The best new additions to Netflix in October
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October is a rather fascinating month for Netflix

The streaming site hosts the return of Charlie Brooker’s sci-fi satire Black Mirror, its first ever scripted series based on a YouTube celebrity, and a Werner Herzog documentary. All exclusive to the service.

There are interesting prospects besides those as well however, so here are the highlights of Netflix UK’s October lineup, together with the month’s full list of other new additions at the bottom of the article.

The Siege of Jadotville

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What is it? Based on the true tale of the 1961 siege of a 150-member Irish U.N. battalion, this Netflix Original film stars Jamie Dornan as Commander Patrick Quinlan, who steels his men to hold out against enemy troops. Could be a riveting watch.

When can I watch it? October 7

Mascots

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What is it? A new mockumentary film from Christopher Guest, famous for his role as Nigel Tufnel in that most seminal of mockumentaries, This Is Spinal Tap. This one focuses on the World Mascot Association championships, otherwise known as the ‘Gold Fluffy Award’. Chris O’Dowd and Jane Lynch head up a cast of well known comics.

When can I watch it? October 13

Haters Back Off

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What is it? Whatever your opinion of Colleen Ballinger’s outlandish YouTube character, Miranda Sings, or whether you’ve never even heard of her, there’s no denying this sees an interesting convergence of medias. It’s the first scripted series to ever be produced off the back of a YouTuber’s celebrity, and will tell Ballinger’s story.

When can I watch it? October 14

Black Mirror (Season 3)

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What is it? The first two series of Black Mirror deservedly gained cult status when they screened on Channel 4 in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Word spread like wildfire, the disturbing, darkly funny and thought-provoking show became hugely popular, and Netflix snapped writer Charlie Brooker up for a fresh run of standalone episodes under their ‘Netflix Originals’ banner.

Series 3 looks set to satirise every aspect of our media driven world, and has drafted in some big names, including Bryce Dallas Howard, not to mention some impressive directorial talent. Plus, the first two series of the unique drama anthology will also be made available earlier in the month.

When can I watch it? October 21

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Into the Inferno

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What is it? Werner Herzog releasing a documentary exclusively through Netflix is one of those thing you probably thought you’d never live to see, but here it is. Hitting the service shortly after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, Herzog and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer travel across the world looking at the world’s most dangerous volcanoes. In Herzog’s hands, any subject becomes compelling.

When can I watch it? October 28

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Everything else coming to Netflix UK this October:

  • Mary’s Land (October 1)
  • Chato, O Rei do Brasil (October 1)
  • Masha’s Spooky Stories: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Unchained: The Untold Story of Freestyle Motocross (October 1)
  • Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (October 1)
  • The Divide (October 1)
  • The Woman with No Face (October 1)
  • D-day (October 1)
  • Love in Her Bag: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Bad Education: Season 3 (October 1)
  • The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (October 1)
  • X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time (October 1)
  • Harud (October 1)
  • The Fort (October 1)
  • American Dragon (October 1)
  • Death Wish 2 (October 1)
  • Ghoulies (October 1)
  • Killing Streets (October 1)
  • Red River (October 1)
  • Spellbinder (October 1)
  • Stargate (October 1)
  • Australien Skies (October 1)
  • Oriented (October 1)
  • The Sunshine Makers (October 1)
  • The Witness (October 1)
  • Be with Me: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Be with You: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Fall in Love with Me: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Love Cheque Charge: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Murphy’s Law of Love: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Someone Like You: Season 1 (October 1)
  • When I See You Again: Season 1 (October 1)
  • The Beginning of Life: The Series: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Abducted (October 1)
  • Awol-72 (October 1)
  • Bound (October 1)
  • California Scheming (October 1)
  • Casting Couch (October 1)
  • Dirty Weekend (October 1)
  • Everyone’s Going to Die (October 1)
  • Felony (October 1)
  • Pleasure or Pain (October 1)
  • Rob the Mob (October 1)
  • Safelight (October 1)
  • Sex After Kids (October 1)
  • Taking Stock (October 1)
  • The Curse of Drowner’s Cove (October 1)
  • The Trials of Cate McCall (October 1)
  • Violet & Daisy (October 1)
  • Rick and Morty: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Kothanodi (October 1)
  • Bombshell (October 1)
  • Burnistoun: Season 2 (October 1)
  • Burnistoun: Season 3 (October 1)
  • Chewin’ The Fat: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Limmy’s Show!: Season 2 (October 1)
  • Limmy’s Show!: Season 3 (October 1)
  • Occupied: Season 1 (October 1)
  • Still Game: Season 6 (October 1)
  • All American Bikini Car Wash (October 2)
  • Eva Doesn’t Sleep (October 4)
  • Dartmoor Killing (October 4)
  • Next time on Chelsea… (October 5)
  • Under Arrest: Season 2 (October 5)
  • The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 3 (October 7)
  • The 13th (October 7)
  • The Ranch: Part 2 (October 7)
  • Reign: Season 4 (October 10)
  • Sennentuntschi: Curse of the Alps (October 10)
  • Be Somebody (October 10)
  • Kuromukuro: Season 2 (October 10)
  • No Men Beyond This Point (October 12)
  • Queen Mimi (October 12)
  • Sky Ladder: The Art of Cai Guo-Qiang (October 14)
  • Truth and Power: Season 1 (October 14)
  • Project Mc²: Season 3 (October 14)
  • Chapo: el escape del siglo (October 15)
  • Trees of Life: Season 1 (October 15)
  • Laggies (October 15)
  • Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (October 15)
  • Power Rangers Dino Super Charge: Season 1 (October 15)
  • U Turn (October 15)
  • Banished: Season 1 (October 16)
  • Maron: Seasons 1-3 (October 16)
  • A Family Affair (October 16)
  • Scream: Season 2 (October 18)
  • The Love Guru (October 19)
  • Against All Odds (October 19)
  • Bingo (October 19)
  • Little Black Book (October 19)
  • The Intruders (October 19)
  • Under the Sun (October 20)
  • Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories: Season 1 (October 21)
  • The American Dream Project: Season 1 (October 21)
  • Word Party: How to Play (October 21)
  • Word Party: Season 2 (October 21)
  • The Last Kingdom: Season 1 (October 22)
  • Poldark: Season 1 (October 26)
  • Hotel for Dogs (October 26)
  • Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (October 26)
  • The Temp (October 26)
  • Van Wilder: Freshman Year (October 26)
  • Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling (October 26)
  • Rick and Morty: Season 2 (October 26)
  • Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: Series 3 (October 27)
  • Skylanders Academy: Season 1 (October 28)
  • Trailer Park Boys Out Of The Park: Europe (October 28)
  • The Wonders of Animals: Season 1 (October 29)
  • Men, Women & Children (October 30)

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