Sep 11, 2023
Here are some of the hottest titles streaming on your favorite platforms this month!
It’s a little late, yes, I know, but better late than never, right? In case you're wondering what the biggest titles streaming this month are, I've got you covered. We get a little horror, just in time for Fall, a little fantasy, a little action, and some drama. Here's a roundup of the hottest streaming titles releasing this month on some of your favorite platforms.
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: DELICATE
Sept. 21 on Hulu
Let me be the first to confirm the rumors: Yes, Kim Kardashian co-stars in a dramatic role alongside AHS regular Emma Roberts (We’re the Millers) and franchise newcomer Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad). For the first time, an AHS season is based on a novel—“Delicate Condition” by Danielle Valentine.
The longest running hour-long series in FX history, American Horror Story: Delicate follows a gripping thriller about an actress, played by Roberts, who becomes convinced that a sinister figure is going to great lengths to make sure her pregnancy never happens.
“Delicate Condition” has been called a feminist update to "Rosemary’s Baby", which shocked and horrified audiences when it hit bookshelves in 1967, then the big screen in 1968. Kardashian reportedly has a “fun, stylish, and ultimately terrifying role” in what the season’s sole writer and showrunner Halley Feiffer calls “ambitious and unlike anything we have ever done.”
American Horror Story: Delicate will first air on FX, then stream the next day on Hulu. While part one releases this month, there’s no word yet on when part two will premiere. Am I the only one who hates when networks do that crap? AHS spinoff American Horror Stories will also return with a four-episode Halloween event on Oct. 26 on Hulu.
American Horror Story: Delicate premieres Sept. 21 on Hulu.
Sept. 29 on Prime Video
To answer your question, yes—this is the spin-off series of the crude hit Prime Video production The Boys. Gen V is already off to a strong start, in my opinion, with star Lizzie Broadway’s announcement that, “It’s gonna be a rollercoaster. It’s gonna be filled with blood, guts, and everything else.” Continuing in the dark and twisted world of The Boys, Gen V takes us to Godolkin University, America’s only elite college exclusively for superheroes.
The irreverent series explores the lives of hormonal, competitive “Supes” as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test. Hailed in the media as part college show and part Hunger Games, Gen V looks to have all the heart, satire, and raunch of The Boys. It's college life with a super-powered twist and all the vicious competition we’ve come to know and love. As students navigate academics and popularity, they soon realize their campus hides a darker agenda.
Gen V looks to be every bit as gritty as The Boys—possibly even worse in some respects. But hey, at least there's no Homelander here to make our stomachs turn, right?
Streaming on Netflix
In what is being called “the best Netflix adaptation of any anime/comic series” by several reviewers on IMDb, One Piece is a fantasy adventure TV series that’s a live-action adaptation of the ongoing 1997 Japanese manga series. Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew explore a fantastical world of endless oceans and exotic islands in search of the world’s ultimate treasure to become the next Pirate King.
I’ll admit, I don’t know squat about anime or manga, so I can’t tell you anything other than what’s already out there about the show: It involves mythic treasure, powerful pirates, and a legendary crew, and the consensus is it’s magnificent. And from the looks of the trailer, I believe it. One Piece definitely found its way into my queue.
In case you’re wondering, no—you do not need to know any backstory or history to enjoy Netflix’s live-action adaptation. One Piece is currently streaming on Netflix.
POWER BOOK IV: FORCE, Season 2
Sept. 1 on Starz
Ole Tommy Egan (Joseph Sikora, of Ozark) just can’t keep himself out of trouble, and with the return of Season 2, his sights are set on taking over the streets of Chicago, looking to avenge his sidekick Lilliana (Audrey Esparza, of Blindspot), but first, he will have to contend with various crime syndicates like the Serbians, the Flynns, CBI and Miguel Garcia, a hardcore drug boss we haven’t met yet. Season 1 introduced Tommy to his newfound blood family and put him in a complicated position where he’s forced to make some difficult decisions. Will he make those tough decision or resort to the familiar?
Power Book IV: Force is currently airing on Starz.
THE CHANGELING, Season 1
Sept. 8 on Apple TV Plus
Um, whoah. The first three episodes of Apple TV’s new fairy tale-horror series The Changeling, which dropped Sept. 8, were excellent. They methodically sucked viewers right into their mystery, focused on one man’s encounters with strange new realities as he slowly loses his sanity on a nightmarish journey to find his missing wife.
While Apollo (LaKeith Stanfield, of Atlanta) and Emma (Clark Backo, of Letterkenny) started out grounded and deeply in love, everything changed after the birth of their first child … Emma changed. Yes, post-partum depression is there, but something else is festering, too, and we aren’t sure what it is. I won’t be a jerk and tell you what happens, but I will go so far as to say Emma mysteriously vanishes not long after giving birth, first mentally, then emotionally, then physically into thin after doing some crazy shit and committing a horrific act.
The Changeling is based on a 2017 fantasy horror novel of the same name by American author Victor LaValle. Noting the horror novel’s significant contribution to the genre, American contemporary horror author John Langan said of The Changeling that while yes, it’s a fairy tale, it isn’t the traditional “sanitized and moralistic” take: “[It] flips the script of so many narratives of the fantastic and draws instead on Scandinavian folklore.”
THE CONTINENTAL: FROM THE WORLD OF JOHN WICK
Sept. 22 on Peacock
In the world of John Wick where there exists a layered society of crime lords with a strict hierarchy, The Continental is an exclusive chain of hotels around the world that serves as a neutral ground for members of the assassin underworld. The three-part event series explores the origins behind The Continental through the eyes of a young Winston Scott, who was played by the iconic Ian McShane (American Gods) in the John Wick films but is played by Colin Woodell (The Flight Attendant) in the TV series.
As we follow debonair hotel proprietor Winston Scott's rise to power, The Continental: From the World of John Wick dives deep into the hellscape of 1970s New York City and into Winston’s murky past to reveal how he ascended to one of the High Table’s most trusted key positions.
In addition to Woodell, The Continental: From the World of John Wick also stars Mel Gibson (Braveheart), Ray McKinnon (Sons of Anarchy), Ben Robson (Animal Kingdom TV series), and Mishel Prada (Riverdale). Three 90-minute episodes air weekly starting Sept. 22 with a finale airing Oct. 6. Will it be worthy of the John Wick universe? We shall see.
THE MORNING SHOW, Season 3
Sept. 13 on Apple TV Plus
In what has turned out to be a really good, dramatic Apple TV series, The Morning Show shines a blinding light on what it’s like in the workplace of an early morning network TV station … okay, probably any news station. While it appears to be exciting and salacious, it also seems like it sucks (no pun intended) in some pretty big ways. Also, we all owe a huge thank you to the people who make early morning television happen, especially the women.
So, in the first season of The Morning Show, top morning news anchors Alexandra “Alex” Levy (Jennifer Aniston, of Friends) and Mitch Kessler (Steve Carell, of The 40-Year-Old Virgin) see their on-screen “marriage” unravel when he is accused of sexual misconduct in the workplace and forced off the show. As Alex denies knowing what Mitch has been doing and fights to retain her job, she’s paired with a mouthy, impulsive field reporter plucked from obscurity, Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon, of Legally Blonde), whose hasty decisions on air invite some trouble for the network. Ultimately, some shocking stuff happens, and Alex leaves the show.
Season 2 sees the network CEO (Billy Crudup, of Hello Tomorrow!) attempt to convince Alex to return to The Morning Show just as the COVID-19 panic sweeps the country … and the show itself. We also follow Bradley through her identity crisis. Season 3 promises to be much juicier and sexier, picking up two years later, in March 2022, with Jon Hamm (Mad Men) showing up as an Elon Musk-type entrepreneur with a lot of capital to spare, which has Crudup’s character salivating. Really, if you haven’t watched it yet, you should tune in.
The Morning Show's Season 3 airs Sept. 13 on Apple TV Plus.
THE OTHER BLACK GIRL
Sept. 13 on Hulu
This series has some serious Get Out (2017) vibes around it, and I couldn't be more anxious to check it out. Based on the electric debut novel by Zakiya Dalila Harris, The Other Black Girl follows Nella Rogers (Sinclair Daniel, of Insidious: The Red Door) as the only Black person working at an all-White New York-based publishing company, Wagner Books. When another Black woman, Hazel-May McCall (Ashleigh Murray, of Riverdale), is hired as an editorial assistant, Nella is excited to have a new friend but soon finds herself sidelined as Hazel is elevated to office darling, leaving Nella in the dust.
When Nella soon starts receiving anonymous notes ordering her to leave the company, she begins to suspect that Hazel isn’t exactly what she seems, and thus begins the search for answers to questions concerning both Hazel’s and Wagner Books’ dark pasts.
The Other Black Girl debuts Sept. 13 on Hulu.
THE WHEEL OF TIME
Sept. 1 on Prime Video
The epic saga The Wheel of Time, based on Robert Jordan’s fantasy series of the same name, returns for Season 2, which is reportedly based on Jordan’s second and third books of the series, “The Great Hunt” (1990) and “The Dragon Reborn” (1991). As the world is falling apart, our Wheel of Time heroes find themselves divided.
Rand al'Thor (Josha Stradowski, of High Flyers) thought he'd vanquished the Dark One, but evil persists and new threats emerge. As young heroes from the Two Rivers find themselves scattered across the world, they're left without their original guide and must look elsewhere for strength. Egwene (Madeleine Madden, of Picnic at Hanging Rock) is now a novice hoping to work her way up from a lowly servant to Aes Sedai. As the Wheel turns toward the Last Battle, the stakes grow higher, forcing Rand and his friends to confront what's ahead.
Good news: Amazon has already said Season 3 is in the works. The Wheel of Time's Season 2 is currently streaming on Prime Video, with new episodes releasing on Fridays.
THE WONDERFUL STORY OF HENRY SUGAR
Sept. 27 on Netflix
From acclaimed filmmaker Wes Anderson (Asteroid City) comes a quirky adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved story about a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes. He then sets out to master this extraordinary skill to cheat at gambling. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) as Henry Sugar and Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter franchise) as Roald Dahl, the short film chronicles a variety of stories but will focus mainly on Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar looks to be adventurous and fantastical, also starring Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast), Richard Ayoade (The Mandalorian series), and Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire). The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar releases in select theaters on September 20, then globally on Netflix September 27.
Other Netflix titles streaming in September: Love Is Blind: After the Altar (Sept. 1), Disenchantment, the final season (Sept. 1), Scout’s Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America (Sept. 6), Top Boy, Season 3 (Sept. 7), Virgin River, Season 5 (Sept. 7), Selling the OC, Season 2 (Sept. 8), Wrestlers (Sept. 13), Love Is Blind, Season 5 (Sept. 22), Sex Education, the final season (Sept. 21), Spy Kids: Armageddon (Sept. 22), Castlevania: Nocturne (Sept. 28).
WINNING TIME: THE RISE OF THE LAKERS DYNASTY
HBO and HBO Max
While HBO and HBO Max are adding a stack of AMC Plus titles to their service this month—Killing Eve, Fear the Walking Dead, Interview with the Vampire (Season 1), and A Discovery of Witches—it is slim pickins as far as new releases. However, if you’re looking for something newish to binge, Season 2 of HBO’s bio-drama series Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is currently airing, features some stellar acting mixed with sex, drama, and basketball, and is definitely worth a watch.
The series stars John C. Reilly (Step Brothers) as team owner Jerry Buss, Adrien Brody (Succession) as Pat Riley, Jason Clarke (Oppenheimer) as Jerry West, and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) as Coach Paul Westhead. All of these guys do phenomenal jobs and mad props are given to the actors portraying the stars—namely newcomers Quincy Isaiah (A Black Lady Sketch Show) as Magic Johnson and Solomon Hughes, a total newbie to the scene, who plays Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Season 2 of Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty is currently airing on HBO and HBO Max.
Keeley Brooks is a big ole movies, television, and streaming nerd with an uncontrollable urge to write about everything she watches, even if it sucks.