When Netflix released the trailer for Enola Holmes last week, we knew for sure we have a lot of exciting things to look forward to this month. Aside from this adventure film, Netflix is premiering a wide array of titles to fit your varying tastes. So whatever you're in the mood for, there's bound to be something for you. Read on and get a sneak peek of all the must-watch September Netflix releases coming up.
Chef's Table: BBQ
You're in for a delectable treat with Netflix releasing a spin-off to the Emmy-nominated series Chef's Table on 2 September. This time, however, the food documentary will explore the smoky, juicy, and tender world of barbecue. For six episodes, Chef's Table: BBQ will give us a view into the passions of acclaimed chefs from the US, Australia, Mexico, as well as provide us glimpses to their philosophies on food.
What hooked us in: Well, for one, who doesn't love barbecue? But more than that, powering through this mouthwatering series would be all the more worth it as we learn more about the wonderful people and the hard work that goes into creating this iconic cuisine — something we don't usually pay mind to when a plate gets delivered to our table from a hidden kitchen.
Those into sci-fi might want to tune into the platform this 4 September. Moving away from the comedic tone of Space Force, this new space series from Netflix gets real and serious about hope, humanity, and survival. Away revolves around two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank as astronaut Emma Green. She decides to leave behind her husband and daughter to embark on a dangerous three-year-long mission to Mars.
What hooked us in: We'll be honest — just watching the trailer already made us teary-eyed. There's a lot of applause for astronauts who risk their lives exploring the universe out there, but it's not often that we see how it actually feels like being away from their loved ones in a vast, silent space. With that alone, we know this is going to be one hell of an emotional watch, a.k.a. the perfect series to binge on days we just feel like getting a good cry.
Record of Youth
Looking for a new K-drama to watch? You're in luck because Netflix will also be releasing tvN's Record of Youth in time with its South Korean premiere. Releasing two episodes weekly starting 7 September, the series starring Park Bo Gum, Park So Dam, and Byeo Woo Seok will follow the lives of three young professionals as they work tirelessly to achieve their dreams. Aiming to make it in the fashion and entertainment industry, all struggle against economic backgrounds that tie them back.
What hooked us in: The plot seems plainly realistic and simple, but if there's anything we learned from past tvN dramas we've watched, their slice-of-life dramas always end up becoming gems that tug at our heartstrings. And of course, you wouldn't miss the last drama Park Bo Gum took part in before his military enlistment? We don't think so.
The Devil All The Time
For a thrilling movie night, stream The Devil All The Time when it becomes available on the platform this 16 September. Set after World War II, this psychological thriller based on a book by Donald Ray Pollock centres on a young man named Arvin (played by Tom Holland), as he tries his best to protect his family in a small town filled with corrupt and sinister folks. With an ensemble cast comprising of Bill Skarsgård, Sebastian Stan, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, and many more, the film explores the lives of people permanently troubled by the war.
What hooked us in: The film won't be featuring supernatural horrors, but, through its narrative that plays on the mind and shows the effects of real-life horrors, we expect it'd give us a bad case of goosebumps. Other than that, we're also definitely curious to see the dramatic acting chops of some of our favourite Marvel superheroes (and shimmering vampires).
Netflix's releases this September 2020 really seem to be hyping us up early for the Halloween. Aside from The Devil All The Time, they're also giving us the first season of Ratched in a few weeks. Award-winning actress Sarah Paulson will take on the lead in this psychological horror series based on the 1962 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Instead of following the book's events, the show would, instead, focus on the origin story of its main antagonist, Nurse Mildred Ratched, as she begins working in a psychiatric hospital that performs unsettling experiments on its patients.
What hooked us in: It's always refreshing to see the stories we know flipped and viewed from a different perspective. And Ratched makes it all the more interesting by shaping an anti-hero out of the terrifyingly cruel nurse. How would Nurse Ratched end up becoming the tyrannical head nurse of the institution? We can't wait to see how her deeply unsettling darkness would creep out of her glamorous persona.
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