It’s the ninth month of the year, and with it brings a plethora of brand new shows and films to binge, argue with your friends over and relax to in the last days of the summer. There’s a lot of big shows this month, with streamers like Netflix and Amazon having saved some of their best content for the second half of the year. Read on to find the very best of this month in streaming.

Wedding Season

We all love weddings- that is, unless the groom is murdered. Hulu’s new series Wedding Season, set to arrive on Disney+ in the UK, sees a death defying journey across both Britain and America after things go very wrong when Katie (Rosa Salazar) commits to marry her fiancé, despite currently having an affair with Stefan (Gavin Drea). To make matters worse, her new husband and his family is killed by poisoning just after getting married, and police begin an investigation, suspecting Stefan. Stefan meanwhile begins to suspect Katie, who is adamant that she can prove her innocence. It’s a twist-and-turns thrill ride, and is coming to the platform on 8th September.

AVAILABLE ON: Disney+

RELEASE DATE: 8th September

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Star Wars: Andor

One of the main characters of 2016’s fan favourite Rogue One returns with this newest installment of a galaxy far, far way. Cassian Andor, who was a keen member of the Rebellion in that film, is here, five years beforehand, a more reluctant anti-hero, uninterested in grandiose ideas of revolution and instead just keen on surviving. However, he slowly begins to be drawn in to the danger and intrigue of rebelling against the Empire, and though reluctantly at first grows into the man he would become. Don’t expect too many lightsabers here (unlike Obi-Wan Kenobi), and instead a more grounded and swashbuckling affair.

Available on: Disney+
RELEASE DATE: September 21st

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Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

It’s the big one this month: Amazon‘s new instalment into Middle Earth is one of the most anticipated new TV shows in history, with a vast budget of $1 billion for the show’s whole run (some six seasons are planned), and over $400 million has been spent on this season alone. Taking visual and thematic inspiration from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, this new show is set a thousand years before Frodo Baggins and co. were questing to destroy the One Ring. Rings of Power stars some well known names like Charles Edwards and Lenny Henry, but is mostly allowing younger actors to make a name for themselves. Though it’s set centuries before LOTR, it’ll still feature familiar characters like Galadriel and Elrond, with appearances from Gandalf and Sauron teased as possibilities down the line. For now though, the series has a lot to live up to- see if it does for yourself when the first episode debuts on 1st September.

Available on: Amazon Prime

Release date: 2nd September

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Do Revenge

Heading to Netflix this month is a dark comedy film inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Stranger Things‘ Maya Hawke. She’ll be playing the role of Eleanor, whose life is upended along with her friend Drea when they become rejected by everyone else at school. A topless photo of Drea is leaked and spread around by her schoolmates, and Eleanor is picked on for a rumour spreading around that she attempted to kiss fellow student and former bully Clarrisa. Both Drea and Eleanor decide to team up to get their revenge on those who wronged them. The film’s plot pulled inspiration from the Hitchcock film Strangers on a Train, and is set to arrive on 16th September.

Available on: Netflix

release date: 16th September

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Blonde

Another hotly anticipated release, Blonde is a new film about perhaps the most iconic of all film stars Marilyn Monroe. It’s set to be a no holds barred look into her life, and how Hollywood and celebrity culture plunged her life into chaos. Ana de Armas will be portraying Monroe, in her biggest leading role to date. Though based on her life and on a 2000 novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates, the film is semi fictionalised, and more symbolic and stylised than what really happened. It’s also mostly shot in black and white, and has caused interest and controversy due to being the first NC-17 (a special rating in the US indicating heavy sexual content) film released on a major streaming service. You can read more about Blonde here.

Available on: Netflix

release date: 8th september

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The Handmaid’s Tale

The fifth season of the hugely popular The Handmaid’s Tale is on it’s way to our screens in September, continuing the story of June/Offred in the dystopian world of Gilead. (Spoilers for those who’ve not seen the previous season) Following her escape to Canada and the violent confrontation between June and her former master Fred that ended in his demise, this new season sees her adjusting to her new life across the border. She comes into conflict with Serena, widow of Fred and pregnant with a child. June actress Elizabeth Moss will be even more vengeful and full of anger this season, as the world of Gilead and beyond becomes increasingly bleaker. A new trailer for the season was recently released, and you can read more about it here.

Available on: Channel 4

Release date: 14th September

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Pinocchio

Disney continues its run of remaking old classics into live action with a new version of Pinocchio, set to arrive on Disney+ this month. While there’s several versions of the tale coming out this year, including one by Guillermo Del Toro, the Disney version eschews more closely to the studio’s 1940 animated film, with the familiar Pinocchio design intact. There’s several star names attached- the kindly Gepetto is played by (who else?) Tom Hanks, with Luke Evans playing The Coachman, Joesph Gordon Levitt plays Jiminy Cricket, and Keegan Michael Key is Honest John. Child actor Ben Ainsworth, who was in Netflix’s The Haunting Of Bly Manor meanwhile takes on the role of Pinnochio himself. The film will release on 8th September.

AVALIABLE ON: DISNEY+

RELEASE DATE: 8th September

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