Best new TV to watch in June
- Brian Donaldson
- 29 May 2020
Including I May Destroy You, Perry Mason and 13 Reasons Why
From football corruption to gymnastics abuse, and blundering vampires to rebellious skateboarders, there's plenty to enjoy on your small screens in June.
Spelling the Dream
If you loved the documentary Spellbound, then these true tales of little kids who can spell words that you lot have never even heard of should amuse and amaze.
Netflix, Wednesday 3 June.
The Other One
Rebecca Front, Ellie White and Siobhan Finneran star in this all-new comedy about two half-sisters and their family secrets that are slowly uncovered.
BBC One, Friday 5 June.
13 Reasons Why
The controversial teen drama returns for its fourth and final season with more death and drama awaiting the kids at Liberty High.
Netflix, Friday 5 June.
From the wildly popular Anthony Horowitz books comes the TV version as his teen spy takes on all-comers after the mysterious death of his uncle.
Amazon Prime Video, Friday 5 June.
Armando Bó won an Oscar for Best Screenplay in with Birdman, and here he dramatises the true story of corruption within the football world's governing body which was uncovered in 2015.
Amazon Prime Video, Saturday 6 June.
Sitting in Limbo
A feature-length Windrush drama that will have you hopping mad, as it tells the story of Anthony Bryan, a man who has lived in Britain for 50 years but was threatened with deportation on a false premise.
BBC One, Monday 8 June.
I May Destroy You
Michaela Coel returns with her new drama about dating, sex and consent as she plays Arabella, a Londoner who tries to put the pieces of her life back together after being drugged and raped in a nightclub.
BBC One, Monday 8 June.
A fun-looking new comedy as we follow a diverse group of young women negotiating the macho world of skateboarding in New York City.
Sky Comedy, Tuesday 9 June.
Originally a five-hour show when first broadcast on BBC in 1984, this spiced-up reboot is now into its second series as we follow life on U-612 as well as on land in occupied France.
Sky Atlantic, Tuesday 9 June.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen play themselves in a lockdown comedy-drama in which they cope with the fact that their latest West End play (Six Characters In Search Of An Author) was pulled due to the pandemic.
BBC One, Wednesday 10 June.
Across four hours, we follow the life and career of one of the most inspirational as well as divisive individuals in recent political history.
Sky Documentaries, Thursday 11 June.
What We Do In The Shadows
Our favourite blundering vampires return for a second bite at fame in this mockumentary based on the Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement movie. Mark Hamill, Benedict Wong and Haley Joel Osment join up for season two.
BBC Two, Thursday 11 June.
F is for Family
Brace yourself for a fourth instalment of Bill Burr and Michael Price's animated black comedy featuring the Murphy family, with voicework from the likes of Laura Dern, Sam Rockwell and Burr himself.
Netflix, Friday 12 June.
A brand new Walter Presents drama, this LGBTQ+ story follows the fortunes of Anne and Lily, who run into each other some time after they broke up during their student years in Amsterdam.
All 4, Friday 12 June.
Adapted from the Harlan Coben crime novel, this Polish drama explores the unsolved disappearance of a young woman some 25 years earlier.
Netflix, Friday 12 June.
From the people who brought you Robot Chicken comes the stop-motion tale of a goodhearted wannabe hero called Patrick. Among those lending their voices to this are Nicholas Hoult, Kat Dennings, Luke Evans, Kaley Cuoco and Tony Hale.
Hulu, Friday 12 June.
Poppy Montgomery plays a professional surfer with a shady past and ties to a crime syndicate, all of which is played out to the stunning backdrop of a Pacific Island paradise.
Alibi, Friday 12 June.
Tutankhamun in Colour
A century after the epoch-making (and curse-inspiring) find of Tutankhamun's tomb, we now witness the dramatic scenes of its discovery and marvel at extraordinary treasures exactly as they were then. But in colour!
BBC Four, Tuesday 16 June.
Ben Platt returns as the vastly ambitious Payton Hobart whose destiny is to reach the top of American politics. Ryan Murphy's show also features Judith Light, Bette Midler and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Netflix, Friday 19 June.
My Brilliant Friend
The second batch of episodes adapted from Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels series as a writer recounts a decades-long relationship with her best pal.
Sky Atlantic, Friday 19 June.
Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this is the origins story of fiction's legal behemoth. Matthew Rhys takes on the title role.
Sky Atlantic, Monday 22 June.
Following on from their Jeffrey Epstein documentary series, Netflix now bring us the nasty story of Larry Nassar's abuse of gymnasts in one of the biggest scandals in sporting history.
Netflix, Wednesday 24 June.
Check our coverage throughout June for reviews of many of these shows.
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