Get Ready, Set, and Binge-Watch These Netflix Originals This October
01st October, 2020
With hours to spare and nowhere to go, our watch list is getting longer. And since many Netflix Originals are releasing this month, binge-watching is a must. The upcoming Netflix Originals have something in store for every genre. Since it is Halloween season, Netflix is set to release feature documentaries, rom-coms, action-adventures, thrillers, drama, and more. We guarantee that the releases will keep you occupied every weekend or weekday of the month. So don’t forget to stock some popcorn on your next grocery trip. Check out this list of October releases.
Carmen Sandiego (Season 3) – October 1
The action-packed series is back with another season, and we can’t wait to watch how Chief plans to get back at Carmen for hacking her computer. While she has Agent Devineaux back on her team, there’s no doubt that the action adventures won’t disappoint us. We also hope that Carmen finally meets her mother, as they have been apart for way too long.
Good Morning, Veronica (Season 1) – October 1
If you enjoy crime-drama, you can add this Brazilian series to your list. This crime thriller is bound to have us all fixated on our screens. The story, based on the novel by Raphael Montes and Ilana Casoy, centers around Veronica Torres, who works in the homicide department of Sao Paulo Police Station. The cast includes Tainá Müller, Elisa Volpatto, Camila Morgado, and Eduardo Moscovis.
Emily in Paris (Season 1) – October 2
This highly anticipated series is made by our two favorite teams who also created Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada. This rom-com series has ten 30-minutes episodes. The story revolves around an American girl who accepts a job in Paris and how she deals with the all-new Parisian life. Don’t be surprised if you find us sitting with a tub of popcorn.
The Haunting of Bly Manor (Season 1) – October 9
Netflix had to add at least one horror series for Halloween. The series is an adaptation of the book The Turn of the Screw by Henry James and follows the story of a young governess who takes up the job of looking after an orphaned boy and girl in a country house. What follows is more than horrific. We’re all set to binge-watch the show.
Deaf U (Season 1) – October 9
This documentary series gives you an insight into the minor hard-of-hearing community. The docu-series, produced by deaf advocate and actor Nyle DiMarco, features students that have hearing disabilities from Gallaudet University, a private college in Washington D.C. The series offers a rare and unfiltered glimpse of these students’ lives. If you are looking for something educational, add this to your list.
Grand Army (Season 1) – October 16
Katie Cappiello, the writer of the 2013 play Slut, reignites the story with this coming-of-age series. The show acknowledges the many common situations teenagers experience surrounding race, politics, and sexuality, and the impact these factors can have on their emotions. All of this is depicted in a fun and captivating way by following the story of five students.
The Trial of The Chicago 7 – October 16
The movie takes us back to the infamous 1969 trial of the seven defendants penalized by the Federal Government for conspiring inciting riots. The movie was originally to grace the big screen on September 24, which marks the 51st anniversary of the real trial. But it is now going to be released on the streaming service. The history buff within us cannot wait to learn more!
La Revolution – October 16
This French Netflix original drama series revisits the 1789 French Revolution story but from a different angle. The story is portrayed through the perspective of inventor Joseph Guillotin, who learns about the disease that plagues the elite of France. The symptoms are as atrocious as the insatiable need to kill commoners. How can one not want to watch a unique take on this?
Unsolved Mysteries (Volume 2) – October 19
The Unsolved Mysteries - Volume 1 released in July, and it has already garnered a loyal fanbase that’s anticipating the release of the second volume. It has a total of 12 episodes, but Netflix is releasing only six episodes. While we’re unsure about the other six episodes, you’d agree that watching the first half is way better than waiting. If you’ve missed the first season, what are you waiting for?
Rebecca – October 21
The 1940 classic gothic film Rebecca was an adaptation of the novel with the same title. The romantic thriller received many accolades and clearly set the bar pretty high for the Netflix release. We can’t wait to revisit this classic with a new lens and its stellar cast that includes Lily James and Armie Hammer in the lead roles.
Cadaver – October 22
Here’s another film to add to your list of Halloween specials. Cadaver came just in time for the fall festivities and is a good excuse to bring the family together for a movie night. Netflix’s first Norwegian psychological thriller, Cadaver, depicts a post-apocalyptic survival story that revolves around a family who is in search of food and shelter. The trailer looks promising enough to spook us.
The Queen’s Gambit – October 23
After watching the trailer in August, many had been waiting in anticipation for the release of the series. And, it is finally here with the first six episodes. This psychological thriller is based on a novel by Walter Travis that follows the story of a late-teen chess prodigy, Beth Harmon. Beth deals with substance abuse while on a quest to be the best player in the world.
Over the Moon – October 23
The trailer of this animated Netflix movie looks very promising. It’s directed by Glen Keane, whose work we have seen in Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid, and there’s no way we’re missing out on this one. The movie follows the story of a young girl who is in search of the moon goddess. A heartwarming story, indeed.
Mank – TBD
Here’s a great chance to explore old school cinematography shot with the latest technology, and that's enough of a reason to watch this. It is based on the actual events that took place in Hollywood when problems arose between Herman J. Mankiewicz and director Orson Welles during the production of Citizen Kane. Needless to say, this movie is long-awaited by many.