Netflix adds yet more star-power to its roster this September, with Gwyneth Paltrow appearing in Ryan Murphy’s first series for the streaming site, The Politician, and David Tennant and Hayley Atwell featuring in standalone episodes of police interrogation anthology Criminal.
This month also brings the debut of several other promising new series, including Unbelievable, which stars Booksmart breakout Kaitlyn Dever as a young sexual assault victim, and The I-Land, a drama which looks like a cross between Fyre Festival and Lost.
And thankfully, there’s some comic relief on the way in the form of Zach Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns: The Movie, a new series from Sacha Baron Cohen and a stand-up special from British comic Mo Gilligan.
everything coming to Netflix UK this month.
Wednesday 4th September
Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh explore polyamory in this BBC drama. Wanderlust: season 1
Friday 6th September
The teen drama unveiled the killer at the heart of its murder-mystery at the end of season 1, but will they be brought to justice this time around? Elite: season 2
Documentary series tracing the growth of rap music. Hip-Hop Evolution: season 3
This time around, the comedian brings his curmudgeonly dad to the USA. Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father season 3
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as real-life Mossad agent Eli Cohen, who successfully went undercover in Syria in the early 1960s. The Spy
Tuesday 10th September
A Japanese reality series, which stuffs a bunch of strangers into a house for up to a year. Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020
The latest stand-up special from the popular US comedian and podcaster. Bill Burr: Paper Tiger
Wednesday 11th September
The BBC period drama continues. Call the Midwife: season 7
Thursday 12th September
Ten people wake up on a strange island with no memory of how they got there, and soon discover the world is not as it seems. The I-Land
Emma Stone narrates a documentary series which explores various occurrences in the brain, from anxiety disorders to dreams. The Mind, Explained
Friday 13th September
The eighth instalment of Ryan Murphy’s spooky anthology series. American Horror Story: Apocalypse
The Lion King director Jon Favreau cooks food with his celebrity friends. The Chef Show: volume 2
Comedian Chelsea Handler puts her own white privilege on blast in this topical comedy. Hello, Privilege. It’s Me, Chelsea
French horror series in which a writer discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc in the real world Marianne
Netflix’s longest-running sitcom, led by Ashton Kutcher, rides on. The Ranch: Part 7
Coming-of-age tale about a six-foot-tall teen making her way through high school. Tall Girl
Aubrey “Drake” Graham and Netflix are reviving Channel 4 drama Top Boy for a new season Top Boy
Police call into question a young girl’s (Kaitlyn Dever) account of her sexual assault in this drama inspired by true events. Unbelievable
Sunday 15th September
The comedic misadventures of Del Boy and Rodney Trotter. Only Fools and Horses: seasons 1-2
Thursday 19th September
Will Arnett voices the Caped Crusader in brick form in this animated spin-off. The Lego Batman Movie
Friday 20th September
Zach Galifianakis attempts to drag his sardonic internet chat show out to a feature length. Between Two Ferns: the Movie
David Tennant and Hayley Atwell both feature in this international anthology series set within the walls of a police interrogation suite. Criminal
Matt Groening’s fantasy animated series continues after last year’s tragic conclusion. Disenchantment: part 2
Real-life drag racing. Fastest Car: season 2
A three-part documentary about the billionaire’s efforts to improve the world. Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates
Wednesday 25th September
A series that looks at how visionary designers across various fields work. Abstract: the Art of Design season 2
Australian original series about an unusual zombie outbreak. Glitch: season 3
Thursday 26th September
Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet strike up a romance in Italy in this beloved film from Luca Guadagnino. Call Me by Your Name
A co-production with news site Vox, which breaks down relevant topics in 18-minute episodes so that our simple brains can understand them. Explained: season 2
Friday 27th September
The final season of this heartwarming after-life comedy begins, with episodes airing weekly. The Good Place: season 4
Psychological thriller film about a police officer tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. In the Shadow of the Moon
Wealthy student Payton Hobart mounts his campaign to get elected as student body president of his high school, with the help of his mother (Gwyneth Paltrow). The Politician: season 1
Monday 30th September
The British comedian’s first special for Netflix. Mo Gilligan: Momentum
Final Space: season 2 The animated sci-fi series returns for another batch of episodes.
South Park A selection of episodes of the long-running cartoon is set to drop at some point this month.
Shameless: season 9 William H Macy, Emmy Rossum and co return as the Gallaghers in this US adaptation of the beloved British series.