5 most anticipated TV shows returning in June on Netflix and other streaming services, from Lupin and Rick and Morty to Love, Victor

Love, Victor, Black Summer and Lupin. Photo: @HuluLoveVictor/ Twitter, @blacksummer_official/ Instagram, Netflix

Are you spending your nights looking for purpose after your favourite show recently came to an end? Fear not – there are a host of favourites making a comeback to the small screen this month.

5. Dave season two – FXX, June 16

Dave on FXX. Photo: @DaveOnFXX/Twitter

Description: “Dave knows he’s destined for rap superstardom – but at what cost? With the pressure mounting as he records his debut album, he has to decide if he’ll sacrifice friendships, love and his own sense of self to make his dream come true. The half-hour comedy is based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 72 per cent

What critics said: “Dave turns out to be a strong, episodic platform for [Burd’s] persona, providing that the show doesn’t stray too far from the rap skills that can turn a meme into a zeitgeist.” – (season one)

4. Rick and Morty season five – Adult Swim

Cult adult cartoon Rick and Morty references McDonald’s Szechuan sauce in a 2017 episode. Photo: Handout

Description: “Rick is a mad scientist who drags his grandson, Morty, on crazy sci-fi adventures. Their escapades often have potentially harmful consequences for their family.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 94 per cent

What critics said: “Rick and Morty is at its best when it’s juggling all its visual component parts, teetering on the edge of a fatal overload just like its central pair.” – IndieWire (season four)

3. Love, Victor season two – Hulu, June 11

A scene from Love, Victor. Photo: @HuluLoveVictor/Twitter

Description: “Set in the world of the original 2018 film Love, Simon, the series follows Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery, facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.” 

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 90 per cent

What critics said: “Despite the differences between their leads, Love, Victor conforms exactly to the narrative shape and modest, crowd-pleasing ambitions of the film that preceded it.” – NPR (season one)

2. Black Summer season two – Netflix, June 17

Black Summer. Photo: @blacksummer_official/Instagram

Description: “In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 78 per cent

What critics said: “Yet if the zombies are defined by frantic agitation, the show itself stands out from the pack thanks to a pensive, almost dreamlike economy.” – New York Times (season one)

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1. Lupin season two – Netflix, June 11

Omar Sy in Lupin. Photo: Netflix

Description: “Inspired by the adventures of Arsène Lupin, gentleman thief Assane Diop sets out to avenge his father for an injustice inflicted by a wealthy family.”

Rotten Tomatoes critic score: 98 per cent

What critics said: “As adaptations go, Lupin is close to perfect.” – The Atlantic (season one)

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This article originally appeared on Business Insider

  • Lupin, inspired by gentleman thief Arsène Lupin, and Love, Victor, set in the same world as 2018 LGBT film Love, Simon, both return for a second season
  • Cult adult cartoon Rick and Morty is now in its fifth season while the story of real life rapper and comedian Dave Burd continues in Dave