The premiere of ‘Todo lo otro’ by Abril Zamora and ‘I know what you did last summer’ and the returns of ‘Succession’ and ‘You’, among the highlights of the new month.
About to welcome the month of October, here it goes a selection of the best series titles that we will see debut on the different streaming platforms during the next 30 days. And be warned: this is a serial-phile month like few a year.
In addition to welcome some new but highly anticipated productions, like the modernized and serialized version of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, the fiction created and starring Abril Zamora Everything else or the new big bet of Netflix, The assistant, October has been the month chosen by the platforms for some of their most anticipated comebacks.
Thus, we will see the third seasons of Succession and You, while the Big N platform also brings with it new episodes of Locke&Key. Likewise, a documentary series that promises to leave you in one piece completes the list of highlights.
Take note below of the 9 series that you should not miss in October 2021.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
If you grew up in the 90s and early 2000s you will not have forgotten the teen horror franchise I Know What You Did Last Summer. Directed in 1997 by James Gillespie and starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr. and company, the date was a real bombshell and a sequel quickly followed. Now, 20 years later, Amazon Prime Video dares to take the modern version in serial form, but maintains the main premise: A group of teenagers who have just graduated accidentally run over a person and decide to hide the body. A year later, someone begins to harass them to the point of endangering their own life.
The Amazon Prime Video series has completely renewed the cast, which has new faces among its ranks and has not had any member of the original cast.
Premiere: October 15 on Amazon Prime Video
Sucession – Season 3
Season 3 of Sucession hits HBO on October 18. Undoubtedly, one of the most anticipated releases of the year for all those who want to continue discovering the affairs, alliances and strategies of the Roy family.
Created by Jesse Armstrong, if you haven’t gotten hooked on fiction yet, it’s a good time to do it before its third installment lands on the streaming platform. For the uninitiated, Sucession revolves around the billionaires, rich and powerful members of the Roy clan. His only goal is to grow his father Logan’s empire, and that means loyalties and betrayals are the order of the day.
Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, Sarah Snook and Matthew Macfadyen lead the main cast of the fiction, which in its third season includes the new signings of Hope Davis, Alexander Skarsgård and Adrien Brody.
Premiere: October 18 on HBO.
You – Season 3
This October, Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti -or what is the same, Joe and Love- return to Netflix with the long-awaited third season of You. Let us remember that the singular couple had left their lives in Los Angeles to move to a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city, after the events at the end of the second installment; and it will be from that moment when the plot of this new batch of episodes begins.
In addition to adjusting to the new neighborhood, Joe and Love will have to assimilate their new parenthood. It will be necessary to see how little Henry will alter his life, and what consequences it will have on his day to day. What has not changed is the way of acting You, who returns to his old ways when noticing Natalie, one of his new neighbors, played by Michaela McManus. Meanwhile, Love tries to fit in with a group of moms who clearly don’t know her shady secrets.
Premiere: October 14 on Netflix.
GEO Beyond the Limit
It is one of the premieres in which Amazon Prime Video is putting more emphasis in this month of October and the truth is that the title promises. Not everything has to be fiction in the most prominent releases of the month of October, so we take this opportunity to highlight the launch of this eight-episode documentary series dedicated to exploring in depth one of the most prestigious elite police forces in the world: the Special Operations Group, which we usually refer to as GEO.
In the documentary series of the ‘streaming’ platform we not only know more about the history of the body, but we will accompany a group of applicants to become one of its members during the selection tests. A tough physical and mental process that puts them to the test as people.
Premiere: October 15 on Amazon Prime Video
And the series developed by the filmmaker Taika Waititi has to be part of the list, which has already been a success on the other side of the pond thanks to Hulu and now finally arrives in Spain thanks to the Star section of Disney +.
Set in one of the Indian reservations that still exist in the United States, specifically in Oklahoma, the director of Thor: Ragnarok tells in a comedy key the story of four Native American teenagers who and their day to day committing small crimes and competing with each other for any issue.
Premiere: October 13 at Star (Disney +)
Locke & Key – Season 2
Another fiction that returns to the N platform, with a new season, is Locke & Key. Although the second installment has been made to beg, more than a year and a half later, you will finally be able to know how the television story inspired by the graphic novel saga of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez continues. A story that a priori appears much darker for the Locke family.
On this occasion, the Locke brothers and their mother remain in the crosshairs of Dodge, the demon that already tormented them during the first season. Although they believed they had finished with him, nothing could be further from the truth. And it is that now the terrifying presence has taken a new form, with which it will manage to go unnoticed. As Dodge goes about his business again using the mysterious keys the Lockes found in the old family home, they continue to try to figure out what happened to their father in his teens.
Premiere: October 22 on Netflix
Created, written, directed and starring Abril Zamora, Todo lo otro is one of the original Spanish series from HBO Max -platform that lands in our country on October 26.
The first season of fiction consists of eight episodes of half an hour each and follows a group of thirty-something friends who border on indignity. The protagonist of the story is Dafne, a woman who, after breaking up with her boyfriend, realizes that she is in love with her best friend and believes that she will never be reciprocated. Everything else has sex, comedy, drama, alcohol, drugs, and love affairs.
In addition to Zamora, the series includes Juan Blanco, David Matarín, Nuria Herrero and Marta Belenguer in its cast.
Premiere: October 26 on HBO.
There are already several titles, whether in the form of a series or film, that have addressed the Covid-19 crisis, but the proposal of the creators of The Good Wife, Michelle and Robert King: It’s called The Bite And it’s a horror comedy set in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Of course, with a big change: the strain of the virus this time turns people into a kind of undead.
The starting point of the story is the search for the new normal in New York City by a woman named Rachel, played by Audra McDonald. Like so many people, now he has to work at home and juggle the new way things work … which is sometimes more comfortable and sometimes not so much.
Premiere: October 23 at Movistar +
This month has also been chosen by Netflix to premiere one of its new original series: The assistant. A dramatic comedy with a strong social background, in which the young actress Margaret Qualley shares the limelight with her mother Andie MacDowell.
The series created by Molly Smith Metzler is based on the hit novel ‘Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive’, written by Stephanie Land and inspired in turn by a true story. The plot follows Alex, a single mother who is forced to leave her university studies in order to meet all her expenses. The young woman sees the only way out to work as a housekeeper for middle and upper class families. Soon he begins to be aware that his presence in those houses goes unnoticed, and decides to start a fight to end the many injustices, and inequalities, that exist between domestic employees and workers of the highest classes, in the United States.
Premiere: October 1st