With the month of July comes a slew of new series premiering on streamers. If you’re feeling lost in the sea of options, we’ve got you covered with our top picks. Keep reading for a mix of four new shows that range from thriller to feel-good, along with the performances to watch in each.
The Terminal List
For those who enjoy a good action/thriller, look no further than The Terminal List. Based on Jack Carr’s bestselling novel of the same name, the series centers on Lt. Commander James Reece (Chris Pratt), who returns home to his family after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a secret mission. Plagued with incompatible memories of the incident and questions about his own role in it, Reece finds new evidence that points to the presence of dark forces working against him, which threaten both his life and the lives of those he loves. The intimidating character is a far cry from Pratt’s breakthrough role as the bumbling Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation — The Terminal List actually marks the actor’s first series-regular role since the hit NBC show — evidenced by the trailer for the upcoming series. There’s no sign of Andy or even Star-Lord when Pratt’s Reece utters, “I’m not gonna tell you again — stay off my list.” The series’ trailer also shows off the stacked list of actors you can watch when The Terminal List premieres on Prime Video come July 1. Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz, Jai Courtney, and JD Pardo can all be found on the show’s star-studded cast list.
On the lighter side of things, Hulu has a new original series that’s slated to release on July 6 and which falls firmly in the rom-com genre. Maggie follows its titular protagonist — played by Rebecca Rittenhouse — a psychic whose dating life quickly becomes complicated after she sees glimpses of herself in a client’s future. David Del Rio plays said client and Maggie’s potential love interest, and the series’ trailer promises lots of laughs along the way as the two determine what life truly has in store for them. Keep a special eye out for Ray Ford’s performance as Maggie’s own psychic, Angel, as well as names like Nichole Sakura, Leonardo Nam, and Angelique Cabral when the new rom-com series premieres on Hulu.
Hurts Like Hell
Netflix labels its upcoming Thai limited series a “new way of storytelling” that blends the genre of TV drama with a reality-based, documentary-style narrative. Hurts Like Hell takes its inspiration from true events in the Muay Thai scene, lifting the veil of secrecy enshrouding the sport and bringing to light its darker corners. Insiders that range from boxers to gamblers to ring doctors lend multiple perspectives on the stories told in Hurts Like Hell. The series’ trailer teases the real people you’ll hear from, and the streamer lists names like Nat Kitcharit, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, and Vithaya Pansringarm on its cast. You can take in the interesting blend of performances from real people/actors when Hurts Like Hell releases on Netflix come July 13.
Best Foot Forward
This upcoming Apple TV+ show is good for the whole family. Real-life paralympic athlete, author, motivational speaker, and comedian Josh Sundquist penned the series’ source material, Just Don’t Fall, and serves as executive producer on Best Foot Forward. “When I was a child, I had cancer – that’s how I lost my leg — and years later, I wrote a book about those experiences,” he shared during one interview. “This is a show about [the character] Josh going from homeschool to public school, and he happens to have one leg. And that’s an important piece of his character, but it’s not like everything about him.” Josh has to face new challenges associated with experiencing public school for the first time as a 12-year-old in Best Foot Forward, and the heartwarming family series also offers some laughs along the way. When season one premieres on the streamer come July 22, you can keep an eye out for newcomer Logan Marmino in the lead role of Josh, along with some other fresh faces like Peyton Jackson and Trinity Jo-Li Bliss.
So, whether you choose The Terminal List, Maggie, Hurts Like Hell, or Best Foot Forward for your viewing pleasure — or all four — you can enter into July with our varied top picks of the new series premiering that are full of notable performances to watch.