October Newsletter: Highly Anticipated Movies and TV Shows to Watch in October 2021

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As we’re entering the final quarter of the year, many more movies and TV shows are set to premiere, so you surely need our calendar tool. Daniel Craig’s final outing as 007, in No Time to Die, premieres in October. Following closely behind this action thriller are other movies whose release dates have been altered multiple times due to the pandemic, namely, Denis Villeneuve’s  Dune, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, and Tom Hardy’s second outing as an antihero in Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Still to premiere in October are the sequel to Army of the Dead, Army of Thieves; and Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho.

In Nollywood theatrical releases, we’ve got Seyi Babatope’s Bad Boys and Bridesmaids, Inkblot’s Charge and Bail, and Anthill’s Progressive Tailor’s Club.  On Netflix you can catch Kunle Afọlayan’s Swallow on October 1.
This is a great start to the final quarter!

See other titles set to premiere in October below.

Monthly News Pick

  • The trailer for The Tragedy of Macbeth, a black and white adaptation of the popular Macbeth tale, has been released. It stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand, and is directed by one half of the Coen brothers, Joel Coen. 
  • Netflix launches a free plan in Kenya for one quarter of its movies and television shows.
  • Tiger King 2 is coming. Netflix doesn’t care if we were only indulged in the mayhem due to lack of activities as the pandemic started in 2020.
  • Netflix has announced an On My Block spinoff— Freeridge. New cast, new story, same neighbourhood.
  • Gladiator 2 script is ready. Ridley Scott plans to shoot after completing his next film. 
  • Lily Rose-Depp and The Weeknd are set to star opposite each other in a new series for HBO, The Idol. It follows a female pop singer who starts a romance with an enigmatic L.A. club owner who is the leader of a secret cult.
  • Wonka (2023), an origin story about Willy Wonka, announces more cast members: Rowan Atkinson, Sally Hawkins, and Olivia Colman, alongside previously announced Timothee Chalamet who is set to play the titular character. 

Highlight of New Films in October

Highlight of New TV Series in October

The following TV shows return in September:

October 1: Blue Bloods season 12 (CBS), S.W.A.T season 5 (CBS), Magnum P.I. season 4 (CBS)
October 7: United States of Al season 2 (CBS), Ghosts season 1 (CBS), B Positive season 2 (CBS), One of Us is Lying season 1 (Peacock)
October 8: Nancy Drew season 3 (CW)
October 10: Seal Team season 5 (Paramount+), NCIS: Los Angeles season 13 (CBS)
October 11: The Baby-Sitters Club season 2 (Netflix)
October 12: Black Lightning S4
October 13: Twenties season 2 (BET), DC’s Legends of Tomorrow season 7 (CW) Batwoman season 3 (CW)
October 14. Another Life season 2 (Netflix), Guilty Party season 1 (Paramount+), Legacies season 4 (CW)
October 17: Fear The Walking Dead season 7 (AMC), Hightown season 2 (Starz),
October 21: Blacklist season 9 (NBC)
October 22: Maya and the Three season 1 (Netflix), Locke and Key season 2 (Netflix)
October 25: All American season 4 (CW)
October 26: The Last O.G. season 4 (TBS)
October 28: Love Life season 2 (HBO Max)
October 29: Swagger! season 1 (Apple TV+)

Which of the film(s) and TV show(s) are you looking forward to the most?  Did we forget any? Let us know in the comments below.

You can read the reviews to a number of the mentioned films and TV series when the month starts. Keep an eye out. You can subscribe to email notifications and follow us on our social media pages.

You can track your favourite movies and TV shows using this calendar.

Thank you for all you do, reader.

Bis bald,
Ikeade Oriade
(Managing Editor)

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