It’s the smorgasbord of streaming services this weekend, with the likes of Prime Video and HBO Max bidding farewell to some of their most popular series.
The former welcomes the fifth and final season of the excellent historical drama The wonderful Mrs. Maisel, while HBO Max sees Bill Hader reprise his role as Barry in the comedy series of the same name for one last hurrah. Elsewhere, Netflix introduces another medieval epic Seven kings must dieand Apple TV Plus continues its efforts to become the main source of prestige television The last thing he said to me.
Below, we’ve rounded up seven new movies and TV shows you can watch on streaming services over the next few days.
Seven Kings Must Die (Netflix)
Seven kings must die joins like Vikings: Valhalla AND King in Netflix’s ever-expanding catalog of medieval epics this weekend.
It was supposed to be a full-length sequel The last kingdom – a BBC-produced historical series that concluded its fifth season last year – Seven kings must die depicts the conflict between the invaders and rival heirs after the death of King Edward in 10th-century England.
Critics called the new Netflix movie “engrossing” and “beautifully filmed action adventure” so there’s a chance it’ll make it onto our list best Netflix movies Soon.
Now available to stream on Netflix.
Barry season 4 (HBO Max)
Just like his stablemate in the studio Inheritance, Barry kicks off its fourth and final season on HBO Max (sorry, ‘Max’) in the US and on Sky channels in the UK later this month.
In this final installment of the Emmy Award-winning dark comedy series, Bill Hader’s titular killer is forced to navigate the unfamiliar prison environment, with characters from his troubled past routinely haunting him. Sam Hader is directing all eight episodes Barry season 4, having already covered some of the best episodes of the series in previous seasons.
Reviews for BarryThe last nod has been almost unanimously positive so far, with critics praising the new season’s talent for blending comedy with thrilling drama. Episodes 1 and 2 debut back-to-back on HBO Max in the US on Sunday night and on Sky Atlantic in the UK on Monday morning.
Available to stream on HBO Max in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK from Sunday and Monday respectively.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season 5 (Prime Video)
Barry isn’t the only long-running TV series ending this weekend. The fifth and final season of Amazon’s hit drama, The wonderful Mrs. Maiselis now also streaming on Prime Video.
The new episodes pick up where the show’s fourth season left off, with Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) trying to rebuild her career after being cut off from touring with singer Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). The titular comedian will also inevitably be involved in more romantic politics after her brief but passionate encounter with Lenny (Luke Kirby) in Season 4, although anyone familiar with Lenny Bruce’s backstory will realize that this is not likely to be the case. it will end well.
In other words, expect The wonderful Mrs. Maisel season 5 to deliver more of the show’s signature blend of drama and humor, features that have made the show one of the best Prime Video shows around. Three episodes will air on Friday, with the remaining six coming in weekly installments through May 26.
Now available to stream on Prime Video.
The Last Thing He Told Me (Apple TV Plus)
Apple TV Plus continues to expand its stellar list of series this weekend The last thing he said to me.
Produced by Reese Witherspoon’s production company Hello Sunshine – which was also responsible for shows such as Big Little Lies AND Daisy Jones and the Six in recent years – in the seven-episode adaptation of the novel, Julia Garner plays a woman investigating the mysterious disappearance of her husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). The cast also includes Angourie Rice, Aisha Tyler and Geoff Stults.
Unfortunately for Apple The last thing he said to me didn’t fare well with critics – “plodding” and “wooden” were popular adjectives among reviewers – so we doubt this one will make it to our list best Apple TV Plus showsbut it can still be a hit for mystery lovers.
Now available to stream on Apple TV Plus.
Am I unreasonable? (hulu)
Daisy May Cooper heads another acclaimed comedy series, Am I unreasonable?just months after leading the line in the equally well-received HBO series Rain dogs.
In this six-part series – which debuted in the UK last year – Cooper stars as Nic, a charismatic mother stuck in a depressing marriage, grieving a loss she can’t tell anyone about (for reasons we won’t spoil here). But when a new mom (Selin Hizli) arrives on the scene, Nico’s secret may be revealed.
Critics have described Am I unreasonable? as “phenomenally funny,” so American viewers should tune in to it on Hulu while they can.
Now available to stream on Hulu in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK.
Waco: The Aftermath (Showtime Anytime)
2018’s Waco is available for streaming Paramount Plusbut its sequel Waco: Aftermathbegins streaming on Showtime Anytime this weekend.
Once again starring Michael Shannon as FBI negotiator Gary Noesner, this five-part series explores the aftermath of the 1993 Waco standoff, particularly the aftermath of the siege and the trials of surviving Branch Davidians. John Leguizamo, Shea Whigham, Giovanni Ribisi and J. Smith Cameron are among the series’ supporting cast.
The AV Club (opens in a new tab) he said it Waco: Aftermath “it may be the scariest show on TV” so we wouldn’t suggest watching it with kids. The series premiere is now available to stream on Showtime Anytime in the US – a UK premiere date has yet to be confirmed.
Now available to stream on Showtime Anytime in the US.
Renewals (Disney Plus)
Need some good TV this weekend? Look no further than Rennerations ON Disney Plus.
This four-part series finds Eagle Eye star Jeremy Renner joins forces with construction experts to acquire large end-of-life government vehicles and turn them into “amazing creations” that serve communities around the world. Vanessa Hudgens, Anil Kapoor and Anthony Mackie are among the show’s guest stars.
Now available to stream on Disney Plus.