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Five new Netflix releases you have to stream this week

Where summer movie season used to see the biggest and best blockbusters hit cinemas across the world, these days, its streaming services that get more attention, with the past few weeks of action of Netflix treating us to some gems of entertainment.

Every run of form must come to an end, however, and, after weeks of exciting new releases, the upcoming slate of movies and TV series looks a little slim. 

Fear not, however, as if you’re not too keen on the forthcoming list of content, then you’ve always got the likes of The Sandman, Trainwreck: Woodstock ’99 and Prey that have each hit Netflix and Disney in the past few weeks. 

But, if you’re looking for new releases, then you’re in the right place, with this week of content providing a bevvy of TV and a trickling of movies. Including a return of some animated heroes and the introduction of hilarious-looking comedy series, take a look at our list of the ten best new releases to stream this weekend, from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe to Look Both Ways.

New releases to stream this weekend:

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 3 (2022)

Believe it or not, the latest series of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe is the show’s third, but you’d be forgiven for not knowing that it even existed at all. For those of you who are into He-Man, the new series looks to be like a treat, following the continued reimagining of the classic series that follows Eternia’s Prince Adam, who discovers the power of Grayskull and transforms into He-Man, Master of the Universe.

With a talented voice-cast that includes Antony Del Rio, David Kaye, Grey Griffin, Kimberly Brooks and Yuri Lowenthal, as He-Man content goes, this is pretty great stuff.

Tekken: Bloodline: Season 1 (2022)

Hoping to capitalise on the recent successful video game adaptations, including Resident Evil and Uncharted, Netflix is releasing season one of Tekken: Bloodline this week, with the hope that the series will spark excitement among fans. Following Jin Kazama and his fight to become one of the best fighters in the King of the Iron Fist tournament, we’re intrigued to see how this series will play out. 

The brand new anime features popular voice talent, including Heihachi Mishima, Jun Kazama and Kazuya Mishima, among many others. 

Look Both Ways (2022)

An intriguing sci-fi premise heads up this coming-of-age fantasy from Netflix, with Look Both Ways following Natalie, a young woman whose life diverges into parallel realities on the eve of her college graduation. In one reality, Natalie becomes pregnant and remains in her hometown to raise a child, and in the other, she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her dream career and become the person she’s always wanted to be. 

Lili Reinhart leads the movie as Natalie, with the likes of Danny Ramirez, Jaden Tolliver, Aisha Dee, Amanda Grace Jenkins and Justin Donte joining her in the supporting cast. 

Echoes: Season 1 (2022)

Netflix loves a dark mystery, and this brand new series is no different. Starring Tyner Rushing, Alise Willis, Deja Dee, Isaiah Stratton and Victoria Abbott, Echoes follows Leni and Gina, identical twins who have secretly swapped their lives since they were children, who are forced to face up to their double lives when one of their sisters goes missing, and their lives are thrown into disarray. 

Created by Vanessa Gazy, the writer of Eden, this new series certainly has potential, with the trailer offering up an intriguing premise. We just hope the final product can deliver. 

The Girl in the Mirror: Season 1 (2022)

A Spanish supernatural series, The Girl in the Mirror, follows a woman who loses her memory in a strange accident that kills most of her classmates and attempts to find out what happened to her to regain her identity. Foreign dramas are usually worth checking out on Netflix, particularly if the streaming service hand-picked it out themselves, so this one could be a doozy. 

Featuring an ensemble cast of promising new actors, including Mireia Oriol, Álex Villazán, Claudia Roset, Javier Morgade, and Milena Smit, The Girl in the Mirror could soon be on your watchlist.