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Here’s Everything Coming To UK Netflix In October

I don’t blame you if your thoughts while reading this headline were Excuse me, October?! Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic six months ago, time has taken on a life of its own, meaning somehow we are now stepping into autumn. You might be clinging onto your dreams of an Indian summer but the incoming wet weather is sadly an indication of the amount of time we’ll be spending indoors from now on.

Thankfully, there are a few positives to spending your evenings huddled in a blanket on the sofa. Number one being that Netflix has a boatload of content heading your way this month. After September’s major successes like crime-fighting mystery movie Enola Holmes and creepy wartime thriller The Devil All The Time, the platform is back with even more big-hitters. In particular, Netflix has produced a plethora of pertinent documentaries covering a world of topics, from disability access to the music industry, as well as a giant feature film on the state of the natural world as we know it.

If documentaries aren’t your thing, there are still plenty of options to choose from, including two major movies. Fans of films with all-star casts will be happy to know that Netflix is bringing Lily James, Maya Rudolph, Eddie Redmayne, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more to our screens this October in a variety of comedies, thrillers and real-life dramas. The platform will also be airing its very own pandemic-set series, just in case you needed a reminder about the current climate.

To check out everything that is coming to UK Netflix this October, click through the slides ahead… 

Good Morning, Verônica (2020)

Following a young policewoman living in São Paulo, Brazil, Good Morning Verônica chronicles the bureaucracy, emotional stress and physical danger associated with working as part of a homicide unit. Aiming to solve the suicide of a young girl while saving the subjugated wife of a known serial killer, Verônica finds herself entrenched in the investigations, putting the lives of her own family at risk. 

Available 1st OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Song Exploder (2020)

If you think you recognise the name of this new documentary series, you’d be correct. Based on the podcast of the same name, Song Exploder will dive deep into the world of song-making with some of the biggest musicians in the business. Cutting together lengthy interviews, old archival tapes and original recordings, each episode sees the artists breaking down the process and meaning behind the music and lyrics. There’s guaranteed to be an artist to suit everyone, from Grammy award-winning singer Alicia Keys to Tony award-winning Hamilton composer Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Available 2nd OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020)
If you were looking for a documentary to pull at your heartstrings, Dick Johnson Is Dead is it. Following filmmaker Kirsten Johnson behind the scenes as she creates a film starring her 86-year-old psychiatrist father, the doc delves into humans’ strange relationship with death. Aiming to use cinema as a way of understanding life’s uncertainties, the documentary chronicles Kirsten’s father’s battle with memory loss, as well as the process of making a celebratory film about life, death and everything in between.

Available 2nd October
Photo Courtesy of Netflix.

David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020)
After airing his hugely affecting BBC documentary this September, David Attenborough is back with a new feature film. Described as his “witness statement for the natural world”, the documentary aims to address the key issues affecting the planet through a series of stories about his travels around the globe. Produced by WWF, the film is said to be a message of hope to the younger generation, discussing the changes that can be made to help the planet recover and thrive in the face of climate change.

Available 4th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Hubie Halloween (2020)
Halloween movies might not be as big here as they are in the US but as spooky season fast approaches, it would be rude not to have one on the watch list. Adam Sandler has it covered this month with his new movie starring Maya Rudolph, Noah Schnapp and Steve Buscemi. Set in Salem, the film follows Hubie (Sandler) as he works to keep the town safe on Halloween. When people start disappearing ahead of the big day, it’s down to Hubie to convince everyone that there may be monsters afoot. 

Available 7th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

The Forty-Year-Old Version (2020)
Winner of the Directing Prize at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, The Forty-Year-Old Version is an ode to those who never give up. We follow NYC playwright Radha as she fumbles her ‘last shot’ ahead of turning 40 and decides to switch lanes, swapping her life in theatre for the hip-hop scene. Written and directed by Radha Blank, the film is part comedy, part heartwarming underdog story, seeing Radha search for her voice in a multitude of ways. 

Available 9th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

The Haunting Of Bly Manor (2020)
If you were a big fan of The Haunting of Hill House, you’ll be happy to know that the creators are back this month with a brand-new gothic series. Set in 1980s England, The Haunting Of Bly Manor takes place during the aftermath of an au pair’s death, where a young American childminder is called to take care of a man’s orphaned niece and nephew. Living in an old manor house with the groundskeeper, chef and maid, the new nanny soon discovers the dark secrets hidden at the property, including the fact that someone’s death doesn’t always mean they’ve disappeared. 

Available 9th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Deaf U (2020)

Set at the renowned Gallaudet University, this documentary series follows a group of deaf students as they come of age in Washington, DC. Chronicling the pits and peaks of university life, the documentary provides an unfiltered look at the young deaf community as well as an insight into the goings on at one of the best private universities for hard of hearing students. 

Available 9th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky (2020)

If you’re a fan of Netflix’s behind-the-scenes music documentaries like Lady Gaga’s Five Foot Two or Beyoncé’s Homecoming, you’ll be happy to know another one is on the way. Following K-pop superstars Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé and Lisa, BLACKPINK: Light Up The Sky brings together archive footage and exclusive interviews to create an all-access pass to the girlband’s exclusive world. Starting from their days in training, the documentary aims to uncover the secret to their global success while showing the intimate highs and lows of being a famous popstar.

Available 14th October

Social Distance (2020)

Just when you thought that we were out of the woods when it comes to pandemic-themed programming, Netflix announces a new eight-part series about the COVID-19 crisis. Exploring the theme of human resilience in the face of uncertainty, each episode will tell individual stories about people trying to maintain relationships while miles apart. Created remotely during quarantine, the series discusses our reliance on technology as well as our basic desire for human connection.

Available 15th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

The Trial Of The Chicago 7 (2020)

Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Aaron Sorkin, The Trial Of The Chicago 7 tells the true story of a peaceful protest turned violent outbreak at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in the US. Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Eddie Redmayne, the film follows the protestors as they clash with the police and the National Guard, leading to them being charged with conspiracy to incite a riot and facing trial in front of the nation. 

Available 16th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Grand Army (2020)

Set in the biggest public high school in Brooklyn, New York, Grand Army tells the story of five students navigating their coming of age in a politically charged America. Aiming to show the complicated lives of modern-day students in the US, the series is an adaptation of the stage show Slut by Katie Cappiello, who also acts as the show’s executive producer.

Available 16th OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Rebecca (2020)

Based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 gothic novel of the same name, Rebecca is perhaps the most anticipated psychological thriller coming to Netflix this year. Starring Lily James as a young woman who marries a rich widower named Maxim (Armie Hammer), the film follows the couple as they navigate life on his large family estate on the English coast. Their whirlwind romance starts off as a dream but we soon see it turn into a nightmare as the new Mrs de Winter struggles to step out of the shadow of Maxim’s first wife, Rebecca. 

Available 21st OctoberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Young Wallander (2020)

Based on the famous novels by Henning Mankell, Young Wallander tells the origin story of Swedish police officer Kurt Wallander. With multiple TV series already chronicling Wallander’s life as an older cop, the new Netflix series is set to take a different route, following his life as a young rookie in the force. Set just as Wallander graduates from the police academy, the series sees the new officer sent out on his very first case as hate crimes begin to surge in Sweden. 

Available 3rd SeptemberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Away (2020)

This month, Netflix is shaking up the sci-fi genre with a female-fronted space series starring Hilary Swank. Across 10 episodes, Away follows Swank as she leads an international crew on the first mission to Mars. However, with her husband and teenage daughter staying put back on Earth, it becomes a difficult battle between doing what’s right for her family and doing what’s best for the advancement of humankind.

Available 4th SeptemberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

I’m Thinking Of Ending Things (2020)

Written and Directed by Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind’s Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking Of Ending Things looks to be an indie horror movie for the ages. Based on the novel of the same name, the story follows a young woman as she embarks on a trip to meet her boyfriend’s parents for the first time. However, things soon start to turn sour when she arrives at a farm in a remote rural town.

Available 4th SeptemberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Julie and the Phantoms (2020)

If you spent your youth learning the choreography to High School Musical, then Julie And The Phantoms is likely to be right up your street. This month HSM director Kenny Ortega brings us a new story about a young girl creating a band with…ghosts. Yep, you heard that right, after her musician mother passes away, Julie employs the help of three singing spirits to help her rediscover her passion for music and follow her dreams of fronting a pop group.

Available 10th SeptemberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

The Duchess (2020)

Comedian Katherine Ryan has already graced Netflix in stand up specials like In Trouble and Glitter Room, but this month she’s back on the platform with a brand new scripted series. Following her life as a single mother in London, the series sees Katherine working to find the balance between being her daughter’s BFF as well as a responsible parent. However, when she decides she wants another child, she has to embark on her biggest challenge yet, choosing between using a sperm donor or having a baby with her daughter’s father (and arch nemesis ex).

Available 11th SeptemberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Family Business (Season 2)

If you enjoy french dramas and comedy, then Family Business is the show for you. Series one followed 35-year old Joseph as he worked to convince his father to turn the family butcher shop into a marijuana distillery in France. This month, the second instalment of the series hits Netflix and follows the family as they work to expand their business…

Available 11th SeptemberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

The Devil All The Time (2020)

Okay, Netflix has seriously pulled it out the bag with this one. Starring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Bill Skarsgård, Mia Wasikowska, Riley Keough, Sebastian Stan and more, The Devil All The Time is packing a boat load of talent. Set between World War II and the Vietnam War, the film follows a young veteran as he comes face to face with the sinister characters lurking in his rural hometown. Adapted from the novel of the same name, the psychological thriller sees a troubled preacher, a creepy couple and a crooked cop try to corrupt a young man’s life.

Available 16th SeptemberPhoto Courtesy of Netflix.

Ratched (2020)

If you were missing Ryan Murphy, have no fear, the famed director is back with a new series this September, just four months after the release of Netflix’s Hollywood. This time the American Horror Story creator is treating us all to a One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest spin-off starring none other than Sarah Paulson. Inspired by the character Nurse Ratched, the series tells the origin story of how the asylum nurse came to work at the psychiatric hospital, following her descent from dedicated caregiver to something entirely more sinister. 

Available 18th September Photo Courtesy of Netflix.

Enola Holmes (2020)

Netflix’s Gen Z front woman Millie Bobby Brown is back this month in an entirely new adventure free from the Upside Down. Set in 1884 England, the film sees Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wake up on her 16th birthday to discover that her mother (Helena Bonham-Carter) has vanished. With no father to take care of her, Enola lands in care of her older brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both of whom want her to attend a strict school for girls. However, free-spirited Enola has other ideas, running away to London to solve the mystery of her mother’s disappearance. 

Available 23rd September Photo Courtesy of Netflix.

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