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Discover 9 new movies and shows available for streaming this weekend on platforms like Netflix, Disney Plus, and more (Feb. 23–25).

Discover 9 new movies and shows available for streaming this weekend on platforms like Netflix, Disney Plus, and more (Feb. 23–25).

Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and a new ‘Walking Dead’ spinoff lead the weekend watch list.

Like a horde of zombies, a surge of new shows and movies descends upon streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney Plus, and others this weekend.

Included in this weekend’s lineup is “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live,” the latest spinoff from the popular AMC franchise. This installment reunites original series stars Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira, portraying long-separated lovers Rick Grimes and Michonne. Additionally, the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” makes its debut.

On the cinematic front, the well-received film “All of Us Strangers” and the biopic “Priscilla” transition to streaming services. Check out our guide for recommendations on what to watch this weekend.

‘The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live’ (AMC)

In this spinoff of “The Walking Dead,” true love may prove to be the ultimate conqueror, even against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse. The series brings back original stars Andrew Lincoln and Danai Guirira, who departed the main show well before its conclusion, portraying the star-crossed lovers Rick Grimes and Michonne.

Rick was presumed dead after a clash with walkers in season 9, but he was actually rescued by an unknown militia with a helicopter. Michonne left their group upon discovering signs of his survival. Now, years later, their fates are set to collide once more. The question looms: has their enduring bond weathered the test of time?

‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ (Netflix)

Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender” stands as one of the most beloved and acclaimed animated series ever produced. Despite M. Night Shyamalan’s less-than-successful venture into a live-action film adaptation, Netflix has stepped up to the plate, undertaking the challenge to provide a more satisfying rendition with its own live-action series adaptation. The fundamental storyline remains intact, following the journey of Aang, a young protagonist destined to become the next Avatar. His mission involves mastering the elemental arts of water, earth, fire, and air to restore balance to a world threatened by the aggressive Fire Nation.

All 8 episodes streaming now on Netflix

‘Constellation’ (Apple TV Plus)

Similar to its Apple counterpart, “For All Mankind,” “Constellation” intertwines astronauts, a space catastrophe, and an alternate reality. However, it leans more towards a psychological thriller than a reimagining of history. Jo, played by Noomi Rapace, narrowly escapes an explosion at the space station.

Upon returning to Earth, she joyfully reunites with her young daughter. Yet, Jo soon discovers that crucial aspects of her life appear strangely altered. A piano occupies her home that wasn’t there before, and her daughter exhibits unfamiliar traits. Is Jo experiencing hallucinations, or is there something more sinister unfolding?

Episodes 1–3 are streaming now on Apple TV Plus

‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ season 3 (Disney Plus)

The third and final season of the acclaimed “Star Wars” animated series has been lauded by voice actor Dee Bradley Baker as the “end of George Lucas’ legacy.” Early reviews are brimming with praise, indicating a seamless and gratifying conclusion. The titular ensemble, consisting of elite clone troopers with genetic mutations, faces disarray after a tumultuous encounter that led to Tech’s demise and Omega’s abduction.  Now fragmented and besieged on all fronts, the batch must navigate uncharted territory, forming alliances with unexpected partners and embarking on perilous missions to liberate Omega and break free from the grip of the Empire once and for all.

Episodes 1–3 are now available for streaming on Disney Plus.

‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ season 6 (Netflix)

The popular racing documentary series is more about “how won it” than “who won it,” especially considering the already-concluded 2023 season where reigning champion Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing dominate once again.

The excitement lies not only in the race outcomes but also in the backstage machinations, strategic moves, internal conflicts, and brewing rivalries. Season 6 introduces rookie drivers Oscar Piastri and Logan Sargeant to the grid.

Catch all 10 episodes now available for streaming on Netflix.

The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Netflix)

After being broadcast on TNT for over three decades, the SAG Awards have found a new home on Netflix, which has gradually expanded its offerings to include more live events.

These awards recognize outstanding performances in both film and television, with winners determined by the votes of over 120,000 members of the SAG-AFTRA guild.

Nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture include “American Fiction,” “Barbie,” “The Color Purple,” “Killers of the Flower Moon,” and “Oppenheimer.” In the TV drama ensemble category, contenders are “The Crown,” “The Gilded Age,” “The Last of Us,” “The Morning Show,” and “Succession.” For TV comedy, the nominees are “Abbott Elementary,” “Barry,” “The Bear,” “Only Murders in the Building,” and “Ted Lasso.”

Catch the premiere on Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. ET, exclusively on Netflix.

‘All of Us Strangers’ (Hulu)

Prepare for an emotional rollercoaster of love, loss, and grief that might bring on the tears, so keep those tissues nearby before you dive into streaming. This contemplative tale often takes surreal turns with hints of the supernatural, all anchored by four outstanding performances. Adam (Andrew Scott) is a solitary screenwriter whose routine life takes an unexpected turn with the arrival of a mysterious neighbor named Harry (Paul Mescal). As their romance unfolds, Adam revisits the home where he once lived with parents who perished in a car crash when he was 12. To his astonishment, he discovers them alive and unchanged (portrayed by Claire Foy and Jamie Bell). Adam is granted a miraculous opportunity to get to know his parents and, in turn, for them to know him.

Available for streaming now on Hulu.

‘Mea Culpa’ (Netflix)

Tyler Perry’s repertoire extends beyond “Madea” comedies; he ventured into directing dramas years ago. His latest offering is a legal thriller featuring Destiny’s Child alum Kelly Rowland as criminal defense attorney Mea Harper. In this gripping narrative, Mea becomes embroiled in a murder case centered around the mysterious artist Zyair Malloy (Trevante Rhodes). As Mea unravels the intricacies of the case and contends with her client’s elusive charm, she confronts the revelation that everyone holds guilt. In a world of desire and deceit, danger is never far away.

Now available for streaming on Netflix.

‘Priscilla’ (Max)

Two years after Baz Luhrmann’s “Elvis” delved into Elvis Presley’s remarkable ascent, Sofia Coppola shifts the focus to his wife, Priscilla Presley, in this biographical drama. The narrative commences with their initial encounter, as 14-year-old Priscilla (Cailee Spaeny) meets the already world-renowned 24-year-old singer Elvis (Jacob Elordi). Reconnecting several years later, they embark on a tumultuous romance marked by drug abuse, emotional turbulence, and mental health struggles. In the realm of burning love, the most profound wounds can be inflicted.

Currently available for streaming on Max.

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