Like a lightning bolt from the sky, this week’s selections for what to watch are sure to leave a mark on your weekend watchlist. Along with the return of Shazam, we’re lassoing in a couple new seasons for two shows we know you love, and we’re lucky enough to get debut seasons for two new shows that we think you’re gonna love.
Among the reasons to watch is that this one features the return of Zachary Levi as Shazam, along with director David F. Sandberg. We’ll also see the whole “Shazamily,” as Levi calls it, in both their civilian and superhero forms, which were introduced in the first film. And this time around, they’ll be facing quite the trio of villains in Helen Mirren as Hespera, Lucy Liu as Kalypso, and Rachel Zegler as Anthea — collectively known as the Daughters Of Atlas. Oh, and there may be some fun surprises for DCEU fans, too.
Where to Watch: In theaters
The mile-long list of reasons to watch this Apple TV+ show starts with its 11 total Emmy wins, including two for Best Comedy Series. And though we don’t have word yet on whether or not this will be the final season of the show, its creators have said that the story they set out to tell had a three-season arc, so this very well could be the end of something special. And if it’s not? Win-win for all of us.
Where to Watch: Apple TV+
Coming off a Certified Fresh first season, this fantasy series is back for eight more episodes with all of the main cast returning. That includes star Jessie Mei Li, whose Alina character has a magical power that could unite her world. Shadow and Bone is based on two bestselling young adult book series and a world created by author Leigh Bardugo, and while season 1 followed the first book of the same name, season 2 will mirror the book called Siege and Storm, with Alina crossing a big sea to try and start a new life. The bookworms out there know what we’re talking about.
Where to Watch: Netflix
The main reason to watch is that, returning to the network that housed his previous hits Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, Bob Odenkirk stars in this one as an English department chairman at an underfunded college who is trying to balance the madness of both his personal and professional lives. Aren’t we all?
Another reason to watch is that Odenkirk also serves as an executive producer for Lucky Hank along with others, including Peter Farrelly — yes, the Farrelly brother who won an Oscar for Green Book — who also directed the pilot for this series, and Paul Lieberstein, aka Toby from The Office, who was not only one of the lead writers on that show but also co-developed this one.
Where to Watch: AMC
If that hasn’t piqued your interest already, acting out those stories is an absolutely stellar cast headlined by Meryl Streep alongside names like Kit Harrington, Tobey Maguire, Diane Lane, Ed Norton, Heather Graham, and many more.
Where to Watch: Apple TV+
Hopefully our recommendations helped you fill up your entertainment calendar this weekend. Be sure to let us know in the comments what you watched, whether it was on this list or not!