The big-spending golden age of streaming is over, and as 2024 begins, services like Netflix, Disney, and Prime Video are cutting back production, raising prices, and piling on ads. Still, even if there aren’t quite as many new shows and movies to add to your binge-watching menu as the past few years, there will still be some worth waiting for.
And even after a merger or two (with rumors of more to come), the list of streaming platforms is still long, including Netflix, Hulu, Paramount Plus, Prime Video, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, Peacock, Max, and a few others.
The new releases to look forward to include things like Constellation (Apple TV Plus, February 21st), Avatar: The Last Airbender (February 22nd, Netflix), The Regime (Max, March 3rd), Palm Royale (Apple TV Plus, March 20th), Fallout (April 12th, Prime Video), as well as new seasons or spinoffs of popular shows like Bridgerton, The Rings of Power, Yellowstone, The Mandalorian, Hacks, The Traitors, and many others.
Here are release dates, teaser info, and trailers for all the streaming movies and TV shows we’ll be watching in 2024:
Avatar: The Last Airbender is everything that’s disappointing about 狈别迟蹿濒颈虫’蝉 live-action cartoon shows
With its focus on thoughtful character development and exploration of difficult subject matter like genocide, 狈颈肠办别濒辞诲别辞苍’蝉 Avatar: The Last Airbender series set a new high bar for children’s TV. But despite its tonal maturity, Avatar was still very much a cartoon trying to delight you by playing to the strengths of the medium, which was perfectly suited for realizing the magical world that co-creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko dreamed up.?Read Article >
Watching 狈别迟蹿濒颈虫’蝉 new live-action Avatar series from executive producers Albert Kim and Dan Lin, it’s clear everyone involved with the show wants to be more than its infamously whitewashed cinematic predecessor, and in some cases, it succeeds. But for all of that good intention, the new Avatar is another example of Netflix turning a beloved animated property into something that feels deeply at odds with what people loved about the original.
It has been hard to pin down what sort of tone Lionsgate wanted to strike with its new Borderlands adaptation from director Eli Roth, but judging from the film’s first trailer, it seems as if the studio’s gunning for a Guardians of the Galaxy vibe.Read Article >
Based on the game series by the same name, Borderlands tells the story of alien outlaw Lilith (Cate Blanchett), a wanted woman from the planet Pandora who returns to her homeworld in search of a fabled vault rumored to be filled with invaluable treasures.
Feb 20Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hits Max next week.
You can start streaming the Aquaman sequel starting on Tuesday, February 27th.
As noted in my colleague Charles Pulliam-Moore’s review of the film, The Lost Kingdom has some stunning visuals, but it’s held back by a predictable storyline that makes it feel “like a product of the DCEU,” which has been plagued with issues over the past several years.
Slowly but surely, Apple TV Plus has morphed itself into arguably the premier destination for streaming science fiction. (Or at least streaming sci-fi not named Star Wars or Star Trek.) There are adaptations like Silo and Foundation; original stories like Invasion, For All Mankind, and Severance; and even a franchise spinoff with Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. There’s a nice range to the service’s offerings — and now it’s adding another flavor with the premiere of Constellation. In its first few episodes the show is dark, creepy, and will mess with your mind in a way that makes it just the thing for those already missing True Detective: Night Country.Read Article >
The first three episodes of Constellation premiere on February 21st, and they follow an astronaut named Jo (Noomi Rapace), who is part of a small crew working on the International Space Station. Also on board is a mysterious and experimental device from NASA — and the second it’s switched on for tests, all hell breaks loose. Something smashes into the ISS, and when Jo heads outside to do repairs, she swears she sees the body of an old cosmonaut. Eventually, the rest of the crew aboard the ISS are forced to evacuate due to the damage, while Jo stays behind to repair an escape pod and hopefully get back to Earth, too.
Marvel’s larger X-Men brand has evolved a lot during the almost 30 years since X-Men: The Animated Series went off the air, but the first trailer for Disney Plus’ new X-Men ‘97 show from executive producer Beau DeMayo will take you right back to the good old days when mutants reigned supreme.Read Article >
Picking up right after the events of X-Men: The Animated Series’ finale, X-Men ‘97 is set to continue the stories of all the mutants Charles Xavier left behind when he departed Earth to journey to the Shi’ar homeworld. In the new trailer, it’s clear that all of Xavier’s former students are still reeling from the loss of their beloved mentor, but even after all the times mutants have saved the world, humanity still hates their kind and is dead set on wiping the X-gene off the face of the Earth.?
Feb 13How to slay your dragon.
The latest trailer for 狈别迟蹿濒颈虫’蝉 Damsel has dangerous dragons, elaborate fantasy costumes, and Millie Bobby Brown getting tossed off a bridge. Which is to say: it looks like a blast. And the movie starts streaming pretty soon, hitting Netflix on March 8th.
Feb 12Netflix teases us with 48 seconds of F1: Drive to Survive.
Season six of 狈别迟蹿濒颈虫’蝉 Formula 1 docuseries (that all of the others are trying to copy) arrives on February 23rd, ready to recap last season’s action (and inevitable ending) that set up the offseason madness racing fans are currently dealing with.
We’ll see if it has any hints about Lewis Hamilton’s upcoming Ferrari switch, Guenther Steiner’s exit from Haas, or whatever is being investigated about Christian Horner. In the meantime, has anyone watched the NASCAR attempt, Full Speed?
Feb 11Why watch seven feature length films when you can watch a 90-second supercut?
Tom Cruise posted this 90-second streaming trailer cramming together his first seven Mission: Impossible movies, which are all on Paramount Plus after the most recent movie, Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning, hit the service on January 25th.
There’s plenty of time to catch up before Mission: Impossible 8, which won’t release until May 2025.
Another adaptation of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem will be streaming for English audiences. While 狈别迟蹿濒颈虫’蝉 3 Body Problem is set to premiere on March 21st, today, Peacock announced that it has acquired rights to the original Chinese adaptation, dubbed simply Three-Body. And it’s coming very soon — the series premieres on February 10th.Read Article >
Three-Body was produced by Tencent and originally premiered in China last year, and the Peacock version will be available in the original Chinese with English subtitles. Given that they’re adaptations, 3 Body Problem and Three-Body will follow the same story, but the Chinese adaptation appears to be much more expansive; it spans 30 episodes in total, compared to eight episodes for the Netflix series.
Disney has won the streaming competition for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour film. This afternoon the company announced that Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour (Taylor’s Version) will be available exclusively on the service starting March 15th.Read Article >
This is being billed as “the concert film in its entirety for the first time,” since this version will include “Cardigan” and four additional acoustic songs that weren’t part of the theatrical film or the video-on-demand rental, which itself tacked on several bonus tracks.
Feb 6Netflix continues to build out its 2024 lineup.
The streamer has been slowly revealing its slate of streaming TV and films, and now the focus is on Korea — a market where Netflix is investing quite a bit. Among this year’s Korean originals are new seasons of Squid Game, Sweet Home, and Hellbound; the historical drama Uprising, co-written by Oldboy’s Park Chan-wook; and a reality show where influencers compete “to find the one true content creator who generates the biggest buzz — by any means necessary.”
Feb 5Apple TV Plus’ run of sci-fi looks to continue in 2024.
The company just released its streaming lineup for the year, and it includes the haunting astronaut thriller Constellation (February 21st), a second season of The Big Door Prize (April 24th), and an adaptation of Dark Matter (May 8th). Unfortunately it looks like fans of Silo, Severance, and Hello Tomorrow will have to be patient.
- In the new trailer for Apple’s next Peanuts movie, it’s finally Franklin’s turn to be the star.
As big a deal as it was when Franklin became the first Black Peanuts character (in the wake of Martin Luther King’s assassination, mind you), it’s been rare to see him really meaningfully involved in the lives of Charlie Brown and his other friends.
But after years of being a essentially background character, Franklin’s about to get his due in an all-new Apple TV Plus animated special out February 16th.
Feb 1A brief taste of Squid Game season 2.
Netflix just revealed its upcoming slate for both TV shows and movies, and arguably the biggest reveal was that season two of Squid Game would premiere later in 2024. As part of the announcement, we got a handful of images from the new season — though there are still no real details on what the story will entail.
Jan 30Amazon’s Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy is coming to cure what ails you.
It feels like it’s only a matter of time until Amazon really starts pushing itself as a full-on healthcare provider for its millions of Prime subscribers.
In the meantime, though, the mega store / streaming platform’s gearing up for the February 23rd launch of The Second Best Hospital in the Galaxy, which feels a lot like the kind of show you’d check out while waiting in a doctor’s office.
Jan 24The new Avatar’s not the only thing hitting Netflix this February.
Obviously, 狈别迟蹿濒颈虫’蝉 new live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender is going to be one of the streamer’s bigger releases folks are talking about next month. But along with all the elemental bending, with movies like Ready Player One and Everything Everywhere All at Once are also headed to the platform.
We’re about a month away from the live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender on Netflix, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for a trailer.Read Article >
This clip is focused almost entirely on setting up Aang (played by Gordon Cormier) — the titular Avatar — as a young hero preparing to, well, save the world. It’s full of dramatic lines, some cool special effects, and at least one very cute critter. If nothing else, the trailer makes it seem like the live-action series will be a good entry point for newcomers who haven’t seen the animated series.
Jan 22Rick and Morty season 8 is still a ways out, but here’s another taste of The Anime.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the eighth season isn’t scheduled to premiere until 2024 .
But in the meantime, it seems that all of the show’s previous seasons are now on Max to stream, and this new clip from Rick and Morty: The Anime make it seem like it might be worth a watch when it debuts sometime this year.
The Marvels starts streaming on Disney Plus on February 7th, nearly three months after it had the lowest-grossing box-office debut in MCU history. This may give the Nia DaCosta-directed action-adventure film starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani a chance at a new life since it can tap into the built-in audience of other titles featuring its stars, including Ms. Marvel, WandaVision, and of course, Captain Marvel.Read Article >
It grossed about $84.5 million domestically and $121.6 million internationally (for a combined total of $206 million), according to Box Office MoJo.
Jan 22Here’s the trailer for Star Wars: The Bad Batch’s third and final season.
Disney announced the Clone Wars 蝉辫颈苍辞蹿蹿’蝉 renewal during its Celebration event last spring, and now fans can actually see it before it premieres on Disney Plus with three episodes starting February 21st.
Emperor Palpatine, Dr. Royce Hemlock, and Asajj Ventress make an appearance in this preview of the series that follows the vagabonding Clone Force 99’s movements after refusing to obey Order 66.
Jan 17Netflix is getting a bunch of classic movies.
First up in the “Milestone Movies” collection are some films from 1974, including Blazing Saddles, The Great Gatsby, and Chinatown.
Movies from 1984, 1994, 2004 will come to Netflix in April, July, and October, respectively, Netflix says in a press release.