Aerobics, yakuza, orcs, rebellion… This year, the end of summer promises some nice surprises on the small screen, with series of great diversity. Here are the eight most anticipated new releases in September and October.
Who says September says back to work, of course, but above all new series on the way! If July and August did not disappoint us with nuggets like Sandman on Netflix Where A League of Their Own on Amazon Prime Videothe start of the new school year is always THE big moment for the small screen.
And this year, between big essential franchises, horrific thrills and journalistic investigations, there will be something for everyone. To help you find your way through this deluge of novelties, we have selected eight upcoming series that are already arousing our curiosity.
Out of season1er september on somersault
We start this selection with a French series (who would have believed it). Presented in March at Series Mania festival in Lillethis effective thriller finally lands on France 3 and somersault. In the heart of Les Cimes, a Swiss ski resort, the body of a woman is found under the snow. When a similar murder is discovered on the French border, Sterenn and Lyes begin to conduct a joint investigation between the two countries. But Sterenn’s life changes when his son kills his girlfriend in the car and she tries everything to protect him…
Without revolutionizing the genre, Out of season promises to be an intriguing detective series, thanks to its snowy atmosphere and above all the quality of its cast. Marina Hands, seen in myth, and rapper Fianso (or Sofiane Zermani) form a convincing and mysterious duo. Only six episodes make up this mini-series and you would be wrong to miss it if you like well-crafted investigations.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of PowerSeptember 2 on Amazon Prime Video
This is undoubtedly the most anticipated series of the season (and also one of the most expensive): the universe of Tolkien will finally be able to unfold on the small screen with this production located during the Second Age. As Evil returns to Middle-earth, a cast of characters, including Galadriel, begin forging artifacts, the Rings of Power, that will span the centuries. But the fight for good will obviously be more complex…
Already equipped with awesome trailers and one epic soundtrack, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is shaping up to be one of the best series of the year. With a budget of $465 million for the first season alone, the adaptation promises gigantic battles and stunning landscapes. Can’t wait for the broadcast of this series, which will probably rule them all. The series will be on Amazon Prime Video, whose subscription starts at 5.99 euros per month.
doggieSeptember 8 on OCS
Who said aerobics was corny? With its new original series, OCS is betting on this sporting discipline which has made the great hours of France 2 with Gym Tonicin the 1980s. It is precisely in this period that the doggieamazing series discovery at Series Mania 2022. The charismatic Jane then arrives straight from the United States in a small quiet town in the Toulouse region. With her aerobics classes, she begins a small revolution in a neighborhood of “Desperate Housewives” French version.
In doggie, the jokes fuse and the secrets are revealed little by little. Combining industrial espionage and female emancipation, the French series manages to find a clever and offbeat balance. With a hilarious cast and an original soundtrack composed by Feu! Chatterton, this French creation set against a backdrop of espionage should catch your eye at the start of the school year.
To subscribe to OCS, it’s 10.99 euros or 12.99 euros per month on the OCS websiteWhere 11.99 euros through Amazon.
tokyo viceSeptember 15 on Canal+
At 24, Jake Adelstein, an American journalist, decides to settle in Tokyo. He manages to get hired by a major Japanese daily and meets Hiroto Katagiri, a police inspector who fights against organized crime. Jake will become more and more interested in the world of the yakuza, the mafia of the country, until embarking on dangerous situations…
Impossible to miss tokyo vice, adaptation of the autobiographical book by Jake Adelstein. Between thriller and journalistic investigation, the book had already been a success in bookstores. This serial version should take the same path. The first season features Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), Ken Watanabe (Inception) and Rachel Keller (Legion), while the pilot is directed by Michael Mann (Heat), just that. The first trailers suggest an exciting immersion in the world of crime, not to be missed.
AndorSeptember 21 on Disney+
When there are no more Star Wars series, there are still some. Andor is undoubtedly one of the back-to-school events, widely awaited by fans of the intergalactic saga. Announced as a spy thriller, the series will focus on the story of Cassian Andor, who we could meet in the film RogueOne. This new production will tell the story of the rising rebellion against the Empire through the eyes of this character, who will learn to become a hero in spite of himself.
Diego Luna obviously takes over the role he already embodied perfectly in the 2016 feature film. At his side, we will also find Forest Whitaker, who played the rebel leader Saw Gerrera in RogueOne. A nice cast for a prequel that should kindle our revolutionary flame.
It will be on Disney+, of which the subscription is now at 8.99 euros per month.
The Midnight ClubOctober 7 on Netflix
Since The Haunting of Hill House, Mike Flanagan’s series are always an event. The master of serial horror returns, one year later Midnight Mass, to give us goosebumps again. The creator stays in the world of the night and adapts the story of The Midnight Club on Netflixa novel for teens from the 1990s. The series will tell the story of seven young adults suffering from serious pathologies, who meet every evening, at midnight, at the hospital, to share scary stories…
Even though Midnight Mass had not entirely convinced us, it must be recognized that Mike Flanagan has a crazy talent for horror stories tinged with psychology. Samantha Sloyan, already scary in Midnight Mass, will return alongside a cast of teenagers. We are already preparing to love The Midnight Clubwhich promises to be one of the successes of the year (at least, we hope so).
If you have already devoured The Midnight Club as soon as it is released, don’t panic, you should feel new horrific shivers in front of this series, which is right on Halloween. Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water, Hellboy, Pacific Rim… Guillermo del Toro is one of the most prolific filmmakers in the field of fantasy and horror. Already at the helm of the series carnival row and The Strainthe director opens his Cabinet of Curiosities for Netflix in October.
This new creation will take the form of an anthology around the theme of horror, broadcast over four days, from October 25 to 28, with two episodes per evening. A singular event for Netflix, which is more used to unveiling entire seasons at once. Each episode will be directed by a different director, such as Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) or Vincenzo Natali (Cube). On the distribution side, we can count on the presence of Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Servant) and Ben Barnes (Shadow and Bone), among others. Strongly that we can push the door of this strange Cabinet of Curiositieswhich looks simply terrifying.
wednesdayin the fall on Netflix
It was only a matter of time before Tim Burton finally invaded the world of series. And we must admit that we can only stampede with impatience since the director of Charlie and the chocolate factory and beetle juice tackles an icon of gothic pop culture: the Addams Family. With wednesday, the filmmaker focuses on the character of Wednesday, now a student of the singular Nevermore Academy. As she tries to adapt to this new environment, she will have to investigate a series of murders…
Obviously, we say yes to the Tim Burton equation + Addams Family, which seems to work wonders in view of the first images unveiled. Jenna Ortega (Jurassic World, Jane the Virgin) will play Wednesday and Christina Ricci, who played him in the films, will also be there. Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) and Luis Guzman (CodeBlack) round out the cast. Expected for the fall, the series will be perfect for the season of pumpkins and ghosts.
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