Introducing a veritable Smorgasbord of series to watch before the curtains come down on 2021.
1. Money Heist (Netflix)
On December 3, the platform puts all its cards on the table in this definitive and delightful adieu to one of its most emblematic series and media hyped shows of all time. The Professor and his gang will finally have to face the finale of their meticulously crafted robbery, having to deal with some pretty formidable challenges left over from the previous installment, released at the beginning of October. With the cops hot on their heels, escaping from the bank now makes hiking Everest in shorts and sandals look easy in what is guaranteed to have you needing fake nails by the time the credits roll.
2. Harlem (Prime Video)
The perfect remedy after a high-pressure outcome in the finale to “Money Heist”, is available the very same day on Prime Video, sweeping us off to the New York neighborhood of Harlem, where four young African-Americans set off in pursuit of their dream job after graduating. Introducing “Harlem”, directed by writer Tracy Oliver
3. Beforeigners (HBO Max)
Two days later, on the 5th, the visitors are back on the newly launched (at least in Spain) HBO Max. The Norwegian series returns for a second season, bringing us a fresh dose of science fiction and time travel. Starring Krista Kosonen and Nicolai Cleve Broch once again in the leading roles playing Alfhildr and Lars, this time around they’re joined by an international cast including Paul Kaye, who we saw in “Game of Thrones”, and Billy Postlethwaite, who played Boris in “Chernobyl”.
4. And Just Like That (HBO Max)
From Harlem, we cross the river and head down to Fifth Avenue for the sequel to “Sex and the City” arriving in mini-series format on the ninth. The story follows the exploits of three women who need no introduction, Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte, who narrate their own particular realities and luxurious lives as they question the bonds of friendship that have kept them all together for so long.
5. The Expanse (Prime Video)
The trailer for the sixth season of “The Expanse” promises an electrifying final mission for the crew of the Rocinante ship, available on Amazon Prime Video, December 10, as they face off against the terrorism plaguing the Solar System, while many subplots will need to be compressed in order to conserve The Expanse’s reputation as one of the best sci-fi shows of the moment.
6. The Witcher (Netflix)
December is a bountiful month for all you series fans as we make the leap from science fiction to medieval fantasy in the return of strongman Geralt de Rivia returns to Netflix on December 17, hand-in-hand with Princess Ciri, the woman he’s sworn to protect as she embarks on a journey to her childhood home. In the interim, the continent’s humans, elves, and demons continue their struggle for supremacy beyond the walls and all signs seem to point towards this second season of “The Witcher” will offer bloodletting galore, epic battles of the sword, and above all, adventure in abundance.
7. The Great (Starzplay)
On the 19th, Starzplay release the second season of “The Great”, the historical comedy that serves as showcase for the fabulous actress Elle Fanning. In this sequel, Catherine the Great finally takes the Russian throne for herself, but she will soon discover that the act of dethroning her husband has only been the beginning of a series of ups and downs. The queen must now face the stark reality of liberating a country which has no aspiration to be freed as her mission to shine light on the darkness of Russia, sparking serious dissent among her own court.
8. The Book of Boba Fett (Disney +)
And we come to the final recommendation, arriving on December 29 when we’ll be able to compartmentalize the pudding and turkey intake with the expansion of “The Mandalorian”, universe as “The Book of Boba” Fett arrives in this spin off from the famous Jon Favreau series, announced in one of its post-credits scenes. We’re still awaiting official confirmation as to whether this will become a regular Disney+ feature or if this is only going to be a one-off, 8-part and exclusive miniseries, the format announced by Disney at the presentation of their latest galactic projects. The only thing we do know for sure about the storyline is that Boba Fett and Fennec Shand, protagonists in this installment and veritable connoisseurs of the mercenary business, become the owners of their own destinies this time around.