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Kota Factory S3 to A Family Affair: Seven new films and shows premiering on Netflix this month

Jitendra Kumar reprises his role as Jeetu Bhaiyya in the third season of Kota Factory

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 15.06.24, 04:15 PM
(L-R) Kota Factory; A Family Affair

(L-R) Kota Factory; A Family Affair Netflix

From the highly-anticipated third season of Jitendra Kumar’s Kota Factory to a romantic comedy featuring Nicole Kidman and Zac Effron, a variety of shows and films are set to premiere on Netflix in the second half of June. Here are seven such titles you can stream on the platform this month.

Kota Factory Season 3

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Streaming from: June 20

Jitendra Kumar is back as Jeetu Bhaiyya, a teacher at a coaching institute in Kota, in the third season of Kota Factory. Created by The Viral Fever, the coming-of-age series revolves around 16-year-old Vaibhav (Mayur More) who moves to Kota to prepare for the entrance exam to secure a place at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). In this season, Vaibhav and his friends are under immense pressure because of the preparatory tests as they make a final attempt at cracking the entrance exams.

Trigger Warning

Streaming from: June 21

Helmed by Mouly Surya, Trigger Warning is an action-packed thriller based on a short story by Otep Shamaya. The film follows Parker (Jessica Alba), a highly trained Special Forces operative who takes over her late grandfather's bar. As she adjusts to her new life, she finds herself clashing with a dangerous gang that is terrorising her community. Anthony Michael Hall stars as Senator Ezekiel Swann, a powerful political figure, while Mark Webber plays Jesse, Parker's former partner who now works as the town sheriff.

Rising Impact

Streaming from: June 22

Rising Impact, the first anime adaptation of Nakaba Suzuki’s celebrated manga of the same name, premieres with its Season 1 on Netflix on June 22. The story revolves around Gawain Nanaumi (Misaki Kuno), a third-grader with a passion for baseball, who discovers his talent for golf through professional golfer Kiria Nishino (You Taichi). With Kiria's guidance, he joins Camelot Academy, a prestigious golf school, aiming to become the world's best professional golfer. Along the way, he faces challenges from other golf prodigies with extraordinary skills.

That ’90s Show Part 2

Streaming from: June 27

Created by Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner, Lindsey Turner and Gregg Mettler, That ’90s Show serves as a sequel to That ’70s Show. Set 15 years after the original series, it follows Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), the daughter of Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon). During the summer of 1995, Leia spends time in Point Place, Wisconsin, where she bonds with other teens while staying with her grandparents, Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp). After the release of Part 2 in June, Part 3 is set to premiere on Netflix on October 24.

Supacell

Streaming from: June 27

Netflix is collaborating with Andrew Onwubolu, also known as Rapman, to create a sci-fi series centred around a group of Black individuals with superpowers. A six-part series, Supacell focuses on ordinary people from South London who suddenly acquire superpowers without any apparent link other than their shared ethnicity. As they navigate the effects on their everyday lives, one man must unite them to safeguard his loved one. Their reunion has to happen while evading the attention of dangerous and malevolent agents aware of their extraordinary abilities.

A Family Affair

Streaming from: June 28

Director Richard LaGravenese, known for P.S. I Love You, returns with another romance, A Family Affair, which follows Zara (Joey King), a dedicated assistant to famous actor Chris Cole (Zac Efron). Zara’s life takes a hilarious twist when Chris unexpectedly falls in love with her mother, Brooke (Nicole Kidman). The film boasts an impressive cast including Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, Joey King, Liza Koshy, Kathy Bates and Shirley MacLaine.

The Whirlwind

Streaming from: June 28

The Whirlwind is a South Korean political drama series written by Park Kyung-soo and directed by Kim Yong-wan. The series features Sol Kyung-gu and Kim Hee-ae in lead roles. The plot revolves around a fierce confrontation between Prime Minister Park Dong-ho (Sol Kyung-gu), who schemes to assassinate the President, and Jeong Su-jin (Kim Hee-ae), the Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, who attempts to thwart the plan and gain control.

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