There’s things to watch this week, even if it is a bit of a mixed bag. The new Disney+ Muppets show has gotten some good reviews and folks are excited to see The Umbrella Academy back for its second season.

Me? I’m going to try and figure out where I can see the new Charles Manson doco series from Epix: Helter Skelter: An American Myth.

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Wynonna Earp (s4), Wentworth (s8), Last Chance U (s5), The Umbrella Academy (s2)


Black is King - Disney+

Stars: Beyoncé

Visual album from Beyoncé inspired by 'The Lion King'.

Between Two Worlds - Seven

Stars: Dominic Allburn, Tom Dalzell, Melanie Jarnson

Cate Walford, whose relationship with vicious, business tycoon husband, Phillip, is on the ropes and sees a tempestuous home life trapped in a tangled web of lies and manipulation.

Anthony - BBC One

Writer: Jimmy McGovern
Stars: Richard Osman, Toheeb Jimoh, Bobby Schofield

In July 2005, black teenager Anthony Walker was murdered by two white men in an unprovoked racist attack in a Liverpool park. He was just 18 years old. This film tells the story of how this talented young man's life might have turned out.

A Suitable Boy - BBC One | Netflix

Stars: Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khattar, Vivek Gomber

A vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history.

Transformers: War For Cybertron - Netflix

Stars: Edward Bosco, Brook Chalmers, Jake Foushee

On their dying planet, the Autobots and Decepticons battle for control of the AllSpark in the Transformers universe's origin story.

Muppets Now - Disney+

Stars: Dave Goelz, Eric Jacobson, Matt Vogel (not Steve Whitmire)

As a brand-new Muppet series get ready for streaming, Scooter rushes to deliver the episodes -- navigating obstacles, distractions, and complications that the rest of the Muppet gang throws at him.

Helter Skelter: An American Myth - Epix

Stars: Yulia Argo, Tugce Ataoglu, Ivor Davis

In the most comprehensive telling of the Manson Family yet told in a visual medium, Helter Skelter features never-before-accessed interviews from former family members and journalists first on the scene and in the courtroom, weaving these original narratives with archival footage and newly-unearthed images. It will upend what people think they know about this layered and complex story and cast an entirely new light on this Crime of the Century.

Maxxx - Hulu

Stars: O-T Fagbenle, Helen Monks, Hannah Arterton

Disgraced former boyband star Maxxx tries to launch a comeback to prove he's not a massive loser -- to the world, and to his super-model ex.

Don’t Look Deeper - Quibi

Stars: Dana Gourrier, Helena Howard, Don Cheadle

In near-future California, high school senior Aisha learns a dark secret about herself. She goes from dreams of graduation and suddenly running for her life.

Get Even - Netflix

Stars: Jessica Alexander, Bethany Antonia, Mia McKenna-Bruce

On the surface Kitty, Margot, Bree and Olivia appear to have nothing in common - but there's one passion which unites them: to expose injustice. They form their own secret society, DGM - they Don't Get Mad, they Get Even - playing anonymous pranks to expose bullies.

NOTE: Debuted on the BBC back in February


This is a comic book released this week. It looks wonderfully daffy.

It’s available to buy digitally via Comixology.
You can also buy it as a physical book at your local comic book store. In Australia I recommend: Kings Comics in Sydney, Comics Etc in Brisbane, and All-Star Comics in Melbourne.

See you next week!