Stranger Things. Riverdale. Jane The Virgin. David Fincher. October on Netflix UK basically reads as a list of all your favourite words from the past year. Yes, while the grey, dull evenings of autumn set in, Netflix is busy getting the part started, taking us back to Hawkins, Indiana, for more 80s-themed, Upside Down happenings, before taking us back even further into the creepy past with Mindhunter, David Fincher’s thriller about the FBI’s attempts to profile and catch serial killers in the 1970s.
That alone would be enough to keep anyone happy, but October’s also a month that whisks us back to the gloriously trashy teen world of Riverdale, with The CW’s reboot of Dynasty not far behind – episodes of those arrive each week, balancing out the all-at-once burst of excitement from Netflix’s other originals, such as Suburra and Noah Baumbach’s possible awards contender, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). Speaking of weekly arrivals, October’s a month guaranteed to reward patient streamers, with Rick and Morty’s finale finally here, alongside new episodes of The Good Place Seasonbb 2, Star Trek: Discovery, Designated Survivor, and did we mention Once Upon a Time Season 7 and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3? Look, just stop reading now, WhatsApp all your friends and tell them you’re busy for the next four weeks.
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Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in October 2017:
Good Will Hunting – 1st October
Robin Williams and Matt Damon are on superb form in this drama about a janitor at MIT who secretly has a genius-level IQ. Discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard), he winds up getting help from Williams’ unconventional therapist. The result is all kinds of warm and fuzzy, winning an Oscar for its screenplay, which was written by Damon and Ben Affleck.
For a Few Dollars More – 1st October
Clint Eastwood returns as The Man with No Name, as two bounty hunters with the same intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – 1st October
While struggling to balance his life as a student with his alter ego Spider-Man, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) begins to probe into the life of his father… and discovers that the threat posed by renegade electrician Electro (Jamie Foxx) and Russian mobster Rhino (Paul Giamatti) have one thing in common: the sinister OsCorp multinational, run by his old buddy Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan). Emma Stone and Garfield’s chemistry continues to impress, even if there are too many villains overall.
Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen): Season 1 – 5th October
A new couple, their exes and their children navigate the emotional challenges and tricky logistics of blended family life in this Swedish dramedy.
Suburra: Season 1 – 6th October
In a new series following on from the Italian crime film (also on Netflix), 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 – 6th October
In the midst of a field exercise operating I-Machines, Alliance Academy student Maya Mikuri is thrown into an entirely different kind of adventure.
Kidnap – 6th October
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.
The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson – 6th October
The police ruled Marsha P. Johnson’s death a suicide. This documentary challenges their claim while honoring the LGBT activist’s life and legacy.
Skylanders Academy: Season 2 – 6th October
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 – 6th October
Bailey, Franny, Kip and Lulu help preschoolers learn new words while they have fun starting a band, playing games, learning about friendship and more.
Once Upon a Time: Season 7 – 10th October
It’s all change for Once Upon a Time, as Season 7 picks up after a time jump. The new series of the long-running fantasy drama introduces us to Andrew J West as Adult Henry Mills, Alison Fernandez as Lucy, Gabrielle Anwar as Lady Tremaine and Dania Ramirez as Cinderella.
Riverdale: Season 2 – 12th October
Get your Bughead memes ready – this is going to be special.
Dynasty: Season 1 – 12th October
It’s lifestyles of the rich, famous and evil in Aaron Spelling’s classic 1980s primetime soap opera. In Season 1, oil baron Blake Carrington marries Krystle, and his daughter, Fallon, weds Jeff Colby to save the business from ruin.
New episodes weekly
Fe de etarras – 12th October
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 – 13th October
An agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit develops profiling techniques as he pursues notorious serial killers and rapists in David Fincher’s new Netflix original series. Think Zodiac, if it lasted 13 hours.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) – 13th October
Gathering for an event commemorating their artist father, three adult siblings navigate their difficult relationships with him and each other.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 4 – 13th October
There’s only one way to stop the Galra: together. Will the galaxy join the Voltron Coalition in time? After Season 3’s short burst of episodes over the summer, Netflix’s anime reboot returns.
The Babysitter – 13th October
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.
Kingdom of Us – 13th October
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 – 13th October
Six preschool kids whose parents are the world’s most famous monsters try to master their special powers while preparing for kindergarten.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3 – 14th October
Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom) is back and this time, she’s singing her way through revenge and heartbreak, while mega WASP Nathaniel Plimpton III (Scott Michael Foster) collides with her like a very handsome meteor. New episodes weekly, within hours of their US broadcast.
Jane The Virgin: Season 4 – 15th October
Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez stars in this charming series as Jane Villanueva, a working, religious young Latina virgin, who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake. The CBS series first aired on E4 in the UK, which had the rights to the first two seasons, but with E4 dropping the show, Netflix has inked a new agreement to bring the show to our screens hot on the heels of its US broadcast.
Patton Oswalt: Annihilation – 17th October
Comedian Patton Oswalt takes the stage in Chicago to discuss the current political climate, social media angst and using humor to work through grief.
Haters Back Off: Season 2 – 20th October
Left all alone after a disastrous night, Miranda (aka. YouTube Colleen Ballinger) tries to win back her family, build on her viral momentum and take her magic to Broadway.
1922 – 20th October
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.
Wheelman – 20th October
Frank Grillo stars in Netflix’s new thriller about a getaway driver in a botched robbery, who puts his skills and smarts to the test when he receives shocking orders from an unknown caller.
One of Us – 20th October
When three Hasidic Jews leave their ultra-Orthodox community to join the secular world, they experience ostracism, lost relationships and even danger.
The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story – 20th October
Mexican superstar actress Kate del Castillo reveals her untold story of the encounter with the most-wanted drug lord in the world, El Chapo.
American Sniper – 19th October
Bradley Cooper delivers a superb turn in Clint Eastwood’s film about one of the most lethal snipers in US history, which is less jingoistic than its title suggests.
Focus – 19th October
Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s chemistry sparks in this stylish, if shallow, con artist thriller.
Horrible Bosses 2 – 19th October
Tired of always answering to others, Nick (Jason Bateman), Dale (Charlie Day) and Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) go into business for themselves in this comedy sequel.
Inherent Vice – 19th October
A stoner crime comedy drama by Paul Thomas Anderson? Breathe it in.
Shelter – 22nd October
A smart drama about homelessness that aims for the head as much as the heart, Paul Bettany’s directorial debut is a moving reminder that, no matter what you own, emotional shelter can be as effective as physical.
Wanted: Season 1 and 2 – 24th October
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.
Stranger Things: Season 2 – 27th October
Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold – 27th October
Acclaimed filmmaker Griffin Dunne explores the extraordinary life of his aunt, Joan Didion, one of the most influential American writers alive today.
Zumbo’s Just Desserts: Season 1 – 31st October
Australia’s baking reality TV contest goes global.
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – Date TBC
The Host – Date TBC
Bong Joon-ho’s barnstorming yet highly original monster movie follows an eccentric family’s attempts to rescue the daughter snatched by a huge amphibious creature. Like Okja? You’ll love this.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in October 2017:
The Big Bang Theory: Season 10
When Calls the Heart: Season 4
Equestria Girls: Tales of Canterlot High: Season 1
Lockup: Disturbing the Peace: Collection 1
What She Put on the Table: Season 1
Wrong Side Raju
The President’s Barber
The Time of Their Lives
Men on a Mission: Season 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
Joint Security Area
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Like Water for Chocolate
Don’t Kill It
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!
Justice in the City: Season 1
Fantastic: Season 1
Sudden: Season 1
Franca: Chaos and Creation
Jake’s Buccaneer Blast
The Dream Catchers: Season 1
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1, Episode 3
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Chesapeake Shores: Season 2, Episode 9
Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Designated Survivor: Season 2, Episode 2
Precious Youth: Season 1
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper And Beyond
Kibaoh Klashers: Season 2
Auntie Duohe: Season 1
The Good Place: Season 2, Episode 4
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse
Rick and Morty: Season 3, Episode 10
Mossad 101: Season 2
Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1, Episode 4
Chesapeake Shores: Season 2, Episode 10
Christina P: Mother Inferior
Secret Healer: Season 1
Barakah Meets Barakah
Designated Survivor: Season 2, Episode 3
El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial
The Good Place: Season 2, Episode 5
Power Rangers Ninja Steel: Season 1
West Coast Customs: Season 6
LEGO: City: Season 1
Belief: The Possession of Janet Moses
The New Guy
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
El Crazy Che
Calendar Girls (2015)
Seven and Me: Season 1
Story of an Egg
Aisa Yeh Jahaan
Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai
Gour Hari Dastaan: The Freedom File
Ankur Arora Murder Case
One Night Stand
Guerra De Idolos: Season 1
Solomon’s Perjury: Season 1
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1, Episode 5 (TBC)
Live from the BBC: Season 1
Once Upon a Time Season 7, Episode 2
What We Did on Our Holiday
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Riverdale: Season 2, Episode 2
Designated Survivor: Season 2, Episode 4
Dynasty: Season 1, Episode 2
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Guru Aur Bhole: Season 1
Sab Jholmaal Hai: Season 1
Siffredi Late Night – Hard Academy: Season 1
Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 2
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3, Episode 2
Scorpion: Season 3
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1, Episode 6 (TBC)
Once Upon a Time Season 7, Episode 3
Riverdale: Season 2, Episode 3
Designated Survivor: Season 2, Episode 5
Dynasty: Season 1, Episode 3
Jane the Virgin: Season 4, Episode 3
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 3, Episode 3
Max 2: White House Hero
Judah Friedlander: America Is The Greatest Country In The United States
Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1, Episode 7 (TBC)
Once Upon a Time Season 7, Episode 4
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Grean House: Season 1
Ha Unlimited 1
Ha Unlimited 2
Horror Story: Season 1
Kon Kon Kon: Season 1
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
Ernesto Guevara – El Che
Footprints in the Sand: Season 1
In Laws: Season 1
La Femme: Season 1
Laws of Attraction: Season 1
Moving on: Season 1
The Little Mermaid
Siffredi Late Night – Hard Academy: Season 1
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor
Aji Bas Shukriya
Pyar Ke Do Pal
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