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The 10 best new and unmissable TV shows and movies coming to Stan in July.

Who needs friends, family and loved ones when you have a whole slate of addictive new TV shows and movies to get lost in this month?

All jokes aside, July really is shaping up to be a particularly excellent month for new offerings on Stan.

It’s already been a bumper year for new TV shows on Stan with shows such as Catch-22, The Spanish Princess and Perpetual Grace all dropping onto our screens, but the July release schedule is set to kick things up a notch.

Here are the best new movies and TV shows coming to Stan in July.

The Loudest Voice

This must-watch new drama provides an insider look at the meteoric rise and then brutal fall of Roger Ailes, the infamous founder of the Fox News network. Russell Crowe is almost unrecognisable in the meaty role of Ailes throughout the seven-part prestige series and is supported by a stellar cast including Sienna Miller and Seth MacFarlane.

The Loudest Voice will chart everything from the ongoing sexual harassment accusations and settlements that ended up bringing his hold over Fox News to an end while also looking into how he effectively became the Republican Party’s de facto leader.

Premiering July 1

The Rook

The Rook is best described as a juicy cross between Black Mirror and Bodyguard and the new thriller series is based on the best-selling science-fiction novel by Australian writer Daniel O’Malley. In this British drama, Myfanwy Thomas (Emma Greenwell) wakes up wearing latex gloves, all alone in a park and has no memory of how she came to be there. Oh, and as an added bonus, she is also surrounded by a whole lot of dead bodies. Joely Richardson and Olivia Munn co-star in the series, which will drop weekly on Stan.

Premiering July 1

Clique, season two

The BBC produced drama Clique is a dark and sexy thriller that follows the lives of a group of entitled Edinburgh students. In a storyline that’s a little reminiscent of other adult-tinged teen TV shows such as Gossip Girl, Clique follows childhood friends Georgia and Holly as they’re drawn into an elite clique of alpha-girls during their first few weeks at college.

Part psychological thriller/part teenage drama, this juicy new Stan offering takes a twisted look at what happens when friends are pushed to the extreme.

Premiering July 25

Sweetbitter, season two

Sweetbitter is a dreamy TV drama set against the delicious backdrop of the New York restaurant industry.

Tess (Ella Purnell) arrived in New York to start a new life in season one and was a bit of a fish out of water after landing a job in a prestigious (and very cliquey) restaurant. The second season of this very watchable series sees Tess start to question what she wants from the restaurant and from her new relationships. And what they all need from her.

Sweetbitter is based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Danler.

Premiering July 25

Check out the trailer for saucy Stan drama Sweetbitter, post continues. 

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The Circuit

The Circuit is a six-part Australian drama and stars Aaron Pedersen and Gary Sweet. The series centres on a mixed-race solicitor named Drew Ellis (played by Pederson, who also starred in Mystery Road) who joins the district to work at the Kimberley Circuit Court. Along with being a gripping drama, The Circuit is also a stunning showcase of Australia and was filmed in and around Broome in Western Australia.

Premiering July 12

Veronica Mars, season four

This is the news many fans (including me) have been waiting more than a decade to hear.

The fourth season revival of the beloved yet cancelled way too soon TV series Veronica Mars is finally arriving this month and can be viewed in Australia only on Stan.

It’s been a long five years since we last saw Veronica in the fan-funded Veronica Mars film back in 2014, which only ignited our hunger for the sassy characters. This new season will feature a storyline where spring breakers are being murdered in Neptune and Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer.

The first three seasons on Veronica Mars are available to watch now on Stan so you can catch-up before the new season drops.

Premiering July 27

Listen to Mamamia Entertainment Editor Laura Brodnik recap the first three seasons of Veronica Mars and explain why it’s the smartest teen TV show to ever exist. 

Gringo

This laugh-out-loud crime comedy, which was helmed by Australia director Nash Edgerton, tells the story of a meek and mild-mannered businessman who is sent to Mexico so that he can deliver an experimental marijuana pill.

Things go slightly awry when he is kidnapped by a drug cartel from which he must escape from alongside a hired mercenary. The movie stars the director’s brother Joel Edgerton, along with Thandie Newtown and Charlize Theron who was also a producer on the project.

Premiering July 1

The Happytime Murders

This is a movie that copped a little bit of flack when it was first released, but honestly the best way to enjoy it is just to accept that the premise is crazy and go from there.

The Happytime Murders depicts a world where Muppets (yes, Mupptes) live in harmony with humans. Melissa McCarthy plays a detective who has the task of finding out who has been murdering the fuzzy stars of a much-loved children’s show.

Premiering July 2

Disobedience

Disobedience hails from the director of the Academy Award-winning movie A Fantastic Woman. The film stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams and is set in North London. Disobedience is a quietly mesmerising movie and tells the story of Ronit Krushka (Weisz) who returns home to her strict Orthodox Jewish community for her father’s funeral and is confronted by her still simmering past relationships.

Premiering July 3

Summer of 84

This Canadian horror mystery film tells the story of neighbourhood conspiracy theorist Davey Armstrong who begins to suspect his police officer neighbour might be the serial killer whose presence is dominating the local news. So he and his three best friends begin an investigation that soon becomes increasingly dangerous.

Premiering July 9

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