Jonathan Groff is King George in Hamilton, the filmed version of the original Broadway production.

5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend Presented by State Farm®

By Andie Hagemann

In between family BBQs and fireworks, don’t miss all the exciting content available on your TV (and assorted streaming devices) this holiday weekend! On Friday, watch a new episode of Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion on Disney Channel—as well as the launch of Assembled: The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Bohemian Rhapsody (on Disney+ and Hulu, respectively). Speaking of Disney+: Return to the room where it happens and watch Hamilton as it celebrates its second anniversary on the streaming service; and explore the marvelous wonders of North America with a viewing of National Geographic’s new series America the Beautiful when it debuts on the streamer this Monday.

Violet Rodriguez (Scarlett Estevez) wears a luchador mask in promo art for the new series Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion.

Ultra Violet & Black ScorpionFriday, July 1, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel
When an anonymous gossip blogger at school posts humiliating secrets, Violet (Scarlett Estevez) chooses to take matters into her own hands. Can she stop them before too much damage is done?

Close-up still of Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff aka The Scarlett Witch in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Assembled: The Making of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of MadnessFriday, July 1, on Disney+
The latest installment of the behind-the-scenes documentary series examines how director Sam Raimi and the film’s cast brought Marvel’s most mystifying story yet to the big screen. Hear firsthand accounts on what it took to design, create, and make each universe unique and believable.

Freddie Mercury, who is wearing an all-white suit, stands at center singing with his band Queen in a recording studio in the film Bohemian Rhapsody.

Bohemian RhapsodyFriday, July 1, on Hulu
You’ll be havin’ such a good time; you’ll be havin’ a ball watching this Oscar®-winning biopic chronicling the meteoric rise of the legendary band Queen and its lead singer Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek) in the 1970s. After leaving the group to pursue a solo career, Mercury reunites with Queen for the benefit concert Live Aid—resulting in one of the most iconic performances in rock ’n’ roll history.

Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr and Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton a filmed performance of the Broadway musical Hamilton

HamiltonSunday, July 3, on Disney+
Sunday marks two years since the debut of the filmed version of the original Broadway production from The Richard Rodgers Theatre, and we’re not throwing away our shot to celebrate! The iconic show chronicles the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton with a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway. With book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who stars as Hamilton, the cast also includes multihyphenates Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, and Phillipa Soo.

A common dolphin surfing a wave off the coast of California. (National Geographic for Disney+/Nick Hawkins)

America the BeautifulMonday, July 4, on Disney+
National Geographic’s new Original documentary series, narrated by Michael B. Jordan, depicts the jaw-dropping story of North America and its amazing animals. From Arctic icecaps to sweltering deserts and everything in-between, the special journeys through the continent’s most spectacular regions. All six episodes are available to stream at launch. Note: Some flashing lights sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers.