Get your popcorn ready and tune in to these new movies and shows in June 2022.
A new month calls for new characters and storylines to fall in love with. It’s time to plan your weekends accordingly as June is filled with various genres from romcom to thriller and sci-fi. If you’re a Money Heist fan, wait till you tune in to the Korean adaptation of the crime drama as the masked law-breakers return. For those in the mood for sci-fi, be sure to keep a lookout for Miles Teller and Chris Hemsworth in Spiderhead. Dakota Johnson fans, you would not want to miss her in Apple TV+’s latest comedy-drama Cha Cha Real Smooth. Not forgetting our favourite superhero family, The Umbrella Academy returns for season three with more action-packed scenes and mysteries.
It’s time to unwind to these new movies and shows throughout June 2022.
Premiering on 8 June
Starring Adam Sandler and Queen Latifah, Hustle is an American sports drama film about a washed-up basketball scout with a dream to lead one of his players into the NBA. When he meets Bo Cruz (Juancho Hernangomez) in Spain, he takes it upon himself to bring Cruz to America to prove they have what it takes to turn their dream into a reality.
Premiering on 17 June
Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion and Top Gun: Maverick), the sci-fi thriller Spiderhead features big names such as Miles Teller and Chris Hemsworth. When a prisoner, Jeff (Miles Teller), arrives in a state-of-the-art penitentiary designed by pharmaceutical genius Steve Abnesti (Chris Hemsworth), Jeff begins to question the purpose of the mind-altering drugs created by Abnesti in exchange for commuted sentences. When Jeff forms a romantic connection with Lizzy (Jurnee Smollett), the couple begins to rebel against the inventor and his attempts to program them.
Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
Premiering on 24 June
We may have bid goodbye to La Casa de Papel, but fans can experience the thrill once again thanks to the Korean adaptation of the Spanish crime drama. The storyline mirrors a similar theme to the Spanish original but with a twist. In an attempt to unify North and South Korea to boost the economy, the rich continue to be more prosperous, leaving the poor to suffer. Led by the Professor, a group of law-breakers overtake the mint of a unified Korea to restore fairness and justice in the light of the rich-poor divide in Korea’s society.
Premiering on 10 June
First Kill follows a socially awkward high school teen Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook), as she navigates through life and high school. However, Juliette has a secret – she’s a vampire. When new student Calliope (Imani Lewis) arrives in town, Juliette grows fond of her and falls in love with Calliope. To complicate matters, Calliope was born to a family of monster hunters, and her parents think it’s time for her first kill: a vampire.
The Umbrella Academy: Season 3
Premiering on 22 June
Based on the graphic novel series by Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba, The Umbrella Academy follows a family of superheroes, adopted by billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves. In season two, the siblings travel through time and space to save the world (once again) from another apocalypse. As they make it back to their original timeline, the siblings accidentally entered a different reality where a new band of superheroes are in charge: The Sparrow Academy.
The Chelsea Detective
Premiering 10 June on UnifiTV channel 481 and BBC Player | Astro GO
If you’re into crime-solving shows, tune in to The Chelsea Detective. Located in Chelsea, the series dives into the lives of two detectives, D.I Max Arnold and D.S Priya Shamsie, who join forces to solve the gruesome murders of London’s most affluent borough.
Cha Cha Real Smooth
Premiering 17 June
Starring Dakota Johnson and Cooper Raiff, the movie follows Andrew, a 22-year-old college graduate who moves back with his family with no clear path. Not knowing what he wants in life, he lands the perfect job which requires no fundamental skills: a motivational dancer at bar and bat mitzvahs. He later befriends a local mom, Domino (Dakota Johnson) and her daughter Lola and figures out his desire to find the perfect soulmate.
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