23.05.2019

Here’s what is coming to Netflix in June

Image: Netflix
Words by Kate Streader

Cancel your plans for a night of binge-watching.

Music fans are in luck as a slate of music films and shows are scheduled to hit Netflix this June. Whether you hope to learn something from a documentary or you’d rather submit to some well-lit fantasies, your favourite streaming platform has you covered next month. From Netflix original premieres to cult classic series, you’ll certainly have plenty to keep you entertained.

Black Mirror – Season Five

The long-awaited fifth season of Black Mirror is just around the corner, boasting an impressive list of names including Miley Cyrus, Anthony Mackie, Andrew Scott and Topher Grace. Though season five consists of just three episodes — which you’re likely to binge in one sitting — that hasn’t lessened the level of anticipation around the impending instalment. Once again, this season looks to have you questioning the role technology plays in society and your own life.

Black Mirror season five hits Netflix on Wednesday June 5.

The Black Godfather

A tribute to music industry legend Clarence Avant, The Black Godfather is a documentary detailing Avant’s monolithic career as an artist manager, label executive, radio broadcaster, music publisher and social activist. Produced by his daughter Nicole Avant, the film highlights Avant’s contributions to the music industry through interviews with Quincy Jones, Barack Obama, Snoop Dogg, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Lionel Richie, Jamie Foxx and more. Taking its title from Avant’s own nickname as the godfather of Black music, this is one for all you music lovers.

The Black Godfather hits Netflix on Friday June 7.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese

Described as “part documentary, part concert film, part fever dream”, Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story By Martin Scorsese documents Bob Dylan’s legendary Rolling Thunder Revue tour. Not only does the long-rumoured documentary tell the story of one of music’s most elusive legends through the lens of Martin Scorsese’s genius, but Rolling Thunder Revue also features a rare interview from Dylan himself, as well as input from his longtime manager Jeff Rosen.

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese hits Netflix on Wednesday June 12.

Beats

A Netflix original film, Beats tells the story of an unlikely friendship between an agoraphobic hip hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager as they work together to overcome their respective demons. Set in Chicago’s South Side and featuring Khalil Everage, Anthony Anderson and Uzo Aduba, Beats looks to be inspirational, heartfelt and dramatic.

Beats hits Netflix on Wednesday June 19.

Glee – Seasons One – Six

Glee is coming to Netflix for all the high school drama and spirited singalongs you could possibly want. Whether you started following the students of McKinley High School’s glee club ten years ago when the musical comedy-drama first aired or you’re looking to watch for the first time, get ready to Gleek out this June. Six seasons should keep you occupied for a good while, but what’s winter for if not rugging up and watching too much TV?

Glee hits Netflix on Sunday June 30.

Dark – Season Two

German mystery Dark served as the first German-language Netflix original when it aired on the streaming service in December 2017 and has since appealed to audiences across the world with its ominous storyline rooted in intrigue. Dark melds mystery, drama and science fiction in a way that will have your mind boggling and your heart racing. If you haven’t seen season one yet, there’s still time to catch up.

Dark hits Netflix on Friday June 21.