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Here are the new TV shows and films you should absolutely binge in June 2020

By Tim Augustin - 27 May 2020

Perry Mason, Eurovision, Dark and more!

Perry Mason (June 21) - HBO

This is a prime candidate for the next great HBO series. This drama adapts the Perry Mason stories in a depression-era Los Angeles setting. A case comes knocking on legendary defense lawyer Perry Mason’s door, and kicks off a relentless pursuit of truth and justice in a broken city. The cast for this is phenomenal, with Matthew Rhys playing Mason and Tatiana Maslany, John Lithgow and Shea Whigham joining him. 

 

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (June 26) - Netflix

If you haven’t heard of the Eurovision Song Contest, the video above is going to be more than a little weird for you. The annual international song competition has participating countries submitting original songs to be performed on live television and radio, and afterwards casting votes on the songs to determine a winner. This Netflix movie parodies the competition, following two Icelandic singers who are given the chance to participate in the contest. Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Dan Stevens, Demi Lovato, Graham Norton and more make up the main cast. 

 

Dark: Season 3 (June 27) - Netflix

Dark has flown relatively under the radar, despite widespread critical and fan acclaim. That might be due to the fact that it’s a German language sci-fi drama - but if you can get past the one-inch barrier of subtitles, you might end up loving it. The release date trailer’s description reads: The time-twisting madness reaches its conclusion in a strange new world, where some things are quite familiar — and others are disturbingly not. If you like Stranger Things…

 

I’ll Be Gone In The Dark (June 28) - HBO

Interested in the true crime genre? This might be right up your alley, then. This docuseries adapts Michelle McNamara’s book of the same name, which followed the case of the Golden State Killer. The series will dive deep into the case, featuring new interviews with detectives, survivors and family members of the murderer and cover a complex investigation that spanned decades. The title is in reference to a quote from the killer to one of his victims: “You’ll be silent forever, and I’ll be going in the dark.”

If that isn’t chilling, I don’t know what is.