Large-scale Asimov adaptation and anime Star Wars stories arrive in September
Streaming service providers have now dominated the series world. Different platforms compete for subscribers to produce original content, so we no longer have to search for exciting creations on Netflix, Apple TV+ or Amazon Prime Video. This autumn, several popular series will be presented with new seasons. Still, new series will also be launched, so in September, we will see, for example, the first motion picture adaptation of one of the greatest classics of sci-fi literature, the Foundation. In addition, as a result of the pandemic, several feature films originally intended for cinemas were shown/shown on these service providers or made available in parallel by streaming. Still, of course, the platforms themselves produce feature-night films.
In addition to our movie review this month, we’ve rounded up the 10 streaming series and movies we think are worth watching. In addition to the premiere date, the compilation shows in parentheses which service provider the given work will be available on
1. Money Heist (La casa de Papel) Season 5, Part 1 – September 3 (Netflix)
Originally launched as a miniseries in 2017, The Big Money Robbery, the Spanish series, which takes the motifs of heist films, has been a huge international success, with a new two-part season coming in 2019 and 2020. At the heart of the story is a Madrid band of robbers recruited by a mysterious man named Professor, whose members use the names of various world cities as camouflage. The Salvador Dalí mask became the emblem of the big money-robbing, and thanks to the series, the Italian partisans’ march, Bella Ciao, became a hit again. The series is coming to an end this year, and the new parts are coming back in two doses—the first act debuts on Netflix in early September and the finale in December. In the opening episode of the new season, the team spends 100 hours in a bank, and the army is called upon to help them. I wonder if they can cut themselves out of this mess.
2. Kate – September 10 (Netflix)
“It’s a heartfelt, brutal assassin story,” the action thriller, which arrives on September 10, was described by mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays the title character. In Kate, a hitwoman is poisoned in Tokyo, and the poison kills her within a day, leaving her with just a few hours to find her killers and avenge her own death. Kate is assisted on her last mission by Varrick, portrayed by Woody Harrelson, and Ani (Miku Martineau), a teenage girl with whom she develops a close relationship in a short period of time. Based on the trailer, the protagonist, who races against time, spares herself in this crank-reminiscent story while also trying to figure out who might be behind her murder by taking down the members of the Yakuza.
3. Lucifer: Season 6 – September 10 (Netflix)
Lucifer Morningstar, who starred in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman comic book, is the series’s protagonist, with the first three seasons running on Fox and then being taken over by Netflix, similar to The Big Money Robbery. Tired of millennial evil, the Lord of Hell abdicates his throne to settle in Los Angeles to open a bar while helping local police with criminal investigations. In season five, Lucifer returned to Hell for a while, but thanks to a self-sacrificing act, the gates of Heaven opened up to him. The sixth season, which arrives in September, will also be his last, and lucifer will have to learn his new, divine role, but he is reluctant to do so and would rather continue to enjoy the pleasures of everyday life.
4. Scenes From a Marriage ( Scenes From a Marriage) – September 13th (HBO Max)
5. Y: The Last Man – September 13th (FX)
In the middle of the month, the series is an adaptation of the novel Y, the last man, published by Vertigo, by writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Pia Guerra. It is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which, for mysterious reasons, all mammals with Y-chromosomes die simultaneously – with two exceptions. As a result of the cataclysmic event, women were left alone on Earth, and chaos erupted, as, in the absence of males, the entire species is in danger of extinction. Somehow, an escape artist, Yorick Brown, survives, as does a male house monkey, and the series shows how they thrive in the world of women, in which Yorick’s mother (Diane Lane) becomes president of the United States.
6. Cry Macho – September 17th (HBO Max)
Clint Eastwood, 91, is back as the protagonist of his new Western-style drama, this time as a burnt-out rodeo star working as a horsecrap. The man sets off for Mexico to take his ex-boss’s son home. On his way to Texas, the pair (or trio, as a rooster named Cry Macho is with them) naturally encounter unexpected ordeals in which the older man teaches the boy what it means to be a good man while at the same time finding redemption himself. Cry Macho is an adaptation of Richard Nash’s 1975 novel of the same name, and the screenplay was co-written by Nash himself with Nick Shenk.
7. Star Wars: Visions – September 22 (Disney+)
Nine new, unconventional Star Wars stories will be unveiled in Disney+’s anthology series coming in the second half of September, with Lucasfilm commissioning seven Japanese anime studios to create and produce episodes. Asian creators have been given a free hand not to adapt to the canon of the galaxy far, far away in their short films, so there will be parts that will take place before the Skywalker saga, and there will be parts that will take place afterward. Still, we will also see a galactic rock opera. Most creators have tried to display traditional Japanese culture in their own vision, and Lucasfilm producers say we’re going to get a series in September that we haven’t seen before in Star Wars history.
8. Doom Patrol: Season 3 – September 23 (HBO GO)
In 2019, DC unveiled doom patrol on its own streaming service featuring comic book racist antiheroes, and the series quickly became a fan favorite. So last year came the sequel, and this year comes the third season, in which, after a devastating loss, the Doom Patrol team is at a difficult crossroads because each member has to face the question of who he is and what he wants to be, and a time machine complicates things. Season three returns with Brendan Fraser, Diane Guerrero, Matt Bomer, April Bowlby, Joivan Wade, and Timothy Dalton.
9. Foundation Season 1 – September 24 (Apple TV+)
One of the most exciting, if not the most exciting, streaming shows of September is the Foundation series. It is the first motion picture adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s novel of the same name by the greatest creator of sci-fi literature. The basic work of the genre took place in the distant future when the Galactic Empire brought peace to thousands of worlds, but a scientist – who can map the future on a mathematical basis – predicts the fall of the empire. In his adaptation, developed by David S. Goyer and Josh Friedman, Jared Harris, known from Chernobyl, plays Hari Seldon, the scientist, along with Lou Lobell, Lee Pace, Leah Harvey, Laura Birn, Terrence Mann, Cassian Bilton, and Alfred Enoch, who will portray the main characters in apple TV+’s most ambitious series to date, which will bend far away from Asimov’s original work based on the sequences seen.
10. The Starling — September 27 (Netflix)
At the end of the month, a heartbreaking dramedy arrives on Netflix. Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, The Striker)and Roy of The DiceHeads, Chris O’Dowd, best known for their comedy roles, play members of a couple who lose their baby. While the husband turns inward in mourning, his wife buries her pain in the chase of the bird in their garden, the starling in the title. The bird almost drives the woman crazy, who is trying to help a psychiatrist-turned-veterinarian (Kevin Kline), and a strange friendship weaves between the two of them. The film was directed by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent, The Right to Count)and written by Matt Harris (Shocking Daring).