New Fall Television Shows

Television show streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney-plus prepare to release new television programs as the fall season starts.

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Television show streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Disney-plus prepare to release new television programs as the fall season starts.

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As folks continue quarantining at home due to the pandemic, demand for at-home entertainment continues to rise, and the entertainment industry is determined not to disappoint. Joyce Lin (11) says that “since quarantine started what [she does] mostly at home is watch Netflix and catch up on shows [she hasn’t] had the chance to finish.” In particular, she is looking forward to the remaining few episodes of “The Boys: Season 2” and is excited to see a new selection of content for existing shows. In addition to updating established programs, the new fall season has also brought a wave of new television shows for us to enjoy.

Enjoy watching family drama? Fox’s “Filthy Rich” soap opera portrays the immensely rich Southern widow Margaret Monreaux (Kim Cattrall) as she attempts to fully consolidate the wealth of her late husband, Eugene, back into the Monreaux family and away from Eugene’s three illegitimate heirs. The first episode aired on September 21 and will maintain a weekly release schedule.

For a more relatable storyline, HBO is releasing a drama about teenagers rather than rich adults. Surrounding two American teenagers living on a U.S. military base in Italy, “We Are Who We Are” on HBO focuses on the kids’ coming-of-age as they delve into the unfamiliar aspects of teenage life. By Oscar-nominated director Luca Guadagnino, the program features 17-year-old star Jack Dylan Grazer and Jordan Kristine Seamón in her debut role.

Ever read the popular novel “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”? Netflix has just the interesting prequel to suit Ken Kesey’s literary masterpiece. The psychological thriller “Ratched” surrounds the origin story of the asylum nurse Mildred Ratched (Sarah Paulson) as she is employed at a Northern Californian psychiatric hospital, uncovering dark secrets about the mental hospital and its unsettling psychological experiments on its patients as well as secrets behind Mildred’s exterior.

Rather than featuring so many real actors, let’s talk about something animated. “Dragon’s Dogma” on Netflix, spices up the new selection as an animated film based on the video game. As an adventure fiction film, the show follows a man named Ethan who is resurrected without his heart on his quest to defeat the dragon who stole it.

The wave of new shows could also use a little horror, right? “The Haunting of Bly Manor” will air on October 9 on Netflix as a follow-up series to another Netflix show, “The Haunting of Hill House.” Loosely based on the Henry James 1898 horror novella, “The Turn of the Screw,” the horror film tells the story of a young governess who begins to see apparitions roaming the estate as she is assigned to care for the manor owner’s niece and nephew.

The last piece of the categorical puzzle is an action film. Streaming on Disney-plus, a live-action remake of Disney’s popular animated film Mulan was set to be released on September 4th. The remake, once again named Mulan, had originally been set for a summer release date but had been pushed to the fall due to the pandemic. The remake will continue to mirror the story of the original film, but with less singing and more action.

Ranging from dramas to animations to actions, television streaming sources have released a wide category of exciting new shows to hit the center stage this fall. Though we have only reached the beginning of October, the new seasonal selection is looking to be entertaining and full of potential to produce some long-lasting hits.