This week in streaming: Say hello to Shaft and goodbye to Legion

Posted: 24 June 2019 6:17 am
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Legion Season 3

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It's slimmer picking than most this week with just two standout releases hitting Aussie streaming services.

The first is a pseudo-sequel to the classic 2000 action flick Shaft which debuts on Netflix here in Australia at the same time it hits theatres in the US. Samuel L. Jackson returns to reprise his role as the titular hard-boiled detective, but this time around he's teaming up with his computer-whiz son to investigate a grizzly murder in the drug-riddled streets of Harlem.

Continuing the pharmaceutical theme, the third and final season of the trippy Marvel series Legion debuts on Foxtel this week. Between a gigantic pig monster, time travel and astral journeys, the conclusion of David Haller's story is even more bizarre than the two seasons preceding it.

To see what else is landing on Aussie streaming services this week, check out our top picks below. Click or tap the icons for each streaming service to see what it has to offer.

For a complete schedule of upcoming programming, check out our list of everything coming to Aussie streaming services in June 2019.


netflix

Monday 24 June

Forest of Piano Season 2

Genre
Anime, Drama
Runtime
25min episodes
IMDb
6.7

Netflix synopsis

After the first stage of the Chopin competition, Kai and Shuhei prepare for the next round while confronting their own reasons for playing music.


Friday 28 June

Shaft

Genre
Action, Comedy
Runtime
1hr 51mins
IMDb
6.2

Netflix synopsis

In this second-generation Shaft saga, the badarse detective has been largely absent from his son's life. But when John Shaft Jr. – an FBI expert in cybersecurity – needs help discovering the truth about his best friend's death, he turns to his dad.


Motown Magic Season 2

Genre
Animated, Music
Runtime
15min episodes
IMDb
7.8

Netflix synopsis

A second season of magic and music following Ben and his friends Angie and Mickey as they discover that creativity can bring vibrancy to their city and important life lessons.


7SEEDS

Genre
Anime
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

Netflix synopsis

A shy girl named Natsu learns that she's part of a group chosen to ensure the survival of humanity. Together, they have to survive on a changed Earth.


stan

Wednesday 26 June

Teen Mom UK Season 2

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
N/A
IMDb
N/A

MTV synopsis

​Brand new Teen Mom UK is back where Chloe, Mia, Megan and Amber are joined by a sassy newcomer. Get ready for tears, tantrums and true love with our tenacious Brit teen girls​.


Every Witch Way Season 4

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
23min episodes
IMDb
5.2

Fandom synopsis

After standing up to the Witches' Council, Emma is more powerful than ever before. She's taking charge as The Chosen One and pushing the limits. Friendships will be tested, enemies will be made and the Magic Realm will be changed forever.


Friday 28 June

Catfish: The TV Show Season 6

Genre
Reality TV
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.2

IMDb synopsis

Nev Schulman and Max Joseph help people who have fallen in love online test the authenticity of their lovers' identities.


Top Wing Season 1, Part 1

Genre
Animated, Family
Runtime
22min episodes
IMDb
6.8

IMDb synopsis

Four young birds – Penny, Rod, Swift, and Brody – become new Top Wing cadets to earn their wings by helping their community.


Saturday 29 June

I Am Frankie Season 1

Genre
Comedy, Drama
Runtime
22min episodes
IMDb
6.2

IMDb synopsis

Frankie Gaines looks like a typical teenager, but she has a very big secret - she's actually a cutting edge, experimental android! She must hide her true identity to avoid being tracked down by the evil tech company EGG Labs.


foxtel-on-demand

Wednesday 26 June

Legion Season 3 premiere

Genre
Action, Drama
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
8.3

Marvel synopsis
Legion tells the story of David Haller, who has schizophrenia and powerful mutant psychic abilities. After being taken to Summerland to help control his skills, the truth behind his mental state reveals itself.


hayu

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Thursday 27 June

Gigantes Season 1

Genre
Crime, Drama
Runtime
50min episodes
IMDb
7.5

IMDb synopsis

Gigantes is a story of fraternal love and hate. Family, drug dealing and police chases in Madrid's Gypsy underground world. The Guerrero brothers have controlled drug dealing between the Peninsula and the rest of Europe for decades. Now they face one of the most crucial moments in their history.


Saturday 29 June

Mission Galapagos Season 1

Genre
Documentary
Runtime
1hr episodes
IMDb
7.7

IMDb synopsis

Liz Bonnin joins the crew of the research vessel Alucia as they embark upon a scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands to help protect the biological wonderland from the effects of climate change.


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