The big Netflix-shaped news this month? The second part of Stranger Things season four, which launches tomorrow, Friday 1st July. It’s the penultimate season of the eighties sci-fi show which has been darker and twistier than ever, with episodes stretching as long as 90 minutes.
There’s also a handful of new gaming releases. That’s right, if you’re as late to the party as we are, there’s now a whole section dedicated to free Netflix games for subscribers which can be enjoyed via the mobile app (the streaming service branched into gaming at the tail end of last year).
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Consisting of two episodes called “Chapter Eight: Papa” and “Chapter Nine: The Piggyback,” Season 4, Volume 2 of the cult sci-fi show picks up after the part one finale, which revealed the true identity of Vecna, played by Jamie Campbell Bower. It’s thought volume two will answer some big questions and set the tone for the fifth and final season.
Lands on July 1st.
The most quotable teen movie ever makes a welcome return to Netflix, and it’s exactly the kind of escapist, nostalgic viewing we need right now. Fetch.
Lands on July 1st.
Girl In the Picture
The new true crime doc from the director behind Netflix hit Abducted In Plain Sight, Girl In the Picture is based on the international bestseller A Beautiful Child and follow-up book Finding Sharon, written by investigative journalist Matt Birkbeck. The chilling documentary follows the story of a young mother’s mysterious death, her son’s subsequent kidnapping, and a man claiming to be her husband, focusing on the search to find out what happened and uncover the identity of the person behind it all.
Lands on July 4th.
How to Build a Sex Room
Changing Rooms meets 50 Shades of Grey in this raunchy DIY series. As the title suggests, How to Build a Sex Room sees designer Melanie Rose create an erotic space to help couples spice up their sex lives, connect with each other and promote sex positivity. In Melanie’s words: “A sex room can be anything from a sumptuous bedroom to a dungeon under the stairs. But when I design them, they can be beautiful.”
Lands on July 8th.
The Sea Beast
An epic animated adventure with a feisty female protagonist, The Sea Beast tells the story of Jacob Holland, a legendary sea monster hunter whose life is turned upside down when a young girl, Maisie Brumble, stows away on his ship and finds an unlikely friend in a terrifying sea monster. Perfect for an afternoon on the sofa with the kids.
Lands on July 8th.
An adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1817 novel, Persuasion stars big names Dakota Johnson, Henry Golding and Richard E.Grant. Described by Netflix as a “fresh, witty take” on Austen’s novel, the film tells the story of Anne Elliot, played by Johnson, who is reunited with the man she was persuaded not to marry. Will she take a second chance at love?
Lands on July 15th.
Fans of Virgin River are in for a treat this month, with 12 new episodes landing on July 20th – past seasons have had just 10. After being off screens for almost a year, the fourth season offers a conclusion to season three’s cliffhanger of a finale. Actress Zibby Allen, who plays Brie Sheridan, has also hinted that there could be a new romance between her character and Mike Valenzuela, played by Marco Grazzini.
Lands on July 20th.
The Gray Man
An action-packed spy thriller with a very starry line-up, The Gray Man follows a sketchy CIA agent who uncovers incriminating agency secrets, resulting in a bounty on his head and a man hunt across the globe. Ryan Gosling, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Regé-Jean Page star.
Lands on July 22nd.
The Most Hated Man On The Internet
A 3-part series from the production company behind true-crime docs including Don’t F**k with Cats and The Tinder Swindler, The Most Hated Man On the Internet follows one woman’s crusade against the self-styled ‘King of Revenge Porn’, Hunter Moore, who Hunter Moore, who posted nude photos of her daughter online.
Lands on July 27th.