Streaming Highlights of the Week: From Drake to Doja Cat, ‘Sex Education’ to ‘Superpower’

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The latest season of Netflix’s highly acclaimed “Sex Education,” featuring Gillian Anderson, as well as a documentary focused on Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy by Sean Penn, form a part of this week’s new multimedia content available for streaming. Also on the list are newly released music albums from artists such as Doja Cat and Drake, and a revamp of the “Spy Kids” franchise starring Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi.

Upcoming Films to Stream

— “Cassandro,” set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video this Friday, September 22, stars Gael Garcia Bernal as pioneering wrestler Saúl Armendáriz, also known as an exótico. This film, directed by Roger Ross Williams, delves into Armendáriz’s transformative role in the wrestling sphere, challenging traditional norms and serving as an inspiring metaphor for LGBTQ+ empowerment.

— Robert Rodriguez’s “Spy Kids” franchise returns with a new installment, “Spy Kids: Armageddon,” launching on Netflix this Friday, September 22. The film, co-written by Rodriguez and his 26-year-old son, Racer, stars Gina Rodriguez and Zachary Levi. It aims to rejuvenate the franchise that had lost steam with its fourth episode, released in 2011.

— By AP Film Writer Jake Coyle

New Music Releases to Stream

— Doja Cat’s latest album “Scarlet” marks a departure from her previous persona, featuring the most intense rap verses of her career. It includes tracks like “Attention,” which criticizes the normalization of one-sided social media relationships, and “Demons,” where Doja Cat unapologetically lays down her terms of engagement.

— Canadian rapper Drake has teased his forthcoming album “For all the Dogs” during his “It’s All A Blur” tour. The album, which includes collaborations with Nicki Minaj and Bad Bunny, follows his pattern of surprise releases but this time with a prior announcement.

— Emerging artist Chappell Roan is slated to open for Olivia Rodrigo’s first-ever arena tour next year. Her debut album, “The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess,” features an eclectic mix of explicit ballads and bangers and promises to pave the way for her rising stardom.

— By AP Music Writer Maria Sherman

New Series to Watch

— Sean Penn’s documentary “Superpower,” premiering Monday on Paramount+, examines the resilience of the Ukrainian people and the life of President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Initially planned as a lighter take on Zelenskyy’s life, the film’s tone shifted following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

— A new docu-series called “The Super Models,” scheduled for release on Apple TV+ this Wednesday, traces the careers of legendary models such as Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, who paved the way for modern-day supermodels.

— Netflix’s beloved show “Sex Education” is back for its fourth and final season this Thursday. The series stars Asa Butterfield as Otis, a high-school student with a sex therapist mother, played by Gillian Anderson. The new season will see Otis embarking on his college journey.

— By Alicia Rancilio

Video Games to Look Out For

— Warner Bros. Games introduces “Mortal Kombat 1,” the sequel to “Mortal Kombat 11,” with a new universe created by the iconic Shaolin warrior Liu Kang. Available on multiple platforms starting this Tuesday, the game brings back fan-favorite characters and introduces new ones.

— “Lies of P” from Neowiz transforms the classic character of Pinocchio into a grown-up figure resembling Timothée Chalamet, armed with customizable weaponry. The game features an intriguing blend of steampunk and horror elements and will be available this Tuesday.

— By Lou Kesten

For more on AP’s entertainment updates, visit: AP Entertainment Coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Streaming Guide

What new movies are featured in this streaming guide?

The guide highlights “Cassandro,” a film set in the Mexican lucha libre wrestling world, premiering on Amazon Prime Video. It also discusses the reboot of the “Spy Kids” franchise, titled “Spy Kids: Armageddon,” set to launch on Netflix.

Which new music releases are discussed?

The guide covers new music releases from Doja Cat and Drake. Doja Cat’s album “Scarlet” is mentioned as a departure from her earlier work, featuring intense rap verses. Drake’s upcoming album “For all the Dogs” is also highlighted, with teasers revealed during his “It’s All A Blur” tour.

Are there any new series to watch?

Yes, the guide mentions Sean Penn’s documentary “Superpower,” focusing on Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and the resilience of the Ukrainian people. It will debut on Paramount+. A new docu-series called “The Super Models,” tracing the careers of legendary models like Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, is also slated for release on Apple TV+.

What’s special about the final season of Netflix’s “Sex Education”?

The fourth and final season of “Sex Education” will see the character Otis, played by Asa Butterfield, embarking on his college journey. Gillian Anderson returns as Otis’ sex therapist mother.

What video games are mentioned in the streaming guide?

The guide features “Mortal Kombat 1,” a new universe created by the Shaolin warrior Liu Kang, available on multiple platforms. Another game highlighted is “Lies of P,” which transforms Pinocchio into a grown-up figure, featuring steampunk and horror elements.

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