Every week new series premiere, other well-known and beloved ones return, and the schedule can easily become impossible. In this section we make five proposals with which, in principle, it is impossible to go wrong.
1. ‘The night Logan woke up’ (Filmin, Tuesday)
Xavier Dolán, former child prodigy (or too spoiled, depending on who you ask) of Canadian cinema, goes to the series with this dramatic ‘thriller’ in a way heir to ‘Six Feet Under’. A group of brothers (including Dolan himself) divided by a traumatic event is reunited a quarter of a century later by the death of his mother. The past begins to make its way and, with it, the truth. It’s based on someone else’s play, but it’s pure Dolan: mommy issues, repressed sexuality, et cetera.
2. ‘Airborne Kidnapping’ (Apple TV+, Wednesday)
Following in the wake of ’24’, this ‘thriller’ follows in real time the seven-hour flight to London of a hijacked plane. Idris Elbe (‘Luther’) is that passenger with unexpected abilities who will stick his neck out to save his life and the lives of his fellow passengers; Archie Panjabi (‘The good wife’), the anti-terrorist agent investigating the case from the ground. The series is the creation of George Kay (‘Lupin’) and Jim Field Smithcollaborators before in titles such as ‘Criminal’ or ‘Litvinenko’.
3. ‘Zero, the magazine that brought a country out of the closet’ (Movistar Plus+, Wednesday)
Coinciding with International Pride Day, Movistar Plus+ premieres this two-episode miniseries on ‘Zero’, the magazine that between 1998 and 2009 tried to normalize and make sexual and gender diversity visible. Directed by Damián Einstein (‘Galácticos’), it has testimonials from the main people in charge of the publication and the protagonists of some of its most emblematic covers, such as Nacho Duato, Jesus Vazquez either Boris Izaguirre. A story of daring, honesty and political struggle.
4. ‘The Witcher (season 3, part 1)’ (Netflix, Thursday)
In the new episodes of the fantasy saga, the sorcerer Geralt de Rivia (henry cavill) fights to protect Princess Cirilla de Cintra from half the Continent (Freya Allan), that daughter she never thought she would have. Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), the third vertex of a predestined family, leads them to the Aretuza fortress, where he hopes to discover more about the young woman’s powers. It is the penultimate stretch (there is a second batch of episodes left, scheduled for July 27) with Cavill starring, who will be replaced by Liam Hemsworth.
5. ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (Season 4)’ (Prime Video, Friday)
The fourth (and already last) season of the series arrives with john krasinski as the CIA analyst formerly played by Alec Baldwin (‘The Hunt for Red October’), Harrison Ford (‘Patriot Games’ and ‘Imminent Danger’), Ben Affleck (‘Nuclear Panic’) and Chris Pine (‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Operation’). While investigating internal corruption as a new acting deputy director, Ryan discovers a convergence of a drug cartel with a terrorist organization.