There’s limited new content available to stream this weekend but nevertheless, I’ve picked out some of the highlights including a Hawaiian themed remake of Doogie Howser, as well as an Amazon Original Series set during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.
Kate is a Netflix original action thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Woody Harrelson, Michiel Huisman and Tadanobu Asano. Kate follows an assassin who, after learning she has only 24 hours left to live after being poisoned, goes on a manhunt through the streets of Tokyo. The concept sounds fantastic and the trailer looks like great fun!
Where to watch: Netflix (available to stream 10th September)
Doogie Kamealoha follows 16-year old prodigy Lahela “Doogie” Kamealoha as she attempts to juggle her high school life in conjunction with her early medical career. The series is a medical comedy-drama and is based on the 1989-93 television series, Doogie Howser. The series is set in Hawaii and stars Peyton Elizabeth Lee as the titular character.
Where to watch: Disney+ (available to stream now)
SparkShorts: Twenty Something
SparkShorts are a series of independent animated short films produced by none other than Pixar Animation Studios. Twenty Something follows main protagonist Gia who finds herself caught amidst the challenges and insecurities of ‘adulting’. I’ve watched a number of SparkShorts over the years and they are all brilliant short films and this one sounds more resonating than ever!
Where to watch: Disney+ (available to stream 10th September)
Mumbai Diaries 26/11
Mumbai Diaries is an Amazon Original Series set against the backdrop of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The series is a medical thriller set in the emergency room of a government hospital and explores the challenges faced by the staff as well as the other first responders across the city. The trailer for the series looks intense, dramatic and gripping.
Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video (available to stream now)