Love, Mystery, and Horror - Netflix Originals for September Has It All
03rd September, 2020
Netflix has lined up an impressive collection of originals that is set to release in September. Here is what you should expect on the streaming platform! If you’re running out of things to watch (is that even possible?), Netflix Originals for September is exactly for you! The OTT platform is set to release a bunch of new shows and movies, with a few Netflix Originals being a part of the package. This time around, there’s a whole lot of diversity, ranging from psychological thrillers that pit good against evil to deeply soulful and moving content. So, get your comfy blankets and start binge-watching!
Freaks – You’re One of Us (September 2)
Another superhero Netflix Original, Freaks - You’re One of Us focuses on ordinary people who have superpowers. Wendy (Cornelia Gröschel), her co-worker Elmar (Tim Oliver Schultz), and a number of others discover their powerful hidden abilities. Amid their personal problems, they find themselves sucked into a devious conspiracy that could have the answer to the source of their powers.
Love, Guaranteed (September 3)
Touted as one of Rachael Leigh Cook’s finest works yet (and that is saying something!), the movie revolves around a high-profile case against a dating app. Nick (Damon Wayans Jr.) wants to sue the company for guaranteeing love, with lawyer Susan (Cook) fighting the case. In the midst of the on-going trial, the two, ironically, start developing feelings for each other.
Young Wallander – Season 1 (September 3)
Adam Pålsson, Leanne Best, and Richard Dillane take up lead roles in this six-part series that covers the early experiences of a recently graduated police officer, Kurt Wallander. The show, set in Sweden, is a prequel to BBC’s famed series adapted from Henning Mankell's books. It allows viewers an exclusive insight into the personal and professional life of the young detective.
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (September 4)
Just when everyone had given up on the horror genre, Netflix decided to drop the trailer for this Charlie Kaufman movie, leaving fans and critics anxious for the release. The horror-thriller, based on Iain Reid's novel, follows a young woman (Jessie Buckley), who after just six weeks of dating her boyfriend, Jake (Jesse Plemons), travels to his childhood home. What transpires on her visit there is intense and frightening!
Undercover – Season 2 (September 6)
The first season of this Belgian crime drama series received worldwide applause, prompting Netflix to produce and release another season. All the major characters return in the second installment, with the plot picking up from a year after the end of season one. Kim De Rooij (Anna Drijver) and Bob Lemmens (Tom Waes) will be seen working together as they aim to bust an illegal arms trade in Syria.
My Octopus Teacher (September 7)
Our Planet, an Emmy Award-winning Netflix Original released last year, shed light on the diversity and richness of the Earth. My Octopus Teacher, an investigative documentary, has a similar background, but it reveals how different creatures share emotions, just like humans. The feature explores the unusual friendship between Craig Foster, an eager filmmaker, and an octopus living in the deep ocean.
StarBeam – Season 2 (September 8)
One for the toddlers, StarBeam arrived in April and immediately won over its target audience. The adorable but adventurous preschooler Zoey is the chief protagonist, who fights off villains with her many superpowers. One of her many powers includes attacking enemies with bubbles. Season 2 will see her take up even more tasks along with her tech-savvy friend, Henry.
Julie and the Phantoms – Season 1 (September 10)
Embracing the ups and downs in life whilst working towards your dream is hard, and this is the premise of this new teen musical series. Julie (Madison Reyes), a teenage girl, loses her mother and, subsequently, her passion for music. However, she finds herself drawn to music after she spots the ghosts of three musicians in her mom’s old studio.
Family Business – Season 2 (September 11)
Season 2 of the French series was announced just a month after the first season aired. Joseph (Jonathan Cohen) learns that the French government will be legalizing pot and decides to turn his father’s butcher shop into a coffee shop that serves marijuana. His family assists him in doing so and thus begins the comical and interesting story. If you like stoner comedy, this one is for you!
The Duchess – Season 1 (September 11)
Katherine Ryan’s Netflix show is centered around her being a single mother. In this show, Olive, her first child, is the center of her world, taking up most of her time. Yet, the Duchess wants to have another child with none other than Olive’s father, who has been her number one for a long time. Amid all the chaos and struggle, we see her maneuver through life.
The Devil All the Time (September 16)
Set between World War II and the Vietnam War, the movie is based on Donald Ray Pollock’s novel and features some seriously damaged characters that symbolize the traumatic aura of the time. Arvin Russell (Tom Holland), however, is an exception, as he is focused on doing the right things and protecting his close ones. The crime-drama, directed by Antonio Campos, narrates Arvin’s efforts to ward off evil at all costs.
Ratched – Season 1 (September 18)
Spooky, mysterious, and interesting, Ratched explores the experiences and events in the life of Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson). The young nurse arrives at an asylum center, hoping to prove her worth with dedication and hard work. Soon enough, the darkness comes to light and begins reshaping the landscape of the mental center. Alice Englert, Judy Davis, and Vincent D'Onofrio are other prominent cast members.
Welcome to Sudden Death (September 29)
Welcome to Sudden Death, starring Dallas Jackson, is a remake of the Sudden Death, Jean-Claude Van Damme’s 1995 hit movie. Van Damme played Darren McCord, a fireman who stopped a group of terrorists from blowing up the stadium during the NHL Stanley Cup final and saved the Vice President. Jackson’s version stars Gary Owen and Gillian White.
Enola Holmes (TBD)
Although Netflix is yet to confirm a released date, the streaming service has revealed that the movie will be out sometime in September. The British mystery will see Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown), the sister of Sherlock Holmes, undertake an expedition and unravel a conspiracy of incredible value. Henry Cavill stars as Sherlock and Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes in the movie.