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New to Netflix UK in June 2022: The best TV series releases to watch, from Borgen to The Umbrella Academy Season 3

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Your guide to all the new dramas, comedies, documentaries and more coming to Netflix UK in June 2022

Once again, a new month means new TV to watch – and on Netflix in particular, that means a deluge of originals, exclusives and old favorites to peruse.

It can be hard to figure out what’s coming to Netflix, so we’ve organized the streaming service’s June releases into a list of international dramas, comedies, documentaries, movies and series.

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Here’s your guide to everything new on Netflix UK in June, with some top picks highlighted to help you decide what to watch.

Top picks

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 | June 22

Emmy Raver-Lampman as Allison Hargreeves, Elliot Page, Tom Hopper as Luther Hargreeves, Aidan Gallagher as Number Five, David Castañeda as Diego Hargreeves and Robert Sheehan as Klaus Hargreeves (Credit: Netflix)

At its best, this anarchic, offbeat comic book drama is a welcome antidote to the more formulaic Marvel fare that dominates the genre. The new series sees the Umbrella Academy face off against the Sparrow Academy – their alternate timeline replacements – who promise to throw big personalities into even bigger matchups.

Borgen: Power & Glory | June 2

Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg in Borgen: Power & Glory (Credit: Mike Kollöffel/Netflix)

The much-loved Danish political drama returns after nearly a decade away, revisiting Birgitte Nyborg in a new post as foreign minister.

Man versus Bee | June 24

The Bee as Bee and Rowan Atkinson as Trevor in Man vs Bee (Credit: Netflix)

Rowan Atkinson returns for more burlesque capers. Every time he speaks in the trailer it’s slightly disorienting – nothing wrong with his voice in a drama, but for this sort of thing I just want him to express himself in surprised mumbles – but Man vs. Bee seems like a nicer equivalent to more Mister Bean.


Samuel Adewunmi in You Don’t Know Me (BBC/Snowed-In Productions)

Survive the summer | June 3

A rebellious American teenager finds family, friendship and the perfect wave after landing in a small Australian surf town in this tween drama series.

You don’t know me | June 17

Follows the defendant in a court case offering its own final statement – ​​it narrates, frames and ultimately anchors the crime drama that unfolds over the next four episodes, justifying tough choices that have become tougher as all the right options have come together. quickly evaporated. One of the best BBC dramas of 2021.

The Umbrella Academy | June 22

After ending the 1963 apocalypse, the Umbrella Academy returns to the present, convinced they’ve prevented the initial apocalypse and fixed that abandoned timeline once and for all – but things aren’t as they left them. . Enter Sparrow Academy: With an unidentified destructive entity wreaking havoc on the universe, the Umbrellas must convince Dad’s new and perhaps better family to help them fix what their arrival has done wrong.

The comedy

Ben Falcone as Clark Thompson and Melissa McCarthy as Amily Luck in God’s Favorite Idiot (Credit: Vince Valiutti/Netflix)

God’s Favorite Idiot | June 15

Mid-level tech support worker Clark Thompson (Ben Falcone) finds love with coworker Amily Luck (Melissa McCarthy) at the exact same time he becomes God’s unwitting messenger. Plus, there’s roller skating, a lake of fire, and an impending apocalypse.

Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual | June 21st

Standup special from one of the rising stars of American comedy.

Lovable but clumsy dad Trevor (Rowan Atkinson) lands a new job as a housekeeper at a luxurious mansion filled with priceless artwork, classic cars and an adorable dog called Cupcake. When a bee lands on the scene, can Trevor keep everything under control, or will their boisterous rivalry just lead to increasingly dire consequences?

The Upshaws Season 2 | June 29

Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps star in this multi-camera sitcom.


Jennifer Lopez at the Superbowl halftime show (Credit: Netflix)

Mr Good: Cop or crook? | June 2

Mr Good: Cop or crook? traces the incredible criminal case against Norway’s most notorious cop Eirik Jensen. The true crime series asks the question that has plagued the nation since his arrest in 2013: Is Eirik Jensen the best policeman in Norwegian history or is he in fact the biggest drug dealer Scandinavia has ever seen?

Be Gentle: Pray and Obey | June 8

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Rachel Dretzin gives viewers an in-depth look at the secret polygamous cult of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (FLDS) and the rise of self-proclaimed prophet Warren Jeffs. From forced early marriage and pregnancy to complete dismantling into an oppressive criminal cult during the reign of Warren Jeffs, the story reveals extraordinary bravery fighting against tyrannical control in modern America.

Jennifer Lopez: half-time | June 14

A documentary chronicling the career of Jennifer Lopez, with a particular focus on her iconic performance at the Super Bowl LIV halftime show.

web of make-believe: death, lies and the Internet | June 15

A six-part documentary anthology about people caught in a dark and twisted web of modern disinformation and digital deception. The series explores the aftermath of “SWATing,” takes a chilling trip down the rabbit hole of white supremacy, joins a federal hunt for the suspect of a brazen IRS heist, and investigates a murder amidst interference. Russian election.

Sing, Dance, Play: Kabuki with Toma Ikuta | June 16

Follows Japanese actor Toma Ikuta’s challenge to the new kabuki and his 20-year friendship with kabuki star Matsuya Onoe.

The Martha Mitchell Effect | June 17

Watergate documentary about Martha Mitchell, wife of Nixon’s attorney general and vocal critic of the president at the start of the scandal. Mitchell was recently played by Julia Roberts in the drama Gaslit.

Civilian: Ben Crump | June 19

An intimate truthful look at the life of maverick civil rights lawyer Ben Crump as he challenges America to come to terms with what it owes its clients, including the families of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

What if we could look to the future to see how every aspect of our daily lives – from keeping pets and houseplants to what we eat and who we socialize with – will be impacted by technology? The Future Of will reveal surprising and personal predictions about the rest of our lives and the lives of generations to come.

Reality and light entertainment

Don’t touch the ground – it’s lava!! (Credit: Netflix)

Floor is Lava is back with bigger obstacles, higher stakes, and even hotter lava. New this season – a huge, very slippery volcano that takes the competition to the next level.

Rhythm + Flow France | June 9

French rappers freestyle, fight and write to win a groundbreaking €100,000 prize in a series of music competitions judged by Niska, Shay and SCH.

Snowflake Mountain | June 22

A group of clueless kidults who aren’t yet living to their full potential and put them to the test at a wilderness survival retreat to try and help them stand on their own two feet. At stake is a transformative cash prize for the lucky winner, but until then there’s no running water, no relatives to wait for them and, worst of all, no Wi-Fi.


Sidse Babett Knudsen as Birgitte Nyborg in Borgen: Power & Glory (Credit: Mike Kollöffel/Netflix)

Borgen – Power and Glory | June 2

Birgitte Nyborg is the new foreign minister when a drilling company suddenly discovers oil in Greenland. This begins an international power struggle in the Arctic, and it forces Nyborg to repeatedly accept that as far as international superpowers go, Denmark is a minor player – and somewhat unruly at that…

As the crow flies | June 3

Asli tries to fly like the crow, instead of relying on the merit of hard work to be able to climb the stairs. Can Asli win or lose with New World methods? Will she reach the top and be the most famous person on the table?

The wrath of God | June 15

As she obsessively fights to save her sister Valentina, Luciana finds herself at the crossroads between sanity and death.

Love & Anarchy Season 2 | June 16

Recently divorced Sofie tries to create a life for herself and Max, but personal and professional crises make it difficult to make sense of love, life, and self.

The relics of an ancient alien civilization on Earth hold dangerous powers. The Spriggan agents of the ARCAM corporation must keep them out of the wrong hands.

Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space | June 24

A Korean spin-off/remake of the popular Spanish series Money Heist.

Netflix Original Movies

Chris Hemsworth plays Abnesti in Netflix’s new hit Spiderhead, which sees two inmates make a connection as they grapple with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a visionary who experiments on his subjects with mind-altering drugs.

An army captain must use her years of tactical training and military expertise when a simultaneous coordinated attack threatens the remote missile intercept station she commands. With Elsa Pataky and Luke Bracey.

New movie from Adam Sandler. After discovering a once-in-a-lifetime player with a checkered past overseas, an unlucky basketball scout takes it upon himself to bring the phenom to the United States without his team’s approval. Against all odds, they have one last chance to prove they have what it takes to succeed in the NBA.

Based on a true story. Four women from different backgrounds forge an unbreakable sisterhood as they are trapped and hidden during the genocide in Rwanda.

Two inmates bond while grappling with their pasts in a state-of-the-art penitentiary run by a brilliant visionary who experiments with mind-altering drugs on his subjects. Chris Hemsworth, Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett star.

The Toronto Man | June 24

A case of mistaken identity arises after a failed sales consultant and the world’s deadliest assassin, known only as The Man from Toronto, meet at a vacation rental. Kevin Hart, Woody Harrelson and Kaley Cuoco star.

Old favorites

Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Laura Rose and Edward Norton as Lionel Essrog in Motherless Brooklyn (Credit: Warner Bros)

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014) | June 1

Benicio Del Toro stars as notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar in this crime biopic.

Run Fatboy Run (2007) | June 1

Simon Pegg tries to win back his fiancé Thandiwe Newton by running a marathon in this romantic comedy directed by David Schwimmer.

Brooklyn Without a Mother (2019) | June 13

Edward Norton writes, directs, and stars in This Sleek Noir about a detective with Tourette who uncovers a corruption ring in New York City. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alec Baldwin and Willem Dafoe also star. (I really like this movie, I recommend it.)

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) | June 16

Rami Malek stars in this Oscar-winning Freddie Mercury biopic.