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The best new films and TV shows to stream in September 2023

04 Sep 2023 | |By Kari Colmans

Welcome the arrival of autumn with a whole host of binge-worthy new box sets

Summer is over (did it ever begin?), and there’s no better way to welcome cosy season than to make yourself a cup of tea and retreat to the sofa. Lean in to lounging and catch up on some binge-worthy TV or feel-good films. From original movies to long-awaited new seasons, we’ve rounded up the top new films and TV shows to stream in September 2023.

Top Boy Season 3, Netflix

An uncompromising drama set in the housing estates of east London, it’s all about drugs, gangs, loyalty and betrayal, and the conflicting pursuits of the dealers that run it – and those that want to keep out of it. Little has been revealed about the third (or fifth if you include Top Boy: Summerhouse) and final season, other than the official line: “The rules that Sully and Dushane have lived by their whole lives are tested in an ever-changing world in a final chapter that will decide who can reign as Top Boy of Summerhouse.” Gritty and real, the show combines social realism with humour and innocence.

Release date: 7 September

Sitting in Bars with Cake, Prime Video

Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Shulman, this feel-good film isn’t just about baking. After living the single life in LA for several years, Shulman turns to the kitchen for solace, but rather than sitting home alone devouring her creations in front of the TV, she decides to take them out to bars in the hope that she may bag the man of her dreams in the process. The film follows the lead and her girl gang, one of whom is battling a life-changing diagnosis, as they bar hop through the city – with cake. Starring Yara Shahidi, Odessa A’zion, Bette Midler and Ron Livingston, it is more a celebration of female friendship than finding ‘the one’ – and will have you reaching for the tissues, and the brownies, in the best way possible.

Release date: 8 September

The Changeling, Apple TV+

Based on the novel of the same name by Victor LaValle, this horror fantasy series follows a man who goes in search of his wife after she does the unthinkable following the birth of their first child. Starring LaKeith Stanfield and Adina Porter, this gripping fable touches on every parent’s fears – even those they didn’t know existed. Marketed as a fairytale for grown-ups, don’t hold your breath for a happy ending.

Release date: 8 September

Selling The OC Season 2, Netflix

The glamazons of the Oppenheim Group have expanded their multi-million-dollar property know-how to Orange County, where an all-new real estate team will be selling their oceanfront listings to the highest bidder. This Selling Sunset spin-off promises all the drama, bling and Botox of the debut series, as well as appearances from the founding brothers, plus a few new faces to boot. California dreaming at its finest.

Release date: 8 September

Domina Season 2, Sky Atlantic/Now TV

While season one of this Roman historical epic introduced viewers to protagonist Livia and her return to Rome after 10 years in exile, season two of Domina picks up in 19 BC, when she and Gaius return to the city after three years away and are shocked to find it in a state of revolt and rebellion. Don’t miss Livia fighting tooth and nail to restore the Republic, only to face a final choice between power and revenge. Created by Simon Burke, fans can also expect a few exciting new faces in this show of serious high drama – and even higher production costs – told from a unique female perspective.

Release date: 13 September

Sex Education Season 4, Netflix

Back for its fourth and final season, with the supposed high-school-aged cast now practically approaching middle age, stars Asa Butterfield and Emma Mackey will be reprising their roles of Otis Milburn and Maeve Wiley for the very last time. As hilariously cringeworthy as it is raunchy, the trailer has whetted our appetite, as it looks like we’ll finally see Otis step into his mum’s sex therapist and all-round-boss shoes with pride, while Dr Jean Milburn (played as expertly as ever by Gillian Anderson) is seen holding an infant. An education indeed…

Release date: 21 September

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Netflix 

Info on this new Wes Anderson short film is scant but fans of the filmmaker are beyond excited to see the beloved director's Roald Dahl adaptation premiere on Netflix this September. Following the success of Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox feature film more than a decade ago, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar is based on the short tale contained in the 1977 collection of the same name. It follows the story of a rich man who learns about a guru who can see without using his eyes - a skill he then sets out to master in order to cheat at gambling. The all-star cast of Benedict Cumberbatch, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, and Ralph Fiennes is sure to draw a vast audience.

Release date: 27 September

The Morning Show Season 3, Apple TV+

Although this glossy American export isn’t exactly lacking when it comes to a big-name cast, there was still plenty of excitement when it was announced Jon Hamm would be joining Jennifer Aniston, Reese Wetherspoon, and Steve Carell this season. Hamm will be playing tech mogul Paul Marks, who is considering buying the UBA network, and just happens to have his own spacecraft company. As the network's stars battle to hitch a ride into space, the drama continues to unfold in the background, as flashbacks fill in the holes and family secrets are revealed. While season two had started to sag somewhat, this third installment promises to come back swinging and we highly recommend adding it to your watchlist.

Release date: 13 September

Still Up, Apple TV+

This small-scale, London-set comedy series serves up a much-needed dose of laughs and romance. Based on two insomniac friends who spend hours on the phone when they can’t get to sleep, the somewhat agoraphobic Danny (Craig Roberts) is nervous to leave the safety of his flat while the flighty Lisa (played by Antonia Thomas) is forever dreaming up nutty off-the-wall schemes. Quirky and original, the ‘sleepless in London’ premise will be relatable to many, as will be the social anxieties of the protagonists.

Release date: 22 September

The Long Shadow, ITVX

This seven-part cat-and-mouse drama is based on the real-life horror story of the Yorkshire Ripper. Convicted of murdering 13 women between 1975 and 1980, instead of focusing on the perpetrator Peter Sutcliffe, it centres on the case's investigators, as well as the victims’ families. Remembered as one of the biggest manhunts in British history, the show’s tagline explains: "This is not a story of a Ripper who hailed from Yorkshire, but the story of how Yorkshire was ripped apart". Starring Toby Jones and David Morrissey as the lead detectives, as well as other big names, this is a must-watch for true crime fans.

Release date: TBC September

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