When I put together this latest list of broadcast news this week, I noticed a theme running through the picks: evil women. There’s a documentary about crime-solving writer Michelle McNamara, a series based on a manga comic about a warrior nun (yeah, seriously!), And of course Sisters Schuyler, Angelica and Eliza from Hamilton.
I’m going to go dark (HBO, June 28)
This six-part documentary series follows the remarkable story of the late writer Michelle McNamara and her research on The Golden State Killer, who terrorized California for years in the mid-1970s and 1980s. Vulture He calls it “hard and ultimately inspiring work on how life drives you crazy and you just have to get through it somehow, dealing with sadness and regret and PTSD because you have no choice.” Based on McNamara’s book, which was unfinished at the time of his death (his widower, comedian Patton Oswalt, helped complete the job), I’ll be gone in the dark no wonder it focuses not on the killer himself but on McNamara’s determination to bring him to justice.
Warrior Nun (Netflix, July 2)
Ars Technica describes the new Netflix series Warrior Nun like Buffy the Vampire Slayer I have religion “and that is enough to arouse my interest if we are honest:” mystical portals to heaven (and / or hell)? Check. Rough nuns immersed in martial arts? Check. A young love interest in Ava? Check. Lots of demon killings and a little comic relief? Check. “Based on the manga series” Warrior Nun Areala “, the program focuses on a girl who fights against the forces of evil on behalf of the ancient Order of the Cruciform Sword. Alba Baptista, Tristan Ulloa and Sylvia De Fanti they star.
Hanna, season two (Amazon Prime, July 3)
Hanna, the teenager raised in seclusion and trained to be a super soldier, returns for a second season. The first season was based on the 2011 film of the same name starring Saoirse Ronan; the broadcast version stars Esme Creed-Miles as the title character, who experiences a kind of role change in the second season after the [spoiler alert] death of his father Erik at the end of the first season. Den of Geek He says Hanna the second season “effectively combines the coming-of-age drama genre with the suspense and espionage genre.”
Hamilton (Disney Plus, July 3)
Maybe you’ve been offline / living in a cave for the past five years and not aware of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical about ten-dollar founding father Alexander Hamilton? Disney Plus decided to release its film version, which includes live performances of the original Broadway cast, this summer instead of waiting for its original theatrical release date of October 2021. It will give to those who were unable to obtain tickets to the show (at The chance to see Miranda as Hamilton, Leslie Odom Jr. as Burr, Daveed Diggs as Jefferson and Phillipa Soo as Eliza was seriously sold out forever. Not exactly in the room where it happened, but quite close.