A new month brings an exciting slew of content from your favourite streaming giants like Disney+, Netflix and more. Aside from the highly anticipated release of the last episode of The Idol, there are loads of new shows to check out this July — you’ll definitely find one that will tickle your fancy.
So if you’re looking for something new to watch this weekend with your boo or even just a new series to watch to fill that void in your life, we’ve got you covered. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the best shows to start watching this month.
Missed out on the show that everyone’s been talking about? For the unacquainted, The Idol, co-created by Sam Levinson (HBO’s Euphoria), Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye and Reza Fahim, boasts a star-studded cast including the Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye, Lily-Rose Depp, Jennie Ruby Jane, Troye Sivan and Lizzo.
The show zooms in on the life of Jocelyn (played by Lily-Rose Depp), a troubled pop star who falls under the sway of a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. After being the subject of “brutal” press coverage and a nervous breakdown, she’s determined to reinvent herself with a darker, sexier image with the help of self-help guru and secret cult leader Tedros. But will her romantic awakening take her to glorious new heights or the deepest and darkest depths of her soul?
The last episode of The Idol will premiere on 3 July.
The Idol is now on HBO Go.
For a show that may be a lot more relatable, check out How I Met Your Father Season 2. In this season, Sophie tells her son the story of how she met his father: a story that brings us back to the present where Sophie and her group of friends are faced with the reality of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.
How I Met Your Father Season 2 – Part II will premiere on Disney+ on 26 July
Anticipation is high for the return of military police drama D.P., and rightfully so – the first season was a resounding success, having spent weeks in the top position of Netflix’s top 10, and ended on a series of jaw-dropping events.
Jung Hae-in is set to reprise his role as An Jun-ho, a young soldier assigned to apprehend deserters, together with Corporal Han Ho-yeol (Koo Kyo-hwan). Season 2 will likely see him on his journey from being the hunter to the hunted, and we can’t wait to see what’s in store.
D.P.: Season 2 will premiere on Netflix on 28 July
Fans of the classic Bird Box film will be thrilled to see the new expansion of the film that will launch in mid-July.
In this film, after a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, Sebastian must navigate his own survival journey through the desolate streets of Barcelona. As he forms uneasy alliances with other survivors and they try to escape the city, an unexpected and even more sinister threat grows.
Bird Box Barcelona will premiere on Netflix on 14 July
Lana is back for another sultry but sexless retreat. In the new season of the reality show, contestants will be offered a massive prize fund of $200,000. However, singletons on the show have to give up all physical intimacy for a chance to win the prize. But if there’s anything the previous seasons have proven, that’s easier said than done.
Too Hot To Handle Season 5 will premiere on Netflix on 14 July
To uncover the truth about the fire that ruined her family 13 years ago, Anzu Murata goes undercover as a housekeeper for the icy mistress of the Mitarai home to reclaim the house and family that was taken from her.
Burn The House Down will premiere on Netflix on 13 July
Starring Hwang Min-hyun and Kim So-hyun, this new Viu Original series revolves around Mok Sol-hee (Kim So-hyun), a tarot cafe owner with the supernatural ability to hear lies, who hates her ability and views it as a curse. On the flipside, Kim Do-ha (Hwang Min-hyun), is a mysterious composer who struggles to prove his innocence in a murder case, but nobody believes him. The two then cross paths when he moves to a new town – but will she be able to help him turn things around?
My Lovely Liar is now on Viu