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What’s Streaming in September 2023?

by Nora Jaymes

Can you believe it's already September? The leaves might be changing, but one thing that never changes is the constant flow of incredible content coming to our favorite streaming services. Get ready to swap your pumpkin spice latte for a remote because we're about to spill the tea on all the binge-worthy goodness landing on screens this month. From paranormal thrillers to heartwarming tales, it's time to cozy up and explore what this month has in store for our streaming queues!

What’s Streaming on Netflix?

It will come as no surprise that there’s something for everyone coming to Netflix this month! Whether you enjoy a good documentary series or short films, it’s there for you!

  • Scout’s Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America (Sept. 6): This documentary series explores the Boy Scouts of America's journey through a lens of misconduct and resilience. Through interviews with former Scouts who were victims of abuse, the series delves into the systemic failures within the organization. It also follows a group of individuals who have taken it upon themselves to expose the truth, showcasing the challenges they face in their pursuit of justice and reform.
  • Virgin River S5P1 (Sept. 7): Your favorite small-town drama series is back! With a mix of heartwarming moments and unexpected challenges, the season navigates the intricacies of relationships while also introducing new faces that stir up emotions among the residents. As some bonds strengthen, others are tested, creating a delicate balance that shapes the characters' lives in profound ways.
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight (Sept. 7): Legendary warrior Po teams up with an elite English knight on a global quest to rescue magical weapons, restore his reputation — and save the world!
  • The Burning Body (Sept. 8): In this Spanish drama inspired by true events, when a police officer is murdered and set on fire, all eyes focus on two other agents: his girlfriend and her lover.
  • Spy Ops (Sept. 8): Delve into the world of espionage and intrigue as former CIA and MI6 insiders share their captivating true-crime stories. Uncover the secrets, mysteries, and high-stakes operations that defined their careers, offering a unique perspective into the hidden realm of intelligence agencies.
  • Freestyle (Sept. 13): In this Polish drama, when a rising rap star is in need of cash for time in the recording studio, he relies on his criminal past and a risky drug deal to try to help him achieve his dream.
  • Wrestlers (Sept. 13): Dive deep into the world of professional wrestling in this new documentary! Explore these dedicated athletes' lives, passions, and challenges as they step into the ring, revealing the highs and lows of their careers. Through personal stories and intense behind-the-scenes moments, explore a gripping glimpse into the unfiltered reality of this dynamic and demanding sport.
  • The Saint of Second Chances (Sept. 19): Mike Veeck, growing up in the influential shadow of his baseball tycoon father, Bill Veeck, takes the family name to new heights in professional baseball with fun-filled ballpark innovations. Yet, a fateful misstep disrupts it all. Exiled from the game, Mike embarks on a poignant journey to reclaim his legacy, leading to unexpected revelations. This documentary, narrated by Jeff Daniels, and featuring Charlie Day, is a heartwarming, laughter-filled tale of redemption like no other.
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (Sept. 27): In classic Wes Anderson fashion, this short film is star-studded! Benedict Cumberbatch, Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, and Ben Kingsley star in this Roald Dahl adaptation about a man who sets out to emulate a guru who sees without using his eyes. Why, you might ask? To cheat at gambling, of course.

What’s Streaming on Apple TV+?

Aniston and Witherspoon are back! And you know, some other stuff is happening on Apple TV+, too.

  • The Changeling (Sept. 8): Derived from Victor LaValle's novel, this eagerly awaited horror fantasy series has generated significant buzz since the release of its teaser trailer. The enchanting love tale of Apollo and Emma takes a haunting turn when Emma disappears under mysterious circumstances. Apollo embarks on a perilous journey through an unfamiliar alternate version of New York City, defying death itself in his pursuit.
  • The Morning Show S3 (Sept. 13): The stakes are high as the future of the network is thrown into question and loyalties are pushed to the brink when a tech titan takes an interest in UBA. Unexpected alliances form, private truths are weaponized and everyone is forced to confront their core values both in and out of the newsroom.
  • The Super Models (Sept. 20): This documentary series travels back to the 1980s when four different women from four different backgrounds joined forces in New York to take the fashion world by storm. The names Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford are still household names today! This series offers an intimate exploration of the lives, triumphs, and challenges of some of the most iconic supermodels in the fashion industry. With candid interviews, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and personal stories, this provides an in-depth look at the glamorous yet demanding world of modeling.
  • Still Up (Sept. 22): A romantic comedy that takes place when most people are sleeping? Sign us up! Insomniacs Danny and Lisa are wide awake every night, dealing with their own life problems and anxieties. They stay up until all hours talking over the phone and telling each other everything...well, almost everything.

What’s Streaming on Hulu?

If you’re looking for your monthly dose of reality TV, then Hulu has got your back!

  • Self-Reliance (Sept. 8): Anna Kendrick, Andy Samberg, Christopher Lloyd, Wayne Brade, and Jake Johnson (making his directorial debut) headline this thrilling comedy. The story revolves around Johnson's character, who receives an invite to partake in a life-or-death reality game. The challenge? Survive and claim a million-dollar prize while evading relentless competitors determined to take him out.
  • The Other Black Girl (Sept. 13): Based on Zakiya Dalila Harris' novel and produced by Rashida Jones, this psychological thriller centers on Nella, an editorial assistant at Wagner Books. Nella's relief at the arrival of Hazel, a fellow Black colleague, quickly turns into turmoil as Hazel's ascent exposes sinister undercurrents within the company. Amid Hazel's rise, Nella embarks on a harrowing journey to uncover the unsettling truths lurking beneath the surface.
  • No One Will Save You (Sept. 22): Meet Brynn Adams (Kaitlyn Dever), a gifted and imaginative young woman who's grown distant from her community. Seeking comfort within her childhood home, she's jolted awake one night by eerie sounds from otherworldly invaders. Thus begins a thrilling showdown as Brynn faces a barrage of extraterrestrial foes, not only endangering her future but also compelling her to confront her own history.
  • Love in Fairhope S1 (Sept. 27): Produced by Reese Witherspoon and the first-of-its-kind in reality TV, this series follows five generations of women in small-town Fairhope, Alabama. In this community, everyone knows everyone else's business, but no one knows where life will take them. Watch as these women chase their dreams - both romantic and otherwise!
  • The Kardashians S4 (Sept. 28): Kris, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, Kendall, and Kylie tell their stories of love and life in the spotlight, from the pressures of running billion-dollar businesses to the joys of playtime and school drop-offs.

What’s Streaming on Prime Video?

With several options for films based on true events, Amazon is the place to be if you’re looking for a (mostly) true and heartwarming story!

  • The Wheel of Time S2 (Sept. 1): Amazon's high fantasy series starring Rosamond Pike returns with its highly anticipated second season! We can't say much without spoiling season one's events (for those still looking forward to watching), but we can say that this season will deal with the fallout of some climactic decisions made in season one! Adventure, war, and magic commence!
  • Sitting in Bars with Cake (Sept. 8): Based on real-life events, this film depicts the journey of two close friends in their 20s as they navigate life in Los Angeles. Outgoing Corinne persuades Jane, a reserved personality but skilled baker, to embark on a year-long venture of taking cakes to bars, aimed at boosting her social interactions and self-assurance. However, when Corinne confronts a life-changing diagnosis, the duo encounters an unprecedented trial that puts their bond to the ultimate test.
  • How to Date Billy Walsh (Sept. 8): Amelia (Charithra Chandran) and Archie (Sebastian Croft - of Heartstopper fame), close friends since childhood, share an unbreakable bond. While harboring a hidden love for Amelia, Archie supports her through thick and thin. But when Amelia's affections shift to new student Billy Walsh (Tanner Buchanan), heartbroken Archie tries to keep them apart, only to find himself inadvertently drawing them together, jeopardizing their friendship in the process.
  • A Million Miles Away (Sept. 15): Drawing inspiration from NASA flight engineer Jose Hernandez's remarkable life, this movie chronicles his family's journey from a Mexican village to the fields of California and, ultimately, to the International Space Station. Guided by the unwavering support of his family and mentors, Jose's perseverance leads to the realization of his seemingly unattainable dreams.
  • Wilderness (Sept. 15): Adapted from B.E. Jones’ novel, this film introduces Liv (Jenna Coleman) and Will (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a seemingly perfect British couple. Their idyllic life in New York shatters when Liv discovers her husband is having an affair. Consumed by anger, she's determined to get her revenge. When Will suggests a National Parks journey for a fresh start, Liv seizes the opportunity. However, what seemed like a dream trip becomes a haunting nightmare of twisted emotions and deceit.
  • Gen V (Sept. 29): From The Boys universe, this series dives into the training of the inaugural generation of superheroes who discover their powers are a result of scientific experiments, not divine providence. These ambitious young heroes grapple with their physical and ethical limits, vying for the school's coveted top position. As their journey unfolds, they realize that ambition requires sacrifices and moral lines aren't as distinct. When the school's concealed truths surface, the students confront their destiny as heroes and the choices they must make.

What’s Streaming on Other Platforms?

We’d be remiss if we missed out on sharing these upcoming releases from the rest of the streaming platforms!

  • I Am Groot S2 – Streaming on Disney+ (Sept. 6): You won't "be-leaf" what Groot gets up to in this next collection of Shorts! If you're looking for a little dose of Marvel comedy, this series is the perfect solution!
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks S4 – Streaming on Paramount+ (Sept. 7): Following the support crew of one of Starfleet's least important ships (the U.S.S. Cerritos) in 2380, This season promises fresh dynamics and exciting developments are in store for fans of this quirky, animated series!
  • Animals Up Close with Bertie Gregory – Streaming on Disney+ (Sept. 13): Bertie Gregory follows individual animals for weeks at a time, building up an intimate picture of their daily battles; he and his team take viewers deep into the natural world and showcase animal lives.
  • The Gold – Streaming on Paramount+ (Sept. 17): Starring British actors Hugh Bonneville and Dominic Cooper, this drama series is based on a real-life heist from the 1980s! Twenty-six million pounds in gold, diamonds, and cash was taken, and the chase that followed was one for the history books! The series delves into the lives of those who orchestrate and thwart these daring crimes, offering an engaging blend of suspense, drama, and intrigue.
  • The Continental – Streaming on Peacock (Sept. 22): This three-part event explores the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins that is the centerpiece of the John Wick universe. This story is told through the eyes and actions of Winston Scott as he is dragged into the underbelly of 1970s NYC to face a past he thought he'd left behind.

And that's a wrap on this month’s streaming extravaganza! As the days get shorter and the nights get cozier, we've got a front-row seat to a smorgasbord of entertainment that's about to light up our screens. So, whether you're planning a movie night with pals or diving deep into a new series under the blankets, this month's streaming lineup promises something for everyone. Get that popcorn popping, those blankets fluffed, and let the streaming spree begin!