What to watch this weekend: 7th-9th May 2021

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The weekend is nearly upon us and this weekend there are a host of new releases available across all of your favourite streaming services. I’ve picked out some of this weekend’s highlights including a new Netflix original superhero series, as well as an animated Star Wars series.

Jupiter’s Legacy

Jupiter’s Legacy is a superhero series starring Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels and Leslie Bibb and follows super-powered children, as they struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their superhero parents. There seems to be a new superhero series/movie out every week, but in fairness to Netflix, the trailer for Jupiter’s Legacy looks quite good. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the likes of Prime Video’s The Boys and Invincible.

Where to watch: Netflix (available to stream 7th May)

Monster

Monster is a Netflix original film starring Kelvin Harris Jr., Jennifer Hudson and John David Washington. The film follows a seventeen-year-old student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder. The film is based on the 1999 novel of the same name, by American author Walter Dean Myers.

Where to watch: Netflix (available to stream 7th May)

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

Of course, we couldn’t have a ‘May the 4th’ week without a feature from Star Wars! Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a new animated series which serves as a direct sequel to The Clone Wars series, following a unique squad of clones as they voyage across the galaxy. The first episode released on May the 4th and new episodes will be released every Friday.

Where to watch: Disney+ (available to stream now)

The Boy from Medellín

The Boy from Medellín is a documentary following Colombian reggaetón singer J Balvin as he prepares for his 2019 homecoming concert, amid intense political turmoil. The documentary is produced by Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman, and looks one of Colombia’s most popular and influential public figures.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video (available to stream 7th May)

What are you planning on watching this weekend? Let me know in the comments!

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