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Many shows that first find homes on standard TV channels eventually make their way to Netflix. Of course, it’s not as though Netflix is just a repository for TV shows that have already aired elsewhere. The ubiquitous streaming service offers no shortage of original series of its own.
Sometimes, it even feels like Netflix has a new series (or movie) to share with subscribers every day. Below, find six especially interesting original series among the many coming to Netflix this month.
Season 2, September 6
Elite is a Spanish teen crime and social thriller show that follows high schoolers dealing with serious danger. Season one began with the murder of a character, and season two begins with the disappearance of another. Expectations are high for the new season, as 20 million Netflix accounts watched the show’s first season.
A Netflix original miniseries rather than a full-scale TV show, The Spy is, as its title suggests, an espionage thriller. Sacha Baron Cohen, best known for his self-contained universe of outrageous comedic characters, will don his dramatic acting hat to play Israel’s top Mossad spy, Eli Cohen (no relation). At just six episodes long, The Spy is destined for rapid binge-watching.
The Chef Show
Volume 2, September 13
Netflix’s biggest genre of original series is arguably food. Whether the gently competitive Great British Baking Show, overtly comical Nailed It!, or documentary-style Chef’s Table, the streaming service has no shortage of series for hungry viewers. The Chef Show, a newer Netflix food show that aired its first volume just three months ago, will return later this month. Actor Jon Favreau and chef Roy Choi will again make – and, of course, eat – absolutely delightful food with their famous friends, all in front of the camera.
Like The Spy, Unbelievable is a Netflix original miniseries. Its name may suggest a show about things that are too good or just unusual to be true, but its subject matter is far starker. The miniseries, which counts legendary journalist Katie Couric among its executive producers, chronicles two detectives seeking to determine whether an allegedly false sexual assault claim is indeed false. The series is based on a true story.
Part 2, September 20
Disenchantment is the work of an indisputable legend. It’s the first Netflix original series that Matt Groening, creator of The Simpsons and Futurama, has developed. The show follows an alcoholic medieval princess, an elf, and a demon – so, of course, like all of Groening’s shows, it’s animated. Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson voices the main character.
Abstract: The Art of Design
Season 2, September 25
Abstract: The Art of Design is a documentary series in which each episode focuses on a renowned designer. The first season’s designers included interior designer Ilse Crawford, photographer Platon, and footwear designer Tinker Hatfield. Netflix has yet to reveal whom the series will document in season two, but a director of one of the new episodes has promised that the new season will answer even larger “essential questions about the nature of creativity.”
What original series coming to Netflix this month are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comments!