14 New TV Shows Premiering in June
There are plenty of new TV shows to look forward to over the next month. In the coming weeks, several highly anticipated series are set to hit to the small screen, including Netflix’s Voltron reboot and the new rock and roll ensemble comedy Roadies. Below, check out 14 new TV shows premiering in June.
1. Cleverman, June 1
SundanceTV’s six-part drama reflects on racism, asylum seekers, and border protection. The show follows a group of non-humans battling for survival in a world where humans feel increasingly inferior to them, and want to silence, exploit, and kill them. Central to the drama is the story of two estranged Indigenous brothers who are forced together to fight to stay alive. Otherworldly creatures also emerge into this fragile and dangerous dystopian land. Iain Glen, Frances O’Connor, Deborah Mailman, and Hunter Page Lochard co-star in the series, which airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern.
2. Outcast, June 3
From The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, this horror drama — based on the comics of the same name — follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a journey to find answers but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it. Patrick Fugit, Phillip Glenister, Gabriel Bateman and Wren Schmidt co-star. The 10-episode freshman season will air on Cinemax on Friday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.
3. Feed the Beast, June 5
Based on the Danish series Bankerot, AMC’s upcoming crime drama stars David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess as two best friends who follow their dream of opening a restaurant together. But they run in trouble quickly, as one brilliant chef is in trouble with the mob and the law. Lorenza Izzo, John Doman, Elijah Jacob, Michael Gladis, and Christine Adams star in the series, which will air on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.
4. Barbarians Rising, June 6
Told from the perspective of the rebel leaders, History’s eight-part series chronicles a wave of rebellions against absolute power by those the Roman Empire called “barbarians” – tribes they viewed as beyond the fringe of civilization that lived a brutish and violent existence. But these also were men and women who launched epic struggles that shaped the world to come with a centuries-long fight to defeat the sprawling empire. Nicholas Pinnock, Ben Batt, Kirsty Mitchell, Tom Hopper, and Emil Hostina co-star.
5. Voltron: Legendary Defenders, June 10
Netflix will debut its reboot of the animated series Voltron: Legendary Defender. The show will center on five teenagers from Earth — Keith, Lance, Hunk, Pidge and Shiro — who are thrown into the middle of an intergalactic battle and become the last line of defense for Arus and other planets against an evil alien force led by King Zarkon. Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Scream), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series) Tyler Labine (Tucker and Dale vs. Evil) and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) round out the cast.
6. The American West, June 11
Spanning the years 1865 to 1890, The American West shows how, after the Civil War, the U.S. became the land of opportunity. Viewers will be transported into the violent world of cowboys, Native Americans, outlaws, and law men. The eight-episode limited event series chronicles the personal, little-known stories of Western legends such as Jesse James, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The series also features exclusive interviews with names from classic Western films, including Robert Redford, James Caan, Burt Reynolds, Tom Selleck, Kiefer Sutherland, Mark Harmon, and Ed Harris. The show airs on AMC on Saturdays at 10 p.m. Eastern.
7. O.J.: Made in America, June 11
ESPN’s five-part documentary series chronicles the rise and fall of American football star, O.J. Simpson, from his days growing up in Los Angeles to his murder trial that polarized the country. The first episode of the series will premier at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC. The docuseries will then move to ESPN for the rest of its run, with episodes two to five airing on consecutive days from June 14 to June 18 at 9 p.m. Eastern.
8. BrainDead, June 13
CBS’s comic thriller, set in Washington, D.C., follows a young, fresh-faced Hill staffer who gets her first job in Washington, D.C., and discovers two things: The government has stopped working, and alien spawn have come to Earth and eaten the brains of a growing number of Congressmen and Hill staffers. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Tveit, Nikki M. James, Johnny Ray Gill and Danny Pino also co-star. The 13-episode freshman season will air on Monday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.
9. Uncle Buck, June 14
The upcoming comedy, based on the 1989 movie of the same name, stars Mike Epps as Uncle Buck, a fun-loving but irresponsible guy who needs a job and a place to stay. His brother and sister-in-law need some help around the house. And they just might be the answer to each other’s problems. Nia Long, James Lesure, Iman Benson, and Adam Saunder co-star in the show, which will air Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. Eastern.
10. Wrecked, June 14
The upcoming TBS comedy follows two best friends and a diverse group of survivors, who must cope with dangerous threats (many of which they cause themselves) after their plane crashes on a remote island. The two best friends, Danny and Owen, have a chance to redeem their mediocre lives by becoming leaders of this new society. Ginger Gonzaga, Rhys Darby, Ally Maki, Mariana Paola Vicente, Brooke Dillman, Jessica Lowe, and James Scott co-star in the series, which will air its 10-episode freshman season on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.
11. Greenleaf, June 21
The Oprah Winfrey-produced hourlong drama series focuses on the powerful Greenleaf family and their Memphis megachurch, the center of the community for its thousands of members who attend services there. Beneath their devout exterior though, the Greenleaf family members are concealing scandalous secrets and lies that start to unfold after estranged daughter Grace Greenleaf returns home for a somber event. Keith David, Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge, Lamman Rucker, Kim Hawthorne, and Dorah Joy Winans co-star in the series, which will have a two-night premiere starting on June 21 at 10 p.m. Eastern and continuing on June 22 at 9 p.m. Eastern. The remaining episodes will air on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.
12. Queen of the South, June 21
USA’s drama stars Alice Braga as Teresa Mendoza, a woman who is forced to run and seek refuge in America after her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico. In the process, she teams up with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. Veronica Falcón, Justina Machado, Peter Gadiot, Hemky Madera, and Gerardo Taracena co-star in the series, which airs on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.
13. American Gothic, June 22
From Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, the 13-episode murder mystery drama centers on a prominent Boston family reeling in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders. As shocking secrets from the past and present are revealed, their mounting suspicion and paranoia that one of them is a killer threatens to tear the family apart. Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, Antony Starr, and Juliet Rylance star in the series, which is set to air on CBS on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern.
14. Roadies, June 26
Created by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe, Roadies is an insider’s look at the reckless, romantic, funny, and often poignant lives of a committed group of “roadies,” who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way. The series puts the spotlight on the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for a successful arena-level band. Luke Wilson, Carla Gugino, Imogen Poots, Rafe Spall, Keisha Castle, and Peter Cambor co-star in the music-infused ensemble comedy, which will air on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern on Showtime.