Netflix’s monthly list of new movies and shows being added and removed from the streaming service include the return of fan favorite originals such as “Narcos” and “Chef’s Table,” as well as a few, new Netflix Originals. Many of the month’s biggest originals are documentaries including two short docs. But if documentaries aren’t your thing, Netflix will also premiere a new standup special, a new comedy series and the long-awaited “Luke Cage” series. Check out the top 7 new releases below:
“Extremis” (Sept. 9)
Directed by Academy Award and Emmy Award-nominated filmmaker Dan Krauss, “Extremis” is Netflix’s first original short documentary and explores the decisions that families, doctors and patients face in the intensive care unit.
“The White Helmets” (Sept. 16)
Netflix’s second short documentary will arrive on Sept. 16 and follows the White Helmets, a group of three volunteer rescue workers. Set in Syria and Turkey, the White Helmets put their lives on the line to save civilians affected by the war.
“Cedric The Entertainer: Live from the Ville (Sept. 16)
Cedric The Entertainer heads to Nashville, Tennessee, for his latest standup special which features him making jokes about getting old, the presidential election and more.
“Easy” (Sept. 22)
Created by Joe Swanberg, “Easy” is a comedy series that follows “diverse Chicagoans fumbling through the modern maze of love, sex, tech and culture.” The first season will feature eight episodes and include appearances from Orlando Bloom, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Emily Ratajkowski and Dave Franco.
“Audrie & Daisy” (Sept. 23)
“Audrie & Daisy” tells the story of two young women: Audrie Potts and Daisy Coleman. Strangers, Audrie and Daisy were both victims of sexual assault whose lives went down two different paths. Audrie ended up taking her own life while Daisy became a victim of shaming.
“Amanda Knox” (Sept. 30)
There have been plenty of documentaries focusing on Amanda Knox, but Netflix’s upcoming doc promises to present the story in a different way. “Everyone else who had reported the story had been on the outside. I wanted to look at it from the inside out,” director Brian McGinn told Vanity Fair. During filming directors McGinn and Rod Blackhurst were able to speak with Knox, her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito and prosecutor Giuliano Mignini.
“Marvel’s Luke Cage” (Sept. 30)
After being featured in “Jessica Jones,” Luke Cage will star in his own series. Portrayed by actor Mike Colter, the series follows Luke Cage, a former convict with superhuman strength who now fights crime. The series will eventually lead up to Marvel’s “Defenders” miniseries which will feature current Netflix stars Daredevil (Charlie Cox) and Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) and upcoming stars Luke Cage and Iron Fist (Finn Jones).