Clear your schedule – here's what's new to Netflix in October
The highly anticipated second season of Netflix Original Stranger Things is due to land just in time for Halloween on October 27. There are nine delicious episodes so you should probably book the day off.
Winona Ryder, Millie Bobby Brown and other key cast return, but we known nothing about the plot except for the fact the Upside Down is certain to feature. And that’s exactly the way we like it.
Another promising Netflix Original is Mindhunter, the first episode of which is directed by the brilliant David Fincher. It’s based on the book Mind Hunter: Inside FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by Mark Olshaker and John E. Douglas
Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallant star as FBI agents who analyse the minds of serial killers in order to solve their crimes. It lands on October 13 and should tide you over until the aforementioned Stranger Things.
Also on the 13th there’s The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) starring Adam Sandler. Don’t let that put you off. It was nominated for the Palme D’Or at Cannes and tells the story of an estranged family who meet up in New York for an event celebrating the work of thier father, Dustin Hoffman. Ben Stiller and Elizabeth Marvel also star. Noah Baumback directs.
Netflix is also offering up a new Italian series. Suburra is a small screen adaptation of Carlo Bonini and Giancarlo De Cataldo’s novel which was turned into a big screen drama last year. Set in 2008, Suburra tracks the connections between corrupt politicians, organised crime and the Vatican. Ten episodes land on October 6.
On Sunday October 1 you can have a movie marathon with The Notebook, Rain Man, and Big Daddy.
On Mondays there will be new episodes of the well-received Star Trek Discovery with new episodes of Designated Survivor season 2 arriving every Thursday. And you can catch the Rick and Morty season 3 finale on October 7.
Here’s a video rounding up the offerings for the month and scroll down for a full list…
When Calls the Heart: Season 4
Equestria Girls: Tales of Canterlot High: Season 1
Grean House: Season 1
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
Lovesick: Season 1+2
My Bromance: Season 1
Part Time the Series: Season 1
The Extra: Season 1
The School: Season 1
Time Travel: Season 1
Timeline: Season 1
What She Put on the Table: Season 1
The President’s Barber
Ernesto Guevara – El Che
The Time of Their Lives
Men on a Mission: Series 1
Generation Iron 2
How to Steal a Dog
Too Much Stress From My Heart
Boys in the Trees
Forever the Moment
The Lion Woman
Bitten: Season 3
The Bounce Back
The Perfect Guy
Whitechapel: Season 4
I’m in Love with a Church Girl
Fish Don’t Blink
Rush Hour 3
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Joint Security Area
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Good Will Hunting
For a Few Dollars More
Like Water for Chocolate
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Footprints in the Sand: Season 1
In Laws: Season 1
La Femme: Season 1
Laws of Attraction: Season 1
Moving on: Season 1
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes the Truth – Raunchy country comic Rodney Carrington is back and quick to point out he’s gone through changes, poking fun at sex, relationships and gaining weight.
Chesapeake Shores: Season 2
Hallows Eve Security
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Bonus Family: Season 1
Precious Youth: Season 1
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper And Beyond
Designated Survivor: Season 2 launch Oct 5, 12, 19, 26
Suburra: Season 1 – In a new series, a seaside town near Rome becomes a gambling paradise — and a battleground for a powerful family, the mafia and corrupt politicians.
ID-0: Season 1
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 – In Season 2, Spyro tries to prove he has superpowers, a new cadet arrives at the Academy, Eruptor discovers a new skill and much more.
Word Party: Season 3 – Bailey, Franny, Kip and Lulu help preschoolers learn new words while they have fun starting a band, playing games, learning about friendship and more.
Kibaoh Klashers: Season 2
Auntie Duohe: Season 1
The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson (Netflix Original doc) – The police ruled Marsha P. Johnson’s death a suicide. This documentary challenges their claim while honoring the LGBT activist’s life and legacy.
Kidnap – After her young son is abducted, a frantic mother catches a glimpse of the kidnapper’s car and rushes headlong into a dangerous and relentless chase.
Mossad 101: Season 2
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Christina P: Mother Inferior – Christina Pazsitzky hits Seattle with a biting dose of reality, telling truths about her childhood, getting older and the horrors of giving birth.
Kidnap Chesapeake Shores: Season 2
The Little Mermaid
Once Upon a Time Season 7
Dynasty: Season 1
Riverdale: Season 2
Bomb Scared (Fe de Etarras)
Barakah Meets Barakah
Fe de etarras – In this comedy, a dysfunctional group of armed ETA separatists awaits an elusive phone call while the rest of Spain celebrates a World Cup victory.
Mindhunter: Season 1 – An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists.
The Babysitter -When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his hot babysitter is part of a satanic cult — and they’ll stop at nothing to keep him quiet.
El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial – From a Mexico City theme park, energetic stand-up Alex Fernández riffs on music, cheap toys, insecurity and other fun things about growing up.
Kingdom of Us (Netflix Original doc) – Seven siblings sift through home videos and diaries to piece together clues to their father’s traumatic death in this poignant documentary.
Super Monsters: Season 1 – Six preschool kids whose parents are the world’s most famous monsters try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – Gathering for an event commemorating their artist father, three adult siblings navigate their difficult relationships with him and each other.
Jane The Virgin: Season 4
Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Season 1
Late Night – Hard Academy: Season 1
West Coast Customs: Season 6
LEGO: City: Season 1
Power Rangers Series 2017: Season 1
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor
Aji Bas Shukriya
Pyar Ke Do Pal
Money Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
The New Guy
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation Live from the BBC: Season 1 – Comedian Patton Oswalt takes the stage in Chicago to discuss the current political climate, social media angst and using humor to work through grief.
What We Did on Our Holiday
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story (Netflix Original doc) – Mexican superstar actress Kate del Castillo reveals her untold story of the encounter with the most-wanted drug lord in the world, El Chapo.
Haters Back Off (Season 2)
One of Us (Netflix Original documentary) – When three Hasidic Jews leave their ultra-Orthodox community to join the secular world, they experience ostracism, lost relationships and even danger.
Wheelman – The getaway driver in a botched robbery puts his skills and smarts to the test when he receives shocking orders from an unknown caller.
1922 – A farmer pens a confession admitting to his wife’s murder, but her death is just the beginning of a macabre tale of guilt-driven psychological terror.
Scorpion: Season 3
Wanted: Season 1+2 – Polar-opposite strangers Lola and Chelsea become partners on the run when they witness a murder involving dirty cops and are framed for the crime.
Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold October (Netflix Original doc) – Acclaimed filmmaker Griffin Dunne explores the extraordinary life of his aunt, Joan Didion, one of the most influential American writers alive today.
Stranger Things: Season 2
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States
Max 2: White House Hero
Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1 Ripped