(Pocket-lint) - There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and movies coming our way soon on streaming services.
Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Now TV and Apple TV+ have some real treats coming our way. So here our top picks of the films and series coming to streaming platforms soon.
Upcoming TV shows and movies to watch on Netflix
Netflix was the first major streaming service to start an "originals" program, now just called Netflix series, where it funds and creates its own shows and movies. It also badges some programming as a Netflix series for the UK market that might have appeared on US TV first.
Many if not all of the series listed are presented in 4K Ultra HD and with HDR or Dolby Vision on compatible TVs or systems.
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous - season 1
- Available: 8 September 2020
Netflix's animated series based on Isla Nublar will soon be with us, with more children running away from escaped dinosaurs than ever. It is executive produced by Steven Spielberg, so you can bet it will be accurate to the movies.
The Umbrella Academy - season 2
- Available: 31 July 2020
Amazingly, the second season of one of Netflix's biggest hits was already filmed before lockdown, so showrunner Steve Blackman and the team could finish it without breaching social distancing. And while we're still awaiting an official trailer, we're very happy about this. Very happy indeed.
Upcoming TV shows and movies to watch on Amazon Prime Video
Like Netflix, Amazon has a healthy selection of homegrown shows available to Prime subscribers. You can also watch them at a cost without Prime, but it's a lot cheaper to pay for a yearly subscription and get a load of other benefits thrown in - including access to the Amazon Music streaming service and free next-day - or same-day in some cases - delivery. A lot of its shows are also bought from US channels for regional distribution.
Many of them are available in 4K HDR/Dolby Vision.
The Boys - season 2
- Available: 4 September 2020
The first series of The Boys - based on the comic books by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson - was both hilarious and horrific in equal measure. We cannot wait for the next outing for Hughie, Butcher and the gang.
American Gods - season 3
- Available: TBC
A third season based on Neil Gaiman's novel is due later in 2020. It's best to catch up on seasons 1 and 2 if you haven't already, or you might not have a scooby as to what's going on.
- Available: TBC
Yet another comic book adaptation, this time in animated form, Invincible is also more for adults than kids. It centres on the son of one of Earth's greatest superheros who, after developing his own powers, finds out his father isn't quite as heroic he makes out.
Upcoming TV shows and movies coming to Disney+
Of course Netflix and Amazon Prime aren't the only places to get your TV fix, Disney+ is a relatively new entrant to the streaming market and has started strong.
It too offer films and TV programming in 4K HDR/Dolby Vision.
Muppets Now - season 1
- Available: 31 July 2020
The Muppets go meta, with the new show on Disney's streaming platform focusing on their attempts to produce a streaming show.
Upcoming TV shows and movies to watch on Now TV
Now TV gives non-Sky subscribers access to shows and films on the satellite broadcaster's channels, all without needing a monthly contract. And, as Sky is the UK host of HBO content - along with a whole stack of its own original programming - there are plenty of great series coming to Now TV too.
Sky Cinema is also available through Now TV for big movie releases, albeit in a maximum of 1080p.
I Hate Suzie - season 1
- Available: Summer 2020
Former Doctor Who assistant and pop star, Billie Piper takes on the role of a fading celebrity who is faced with new, unwanted attention when an illicit photo of her appears online.
Two Weeks to Live - season 1
- Available: TBC 2020
Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) stars in comedy drama Two Weeks to Live, that sees her on the run from murderous gangsters after a prank goes wrong.
Upcoming TV shows and movies to watch on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ is a relative newcomer to the video streaming biz, with a handful of high-quality shows and movies already available. They are often exclusive to the platform too.
Foundation - season 1
- Available: TBC 2021
Announced during WWDC 2020, Foundation is based on the books by Isaac Asimov and stars Jared Harris (Chernoybl, Mad Men). It is a true sci-fi epic following a group of exiles on their quest to rebuild humanity after the fall of the Galactic Empire.