Next Week in TV 6/2: ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Returns and a new Vampire Begins his Hunt

By DRWHO42, Scott, & Alyssa

As we enter the summer months there is no slowing down with regard to exciting TV offerings. This week is an exceptional week for returning series and also a perfect opportunity to try out new offerings.

First up Sunday is the return of Fear the Walking Dead. Transmute Jun interviewed the cast during Wondercon and this upcoming season with see the return of a familiar face and also feature another crossover from the mothership series (click here to check out her article). Sunday evening will also see the return of Idris Elba as Detective Chief Inspector John Luther on BBC America. This fifth season has already aired in the UK earlier this year and based on the feedback we have seen this upcoming 5th season will be good.

If you want to try something new and interesting we recommend a new series which will debut Sunday evening on AMC titled NOS4A2. The series, based on the book by Joe Hill of the same name, stars Zachary Quinto as a vampire who preys on children. DRWHO42 obtained some insight from series showrunner Jami O’Brian during the 2018 AMC Summit and recently AMC has screened the series at WonderCon, C2E2, and Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC).

The brilliant limited HBO series Chernobyl ends this week. This series has been gripping from the start and if you have not checked it out we highly recommend giving it a shot as we anticipate the series has a good shot at collecting a few Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.

Wednesday will the night for streaming with Hulu and Netflix being your destination. First up will be the 3rd season premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale. Based on the trailer this is going to be an exciting season with a few tables which have been turned for a few of the main characters. Black Mirror will make its 5th season debut on Netflix.

As we wind down the week Netflix will be a great choice with the 3rd season premiere of Designated Survivor, which takes up its new residence on the streaming platform, and 3%.

The week ahead looks great and the conversation does not end there. Click here to join the conversation on the FoCC forum.

DRWHO42’s picks:
New: NOS4A2, Luther, Handsmaid Tale, Designated Survivor
On-going: The 100, iZombie, Killing Eve, Sabrina, Ultraman, Hanna
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Elementary, Voltron, Supernatural, iZombie, Lost in Space & Strike Back (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:
New: Fear The Walking Dead and Luther.
On-going: Chernobyl, iZombie, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cloak & Dagger, and Dragon Ball Super (Dub).
Binge / Stack: The Umbrella Academy, The Tick, The Hot Zone, Good Omens, and Swamp Thing.

Alyssa’s picks for Over-The-Air (OTA), HULU & Amazon Prime:
OTA New: Blood & Treasure, Elementary.
Stream: Handmaid’s Tale, Good Omens.
Binging/Stacked: Studying for finals!
Honorable mention: NOS4A2, It’s a slow build, intriguing series I hope to continue watching at some point.

Editor’s note: all times listed below are Eastern and Nerd/Geek interest are highlighted in PINK. Do note that Saturday is not listed; not enough ‘geek’ content.

Sunday, June 02, 2019
8:00 pm
THE CW Burden of Truth: Salesman, Cheats and Liars [2nd Season Premiere]
BBCA Luther [5th Season Premiere]
9:00 pm
REELZ Behind Closed Doors: Ghostbusters [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
PBS Downton Abbey: Downton Abbey Returns! [Two-Hour Special Presentation]
AMC Fear The Walking Dead: Here to Help [5th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
EPIX Perpetual Grace, Ltd: Eleven [Series Premiere]

Follows James, a young grifter, as he attempts to prey upon Pastor Byron Brown (Kingsley), who turns out to be far more dangerous than he suspects. Click here for more information.

FX The Weekly: The Education of T.M. Landry [Series Premiere; it’s About Real-Life Stories That Were Covered by the New York Times.]
10:05 pm
AMC NOS4A2: The Shorter Way [Series Premiere]

Charlie Manx (Zachary Quinto), a seductive immortal who feeds off the souls of children, has his whole world threatened when a young woman in New England discovers she has a dangerous gift. Click here for more information.

11:19 pm
AMC Talking Dead: Fear Edition: Here to Help [4th Season Premiere]

Monday, June 03, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Malibu Rescue [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

When a long list of shenanigans lands Tyler in hot water, he’s forced to suit up and spend his summer training for an elite junior lifeguard program. Click here for more information.

9:00 pm
HBO Chernobyl: Vichnaya Pamyat [Original Mini-Series Finale]

Tuesday, June 04, 2019
3:01 am
AMAZON Creative Galaxy [Complete Third Season Premiere]
10:30 pm
TBS The Last O.G.: Fight The Power [2nd Season Finale]

Wednesday, June 05, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX Black Mirror [Complete Fifth Season Premiere]
HULU The Handmaid’s Tale [3rd Season Premiere]
FREEFORM Grown-ish: Fake Love [2nd Season Summer Premiere]
THE CW My Last Days: Dave & Cast Member Conversation [3rd Season Finale]

Thursday, June 06, 2019

8:00 pm
HBO The Cold Blue [Special Presentation]

Directed by Erik Nelson (Dreams with Sharp Teeth, A Gray State), The Cold Blue takes an inside look at the daily life of men of the Eighth Air Force, who flew mission after deadly mission in World War II. Click here for more information.

10:00 pm
USA Queen of The South: Bienvenidos A Nueva Orleans [4th Season Premiere]

Friday, June 07, 2019
3:01 am
NETFLIX 3% [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Armistead Maupin’s Tales of The City [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Returning to San Francisco after a long absence, Mary Ann Singleton reunites with the community of characters at 28 Barbary Lane. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Chef Show [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Writer, director and food enthusiast Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi explore food in and out of the kitchen with accomplished chefs and celebrity friends. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Designated Survivor [Complete Third Season Premiere]
NETFLIX I am Mother [Feature Film Special Presentation]

Following humanity’s mass extinction, a teen raised alone by a maternal droid finds her entire world shaken when she encounters another human. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Pachamama [Feature Film Special Presentation]

When a sacred statue is taken from his Andean village, a spirited boy who dreams of becoming a shaman goes on a brave mission to get it back. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Super Monsters: Monster Pets [Special Presentation]
8:00 pm
Discovery Battlebots: [4th Season Premiere]
10:00 pm
CINEMAX Warrior: If You’re Going to Bow, Bow Low [1st Season Finale]

Mario Wario

Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.

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