What To Watch Online This Month

There are plenty of exciting TV and film releases to see you through the next month. From an Oscar-winning movie on Now to the return of Sex Education, here are the best things to add to your September watch list.

The Morning Show, Apple TV

The second season of this Apple original gets its global premiere later this month. In total, there will be ten episodes, dropping once a week. In the aftermath of the explosive events that concluded season one, The Morning Show team emerges into a chaotic new era of breakfast television. Stars Jennifer Aniston and Reece Witherspoon are joined once more by Steve Carell and Billy Crudup, as well as some new faces including a tech wunderkind and a YouTube star. Season one is already available on Apple, if you need to catch up. 

Available to watch on 17th September

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The Problem With Jon Stewart, Apple TV

It’s been six long years since comedian Jon Stewart left The Daily Show, the satirical current affairs series that made him star. Now he’s back. The Problem With Jon Stewart will devote each of its hour-long episodes to a topical single issue. It premieres at the end of this month, with new episodes then due to arrive every other week. Apple is clearly feeling confident about this one – it’s already signed a multi-year production deal with Stewart that covers several series.

Available to watch on 30th September

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Mr Mayor, Now

Ted Danson (Cheers, The Good Place) stars in this new Tina Fey comedy as Neil Bremer, a retired businessman who decides to run for mayor in LA. Against the odds, he wins but soon finds himself with greater challenges ahead. Luckily, he has deputy Arpi (Holly Hunter) and an offbeat team to support him. His biggest source of inspiration, though, might just be his teenage daughter. 

Available to watch on 24th September

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Hawking: Can You Hear Me?, Now

This Sky Original documentary casts new light on a great scientific mind. Among the abundant personal interviews and archival footage from the family archive, Hawking: Can You Hear Me? features relatives and colleagues of Professor Stephen Hawking speaking publicly for the first time since he died three years ago. The film zeroes in on the human impact of Hawking’s life’s work, revealing the true price of being a once-in-a-generation genius.

Available to watch on 20th September

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Minari, Now

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family who move to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own ‘American Dream’. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother (played by Youn Yuh-jung, who won this year’s best supporting actress Oscar for her portrayal). Amid the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. 

Available to watch on 12th September

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Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali, Netflix

This Netflix documentary about 20th century icons Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali features never-before-seen archival footage. Inspired by the book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X written by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith, it shows how a chance meeting – and tragic fallout – caused the extraordinary pair’s special bond to crack under the weight of distrust and shifting ideals.

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Sex Education, Netflix

The hotly anticipated third season of this transatlantic breakout hit is almost here. A new series means a new year at Moordale Secondary, where Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) might still be socially awkward and living with his sex therapist mum (the scene-stealing Gillian Anderson), but he is managing to have some casual sex. Elsewhere, Eric and Adam are official, there are some new kids on the block, and the school has a chlamydia outbreak to deal with. 

Available to watch on 17th September

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The Chestnut Man, Netflix

On a windy autumn morning in Copenhagen, police make a gruesome find. A young woman has been murdered in a playground and one of her hands is missing. Next to her lies a small man made of chestnuts. So begins The Chestnut Man, a new psychological thriller from the creator of The Killing. The detectives working the case soon connect the chestnut man to the earlier disappearance of a girl, who had been presumed dead until now.

Available to watch on 29th September

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Worth, Netflix

In the aftermath of 9/11, attorney and renowned mediator Kenneth Feinberg (Michael Keaton) is appointed to lead the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Feinberg and his colleague Camille Biros (Amy Ryan) face the impossible task of determining the worth of a life to help the families who had suffered incalculable losses. When Feinberg locks horns with Charles Wolf (Stanley Tucci), a community organiser mourning the loss of his wife in the terror attacks, his initial cynicism turns to compassion as he begins to learn the true human costs of the tragedy. Based on true events, Worth is a moving reminder of the power of empathy and the value of human connection. 

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Midnight Mass, Netflix

This seven-episode mini-series has been created by The Haunting of Hill House mastermind Mike Flanagan. A remote island community starts to crack when a disgraced young man (Zach Gilford) returns and a charismatic priest (Hamish Linklater) also arrives. The latter’s appearance coincides with some unexplained and seemingly miraculous happenings, prompting an outbreak of religious devotion – even though the true price of these supernatural events is yet to be established.

Available to watch on 24th September

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The Starling, Netflix

A woman who has lost her child finds herself in a fight for ownership of her back garden – with a territorial starling. In this gently comic Netflix Original film, her ensuing struggles with the bird become an avenue for her grief as she finds the strength to heal other relationships and open herself up to the possibility of love. Starring Melissa McCarthy (Gilmore Girls, Bridesmaids) and Chris O’Dowd (The IT Crowd, State of the Union).

Available to watch on 24th September

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