9 New Netflix Series and Movies to Watch in October 2020
A new month means new Netflix releases, and we're here to let you know the best new TV shows and movies to watch this month. There is everything from Halloween movies, new Korean dramas and even the latest documentary by Sir David Attenborough.
Plus, if you missed the latest releases, be sure to catch up on September's new shows.
1/8 Emily in Paris
After landing her dream job in Paris, Emily (Lily Collins), leaves her role as a marketing executive in Chicago to start a whole new life.
Already dubbed as a 2020 take on Sex and the City––creator Darren Star not only create SATC but also the original Beverly Hills, 90210 and Melrose Place––Emily in Paris promises intoxicating adventures and surprising challenges as Emily adapts to her life in a new city, juggling a new job, friendships, and romance.
Not only is the 10-episode series sure to be Netflix's binge-worthy watch, but the fashion and beauty looks alone are set to worth tuning in for.
Release date: October 2
2/8 David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
Sir David Attenborough's powerful new documentary premieres on Netflix on October 4. After spending decades travelling the world and documenting the planet and the fascinating creatures that inhabit it, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet puts the 93-year old broadcaster in front of lens, as he recounts his life, reflecting upon his naturalist career and “the devastating changes he has seen”.
Sure to be a thought-provoking and unmissable watch, the film's trailer may be a devastating and poignant look at the state of our planet, but promises to offer a positive outlook, with Attenborough's words stating "We need to learn how to work with nature rather than against it—I’m going to tell you how”.
Release date: October 4
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3/8 Hubie Halloween
Not a fan of scary Halloween movies? No problem, Andy Sandler's latest film, Hubie Halloween promises to offer a family-friendly action adventure, with only a hint of monsters.
Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules––but this year is different. As a mysterious new neighbour has Sandler on high alert and people start disappearing, it's up to him to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and the townspeople that something's not right.
Release date: October 7
4/8 The Haunting of Bly Manor
If you are looking for something spooky to watch this Halloween, The Haunting of Bly Manor's trailer looks delightfully creepy.
Loosely based on the 1898 horror novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, the new show is the follow-up series to The Haunting of Hill House. Though many of the cast of the original series return, the narrative is not said to be connected, with Bly Manor telling the story of a young governess who is hired by a man to look after his niece and nephew at the family country house after they fall into his care. Arriving at the Bly estate, she begins to see apparitions that proceed to haunt the premises.
Release date: October 9
Starring Nam Joo-hyuk and Bae Suzy, this Netflix-produced Korean drama follows two young and ambitious entrepreneurs who dream of creating the next big thing in Korea’s Silicon Valley.
New episodes will be available every weekend to watch, with the series following the pair as they navigate the world of start-up companies.
Release date: October 10
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6/8 Blackpink: Light up The Sky
Whether you're a fan of the K-pop girl band or not, Blackpink: Light up The Sky is sure to still be worth a watch.
The new documentary follows the record-shattering group as they tell their story––offering a behind the scenes look at the creation of their new album, detailing many aspects of their hard-fought journey and the dreams and trials behind their meteoric rise to fame.
Release date: October 14
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7/8 Social Distance
Filmed during the initial months of the Covid-19 pandemic, Social Distance was conceived, cast and executed entirely remotely during quarantine.
Depicting the unique new world we all are living in, the eight-part series will "showcase the power of the human spirit in the face of uncertainty and isolation.” Each episode will focus on a different individual's story, as told through a virtual lens, conveying how different people coped with the emotional circumstance of being forced apart.
Release date: October 15
Based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier, Rebbeca stars Lily James and Armie Hammer as a newly married couple as they settle into life on his family's estate on a windswept English coast.
However, it soon becomes apparent that her idyllic new life isn't what she first dreamed of, as she finds herself battling the shadow of Maxim’s (Armie Hammer's) first wife, the elegant and urbane Rebecca, whose haunting legacy is kept alive by Manderley’s sinister housekeeper Mrs. Danvers (Kristin Scott Thomas).
Release date: October 21