June is looking very good over at Netflix
Viewers were able to pick up the binge with Selena: The Series which returned with its second and final season exactly five months after the first season’s December premiere.
In addition, Netflix didn’t make the more than 55 million subscribers hooked on the Mexican drama series Who Killed Sara? wait for a second season. The streamer released an additional eight episodes just two months shy of the March 24 premiere. There was a bit of an obsession with this one and it climbed to the No. 1 spot and yes, there will be a third season!
Viewers also went crazy for Lupin, which first premiered on the platform on January 8, and it’s coming back in June. Netflix reported soon after its release that the French heist drama was projected to be watched by more than 70 million households its first 28 days on the platform. In reality, that number was even higher with roughly 76 million member accounts worldwide tuning in. Lupin was the most-watched title on the streamer in the first three months of 2021, according to the company’s internal metrics.
Sweet Tooth (June 4, Eight Episodes) – Based on the 2009 DC comic book series by Jeff Lemire, Sweet Tooth is a unique tale that begins ten years ago when a cataclysmic virus known as “The Great Crumble” forever changed the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrids: babies born part human, part animal. Many humans fear and hunt them because they’re unsure if they are the cause or result of the virus. This story centers on a sheltered hybrid deer-boy named Gus (Christian Convery), who after a decade of living safely in his secluded forest home, unexpectedly befriends a wandering loner named Jepperd (Nonso Anozie). Together they set out on an extraordinary adventure across what’s left of America in search of answers about Gus’ origins, Jepperd’s past and the true meaning of home. But their story is full of unexpected allies and enemies and Gus quickly learns the lush, dangerous world outside the forest is more complex than he ever could have imagined. This series is executive produced by Jim Mickle, Beth Schwartz, Robert Downey, Jr., Susan Downey, Amanda Burrell and Linda Moran.
Lupin Part 2 (June 11, Five Episodes) – The Omar Sy-helmed series picks up right where it left off with Assane’s quest for revenge against Hubert Pelligrini, the man who destroyed his family. The series is inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, a fictional gentleman thief and master of disguise created by French author Maurice Leblanc in 1905. With his back to the wall, Assane now has to think of a new plan, even if it means putting himself in danger. Starring alongside Sy are Hervé Pierre, Nicole Garcia, Clotilde Hesme, Ludivine Sagnier, Antoine Gouy, Shirine Boutella and Soufiane Guerrab. The Netflix original series was created by George Kay (Criminal, Killing Eve) in collaboration with François Uzan (Family Business). The series will be directed by Ludovic Bernard and Hugo Gélin and is produced by Gaumont Télévision’s Isabelle Degeorges and Nathan Franck.
Penguin Town (June 16, Eight Episodes) – This documentary series, narrated by Patton Oswalt, will introduce viewers to a rowdy colony of African penguins as they hit the sun-drenched beaches and break all the rules. Forget ice and snow with this bunch. Every summer these tuxedoed birds vie for prime real estate on the sandy shores of Simon’s Town, south of Cape Town, and stir things up. These endangered little guys, who have adapted to heat and can travel long distances, are causing traffic jams in the streets and bringing mayhem to this tropical paradise. Their mission is to find a mate, make babies and not go extinct!
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals (June 18, Sixteen Episodes) – After a year of lockdown who hasn’t fantasized about traveling to an exotic land? With an eye for every budget and style of travel, three experts take you inside the world’s most amazing vacation rentals. From affordable treehouses to exclusive private islands, unforgettable igloos to gourmet getaways, this new series will showcase incredible properties around the world and the life-changing experiences they have to offer. The series is hosted by Million Dollar Listing‘s Luis D. Ortiz and Megan Batoon and Jo Franco.
Sex/Life (June 25, Eight Episodes) – What happens when a married woman is unable to stop thinking about her ex? This is the story of a love triangle between a woman, her husband and a love from her past. Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi) wasn’t always a stay-at-home wife and mother living in the suburbs of Connecticut. Now married to loving and reliable Cooper (Mike Vogel), the once free-spirited wild child lived in New York City with her best friend Sasha (Margaret Odette). She worked hard and played even harder but life looks very different for her now. She’s an exhausted mother of two and nostalgia for her former life is creeping in. Billie begins journaling and soon fantasies of her past passionate exploits with sexy ex Brad (Adam Demos) take hold. This was that one heartbreak that she was never able to shake. As memories flood her mind, she’s left wondering how she got to this point in her life. And then her husband finds her journal. Will this discovery lead to a sexual revolution in her marriage or will it lead her back to the man who broke her heart?