Next Week in TV 8/30: Look up in the skies … The Boys takes flight!

By DRWHO42 & Scott C.

The week ahead in TV and streaming will be filled with many options to choose from, including the Disney+ (Premier Access) premiere of Mulan (Friday, September 4th), the return of The Boys on Amazon Prime (Friday, September 4th), and the intriguing new series from Ridley Scott titled Raised by Wolves (Thursday, September 3rd) on HBO Max.

The top highlight in the schedule for this week is a tie between Raised by Wolves and the return of The Boys. Ridley Scott’s foray into television kicks off this week with a series about a colony of children raised on an alien world by two androids. The Boys returns for its second season this week, which means we are very excited to see anti-supes gang once again, including the foul-mouthed Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and the heroes of The Seven including Homelander (Anthony Starr). The blog team got an early peek at season two, and we highly recommend reading our non-spoiler review by Miclpea (click here). Of course, we are already aware of the season three renewal, and we were also excited with the announcement that Jenson Ackles is joining the series next season. Lastly, both series above will follow the same release schedule with the first three episodes released this week in the morning, and shift to a weekly release schedule until their respective season finales.

Later in the week, Netflix’s latest drama, Away, a highly recommended series to watch by the blog, which stars Hillary Swank. It tells the story of astronauts on a three-year mission to Mars and the families they have to leave behind while on their mission of exploration. So, check it out when it is released the morning of September 4th.

While we generally write about TV, film productions have also been affected by the pandemic which resulted in delays of upcoming movie releases such as Tenet (which is finally out now in the U.K.; the United States on September 3rd, 2020) and Wonder Woman 1984 (the film itself is scheduled to be released this October 2nd, 2020). The studios have adapted with a shift in distribution to a straight-to-home model such as the recently release Bill & Ted Face the Music (see our review here). Disney’s Mulan, which was to be released this past March, will be made available on Disney+ this Friday morning for $29.99, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. Now, fans must also have a Disney+ subscription to watch the movie. Mulan will be made available for free to all Disney+ subscribers on December 4th, 2020.

Before we go, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the recent passing of actor Chadwick Boseman. The actor’s cancer fight was not publicly disclosed; and the news of his passing sent shock waves throughout the acting community as well as the world of fandom. As such, we should celebrate in what he did for the movie and fan communities. Great examples include his hosting of screenings of Black Panther for children, and what he brought to life on the big screen in films, including 42, Black Panther, Da 5 Bloods, Captain America: Civil War, and The Avengers movies: Infinity War and Endgame.

To commemorate Boseman’s role as Black Panther, ABC will air the commercial-free version of Black Panther on Sunday, August 30th, along with a tribute special. It all begins at 8 p.m. ET. Overall, rest in peace, Chadwick Boseman. We will never forget you, your works, and your great personality. Wakanda Forever!

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DRWHO42’s picks:

New: The Boys, Raised by Wolves, Away

On-going: Lovecraft Country, Biohackers, Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Coroner, The Rain, Brave New World, Cursed, Warrior Nun, NOS4A2, Perry Mason, The UnXplained, Doom Patrol, Stargirl

Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)

Mario Wario’s picks:

New: The Boys (Season Two), Mulan.

On-going: Lovecraft Country, Star Trek: Lower Decks.

Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]

Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.

Sunday, August 30, 2020
8:00 PM
MTV & The CW 2020 MTV Video Music Awards

ABC Special: Black Panther (commercial free movie along with tribute to Chadwick Boseman)

10:00 PM
SYFY Wynonna Earp: Holy War (Part Two) [4th Season Summer Finale]

Monday, August 31, 2020
3:01 AM
QUIBI Mapleworth Murders: Mrs. Mapleworth’s Grand Finale – Part 1 [1st Season Finale; Part 2 and 3 are Also Airing on This Day]
ACORN TV The Yorkshire Vet [8th Season Premiere]
YOUTUBE David Blaine Ascension [Special]
8:00 PM
BBCA Planet Earth: A Celebration [Also on IFC, AMC, and SundanceTV]

Tuesday, September 01, 2020
3:01 AM
NETFLIX Bookmarks [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Celebrity readers share children’s books by Black authors to spark kid-friendly conversations about empathy, equality, self-love and antiracism. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Boss Baby: Get That Baby! [Special]
CRACKLE Corporate Animals

An egotistical megalomaniac CEO leads her staff on a corporate team-building trip that involves a weekend of caving in New Mexico. When they become trapped underground after a cave-in, the group must pull together to survive. Click here for more information.

CRACKLE Blue Iguana

Ex-jailbirds Eddie and Paul are on parole and working in a New York diner, and their lives seem to be at a dead end. Then, English lawyer Katherine Rookwood walks into the diner with an offer they can’t refuse. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX The Match [Movie]

One football match on a dirt pitch near Rome becomes a day of reckoning as a young player, his coach and their team’s owner wrestle internal demons. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX True: Friendship Day [Kids Special]
10:01 PM
NBC Transplant: Pilot [Series Premiere]

When Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq, “Quantico”), a charismatic Syrian doctor with battle-tested skills in emergency medicine, flees his war-torn homeland, he and his younger sister Amira (Sirena Gulamgaus) become refugees struggling to forge a new life in Canada. But if Bash ever wants to be a doctor again, he must redo his medical training from the ground up and obtaining a coveted residency position is nearly impossible. But when a horrific truck crash nearly kills a senior doctor right in front of him, Bash saves the doctor’s life and earns a residency in the biggest Emergency Department of the best hospital in Toronto. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020
3:01 AM
NETFLIX Freaks – You’re One of Us [Movie]

Tipped by a mysterious tramp, a meek fry cook discovers she has superpowers — and kindred spirits — and uncovers an unsavory, widespread conspiracy. Click here for more information.

QUIBI Nice One! [1st Season Finale]

Thursday, September 03, 2020
3:01 AM
PEACOCK A.P. Bio [3rd Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Love, Guaranteed [Movie]

Sparks fly when a crusading but cash-strapped attorney takes on a charming client looking to sue a dating site that guarantees its users will find love. Click here for more information.

HBO MAX Raised by Wolves [Series Premiere]

From Executive Producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves centers on two androids tasked with raising human children on a mysterious virgin planet. As the burgeoning colony of humans threatens to be torn apart by religious differences, the androids learn that controlling the beliefs of humans is a treacherous and difficult task. Click here for more information.

ACORN TV The Sounds: Episodes 1 and 2 [Series Premiere]

Maggie and Tom Cabbott move to the town of Pelorus to escape the oppressive influence of Tom’s family. But when he disappears, unsettling facts about Tom soon come to light and the search brings long-buried wounds to the surface. Click here for more information.

NETFLIX Young Wallander [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

An incendiary hate crime stirs civil unrest, fast-tracking rookie cop Kurt Wallander to detective in this origin story for the popular character. Click here for more information.

Friday, September 04, 2020
3:01 AM
NETFLIX Away [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

Commander Emma Green leaves behind her husband and daughter to lead an international crew of astronauts on a perilous three-year mission to Mars. Click here for more information.

AMAZON The Boys [2nd Season Premiere]
DISNEY+ Mulan [Movie]

Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Earth to Ned [Complete First Season / Series Premiere]

From the Jim Henson Company comes a late-night talk show hosted by alien commander Ned and his lieutenant Cornelius, who call off their invasion of Earth after they fall in love with human culture. Broadcasting from the bridge of their spaceship, hidden deep underground, Ned and Cornelius interview Earth’s greatest resource, celebrities. With the help of the ship’s artificial intelligence, BETI, and the destructive CLODS, Ned must keep his show a secret from his home planet or suffer the wrath of the Admiral of the Galactic Fleet. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Muppets Now: Socialized [1st season finale]
NETFLIX I’m Thinking of Ending Things [Movie]

Nothing is as it seems when a woman experiencing misgivings about her new boyfriend joins him on a road trip to meet his parents at their remote farm. Click here for more information.

PEACOCK Noughts + Crosses [Series Premiere]

Set in a dangerous, alternate world where racism divides society, Noughts + Crosses follows two young people Sephy and Callum, who are divided by their colour but united by love. Click here for more information.

DISNEY+ Pixar in Real Life: Coco: Abuelita Says No Music [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Spirit Riding Free: Riding Academy: Part 2 [2nd Season Premiere / Kids Show]

Saturday, September 05, 2020
2:00 PM
DFC Ponysitters Club [Cable Debut / Family Show]

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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