Maniac, Marvel’s Iron Fist and American Vandal: Best new binge-watch shows for the autumn on Netflix

From thrillers to documentaries, here's our Netflix must-watch list for September.

Sunday, September 23rd marks the first day of the autumn , which means we're officially entering the TV season of binge-watching.

Netflix is all geared up for weeks of snuggling down in front of the TV, with brand new series The Innocents, as well as new seasons of Ozark and Better Call Saul all streaming now,

If you’ve already caught up on all of those, there’s a ton of brand new content coming to Netflix in September. From the return of The Good Place to the arrival of brand new mini-series Maniac, find out what's on BT TV's Netflix must-watch list.

Sierra Burgess Is A Loser

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When is it on?

Streaming now.

What’s it about?

A wrong-number text sparks a virtual romance between smart but unpopular teen Sierra (Shannon Purser) and sweet jock Jamey (Noah Centineo), who thinks he's talking to a gorgeous cheerleader.

Why watch it?

For Shannon Purser in the lead role - you might recognise her from playing Barb in Stranger Things, or as Ethel in teen drama Riverdale, but these have both been sideline characters for the actress.

Marvel’s Iron Fist series 2

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When is it on?

Streaming now.

What’s it about?

Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting NYC with his martial arts mastery - and the ability to summon the power of the Iron Fist.

Why watch it?

British actress Alice Eve joins the main cast as supervillain Typhoid Mary (Mary Walker) for this series - it’s the first time the character has been portrayed since the 2005 film Elektra, so it will be interesting to see how she plays the villain with multiple personalities.

American Vandal series 2

American Vandal

When is it on?

Streaming now.

What’s it about?

The true crime documentary satire series returns with an explosive new case, a (mostly) new cast and solid new conspiracy theories. This season is set in an elite Catholic school where someone has been taking poop-related pranks to new heights.

Why watch it?

The first season holds an approval rating of 98% based on 45 reviews on review-aggregation website RottenTomatoes.com.

BoJack Horseman series 5

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When is it on?

Streaming now.

What’s it about?

In this adult animated series, Will Arnett voices BoJack, the failed legendary 90s sitcom star from the family sitcom Horsin’ Around, who has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. In series 5, BoJack is primed for his comeback.

Why watch it?

The fourth series of the show was critically acclaimed, with its realistic portrayal of genuine human issues and relationships receiving universal praise.

Maniac

Maniac

When is it on?

Available Friday, September 21.

What’s it about?

Maniac tells the stories of Annie Landsberg (Emma Stone) and Owen Milgrim (Jonah Hill), two strangers drawn to the late stages of a mysterious pharmaceutical trial, each for their own reasons… but with bizarre and unexpected consequences.

Why watch it?

It’s the first time Stone and Hill have appeared on-screen together since 2007’s Superbad - but it’s definitely a different vibe to that, so we’re looking forward to seeing the pair’s dynamic on screen.

Chef’s Table: Volume 5

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When is it on?

All episodes available Friday, September 28.

What’s it about?

Chef's Table goes inside the lives and kitchens of six of the world's most renowned international chefs, with each episode focusing on a single chef and their lives, talents and passion for the culinary art.

Why watch it?

The show was Netflix’s first ever original documentary series, and has been nominated for seven Emmy awards since its inception in 2015.

Jack Whitehall: Travels With My Father series 2

Jack Whitehall

When is it on?

All episodes available Friday, September 28.

What’s it about?

The first series saw comedian Jack Whitehall and his stuffy father Michael travel through Southeast Asia in an attempt to strengthen their father-son bond. In series two, the pair visit Eastern Europe, with Jack posting pictures in countries including Hungary, Germany and Romania during filming.

Why watch it?

If you’re a fan of comedy, travel and documentary, this covers off all three - plus, you get to see the world (well, Eastern Europe…) from the comfort of your sofa.

Hold The Dark - original movie

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When is it on?

Available Friday, September 28.

What’s it about?

In this psychological thriller, retired naturalist and wolf expert Russell (Jeffrey Wright) journeys to the edge of civilization in northern Alaska in the hunt for a pack of wolves who killed a young boy, with a strange and dangerous relationship developing between Russell and the mother of the missing boy (played by Riley Keough).

Why watch it?

It’s been called one of the "most unique films" of 2018 by movieweb.com, with the site writing that the film "should stop you from complaining that there are no more original stories left in the world".

The Good Place series 3

The Good Place

When is it on?

Episode one available Friday, September 28.

What is it?

Self-absorbed Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) arrives at the Good Place after her death. Determined to stay, she tries to become a better person in this Emmy-nominated comedy series. The show also stars Ted Danson as architect Michael who oversees the town of the Good Place.

Why watch it?

Not only is the show is created by Michael Schur, who also co-created Parks and Recreation and starred in The Office US - but it features British actress Jameela Jamil.

There are also loads of movies to watch on Netflix in September, including Marvel’s Doctor Strange, Wonder and Queen of Katwe.

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