Away is a thrilling, emotional drama that celebrates the incredible advancements humans can achieve and the personal sacrifices they must make along the way. As American astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most. As the crew's journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex.
Get Organised With The Home Edit, Netflix
Join Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin – the master organisers and bestselling authors behind the innovative home organisation company The Home Edit – as they bring their skills to this new Netflix lifestyle series. Over eight episodes, Shearer and Teplin conquer clutter with interior styling, practicality and humour, dramatically transforming the lives of their clients. From their home state of Tennessee, to New York and California, each episode dives into a project for a celebrity and a civilian: celebrity clients featured in include Reese Witherspoon, Rachel Zoe, Khloe Kardashian, Eva Longoria and Neil Patrick Harris. Like what you see? John Lewis is the only UK retailer who stocks the products featured in the show. You can shop the edit here.
Chef’s Table BBQ, Netflix
Netflix’s popular Chef’s Table programme takes a deep dive into BBQ cooking for this new four-part series. It profiles chefs and pitmasters including Tootsie Tomantez, a Texan grandmother who still shovels the coals at her restaurant aged 85; Lennox Hastie, an Aussie who sources his ingredients only from the Outback; and American grill star Rodney Scott, who’s known for his whole hog barbies. The series finale focuses on Mexico’s Rosalia Chay Chuc, who reveals the origins of the artform.
A Love Song For Latasha, Netflix
The injustice surrounding the shooting death of 15-year-old Latasha Harlins at a Los Angeles store became a flashpoint for the city’s 1992 civil uprising. As the Black community expressed its profound pain in the streets, Latasha’s friends and family privately mourned the loss of a vibrant child whose full story was never in the headlines. Nearly three decades later, director Sophia Nahli Allison’s A Love Song For Latasha removes Latasha from the context of her death and rebuilds an archive of a promising life lost. Oral history and memories from Latasha’s best friend and cousin converge in a documentary that shows the impact one brief life can have.
Available from 21st September
I’ll Be Gone In The Dark, Now TV
This six-part HBO series is based on the bestseller by Michelle McNamara. Like the late McNamara’s book, it dials back on the shock tactics to explore how a victim-blaming culture enabled the Golden State Killer to murder more than a dozen people and rape over 50 in northern California in the 70s and 80s.
Young Wallander, Netflix
Across six episodes, this new series tells the story of Kurt Wallander’s very first case. In the noughties, the Swedish detective became a household name in the UK when Kenneth Branagh played him in a BBC adaptation of Henning Mankell’s novels. Young Wallander goes back to a time before the novels, when a rookie Wallander investigates a hate crime that sparks civil unrest.
I’m Thinking Of Ending Things, Netflix
Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) has written and directed this adaptation of Iain Reid’s bestseller about the limits of the human mind. Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl) is a young woman visiting her boyfriend’s family on a remote farm. Trapped there by a snowstorm, she starts to question a few things. Jesse Plemons (Vice, The Post), Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine, Unbelievable) and David Thewlis (Naked, Wonder Woman) round out a cast of serious players.
My Octopus Teacher, Netflix
Underwater in a South African kelp forest, Craig Foster challenges species boundaries to build a relationship with an octopus in this singular standalone documentary. Foster, a career filmmaker, was in an existential rut when he started diving daily in the freezing waters at the bottom of Africa. A year later, he had built a unique picture of a strange, curious animal’s remarkable life.
Available from 7th September
The Third Day, Now TV
Jude Law and Naomie Harris star in this three-act psychological thriller set on a strange island off the British coast. In ‘Summer’, Sam (Law) leaves the mainland and discovers an island idyll that he struggles to leave. ‘Autumn’ zooms in on the events of a single day, then ‘Winter’ follows Helen (Harris) as she too is drawn to the island in search of answers.
Available from 15th September
The Devil All The Time, Netflix
The latest big-budget Netflix Original film is an epic Southern gothic drama that tracks a weird rural community from the end of WWII through to the 60s. Tom Holland is Arvin Russell, a god-fearing young man encircled by sinister characters including an unholy preacher (Robert Pattinson), a corrupt sheriff and a strange couple called the Hendersons.
Available from 16th September
Nurse Mildred Ratched is one of the memorable characters from One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, the Ken Kesey novel that became a classic film starring Jack Nicholson. Almost half a century after the movie, Ratched gets her own origin story via Glee and The Politician’s Ryan Murphy. Arriving in California just after WWII, Ratched (played by Mrs America’s Sarah Paulson) applies for a job at a cutting-edge psychiatric hospital and begins to infiltrate the system…
Available from 18th September
Tehran, Apple TV
Apple TV’s first foreign-language series is Tehran, an eight-part spy thriller from the chief writer of Israeli series Fauda. Young Israeli actress Niv Sultan stars as a Mossad agent and hacker who must go deep undercover on a dangerous mission to Iran. When the mission fails, she goes off radar and starts to rediscover her Iranian roots.
Available from 25th September
Utopia, Amazon Prime Video
John Cusack stars in Amazon’s remake of the Channel 4 series of the same name. A group of young nerds realise the conspiracy in a rare comic is real, forcing them into the unfamiliar role of mankind’s saviours. Cusack, in his first small-screen lead role, is a bio-technician who wants to change the world. Look out too for Rainn Wilson (Dwight in the American version of The Office) playing another scientist struggling for credibility.
Available from 25th September
The Comey Rule, Now TV
Jeff Daniels (The Martian, The Looming Tower) is ex-FBI director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson (Gangs of New York, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs) is Donald Trump in this two-part adaptation of Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty. Focusing on the 2016 US presidential election and its aftermath, The Comey Rule explores the clash of two powerful forces with opposing personalities, ethics and loyalties.
Available from 30th September
The Social Dilemma, Netflix
This important Netflix Original documentary shines a light on the dark side of social media. Guided by insiders who helped build the monster – including the man who invented Facebook’s ‘like’ button – it reveals how digital platforms quietly exploit human psychology for their own ends, fomenting anxiety and depression.
Available from 9th September
The Duchess, Netflix
Katherine Ryan wrote, produced and stars in her debut scripted series The Duchess, which follows the powerful and problematic choices of a fashionably disruptive single mum living in London. Her daughter, Olive, is her greatest love so she debates a second child with her greatest enemy – Olive’s dad. Can two wrongs make another right?
Available from 11th September
Enola Holmes, Netflix
On the morning of her 16th birthday, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared, leaving behind an odd assortment of gifts but no apparent clue as to where she’s gone or why. After a free-spirited childhood, Enola suddenly finds herself under the care of her brothers Sherlock (Henry Cavill) and Mycroft (Sam Claflin), both set on sending her away to a finishing school for ‘proper’ young ladies. Refusing to follow their wishes, Enola escapes to search for her mother in London. But when her journey finds her entangled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), Enola becomes a super-sleuth in her own right, outwitting her famous brother as she unravels a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history.
Available from 23rd September
Two Weeks To Live, Now TV
Kim Noakes (Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams) is a strange young misfit who was just a little girl when her father died in murky circumstances. Following his death, her mother Tina (Fleabag’s Sian Clifford) whisked her away to a remote rural life of seclusion and bizarre survival techniques. Now all grown up, Kim sets out into the real world for the first time to begin a secret mission of honouring her father’s memory. Meanwhile, socially awkward Nicky isn’t good at impressing girls, and when Kim walks into his and brother Jay’s local pub, it sets in motion a chaotic series of events and the unlikely crew soon find themselves on the run from murderous gangsters and the police with a massive bag of stolen cash. But with Kim in their team, they might all just get out of this alive.
American Murder: The Family Next Door
In 2018, 34-year-old Shanann Watts and her two young daughters went missing in Frederick, Colorado. As heart-breaking details emerged, their story made headlines worldwide. Told entirely through archival footage that includes social media posts, law enforcement recordings, text messages and never-before-seen home videos, director Jenny Popplewell pieces together an immersive and truthful examination of a police investigation and a disintegrating marriage.
Available from 30th September