With hundreds of shows available across on-demand streaming services, it’s easy for your favourites to get lost in the shuffle. To help you keep track of all the new releases arriving this week, here’s a list of the five upcoming shows and movies to cast your eyes on.
Take a look at what to watch this week from November December 14 to 20:
1Song Exploder (Volume 2)
Song Exploder is back with another instalment of music exploration and discovery. Based on the hit podcast of the same name, the show gets behind the creation of the most popular songs in the world, as told by the very artists that recorded and performed them. This volume includes appearances by pop star Dua Lipa, arena rockers The Killers, Nine Inch Nails and Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade.
Out December 15 on Netflix.
2Anitta: Made In Honório
Brazilian pop star Anitta opens up about her private life and music career in this wide-ranging documentary series. Follow the 27-year-old as she delves into the impact fame has on family life and her fierce work ethic as a performer and entrepreneur, set against the backdrop of life on the road as she prepares for her Kisses world tour.
Out December 16 on Netflix.
3The Expanse (Season 5)
The Expanse returns with another thrilling season of space exploration, this time based on the fifth book in the series, Nemesis Games. This time round, the main cast of characters are off on their own adventures, with Amos (Wes Chatham) heading back to his hometown of Baltimore to face his past while Naomi (Dominique Tipper) finally reaches out to her estranged son.
Out December 16 on Amazon Prime Video.
4Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The late Chadwick Boseman’s final film, based on August Wilson’s 1982 play of the same name, centres on legendary blues singer Ma Rainey (played by Viola Davis) and the conflict that arises between her and her white management team over her music. Meanwhile, Boseman plays a free-spirited and ambitious trumpeter who wants to start his own band. Directed by George C. Wolfe, with Denzel Washington serving as producer, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom explores racial tensions in 1920s Chicago.
Out December 18 on Netflix.
5Rhys Nicholson: Live At The Athenaeum
Get ready for 90 minutes of gut-busting laughter: Melbourne’s very own Rhys Nicholson is set to make his debut on Netflix with his very own special. The show is based on the comedian’s acclaimed 2019 show, Nice People, Nice Things, Nice Situations, and was filmed last November at the titular Melbourne venue. Nicholson is the third Aussie comedian to get his own Netflix special, following Hannah Gadsby and Jim Jeffries.