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 watch each week.
In an effort to make things easier, every weekend we'll be hand-picking the best new shows and movies to watch on Aussie streaming platforms, 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 this week for watching this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Here are our streaming picks for the weekend of October 2-4, 2020.
Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Movie – available now)
Having proved to be the standout character in DC's first Suicide Squad film, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) now leads the all-girl team-up film Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Having recently broken up with the Joker (not present in the film), Harley teams up with Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett), Huntress (Elizabeth Winstead) and Renee Montoya Rosie Perez) to save a young girl (Ella Jay Basco) from the evil crime lord, Black Mask (Ewan McGregor).
Song Exploder (TV Series – available 2/10/2020)
Based on the brilliant podcast series of the same name, Song Exploder dives deep into the creation of classic songs, allowing the artists themselves to break down their hits into individual layers. Watch and listen as a song builds from silence into a multi-layered masterpiece. Season 1 features such artists as Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M. and Ty Dolla $ign.
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (Documentary – available 4/10/2020)
He's narrated countless documentaries about the world around us – now it's time for David Attenborough's time in the spotlight. In the feature-length documentary David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet, the celebrated naturalist is reflects on his life while offering his concerns for the future of planet Earth.
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The Walking Dead: World Beyond (TV Series – available 2/10/2020)
In this new spin-off of The Walking Dead, we follow a group of teenagers who are the first generation to come of age after the apocalypse. According to the show's synopsis, "Some will become heroes. Some will become villains. In the end, all of them will be changed forever." The Walking Dead: World Beyond will consist of only two seasons before it concludes.
Ford v Ferrari (Movie – available 2/10/2020)
Based on true events, the sublime Ford v Ferrari recounts the infamous rivalry between American automaker Ford and Italian automaker Ferrari that would come to a head at the 1966 Le Mans 24-hour endurance race. In an attempt to beat Ferrari at its own game, Ford hires car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) to design a capable performance vehicle. Of course, he'll need a driver worthy of it, which is where the brash but brilliant Ken Miles (Christian Bale) steps in.
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Raised By Wolves: Season Finale (TV Series – available now)
In this epic science fiction series produced by Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner), Androids have been tasked with raising human children on a mysterious and unforgiving planet. Now heading into its season finale, all ten episodes of Raised by Wolves will be available to stream on Binge from October 1.
Code 404 (TV Series – available now)
One of the first shows to arrive on Stan as part of its partnership with NBC Universal's new Peacock streaming service, Code 404 is a comedy show in which a top London cop (Daniel Mays) is brought back from the dead using artificial intelligence. if only he wasn't such a goofball. Also stars Stephen Graham (Boardwalk Empire).
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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.
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