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October brings 33 new series, seasons, and films from the UK, Ireland, and Canada to the US.

British TV Premieres in October 2023

For updates about shows from the UK, Canada, and Ireland added to US linear TV and streaming channels throughout the month, see the British TV Viewing Guide.

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Beckham (UK-US)

This four-part docuseries tells the inside story of David Beckham, a global football star, a cultural icon, and one of the most known names on the planet. Yet few people know who he really is. From his humble working-class beginnings in East London, his drive and determination to win, and the battle to find balance between ambition, love, and family, Beckham’s story is one of immense ups and downs. This series — for which Academy Award®-winning director Fisher Stevens (The Cove) and Academy Award® and Emmy® Award-winning producer John Battsek (One Day in September) were granted unprecedented access to David, his wife Victoria, his family, his friends, and his teammates — takes viewers on that roller coaster and builds a surprising, personal, and definitive story of one of the most recognizable and scrutinized athletes of all time.

Beckham, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Wednesday, October 4, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Louis Tomlinson: All of Those Voices (UK)

This feature-length documentary takes a raw and real look at Louis Tomlinson’s musical journey and gives audiences an intimate and unvarnished view of his life and career. Through never-before-seen home videos, including unseen footage from Tomlinson’s time in One Direction and behind-the-scenes access to his sold out 2022 World Tour, the film offers a unique perspective on what it’s like to be a musician in today’s fast-paced world.

From the highs of superstardom, to the lows of personal tragedy, Tomlinson’s story is one of resilience and determination. The film explores his journey from a member of One Direction to a solo artist, capturing the challenges and triumphs that defined his path. Since the acclaimed release of his debut album Walls, and documenting the creation of his chart-topping 2022 album Faith In The Future, the film shows a side of Tomlinson that fans never have seen before, as he grapples with the pressures of fame and the weight of his own voice.

Louis Tomlinson: All of Those Voices premieres in the US and Canada on Tuesday, October 4, followed by the UK, Australia, Latin America, Brazil, Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and South Korea on Wednesday, October 5, exclusively on Paramount+.

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The Sixth Commandment (UK)

This true-crime drama tells the story of an inspirational teacher, Peter Farquhar (Timothy Spall), and a charismatic young student, Ben Field (Éanna Hardwicke, Normal People), who meet and bond over their love of books and involvement with the Church of England. However, their friendship takes a deadly turn that comes to light after Ben turns his attention to Peter’s deeply religious neighbor, Ann Moore-Martin (Anne Reid, Last Tango in Halifax). The result is a series of stunning revelations, culminating in a high-profile trial.

Costarring Annabel Scholey (The Split), Sheila Hancock (Unforgotten), Ben Bailey Smith (Andor), Conor MacNeill (Industry), Adrian Rawlins (Slow Horses), and Amanda Root (Silent Witness), The Sixth Commandment premieres in the US and Canada as a four-episode binge on Wednesday, October 4, exclusively on BritBox.


The Spencer Sisters (CA)

This lighthearted whodunit series follows mystery novelist Victoria Spencer (Lea Thompson, Back to the Future, Caroline in the City) and her daughter, police officer Darby Spencer (Stacey Farber, Superman & Lois, Schitt’s Creek), who are mistaken as sisters as they tackle puzzling cases for clients of their private detective agency.

The Spencer Sisters premieres in the US on Wednesday, October 4, at 9 PM ET/PT, on The CW.

Sullivan’s Crossing: Season 1 (CA)

This drama series follows Maggie Sullivan (Morgan Kohan, When Hope Calls), a star neurosurgeon who seemingly has it all until her business partner is indicted for fraud and she finds herself charged with negligence. Looking to distance herself from the fallout, Maggie decides to leave Boston and return to her childhood home of Sullivan’s Crossing, a rustic and remote campground set against the stunning coastline, still run by her estranged father, Harry “Sully” Sullivan (Scott Patterson, Gilmore Girls). Here Maggie rekindles old friendships and builds new ones with the local residents, including handsome newcomer Cal Jones (Chad Michael Murray, One Tree Hill), who only serves to complicate her life further. As Maggie works on clearing her name and reputation, she is forced to confront her painful past, as she attempts to reconnect with a side of herself she had long forgotten.

Sullivan’s Crossing: Season 1 premieres in the US on Wednesday, October 4, at 8 PM ET/PT, on The CW.

SurrealEstate: Season 2 (CA)

This paranormal mystery series follows real estate agent Luke Roman (Tim Rozon, Wynonna Earp) and an elite team of specialists who handle the cases that no one else can: haunted and possessed houses that literally scare would-be buyers away. Researching, investigating, and “fixing” the things that go bump in the night, the team works to create closure — and closings — even as they struggle with demons of their own. In the Season 2 opener, Luke is without his special powers and struggles to handle an engaged property by instinct alone. Meanwhile, Susan (Sarah Levy, Schitt’s Creek) falls in love at first sight with a mysterious home that has a special power over her.

Costarring Adam Korson (This Is Us), Maurice Dean Wint (Diggstown), Savannah Basley (Reginald the Vampire), and Elena Juatco (Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities), SurrealEstate: Season 2 premieres in the US on Wednesday, October 4, at 10 PM ET/PT, on Syfy.

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Everything Now (UK)

This teen drama series follows 16-year old Mia (Sophie Wilde, Tom Jones, You Don’t Know Me), who, after returning home following a lengthy recovery from an eating disorder, is thrust back into the chaotic world of sixth form, only to find that her friends have moved on without her. Along with an ever-evolving bucket list, three best mates, and a major new crush, Mia throws herself headfirst into a world of dating, parties, and first kisses, soon discovering that not everything in life can be planned for.

Featuring Stephen Fry (Heartstopper), Everything Now, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, October 5, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Graham Norton Show: Season 31A (UK)

He’s baaack! Graham Norton, the celebrity talk show host with the most-est, is returning with a packed lineup of celebrity guests, laugh-out-loud stories, and exciting musical performances in the new season of his BAFTA-award-winning show. First up: singer Kylie Minogue, actor Stephen Graham (Boiling Point), actor-writer David Mitchell (Unruly), actor-comedian Mawaan Rizwan (Juice), and musical artist Mae Muller. The Graham Norton Show: Season 31A premieres in the US on Thursday, October 5, on BBC America, with streaming available on AMC+.

Harry Wild: Season 2 (IE)

The brand-new season of this humor-filled Irish mystery thriller finds retired literature professor-turned-sleuth Harry Wild (Jane Seymour, The Kominsky Method, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Live and Let Die) teaming up once again with Fergus Reid (Rohan Nedd, Whitstable Pearl, Safe), her young partner in private investigation work. Together the wise-cracking pair investigate cases ranging from missing persons to murders, much to the annoyance of Harry’s son, Charlie (Kevin Ryan, Guilt, The South Westerlies), a detective in the Dublin Garda. In Season 2’s first two episodes, Harry and Fergus will stop at nothing to find the killer of Charlie’s boss, Ray (Stuart Graham), and then look into a woman’s disappearance from a village with a history of devil worship.

Featuring Paul Tylak (Kin), Amy Huberman (Striking Out), and Rose O’Neill, Harry Wild: Season 2, an Acorn TV Original, premieres in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and UK with two episodes on Monday, October 9, exclusively on Acorn TV. New episodes will be released weekly on Mondays through November 6.

Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe (CA)

This feature-length documentary tells the origins and history of Canada’s favorite children’s show, Mr. Dressup, which built a legacy of kindness, patience, inclusiveness, and creativity in 4,000 episodes across 29 years on CBC. With never-before-seen footage and interviews, it reveals star Ernie Coombs’s two passions: entertaining others with childlike wonderment and kindness, and the love for his wife and family, who were his support system and biggest fans. From his early days working with Fred Rogers, to his remarkable creative collaboration with puppeteer Judith Lawrence (voice and creator of Casey and Finnegan), to the struggles to fund the iconic series, and finally, his second act touring college campuses, the documentary shows the highs and lows of the creative force that helped raise Canadian children for well over four decades.

Featuring interviews with Canadians touched by the kindness and creativity of Mr. Dressup, including Eric McCormack, Graham Greene, the Barenaked Ladies, Jonathan Torrens, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Andrew Phung, Bruce McCulloch, Scott Thompson, Bif Naked, Peter Mansbridge, Yannick Bisson, and Michael J. Fox, Mr. Dressup: The Magic of Make-Believe premieres globally on Tuesday, October 10, exclusively on Prime Video. (You can add it to your watchlist now.)

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The Greatest Show Never Made (UK)

This series follows six people who, back in the early 2000s, attempted to find fame and fortune by being part of the greatest reality TV show ever made. They left their jobs, homes, and partners, and in June 2002 — after a grueling audition process and months of waiting — traveled to south-east London to start their adventure. But the show didn’t exist. Twenty years after their dreams were shattered, the people caught up in this misadventure are still searching for answers, trying to understand how the fallout from “Project MS-2” — and the disappearance of the man who orchestrated it all — changed their lives forever. The Greatest Show Never Made, an Amazon Original, premieres globally on Wednesday, October 11, exclusively on Prime Video.

Code Blue Murder: Season 2 (UK/Wales)

With extraordinary access to the detectives of the South Wales Police Major Crime team, this reality series takes viewers to the heart of major murder investigations — following the twists and turns of complex inquiries and the impact on victims’ families and friends while getting inside the minds of detectives as they make life-changing decisions and build their cases in their quest for justice. Code Blue Murder: Season 2 premieres in North America on Thursday, October 12, exclusively on BritBox.


Little Bird (CA)

This six-part miniseries centers on a young woman named Esther Rosenblum (Darla Contois, Dhaliwal ’15), who began life as Bezhig Little Bird. During the period known as the “Sixties Scoop,” Bezhig was one of thousands of First Nations children in Canada who were forcibly apprehended by the Canadian government and placed in foster homes, from which they would be adopted by White families. This is what happened to Bezhig: At the age of five, she was adopted into a Jewish family, stripped of her Indigenous identity, and became Esther Rosenblum. Now in her 20s, Bezhig longs for the family she lost and to fill in the missing pieces of her childhood memories. Her quest lands her in the Canadian prairies, where she discovers the truth of what happened to her. (For cast details, read this article.)

Little Bird premieres in the US on Thursday, October 12, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings).

Transplant: Season 3 (CA)

Continuing on from the events in Season 2, the new season of this hit medical drama finds Dr. Bashir “Bash” Hamed (Hamza Haq, My Salinger Year, The Indian Detective) continuing his journey to start over. But with each new milestone comes a new challenge. As Bash pursues Canadian citizenship for himself and his younger sister, Amira (Sirena Gulamgaus, Orphan Black), he closely examines who he’s becoming in his adopted country.

While Bash is repeatedly asked to prove himself, he and his colleagues — including Dr. Magalie “Mags” LeBlanc (Laurence Leboeuf, 19-2), Dr. June Curtis (Ayisha Issa, Workin’ Moms), Dr. Theo Hunter (Jim Watson, Designated Survivor), head nurse Claire Malone (Torri Higginson, Dark Matter), and Dr. Mark Novak (Gord Rand, Orphan Black) — continue to find themselves looking to adapt to change and understand how they fit in, both within and beyond the walls of York Memorial Hospital. And after Dr. Bishop’s (John Hannah) shocking departure, the team gains a new boss with the forward-thinking Dr. Neeta Devi (Rekha Sharma, Yellowjackets), who has big ideas when it comes to overhauling the hospital’s emergency department.

Transplant: Season 3 premieres in the US on Thursday, October 12, at 9 PM ET/PT, on NBC.

Annika: Season 2 (UK)

Nicola Walker (Unforgotten, Last Tango in Halifax) returns as DI Annika Strandhed, head of the Marine Homicide Unit in Glasgow, and mum to rebellious teenage daughter Morgan (Silvie Furneaux, Red Rose), in the new season of this mystery-crime drama series. As Annika breaks the fourth wall to reference Norse sagas and other interesting tidbits, she and her team — including DS Michael McAndrews (Jamie Sives, Guilt, Crime), DC Blair Ferguson (Katie Leung, Roadkill, “Harry Potter” films), and DS Tyrone Clarke (Ukweli Roach, Blindspot, Grantchester) — investigate murders in and around Scottish waters.

Annika: Season 2 premieres in the US on Sunday, October 15, at 10 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings), with streaming available on PBS.org, the PBS app, PBS Passport, and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Hotel Portofino: Season 2 (UK)

Set in the beautiful Italian village of Portofino during the Roaring 20s, the new season of Hotel Portofino follows on from the events in Season 1, when Bella Ainsworth (Natascha McElhone, The Crown, Halo, Californication), the daughter of a wealthy industrialist, moves to Portofino, Italy, and sets up the Hotel Portofino, a quintessentially British hotel catering to upper-class travelers on the Italian Riviera.

Season 2 opens in the summer of 1927, as Bella is still devoting her energy to Hotel Portofino, which has overcome its startup troubles and is starting to prosper. Aside from her hotel duties, Bella is concerned for her children — Lucian (Oliver Dench, Pandora), whose marriage to Rose (Claude Scott-Mitchell, Baptiste) might be facing trouble, and Alice (Olivia Morris, Professor T), who needs a break from her responsibilities at the hotel. Bella’s husband, Cecil (Mark Umbers, Home Fires), has not been seen since returning to England at the end of the previous summer. With Cecil’s unannounced return to Portofino, the messy private lives of her children, and a visit from a travel guide that could make or break the hotel’s future, Bella does her utmost to keep all the plates spinning.

Hotel Portofino: Season 2 premieres in the US on Sunday, October 15, at 8 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings), with streaming available on PBS.org, the PBS app, PBS Passport, and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

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World on Fire: Season 2 (UK)

In the new season of this wartime drama, the true reality of war has arrived in Britain, as RAF pilots are sent to destroy German bombers prowling the skies above Manchester, while rescue operations are underway on the streets below. Meanwhile, British troops in the sands of the North African desert struggle alongside Indian Sappers and Australian Diggers to adapt to a very different kind of combat.

Returning cast members include Lesley Manville (Magpie Murders), Jonah Hauer-King (Little Women), Julia Brown (Shetland), and Zofia Wichlacz (The Mire), as well as Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Eugénie Derouand (Paris Police 1900), Eryk Biedunkiewicz, and Cel Spellman (Cold Feet). Joining the cast are Mark Bonnar (Guilt), Ahad Raza Mir (Resident Evil), Gregg Sulkin (Runaways), and Miriam Schiweck (Der Staatsanwalk).

World on Fire: Season 2 premieres in the US on Sunday, October 15, at 9 PM ET, on PBS (check your local listings), with streaming available on PBS.org, the PBS app, PBS Passport, and the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel.

Everyone Else Burns (UK)

This comedy series follows a Mancunian family and the puritanical Christian sect they are devoted to, exploring what it feels like to balance faith, family, and identity in a world that could end tomorrow (but probably won’t). Patriarch David (Simon Bird, Friday Night Dinner, The Inbetweeners) desperately wants the church to promote him to Elder. His dutiful and long-suffering wife, Fiona (Kate O’Flynn, Landscapers, No Offence), longs to deviate from her own dogmatic moral compass, so hungry is she for a life beyond sermons and squash. Their naïve and anxious 17-year-old daughter, Rachel (Amy James-Kelly, Gentleman Jack, Three Families), is about to fall for someone who could save her social life but damn her soul. And their bullied 12-year-old son, Aaron (Harry Connor), is a model young believer — except his drawings feature the rest of the family burning in hell.

Everyone Else Burns premieres in the US on Monday, October 16, at 9:30 PM ET/PT, on The CW.

The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe: The Real Story (UK)

This hour-long documentary tells the bizarre true story of fraudster John Darwin, who faked his own death in a canoeing accident to escape financial trouble, before attempting to start a new life with his wife, Anne, in Panama. (The story was recently brought to life in the hit BritBox drama The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe starring Eddie Marsan and Monica Dolan.) The Thief, His Wife and The Canoe: The Real Story premieres in North America on Monday, October 16, exclusively on BritBox.


The Devil on Trial (UK)

This docudrama explores the first and only time “demonic possession” has officially been used as a defense in a US murder trial. Including reenactments, home videos, and firsthand accounts of the alleged devil possession of a young boy and the brutal murder that followed, The Devil on Trial, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Tuesday, October 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

I Woke Up A Vampire (CA)

In this family-friendly fantasy comedy series, Carmie (Kaileen Angelic Chang, Back in Time) discovers on her 13th birthday that she’s actually half-human, half-vampire — and that mythical powers make middle school way more complicated. I Woke Up A Vampire, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Tuesday, October 17, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story (UK)

This three-part docuseries uncovers one of the biggest tabloid news stories in Britain for the last decade — revealing how Coleen Rooney, one of Britain’s most famous celebrities and wife of England’s record-scoring footballer Wayne Rooney, turned amateur online sleuth to find an explanation for why private stories concerning herself and her family continued to appear in the media. It looks at the circumstances that led to her infamous Instagram post that “broke the Internet,” all the way to Coleen successfully defending herself in one of the UK’s highest-profile High Court defamation cases of recent years. As well as the case itself, the series explores how Coleen has had her life played out in public for the last 20 years. Coleen Rooney: The Real Wagatha Story, a Hulu Original, premieres in the US on Wednesday, October 18, exclusively on Hulu.

Bodies (UK)

Based on the mind-bending graphic novel Bodies by Si Spencer, this crime procedural series with a twist follows four detectives in four different time periods of London, who find themselves investigating the same murder — that of an unidentified victim in Whitechapel — and uncovering a conspiracy spanning 150 years.

The cast includes Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Queen’s Gambit, Wolf Hall) as DS Whiteman, Shira Haas (Unorthodox, Shtisel) as DC Maplewood, Amaka Okafor (The Responder, The Split) as DS Hasan, Kyle Soller (Poldark, An Inspector Calls) as DI Hillinghead, and Stephen Graham (Time, Help) as Elias Mannix, a character central to the story.

Bodies, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Thursday, October 19, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Payback (UK)

This six-part crime thriller follows Lexie Noble (Morven Christie, The Bay), who becomes entangled in a perilous police operation to bring down notorious crime lord Cal Morris (Peter Mullan, Mum). With an idyllic family lifestyle in the suburbs of Edinburgh, Lexie is unaware that her husband, Jared, has been laundering Cal Morris’s illegal earnings on a vast scale. Jared’s every move is being monitored by financial investigators DC Jibran Khan (Prasanna Puwanarajah, Ten Percent) and DCI Adam Guthrie (Derek Riddell, Happy Valley), who are determined to use the Noble family to bring Cal Morris to justice.

Created by Debbie O’Malley (Call the Midwife, Humans, Harlots), executive produced by Jed Mercurio (Line of Duty, Bodyguard), and produced by Mercurio’s HTM Television, Payback, a BritBox Original, premieres in North America with three episodes on Thursday, October 19, exclusively on BritBox. New episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays through November 9.


Flashback (UK-US)

In this short horror film, a yoga teacher’s life flashes before her eyes during a deadly home invasion, sending her on a desperate race through her past to save the man she loves. Flashback, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Pigeon Tunnel (UK)

This new feature documentary pulls back the curtain on the storied life and career of former British spy David Cornwell — better known as John le Carré, best-selling author of such genre-defining espionage novels as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Night Manager, and The Constant Gardener. Drawing on le Carré’s New York Times best-selling memoir, The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life, and set against the turbulent backdrop of the Cold War leading into present day, the film spans six decades as le Carré delivers his final and most candid interview, punctuated with rare archival footage and dramatized vignettes.

The Pigeon Tunnel premieres globally on Friday, October 20, exclusively on Apple TV+.

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Surviving Paradise (UK)

In this reality series hosted by Jessimae Peluso (The Opening Act), contestants think they are going to have the summer of their lives and live the life of luxury in a clifftop, oceanside villa. What they don’t know is that they’ll have to start with nothing, living in the woods without any lavish amenities. Through friendships and alliances, they’ll team up to fight their way into the villa for a chance at the $100,000 grand prize.

Surviving Paradise, a Netflix Series, premieres globally on Friday, October 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris (UK)

In this documentary, Vjeran Tomic, the burglar behind the 2010 robbery of the Paris Museum of Modern Art, tells viewers in his own words how he pulled off the biggest art heist in French history. Vjeran Tomic: The Spider-Man of Paris, a Netflix Documentary, premieres globally on Friday, October 20, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

The Vanishing Triangle (IE)

Inspired by true events that occurred in the 1990s in an area of Ireland dubbed the Vanishing Triangle, this mystery-crime thriller series follows a journalist and a garda who are stymied by the authorities while on the hunt for a killer. It stars India Mullen (Red Rock, Normal People) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, Bohemian Rhapsody).

After publishing an article about her mother’s murder, journalist Lisa Wallace (India Mullin) gets a chilling letter from the killer, taunting her with pictures of the murder and of a new victim. Soon, news comes of Amy Reynolds, a woman who’s gone missing. Lisa and Detective David Burkely (Allan Leech) begin fighting through Garda red tape as more girls go missing.

Meanwhile, the killer plays psychological torture games with Lisa, making her choose his victims and even threatening her in person. Despite this, Lisa and David continue, and their path leads them into the crosshairs of the deeply-corrupted core of the Garda. To cover their tracks, high-ranking Garda members blackmail David with his own secrets — threatening to destroy him and Lisa as they get closer to facing off with the killer who murdered Lisa’s mother all those years ago.

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The Vanishing Triangle, a Sundance Now Original, premieres in the US and Canada with two episodes on Thursday, October 26, exclusively on Sundance Now. New episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays through the season finale on November 23. (Rescheduled from September 2023)

The Enfield Poltergeist (UK)

This new docuseries tells the riveting story of the most famous poltergeist haunting in history. In 1977, the terrifying haunting of an everyday family in Enfield, London, dominated headlines across the UK and had a tremendous impact on an entire generation of children. The mysterious case forever changed ideas about the supernatural, and showed that it wasn’t just restricted to castles and stately homes but could be experienced by anyone, anywhere.

The events at Enfield are reconstructed using the real recordings captured by Maurice Grosse, a paranormal investigator who archived all of his interviews with those affected by the phenomenon. Building a replica of the house where the incidents took place, performers reenact what is heard on the actual tapes, allowing an interplay by the archival voices and appearances of those originally involved in the incident through present-day interviews.

The chilling story has inspired fictionalized versions of the case, including the film The Conjuring 2, the limited TV series The Enfield Haunting, and two stage plays.

The Enfield Poltergeist, an Apple TV+ Original, premieres globally as a four-episode binge on Friday, October 27, exclusively on Apple TV+.

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Pain Hustlers (US-UK)

Emily Blunt (Oppenheimer, The English) stars in this crime drama as Liza Drake, a blue-collar single mom who has just lost her job and is at the end of her rope. A chance meeting with pharmaceutical sales rep Pete Brenner (Chris Evans, The Avengers, Knives Out) puts her on an upwards trajectory economically but dubious path ethically, as she becomes entangled in a dangerous racketeering scheme. Dealing with her increasingly unhinged boss (Andy Garcia, Ocean’s Eleven), the worsening medical condition of her daughter (Chloe Coleman, Big Little Lies), and a growing awareness of the devastation the company is causing forces Liza to examine her choices.

Pain Hustlers, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Friday, October 27, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.)

Shoresy: Season 2 (CA)

This Letterkenny spinoff revolves around Shoresy (Jared Keeso, 19-2), the hitherto facially-obscured, foul-mouthed, chirp-serving, mother-loving, fan-favorite character from the original series, who moves to Sudbury to join the Blueberry Bulldogs of the Northern Ontario Senior Hockey Organization (the NOSHO), a struggling senior AAA hockey team, on a quest to never lose again. In Season 2, he and the team continue their quest.

Shoresy: Season 2, a Hulu Original, premieres in the US on Friday, October 27, exclusively on Hulu.

Mayflies (UK/Scotland)

Adapted from Andrew O’Hagan’s award-winning novel Mayflies, this drama follows the friendship forged between James (Martin Compston, Line of Duty, The Nest) and Tully (Tony Curran, Your Honor, Ray Donovan) in a small Scottish town in 1986. One weekend, they make a vow to each other to go at life differently. Then 30 years later and half a life away, the phone rings: Tully has the worst kind of news.

Featuring Ashley Jensen (Agatha Raisin, After Life), Mayflies premieres in the US and Canada on Monday, October 30, exclusively on Acorn TV.

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The Terror: Season 1 (US)

This show is awesome! Based on Dan Simmons’s best-selling novel The Terror, itself inspired by the true story of Sir John Franklin’s Arctic expedition, this thriller centers on the crews of the Royal Navy’s polar explorer ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, and their perilous voyage into unchartered territory as they attempt to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope, and fear of the unknown, while frozen, isolated, and stuck at the end of the earth, all of the men, in their desperation to survive, struggle with the elements and each other as they are pushed to the brink of death. Starring Jared Harris (The Crown), Ciarán Hinds (My Mother and Other Strangers), Tobias Menzies (Outlander), Matthew McNulty (The Paradise), and Adam Nagaitis (To Walk Invisible), amongst others, The Terror: Season 1 begins streaming Monday, October 2.

The Chase (UK)

Created by the late Kay Mellor (Love, Lies and Records, In the Club), this drama revolves around the goings-on at and around the Chevin Chase Veterinary Practice in the market town of Oxley, run by George Williams (Keith Barron, DCI Banks) and his daughter, Anna (Gaynor Faye, The Syndicate). While Anna’s hands are full with three children, another on the way, a struggling practice, and a wedding to organize, her sister, Sarah (Nicola Stephenson, London Kills), complete with designer lifestyle, swans up from London for the first time in years — bringing a secret that could tear their family apart. The Chase begins streaming Monday, October 16.

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Lost in Austen (UK)

Jemima Rooper (The Inheritance, As If) stars in this fantasy-romance drama as Amanda Price, a disillusioned modern working girl who, after “swapping” her life for that of Jane Austen’s celebrated heroine, Elisabeth Bennet (Gemma Arterton, Rogue Agent), finds herself trapped in the unfolding fiction. Now she must try her utmost to fit in amongst the Bennets, Bingleys, and Darcys, but her presence in the characters’ lives sets unforeseen complications in motion. Lost in Austen begins streaming Tuesday, October 10.

The Night Manager (UK)

In this contemporary interpretation of John le Carré’s best-selling eponymous spy novel, this thriller follows hotel manager Jonathan Pine (Tom Hiddleston, Loki) in his quest to bring down international arms dealer Richard Roper (Hugh Laurie, Why Didn’t They Ask Evans?). Pine, a former soldier, is thrust into a world of international intrigue when he is recruited by a British intelligence officer (Olivia Colman, The Favourite) to infiltrate Roper’s inner circle. To get to the heart of Roper’s vast empire, Pine must withstand the allure of Roper’s beautiful girlfriend, Jed (Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown), and the suspicious interrogations of his venal chief of staff, Major Corkoran (Tom Hollander, Rev.). In his quest to do the right thing, Pine must first become a criminal himself. The Night Manager begins streaming Thursday, October 12.

This Farming Life: Season 6 (UK)

This docuseries weaves intimate personal stories with the dramatic events that make up life on a farm, with families carving out a living in some of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes. This Farming Life: Season 6 begins streaming Tuesday, October 17.

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Flowers: Seasons 1-2 (UK)

This dark comedy-drama follows the eccentric and dysfunctional members of the Flowers family. Children’s book author Maurice (Julian Barratt, The Mighty Boosh) and his music teacher wife, Deborah (Olivia Colman, Heartstopper), have a troubled relationship. As he struggles with inner demons and dark secrets, she becomes increasingly suspicious that he is in a secret relationship with Shun (Will Sharpe, Giri/Haji), the man who illustrates Maurice’s books. Meanwhile, their 25-year-old maladjusted twins, inventor son Donald (Daniel Rigby, Landscapers) and musician daughter Amy (Sophia Di Martino, Loki), are both competing for the attention of a neighbour. Flowers: Seasons 1-2 begins streaming Tuesday, October 24.

Rebus: Seasons 2-4 (UK)

Based on the “Inspector Rebus” novels by Ian Rankin, this gritty crime drama stars Ken Stott (The Hobbit) as the gruff, world-weary Scottish detective John Rebus, who investigates grisly crimes in Edinburgh. Rebus: Seasons 2-4 begins streaming Friday, October 27.

Being Human: Seasons 1-5 (UK)

This multi-award-winning supernatural drama follows the lives of three twentysomethings and their secret double lives as a werewolf, a vampire, and a ghost. Starring Lenora Crichlow (Goliath), Russell Tovey (American Horror Story), Aidan Turner (Poldark), and Sinéad Keenan (Unforgotten), Being Human: Seasons 1-5 begins streaming Monday, October 30.



Did you miss any of the new shows from previous days, weeks, or months? Check out the British TV Viewing Guide and Archives to find out.


For details about the October premieres of shows from Australia and New Zealand, visit The Down Under TV Place. For info about the debuts of original-language, English-subtitled programs from Europe, visit The Euro TV Place. And for that of a select list of titles from other countries, visit The Global TV Place.


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