Cast members from I Am Not OK With This, a teen coming of age comedy-drama streaming now on Netflix. Courtesy Netflix

Worried about social distancing? Streaming services provide options at home

The likes of Netflix, Crave and Amazon Prime have new shows on offer to keep you entertained

With movie theatres closed and social distancing recommended, streaming has become more vital than ever for some much-needed distraction.

Luckily there are a number of new series to watch just in time for social distancing.

Al Pacino and Logan Lerman star in Hunters, a series about a group that hunts down Nazis. From executive producer Jordan Peele, this series is streaming now on Amazon Prime. Courtesy Amazone Prime

New to Netflix is I Am Not Okay with This, a coming-of-age dramedy based on the comic of the same name by Charles Forsman. The seven-episode show stars Sophia Lillis (It) as a teenage girl who begins to realize she has superpowers as she navigates school and a family trauma.

Over on Hulu, novelist and critically-acclaimed film director Alex Garland (Ex Machina, Annihilation) has made the transition to television with the miniseries Devs. The eight-episode series is being released weekly until April 16 and follows a computer engineer investigating a computing company called Amaya for the disappearance of her boyfriend.

Also on Hulu, Little Fires Everywhere bring Celeste Ng’s acclaimed novel to the screen in a miniseries starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington. The story centres on two families whose lives become intertwined after a fire. The show’s seven episodes will be released weekly until April 15.

Kerry Washington, left, and Reese Witherspoon star in Little Fires Everywhere, an eight-episode series currently streaming on Hulu. Courtesy Hulu

For Crave subscribers with the HBO add-on, The Plot Against America is a new miniseries that imagines an alternate, but not unimaginable, American history where Charles Lindbergh becomes president and steers the nation into fascism. Created by The Wire’s David Simon and Ed Burns, and based on the Philip Roth novel, the series stars Winona Ryder, Anthony Boyle and Zoe Kazan.

Amazon Prime is also tackling fascism with Hunters, which tells the story of a group of Nazi hunters in 1977 who discover that Nazi war criminals are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in America. Al Pacino heads up a stacked cast for this 10-episode series.



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