It feels like it’s been an age since the students of Moordale High graced our screens, but the second series of Sex Education only aired in January of last year.
Now, they’re back – Otis is having casual sex, Eric and Adam are official, and Jean has a baby on the way. And with a new, strict headteacher in charge, it promises to be a dramatic third season.
Also returning, this time for a final season, is the hit Spanish thriller Money Heist. Will the gang be able to escape the Bank of Spain, where they’ve been trapped for 100 hours, or will their last heist result in all out war?
There are also a few great documentaries on the way to Netflix in September, from Schumacher – the only film the champion Formula One driver’s family approve of – to another interactive adventure from survivalist Bear Grylls.
Here are all the best series, documentaries, films and family shows to look out for this September:
How To Be A Cowboy Original (1 September)
Dale Brisby uses social media savvy and rodeo skills to keep cowboy traditions alive – and now he’s teaching the world how to cowboy right, ol’ son.
Brave Animated Series (1 September)
A group of superheroes sets out to rid the world of evil – only to realise they may not be standing on the side of justice. Based on a popular comic.
Chicago Fire (1 September)
This tense drama series follows the professional and personal lives of firefighters and paramedics working under difficult conditions in Chicago.
Chicago Med (1 September)
The doctors and nurses of Gaffney Chicago Medical Centre juggle the busy ER’s dramas and dangers in this spin-off of Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
Clique (1 September)
In her first term at university, Holly drifts from her childhood friend Georgia when the latter befriends an insular, sinister group of young women.
HQ Barbers (1 September)
When a family run barber shop in the heart of Lagos is threatened by real estate developers, they’ll do whatever it takes to stay in business.
Kuroko’s Basketball series 3 (1 September)
Five middle school basketball stars went to separate high schools, and now Tetsuya Kuroko and Seirin High are making their play for glory.
Mrs Wilson (1 September)
In 1960s London, a woman loses her husband, a former spy, and uncovers the complex web of lies he spun when he was alive. Based on a true story.
Shameless series 10 (1 September)
This dramedy based on a British series centres on siblings in a dysfunctional Chicago family who struggle while coping with their alcoholic father.
SWAT series 3 (1 September)
In his hometown of LA, a sergeant is tasked with leading an elite team of officers – and defusing deadly tensions in his community.
Q-Force Original (2 September)
A gay superspy and his scrappy LGBTQ squad fight to prove themselves to the agency that underestimated them. Today, West Hollywood… tomorrow, the world.
Money Heist series 5 Original (3 September)
The gang has been shut in the Bank of Spain for over 100 hours. Just when it seems like nothing else could go wrong, an enemy comes on the scene that is much more powerful than any they’ve faced: the army.
Touch Your Heart (5 September)
Hoping to make a comeback after a bad scandal, an actress agrees to research a new role by taking a job as a secretary for a prickly attorney.
Witch at Court (6 September)
Assigned to a special task force, a headstrong prosecutor and a former child psychiatrist grudgingly unite to solve crimes against women and children.
On The Verge Original (7 September)
Four women – a chef, a single mum, an heiress and a job seeker – dig into love and work, with a generous side of midlife crises, in pre-pandemic LA.
Into the Night series 2 Original (8 September)
Passengers and crew aboard a hijacked overnight flight scramble to outrace the sun as a mysterious cosmic event wreaks havoc on the world below.
Metal Shop Masters Original (10 September)
On this competition show, a group of metalwork artists torch, cut and weld epic creations from hardened steel. Only one will win a $50,000 prize.
Lucifer series 6 Original (10 September)
This is it, the final season of Lucifer. For real this time. The devil himself has become God… almost. Why is he hesitating?
LA’s Finest series 2 (10 September)
Two cops take on the city’s most dangerous criminals while trying to leave their complicated pasts behind in this spin off of the Bad Boys franchise.
Mad Dog (11 September)
After losing his family in a tragedy, a former detective joins hands with a brilliant swindler to hunt down ugly truths and expose insurance crimes.
The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals series 2 Original (14 September)
The second season of this series will showcase more incredible properties around the world and the life changing experiences they have to offer.
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father series 5 Original (14 September)
Jovial comic Jack Whitehall invites his stuffy father, Michael, to travel with him through Australia in an attempt to strengthen their bond.
Too Hot To Handle: Latino Original (15 September)
A group of highly sexed singletons have to try and abstain from all sexual activities for 40 days and 40 nights. If they succeed they win $100,000 and, maybe, find a true connection.
Nailed It! series 6 Original (15 September)
This season bakers take on paranormal pastries, celebrate black history, and attempt to recreate chocolate masterpieces inspired by our very own Jacques Torres – all for that $10,000 prize.
Chicago Party Aunt Original (17 September)
Chicago Party Aunt Diane is an idolised troublemaker with a talent for avoiding adulthood – and a soft spot for her soul-searching nephew.
Sex Education series 3 Original (17 September)
It’s a new year, Otis is having casual sex, Eric and Adam are official, and Jean has a baby on the way. Prepare for commitment animals, alien phenomena, vulva cupcakes and much more of Madam Groff.
Keeping Up With The Kardashians series 6 (17 September)
The Kardashians try to put family first as they manage their growing fame, expanding empires, high-profile relationships and more in this reality series.
Squid Game Original (17 September)
Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children’s games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits – with deadly high stakes.
Love on the Spectrum series 2 Original (21 September)
Young adults on the autism spectrum dive headfirst into the dating pool, exploring the unpredictable world of love and relationships.
Dear White People series 4 Original (22 September)
Set against the backdrop of senior year as well as a not-so-distant, post-pandemic future, series 4 finds the students of Winchester looking back at the most formative (and theatrical) year of their lives.
Jaguar Original (22 September)
In 1960s Spain, a Holocaust survivor joins a group of agents seeking justice against the hundreds of Nazis who fled to the nation to hide after WWII.
Bangkok Breaking Original (23 September)
Struggling to earn a living in Bangkok, a man joins an emergency rescue service and realises he must unravel a citywide conspiracy.
Midnight Mass Original (24 September)
The arrival of a charismatic young priest brings glorious miracles, ominous mysteries and renewed religious fervor to a dying town desperate to believe.
Ganglands Original (24 September)
Mehdi, a qualified robber, and Liana, an apprentice thief, get involved in a turf war between drug dealers, and have to collaborate in order to save their loved ones.
Blood & Water series 2 Original (24 September)
After crossing paths at a party, a Cape Town teen sets out to prove whether a private school swimming star is her sister who was abducted at birth.
The Chestnut Man Original (29 September)
TV Dramas. At a grisly murder scene sits a figurine made of chestnuts. From this creepy clue, two detectives hunt a killer linked to a politician’s missing child.
Love 101 series 2 Original (30 September)
While trying to make their football coach for a basketball coach, four misfits and a model student find friendship, love and the courage to be themselves.
Attack of the Hollywood Clichés! Original (28 September)
One-man armies, meet-cutes, casual strolls away from huge explosions – stars and industry insiders toast and roast these cinematic chestnuts and more.
Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror Original (1 September)
This unflinching series documents the 9/11 terrorist attacks, from Al Qaeda’s roots in the 80s to America’s forceful response, both at home and abroad.
Battlefield Behemoths: A History of the Tank (1 September)
Filmed just over a century after the first tank battle in 1918, this documentary series explores how the vehicles forever changed warfare.
Countdown: Inspiration4 Mission to Space Original (6 September)
From training to launch to landing, this all-access docuseries rides along with the Inspiration4 crew on the first all-civilian orbital space mission.
Untold: Breaking Point Original (7 September)
Under pressure to continue a winning tradition in American tennis, Mardy Fish faced mental health challenges that changed his life on and off the court.
Blood Brothers: Malcolm X & Muhammad Ali Original (9 September)
From a chance meeting to a tragic fallout, Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali’s extraordinary bond cracks under the weight of distrust and shifting ideals.
The Women and the Murderer Original (9 September)
This documentary traces the capture of serial killer Guy Georges through the tireless work of two women: a police chief and a victim’s mother.
Bananas!* (10 September)
Nicaraguan labourers are paying a high price to get cheap bananas onto the world’s tables, and lawyer Juan Dominguez wants to do something about it.
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas (10 September)
This documentary examines the controversy over foreign investment in Ethiopian commercial farmlands, where economic development has a human cost.
Look Beyond (10 September)
Dedicated to inspiring athletes with disabilities, this doc details the life of rugby player Ian McKinley, who has one eye, and his brother Phil.
Maria and Her Shadow (10 September)
After suffering a cerebral hemorrhage during a match, a boxer fights against all odds to make her return to the ring.
Sharks (10 September)
This documentary presents these underwater apex predators not as monsters that kill for sport, but as intelligent and cautious creatures with a bad rap.
You vs Wild: Out Cold Original (14 September)
After a plane crash leaves Bear Grylls with amnesia, he must make choices to save the missing pilot and survive in this high-stakes interactive adventure.
Schumacher Original (15 September)
This film features rare interviews and previously unreleased archive footage and traces a very sensitive and critical portrait of the seven-time world champion, Formula One icon Michael Schumacher.
My Heroes Were Cowboys Original (16 September)
Robin Wiltshire’s painful childhood was rescued by Western movies. Now he lives on the frontier of his dreams, training the horses he loves for the big screen.
Crime Stories: India Detectives Original (22 September)
Cameras following Bengaluru police on the job offer a rare glimpse into the complex and challenging inner workings of four major crime investigations.
Monster Inside: The 24 Faces of Billy Milligan Original (22 September)
In the late 1970s, an accused serial rapist claims multiple personalities control his behaviour, setting off on a legal odyssey that captivates America.
Vendetta: Truth, Lies and The Mafia Original (24 September)
Sicily boasts a bold “Anti Mafia” coalition. But what happens when those trying to bring down organised crime are accused of being criminals themselves?
Cemetery Junction (1 September)
After taking on a new job, young Englishman Freddie Taylor gets involved in more drama than he bargained for when he runs into his former flame.
Exit Wounds (1 September)
Maverick cop Orin Boyd joins forces with an unlikely ally in gangster Latrell Walker to take down a group of dirty Detroit cops.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (1 September)
Harold and Kumar jump on a plane to catch up with Harold’s love interest but must change their plans when Kumar is accused of being a terrorist.
In Time (1 September)
In a near future where no one ages and time is the new currency, a man becomes a suspect when he inherits decades from a wealthy murder victim.
My Summer Prince (1 September)
When a party-boy prince lands in a PR crisis, an assistant steps in for her boss to help repair his image – until a romantic opportunity arises.
Old School (1 September)
Three guys in their thirties trying to relive their glory days establish a “fraternity” near their old college campus that draws the ire of the dean.
Rush Hour (1 September)
When a Hong Kong inspector is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI assigns a cocky LAPD cop to distract him from the case.
Shot Caller (1 September)
Trying to go straight, a once-successful businessman fresh out of prison is forced to orchestrate a brazen crime or risk his family.
Something’s Gotta Give (1 September)
Still sexy at 60, Harry Sanborn wines and dines women half his age. But a getaway with his girlfriend goes awry when her mother drops in unannounced.
The Bang Bang Club (1 September)
In this unflinching drama, four combat photojournalists document the escalating turmoil engulfing South Africa during the final years of Apartheid.
The Guns of Navarone (1 September)
During the Second World War British forces launch an attack designed to take out the massive Nazi cannons that guard a critical sea channel.
The Internship (1 September)
Two out-of-work salesmen, lacking the digital-savvy skills they need to find jobs, sign on as interns at a high-tech company.
Afterlife of the Party Original (2 September)
Cassie lives to party… until she dies in a freak accident. Now this social butterfly needs to right her wrongs on Earth if she wants to earn her wings.
Here and There (2 September)
After meeting through a heated exchange on social media, two people with different backgrounds begin an online romance in the midst of a pandemic.
Worth Original (3 September)
In the wake of the September 11 attacks, a lawyer faces an emotional reckoning as he attempts to put a dollar value on the lives lost. Based on real events.
A Closed Book (3 September)
Five years after being blinded, a famous author hires an assistant to help write his autobiography but soon discovers that she has sinister motives.
Bundy and the Green River Killer (3 September)
A police detective visits Ted Bundy in prison in an attempt to understand the mind of another serial killer he’s tracking down. Based on a true story.
Containment (3 September)
Forced into quarantine by strangers in hazmat suits, residents of an apartment complex spiral into violence as they discern who’s sick and who isn’t.
Night Wolf (3 September)
When a brutal wolf-like creature invades a country home on a homicidal mission, Sarah and her friends must band together to survive – or die trying.
Pentagram (3 September)
While sheltering in a remote, empty house, four thieves become trapped in a pentagram. If they leave, they risk the wrath of a gruesome demonic entity.
Soul Reaper (3 September)
A groom-to-be and his friends stay at a remote cabin for a bachelor party weekend – but terror strikes in the woods when the guests disappear.
The School of the Damned (3 September)
A teacher assumes his new post at a private boarding school, unaware that student discipline there is maintained using deadly, supernatural means.
Wrong Turn (3 September)
A group of city dwellers venture off the Appalachian trail in search of a civil war fort. Deep in the woods, they find a cult with a horrifying vision.
Malcolm X (5 September)
Spike Lee’s epic drama spans the extraordinary life of US Muslim activist Malcolm X, whose relentless advocacy for black liberation made him a humanitarian icon.
Shadow Parties (6 September)
A family faces destruction in a long-running conflict between communities that pits relatives against each other amid attacks and reprisals.
JJ+E Original (8 September)
Elisabeth and John-John live in the same city, but they inhabit different worlds. Can a passionate first love break through class and cultural barriers?
Kate Original (10 September)
Slipped a fatal poison on her final job, a ruthless assassin working in Tokyo has less than 24 hours to find out who ordered the hit and exact revenge.
Prey Original (10 September)
A hiking trip into the wild turns into a desperate bid for survival for five friends on the run from a mysterious shooter.
1917 (10 September)
During the First World War, two British soldiers attempt to cross enemy lines to deliver a message that could save hundreds, including one’s own brother.
Here Are the Young Men (10 September)
Fresh out of high school, four Dublin teens spiral down into a world of ultraviolence and self-destruction as they binge on a first taste of freedom.
Omo Ghetto: the Saga (10 September)
Twins are reunited as a good-hearted female gangster and her uptight rich sister take on family, crime, cops and all of the trouble that follows them.
Zombieland: Double Tap (10 September)
Amid family drama and flesh-eater battles, the zombie-slaying foursome returns, encountering more survivors and a new breed of the undead.
Ankahi Kahaniya Original (17 September)
As big city life buzzes around them, lonely souls discover surprising sources of connection and companionship in three tales of love, loss and longing.
The Father Who Moves Mountains Original (17 September)
When his son goes missing during a snowy hike in the mountains, a retired intelligence officer will stop at nothing – and risk everything – to find him.
The Stronghold Original (17 September)
Tired of the small-time grind, three Marseille cops get a chance to bust a major drug network. But lines blur when a key informant makes a big ask.
Confessions of an Invisible Girl Original (22 September)
When the clever but socially-awkward Tetê joins a new school, she’ll do anything to fit in. But the queen bee among her classmates has other ideas.
Intrusion Original (22 September)
When a husband and wife move to a small town, a home invasion leaves the wife traumatised and suspicious that those around her might not be who they seem.
Je Suis Karl Original (23 September)
After most of her family is murdered in a terrorist bombing, a young woman is unknowingly lured into joining the very group that killed them.
The Starling Original (24 September)
A woman adjusting to life after a loss contends with a feisty bird that’s taken over her garden – and a husband who’s struggling to find a way forward.
Sounds Like Love Original (29 September)
Just as Maca’s career reaches an inflection point, the enigmatic ex who broke her heart reappears in Madrid and she turns to her friends for support.
Friendzone Original (29 September)
Two best friends who wind up in the friend zone navigate a series of failed relationships through the years – until sparks finally fly.
Kid-E-Cats series 2 (1 September)
Cookie, Pudding and Candy are kitten siblings whose favorite things are sweet treats and letting their curiosity lead them on adventures in learning.
Lego Marvel Avengers: Climate Conundrum (1 September)
When a mysterious force steals Tony Stark’s weather machine to wreak havoc on the world, the Avengers must survive the extreme storms to save the day.
The Iron Giant (1 September)
Amid the backdrop of the Cold War, a 9-year-old boy befriends a colossal yet gentle robot that a paranoid government agent is intent on destroying. Based on The Iron Man – the 1968 science fiction novel by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.
Dive Club Original (3 September)
On the shores of Cape Mercy, a skillful group of teen divers investigate a series of secrets and signs after one of their own mysteriously goes missing.
Sharkdog Original (3 September)
Half shark, half dog with a big heart and a belly full of fish sticks. Together, Sharkdog and his human pal Max can take on any silly or messy adventure.
Tayo The Little Bus series 4 (6 September)
As they learn their routes around the busy city, Tayo and his little bus friends discover new sights and go on exciting adventures every day.
Kid Cosmic series 2 Original (7 September)
A boy’s superhero dreams come true when he finds five powerful cosmic stones. But saving the day is harder than he imagined – and he can’t do it alone.
Octonauts: Above and Beyond Original (7 September)
The Octonauts expand their exploration beyond the sea – and onto land. With new rides and new friends, they’ll protect any habitats and animals at risk.
Titipo Titipo (10 September)
Titipo the train is out to prove that he’s got what it takes to help the folks of Train Village ride the rails safely and reliably.
A StoryBots Space Adventure Original (14 September)
Join the StoryBots and the space travellers of the historic Inspiration4 mission as they search for answers to kids’ questions about space.
Nightbooks Original (15 September)
Scary story fan Alex must tell a spine-tingling tale every night – or stay trapped with his new friend in a wicked witch’s magical apartment forever.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Original (16 September)
Mighty teen Adam and his heroic team of misfits discover the legendary power of Grayskull – and their destiny to defend Eternia from sinister Skeletor.
Toot-Toot Cory Carson: Chrissy Takes The Wheel Original (21 September)
From arcade games to sled days and hiccup cures, Cory Carson’s curious little sister Chrissy speeds off on her own for fun and adventure all over town.
My Little Pony: A New Generation Original (24 September)
Equestria’s divided. But a bright-eyed hero believes Earth Ponies, Pegasi and Unicorns should be pals – and, hoof to heart, she’s determined to prove it.
Ada Twist, Scientist Original (28 September)
Pint-sized scientist Ada Twist and her two best friends are asking big questions – and working together to discover the truth about everything.
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