October is the month most associated with the fall and of course, Halloween. After months of the series being on hiatus we’ve now got Hemlock Grove clearly in our sights for its third and final season landing on Netflix towards the end of the month. A nice Halloween treat I hope you’d agree.
In recent months it’s clear Netflix has been establishing a schedule when it comes to its monthly additions of their own original content with each month containing a bit blockbuster TV series, a movie and kids show.
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy
The first of two stand up specials heading our way in October. Anjelah Johnson may be a name that you’re not familiar with so let us fill you in. Most famous for her stint on MadTV she’s memorable for playing a Vietnam sailor and a fast food worker. She’s also had success outside of MadTV including being an NFL cheerleader.
Nowadays Anjelah’s aiming her efforts towards standup comedy with another standup special readily available on Netflix named ‘Homecoming Show’.
Winter on Fire
Pegged to be the equivalent of the hugely successful Netflix Original doc The Square, Winter on Fire takes us to Ukraine when in recent years things have come to a head in the region. The documentary covers events from 2013 to 2014 in the region. “Evgeny has assembled a cinematic tribute to the heroism, spirit and determination of the Ukrainian people,” says Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of original documentary programming.
The New Mr Peabody and Sherman Show
Announced a few months back, The New Mr Peabody and Sherman Show will be a series spun off the popular 2014 Dream Works animation movie called Mr Peabody and Sherman. The show which has opted for 2D visuals as opposed to the 3D in the movie will act as a live chat show which has Mr Peabody and Sherman visiting different time periods throughout history.
Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers
Anthony Jeselnik is the second standup comedian to have a special heading to Netflix throughout October. His show thoughts and prayers is sure to provoke a few reactions if his past work is anything to go by. Most commonly known for his Comedy Central days roasting celebrities such as Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen he’s found a new home producing specials for Netflix.
Beasts of No Nation
This will undoubtedly be the movie that Netflix needs to make it a credible threat to the traditional movie industry. Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba who you may recognise from his roles in The Wire, Luther and a short stint on The Office.
Early reports are suggesting that it’s an awesome movie with Idris receiving a bulk of the praise for his role as a commandant and his child soldiers fighting in a civil war in Africa.
The long awaited final season of Netflix’s first foray into the horror genre comes just a few days before Halloween next October. We’re hoping for a final series which will send the series off in style wrapping up the endless amount of questions we still all have on our minds.