The strategy of Netflix and its various competitors in the streaming content game is to drop new originals on Friday. Here is a look at all the new original programming available for your streaming pleasure this week.


“Black Mirror” Season 5

Charlie Brooker's dark science fiction anthology series is back for the fifth round of chilling stories exploring our relationships with technology and each other. Following up on the success of the choose-your-own-adventure style movie, “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” this year’s three-episode season includes appearances by Miley Cyrus as a troubled pop star, Anthony Mackie as a man attempting to reconnect with an old college friend, and Andrew Scott (“Sherlock”) as a cab driver with a mysterious agenda. Watch the trailer above.

I Am Mother

This week’s major new Netflix original film is a sci-fi thriller about a young woman (Clara Rugaard) raised alone in an underground facility by a robot named “Mother” (Rose Byrne) after the seeming extinction of humanity. Her perceptions of the world are shattered, however, by the arrival of a stranger (Hilary Swank) with shocking news. Newcomer Grant Sputore directs.

Tales of the City

A miniseries adaptation of Armistead Maupin’s 1976 novel “Tales of the City” follows Mary Ann Singleton (Laura Linney) who returns home to San Francisco 20 years after leaving her family to pursue a career. The series follows Singleton as she reconnects with friends and family amidst San Francisco's bustling LGBT community. The cast also includes Ellen Page, Olympia Dukakis, Paul Gross, Zosia Mamet, Victor Garber, and Molly Ringwald.


Amongst the new offerings over on Hulu this week include the first three episodes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 3, which see June (Elisabeth Moss) finding new ways to denigrate the systems of Gilead from the inside, while still trying plot an escape with her daughter. Elsewhere on Hulu, the Father’s Day-themed ninth episode of Blumhouse’s 12-episode horror anthology series, “Into the Dark,” titled “They Come Knocking,” is available.

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A promo picture for Netflix's "Black Mirror" series. Netflix