What to Watch on Netflix This October

October is a month of exciting partnerships for Netflix. Combined with the original material they consistently deliver, there’s something for everyone coming this October, no matter what you like to binge.

Timberlake & Chill: Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids

Justin Timberlake is coming live to your living room. Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, a film documenting the final night of the star’s “20/20 Experience World Tour,” at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas premieres this month. It originally premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme. Aside from Silence of the Lambs he’s directed documentaries for Neil Young, The Talking Heads & Kenny Chesney. Drops Oct. 12.

CW Takeover: Netflix Premiere Predictions

Netflix & The CW finalized a licensing deal earlier this summer. This season, many scripted series will have new episodes available to stream on Netflix eight days after they air on the CW. Earlier seasons for some of the shows are expected to be released this month.

Cult favorite Supernatural is headed into its twelfth season, but Season 11 should be on the site by early October. Season 4 of the sci-fi favorite The 100 premieres mid-season, so Season 3 should show up on Netflix toward the end of the month, around Oct. 22. The Vampire Diaries eighth and final season premieres on the CW Oct. 21. The seventh season should land on Netflix early in the month. Its spinoff, The Originals, shouldn’t be far behind. It’s also expected early in the month, as last year the shows hit the site three days apart. The second season of the comic book adaptation series iZombie is expected to be available in early October. The CW has long been the home of DC Comic adaptations. New seasons of The Flash and Arrow were added to Netflix last year on Oct. 5 and 7 respectively, Seasons 2 and 4 of the shows should appear on the site around that time this year. The latest seasons of Jane the Virgin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Supergirl are currently available to stream.

Educational Programming: The 13th & Into the Inferno

Selma director Ava DuVernay’s documentary film The 13th will be the first non-fiction film to open The New York Film Festival Sept. 30. Premiering on Netflix in early October, it will explore in depth America’s history of racial inequality and is named after the thirteenth amendment of the Constitution, which states “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” Drops Oct. 7. Shifting gears a bit, later in the month Netflix will exclusively release the documentary film Into the Inferno. Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer and director Werner Herzog travel the world visiting the most dangerous volcanoes. Drops Oct. 28.

Laugh Out Loud: Russell Peters: Almost Famous, Joe Rogan: Triggered, & Mascots (Movie)

The Netflix original movie this October is Mascots, a mockumentary that takes the spotlight away from athletes for once, and instead focuses attention on the mascots as they participate in the World Mascot Association Championships and vie for the Gold Fluffy Award. It features a huge cast of well-known comedians including Chris O’Dowd, Jane Lynch, Zach Woods and Jennifer Coolidge, to name a few. Drops Oct. 13. There are also two stand-up comedy specials to premiere. Russell Peters’ Almost Famous will cover topics like race and family. Drops Oct. 7. In his first Netflix stand-up special, Triggered, Joe Rogan will talk about Santa Claus, and his experiences having kids and talking to dolphins. Drops Oct. 21.

Exclusive Content: The Ranch (Season 1: Part 2), Black Mirror (Season 3), Haters Back Off (Season 1)

The Ranch returns with 10 more episodes, finishing it’s first season. Viewers will hopefully learn if Colt (Ashton Kutcher) and Rooster (Danny Masterson) can save the family ranch. Drops Oct. 7. Black Mirror is a British anthology series that speculates about the unexpected consequences of new technology. It premiered in the UK in 2011. Each episode is dark and sometimes satirical. The show gained popularity after coming to Netflix, so the network commissioned and gained broadcast rights for a third season in 2015. Drops Oct. 21. Haters Back Off is the first Netflix original series backed by a YouTube star. It tells the story of Miranda Sings, created and played by Colleen Ballinger, and her rise to fame on the social media site. It will make history as the first scripted series to be inspired by a YouTuber’s life. Ballinger will be joined by The Office star Angela Kinsey on the show. Drops Oct. 14.

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