The last quarter of every year prompts some of the year’s most innovative and thoughtful films and television shows just in time for award season. And with the launch of AppleTV+ last week, there’s a new competitor in the mix. Oprah Winfrey brings her Book Club into the 21st century with the digitalization of her reading group and insightful interviews with authors. Similarly, Amazon Prime’s latest series, Modern Love, brings the New York Times column of the same name to life with stars Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, and more, whom examine dating, love, and marriage.
On Netflix, Academy Award-nominee Timothée Chalamet stars at King Henry V in a star-studded production based off Shakespeare’s history plays, while the big screen pairs Dame Helen Mirren with Ian McKellen in a thrilling mystery about conmen and romance. But those wanting something with a more feel good vibe, Sky will be showing this year’s live action retelling of The Lion King that will have you humming Hakuna Matata throughout the festive season. Below, a roundup of all the happenings to keep you in the know and remember to share your discoveries using the hashtag #worldofVB and you may see it appear in an upcoming edition.