By Mike Murphy
June on Netflix is more than just the shoulder season between seasons of “Stranger Things,” especially on the international front.
The cult hit British crime drama “Peaky Blinkers” (June 10), which aired in the U.K. earlier this year, returns for its sixth and final season. The violent exploits of the early-20th-century Birmingham gang pick up four years after we last saw them, with Prohibition over, fascism on the rise and Tommy (Cillian Murphy) turning to the lucrative opium trade.
Also among the international offerings: “Borgen — Power & Glory” (June 2), a new season of the acclaimed Danish political drama (and first since 2013) that finds former prime minister Birgitte (Sidse Babett Knudson) now the country’s foreign minister and dealing with an international crisis after oil is discovered in Greenland; and “Money Heist: Korea — Joint Economic Area” (June 24), a Korean reboot of the hit Spanish crime drama, about a gang of thieves who take over the mint of a newly reunified Korea.
Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX +2.91% also has the third season of one of its most popular shows, ”The Umbrella Academy” (June 22), which sees the young superheroes returning home (after time-traveling to stop an apocalypse in 1963 last season) only to clash with the rival Sparrow Academy.
Another YA drama that could be Netflix’s next big hit is “First Kill” (June 10), about a teenage vampire who falls in love with a vampire hunter, both eager to make their first kill.
Also on the Netflix menu: Season 2 of the dumb but fun competition show “Floor Is Lava” (June 2); the comedy-interview show “That’s My Time with David Letterman” (June 7); the Adam Sandler basketball drama “Hustle” (June 8); “Iron Chef: Quest for an Iron Legend” (June 15), as the iconic food competition starts a new era; and a new season of the family sitcom “The Upshaws” (June 29), starring Mike Epps and Kim Fields.
Here’s the complete list of what’s coming and going, as of May 25 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in June 2022
Date TBA Glamour GirlsLunana: A Yak in the Classroom
June 1 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyDear JohnDumb and DumberEdge of SeventeenEraserHis Dark Materials: The Golden CompassLean on MeLéon: The ProfessionalLife as We Know ItMission: ImpossibleMission: Impossible – Ghost ProtocolMission: Impossible IIMr. Bean’s HolidayNational Lampoon’s Christmas VacationSoul PlaneSteel MagnoliasThe Amazing Spider-ManThe BoyThe DepartedThe FighterThe Girl Next DoorThe Hurt LockerThe Players ClubTitanicTroyVegas VacationWe Are Marshall
June 2 Borgen — Power & Glory — Netflix Series
The DUFFYuri Marçal: Honest Mistake — Netflix Comedy
June 3 As the Crow Flies — Netflix SeriesFloor Is Lava: Season 2 — Netflix Series
Interceptor — Netflix FilmMr. Good: Cop or Crook? — Netflix DocumentaryThe Perfect Mother — Netflix SeriesSurviving Summer — Netflix FamilyTwo Summers — Netflix Series
June 5 Straight Up
June 6 Action Pack: Season 2 — Netflix FamilyBill Burr Presents: Friends Who Kill — Netflix Comedy
June 7 That’s My Time with David Letterman — Netflix Comedy
June 8 Baby Fever — Netflix SeriesGladbeck: The Hostage Crisis — Netflix DocumentaryHustle — Netflix Film
Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey — Netflix Documentary
June 9 Rhythm + Flow France — Netflix SeriesStand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration — Netflix Comedy
June 10 Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness — Netflix FilmCloset MonsterDirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute — Netflix ComedyFirst Kill — Netflix Series
Intimacy — Netflix SeriesPeaky Blinders: Season 6 — Netflix Series