Netflix October 2016 release dates: the best new Original Series coming soon to Netflix UK

Find out what's new on Netflix in October 2016, including Black Mirror, Christopher Guest comedy Mascots and a Jamie Dornan-starring war drama


Summer is officially over and the sun has most definitely tucked itself away for another year – thankfully October brings us a bumper crop of new shows to stream online to help keep us warm as the long night’s draw in.


Take a look at this list of all the Original Series set to be released on Netflix this month and look forward to sitting in and binging on them all until the sun comes back.

Netflix Original Series release dates: October 2016

13th | Documentary | Release date: 7 October 2016

From the rebirth of the KKK to the Black Lives Matter movement, Ava DuVernay’s documentary chronicles the history of racial inequality in the US, examining how the country has the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Russell Peters: Almost Famous | Comedy | Release date: 7 October 2016

Filmed at Toronto’s Massey Hall earlier this year, improv master Russell Peters brings his mammoth world tour to a close with this intimate show.


The Ranch (season 1) | Comedy | Release date: 7 October 2016

Ashton Kutcher’s failed semi-pro footballer returns home to Colorado to help run the family ranching business with his older brother Rooster (Danny Masterson).

The Siege of Jadotville | Drama | Release date: 7 October 2016

A gripping true story of incredible bravery against impossible odds, this thriller depicts the 1961 siege of a 150-strong Irish UN battalion under Commander Patrick Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) by 3,000 Congolese troops during the Katanga conflict.

Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids | Music | Release date: 12 October 2016

Directed by Academy Award winner Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), Timberlake gives a show-stopping performance surrounded by a 25-man band on the final night of his 20/20 Experience World Tour.

Mascots | Comedy | Release date: 13 October 2016

Waiting for Guffman director Christopher Guest takes a gander at the ultra-competitive world of sports mascots as they compete for the most prestigious award in their field, the Golden Fluffy.

Haters Back Off (season1) | Comedy | Release date: 14 October 2016

Delve into the oddball family life of YouTube star Miranda Sings, an incredibly confident, totally untalented star who continues to fail upward by the power of her belief that she was born famous, it’s just no one knows it yet.

Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang | Documentary | Release date: 14 October 2016

Kevin Macdonald traces the rise of contemporary artist Cai Guo-Qiang from childhood in Mao’s China to global art world superstar.


Black Mirror (season 3) | Sci-Fi | Release date: 21 October 2016

Charlie Brooker’s techno-paranoia anthology series makes the leap from Channel 4 to Netflix with a brand new batch of stand-alone episodes that tap into our collective unease about the modern world.

Joe Rogan: Triggered | Comedy | Release date: 21 October 2016

Joe Rogan unleashes his inquisitive and intense comedic style at the historic Fillmore in San Francisco where he explores everything from raising kids and Santa Claus to pot gummies and talking dolphins.


Midnight Diner – Tokyo Stories (season 1) | Drama | Release date: 21 October 2016

Every night a menagerie of customers flock to the Midnight Diner, a small eatery open only from midnight to 7:00am, where the owner insists on making whatever his customers request. A funny and wistful drama that feeds both the belly and the soul.


7 años | Drama | Release date: 28 October 2016

Loyalties are tested and cruelties revealed in when four friends and business partners spend a tense evening debating which of them will go to jail for the crime they committed. Netflix’s first original Spanish film.

I am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House | Horror | Release date: 28 October 2016

Shades of Stephen King in this chilling horror where Ruth Wilson’s nurse is hired to care for Helen Bloom, a best-selling author of ghost stories, as she lives out her final days in her beloved country home – a home that holds an horrific ghost story of its own.


Into the Inferno | Documentary | Release date: 28 October 2016

Werner Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer embark on a global journey exploring some of the world’s most mythical volcanoes as they seek to understand the complex and deeply rooted relationship between mankind and one of nature’s greatest wonders.


Skylanders Academy (season 1) | Kids | Release date: 28 October 2016


Follow the heroic adventures of the Skylanders team, a ragtag group of heroes who protect the Skylands universe from evil-doers using unique elemental skills, in the animated action-comedy from Futurama writer Eric Rogers.