Some people treat September as the month that gets in the way of October and Halloween, but Earth, Wind & Fire wrote a song about it for a reason. Not because Netflix has a ton of solid content on the way for the month, of course, but if someone in the band retroactively decided that was the case, it would be accurate.
So, what all should Netflix subscribers be ready for this September? Expect celebrities, head games, and more scripted drama than you can shake a stick at. Oh, there's also a Ryan Murphy series coming as well, so let's dive in and see what the month has to offer.
Hip-Hop Evolution (Season 3) - 9/6
Another season of Netflix's hip-hop docu-series has arrived, and things are headed well into the 90s in Season 3. Tupac and Biggie Smalls were lightly touched on in Season 2, but they'll be the center of discussion yet again as Lil' Kim and Jay-Z also work their way into the story as well. As always we'll get details from the industry icons that were there at the time, and a reminder that the classics are that way for a reason.
The I-Land - (9/12)
Kate Bosworth, Natalie Martinez, and Alex Pettyfer star in a series where ten strangers are left on a paradise with no memory how they got there. The deserted folks soon find the island isn't as beautiful as it seems (much like the island used for FYRE festival), and that there's some real danger that can and will kill them. Will they make it out alive, or at least figure out why they all ended up on this forsaken island to begin with?
The Mind, Explained - (9/12)
For those looking for that real thinker of a docu-series that Netflix seems to roll out every so often, this is it. The Mind, Explained breaks down some of the human mind's most complex emotions such as anxiety and dreaming by talking out the things that are happening in one's mind when someone is experiencing something. For many, this is one of those rare moments to think about thinking, and maybe learn something once that existential crisis sets in.
The Chef Show: Volume 2 - (9/13)
Jon Favreau's first batch of episodes for The Chef Show were pretty entertaining, which may be why Netflix was eager to pick up more episodes of he and chef Roy Choi's Chef-inspired series. As for what audiences should expect, it looks like Seth Rogen will appear, and one can expect a bunch of other major celebrities and chefs to appear as well. Favreau works with some of Hollywood's top talents after all, so it shouldn't be surprising he can pull the biggest names established cooking shows have not.
The Ranch: Part 7 - (9/13)
The saga continues for Colt as The Ranch rolls into part 7 with the main character having all sorts of trouble juggling work and home life. The series is supposed to come to an end in part 8, so expect some major developments that set the show and characters on the path towards a conclusion. Just don't expect Rooster to come back, because that almost certainly will never happen.
Unbelievable - (9/13)
Toni Collette and Merritt Wever play two detectives in a series that follows a teen (Kaitlyn Dever) who is accused of falsely reporting a rape. The detectives learn of her story when a similar case emerges in their area, and are put on the path of a serial rapist. The series is based on A False Report: A True Story of Rape In America which chronicled the true crime story that is a truly harrowing story. Of all the shows coming to Netflix in September that may create a buzz, this feels like the most likely.
Criminal - (9/20)
Set within the confines of police interrogation rooms in three different countries, Criminal is a thriller that tells a story about 12 different criminals hailing from Spain, France, Germany, and the UK. As seen above, David Tennant is part of the cast, as is Captain America star Hayley Atwell. The premise sounds promising and the cast looks pretty solid, so I'm feeling optimistic this thriller will be the new obsession for at least a few subscribers.
Disenchantment: Part 2 - (9/20)
Simpsons creator Matt Groening's animated Netflix series is back for the second part of its adventure, and hopefully ready to build and continue to improve upon the entertaining world the show has crafted. Princess Bean and Luci are on a mission to save the kingdom, and hopefully will save Elfo along the way. This series showed flashes of brilliance in Part 1, so I'm hoping Part 2 builds on that and gives audiences a season that will get folks talking.
Dragons: Rescue Riders - (9/27)
Following the conclusion of the How To Train Your Dragon trilogy, a new Netflix series revisits the franchise and will attempt to skew towards a younger audience. Twins Dak and Leyla will rescue Dragons and go on other adventures within their town of Huttsgalor. Unlike past series' in the franchise, this show is geared more towards a pre-school audience, so don't expect older children to latch onto it like they may have with the films.
The Politician - (9/27)
Some will see the names Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, and Ryan Murphy and they'll be sold on The Politician. That's understandable given the resumes of all involved, as many will tune in on Day 1 regardless if they know the series is about Platt's Payton Hobart and his quest to become the President of the United States. First, he'll have to student body president of his high school. Expect satire, comedy, and probably yet another home run series for Murphy.
Of course, all of these shows will be found on Netflix during the month of September. Stick with CinemaBlend for more information on any of them, and for the latest news going on in the world of television and movies.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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