Dec 6, 2023
New titles streaming in December boast Reacher Season 2, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Marvel’s What If … ?
Well, kiddos, it looks like the streaming pickins are slim again this month, but not too slim, and just in time for the big holiday break. If you’re a fan of Christmas content, you’re in luck because there’s plenty of that to go around. If you’re not a fan of said content, you’re still in luck because there are several new titles arriving to your favorite platforms. December sees the premiere of Reacher Season 2 and the new Percy Jackson adaptation, as well as the animated Marvel offering What If …? Here’s a list on the most noteworthy titles dropping in December.
Culprits (Dec. 8 on Hulu)
Who doesn’t love a good heist thriller? This British series follows a crew of experts who apparently pulled off a big job and have since scattered and taken on new identities while the heat of the robbery dies down. Only, they’re pulled back together when someone starts killing them off one by one. Starring Gemma Arterton (The King's Man) and Eddie Izzard (The Lost Symbol).
The Crown (Dec. 14 on Netflix)
Queen Elizabeth’s reign is coming to an end, and after the first half of Season 6 dropped in November, the second half is finally here to wrap things up. The final six episodes will pick up in the aftermath of Princess Diana’s unfortunate and untimely death and will follow the royal family as they try to pick up the pieces after her passing. If you're watching A Murder at the End of the World on Hulu, you'll recognize the actress playing Princess Di.
Reacher Season 2 (Dec. 15 on Prime Video)
With its healthy mix of an excellent cast, plenty of action, and an intellectually stimulating plot, ReacherSeason 2 will no doubt be another success. When veteran military police investigator Jack Reacher (Alan Ritchson, of Blue Mountain State) receives a coded message that the members of his former U.S. Army unit are being mysteriously and brutally murdered one by one, Reacher leaves his drifter lifestyle to reunite with former teammates and see what’s up. This season promises to be a hard hitter, so buckle up.
Leo Reich: Literally Who Cares?! (Dec. 16 on HBO and Max)
Gen Z, apparently your leader has arrived in British comedian Leo Reich. His one-man show is sure to let you know that being young is “literally so hard, guys.” Reich takes aim at his generation of loafers through jokes and song, where he also discusses victimized phone zombies and the decrepit, apocalypse-creating, election-rigging oldies who made his life so hard. (His words, mostly).
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Season 1 (Dec. 20 on Disney+)
Based on the best-selling book series by Rick Riordan, Percy Jackson and the Olympians tells the fantastical story of a 12-year-old modern demigod who’s just coming to terms with his newfound divine powers when the sky god Zeus accuses him of stealing his master lightning bolt. With the help of his best friends Grover and Annabeth, Percy Jackson embarks on an adventure of a lifetime to find Zeus’s lightning bolt and restore order to Olympus.
Rebel Moon – Part 1: A Child of Fire (Dec. 22 on Netflix)
Finally, famed director Zack Snyder’s long-awaited franchise arrives this month. Hitting Netflix right before Christmas, this mega-budget sci-fi action flick is inspired by the works of Akira Kurosawa, the Star Wars films, and Heavy Metal magazines and will no doubt feature Snyder’s well-known slow-motion effects. When a colony on the edge of the galaxy finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical Regent Balisarius, they dispatch a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand. Rebel Moon boasts big names like Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy), Michiel Huisman (The Haunting of Hill House), Djimon Hounsou (Black Adam), Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Ray Fisher (Zack Snyder’s Justice League). Rebel Moon – Part 2 will be out in April 2024.
What If … ?: Season 2 (Dec. 22 on Disney+)
Though the Marvel fandom seems to be cooling off a bit these days, there’s one title in the MCU hoping to heat things back up. Providing standalone thrills (somewhat) safely disconnected from the larger MCU narrative, this animates series reimagines characters and familiar scenarios in fun, intriguing new ways. Season 2 boasts a batch of new stories following Hela, Korg, Black Panther, and more.
Letterkenny Season 12 (Dec. 26 on Hulu)
Pitter patter, let’s get at ‘er, dammit! One last time, at least. The cult Canadian sitcom created by (and starring) Jared Keeso returns for its final season at the end of this month. This beloved rural community features hicks, hockey players, emo-goths, and other eccentrics as they happily live out their days making bawdy jokes and engaging in lightning-fast wordplay. Season 12 sees the small town contend with a comedy night at Modean’s, a country music hit, the Degens’ bad influence, a new nightclub, and an encore at the Ag Hall.
Happy watching, and Happy Holidays, my friends.
Keeley Brooks is a big ole movies, television, and streaming nerd with a voracious appetite for entertainment consumption and an uncontrollable urge to write about everything she watches, even if it sucks.