One of the more intriguing new shows coming up this month is a Brazilian adaptation to Dead Set, Charlie Brooker’s (Black Mirror) mini-series. Based on its trailer it’ll perfect for fans who like Black Mirror’s darkness, but also to those who’ve had enough of it and are looking for a lighter watch.
Reality Z is a wild black comedy, which tells a story that’s become shockingly relevant in the Covid19 era: participants of a reality show called “Olimpo” (a fictive version of Big Brother) discover that a zombie apocalypse is taking place outside of their home, and that the confinement imposed upon them as part of the show, makes them the last survivors on earth.
1 season, 10 episodes, June 10
An Italian supernatural thriller about Anna, a woman returning to Curon, the town where she grew up, with her teenage twins.
When Anna mysteriously disappears, the kids set out on a journey exposing all the dark secrets hiding below the town’s calm surface, and revealing a side of their family they have never seen before.
1 season, 7 episodes, June 10
Floor is Lava
Remember ‘the floor is lava’, the game we played when we were young? Netflix took it one step further with a sports reality show a-la Ninja Warrior, which follows the same rule:
in each episode, contestants will try to complete an obstacle course where they’ll have to hang, skip and jump over various hurdles without touching the floor for a second – because, just like when we were kids, touching the floor means elimination.
1 Season, June 19
A new documentary series about the unique, bizarre and thrilling sports traditions around the world, from voodoo wrestling in Congo to roller derby in Texas.
We admit that the premise sounds a little dull, but that’s also what we thought about Tiger King before we were introduced to Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin.
1 season, June 26
Following the success of the charming Nailed It!, Netflix bring us another wacky reality cooking completion.
A joint-production with Britain’s Channel 4, the concept is still a little bit vague but is expected to take the usual boring dishes we consume every day and inspire viewers to make them 'crazy delicious'. With an emphasis on crazy, we hope.
1 season, 6 episodes, June 24