Following the easing of coronavirus restrictions across the UK, many will be tempted to leave the house at any given opportunity to enjoy their post-lockdown freedoms. But for us dedicated couch potatoes, powering through Netflix's colossal library of films and TV shows is still the optimal way of spending any free time. And, if you’re in search of some much-needed escapism amid a seemingly never-ending bad news cycle, you're in luck, because the streaming service is set to introduce a lineup of exciting new additions throughout the next month. To give you a nudge in the right direction of what to look out for, here are all the new
TV shows and movies coming to Netflix UK in September.
Over the next few weeks, Netflix UK’s freshly updated library is sure to brighten up your mood, and leading this month’s lineup is Sam Mendes’ World War I epic,
Lucifer’s highly-anticipated final season, the long-awaited return of Sex Education, a new animated LGBT series, and more.
So, it appears users can once again look forward to a tonne of thrilling new options throughout September, and as summer draws to a close, the platform's updated catalogue could not be arriving at a better time.
Clique — Coming September 1
Created by Jess Brittain and starring Synnøve Karlsen and Rachel Hurd-Wood, this British thriller follows the story of two childhood friends, Georgia and Holly, who are enjoying their first few weeks at university in Edinburgh. However, their dynamic begins to drastically change when Georgia gets involved with an elite clique of alpha girls and becomes wrapped up in a world of lavish parties and corruption — while her best friend Holly is left behind.
Mrs. Wilson — Coming September 1
The Affair’s Ruth Wilson, this BBC thriller is based on the true story of Wilson’s real-life grandmother, Alison, a grieving widow, who, following the sudden death of her husband Alec, discovers that he had led a life of lies and had another secret family. The series received critical acclaim upon its 2018 debut, with one review from IndieWire describing Mrs. Wilson as “a gripping adventure full of mystery, romance, danger, and travel to foreign lands.” Afterlife Of The Party — Coming September 2
Directed by Stephen Herek and penned by Carrie Freedle, this supernatural comedy stars Victoria Justice as Cassie, a young girl who is the life and soul of every party. However, when she dies in a freak accident, this social butterfly is given a second chance to right her wrongs on Earth in order to earn her wings.
Q-Force — Coming September 2
The likes of Gary Cole, Sean Hayes, Patti Harrison and David Harbour lend their voices to the Netflix original animated series
Q-Force, which revolves around a group of undervalued LGBT super spies. At the centre of the show is the openly gay secret agent Steve Marywhether (otherwise known as Agent Mary) who one day sets out to prove his abilities to the American Intelligence Agency. Worth — Coming September 3
Directed by Sara Colangelo, this Netflix original political biopic is based on the true events surrounding the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund launched by Congress in the United States. The cast of the drama is led by Michael Keaton (
Birdman), who portrays attorney Kenneth Feinberg as he is tasked with the uphill battle of getting justice for the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. 1917 — Coming September 10
Directed by Sam Mendes, this multi-Oscar winning WWI flick tells the story of two British soldiers, played by Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay, who are assigned the task of delivering an important message to another battalion, and risk their own lives while attempting to save their fellow comrades from walking into a deadly ambush.
The film enjoyed universal acclaim upon its 2019 release, with one review from the Evening Standard lauding 1917 as “thrilling.” Lucifer — Coming September 10
The sixth and final outing of the urban fantasy series sees Tom Ellis reprise his role as Lucifer Morningstar, aka the Devil, who previously swapped his hometown of Hell for Los Angeles where he runs his very own Lux nightclub and works as a consultant to the Los Angeles Police Department. For
the show’s 10-episode final season, fans should expect an in-depth look at many of the drama’s most beloved characters, as well as an exploration of Lucifer’s personal growth throughout the entire series. Chicago Party Aunt — Coming September 17
Featuring the vocal talents of RuPaul, Ike Barinholtz, Lauren Ash, and many others, this animated comedy follows the story of Diane Dunbrowski, otherwise known as the Chicago Party Aunt, who is the life and soul of every party with a talent for avoiding adulthood. However, her complete lack of maturity is redeemed by her heart of gold and willingness to help others.
Sex Education — Coming September 17
Following a string of delays brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, the hotly-anticipated third series of Netflix’s
Sex Education is finally here. The likes of Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa and Gillian Anderson, will reprise their roles in the coming-of-age drama, and be joined by high-profile newbies such as Girls star Jemima Kirke and Star Trek: Discovery actor Jason Isaacs.
The exact plot of season 3 has been kept tightly under wraps in recent months. However, an official Netflix synopsis teased that fans should “prepare for commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and much more of Madam Groff.”
Dear White People — Coming September 22
The Netflix original series is back for its fourth and final season and will follow Samantha, Lionel and their friends during their senior year at Winchester University. Cast members
confirmed to reprise their roles in the upcoming season include Logan Browning, Brandon P. Bell, DeRon Horton, and Ashley Blaine Featherson, among others. However, as the the first teaser trailer revealed, things are going to be a little different this time around, as the show’s creators have decided to tell the season four storyline in musical form. Midnight Mass — Coming September 24
From the creators of
The Haunting of Bly Manor and Hill House comes the next must-watch horror series. Starring the likes of Zach Gilford, Kate Siegel and Hamish Linklater, the supernatural horror tells the tale of a small, isolated island community that become further divided following the return of a disgraced former resident and the arrival of a charismatic, and mysterious priest.