With so many shows and movies to choose from on Australia's major streaming services, it can often be difficult to find the best new stuff to entertain yourself with each end of week.
In an effort to make things easier, every Friday we'll be highlighting the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms throughout the weekend, covering the likes of Netflix, Disney Plus, Binge, Stan and Amazon Prime Video.
Below, you'll find a list of this weekend's highlights, separated by streaming service, with binge-worthy new shows sitting alongside some great big-budget new movie arrivals – and a couple of oddball left-of-field entries, just for some variety.
Thankfully, there's a nice selection of new shows and great movies landing on Australia's streaming services for watching this Friday through Sunday. Here are our streaming picks for the week of November 6-8, 2020.
The Mandalorian: Season 2, Episode 2 (TV Series – 6/11/2020 )
After last week's bombshell reveal in the season 2 premiere's closing moments, we imagine you're desperate to find out will happen next on The Mandalorian. Thankfully, we don't have to wait to much longer, as the second episode of season will arrive this Friday on Disney Plus.
The Fault in Our Stars (Movie– 6/11/2020)
Haven't cried enough this year? Well, you're in luck, because one of the biggest tearjerkers of the last decade is set to arrive on Disney Plus this Friday. Based on the best-selling book of the same name by author John Green, The Fault in Our Stars follows Hazel (Shailene Woodley), a teen girl who is diagnosed with cancer and ends up meeting the love of her life (Ansel Elgort) at a support group. Better keep the tissues close by...
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Amazon Prime Video
Wayne: Season 1 (TV Series – available 6/11/2020)
In this Amazon Original coming-of-age series, a teenager named Wayne (Mark McKenna) who considers himself a bit of a Dirty Harry-type sets out with his girlfiend Del (Ciaro Bravo) on a trip from Boston to Florida to retrieve his late father's stolen 1979 Trans-Am. This one could be a sleeper hit, so keep an eye on Wayne.
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run (Movie – available now)
Now a Netflix-exclusive in Australia, the upcoming CG-animted film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run will land on the service on November 5. The plot sees SpongeBob and his pal Patrick set out on adventure to save Gary, who has been snatched away.
Warrior: Season 2, Episode 5 (TV Series – available now)
Now in the middle of its action-packed second season, Warrior is set to get even bloodier than ever before. In his ongoing battle with sister (Dianne Doan), Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji) rejects a peace offering. Meanwhile, Bill (Kieran Bew) and the San Francisco Police Department are set to launch a counterattack against the Fung Hai Tong that will surely turn into a bloodbath.
Gangs of London: Season 1 (TV Series – available 6/11/2020)
From Gareth Evans, writer and director of The Raid 1 & 2, comes Gangs of London, a violent, action-packed new series that sees a power struggle between various London gangs go into overdrive when the head of the most powerful crime family in the city is assassinated. Now it's up to Sean Wallace (Joe Cole) to lead his gang through this war.
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Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible.
He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.