Highlight anticipated Beasts of No Nation premieres, directed by True Detective's Cary Fukunaga and starring Idris Elba
Beasts of No Nation premieres on 16 October and marks Netlix’s first major film project and a potential Oscar contender. It’s based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala about the trials of a child solder and stars Idris Elba stars as an imposing warlord. The release also promises an exciting next step in the career of True Detective director Cary Fukunaga, particularly following his departure from the series prior to its disappointing second season.
If you like your horror laced with deadpan humour you’re in for a treat this October as the infectiously silly, frequently funny vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows comes to Netflix in time for Hallowe'en viewing. New Zealanders, Jemaine Clement and Taiki Waititi write, direct and star in a glorious comedy that crosses the dry wit of This is Spinal Tap with the rich vein of the dead and it’s highly recommended.
Fans of Jackass should be delighted by Bad Grandpa, which sees Johnny Knoxville revive his elderly character, Irving Zisman, for crude and wincing spectacle as he tests the general public with his lewd behaviour. His chubby cheeked sidekick Jackson Nicoll brings a surprising warmth to proceedings.
And for those playing catch up on the multi-award winning drama Homeland, Season 4 arrives on 12 October.
Atlantis Season 1
Benidorms Season 1–6
Code Name: The Cleaner
Gangsters: Faces of the Underworld: Season 2
Hell's Kitchen Season 11–12
Once Upon a Time Season 5 (episodes added weekly)
Return to Neverland
Robin Williams Remembered: A Pioneers of Television Special
Screan Season 1
Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
Stewart Lee: 41st Best Stand Up Ever
Terra Nova Season 1
Transformers: Rescue Bots: Season 3
Return to Never Land
Anjelah Johnson: Not Fancy
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
Mr Peabody and Sherman
Robert Kelly: Live at the Village Underground
Winter on Fire
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Reign Season 3
What We Do in the Shadows
Homeland Season 4
Archer Season 6
Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!
Anthony Jeselnik: Thoughts and Prayers
Beasts of No Nation
Some Assembly Required Season 2
Ask Me Anything
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Resident Evil: Apocalypse
How to Get Away With Murder
Hemlock Grove Season 3
Saving Mr Banks
Capitalism: A Love Story
The Prince and the Pauper
* check back throughout the month as we add more titles.
Shows leaving Netflix in October
Ducktales: The Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp
Honey, I Blew Up the Kids
Drag Me To Hell
Insidious Chapter 2
Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
Que Pena tu Familia
Life in Our Universe
Understanding the World’s Greatest Structures
See what was new on Netflix UK in September.