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(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.

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.

Jupiter's Legacy - season 1

  • Available: 7 May 2021

Adapted from the comic book series by Mark Millar (Kingsmen, Wanted) and Frank Quietly, this is a superhero TV series with a difference. It follows the children of a 1930s group of heroes - can they live up to their parent's legacy? If you've read the books, you'll know that, like Amazon Prime's The Boys, it's not typical pulp fare.

Army of the Dead

  • Available: 21 May 2021

Director Zack Snyder returns to the zombie genre that made him a household name for this Netflix original movie. Starring Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, WWE), it's part heist caper, part undead apocalype flick and is sure to be action-packed to the rafters.

Bridgerton - season 2

  • Available: TBC

The first season of Bridgerton has proved a massive success, especially during lockdown. We can't wait for the follow-up series neither.

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.


Invincible - season 1

  • Available: 26 March 2021

Yet another comic book adaptation, this time in animated form, Invincible is also more for adults than kids. Based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead) and Ryan Ottley, it centres on the son of one of Earth's greatest superheroes who, after developing his own powers, finds out his father isn't quite as heroic he makes out.

Coming 2 America

  • Available: 5 March 2021

It's been 33 years since Eddie Murphy's breakout comedy, Coming to America, hit cinemas, but a sequel has finally been made. He returns to the US as African monarch Akeem to meet a son he never knew he had.

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+ has plenty of its own original content, plus exclusive series under its Star banner in the UK and central Europe.

It too offers films and TV programming in 4K HDR/Dolby Vision.


The Falcon and the Winter Soldier - season 1

  • Available: 19 March 2021

Avenger Falcon joins up with Bucky - the Winter Soldier - in a six episode buddy superhero series like no other. We cannot wait.

Loki - season 1

  • Available: 11 June 2021

Another of the eagerly-anticipated Marvel Cinematic Universe series will arrive in the coming months. Tom Hiddlestone reprises his role as Loki, with the season picking up from his disappearace in End Game.

The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers - season 1

  • Available: 26 March 2021

The MIghty Ducks returns with Emilio Estevez reprising his role as the unwitting ice hockey coach who takes on a team of unlikely players. The twist this time is that it's a rival team to the one he originally built into winners: The Mighty Ducks themselves.

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.


The Witches

  • Available: 5 March 2021

Robert Zemeckis take on the Roald Dahl book hits Sky Cinema and Now TV at the beginning of March. A star-studded cast is headed by Anne Hathaway and Chris Rock.

SAS Red Notice

  • Available: 12 March 2021

Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), Ruby Rose (Batwoman) and Sam Heughan (Outlander) star in this action thriller set on a hijacked Eurostar.

Brassic 3

  • Available: Later in 2021

We don't yet have an actual date, but considering how brilliant the first two seasons of comedy crime drama Brassic have been (both are available to catch-up on) we hope this third comes sooner rather than later.

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.

Mythic Quest - season 2

  • Available: 7 May 2021

Comedy series Mythic Quest returns with its second season (not including the isolation special recorded during lockdown). Raven's Banquet has proved a big success so the development team turn their attention onto an expansion.


  • Available: 12 March 2021

Directed by the Russo brothers (Avengers Infinity War and Endgame) and starring Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Cherry is an adaption of the novel of the same name. Holland plays an army veteran who resorts to robbing banks in order to support his drug addiction.

Foundation - season 1

  • Available: TBC 2021

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.

Writing by Rik Henderson.