Aside from updating Instagram, reading the news, playing Betway online casino games and listening to music, the best thing you can do on your smartphone is watching a movie or series on Netflix.
The streaming service is famous not only for its massive library of movies and TV shows but for its original content as well – it spends billions of dollars each year on series and feature films, providing its users with exclusive content to consume.
Each month, new films and series are launched on the service – here are some of the best to expect to be rolled out through it in June.
Black Mirror (Season 5) – June 5th
Originally, Black Mirror was a pressingly believable series about the future of technology – and society – commissioned by England’s Channel 4. The series ran from 2011 to 2014 and later taken over by Netflix.
Black Mirror was the series that pushed Daniel Kaluuya into stardom: the actor – of Ugandan descent – was discovered in one of the series’ episodes by director Jordan Peele and subsequently cast as the lead in his debut movie “Get Out!”.
Black Mirror is a Netflix original since its third series. The streaming giant has produced a fourth season and “Bandersnatch”, a “choose-your-own-adventure” film in the series, and now it prepares to launch the fifth series featuring Miley Cyrus, Anthony Mackey, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topher Grace, Damson Idris, Andrew Scott, Nicole Beharie, Pom Klementieff, Angourie Rice, Madison Davenport, and Ludi Lin.
3% (Season 3) – June 7th
3% is the first Portuguese-language Netflix original series. It was developed from a 2009 independent pilot episode into a series that will return with a third season this June.
The Brazilian series takes its viewers into a dystopian society where people living in the impoverished “Inland” and living to the age of 20 can complete “The Process” to advance to the affluent “Offshore” – and only 3% of the candidates survive. It is a complex story hidden under the robes of a young adult series, with surprisingly deep and well-built characters.
Dark (Season 2) – June 21st
Last but not least, let us mention “Dark”, the German-language science fiction thriller that was deemed comparable to “Stranger Things” and “Twin Peaks”. The series tells the story of a German town where children start disappearing.
As the mystery unravels, we learn that the families living in the town hold dark secrets, especially about a wormhole hidden in the caves beneath it, transporting people into the past.
Both the critics and fans loved the first season of “Dark” – and now, the story goes even deeper. So far, the only thing Netflix teased about it was “the apocalypse is coming”.