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5 things you have to watch on TV this weekend

What If...? is back, Saltburn hits Prime Video, and more

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What If...? season two; Rosamund Pike in Saltburn
What If...? season two; Rosamund Pike in Saltburn
Photo: Marvel Studios; Amazon Studios

Welcome to the weekend edition of What’s On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday, Dec 22 to Sunday, Dec 24. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekly edition of What’s On publishes on Sundays.]

1. What If...? returns for a second helping

Marvel Studios’ What If... ? Season 2 l Holiday Wordplay l Disney+

Disney+, Friday, 3:01 a.m: The second season of Marvel’s animated series What If...? finds Jeffrey Wright returning to voice the Watcher. Once again, he’ll oversee the weird events of the multiverse, repeating over and over that he isn’t allowed to intervene. This time around, some of the fun twists to the MCU include a world in which the Avengers assemble in 1602, Nebula (Karen Gillan) joins the Nova Corps, and Hela (Cate Blanchett) finds the Ten Rings. The returning voice cast includes Lake Bell, Jon Favreau, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Hemsworth, Hayley Atwell, and Jeff Goldblum.


2. Emerald Fennell’s thriller Saltburn arrives on streaming

Saltburn | Official Trailer

Prime Video, Friday, 12:01 a.m.: If you missed Saltburn in theaters and want to know what the fuss is all about, the film is now streaming on Prime Video. Emerald Fennell’s followup to Promising Young Woman stars Jacob Elordi, Barry Keoghan, Rosamund Pike, and Richard E. Grant, and follows an Oxford University student who visits his rich friend’s home for the summer, turning the lives of the family upside down. Check out The A.V. Club’s review.


3. K-drama Gyeongseong Creature goes for monstrous thrills

Gyeongseong Creature | Official Trailer | Netflix

Netflix, Friday, 3:01 a.m.: The South Korean series Gyeongseong Creature, set in 1945 during Japan’s occupation, finds Jang Tae-san (Park Seo-joon) and feisty sleuth Yoon Chae-ok (Han So-hee) teaming up after they discover the military has been conducting dangerous experiments. A strange creature, naturally, comes to light, and the duo must fight for survival.


4. Curry & Cyanide: The Jolly Joseph Case unpacks a dark true-crime tale

Curry & Cyanide : The Jolly Joseph Case | Official Trailer | Netflix India

Netflix, Friday, 3:01 a.m.: Directed by Christo Tomy, the Indian true-crime docuseries Curry & Cyanide digs into the sordid story of Jolly Joseph, the 47-year-old accused of fatally poisoning six members of her family with cyanide over a period of several years, all to inherit their properties.


5. The Manny lays on the romance

The Manny | Official Trailer | Netflix

Netflix, Sunday, 3:01 a.m.: The Manny is a 10-episode dramedy centered on Jimena, a single mother of three kids whose world shifts when she meets a rancher, Gabriel. He is, of course, the perfect caretaker for her children and helps her navigate parenthood and her career as a romance blooms between them.