On TV this Friday: Netflix drops a new Spike Lee joint, Disney+ debuts an Artemis Fowl adaptation and SNL‘s Pete Davidson plays the King of Staten Island. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
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Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods, F Is for Family Returns, Pete Davidson Is The King of Staten Island and More
Originally slated for a theatrical release, this YA adaptation follows a 12-year-old criminal mastermind (newcomer Ferdia Shaw) as he infiltrates an underground civilization to save his dad; Josh Gad (Central Park), Colin Farrell (True Detective) and Dame Judi Dench co-star.
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): The Robot Chicken team presents an animated comedy about a good-hearted peasant (The Great‘s Nicholas Hoult) who realizes that his kingdom is run by “a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans”; additional voices include Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Maya Erskine (PEN15), Seth Green (Family Guy), Tony Hale (Veep), Wendi McClendon-Covey (The Goldbergs) and Yvette-Nicole Brown (Community).
Da 5 Bloods
This Spike Lee film follows four African American vets — played by Delroy Lindo (The Good Fight), Clarke Peters (His Dark Materials), Norm Lewis (Scandal) and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (Survivor’s Remorse) — as they return to Vietnam to find the remains of their squad leader (Black Panther‘s Chadwick Boseman) and maybe some buried treasure. (Watch trailer.)
F Is for Family
Season 4 premiere (all 10 episodes): Frank’s father (voiced by Better Call Saul‘s Jonathan Banks) pays the family an unexpected visit. (Watch trailer.)
The King of Staten Island
From filmmaker Judd Apatow comes this semi-autobiographical comedy starring SNL‘s Pete Davidson as a twentysomething slacker who continues to struggle with the loss of his firefighter father; Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr (F Is for Family), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) and Pamela Adlon (Better Things) co-star.
Season 23 premiere (first 12 episodes): After becoming research fellows at Professor Cerise’s lab, Ash and Goh travel the world to learn about Pokémon.
This special episode showcases young Americans who are marching, protesting and demanding change in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
The All Stars are broken up into three groups to write, choreograph and perform a new pop anthem; Westworld‘s Tessa Thompson and YouTuber Madison Beer guest-judge.
Friday Night In With the Morgans
Guests include Fear the Walking Dead‘s Colman Domingo and Talking Dead frequenter Yvette Nicole Brown.
As Lemmer, Lourens and Flea drive on with their new cargo, Lemmer notices a car on their tail that promises to stir up trouble.