10 Exciting Titles Coming to Netflix This October
A scary series, Korean content, local fare, and more!
(SPOT.ph) Attention, self-proclaimed couch potatoes! A slew of exciting titles are heading to Netflix this October so you best get your screens ready. There will be horror content just in time for Spooktober, more K-Drama titles to binge-watch, Pinoy-made animations, and even adaptations like Crazy Rich Asians. We round up 10 titles that deserve a spot on your watch-list.
Add these 10 exciting titles to your Netflix watch parties this October:
Release date: October 1
Think Slam Dunk but Pinoy. Barangay 143 is touted as the first-ever Filipino anime, combining two Filipino faves in one epic series. It follows rising Korean basketball star Bren Park who quits the sport after a life-changing event. He finds himself smackdab in the middle of Tondo, Manila, in Barangay 143 of course, and there he ends up playing for the town's team.
Emily In Paris
Release date: October 2
Live out your dreams of working in fashionable Paris—just vicariously through Emily in Paris. Lily Collins stars as the titular Emily Cooper, a young marketing executive from Chicago who ends up moving to the City of Love as a social media strategist of a French luxury company. Follow Collins as she moves through the ups and downs of Parisian life and of course, admire the sights and the clothes while at it!
The Haunting of Bly Manor
Release date: October 9
It wouldn't be October without some quality horror content. This follow-up to The Haunting of Hill House will bring in a new home and ghosts to contend with. It follows a governess taking up post in the Bly Manor, where she begins to experience strange things. Anyone else still not over the "broken neck lady" ghost from the first series?
Blackpink: Light Up the Sky
Release date: October 14
Blinks are sure to run over the platform this month with this documentary on BLACKPINK. You can get an up-close and personal look at the lives of K-Pop group members Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa and how hey became the global sensations they are now. Plus, it looks like you can even use their pics as profile icons on the platform!
Release date: Unnanounced
This K-Drama starring Bae Suzy follows two young people working to get their own companies rolling. Seo Dal Mi (Bae Suzy) drops out of univerisity to work part-time. Her goal is to make enough money to open her own business—with the ultimate goal of becoming her own version of Steve Jobs. Nam Joo Hyuk also stars as Nam Do San, founder ofa failing start-up company.
Crazy Rich Asians
Release date: October 15
Yup, this 2018 blockbuster hit will land on the streaming platform real soon. You can watch Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) take on the ridiculous world of the crazy rich once again as she heads to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family—only it turns out Nick Young (Henry Golding) is the scion of one of Asia's most powerful families, and his mom Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) is something else, too.
Release date: October 21
Armie Hammer and Lily James star as a lovestruck couple in a whirlwind romance that turns not so romantic. The pair get married almost as soon as they meet, and the new Mrs. de Winter is swept of to her husband's estate. There, she realizes her husband is a widower who was first married to a mysterious woman named Rebecca—and it looks like she is still very much around.
The Queen's Gambit
Release date: October 23
For the uninitiated, the "Queen's Gambit" is one of the most popular opening moves in chess. This offbeat looking mini-series stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon, an orphaned chess prodigy and focuses on her quest to become a Grandmaster all while battling addiction.
Over the Moon
Release date: October 23
If you're in need of a pick-me-up, then mark your calendars for Netflix's upcoming animated film. Fei Fei (voiced by Chinese-Filipina Cathy Ang) is on a mission to get to the moon, where she believes she will meet the Chinese moon goddess Chang'e (voiced by Philippa Soo). This fantastical musical is sure to lift your spirits.
Hayop Ka! The Nimfa Dimaano Story
Release date: October 29
Don't miss out on this Pinoy animation! Developed by Rocketsheep Studios, this adult rom-com follows Nimfa (voiced by Angelica Panganiban) as her peaceful life with steady boyfriend Roger (voiced by Robin Padilla) is turned on its head after she meets the dashing Iñigo (voiced by Sam Milby). This is directed by Avid Liongoren, who was also at the helm of Saving Sally.