Can’t believe summer is over? Yeah, me neither. Yet here we are, about to enjoy the fall weather and the would-be rush of new (and in many cases anticipated) fall/winter season shows that routinely keep us satiated throughout the final months of the year.
There will likely be an inevitable drought and quality drop in streaming schedules going forward, as a result of studios who are unwilling to meet the current demands of the ongoing striking members of WGA and SAG-AFTRA.
However, there are still a few heavy-hitter shows (written and filmed prior to the strike) due to hit streaming services this September. Soak them up while you can—before the streaming river runs dry.
The Other Black Girl
The adaptation of Zakiya Dalila Harris' bestselling book of the same name, The Other Black Girl is set to thrill audiences as it debuts September 13 on Hulu. Clocking in at 10 episodes, viewers can look forward to an exciting and surreal look into the antiquated and oft-corrupt world of traditional book publishing.
Nella lands a gig as an editorial assistant at a major publishing house and discovers that she is the only Black girl at the company. Eventually, another assistant, Hazel, is hired and almost instantly rises the ranks, much to Nella’s confusion. Among all sorts of social and office oddities, The Other Black Girl promises to be a bingeable rush of literary thrills.
The Continental: From the World of John Wick
Can the John Wick universe be compelling from the eyes of someone who isn’t John Wick (aka Keanu Reeves)? We’re about to find out.
The Continental is a miniseries set to debut on Peacock on September 22, 2023. It introduces viewers to an alternate 1970s to tell the backstory of Winston Scott. We'll learn how he became the proprietor of the New York chain of Continental hotels, places deemed sanctuaries for assassins. The premise alone is enough to rope a viewer in for at least an episode. It’ll be intriguing to see where Scott’s story goes.
On September 8, Netflix will bring this Spanish crime miniseries to its streaming services. It’s 2017 and a burned body is found in a reservoir near Barcelona. What commences is a web of lies, cheating, violence, and scandal—the gamut of all things interpersonal toxic relationships.
A fictional rendition of the Crime of the Guàrdia Urbana, Burning Body promises to be filled with the grittiness of underground criminal dealings and the infinite seduction of greed. Sometimes humans are often the most confusing monsters of all.
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
Daryl Dixon is getting his own spinoff? Sign me up. The Walking Dead universe and lucrative empire gets yet another notch on its belt with the Daryl Dixon chronicles.
Taking place after the conclusion of the original series, Dixon ends up in France— the proposed origin of the virus. Dixon just wants to find his way home. The series promises to be filled with the drama and intensity viewers have come to expect from this beloved series and character—and plenty will surprise even series aficionados. Norman Reedus resuming his role as Darryl can never be a bad thing.
Easily my most anticipated TV debut of the month, The Changeling is an adaptation of the Victor LaValle novel of the same name. Out on September 8 on AppleTV, the series tells the story of a family in the throes of new parenthood.
After Emma gives birth to their boy, she starts acting strange. Husband and new father Apollo can barely get his footing in life and begins to worry that his wife is battling post-partum depression. His suspicion doesn’t last long. Emma commits a horrific act and disappears, leaving Apollo to pick up the shattered pieces of their life. Fans of the novel will be excited to see how the complex layers of the book are treated onscreen; newcomers will soon be treated to a masterpiece of a story the likes of which have become understood to be entirely unique to LaValle’s work.