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ANTICIPATION REPORT: Adventure and Animated Series Shine In July

Katherine Langford stars in Netflix drama, "Cursed." Netflix

Adventure awaits! July offers many exciting series to get lost in starting with Netflix fantasy drama, Cursed (No. 1). Based on the illustrated novel of the same name, Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why) stars in a re-imagining of the Arthurian legend as a young heroine with mysterious powers who is destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake. Cursed arrives on July 17th.

Next, upcoming anime series, The God of High School and Deca-Dence, earn the No. 2 and No. 5 slots. On the 6th, The God of High School (No. 2) follows a seventeen-year-old martial artist from South Korea who joins a massive tournament to determine the best fighter amongst high school students from all over the world. Two days later, sci-fi action series, Deca-Dence (No. 5), makes its debut; exploring a group of humans that have survived extinction caused by unknown life forms, and a chance meeting between a tanker girl and an armor repairman.

2020 streaming platforms, Peacock and HBO Max, round out our new category! Peacock dystopian drama, Brave New World (No. 3), brings Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel to life when utopian society, New London, achieves peace through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, and money with the help of a drug called “Soma.” Meanwhile, the creator of Regular Show, JG Quintel, delivers an animated comedy to HBO Max with Close Enough (No. 4). A married couple with a young daughter, and their two divorced best friends/roommates navigate the transitional time in your 30’s while avoiding surreal events like time-traveling snails and murderous mannequins. Close Enough premieres on July 9th.

Sophomore seasons dominate our returning list starting with the long-awaited second season of The Umbrella Academy (No. 1). On July 31st, the comic book series will pick up directly after the end of Season 1 with Vanya inadvertently causing the destruction of earth, and now, the Hargreeves children must figure out how to help her. The action continues with Season 2 of Hanna (No. 5) on Amazon Prime, which will focus on Hanna’s new ‘sisters,’ a genetically weaponized army of girls with identical abilities to her own.

Additionally, TNT’s The Alienist (No. 2) returns two years following its debut! The period crime-drama’s new installment, Angel of Darkness, brings the trio of detectives back to take on the case of a missing baby, the daughter of the Spanish Consular while discovering how deep the corruption goes, and the new killer behind it all. Season 2 premieres on the 19th.

Coming in at No. 3 is German Netflix original, How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast). On the 21st, the coming-of-age dramedy is back in business as Moritz can’t let go of the online drug shop after making 1 million Euros, and Lenny brings a new hacker friend into the business … who happens to be followed by both the police and two street-gangsters.

Last but not least, anime series, Re:Zero - Starting Life in Another World (No. 4) comes back on July 8th with the first-half of its second season. After defeating the Witch cult and the Sin Archbishop of Sloth, Natsuki Subaru’s journey in another world continues the light novel adaptation and will introduce viewers to Echidna The Witch of Greed.

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