Every New Movie, TV Show, and Special Coming to Netflix in June

Erica Parise, Netflix
Erica Parise, Netflix

Prepare yourselves: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back! Season two of GLOW is just one of the many Netflix Original series and films moving into the company’s streaming library in June. The sophomore seasons of Luke Cage and Marcella are also dropping, as is the series finale of Sense8. Beginning on June 3, a new episode of The Break With Michelle Wolf will stream every Sunday, while Thursdays will be dedicated to Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast.

In the wake of Evil Genius and Wild Wild Country, Netflix will continue its true crime hot streak with new episodes of The Staircase, the award-winning docuseries that investigates the bizarre case of Kathleen Peterson and the suspicions surrounding her husband Michael’s involvement in her death. But don’t worry, Star Wars fans—no one has forgotten you: The Last Jedi arrives on June 26.

Here’s every new movie, TV show, and special coming to Netflix in June.

JUNE 1, 2018

Assassination Games
Blue Jasmine
Busted!
Disney’s 101 Dalmatians
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
He Named Me Malala
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Just Friends
Miracle
National Treasure
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
November 13: Attack on Paris
Outside In
Righteous Kill
Rumor Has It
Singularity
Taking Lives
Terms and Conditions May Apply
The Boy
The Covenant
The Departed
The Prince & Me 4: The Elephant Adventure

JUNE 2, 2018

The King’s Speech

JUNE 3, 2018

The Break with Michelle Wolf

JUNE 5, 2018

Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

JUNE 7, 2018

Hyori’s Bed & Breakfast: Season 2
The Night Shift: Season 4

JUNE 8, 2018

Alex Strangelove
Ali’s Wedding
Marcella: Season 2
Sense8: The Series Finale
The Hollow
The Staircase
Treehouse Detectives

JUNE 9, 2018

Wynonna Earp: Season 2

JUNE 10, 2018

Portlandia: Season 8

JUNE 14, 2018

Cutie and the Boxer
Marlon: Season 1

JUNE 15, 2018

La Hora Final
Lust Stories
Maktub
Set It Up
Step Up 2: The Streets
Sunday’s Illness
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
The Ranch: Part 5
True: Magical Friends
True: Wonderful Wishes
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 6

JUNE 16, 2018

Grey’s Anatomy: Season 14
In Bruges

JUNE 17, 2018

Club de Cuervos presenta: La balada de Hugo Sánchez
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5

JUNE 18, 2018

Encerrados

JUNE 19, 2018

Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

JUNE 22, 2018

Brain on Fire
Cooking on High
Derren Brown: Miracle
Heavy Rescue: 401: Season 2
Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season 2
Us and Them

JUNE 23, 2018

Disney’s Tarzan

JUNE 24, 2018

To Each, Her Own (Les Goûts et les couleurs)

JUNE 25, 2018

Hotel Transylvania: Season 1

JUNE 26, 2018

Secret City
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro

JUNE 29, 2018

Churchill’s Secret Agents: The New Recruits
GLOW: Season 2
Harvey Street Kids
Kiss Me First
La Forêt
La Pena Maxima
Nailed It!: Season 2
Paquita Salas: Season 2
Recovery Boys
TAU 

JUNE 30, 2018

Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Oblitus Copernican Theory
Mohawk

Game of Thrones's Kristian Nairn Didn't Learn the Meaning of Hodor's Name Until the Very End

Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones
Isaac Hempstead Wright with Kristian Nairn in Game of Thrones
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Actor Kristian Nairn officially left the Game of Thrones universe in 2016, but viewers have hardly forgotten about him. Nairn’s character, Hodor, was Bran Stark’s loyal servant for six seasons before tragically dying while holding the door shut to hold off the Army of the Undead, allowing Bran to escape.

Nairn recently reflected on the role, admitting that though he only ever repeated one line, Hodor was a difficult character to portray.

“The key to playing Hodor is just being real—you really have to put yourself into the situation because you don’t have words to express yourself,” Nairn told Star 2. “You really had to immerse yourself into the reality of the scene and put in your body language with having just one word.”

Most surprising about Nairn’s portrayal of Hodor is the fact that not even the actor knew the meaning of his character's name. In his final moments, fans finally find out that “Hodor” came about from Bran warging into Hodor as a youth at Winterfell at the same time they were being pursued by the undead. As Meera yelled at Hodor to "hold the door," a young Hodor seemed to see Bran at Winterfell. Then it seems that Bran also wargs into young Hodor, who suffers a seizure, which leaves him unable to say anything but the shortened version of his dying words.

Fans were shocked by this revelation, and it turns out that Nairn was, too.

“I remember over the years, I have asked the showrunners and George RR Martin what Hodor meant, but they would never tell me,” Nairn said. So he created his own theory for where the name came from, guessing that Hodor was a Clegane due to his unusually large size—but obviously that theory didn’t pan out.

“I was surprised just like everyone else when I found out what Hodor meant. But I never expected the reaction that came from all over the world,” Nairn said, commenting on the collective depression that fans fell into after his character’s death.

While a character who only ever utters one line over six seasons might not be an enticing role to every actor, Nairn said that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss assured him the part would be worth it.

“It was challenging in some ways but David and Dan told me, ‘You’re gonna be one of the fan favorites of the show,' and this was before we even started. I didn’t really understand; I was like ‘Really? But he just says one word, guys.’ But they turned out to be right,” Nairn shared.

Nairn has taken a break from acting in order to focus on his DJ career, but he knows he’ll return to television eventually. “I love fantasy roles, sci-fi stuff. But I am up for anything. I will never do a part like Hodor again … I definitely have too much to say,” he said.

A Swedish Film Festival Is Screening a Sci-Fi Film from Inside Sealed Coffins

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There will be no reclining seats or super-sized cupholders at screenings of Aniara at the Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden. Instead of maximizing comfort, the showing is designed to intentionally put viewers on edge by locking them in a coffin for the duration of the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The so-called "sarcophagus screenings" are one of the less conventional events on the program for the 2019 festival. For 33 showings of Aniara, eight moviegoers at a time will be led to special coffins with screens and speakers built in. The boxes will also come with air vents and panic buttons in case viewers want to bail out before the credits roll.

Aniara, based on the Harry Martinson poem of the same name, is a Swedish-language sci-fi movie about a spaceship that is knocked off course on its way to Mars while fleeing the apocalypse on Earth. The festival staff collaborated with the directors Pella Kagerman and Hugo Lilja to create a viewing experience that enhances the sense of isolation and claustrophobia portrayed in the film.

The Göteborg Film Festival won't be the first group to mix live interment with entertainment. During the 2018 Halloween season, Six Flags St. Louis invited guests to spend 30 hours in a coffin in exchange for season passes. This time around, viewers just have to make it through Aniara's 106-minute runtime.

The sarcophagus screenings kick off with the Göteborg festival premiere of Aniara on January 27, and will continue through the end of the month.

[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]

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