Everybody loves a good spooky watch in October. But there is so much more great stuff available this month. So whether you’re looking for something scary to haunt your binge time or something that your whole family can enjoy, we’ve got you covered. As always, our Complete Guide to Streaming has picked about the biggest and best titles of the month for you. And don’t forget to check out our Complete Guide to October for full coverage of all the best titles coming out this month!
The Haunting of Bly Manor | Netflix | October 9
The Haunting of Hill House took Netflix by storm in 2018. The series had a unique style and structure that came across like nothing we had seen on television before. It was, maybe, one of the first times that Netflix was able to show what Streaming, especially binge-model Streaming, can do that regular TV cannot.
The series’ follow up, The Haunting of Bly Manor, looks like just as much of a crowd-pleaser. While the narrative is not connected to Hill House, much of the creative team has stuck around from the first series. So the edge of your seat creepy ambiance and unique storytelling we loved so much about the first series should be well intact here. The Haunting of Bly Manor is definitely one to check out during your spooky Halloween viewing sessions.
La Révolution | Netflix | October 16
Netflix was not messing around when it came to marketing this series. La Révolution, as the title implies, tells an alternate history of the French Revolution. But when Netflix dropped the first trailer for the series on Bastile Day, it was clear that they were taking it seriously.
In the show’s alternate history, there is a virus spreading among France’s ruling class. The virus, which turns their blood blue, also compels them to kill the lower classes. And so the battle that we think of when we think of the French Revolution is giving a sci-fi twist. This show looks action-packed and filled with mystery. It’s absolutely one of the most exciting shows coming to streaming services this month, and we can’t wait to see more of it. Vive La Révolution!
The Undoing | HBO Max | October 25
Even without its pedigree, The Undoing would still be on our radar. The miniseries is about a woman whose life is turned upsidedown when her husband disappears in the wake of a gruesome murder. It tackles the ideas of privilege, justice, and how we as a society talk about crime. To be brief: The Undoing looks amazing.
Now here’s the kicker: The Undoing is written by David E. Kelly, who already had great success at HBO as the showrunner on Big Little Lies. On top of that, the cast is star-studded. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Donald Sutherland, Lily Rabe, and Noah Jupe are only some of the names audiences will recognize from the cast list. Another month, another can’t miss HBO series.
The Mandalorian | Disney+ | October 30
What can I tell you about The Mandalorian that you don’t already know? The series was a smash hit that helped Disney+ get out to an early head start in the streaming wars. The space-western was one of the biggest shows of 2019 and Baby Yoda is as big a cultural phenom as David Bowie or Prince. The first season of The Mandalorian was a bigger hit than The Rise of Skywalker which came out that same year.
And now it’s back. And all indications are suggesting that it’s just going to get bigger. The Season 1 finale introduced the Darksaber, a Star Wars relic most viewers probably don’t know about. Early teasers for the second season are hinting at Jedi and the Force. So expect The Mandalorian to get bigger, bolder, and more Star Wars-y in its sophomore season.
What shows are you most looking forward to this October? What do you love to stream in the lead-up to Halloween? What’s your favorite Halloween special you go back to every year? And what new shows are you excited about? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter. And don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for full coverage of all these shows and more!