The Bear season 3, Interview with the Vampire finale, and more new TV this week

The days are officially getting shorter, but there is no less TV to watch — just take it from this week’s new releases. We’re running the gamut from Dropout’s Make Some Noise season 3 to Netflix’s dynamic Supacell, all the way to the finales of Dark Matter season 1 and Interview with the Vampire season 2. Personally I’m most invested this week in the return of Babylon Berlin, which has switched from Netflix to a new network (more on that below). Thank god you watched House of the Dragon’s latest episode live last night, huh?

Here’s all the new TV premieres and finales this week.


New shows on Netflix

Supacell

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Genre: Superheroes (grounded)
Release date: June 27, with all episodes
Showrunner/creator: Rapman
Cast: Tosin Cole, Adelayo Adedayo, Yasmin Monet Prince, and more

There’s not a lot in this world that can beat “superhero fatigue,” but Rapman’s Supacell hopes to do so by embracing normal people getting superpowers, “not people that are martyrs, not people that are going to save the world, just people that try to save themselves and their families,” as he told SFX magazine.

And indeed his premise is more complicated than it seems: five people in South London getting powers out of nowhere — and having nothing that seems to link them beyond being Black — with a nefarious organization lurking the background.

New shows on AMC Plus

Interview with the Vampire season 2 finale

Sam Reid as Lestat de Lioncourt standing seductively in AMC’s Interview With the Vampire Photo: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC

Genre: Vampire drama
Release date: June 30
Showrunner/creator: Rolin Jones
Cast: Jacob Anderson, Sam Reid, Bailey Bass, and more

Lots of ground has been covered this season — Louis (Sam Reid) and Claudia (Bailey Bass) finding their way to Paris; Armand (Assad Zaman) revealing his and Louis’ present-day love and their meet-cute; Daniel (Eric Bogosian) getting fed up of vampire antics. (OK, that last one is par for the course.) Now, with the trial done and dusted, it’s time to see where that leaves our epic vampire love triangle in this crazy world of theirs.

New shows on Hulu

The Bear season 3

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Genre: Cooking dramedy
Release date: June 27
Showrunner/creator: Christopher Storer
Cast: Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, and more

The Bear is open for business. With the dream restaurant finally off the ground, hopefully Carmy (Jeremy Allen White) is able to lead his team to not only a Michelin star, but also to spiritual harmony.

New shows on Prime Video

My Lady Jane

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Genre: Alternate history comedy
Release date: June 27, with all episodes
Showrunner/creator: Gemma Burgess
Cast: Emily Bader, Edward Bluemel, Jordan Peters, and more

Lady Jane Grey, in real life, claimed the throne of England for nine days before she lost support and, later, was executed to make way for Queen Mary to take control. Lady Jane Grey (Emily Bader) of My Lady Jane, on the other hand, is getting a new story — and a new life. Based on the Lady Janies book series, My Lady Jane hopes to let the damsel in distress save herself (and maybe even the whole kingdom!). We erroneously had this in an earlier edition of this weekly roundup, but now it returns in the right place.

New shows on Apple TV Plus

Land of Women

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Genre: On-the-run family dramedy
Release date: June 26, with two episodes
Showrunner/creator: Ramón Campos and Gema R. Neira
Cast: Eva Longoria, Carmen Maura, Victoria Bazúa, and more

Gala (Eva Longoria) is living the high life in New York, until she suddenly learns her husband owes $15 million he can’t pay back. Encouraged to go on the run, she grabs her aging mother and daughter and absconds to a small town in Spain, where she plans to simply lay low until everything blows over. Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan, and she winds up finding a lot more than she expected in the Spanish countryside.

Dark Matter season finale

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Genre: Twisty sci-fi
Release date: June 26
Showrunner/creator: Blake Crouch
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Connelly, Alice Braga, and more

Quantum entanglement and alternate versions make for a tricky line to walk with spoilers, so we’ll just say: The show is wrapping up its first season! And the possibilities are (near) limitless.

New shows on Dropout

Make Some Noise season 3

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Genre: Competitive improv game show
Release date: June 24
Showrunner/creator: Sam Reich
Cast: Josh Ruben, Zac Oyama, Brennan Lee Mulligan, and more

Big names, big laughs, big hijinks — it’s time to make some noise for Make Some Noise! Expect the likes of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s Rachel Bloom or live-action animated Sonic star Ben Schwartz, all in addition to the Noise Boys making a triumphant return. Who will take home the crown?

New shows on MHZ Choice

Babylon Berlin season 4

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Genre: Period mystery
Release date: June 25
Showrunner/creator: Tom Tykwer, Achim von Borries, and Hendrik Handloegten
Cast: Volker Bruch, Liv Lisa Fries, and more

The long, long, long-awaited return I’ve been waiting for. It’s New Year’s Eve 1930, and Gereon (Volker Bruch) and Charlotte (Liv Lisa Fries) are gearing up for a night on the town — her working, him waiting for her. Only nothing goes to plan, and suddenly the night changes the trajectory of their working lives.