The best OTT shows to watch this June

Get ready to binge on new seasons of your favourite shows and a few new releases.

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If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the shows (both old and new) that are set to stream this June, you know you are in for some really good entertainment. The upcoming releases include the second season of The Bear, which will give you ample food for thought; the fourth season of Never Have I Ever, wherein Devi Vishwakumar will take you through her drama-filled love life, and the third season of The Witcher among many others. So mark your dates and get ready to binge.   

The Bear (Season 2)

Last year, we simply loved the tension that unfolded in the kitchen of a struggling Chicago restaurant. In this critically-acclaimed series, Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) goes the extra mile to reinvent the sandwich shop he inherited from his brother and turn 'The Beed' into the upscale 'The Bear'. He’s joined by old faces Sydney Adamu (Ayo Edebiri) and Richard “Richie” Jerimovich (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) as they try to transform their sandwich joint into something else. Some of the new faces this season include Molly Gordon and guest star Bob Odenkirk. The entire 10-episode season will be available to binge from the day of its release.

Release Date: June 22, Hulu

The Idol

Lily-Rose Depp makes her much awaited debut in 'The Idol'. Trying to reclaim her “pop star” title she meets a nightclub owner, Tedros (Tesfaye), who has an interesting past. The series also features singer Jennie Kim of the girl group Blackpink making her small-screen debut and Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan. The show will also see the late Anne Heche in her final TV performance.

Release Date: June 4, Max (formerly HBO Max)

Never Have I Ever (Season 4)

The upcoming season, the final chapter, will revolve around Devi Vishwakumar's (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) experiences in her senior year as she and her friends look to check off everything on their bucket list. And we can’t wait to see who she ends up with—Ben, Paxton, or someone new altogether, considering a new 'bad boy' character, Ethan, has been introduced in the show.  

Release Date: June 8, Netflix 

The Witcher (Season 3, Volume 1)

If you’re a fan of the series and are waiting to watch Henry Cavill as Geralt pack a punch one last time, then the upcoming third season is all you’ve got (Liam Hemsworth is set to play the part in the next season). Set in a fictional land called the Continent, The Witcher follows Geralt of Rivia, a mutant monster hunter, who, on his journey towards his destiny, navigates a world where humans are more evil than beasts. The Witcher Season 3’s plot is defined as: As monarchs, mages, and beasts of the Continent compete to capture her, Geralt takes Ciri of Cintra into hiding, determined to protect his newly-reunited family against those who threaten to destroy it. 

Release date: June 29, Netflix

Black Mirror (Season 6)

While we don’t know the exact date of release, we do know that the latest season of the popular sci-fi anthology series, spanning five new episodes, streams this month. Back after four years, the stars confirmed for the new season include Aaron Paul, Zazie Beetz, Salma Hayek, Michael Cera, Josh Hartnett, Annie Murphy, Kate Mara, Rob Delaney, and Paapa Essiedu. While two episodes will be set in the past (1979 and an alternate-history 1969), other episodes deal with stardom, including an episode in which a woman is shocked to discover that a streaming service has adapted her life story into a new TV drama and she will be played by none other than Salma Hayek.

Release date: June, Netflix

School of Lies

Based on real-life events, the upcoming show features Nimrat Kaur, who plays guidance counsellor Nandita Mehra, who arrives at a boarding school to speak with the young boys after a 12-year-old boy, Shakti, goes missing. Things quickly go out of hand when skeletons are found in the boarding school's closet. As the school and his parents lead the search for the missing kid, the narrative around his disappearance creates an intriguing mystery. The question remains, will Shakti be found? And will he still be alive?

Release date: June 2, Disney+ Hotstar

The Night Manager: Part 2

Double the action and thrill, The Night Manager: Part 2, is all set to delight audiences at the end of this month. The series follows Shaan Sengupta (Kapur), who goes undercover to bring down the empire of arms dealer Shaildendra ‘Shelly' Rungta (Anil Kapoor). This high-octane thriller, wrapped in lavish drama and picturesque sights, is the Hindi-language adaptation of John le Carre's novel of the same name and is all set to spin a new web of conspiracies and deception.

Release date: June 30, Disney+ Hotstar