Thanks to platforms, summer is no longer the season when you can say, “There’s nothing on TV.” Here are 10 titles we’ve been waiting for for all kinds of reasons…good and bad!
Five years later, we still have not digested the cancellation of Demain des hommes after a single season. Despite this self-diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder, we want to give Premier Trio, a new series set in the world of junior hockey, a chance. Aimed at ages 9-13, this dramatic comedy chronicles the journey of Chloe (Constance Munger), a star player invited to the selection camp of a bantam AAA men’s team. As expected, his arrival will upset the established order within the club, and some players will give him a hard time. (The next 13 episodes will go live on July 6.)
World premiering at Cannes, the Euphoria creator’s new offering is already causing controversy, not least because of a Rolling Stone report that described a “chaotic” film set. The six-episode series, which tells the unhealthy love story between Joss, a losing pop singer, and Tedros, a guru/bar manager, is said to feature scenes of physical and sexual violence. Another detail to mention: its two main stars are Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Vanessa Paradis and Johnny Depp, and Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd.
On the sidelines of the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, Crave offers this 90-minute documentary directed by Torquil Jones (14 Peaks, Nothing Is Impossible) which examines the rivalry between Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi, a French racing driver. On the program: archive footage and interviews with Jacques Villeneuve, Alain Prost and Jackie Stewart, as well as members of both families and former colleagues at Ferrari. The platform will continue to exploit the F1 theme by uploading productions such as Fast and dangerous 9: The saga, Lamborghini: the man behind the legend, as well as Pimp My Ride and Bullet Proof in French version.
Released in theaters last September, then presented on ICI Télé in December, the documentary Hail You Bitch: Violence in the Digital Age examines violence against women on the internet. Directors Léa Clermont-Dion and Guylaine Maroist follow Laura Boldrini, a harassed politician in Italy, Kiah Morris, an African-American politician from Vermont who has received threats from the far right, Marion Seclin, a French YouTuber who has been the target of tens of thousands of sexist messages, Laurence Gratton, a young Quebec teacher who has been harassed for five years, and Glen Canning, father of Rehtaeh Parsons, the teenager who committed suicide when images of the rape she suffered went viral.
Amy Schumer has kept a low profile over the past few years. At least, on our radar. It must be said that we have not (yet) watched Life
Did we like And Just Like That…, this sequel to Sex And The City without Samantha (Kim Cattrall)? No way. Are we still looking forward to the second season? Yes, but especially to be able to criticize it after each episode. And according to the teaser of the 11 new hours expected over the next three months, the whining sessions promise to be long. Aidan’s return smacks of desperation. The death of Big (Chris Noth) had the added benefit of propelling Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) in a whole new direction. The authors will still not dare to take one step forward and two back… at least, we hope so.
Because it’s summer and we need lightness, the Quebecor platform offers this documentary series that highlights the work of stylists Emmanuelle Rochon and Craig Major. In each episode, the two play elbows to find THE dress of a candidate for a special occasion: prom, wedding, etc. Relatives of the competitors (a friend who is a little too honest, a husband moved to tears…) attend the fittings and comment on the outfits. In the end, as in Sell or Renovate, one of the two options will prevail. Directed by Vanessa Cournoyer (An almost perfect supper, At the table with my ex) produced by Sphere Media (The restaurant, How much do you love me?).
Six episodes, and it’s over. After four seasons, Tom Clancy’s hero is packing up. At least, in this TV incarnation led by actor John Krasinski. We remember that before being transposed to the small screen, the adventures of Jack Ryan were the subject of five films starring four different actors: Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October in 1990), Harrison Ford (Patriot Games in 1992 and Clear and Present Danger in 1994), Ben Affleck (The Sum of All Fears in 2002) and Chris Pine (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in 2014). In this final season, the CIA takes an interest in drug cartels, terrorist organizations, as well as conspiracy theorists. Small menu.
We got bored of the nightmarish worlds of Black Mirror. And for good reason: the last season dates back to 2019. A dystopian anthology series exploring the chilling consequences of technology, this creation by British satirist Charlie Brooker alternates between horror, science fiction and thriller. Recently uploaded, its teaser portends a dark, violent and twisted sequel and, according to a statement from Netflix, the new episodes are “unpredictable” and “unclassifiable”. Salma Hayek, Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Kate Mara (House of Cards), Michael Cera (Superbad) and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) will appear in the credits.
The unlikely trio are back in business, but this time with the help of a little-known actress named Meryl Streep. As promised, the Oscar-winning actress will appear in the credits of new episodes of the adventures of Charles (Steve Martin), Oliver (Martin Short) and Mabel (Selena Gomez), three New Yorkers who love crime documentaries (commonly known as true crime) who try to solve crimes that occur in their Upper West Side apartment complex. No trailer has been released yet, but the 30-second preview released online last winter promises more laughs, surprises, and moments of suspense.