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6 new streaming movies and shows this weekend: The Witcher Season 2 and more

There's also the new Yellowstone spinoff 1883 and a revival of a cult comedy classic.

Published onDecember 17, 2021

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Yes, there’s more to watch this weekend on streaming services than some Marvel superhero epic at the theaters. Here are some new streaming movies and shows you can catch this weekend. We have the long-awaited return of an adult fantasy series, a spin-off of a hit cable TV show, and lots more.

The Witcher Season 2 (Netflix)

Thanks in part to the current Covid-19 pandemic, it’s been a full two years since the first season of The Witcher debuted on Netflix. Finally, the second season has arrived for us to binge-watch. Henry Cavill returns as Geralt, who will once again battle all sorts of monsters in this brutal fantasy world, either with his sword or his own inhuman abilities.

Read more: The Witcher Season 2 — everything you need to know

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Netflix is still the leading premium streaming service, with over 200 million worldwide subscribers. It offers thousands of movies and TV shows to binge watch, including its always growing list of original films and series, including Stranger Things, The Witcher, Bridgerton, and many more.

1883 Season 1 (Paramount Plus)

Yellowstone has been a massive hit for the Paramount Network cable service. So naturally, the studio wants spin-offs. This Sunday, the first episode of 1883 debuts as a Paramount Plus exclusive. As the title suggests, it takes place in the late 19th century, as the ancestors of the Dutton family from the Yellowstone series start to make the journey from Texas to establish their ranch in Montana. Sam Elliott, Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill star in this series.

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Paramount Plus includes thousands of movies and TV shows from CBS, Showtime, and Paramount Pictures. It also includes new and original movies like The Good Fight, Infinite, and more.

MacGruber Season 1 (Peacock)

Will Forte returns to play super operative MacGruber in this comedy series on Peacock. Expect lots of NSFW humor as MacGruber is recruited to fight a new enemy for the US government. Other cast members include Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe, Lawrence Fishburne, Billy Zane, and Sam Elliott (wow, he gets around, doesn’t he).

Read more: MacGruber on Peacock – everything you need to know

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NBCUniversal's Peacock streaming service offers a lot of great movies and TV shows to stream on demand, along with live news and sports. Best of all, you can watch lots of its content for free, or watch all of it with a paid subscription starting at just $5.99 a month.

Mother/Android (Hulu)

This original Hulu movie takes place in a future with a familiar scenario. Artificial intelligence has taken over the human-looking androids that used to serve our needs. Now they are hunting down and killing their creators. Chloë Grace Moretz plays a young pregnant woman who, along with her boyfriend, try to get away from the killer AI to a safe place where they can have their child in peace.

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Hulu offers not only thousands of movies and TV shows to stream, it also has original shows and films like The Handmaid's Tale. You can upgrade to Hulu Plus Live TV to get live channels, including your local stations.

Station Eleven Season 1(HBO Max)

Based on the best-selling novel, this HBO Max series chronicles the lives of a number of people just after, and then decades after, a massive plague has killed nearly all human life. We see the struggles of these people as they try to rebuild society.

Max, formerly HBO Max, is your home for HBO titles, Warner Bros-made movies and TV shows, the DC Comics superheroes, and more. It's also the home for new and original movies and shows available nowhere else.

Swan Song (Apple TV Plus)

This original Apple TV Plus movie stars Mahershala Ali as a man who learns he has a terminal illness. However, he doesn’t want to reveal this to his wife and young child. Enter Glenn Close, who offers Ali a way to keep their family from knowing he’s dying. Her company can make a perfect clone of him that can replace the original without his family knowing the truth. Will he go through with this unique way to keep his family together?

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Apple TV Plus has quickly become a major player in the streaming game since its launch in 2019. Its slate of original programming includes shows like Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, Foundation, and For All Mankind as well as movies like The Banker, Greyhound, and Palmer.

Those are our picks for the best new streaming movies and shows you can watch this weekend. Which ones will you check out?

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