Netflix continues to be a global entertainment powerhouse for audiences worldwide with its original programming and vast selection of movies and TV shows. Every month the platform captivates viewers with a diverse range of original contents. From thought-provoking documentaries to thrilling crime dramas and captivating comedies, there's a wide array of entertainment waiting to be discovered on the streaming platform. Let’s take a look into October’s Netflix English Original contents.
English Netflix Originals Releasing in October 2023
Everything Now," is an upcoming British limited series set to debut on Netflix on October 5, 2023. Developed and written by Ripley Parker, with direction by Alyssa McClelland and other notable directors, the series follows Mia Polanco, a 17-year-old recovering from anorexia who embarks on a bucket list adventure to catch up with the experiences she missed during her illness.
The show aims to shed light on mental health issues, particularly surrounding food and body image, among British teenagers. The cast includes Sophie Wilde, Vivienne Acheampong, Stephen Fry, and more, making it a highly anticipated exploration of recovery and self-discovery.
Reptile" is a gripping 2023 American crime thriller film that marks Grant Singer's remarkable directorial debut. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2023, and is about to land on Netflix on October 6, 2023, the movie is a tense exploration of a brutal murder mystery.
The story follows a hardened detective portrayed by Benicio del Toro as he delves into the enigmatic murder of a real estate agent. The film delves into a world where appearances are deceiving, unraveling both the case and the detective's own illusions.
The ensemble cast includes Justin Timberlake, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Pitt, and Ato Essandoh.
"Reptile" is not a sequel but a standalone cinematic experience that promises intrigue and suspense.
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher" is a highly anticipated gothic horror drama miniseries set to captivate audiences on Netflix starting October 12, 2023. Created and written by the talented Mike Flanagan, the series draws inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe's iconic short story, weaving a dark and mysterious tale. The narrative revolves around the CEO of a corrupt pharmaceutical company, played by Bruce Greenwood, who confronts his sinister past when his children meet gruesome and enigmatic fates.
With a stellar ensemble cast featuring Carla Gugino, Mary McDonnell, Mark Hamill, and more, this miniseries promises to deliver chilling thrills in a contemporary gothic setting. It's a standalone series, not a sequel, offering a fresh take on classic horror themes.
Fair Play is a 2023 American salacious thriller film marking Chloe Domont's directorial debut. The movie, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, explores the tumultuous journey of a young couple, played by Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich, whose relationship is pushed to its limits when an unexpected promotion at a ruthless hedge fund firm disrupts their lives.
With supporting roles by Eddie Marsan and Rich Sommer, the film promises to deliver a tense and passionate narrative. Set to release in limited theaters on September 29, 2023, and on Netflix on October 13, 2023, "Fair Play" delves into themes of ambition, desire, and the price of success, offering a fresh take on the erotic thriller genre. It's a standalone film, not a sequel, offering a unique and captivating story.
The Devil on Trial
Netflix's "The Devil on Trial" is a gripping documentary that delves into the infamous "Devil Made Me Do It" case, retracing the trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who attempted to prove his innocence by claiming demonic possession.
The film explores the first and only time that "demonic possession" was used as a defense in a U.S. murder trial, featuring firsthand accounts of alleged possession and a shocking murder. Directed by Christopher Holt, the documentary offers an extraordinary and chilling narrative, forcing viewers to confront their fear of the unknown. Executive producers Julia Nottingham and Sam Starbuck, along with a talented production team, bring this compelling story to life.
"The Devil on Trial" is not a sequel but a unique exploration of a historic legal case. It is set to premiere globally on Netflix on October 17, 2023 promising a thought-provoking and unsettling viewing experience.
Neon," a vibrant and comedic series, explores the world of reggaeton in Miami, following the journey of three friends striving to make it big in the music industry. Co-created by Shea Serrano and Max Searle, with Searle as the showrunner, the series blends larger-than-life dreams with the humorous realities of navigating the reggaeton scene.
Executive-produced by the "King of Reggaeton" himself, Daddy Yankee, the show promises an exciting cameo of the global music star.
"Neon" features an ensemble cast including Tyler Dean Flores, Emma Ferreira, Jordan Mendoza, and Courtney Taylor. All eight episodes of Season 1 are set to premiere on October 19, 2023.
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