TV to look at in July

Subsequent month will likely be an enormous one for long-awaited tv returns. July sees two iconic reveals that ended within the 2010s come again for brand spanking new episodes, and the slate additionally features a new miniseries from director Steven Soderbergh, an adaptation of a preferred online game franchise, and extra. This is all the things to look at on TV this coming month.

“The Horror of Dolores Roach” (July 7)

Meet the demon masseuse of Washington Heights. “One Day at a Time” star Justina Machado takes on the lead function on this Prime Video sequence based mostly on the Spotify podcast. “A up to date ‘Sweeney Todd’-inspired city legend of affection, betrayal, weed, cannibalism and survival of the fittest,” the present follows a girl, performed by Machado, who returns to a gentrified Washington Heights after being launched from jail however is quickly “pushed to surprising extremes to outlive,” per Prime Video. The story originates from a one-woman play by Aaron Mark, who then turned it right into a podcast, and Mark serves as co-showrunner of this adaptation. Ok. Todd Freeman, Alejandro Hernandez and Kita Updike additionally star. Between this and “Yellowjackets,” cannibalism TV is having a second. 

“The Afterparty” (July 12)

The celebration’s not over. The Apple TV+ murder-mystery comedy “The Afterparty” is again for one more season, which revolves round an all-new celebration and homicide. This time, “a marriage is ruined when the groom is murdered and each visitor is a suspect,” per the streamer. Tiffany Haddish and Sam Richardson return from season one, as their characters search to unravel the thriller by “questioning members of the family, star-crossed lovers and enterprise companions and listening to every suspect’s retelling of the weekend, every with their very own distinctive perspective and visible fashion.” New forged members embody John Cho, Paul Walter Hauser, Ken Jeong, Elizabeth Perkins and Zach Woods. 

“Full Circle” (July 13)

Acclaimed, surprisingly prolific filmmaker Steven Soderbergh directs the star-studded new six-part Max miniseries “Full Circle,” by which an “investigation right into a botched kidnapping uncovers long-held secrets and techniques connecting a number of characters and cultures in present-day New York Metropolis,” per the streamer. Zazie Beetz, Claire Danes, Jim Gaffigan, Timothy Olyphant and Dennis Quaid star, and Ed Solomon wrote the present after beforehand collaborating with Soderbergh on his movie “No Sudden Transfer.” The sequence comes after Soderbergh cranked out a whopping six movies since 2019, together with this 12 months’s “Magic Mike’s Final Dance.” May we recommend he comply with this up with … a nap? 

“Survival of the Thickest” (July 13)

After years of supporting performances in movies like “Marry Me” and internet hosting the truth present “The Circle,” Michelle Buteau is entering into the lead function. On this new Netflix comedy sequence, the comic performs a stylist who, after a breakup, “seizes the chance to start out over in life and love whereas discovering happiness on her personal phrases,” per the streamer. Buteau created the sequence, which relies on her ebook of essays, with Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, who has written for reveals like “New Woman” and “My Identify Is Earl.” It was produced by A24, which already introduced us Netflix’s “Beef,” one of many 12 months’s most acclaimed reveals. 

“Mission Greenlight” (July 13)

It took practically a decade, however HBO’s documentary sequence in regards to the filmmaking course of lastly has the inexperienced gentle for a brand new season. “Mission Greenlight” takes viewers behind the scenes of the making of a film after a filmmaker is allowed to direct their first function. The present, which premiered in 2001 however hasn’t been on the air since 2015, was initially produced by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. However Max describes this season as a reinvention targeted on the “subsequent era of proficient feminine filmmakers,” and this time, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are producing. All 10 episodes premiere on July 13, and on that very same day, viewers can watch “Grey Matter,” the film that was made in the course of the season. Hopefully, it is higher than the movie that got here out of final season, although that is not a excessive bar. 

“Justified: Metropolis Primeval” (July 18)

Indiana Jones is not the one iconic man in a hat returning this summer time. Timothy Olyphant can be again as Raylan Givens on this follow-up to “Justified,” based mostly on the Elmore Leonard novel “Metropolis Primeval.” “Having left the hollers of Kentucky 15 years in the past, Raylan Givens now lives in Miami, a strolling anachronism balancing his life as a U.S. Marshal and part-time father of a 15-year-old woman,” however in Detroit, he crosses paths with Clement Mansell (Boyd Holbrook), a “violent, sociopathic desperado who’s already slipped via the fingers of Detroit’s best as soon as and goals to take action once more,” per FX. Aunjanue Ellis additionally stars, and Olyphant’s precise youngster, Vivian Olyphant, performs Raylan’s daughter. The apple would not fall removed from the tree. 

“Futurama” (July 24)

Excellent news, everybody! “Futurama” is getting a second life — or slightly, a 3rd life. The beloved animated sequence set 1,000 years sooner or later initially aired on Fox from 1999 to 2003 earlier than being revived at Comedy Central and airing a finale in 2013. However Hulu is reviving the present but once more, with all the unique forged members on board and Matt Groening and David X. Cohen returning as producers. Hulu stated the ten new episodes will cowl matters just like the pandemic, “the way forward for vaccines, bitcoin, cancel tradition and streaming TV,” and whereas new followers can begin watching from right here, longtime viewers ought to count on “payoffs to decades-long mysteries.” Shut up and take our cash! 

“Twisted Steel” (July 27)

“Twisted Steel” is becoming a member of the race to seek out the following nice online game adaptation. Anthony Mackie stars on this Peacock sequence based mostly on the favored vehicular fight video games, which facilities on a “motor-mouthed outsider supplied an opportunity at a greater life however provided that he can efficiently ship a mysterious bundle throughout a post-apocalyptic wasteland,” per the streamer. Will Arnett, Stephanie Beatriz, Neve Campbell and Thomas Haden Church additionally star, with Arnett offering the voice of Candy Tooth, an iconic killer clown from the video games. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of “Deadpool,” produce. In a 12 months the place a “Mario” film is the top-grossing movie, might “Twisted Steel” discover related success, or will this one crash and burn? 

“The way to With John Wilson” (July 28)

Hey, New York. Some of the distinctive reveals of the previous few years, HBO’s “How To With John Wilson,” is again for one final run of people-watching. Produced by Nathan Fielder, the docuseries mixes B-roll footage taken round New York Metropolis with monologues from host John Wilson which are ostensibly tutorials about how one can do issues like make small speak, put up scaffolding or prepare dinner risotto. However he inevitably will get sidetracked and finally ends up on weird adventures that don’t have anything to do with the unique premise, encountering unusual real-life characters alongside the way in which. The sequence returns in July for its third and last season, which can hopefully contain reconnecting with that “Avatar” support group to learn how many instances they’ve seen “The Approach of Water.” 

Plus, do not miss these different reveals returning for brand spanking new seasons in July: 

  • “The Lincoln Lawyer” season 2, half 1 (July 6)
  • “Miracle Staff” season 4 (July 10)
  • “What We Do within the Shadows” season 5 (July 13)
  • “Basis” season 2 (July 14)
  • “The Summer time I Turned Fairly” season 2 (July 14)
  • “Candy Magnolias” season 3 (July 20)
  • “The Witcher” season 3, quantity 2 (July 27) 
  • “Good Omens” season 2 (July 28)