The first day of fall is nearly upon us, but thankfully, Netflix is ready to help fend off shorter days and colder temperatures with a jam-packed schedule of new shows and movies to keep us entertained indoors.
Thankfully, a couple of the streaming service's monster hits will return with new seasons in October, including the highly anticipated second season of Stranger Things on October 27 and new weekly episodes of Riverdale beginning October 12. Chelsea Handler's Chelsea is back with weekly episodes on October 6, and Haters Back Off will also return with its second season on October 20.
Some brand new Netflix original shows hitting the home screen in October include Swedish dramedy Bonus Family / Bonusfamiljen (October 6), anime series ID-0 (October 6), Italian mafia drama Suburra (October 6), a Dynasty reboot (October 12), FBI crime thriller MINDHUNTER (October 13) and the first two seasons of Wanted (October 24).
Plenty of other shows will also be getting new episodes added in the coming month, including Once Upon a Time, Scandal, Dragon's Den, Jane the Virgin, West Coast Customs, Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries and Life in Pieces.
Once you've marathoned your way through the TV options, you'll also find plenty of full-length features to keep you watching. The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman in Noah Baumbach's latest artsy family drama, which arrives on October 13. Fe De Etarras and The Babysitter start streaming on October 13, as well, while 1922 and Wheelman arrive on October 20.
Other movie titles getting added to the catalogue include As You Are, Black Mass, Our Brand in Crisis, Patriots Day, Valley of the Dolls, Goosebumps, The Kite Runner, Learning to Drive, Money, EDtv, War of the Worlds, Do the Right Thing, Godzilla and — just in time for Halloween —Friday the 13th parts 4, 5, 6 and 7.
If documentaries are more your cup of tea, some non-fiction standouts getting added in October include an investigation into the death of an LGBT icon in The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, an examination of the difficulties of breaking from the Hasidic Judaism tradition called One of Us (October 20), Mexican actress Kate del Castillo's encounters with a notorious drug lord in The Day I Met El Chapo (October 20) and a look at the life of Joan Didion by the author's nephew in Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold (October 27).
Music lovers will also have the option to check out Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown (October 2) and It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond (October 5).
As always, Netflix will also be adding a hefty hunk comedy specials to its lineup, amongst which you'll find Rodney Carrington: Here Comes The Truth (October 3), Christina Pazsitzky's Christina P: Mother Inferior (October 10), El Especial de Alex Fernández, el Especial (October 13), Patton Oswalt: Annihilation (October 17) and Judah Friedlander: America Is the Greatest Country in the United States (October 30).
To make room for all the new titles, however, Netflix will be bidding farewell to a few things, as well. Romeo + Juliet, The Dark Knight and Titanic leave the streaming service on October 1, Mad Max: Fury Road exits on October 9 and 300 leaves on October 10. You'll have until October 15 to watch Happy Feet, P.S. I Love You and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, while Entourage will disappear on October 16.