June 2021 brings the stateside premieres of 31 new and returning series, seasons, and films from the UK and Canada, as well as additional titles headed to streaming and linear TV.
For updates about shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the British TV Viewing Guide.
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The Syndicate: Double or Nothing (UK)
In this drama’s fourth season, the owners of Woodvale Kennels announce they are selling the business, devastatating staff members Keeley (Katherine Rose Morely, Last Tango in Halifax), Jake (Kieran Urquhart, Vera), Roxy (Taj Atwal, Line of Duty), Gemma (Liberty Hobbs, Grey’s Anatomy), and Colette (Emily Head, The Inbetweeners). With uncertainty about their jobs, the weekly lottery looks like their only lifeline. Costarring Neil Morrissey (Line of Duty), The Syndicate: Double or Nothing, a BritBox Original series, premieres in North America with its first of six episodes on Tuesday, June 1, exclusively on BritBox. New episodes debut weekly.
Village of the Missing (Canada)
The titular village in this documentary is the LGBTQ neighborhood, The Village, in Toronto, from which several men vanished between 2010 and 2017 — eight of whom were found to be victims of serial killer Bruce McArthur. This film explores the untold immigrant stories of The Village and McArthur’s victims, and how he was able to avoid arrest for nearly a decade. Village of the Missing premieres in the US on Tuesday, June 1, on Sundance Now.
Kim’s Convenience: Season 5 (Canada)
The fifth season of this award-winning sitcom about the Kim family, Korean-Canadian convenience store owners in Toronto, is its last. In the final 13 episodes, mom Umma (Jean Yoon, Orphan Black) is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, dad Appa (Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, The Mandalorian) finds marijuana in the house, son Jung (Simu Liu, Taken) goes to L.A. for a Raptors/Clippers game, and daughter Janet (Andrea Bang, A Million Little Things) tries to boost her reputation. Kim’s Convenience: Season 5 premieres in the US on Wednesday, June 2, on Netflix.
In this psychological horror film, Isaac, a lone drifter with partial memory loss, accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga, for a few days. But there’s a caveat: He must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Trapped and at Olga’s mercy, Isaac begins to discover secrets in the house that coincide with the terrifying resurgence of his own memory. Caveat, a Shudder Original Film, premieres in the US on Thursday, June 3, exclusively on Shudder and the AMC+ streaming bundle.
We Are Lady Parts (UK)
Written and directed by RTS award winner Nida Manzoor (Enterprice, Doctor Who), this comedy series follows the members of Lady Parts, an all-female, Muslim, British punk rock band — as seen through the eyes of Amina Hussein (Anjana Vasan, Hang Ups), a geeky PhD student recruited to be the lead guitarist. We Are Lady Parts, a Peacock Original series, premieres in the US on Thursday, June 3, exclusively on Peacock.
Feel Good: Season 2 (UK)
In the second and final season of this comedy-drama, Mae (Mae Martin, Baroness Von Sketch Show) tries to reconnect with George (Charlotte Ritchie, Ghosts) — and herself — after her relapse, and begins to realize that she will have to face her past in order to move forward. Costarring Lisa Kudrow (Friends), Feel Good: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, June 4, exclusively on Netflix.
This historical drama, which follows the life and rise of Livia Drusilla (Kasia Smutniak, Devils), the powerful wife of Roman emperor Augustus Caesar, features a stellar cast that includes Liam Cunningham (Game of Thrones), Christine Bottomley (In the Club), and Matthew McNulty (The Bay). Domina premieres in the US on Sunday, June 6, at 10 PM ET, on Epix.
War of the Worlds: Season 2 (UK-France-US)
Based loosely on the H. G. Wells novel, the new season of this sci-fi series opens six months after Emily (Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People) disappeared onto an alien ship (in Season 1). The London survivors have set up a resistance base from which they plan to fight back against the human-looking aliens, and the desperation to survive leads folks to contemplate sacrificing one of their own. Starring Gabriel Byrne (ZeroZeroZero), Léa Drucker (The Bureau), and Natasha Little (Breathless), War of the Worlds: Season 2, an Epix Original series, premieres in the US on Sunday, June 6, at 9 PM ET, on Epix.
Climate Change: Ade On the Frontline (UK)
In this 3-part docuseries, Ade Adepitan travels to places on the frontline of climate change and scours the globe for solutions — the natural and technological fixes that can help us slow the rate of decline and adapt to shifts already taking place. Climate Change: Ade On the Frontline premieres in the US on Monday, June 7, exclusively on BBC Select.
Wainwright Walks: Series 2 (UK)
Armed with Wainwright Pictorial Guides, Julia Bradbury sets out on more walks in the Lakeland Fells, exploring the stunning landscape that inspired the late Alfred Wainwright to produce his beautifully-crafted guidebooks while aerial cameras track her over mountains and waters. Wainwright Walks: Series 2 premieres in the US on Monday, June 7, on Acorn TV. (Video is from Series 1)
Intelligence: Season 2 (UK)
Following his near-extradition back to the US at the end of Season 1, NSA agent Jerry Bernstein (David Schwimmer, Friends) is on the back foot until it’s revealed that the Russians have a cyberweapon that Jerry was instrumental in developing, and his intel becomes vital to national, if not international, security. Costarring series creator Nick Mohammed (Uncle), Intelligence: Season 2, a Peacock Original series, premieres in the US on
Tuesday, June 8 Thursday, June 17, exclusively on Peacock.
Murder, Mystery and My Family: Season 4 + Murder, Mystery and My Family: Case Closed?: Season 2 (UK)
In this award-winning true-crime docuseries, British criminal barristers Sasha Wass and Jeremy Dein (pictured) re-investigate historical murder cases, and revisit some of these cases in the companion Case Closed? series. Both Murder, Mystery and My Family: Season 4 and Murder, Mystery and My Family: Case Closed?: Season 2 premiere in North American on Tuesday, June 8, exclusively on BritBox. (Photo courtesy of BritBox)
Rose West: Born Evil? (UK)
This documentary tells the story of English serial killer Rose West. Using first-hand accounts from neighbors, teachers, friends, and relatives who knew her as a child, the film goes through the key turning points in her upbringing, the psychopathic tendencies she presented in later life, and the heinous crimes she would go on to commit. Rose West: Born Evil? premieres in the US on Tuesday, June 8, on Sundance Now. (Photo Credit: Kalel Productions/Sundance Now)
Street Legal (Canada)
A revival of the 1987-1994 series, this law drama follows the professional and private lives of a group of ambitious law partners at a startup boutique law firm in Toronto. (For further details, read this article.) Street Legal premieres in the US on Tuesday, June 8, at 12:30 AM ET (Monday, June 7, 9:30 PM PT), on Ovation TV.
Flack: Season 2 (UK)
This dramedy’s second season sees celebrity PR exec Robyn (Anna Paquin, The Affair) starting to put her life back together after her myriad addictions in Season 1. While rebuilding her relationship with her sister and keeping her clients out of the headlines, she must also face an unexpected revelation head-on. Flack: Season 2, an Amazon Original Series, premieres in the US on Friday, June 11, exclusively on Prime Video.
Timewasters: Season 1 (UK)
This comedy series centers on the members of a struggling four-piece jazz band in South London, who time travel via an elevator in a dilapidated block of flats. Starring Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Uncle), Kadiff Kirwan (The Stranger), Adelayo Adedayo (Some Girls), and Samson Kayo (Truth Seekers), Timewasters: Season 1 premieres in the US in its entirety on Friday, June 11, exclusively on IMDb TV.
Trooping the Colour 2021 (UK)
Every year a great display of military precision and entertainment fills the streets of London on a parade route starting at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. Tune in this year for Her Majesty’s 95th birthday celebration! Trooping the Colour 2021 will stream in North America on Saturday, June 12, on BritBox.
The Real Manhunter (UK)
In this true-crime docuseries, former DCI Colin Sutton (played by Martin Clunes in Manhunt) revisits cases that he led during his three decade police career, including many of the most high-profile and successful murder investigations of his generation. (For further details, read this article.) The Real Manhunter premieres in the US on Monday, June 14, exclusively on Acorn TV.
This thriller sees Rebecca (Elaine Cassidy, The Paradise) and Sam (Tom Meeten, The Ghoul) living an idyllic life in their luxurious coastal house, until two teens break in and Sam kills one in a rage. It wasn’t self defense, so the couple hatch a plan to get away with the murder and seem to succeed at first. But as the investigation heats up, their cover-up starts to unravel. Intruder premieres in North America on Tuesday, June 15, exclusively on BritBox. (Pictured L-R: Helen Behan as Angela, Tom Meeten as Sam, Syed Khalil as Sonny, Elaine Cassidy as Rebecca — Photo courtesy of BritBox)
Workin’ Moms: Season 5 (Canada)
The new season of this comedy finds Anne (Dani Kind, Wynonna Earp) and her family moving to Calgary, where she gets a new job. Kate (Catherine Reitman, Black-ish) feels the pressure to land a big client, Frankie (Juno Rinaldi, Arrow) needs to make amends at work, and Jenny (Jessalyn Wanlim, Orphan Black) discovers her secret office romance might not be what she expected. Workin’ Moms: Season 5, a Netflix Original series, premieres in the US on Tuesday, June 15, exclusively on Netflix.
Based on David Nicholls‘s novel of the same name, this drama follows Douglas (Tom Hollander, Baptiste) and Connie Petersen (Saskia Reeves, Belgravia) and their son Albie (Tom Taylor, Doctor Foster) during the family’s grand tour of Europe — which happens before Albie heads off to art college, and after Connie tells Douglas she wants out of the marriage. Us premieres in the US on Sunday, June 20, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings).
Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast (UK)
The Coast to Coast Walk, which links three national parks that lie between the Irish Sea and the North Sea, was Alfred Wainwright’s last great venture and has become his greatest legacy. In this edition of Wainwright Walks, aerial cameras follow Julia Bradbury as she walks from the Pennines, over the breathtakingly rugged North York Moors, and across to the magical Robin Hood’s Bay. Wainwright Walks: Coast to Coast premieres in the US on Monday, June 21, on Acorn TV.
The World’s Greatest Paintings (UK)
In this 10-part docuseries, award-winning journalist Andrew Marr examines the stories behind ten of the most famous works of art ever created — starting with Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. The World’s Greatest Paintings premieres in the US on Monday, June 21, exclusively on BBC Select.
Inside No. 9: Season 6 (UK)
This award-winning dark comedy anthology series from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith returns with more stories related to the number 9 and a stellar cast of guest stars that includes Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones), Sian Clifford (Fleabag), Adrian Dunbar (Line of Duty), Lindsay Duncan (Black Mirror), Paterson Joseph (Noughts + Crosses), and Derek Jacobi (Last Tango in Halifax). Inside No. 9: Season 6 premieres in North America on Tuesday, June 22, exclusively on BritBox.
This Is Pop (Canada)
In this documentary, unfamiliar histories take center stage as hit makers — from ABBA to T-Pain — explore dimensions of pop music that you never knew existed. This Is Pop, a Netflix Documentary, premieres in the US on Tuesday, June 22, exclusively on Netflix.
Innocent: Series 2 (UK)
Katherine Kelly (Cheat) stars in the new season of this anthology mystery drama as Sally Wright, a former teacher newly-released from prison after serving 5 years for the murder of a student. She’s now a free woman, but who really killed the teen? (For further details, read this article.) Innocent: Series 2 premieres in the US with its first episode (of four) on Thursday, June 24, exclusively on Sundance Now and the AMC+ streaming bundle. New episodes debut weekly. (Pictured: Katherine Kelly as Sally, Laura Rollins as Paine | Photo Credit: Steffan Hill/Sundance Now)
The A List: Season 2 (UK)
In the new season of this mystery drama, a group of teens find their friendship and courage tested on a mysterious island where the dead never die. The A List: Season 2, a Netflix Original series, premieres globally on Friday, June 25, exclusively on Netflix. (Video is from Season 1)
Vicious Fun (Canada)
In this 1980s-set comedy-horror film, Joel (Evan Marsh, Northern Rescue), a caustic film critic for a national horror magazine, finds himself unwittingly trapped in a self-help group for serial killers. He has no choice but to blend in with them, lest he become their next victim. Vicious Fun, a Shudder Original Film, premieres in the US on Tuesday, June 29, exclusively on Shudder and the AMC+ streaming bundle.
Sophie: A Murder in West Cork (UK)
This true-crime docuseries centers on the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier (pictured), a French film and TV producer found dead outside her holiday home in West Cork in 1996. Sophie: A Murder in West Cork, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Wednesday, June 30, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.) (Photo courtesy of Netflix)
Kiwi actor and comedian Rose Matafeo (Dead Pixels) wrote and stars in this comedy series as Jessie, a millennial living in East London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous film star Tom (Nikesh Patel, Indian Summers). Starstruck premieres in the US on HBO Max (date tba).
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Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (UK)
Narrated by BAFTA winner Bill Nighy (Love Actually), this new docuseries continues the tale of survival centered on three families of meerkats descended from the legendary matriarch, Flower. Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty has its linear TV debut on Saturday, June 5, at 8 PM ET, on BBC America. New episodes debut weekly. (The series is available for streaming on AMC+.) (Photo: Meerkats Isreal, Belphagor, Munchkin, Luther | Photo Credit: Caroline Hawkins/BBC America)
A Discovery of Witches: Season 2 (UK)
Based on Deborah Harkness‘s best-selling “All Souls” novels, Season 2 of this fantasy series sees Matthew (Matthew Goode, Downton Abbey) and Diana (Teresa Palmer, Hacksaw Ridge) hiding in time in Elizabethan London, where they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. As their romance faces new threats, Diana’s unleashed magic takes a dark turn while Matthew struggles to re-inhabit the dangerous life he led over 400 years ago. A Discovery of Witches: Season 2 has its linear TV debut on Sunday, June 27, at 7 PM ET, on AMC. New episodes debut weekly on Sundays at 8 PM ET.
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (UK)
Adapted from Muriel Spark‘s novel of the same name, this 7-part drama stars Geraldine McEwan (Agatha Christie’s Marple) as Jean Brodie, an imperious, unorthodox teacher in 1930s Edinburgh who endeavors to fill her students, all impressionable young girls, with a love of art and as much self-confidence as she possesses. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie begins streaming Monday, June 14.
Proof: Series 1 & 2 (Ireland)
Finbar Lynch (Breathless) stars in this thriller as Terry Corcoran, a journalist who discovers the connection between a small-time thief’s murder and the death of a crooked accountant in the first season. In the second, he investigates the deaths of two scientists who had worked for an Irish pharmaceutical giant. Costarring Orla Brady (The South Westerlies), Proof: Series 1 & 2 begin streaming Monday, June 28.
Our House (Canada)
In this remake of the 2010 film Ghost from the Machine, this horror movie is about a young genius who accidentally invents a device that amplifies the paranormal activity within his family’s house — possibly bringing back the spirits of loved ones, and unleashing things far worse. Our House begins streaming Wednesday, June 2, on AMC+ and IFC Films Unlimited.
The Quiet One (UK)
Featuring never-before-seen home movies and photographs, this documentary offers a unique, behind-the-scenes look at the highs and lows of the life and career of Bill Wyman, former founding member of the Rolling Stones and renaissance man of rock and roll. The Quiet One begins streaming Wednesday, June 2, on AMC+ and IFC Films Unlimited.
The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (UK)
This documentary reveals the behind-the-scenes story of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, featuring rare archive footage, eyewitness accounts of participants, and unique knowledge from historical experts. The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II begins streaming Friday, June 11.
Our Queen (UK)
Timed to her official 95th birthday on June 12, this feature-length documentary provides an in-depth portrait of Elizabeth II during her Diamond Jubilee year. Prince Charles and other members of the royal family share their stories, providing insights into the Queen’s life over an important and busy 12 months filled with celebrations. Our Queen begins streaming Friday, June 11.
Weird Wonders of the World (UK)
This natural history docuseries takes viewers on a fascinating journey to answer some of the strangest questions on the planet — from the sun’s effect on classical music, to the commonalities between goats and spiders. Weird Wonders of the World begins streaming Sunday, June 13.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Netflix.
Downton Abbey (UK)
This mega-hit British period drama series follows the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. Starring Hugh Bonneville (Paddington), Elizabeth McGovern (War of the Worlds), and Maggie Smith (Harry Potter), amongst many others, Downton Abbey begins streaming Tuesday, June 1.
Titles in this section begin streaming on the dates shown below on Prime Video.
Man in an Orange Shirt (UK)
One of my favorite new shows of 2018, this drama from best-selling novelist Patrick Gale tells two love stories that chart the challenges and changes to gay lives from World War II to the present. Starring Vanessa Redgrave (Julia), Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House), James McArdle (Mare of Easttown), and Julian Morris (Hand of God), Man in an Orange Shirt begins streaming as a no-additional-charge title for Amazon Prime members on Prime Video from June 1-30.
Britannia: Season 2 (UK)
Set two years after the Roman invasion of Britain in 43AD (in Season 1), Season 2 of this historical-fantasy drama finds the Celts and Druids trying to overthrow General Aulus Plautius (David Morrissey, The City and the City), while Cait (Eleanor Worthington-Cox, The Enfield Haunting) and Phelan (Julian Rhind-Tutt, Harlots) work to fulfill prophecies, and a dead man awakens. Britannia: Season 2 begins streaming Friday, June 4, on Prime Video.
In this documentary, director Jeanie Finlay charts a transgender man’s path to parenthood after he decides to carry his child himself. The pregnancy prompts an unexpected and profound reckoning with conventions of masculinity, self-definition, and biology. Seahorse begins streaming Monday, June 14.
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Ireland-UK)
Electrifying concert performances and intimate, personal footage showcase the life and talent of singer and actress Grace Jones in this documentary. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami begins streaming Monday, June 21.
For details about the June premieres of shows from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place. For those about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place.
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