New entertainment releases this week include Oprah Winfrey’s documentary about acting icon Sidney Poitier and a star-studded celebration of Norman Lear featuring George Clooney, Rita Moreno, Anthony Anderson and Jennifer Aniston. Quantum Leap returns to television with the sequel to the 1989-93 science fiction series about a scientist trapped in the past by an experiment gone wrong. And On the Come Up, about a 16-year-old girl with rap ambitions, is based on the 2019 best-selling teen novel by Angie Thomas.

Here’s a roundup of the best of what’s coming to theaters, TV, and streaming services this week.

Less than a year after the death of Sidney Poitier, who died in January at the age of 94, the documentary Sidney directed by Oprah Winfrey is being released. Premiering Friday on Apple TV+, it’s a poignant portrait of the groundbreaking actor who paved the way for countless black actors in Hollywood and revolutionized how they were portrayed on screen. Sydney, directed by Reginald Hudlin before Poitier’s death, was produced in collaboration with the Poitier estate (several of Poitier’s daughters appear in the film) and many famous people. Denzel Washington, Spike Lee, Morgan Freeman, George Nelson, Robert Redford and Halle Berry are interviewed on “Sydney”, as is Winfrey.

In Athena, director Romain Gavras brings dramatic highlights and long, wiry shots to a panoramic thriller about a police siege of a fictitious apartment building in the suburbs of Paris. The film, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival and debuts Friday on Netflix, is a gritty yet balletic urban Greek tragedy from the youngest son of Oscar-winning Greek director Kosta Gavras. This is the third film of the French director (he also shot music videos for Kanye West, Jamie X and others); he wrote with Elias Belkeddar and Ladge Lee, whose 2019 film Les Miserables covered similar territory.

Based on the 2019 bestseller for young adults by Angie Thomas (“The Hate U Give”), “On the Come Up” follows a 16-year-old girl (Jamila Gray) whose rap ambitions are simultaneously relevant (her family needs money) and edginess (her late father was a hip-hop legend killed by gang violence). The film, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, airs Friday on Paramount+ as well as select theaters.

Quantum Leap returns to television with the sequel to the 1989-93 science fiction series about a scientist trapped in the past by an experiment gone wrong. Three decades later, physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee) is part of a team trying to decipher the nature of a quantum leap accelerator when he suffers a similar fate. But his colleagues (including Ernie Hudson and Caitlin Bassett) are determined to save him. Scott Bakula, star of the original series, confirmed online that he is not affiliated with the NBC upstart, but wishes him “good luck and happy jumping!” It will debut on Monday.

Hulu’s “reboot” is a clever take on the resurrection of the goofy family sitcom from the early 2000s and its former stars whose careers didn’t catch on. The cast is attractive — Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Judy Greer, Paul Reiser, Rachel Bloom, Calum Worthy and Christa Marie Yu — but the big name is creator-executive producer Stephen Levitan. “The Reboot” marks a return to television for the award-winning “Modern Family” co-creator, and he relishes poking fun at network television’s love of repeats. The series debuts with three episodes on Tuesday.

Norman Lear turned 100 last July, but it would be cynical to begrudge the legendary TV producer and activist a belated party, especially one that was delayed by everyone. “Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter,” premiering Thursday on ABC, will celebrate Lear’s life and achievements, which include the groundbreaking sitcoms “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons.” George Clooney, Rita Moreno, Anthony Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Kimmel and Octavia Spencer are among those set to appear in the two-hour special, which promises comedy, performances and unexpected encounters.

Compiled by AP writers Lynn Elber and Lindsay Barr

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