What to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer this weekend

Orange Is the New Black

Escape the heatwave and enjoy some quality binge streaming time this weekend. Need some inspiration? Consider one of these just released Netflix, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer offerings…

Netflix

Orange is the New Black

‘Orange is the New Black’ returns

The long-awaited return of Orange is the New Black is finally here. The sixth season offers a major plot shake-up, as the Litchfield inmates are now at a new, far more terrifying prison. Facing brutal guards, new gangs and for several character potential homicide charges – this season of OITNB looks set to be its fiercest yet.

The Bleeding Edge

‘The Bleeding Edge’ takes a look at what happens when medical devices go wrong.

Not one for the faint of heart or squeamish, Netflix Originals documentary The Bleeding Edge examines the booming medical device company. With exclusive access to industry insiders and failed medical device victims, this terrifying documentary exposes how the rush for medical innovation can go very wrong and often at the expense of the patient.

Extinction

Billed as a big budget alien slasher, Michael Peña stars as a father haunted by nightmares about losing his family. This fear becomes a reality when a sinister alien force invades, forcing him to protect both his family and mankind from extinction.

El Chapo


The third and final season of Spanish language drama El Chapo has dropped on Netflix. The compelling series reenacts the rise and inevitable fall of real life Mexican cartel leader and drug lord El Chapo (Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera). Season three starts off with El Chapo at the height of his success, and over the course of the 13 hour episodes series the dramatic crumbling of his empire plays out.

Amazon Prime.

UnREAL

‘UnREAL’ comes to an end

The fourth and final series of series-within-a-series drama UnREAL is available to stream on Amazon Prime. The innovative series starring Shiri Abbleby and Constance Zimmer revolves around the cunning producers behind a The Batchelor style reality show. Series 4 will focus on an ‘Everlasting All-Stars’ production, for which several fan favourite characters will reprise their roles.

Highlander 

The first two seasons of cult 90’s series Highlander are now streamable on Amazon Prime. Highlander  is the television series spinoff of the 1985 movie of the same time, and tells the adventures of time travelling Duncan MacLeod, a 400-year-old immortal, who must hide his true identity from the world.

The Bold Type

Amazon Prime’s ‘The Bold Type’

New York fashion magazine set sitcom The Bold Type continues to drop a new episode each Wednesday this month. The frothy comedy drama currently boasts a 98% approval rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and has already been renewed for a third season.

iPlayer

Cardinal

All episodes of the first series of Canadian crime drama Cardinal are available to stream via iPlayer. The multi-awarding winning series is based on crime detective novels by Giles Blunt. Series one focuses on the murder investigation of a young girl, which gradually evolves into a shocking serial killer investigation.

Keeping Faith

‘Keeping Faith’ stars Eve Myles

The first three episodes of water-cooler BBC drama Keeping Faith are available to stream. The Welsh set mystery drama starring Eve Myles is about a woman’s plight when her husband mysteriously disappears.

House of Cards

BBC iPlayer has bought back classics like ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Pride and Prejudice’

BBC iPlayer has re-released multiple classic series this month including the iconic and original House of Cards. The 1990 four-part adaptation of Michael Dobbs’ novel stars Ian Richardson as the fictional Chief Whip of the Conservative Party, Francis Urquhart. This iconic series inspired the Kevin Spacey US politics based Netflix series of the same same.


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