With the number of Covid-19 cases going down consistently, shooting for films, web series and television serials have once again resumed post the shut down imposed by the second wave of Covid-19. Several films by directors such as Srijit Mukherji, featuring stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Dhanush, Akshay Kumar and others, have resumed shooting.
However, theatres still remain shut and filmmakers continue to turn to OTT platforms to premiere their shows and films.
This week’s list of eight new films and series releasing on streaming platforms include Jimmy Sheirgill-starrer Collar Bomb and the fourth season of the web series Atypical.
1. Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness — Netflix (July 8)
A Japanese horror-action CGI web anime series, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is based on the Resident Evil franchise by Capcom. The story is set between the events of Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, after a hacking incident is uncovered at the White House. Leon and Claire find themselves consumed by a dark conspiracy when a viral attack ravages the White House.
2. The Water Man — Netflix (July 9)
The American drama film The Water Man, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2020, is the story of 11-year-old Gunner who sets out on a quest to find a mythic figure rumoured to have the power to cheat death, in a desperate attempt to save his ill mother.
3. Collar Bomb — Disney+ Hotstar (July 9)
Sheirgill-starrer Collar Bomb is a Hindi action thriller drama series which revolves around a cop whose life is thrown into chaos as he is forced to commit a series of crimes before a suicide bomber blows up a school. As the series unfolds, he races against time, confronted by an evil which is determined on striking raw, primal terror.
4. Atypical Season 4 — Netflix (July 9)
Atypical is an American comedy-drama streaming television series that premiered in August 2017. Centred around Sam Gardner, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum who decides to get a girlfriend, the series unfolds a journey that sets Sam’s mother on her own life-changing path as her son seeks more independence. The fourth and final season will see Sam move in with his best friend Zahid as the Gardners continue to grow as a family.
5. Dujone — Hoichoi (July 9)
Hoichoi describes the Bengali web series Dujone, starring Srabanti Chatterjee and Soham Chakraborty, as “a thriller, not a love story.” The series narrates the story of the couple, Ahona (Chatterjee) and Amar Basu Thakur (Chakraborty). Thakur is one of the biggest jute manufacturers in the country and the series unfolds the mystery behind the changes in Thakur’s persona after an accident.
6. Fear Street Part Two: 1978 — Netflix (July 9)
Fear Street Part Two: 1978 is a sequel to the 2021 American slasher film Fear Street Part One: 1994. The upcoming film is set in the cursed town of Shadyside where a killer’s murder spree terrorises Camp Nightwing and turns a summer of fun into a gruesome fight for survival.
7. State of Siege: Temple Attack — ZEE5 (July 9)
The upcoming Hindi action thriller film State of Siege: The Temple Attack is the next in the State of Siege series after State of Siege: 26/11, which was about the untold stories of the NSG commandos who rescued Mumbai when it was under siege during the 26/11 terrorist attacks. According to the official synopsis, Akshay Khanna starrer State of Siege: The Temple Attack is inspired by true events and narrates the tale of NSG commandos who step in to save innocent people during a terrorist attack on a temple in Gujarat.
8. Biohackers Season 2 — Netflix (July 9)
A German techno-thriller television series, the first season of Biohackers premiered on Netflix in August 2020. It follows medical student Mia Akerlund who enters a top German university on a secret mission and discovers the use of highly advanced biohacking technology in her university town. Gradually, she uncovers a conspiracy linking a family tragedy to a visionary biology professor. In the second season, Mia wakes up from a blackout with no recollection of recent events and has to solve a big secret on which her life depends.