What to stream this weekend: 'Many Saints of Newark,' Disney anniversary

"The Many Saints of Newark" star Michael Gandolfini attends the premiere of "It Chapter Two" in August 2019. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Many Saints of Newark explores Tony Soprano's past, Walt Disney World celebrates its 50th anniversary and Owen Wilson kicks off Saturday Night Live Season 47 this weekend.

In addition, The Addams Family 2 comes to video-on-demand services, Jake Gyllenhaal is a 911 operator in The Guilty and WWE will host night one of its 2021 draft on SmackDown.


Here's a rundown on some of the films and television shows that are set to be released this weekend.


'The Many Saints of Newark' -- HBO Max

Michael Gandolfini takes on the role his late father James Gandolfini originally portrayed in Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark, which comes to HBO Max and theaters on Friday. Michael Gandolfini portrays a teenage Tony Soprano, who is influenced by his crime boss uncle Dickie Moltisanti, portrayed by Alessandro Nivola. Alan Taylor serves as director. Co-stars include Leslie Odom Jr., Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, and William Ludwig as a young Tony Soprano.


'The Addams Family 2' -- VOD

The Addams Family goes on vacation in this animated sequel, which arrives Friday on video-on-demand services and in theaters. They visit the Grand Canyon and meet up with the hairy Cousin It. Charlize Theron voices Morticia, with Oscar Isaac as Gomez, Chloë Grace Moretz as Wednesday, Javon "Wanna" Walton as Pugsley, Nick Kroll as Uncle Fester and Snoop Dogg as Cousin It.

'The Guilty' -- Netflix

Jake Gyllenhaal is a 911 operator who tries to save a kidnapped woman in The Guilty, which premieres Friday on Netflix. The film takes place over the course of a single morning. Antoine Fuqua serves as director. Co-stars include Ethan Hawke, Riley Keough, Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Paul Dano and Peter Sarsgaard.


'Maid' -- Netflix

Margaret Qualley is trying to get her life back on track and ensure a better future for her young daughter in Maid, which comes to Netflix on Friday. Qualley's Alex escapes an abusive relationship and takes a job as a maid to make ends meet until her ex returns and launches a custody battle. Qualley's real-life mother Andie MacDowell portrays Alex's mother on the series, based on the memoir by Stephanie Land.


'Seinfeld' -- Netflix

Classic '90s comedy Seinfeld, which ran for nine seasons from 1989 to 1998, is moving over to Netflix on Friday. Jerry Seinfeld stars as a fictional version of himself, with Jason Alexander as George Costanza, Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Elaine Benes and Michael Richards as Cosmo Kramer. The group of friends have misadventures in New York City in the show, which is described as being about nothing.

'Diana: The Musical' -- Netflix

Jeanna de Waal stars as the late Princess Diana in Diana: The Musical, a filmed version of Broadway play Diana, which arrives Friday on Netflix. The play revisits moments from Princess Diana's life, including her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, played by Roe Hartrampf. Co-stars include Erin Davie as Camilla Parker Bowles and Judy Kaye as Queen Elizabeth II.

'The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World' -- ABC

Whoopi Goldberg is hosting this television special celebrating the 50th anniversary of theme park Walt Disney World, airing Friday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC. The special will include performances by Christina Aguilera and Little Mermaid star Halle Bailey in front of Cinderella's Castle. Anthony Anderson, John Stamos, Marsai Martin, Melissa Joan Hart, Candace Cameron Bure, Gary Sinise, Tom Brady, Phil Simms, Doug Williams, Kevin Feige, James Cameron and more will also make appearances.


'WWE SmackDown' -- Fox

WWE presents the first night of the WWE draft on SmackDown, which airs Friday at 8 p.m. EDT on Fox. The draft will move superstars, including champions and tag teams, to different brands including SmackDown and Raw. Hall of Famer Edge will also be making an appearance as he addresses Seth Rollins sending him to hospital the last time they met inside the ring.

'Saturday Night Live' Season 47 premiere -- NBC

Owen Wilson will host the premiere of Saturday Night Live Season 47, which airs Saturday at 11:30 p.m. EDT. Kacey Musgraves will be the musical guest. Returning cast members include Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Kenan Thompson and more.

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