On TV this Friday: Hilary Swank heads to Mars, The Boys power up for Season 2 and Mulan comes to Disney+ (though it’ll cost you). Here are 15 programs to keep on your radar; all times are Eastern.
What to Watch Today
The Boys Are Back, Away Blasts Off, Mulan on Disney+, Breonna Taylor Special and More
A Most Beautiful Thing
This documentary showcases the first African-American high school rowing team in the nation, comprised of young men from the West Side of Chicago.
Based on a true story, this UK TV-movie examines the racially motivated murder of Black 18-year-old Anthony Walker (played by Ted Lasso‘s Toheeb Jimoh), and shows the life he could have led if he wasn’t killed.
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): From EP Jason Katims (Friday Night Lights) comes this sci-fi drama about an astronaut (Hilary Swank) who must reconcile her decision to leave behind her family to lead a mission to Mars; Josh Charles (The Good Wife) co-stars. (Read preview.)
Season 2 premiere (first three episodes, then weekly release): Butcher and his anti-superhero cohorts are on the run, desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. (Watch trailer.)
Earth to Ned
Series premiere (all 10 episodes): The Jim Henson Company presents an intergalactic talk show hosted by an alien commander and his lieutenant.
I'm Thinking of Ending Things
From writer/director Charlie Kaufman comes a horror film about a young woman (Chernobyl‘s Jessie Buckley) who takes a road trip with her boyfriend (Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Plemons) to his family’s farm, where nothing is as it seems; Toni Collette (Unbelievable) co-stars.
The live-action remake, featuring Liu Yifei in the title role, skips theaters in the U.S. — and it’ll cost Disney+ subscribers an extra $29.99.
Season 1 finale: Robin the Frog makes Scooter co-moderator of the show’s social media accounts; Fozzie Bear talks shop with Seth Rogen; Linda Cardellini and Taye Diggs indulge Miss Piggy. (Not yet renewed.)
Noughts + Crosses
Stateside premiere (all six episodes): The BBC’s London-set YA drama imagines an alt reality in which Africa colonized Europe; Jack Rowan (Peaky Blinders) and Masali Baduza (South Africa’s Trackers) star. (Watch trailer.)
Pixar in Real Life
Season 1 finale: Coco‘s Abuelita shakes her “chancla” at street performers in Washington Square Park, then asks New Yorkers to help her find her grandson.
After Jamie refuses to train, Ted relies on a talented new signing; the team is struck by an age-old curse. (Psst… hear the good news?)
RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
Following a sold-out opening night, a simple conversation about which queen is the weakest link comes to a head.
Colonel Potter nearly blows his stack when his colleagues mollycoddle him in order to lower his blood pressure. (CBS doesn’t provide Love Island teasers, so we’re running a random MeTV synopsis for each night.)
The New York Times Presents
The latest 90-minute installment focuses on the March 13 killing of Breonna Taylor, and the warrant that resulted in her wrongful death.
The perpetually insecure Jack (Greenhouse Academy‘s Benjamin Papac) organizes a foam party to try and impress his new housemates.