white bonnet.

Trivia: The actresses have reportedly said that they cannot see each other while filming their scenes unless they are directly facing each other, because of their head coverings.

One-sentence review: A house on fire, an organised army and a messy love interest — all hell's breaking loose.

What the internet is saying: "Someone hold me, I am not ready."

Release date: 5 June on Hulu and 6 June 2019 on HBO GO

Big Little Lies Season 2

Tagline: "It's a wonderful lie."

Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz and Meryl Streep

Premise: Multiple Oscar winner and the greatest living actress of our times, Meryl Streep joins the cast of heavyweight A-listers. The second season "will continue to explore the malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting".

Trivia: Nicole Kidman used to be engaged to Lenny Kravitz, the father of her co-star Zoë Kravitz.

One-sentence review: A bunch of grown-ass women lying to themselves and each other.

What the internet is saying: "Damn,Meryl Streep just killed it."

Release date: 9 June 2019 on HBO

Euphoria

Cast: Zendaya, Jacob Elordi, Maude Apatow and Sydney Sweeney

Premise: Starring Spider-Man: Homecoming star Zendaya, Euphoria revolves around a 17-year-old drug dealer who is finding her way through the chaos of her teenage life. Apparently an adaption of an Israeli series that shares the same name, the drama series will deal with millennial issues such as love, drugs, sex, trauma and social media.

Trivia: Produced by Drake, we can only expect the soundtrack and visuals to be just as seductive.

One-sentence review: Another beautifully shot coming-of-age series that'll surely resonate with a new young audience for HBO.

What the internet is saying: "I'm sorry but Zendaya is good at everything."

Release date: 16 June 2019 on HBO

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