Amazing Shows You Must Watch in October 2021

With many series being released on different OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, Netflix, etc., it can be a little complicated to keep track of some exciting series coming out. We thought we’d help you catch up with some of the most anticipated releases every month by compiling a list of limited series, new releases, as well as series that are back with their latest seasons on different streaming platforms. Keep an eye on this space every month so you don’t miss some amazing releases!


Maid (October 1)


Netflix presents ‘Maid’, a series that follows a young single mother, Alex’s (Margaret Qualley) incredible story of survival and resilience. She turns to housekeeping to make ends meet after escaping an abusive relationship and navigates the world of poverty, abuse, and redefining her worth against all odds to create a better life for her daughter, Maddy.

The series features the ‘Love, Simon’ star Nick Robinson, ‘Ready or Not’ and Groundhog Day’s Andie MacDowell (who is also Margaret’s real-life mother), Tracy Vilar, Twilight and its sequels’ Billy Burke, and the ‘Everything, Everything’ actor Anika Noni Rose. Inspired by the New York Times Best-selling memoir by Stephanie Land, ‘Maid’ is streaming on Netflix from 1st October.

Find ‘Maid’ on Netflix: HERE


On My Block – Season 4 (October 4)


On My Block’s final season comes to Netflix on 4th October for one last time around the block. The series follows four smart, funny, and street-savvy teens – César, Monse, Ruby, and Jamal.

Their lifelong friendship is tested as they navigate their way through high school. The quartet experiences triumph, pain, and newness as they confront the challenges of adolescence, and life in their predominantly Hispanic and black neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles in this coming-of-age comedy series. The cast features Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco, Jessica Marie Garcia, Julio Macias, Peggy Blow, and more!

Find ‘On My Block’ on Netflix: HERE


Among the Stars (October 6)


Disney’s ‘Among the Stars’ is an original documentary series that takes us into the vast world of NASA. This six-part series starts with astronaut Captain Chris Cassidy on a quest to get back in his spacesuit. The one last mission is to fly to The International Space Station and help find the origins of the universe. However, this quickly becomes a tale of the wider team at NASA, their roles on this mission, and their collective quest to succeed.

As per their website, “With cameras stationed on both Earth and the International Space Station, using intimate footage, personal video diaries and livestream footage, viewers are embedded with Cassidy and the team of engineers, flight controllers and specialists who take on missions risking life, limb, and reputation for the greater good of humankind.” Watch their missions unfold on Disney+ from 6th October onwards!


One of us is lying (October 7)


‘One Of Us Is Lying’ is Peacock’s upcoming drama about the mystery surrounding Bayview High when five students walk into detention and only four walk out alive.

In this series based on the novel ‘One Of Us Is Lying’ by Karen M. McManus, one of those students is left dead just as he was about to reveal life-changing secrets. Starring Mark McKenna, Marianly Tejada, Cooper van Grootel, Annalisa Cochrane, and Chibuikem Uche as the main suspects, the show premieres on 7th October.

Pretty Smart (October 8)


A depressed, self-proclaimed brainiac – Chelsea is forced to move in with her bubbly, carefree, not-so-intellectual West Coast sister, Claire, and her three lovably eccentric, not-so-intellectual roommates – Grant, Solana, and Jayden. The ‘Hannah Montana’ star Emily Osment is recruited to transform into Chelsea and Olivia Macklin plays her sister Claire in the series.

Michael Hsu Rosen plays Jaden who is a social media influencer, Greenhouse Academy’s Cinthya Carmona is a former lawyer turned healer, Gregg Sulkin who played Ezra’s brother Wesley in ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is Grant, a distractingly handsome personal trainer in the show.

Chelsea gets to know her new friends who show her true way to happiness and they begin to form an unlikely-found family. Watch ‘Pretty Smart’ on Netflix from 8th October onwards!

Find ‘Pretty Smart’ on Netflix: HERE


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Aquaman: King of Atlantis (October 14)


In this animated series releasing on 14th October, Aquaman finally becomes king of Atlantis. However, he has a lot of learning to do. Thankfully, in ‘Aquaman: King of Atlantis’, his advisors Vulko (a scholar) and Mera, (a water-wielding warrior), are there to give him a hand.


I Know What You Did Last Summer (October 15)


Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios present a series remake of staple ’90s horror film ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ that arrives on Amazon Prime Video on October 15. Featuring Brianne Tju, Ezekiel Goodman, Ashley Moore, Sebastian Amoruso, in this series – teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer a year after a fatal accident on their graduation night in a town full of secrets


Little Things – Season 4 (October 15)


The beautiful journey of a young cohabitating couple comes to an end in the fourth and final season of ‘Little Things’ out on Netflix on 15th October. In this series, Dhruv (Dhruv Sehgal) and Kavya (Mithila Palkar) navigate the ups and downs of work, modern-day relationships and finding themselves in contemporary Mumbai.

Find ‘Little Things’ on Netflix: HERE


You – Season 3 (October 15)


The ‘Gossip Girl’ star Penn Badgley plays the role of a dangerously charming, intensely obsessive young man Joe Goldberg in the Netflix series – ‘You’.

Goldberg goes to extreme measures to insert himself into the lives of those he is transfixed by and the latest season features the continuation of Joe’s fraught relationship with ‘The Haunting of the Hill House’ and ‘The Haunting of the Bly Manor’ star Victoria Pedretti who transforms into Love Quinn. Love is pregnant with his child and the two now live in a new suburban home. Watch ‘You’ on Netflix on 15th October.

Find ‘You’ on Netflix: HERE


Succession – Season 3  (October 17)


HBO’s ‘Succession’ is about the Roy family which is known for controlling the biggest media and entertainment company in the world and although Logan Roy has no plans to step aside as the head of Waystar Royco, the international media conglomerate controlled by his family, aging patriarch Logan is contemplating what the future holds. Logan has lingered in the limelight longer than even he thought he would.

Now, his family members want to run the company as they see fit and despite a best-laid succession plan, tempers flare over Logan’s intentions. Kendall Roy, Logan’s eldest son from his second marriage and a division president at the firm, is the apparent heir and he attempts to solidify his eventual takeover.

Kendall and the three other Roy children face a difficult choice as company control and family loyalties collide. The third season of ‘Succession’ premieres on Disney+ on 17th October.

Find ‘Succession’ on Disney+: HERE


Locke & Key – Season 2 (October 22)


Three Locke siblings – Tyler, Kinsey and Bode move into their ancestral estate Keyhouse with their mother after their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances. They discover that the house is filled with reality-bending and magical keys that unlock powers and secrets and may be connected to their father’s death. ‘Locke & Key’ Season 2 comes to Netflix on 22nd October.

Find ‘Locke & Key’ on Netflix: HERE


Invasion (October 22)


An alien invasion is chronicled from multiple perspectives around the world in ‘Invasion’ featuring Sam Neill, Shamier Anderson, Golshifteh Farahani, Firas Nassar, Shiori Kutsuna, and Tara Moayedi. Apple TV+’s ‘Invasion’ is out on 22nd October.


Maya and the three (October 22)


‘Maya and the Three’ is an animated fantasy series starring Jorge Gutierrez, Isabel Merced, Zoe Saldana, Rita Moreno, Diego Luna, Alfred Molina, among others. It revolves around a Mesoamerican warrior princess named Maya who embarks on a quest to recruit three legendary fighters to help save the world of gods and humankind. The series launches on Netflix on 22nd October.

Find ‘Maya and the Three’ on Netflix: HERE


Insecure – Season 5 (October 24)


‘Insecure’ is a Comedy series that follows the awkward experiences that two best friends – Issa and Molly who belong to the same social background face and the show looks at the friendship of these two black women in a unique, authentic way. They deal with their own real-life flaws and their insecurities come to the fore.

Watch the fifth and the last season of the show that features the music of both indie and established artists of color, and touches on a variety of social and racial issues that relate to the contemporary black experience on 24th October on Disney+.

Find ‘Insecure’ on Disney+: HERE


See you next month with another list of anticipated series/recommendations for you to enjoy when you’d like to explore another world or go on thrilling adventures with some of your favorite characters!

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