By Mike Murphy
Netflix has another loaded month of new releases in June, with the return of some of its most popular international series and a slew of original movies.
Highlights include the second part of Season 1 of the French gentleman-thief thriller “Lupin” (June 11), which debuted in January and became one of Netflix’s biggest hits ever ; Season 4 of the soapy Spanish teen drama “Elite” (June 18); and the fifth and final season of the beloved Canadian sitcom “Kim’s Convenience” (June 6).
There’s also “Sweet Tooth” (June 4), a series based on the comic about a hybrid deer-boy who sets off to explore a post-apocalyptic world; Season 2 of the dramedy “Feel Good” (June 4), Mae Martin’s series about a recovering addict and comedian; Season 5 of the comedy “Workin’ Moms” (June 15); and Season 2 of the dating show “Too Hot to Handle” (June 23).
Among the original films on tap, Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX -1.17% has “Awake” (June 9), a horror movie starring Gina Rodriguez as a mom trying to protect her kids after a mysterious event prevents people from falling asleep; “Wish Dragon” (June 11), an animated tale of a teen who meets a dragon, starring the voices of John Cho and Constance Wu; “Fatherhood” (June 18), with Kevin Hart in a dramatic role as a newly widowed father trying to raise his young daughter; and “The Ice Road” (June 25), an action movie starring Liam Neeson as an ice-road trucker on a dangerous mission.
Netflix will also add all three seasons of the underrated ABC hangout comedy “Happy Endings” (June 1), and will say goodbye to all three seasons of the bloody NBC thriller “Hannibal” (leaving June 4) and all eight seasons of the IFC sketch comedy show “Portlandia” (leaving June 9).
Here’s a compete list of what’s coming and going, as of May 19 (release dates are subject to change):
What’s coming in June 2021
Coming soon (Date TBA) Ali & Ratu Ratu Queens — Netflix FilmJiva! — Netflix Original SeriesRay — Netflix Original SeriesRecord of Ragnarok —Netflix AnimeSo Not Worth It — Netflix Original Series
June 1 AbductionAmerican OutlawsBad TeacherBlack Holes: The Edge of All We KnowCoComelon: A Sunny Day for PlayCradle 2 the GraveFlippedFools Rush InHappy Endings: Season 1Happy Endings: Season 2Happy Endings: Season 3I Am SamLove JonesMillion Dollar BabyNinja AssassinSeven Souls in the Skull Castle: Season Moon JogenSeven Souls in the Skull Castle: Season Moon KagenStand by MeStarsky & HutchStreets of FireSuper Monsters: Once Upon a Rhyme — Netflix FamilySwordfishThe Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: Season 1The Best ManThe Big LebowskiThe Wedding GuestThe WindWhat Women Want
June 2 2 HeartsAlone: Season 7Carnaval — Netflix FilmKim’s Convenience: Season 5
June 3 Alan Saldaña: Locked Up — Netflix Comedy SpecialCreator’s File: GOLD — Netflix Original SeriesDancing Queens — Netflix FilmPretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie: Part 1 and 2 — Netflix FilmSummertime: Season 2 — Netflix Original Series
June 4 Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet — Netflix DocumentaryFeel Good: Season 2 — Netflix Original Series
Sweet Tooth — Netflix Original SeriesTrippin’ with the Kandasamys — Netflix FilmXtreme — Netflix Film
June 5 Kitty Love: An Homage to Cats — Netflix Documentary
June 7 Vampire Academy
June 9 Awake — Netflix Film
Fresh, Fried & Crispy — Netflix Original SeriesLA’s Finest: Season 2Tragic Jungle — Netflix Film
June 10 A Haunted House 2Camellia SistersLocombianos — Netflix Original Series
June 11 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce): Season 2 — Netflix Original SeriesLupin: Part 2 — Netflix Original SeriesSkater Girl — Netflix FilmTrese — Netflix AnimeWish Dragon — Netflix Family
June 13 The Devil BelowPicture a Scientist