Remember when summer TV was all about reruns? With streaming giants like Netflix, Amazon and HBO Max in the mix, those doldrums are a thing of the past. Along with backyard cookouts and beach days, mark your calendar with these 17 top-flight premieres, from Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights to the final season of Bosch.
Lupin, Part 2 (Netflix, June 11)
Part 1 of this suspenseful, mirthful, utterly wonderful thriller-comedy about France's most-wanted gentleman thief (Omar Sy), out to avenge the downfall of his late father at the hands of rich guys who aren't half as clever, was Netflix's utterly unexpected No. 1 2021 hit. We can't wait for Part 2!
Watch it: Lupin, on Netflix
In the Heights (HBO Max, June 11)
A likely highlight of the next Oscars is the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical celebrating New York's Puerto Rican neighborhood of Washington Heights, which made him a famous Tony winner before Hamilton. Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians) directs.
Watch it: In the Heights, on HBO Max
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Blindspotting (Starz, June 13)
In a comedy about a tragedy, Jasmine Cephas Jones (Hamilton) has to move in with the peculiar mother of the father of her child (Helen Hunt) when the hot-tempered dad (Rafael Casal) gets sent to prison.
Watch it: Blindspotting, on Starz
Fatherhood (Netflix, June 18)
Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions presents the Netflix film adaptation of Matthew Logelin's memoir Two Kisses for Maddy: A Memoir of Loss & Love. Kevin Hart plays Logelin, a Yahoo manager who proposes to his high school sweetheart Liz, a Disney exec, on a romantic trip to Kathmandu, then becomes a first-time dad — and a widower when Liz dies 27 hours after giving birth. Who can he turn to for parenting advice? Perhaps Liz's mom (Alfre Woodard).
Watch it: Fatherhood, on Netflix
Us (PBS, June 20)
In this PBS Masterpiece two-part series, freewheeling artist Connie (Saskia Reeves, 59) tells her fussy chemist husband Douglas (Tom Hollander, 53) she wants a divorce. But they're booked for a whirlwind summer holiday from London to Venice, so they try to rekindle the flame (with their teen son along for the trip), with flashbacks to their courtship 25 years before.
Watch it: Us, on PBS