6 New Netflix Shows You Can Watch This Weekend

Staying in and watching TV is one way to beat the heat.

We're barely halfway through June, and Netflix has already dropped so many great new shows this month. But which ones are for you? From high teen drama to a nature documentary that's almost too cute to be real, we've got the series that you need to be watching this weekend. Read on to get a crash course on the best shows that are brand new to Netflix.

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Martina Cariddi and Manu Ríos in Elite

It didn't take long for the Spanish teen drama Elite to find a fandom on Netflix. It seems like every viewer who pressed play on this show ends up fully invested. The fourth season just dropped on Netflix on June 18, and it's got all the glamour, intrigue, and backstabbing you expect from a soapy high school series. If you checked out of Riverdale recently, give this one a go.

The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals

The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals

Travel is just starting to come back in a big way, so it's a great time to do some research on your next trip from your couch. The reality series The World's Most Amazing Vacation Rentals does exactly what it says on the tin, showing viewers the most decadent, whimsical, and unbelievable spots you can stay, all over the globe.

Black Summer

Jesse Lipscombe in Black Summer
Daniel Schaefer/Netflix

You may have missed this zombie thriller the first time around—Season 1 premiered in 2019. But if you're a fan of Syfy's show Z Nation, you need to get into it. Black Summer is technically a prequel to that show, starring Jaime King as a mother searching for her child amid the emerging apocalypse. And it's back with Season 2.

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Penguin Town

Penguin Town

Had a hard week? Then we prescribe this nature docuseries, about a group of penguins who waddle their way to a touristy spot in South Africa for the summer mating season. Comedian Patton Oswalt narrates as the adorable guests walk the same sidewalks as the town's human visitors.

Workin' Moms

Catherine Reitman in Workin' Moms
CBC Television

Canadian comedy shows are finding tons of new fans on Netflix—take the rise of Schitt's Creek and Kim's Convenience as evidence. Another funny series from our northern neighbors is Workin' Moms, and you can guess what it's about. Netflix just got Season 5 of the series, so you can play catch up before Season 6 debuts.


Still from Manifest Season 2
Warner Bros. Television Distribution

Much to the chagrin of its fans, the mystery drama Manifest was just canceled. (Producers are trying to get it picked up somewhere else, however!) That was pretty shocking news, since it exploded when the first two seasons finally appeared on Netflix. So while there's no guarantee you'll get all the answers, you'll still enjoy the journey that ensues when the passengers of a missing flight reappear without explanation years later.

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