The first original Netflix movie arrives this month.
Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, is a landmark for the streaming service and is a hard-hitting, violent drama about child soldiers in West Africa.
Elsewhere on Netflix, there is the first series of a film horror spin-off, some British time travel, Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and everyone’s favourite animated spy.
Scream – Season 1 (1 October)
The first series of the spin-off from Wes Craven’s highly successful slasher flicks has just finished in the US and now it’s here on British shores. Expect lots of blood, teenage textspeak and the return of Ghostface in an even scarier mask.
Archer – Season 6 (15 October)
It’s time to slide back into the DANGER ZONE!! Oh, Archer, how we’ve missed you. Season Five’s Archer: Vice plotline now jettisoned, the heavy-drinking, heavy-womanising, heavy-Kenny Logginsing spy is back to his old tricks. LANA!
Beasts of No Nation (16 October)
The first original movie from Netflix comes with a strong pedigree. Beasts of No Nation is written and directed by True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga and stars Idris Elba as a warlord gathering child soldiers for a conflict in West Africa.
Saving Mr Banks (24 October)
Tom Hanks is movie mogul Walt Disney and Emma Thompson is children’s author PL Travers in the story of how the book of Mary Poppins was brought to the big screen. Ideal Sunday afternoon viewing.
About Time (03 October)
Richard Curtis’s latest is a romance about a bumbling young man (Domhnall Gleeson) who has inherited the gift of time travel from his father (Bill Nighy), a talent he uses to woo the object of his affection (Rachel McAdams).
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (03 October)
Johnny Knoxville is under the make-up as Irving Zisman, one baaaad granddaddy, who gets up to all sorts of disgusting hijinks while accompanied by his grandson on that great American movie tradition: the road trip.