With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia’s major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to keep you entertained every weekend.
In an effort to make things easier, each Friday we’ll be highlighting the best new movies and shows to watch on Australian streaming platforms, including Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Foxtel Now, Stan and Amazon Prime Video.
Below you’ll find a list of this weekend’s highlights, separated by a streaming service, with new frenzy-worthy shows alongside big-budget movie newcomers – and a few weird entries to the left. of the ground, just for some variety.
Fortunately, there is a nice selection of new shows and great movies coming to Australia’s streaming services to watch from Friday to Sunday. Here are our broadcast choices for the weekend of February 12 to 14, 2021.
WandaVision (TV series – episode 6 available on 12/02/2021)
Following the bombshell reveal at the end of Episode 5, we really don’t know what to expect from the three remaining episodes of WandaVision. That said, there’s every chance the following will end up dictating the future of the MCU – as long as the show’s creators don’t shoot us.
Amazon Prime Video
Soulmates (TV Series – available 08/02/2021)
From William Bridges, one of the writers of Black Mirror and Stranger Things, comes Soulmates, a six-part series that imagines a future where people can find their exact soul mates through a groundbreaking scientific test.
Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel (TV Series – Available Now)
Located in the infamous “Skid Row” part of Los Angeles, stands the Cecil Hotel – one of the city’s most notorious establishments. Locals know it as a spooky building with hundreds of rooms and a propensity for darkness and death. With the scene of many untimely deaths and a sanctuary housing serial killers among its guests, it is safe to say that the Cecil Hotel has earned its fragmentary reputation. This four-part documentary series examines the devastating disappearance of college student Elisa Lam, who was last seen at this infamous hotel.
News of the World (Film – available 02/12/2021)
From famous filmmaker Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, Captain Phillips) comes News of the World, a Netflix Original western starring Tom Hanks. Playing yet another captain, Hanks takes it upon himself to protect and deliver a young girl (Helena Zengel) to her family years after being taken away by the Kiowa people. To do this, they will have to traverse hundreds of kilometers of ruthless wilderness.
Binge / Foxtel now
Homeland: Season 8 (TV Series – available 11/02/2021)
The eighth and final season of the award-winning Homeland series arrives on Binge this week, ending the stories of CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) and her mentor Saul Berenson (Mandy Patinkin). Considering Carrie’s mental state over each previous season, we can’t blame her for making things right!
Clarice (TV Series – episode 1 available at 8 p.m. AEST on 02/12/2021)
Picking up a year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs, the new Clarice series sees FBI agent Clarice Starling (Australia’s own Rebecca Breeds) return to the field, presumably to follow a new serial killer. Don’t expect Hannibal Lecter’s return in this series, however – the two characters wouldn’t see each other again until the events of Hannibal several years later.