Poacher, Avatar the Last Bender, Screen Actor Guild Awards and More: New OTT Releases This Week to Binge Watch This Weekend

Feb23,2024



Although there's only one Indian original released this week in the form of Alia Bhatt-produced Poacher – which is based on illegal ivory poaching in India – we also have some other big names across genres. For starters, Netflix will be hosting the Screen Actors Guild Awards live for the first time, which is being considered a grand experiment for the streaming platform. The streaming of the awards will start at 5:00 AM (IST).

Another high-budget release is Avatar: The Last Airbender, a live-action adaptation of the popular series of the same name on Netflix. However, if you've followed the original series in the past, chances are high that you won't be as impressed with the adaptation. The series has received mixed reviews from critics and enthusiastic fans.

Next, we have the final season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney+Hotstar, which tests the limits of the eponymous Bad Batch.

On the international coast, Through My Window 3: Looking at You is the final chapter of the Spanish romance trilogy. It follows typical romantic dilemmas and the inability to move on after a separation. If you haven't seen the first two parts yet, you can find them both on Netflix.

If you're into documentaries, you might want to check out the new British crime docu-series Can I Tell You a Secret? Which gives hair-raising information about a serial cyber stalker who made the lives of countless women hell. Another option could be an Apple TV documentary on football legend Messi, which follows him through five World Cups.

For comedy fans, Netflix introduced another comedy special: Mike Epps's Ready to Sell Out. Here, the American stand-up comic talks candidly about his finances, romantic life and hilarious street observations.

If you are wondering about the Netflix documentary on Sheena Bora murder case, which was scheduled to release on February 23, its release has been put on hold after the CBI approached the Bombay High Court. The series is likely to premiere only after it gets the green light following a special screening of the series for the Central Bureau of Investigation (are there many cuts and edits in store?).

Well, that's all for this week, friends. Blissful binge-watching!

poacher

When: Streaming now

Where: Prime Video

Poacher is a gripping thriller drama about ivory poaching in the lush green valleys of South India. Here you will find Indian Forest Service officers, NGO workers, police constables and a group of good people who risk their lives for this cause. The series is a fictional account of true tragic events. The show comes from Richie Mehta, creator of the Emmy winning Delhi Crime. Alia Bhatt has co-produced it.

Avatar The Last Airbender

When: Streaming now

Where: Netflix

If you remember Nickelodeon's mega-hit show, you already know what this new release is about. Like the original animated version, the live-action adaptation is based in a world where certain people called the Avatar have the superpower to manipulate one of the four elements – Water, Earth, Fire or Air – through “bending”. Gordon Cormier plays 12-year-old Aang, a prodigious airbender who has just discovered that he is the new Avatar, and must now master all four elemental powers in order to save the world from the tyranny of the Fire Nation . Be prepared for a ton of special effects and impressive moves in the eight-episode long series.

30th Screen Actors Guild Awards

When: 24 February

Where: Netflix

Netflix has been trying to get into the live-streaming arena for a long time. The platform made its debut in the region with sporting events and recently purchased the rights to stream WWE Raw.

The Screen Actors Guild Awards could begin a new path of expansion for the platform. The program will honor the best achievements in film and television performance for the year 2023. While last year the ceremony was broadcast on Netflix's YouTube channel, this is the first that Netflix will be streaming such an event.

Some of the major films nominated in various categories are Barbie, Maestro, Rustin, Oppenheimer, Killers of the Flower Moon, The Color Purple and more. Web series include Succession, The Morning Show, The Last of Us, Barry and The Bear, etc.

constellation

When: Streaming now

Where: Apple TV+

Imagine you are an astronaut returning to Earth after a major accident in space. But now many parts of your life are missing. Scary, isn't it? Noomi Rapace plays this devastated astronaut in Apple TV's latest psychological drama Constellation. All she has to uncover is the shattered memories and shocking findings.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 3

When: Streaming now

Where: Disney+Hotstar

The third season picks up immediately after the end of season 2, with Omega (Michelle Ang) still in the Empire's grip. In this, many of the complications of the previous season have to be answered.

Two new interesting terms introduced in the series are the M-Count (microscopic life forms that reside in all living cells) and Project Necromancer, which revolves around securing Palpatine's resurrection.

While this may be the final season of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the first three episodes released today by the platform have confirmed the series' many connections to other Star Wars movies and shows, including The Mandalorian. New episodes will air weekly until the finale on May 1, 2024.

From my window: watching you

when now

Where: Netflix

If you haven't seen the first two parts, the Through My Window films have as their protagonist a girl named Raquel, who is hopelessly in love with her neighbor Ares, whom she admires from her window. Well, Ares is oblivious to her existence, let alone her feelings. Things take an amusing turn when he starts responding despite his family's opposition.

Raquel and Ares went their separate ways in Part 2, but it seems they weren't able to move on with their lives. In this installment, the two look at other people while struggling with the vivid memories they shared. Like a typical rom-com, when the two cross each other's path again, emotional turmoil is inevitable. Tune in to find out if they will reunite.

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