Are you wondering what to stream this week? The answer is: Hamilton. The latest big version of Disney Plus isn’t the only thing you can watch this week about streaming services, but it’s definitely the most anticipated streaming event of the year so far. For millions of people, it will be an extraordinary opportunity to attend a show that has dominated the world of musical theater for the past five years.
Elsewhere this week, Netflix somehow it still has plenty of new originals ready to go, including a romcom and several new TV shows, while Amazon Prime launches the follow-up season for the Hanna adaptation of last year’s TV-movie series.
Here’s what you can stream this week on Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video.
Hamilton (Disney Plus)
Easily the biggest event of the week in the streaming world (and perhaps the whole year), this original 2016 recording of the cast of the musical Hamilton arrives on Disney Plus on Friday, July 3rd. It is the story of the life of the founding father of the United States and of the economic key figure Alexander Hamilton, and it is the greatest theatrical phenomenon of the last ten years or so. This version of the film lasts 160 minutes and you may want to watch it on the largest TV possible for maximum effect. Prepare to have these songs on your mind for months.
Hamilton has been streaming on Disney Plus since July 3rd. How to watch Hamilton online
Hanna season 2 (Amazon Prime)
The Amazon Prime series based on the eponymous film returns this week. Hanna talks about a young woman who has been imbued with superhero skills. In Season 2, Hanna (Esme Creed-Miles) heads to the Meadows, a secret facility disguised as a school where girls like her are created by a mysterious organization. His goal now is to bring the Meadows out from the inside. Eight new episodes are falling this week.
Streaming on Amazon Prime Video from July 3rd
Warrior Nun (Netflix)
Based on a cult comic from the 90s called Warrior Nun Areala, this buffy-looking show is about a young woman who wakes up in a morgue with supernatural powers. He then joins a clique of warrior nun called The Order of the Cruciform Sword, whose goal is to protect the world from any threat. Aside from the ridiculous premise, expect a mix of teenage action and romance. If nothing else, Warrior Nun has an excellent slogan: “F * cks given? Nun.”
Streaming on Netflix from July 2nd
Unresolved mysteries (Netflix)
Unsolved Mysteries is a classic American television program about alleged “paranormal” activities and other adjacent types of crimes involving murders and disappearances. Netflix has resumed the show for what it is actually the second time, with the previous incarnation aired just over a decade ago. This, however, has a more international focus and is produced by Stranger Things director Shawn Levy. Hopefully it’s done with taste, given the controversial topic.
Streaming on Netflix from July 1st
Ju-On: Origins (Netflix)
You’re probably familiar with the Ju-On horror franchise through the mostly bad movies of The Grudge, the most recent of which came out in January this year. This Netflix show is the first television adaptation of the series and sees a paranormal investigator controlling an old spooky house where something terrible happened to the mother and daughter who once lived there. Our advice to the protagonist: don’t go to that house.
Streaming on Netflix from July 3rd
The name “Desperados” probably doesn’t make you think of a romantic comedy, but here we are. This is the latest in a seemingly infinite amount of original films that Netflix hid in its vault before world production halted.
The idea behind Desperados is wild: a woman meets her perfect man and thinks she is a ghost after they sleep together and he doesn’t call her. As revenge, he sends him an incredibly angry email, destined to burn that bridge once and for all.
But, twist! It turns out he was in a car crashand that’s why he didn’t answer. Together with his friends, he heads to Mexico to delete the email from his phone before he has a chance to read it.
Desperados is … surprisingly complicated. The cast includes Nasim Pedrad, New Girl’s Lamorne Morris and Robbie Amell.
Streaming on Netflix from July 3rd