By Mike Murphy
Here’s all you need to know: Netflix’s “Stranger Things” is back July 1, with Volume 2 of its fourth season.
“Stranger Things” returned in late May with seven supersized episodes, and will conclude Season 4 with two super-duper-sized episodes (1 hour and 25 minutes, and 2 hours and 30 minutes, respectively) as the teen heroes from Hawkins confront their latest big bad, Vecna, with the future of the world at stake. Expect a monstrous season finale, in every possible sense — and maybe even some more Kate Bush.
Believe it or not, Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX -1.64% has a few other, non-“Stranger Things” offerings as well.
Ryan Gosling stars in “The Gray Man” (July 22), a new action thriller from the Russo Brothers (“Avengers: Endgame”), as a CIA operative being hunted by assassins, co-starring Chris Evans, Regé-Jean Page and Ana de Armas. (It’ll also hit movie theaters a week earlier, on July 14.)
Jane Austen fans can look forward to “Persuasion” (July 15), starring Dakota Johnson and Cosmo Jarvis in an adaptation of the classic period romance. Lara Condor (“To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before”) has a new comedy series, “Boo Bitch” (July 8), about a goody-goody high school senior who decides to finally let loose only to suddenly find herself a ghost. Speaking of ghosts, Sandra Oh stars in the movie, “Umma” (July 16), as a single mom haunted by her dead mother. There’s also a new season of the small-town romantic drama “Virgin River” (July 20), and “Resident Evil” (July 14), a gory thriller based on the popular videogame series.
Netflix also has a solid crop of incoming movies, including “Boogie Nights,” “Catch Me If You Can,” “GoodFellas,” “Mean Girls” “Old School” and “Seven.”
And binge-watchers beware: All 12 seasons of “Criminal Minds” are leaving Netflix June 29, and the streaming service will also lose all seven seasons of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (July 1) and “30 Rock” (July 31).
Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going in July, as of June 29 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in July 2022
July 1 Stranger Things 4: Volume 2A Call to SpyBig DaddyBlue JasmineBoogie NightsCatch Me If You CanDeliveranceFalls Around HerFinal ScoreGoodFellasI Am LegendInsidiousLOLMean GirlsMiss Congeniality 2: Armed and FabulousNatural Born KillersOld SchoolPolice AcademySemi-ProSevenSnatchThe Dark Knight RisesThe Dirty DozenThe Pursuit of HappynessThe Talented Mr. RipleyThe TerminalVampiresWyatt EarpZero Dark Thirty
July 3 Blair Witch (2016)
July 4 Leave No Trace
July 6 Control Z: Season 3Girl in the PictureHello, Goodbye, and Everything in BetweenKing of StonksUncle From Another World
July 7 The Flash: Season 8Karma’s World: Season 3Vinland Saga: Season 1
July 8 Boo, Bitch
Capitani: Season 2Dangerous LiaisonsHow to Build a Sex Room
IncantationJewelThe Longest NightRanveer vs. Wild with Bear GryllsThe Sea Beast
July 10 12 Strong
July 11 For JojoValley of the Dead
July 12 Bill Burr: Live at Red RocksHow to Change Your Mind
My Daughter’s Killer
July 13 Big Timber: Season 2D.B. Cooper: Where Are You?!Hurts Like HellNever Stop Dreaming: The Life and Legacy of Shimon PeresSintonia: Season 3Under the Amalfi Sun