Stranger Things Season 4
Stranger Things Season 4 Episode 1 social reactions call it dark, scary, and visually stunning
The series is returning on Netflix on May 27, with the first half of the fourth season premiering on the streaming service. With Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) losing her powers and moving away from Hawkins with the Byers, as well as Hopper (David Harbour) being kidnapped by the Russians, there are a lot of moving pieces across three different locations and multiple points in time that have had fans theorizing since the season 3 finale back in 2019.
Early reviews are praising the first episode, with many predicting that the season would be the scariest ever for the series. It's being dubbed the series' next step because of its more adult tone, which ties into the characters' growth while still preserving elements of the series that fans have come to adore.
Others applauded the series' visual approach, praising the new season's visually spectacular cinematography and overall look.
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
The scenario in which Warner Bros. finds itself with the expensive (and important) Harry Potter spinoff series Amazing Beasts is anything but fantastic. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, the third sequel, grossed only $3.9 million globally this weekend, bringing the total to $376 million. With the film already playing in the great majority of its international markets—74; three smaller territories will open on May 26—it will be difficult to surpass the $400 million milestones globally.
With its Marvel series, Disney+ has had a lot of success. Since the introduction of WandaVision in early 2020, shows like Loki and Hawkeye have kept viewers entertained in between the franchise's major film releases. Moon Knight concluded its run earlier this month, and fans are anticipating the June debut of Ms. Marvel. She-Hulk, another highly anticipated series set to debut this year, has yet to be given a release date. However, it appears that Disney+ has mistakenly released the series' release date. She-Hulk will launch on August 17, 2022, according to an official blog post on Disney+'s UK site.
American Idol Season 16
It's not quite the end for American Idol. The long-running singing competition, which has had fourteen different judges, two different hosts, and a network switch from Fox to ABC, is back for a sixth season at ABC, marking the show's 21st season. All of this comes as the series prepares to select a season champion on May 22.