In June, Amazon Prime Video is adding a documentary, several seasons of TV, an LGBTQ+ romantic movie, a time-traveling drama, and even more.
In June 2022, Amazon’s Prime Video is adding a documentary, two romantic movies, and several series of TV that range from comedy to superhero stories. While TV shows have always been accessible from home, the last two years have seen a diversification in the ways that movies are released. With theatrical releases not always being feasible, more large movies have seen direct-to-streaming. Even when films have received theatrical releases, they have regularly seen a limited release on streaming services much more quickly than they once would have been. For Amazon’s Prime video, that means that the platform is adding large-scale new releases to their regular Amazon Original movies and TV series alongside their range of older content that has always bolstered the services offerings.
In May, Amazon Prime Video welcomed a huge range of new content. The platform received the true-crime documentary mini-series The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith and a documentary about an Australian football plater and professional boxer, Kick Like Talya. The science-fiction drama Night Sky starring J.K. Simmons and Sissy Spacek was a big release for the platform, as was the psychological thriller The Wilds which returned for its second season in May. Amazon also gave Prime Video the new comedy season from the classic comedy team The Kids In The Hall, and a reality dating show set in a United States high school called Lovestruck High.
While some platforms work on a weekly release model, Amazon’s Prime Video uses a monthly release model. This means that rather than releasing content on a specific day of the week, Prime Video often has its new releases spread out across the month and weekdays however it sees fit. Prime Video’s content regularly falls into one of three categories: new movies and TV shows that are releasing on Amazon’s Prime Video before anywhere else (more regularly these are Amazon Originals), movies that have seen a theatrical release and TV shows that have appeared on broadcast television, but are now receiving their first appearance on streaming, and older content that is arriving on Amazon’s Prime Video for the first time as part of the platform’s expansive back catalog. Here’s every new movie and TV show coming to Amazon Prime Video in June 2022.
Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) – June 1
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned since 1952, meaning she has been in power while the world has changed around her for seventy years. Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British Monarch, as well as being the longest-serving female head of state. Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s) is a documentary coming from director Roger Michell that examines the queen’s historical achievements and provides a look at her personal life in the royal family as well.
The Boys (Season 3) – June 3
In a world where superpowered people (supes) are seen as heroes by the public, but work for a capitalist organization in the form of Vought International, The Boys tells a story about the superpowered The Seven and the anti-supers group The Boys. The Boys season 1 was released in 2019 and season 2 dropped in 2020. Like many shows, the following season took a little longer because of world events, but The Boys season 3 arrives on Prime Video in June 3. In the wake of the events of The Boys season 2, season 3 sees Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) plan to make himself a supe for 24 hours so that he can kill Homelander (Antony Starr), and the situation is complicated by the reappearance of Solider Boy (Jensen Ackles) who has been frozen since the 1940s.
Fairfax (Season 2) – June 10
The animated adult comedy series Fairfax returns for season 2 on June 10. Fairfax season 1 consisted of 8 episodes and followed Dale, Derica, Benny, and Truman. The four middle school best friends spend the show seeking true popularity on L.A.’s Fairfax avenue.
Hacks (Season 2) – June 10
On June 10, Prime Video will also welcome Hacks season 2 in full. Hacks season 1 came to Prime Video in April 2022, and the platform will now receive all of season 2 at once following the conclusion of its weekly release on HBO. The series stars Jean Smart and Hannah Einbinder as Deborah Vance, a legendary stand-up comic, and Ava, Vance’s new head writer, respectively. After planning a tour together at the end of season 1, season 2 sees Deborah and Ava hit the road for a new adventure.
My Fake Boyfriend – June 17
My Fake Boyfriend combines an LGBTQ+ rom-com with a narrative around social media and the risks of fake personas. Andrew (Keiynan Lonsdale) is in an on-and-off toxic relationship with a man who regularly cheats on him. To help make him jealous, his friend Jake (Dylan Sprouse) creates a social media-wide fake boyfriend for him. This becomes a problem when Andrew meets a new man that he’s genuinely interested in, and Jake’s fake boyfriend account has managed to get out of hand.
The Summer I Turned Pretty (Season 1) – June 17
Based on the novel of the same name by Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty arrives on Prime Video on June 17. Some of Jenny Han’s other work was previously adapted into the Netflix movie To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before and the following two sequels. In The Summer I Turned Pretty, Lola Tung and Rachel Blanchard star as Belly (Tung) reunites with old friends while on summer vacation and ends up at the center of a love triangle with her friend’s brothers.
Press Play – June 24
The last new movie coming to Amazon’s Prime Video in June is Press Play. Releasing June 24, Press Play is a time travel romantic drama starring Clara Rugaard, Lewis Pullman, and Danny Glover. When her audiophile boyfriend is hit by a car and dies, a woman is surprised to find that listening to a mixtape that he gave her will allow her to travel back in time. Now the only question is whether she can change what happened, or whether his death was part of the universe’s larger plan.
Movies New To Amazon Prime Video
As well as adding brand new content and Amazon Originals, Prime Video also regularly bolsters its collection of older movies throughout the month. These are available to Amazon Prime subscribers at no extra cost. On June 6, the first Peter Parker film released as part of the MCU will come to the platform with Spider-Man: Homecoming. On June 17, Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci will come to Prime Video. Originally released in November 2021, House of Gucci stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino as it adapts the book of the same name in a romance turned crime drama. Finally, on June 24, Amazon’s Prime Video will add Force of Nature, a 2020 film starring Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth, and Mel Gibson that follows a group of thieves attempting to pull a heist during a hurricane.
TV Shows Leaving Amazon Prime Video In June
While Amazon is regularly bolstering the content catalog on Prime video, sometimes content leaves for one reason or another. Throughout June, there are a handful of TV shows that are leaving the streaming service. Here are the TV shows that are leaving Amazon’s Prime Video in June 2022 and when
- Great British Theatre (Season 1) – June 10
- 24 Hours in A&E (Seasons 1-18) – June 21
- Beverly Hills Pawn (Season 1-2) – June 21
- Ex on the Beach (Season 1-7) – June 30
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