5 Anticipated Series Released in September on Netflix

Over the last few years, Netflix has become one of the premier locations for original television and movies. The company has been making its own award-winning programming while also giving a wide release to various indie films and festival darlings.

With so many new offerings every year, you’d be forgiven if you weren’t up to date on every single thing coming to the platform each month. Lucky for you, we can highlight five of the most anticipated series released in September to help you get caught up.

Netflix’s newest releases offer a lot of variety

The September content slate is rich with variety this time around. Forbes has broken down some of the best new content on the site this month, and we’re inclined to agree with some of their choices.

To start off, let’s take a trip back in time to when Los Angeles was a hospitable place (or at least before there was a global pandemic) with On The Verge. It follows a group of four unlikely friends as they enter middle age together, putting a more optimistic spin on their 40s than you would normally find in media.

In the realm of horror, Midnight Mass is the newest creation of Mike Flanagan, the man behind The Haunting of Hill House and Doctor Sleep. Set on a small island, a community of people finds themselves affected by strange and unexplainable phenomena after a priest comes to town.

As these so-called miracles get more and more frequent, the community grows more enamored with the religion the man is preaching, leading them down a dark path. Experience it starting on the 24th.

Cast members in a scene from 'Midnight Mass' holding candles while walking as a group
Midnight Mass | Eike Schroter/Netflix

If crime thrillers are more your thing, The Chestnut Man is what you’ll be looking forward to when it releases on the 29th. In Copenhagen, the police are called to the scene of a gruesome murder. The only clues they have are that the victim had her hands removed and that the murderer seemingly left a small statue made of chestnuts near the body.

Twists and turns abound as we watch the detectives peel back the layers to this mystery and find the truth, especially with how it relates to a cold case from the past.

How to Be a Cowboy is another new series that hit Netflix in September. The series follows Dale Brisby, a popular influencer, and his life in the rodeo, where he’ll teach viewers how to be a real cowboy.

Finally, there’s the documentary Turning Point: 9/11 And The War On Terror that’s out now. It looks back at the 9/11 attacks and the War on Terror 20 years later. It sets itself apart with frank coverage of the events while also looking at various people related to the attacks and the history of Afghanistan and the Middle East, all while trying to take account of what has actually happened since September 11, 2001.

Returning favorites have also released this month

Netflix isn’t just premiering new content; there’s also plenty to enjoy from returning shows. For starters, there’s the sixth and final season of Lucifer. Canceled by Fox after just three seasons, Netflix is responsible for the series getting to continue for as long as it has. After many years, we’ll finally get to see what becomes of everyone’s favorite fallen angel.

Fans of crime thrillers will be happy to know that Money Heist is back, the first half of the fifth season already out. The second half won’t be ready until December, though, but that’s all the more reason to check out the other new releases while you wait.

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