New to Disney+ in June

The latest FX series to stream exclusively on Disney+ in 4K-UHD is Clipped, which launched this week with a double-episode.

It goes behind the scenes of a notorious NBA owner’s racist remarks that were captured on a tape heard around the world. Ed O’Neill and Jacki Weaver star. Reads the blurb:

The limited series charts the collision between a dysfunctional basketball organisation and even less functional marriage, and the precipitating tape’s impact on an ensemble of characters striving to win against the backdrop of the most cursed team in the league.

Variety dubbed it a “fast-paced, fittingly trashy take on the Donald Sterling scandal” and The Wall Street Journal “a pragmatic, appropriately prickly examination of the cost of the American Dream and the responsibilities that come with fame in a social media-driven age of voyeurism and visibility”.

And landing today is the latest Star Wars spin-off, The Acolyte, about an investigation into a shocking crime spree that pits a respected Jedi Master against a dangerous warrior from his past.

Deadline praised Lucasfilm “for sticking their neck out on a series set eons before the High Republic. It’s a feat that only a TV show can accomplish and would be too risky and deep universe for a Star Wars feature film.”

And Variety said the prequel prequel joins Andor as “another successful exercise in expanding the franchise with fresh ideas“.

Also promising is Under the Bridge (June 12), a true-crime dramatisation about a 14-year-old (Vritika Gupta) who never returned home from a party. Reads the blurb:

Through the eyes of Godfrey (Riley Keough) and a local police officer (Lily Gladstone), the series takes us into the hidden world of the young girls accused of the murder — revealing startling truths about the unlikely killer.

Becoming Karl Lagerfield (June 7) dramatises how the fledgling designer challenged Yves Saint Laurent to become a legend of the fashion world while Diane von Furstenberg: Woman in Charge (June 25) documents how the child of a Holocaust survivor and a princess by marriage founded a fashion brand.

Queenie (June 7) is a Channel 4 adaptation of the novel of the same name that was dubbed “the black Bridget Jones”, about a a 25-year-old British-Jamaican woman from Brixton, south London.

“This adaptation of Candice Carty-Williams’s hit novel just isn’t fun – or funny – enough,” lamented The Guardian whereas The Telegraph declared it “a first-rate character study you can’t help but fall in love with”.

But the month’s most anticipated Disney+ newcomer is season three of The Bear (June 27), which can be binged in its entirety.

Also returning are Criminal Minds: Evolution (S17, June 7) and Abbott Elementary (S3, June 26).

Here’s the rest of June’s slate:

June 5

  • Disney Jr.’s Ariel: Mermaid Tales
  • Erased: WW2’s Heroes of Colour
  • Life Below Zero: Port Protection Alaska S1-7
  • Trafficked: Underworlds with Mariana van Zeller

June 7

  • Michael Strahan X Jon Bon Jovi: Halfway There
  • For the First Time in Forever: The Making of World of Frozen
  • Big City Greens the Movie: Spacecation
  • The Real Red Tails

June 9

  • Out on a Limb
  • Crazy Over Daisy

June 17

June 19

  • Cesar Milan: Better Human Better Dog S4
  • Ice Road Rescue S1-7

June 21

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