Here’s Everything Exciting That’s Coming To (And Leaving) Netflix In September 2019
Just like every other month, this September Netflix will be releasing a host of new content onto their US platform and removing some old favorites to make room. The difference now is that everyone is watching with a little more scrutiny. With other streaming platforms from Disney and NBC on their way, we are all anxious to see if Netflix will continue to deliver watchable content.
This September, you may have to say goodbye to Paul Walker and Heath Ledger. But you’ll be getting Piers Morgan interviewing serial killers plus a new dark political comedy from the producer of American Horror Story. For Netflix’s sake, we hope it’s worth it.
Coming: American Horror Story: Apocalypse
The 8th installment of the Ryan Murphy horror anthology series American Horror Story will be coming to Netflix just days before the premiere of AHS: 1984, the 9th season in the series.
AHS is one of the few FX series’ that are still streaming on Netflix, likely due to it’s continued popularity with fans. If you didn’t catch AHS: Apocalypse when it aired live, now is your time.
Coming: The Ranch Part 7
Part 7 of The Ranch will be the first half of the fourth and final season of the popular Ashton Kutcher Netflix Original comedy. Part 8 is expected to be released sometime in 2020 according to a tweet by Kutcher.
Following Danny Masterson being fired from the show and his character being killed off in Part 6, the show brought in Kutcher’s former Punk’d co-star Dax Shepard. It’s expected that Shepard will be a recurring character for the final two parts of the show. With these two it’s guaranteed to be funny.
Leaving: Disney Animated Films
We all knew this day was coming. With the launch of Disney’s new streaming service Disney+ coming in November, Disney is slowly starting to remove their content from other platforms, including Netflix.
Disney animated classics such as Pocahontas, Hercules, Mulan, and Lilo + Stitch will be the first to go from Netflix in September with more to follow suit later in the year. Disney has said that by the end of 2019 most Disney content will have been removed from Netflix and will exclusively be available on Disney+.
Coming: Shameless Season 9
The dysfunctional Gallagher family will once again be making it’s way to your Netflix queue when the 9th season of the Showtime series Shameless comes to the streaming service in September.
Star Emmy Rossum announced in 2018 that the 9th season would be her last for the series and fans were pretty choked up. It’s okay though because the show is set to premiere its 10th season in November 2019. So you only have to say goodbye to Fiona, not the rest of her family.
Coming: Surviving R. Kelly
The premiere episode of the six-part Lifetime series Surviving R. Kelly was the network’s highest-rated program in over two years and now the series is coming to Netflix.
The documentary series outlined the history of sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B singer, including interviews with women who have filed charges against Kelly, as well as singers such as John Legend and Chance the Rapper who know the singer. At the time the series received an explosive response and Lifetime is reportedly planning a follow-up.
Leaving: The Dark Knight and Batman Begins
While more of the TV series Gotham may be making its way onto the streaming platform, DC Comics Batman films The Dark Knight and Batman Begins will both be making their exists from Netflix.
The first two films in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy will be removed however the third instalment, The Dark Knight Rises, will remain for the time being, though the removal of the others could be a sign to us all.
Coming: The I-Land
On September 12, Netflix will be releasing a limited series psychological thriller that appears to be a combination of Lost and Cabin in the Woods. It’s not all heavy though. It also looks like it will poke fun at the infamous and disastrous Fyre Festival.
The series stars Alex Pettyfer and Kate Bosworth, and the basic premise is 10 people wake up on an island with no idea of who they are, how they got there, or how to get off the island. This series definitely has potential based on the trailer!
Coming: The Spy
Netflix’s latest original The Spy will premiere at the beginning of September and will feature a total of six one-hour episodes based around the legendary life of Israeli spy Eli Cohen, who infiltrated the Syrian government in the 1960s.
The lead role in the scripted limited series will be played by funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, who is actually a distant relative of the Israeli spy. The show is created by Israeli director/writer/producer Gideon Raff, who is best known for the series Prisoners of War, which the hit show Homeland is based on.
Leaving: The Fast And The Furious Franchise Films
As of September 1st, Netflix will be a little less fast and a little less furious thanks to the removal of multiple Fast and Furious franchise films. The Fast and Furious, The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift, as well as 2 Fast 2 Furious, will all be driving off into the sunset to make room for the new content parking itself on the streaming platform.
Those three are the only ones out of the seven current films in the franchise that was on the platform in the first place, but the later ones in the series are reportedly available on Amazon Prime.
Coming: Serial Killer with Piers Morgan Season 1
The British show is exactly what it sounds like: Piers Morgan, with serial killers. In Season 1 of the series (it’s only three episodes so can we really call it a ‘season’?) Morgan visits and talks with serial killers Alex Henriquez, Lorenzo Gilyard, and Mark Riebe.
The purpose of the interview series is to learn more about the crimes, the criminals’ motives, as well as to appease families of the victims by shining light on the victims. It’s unclear if there will be a season 2 or beyond of the series but any true crime junkie will add this show on their must-watch list.
Coming: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. wrapped its 6th season on Aug. 2, 2019, and will be making its way to Netflix in September this year. The ABC Marvel universe show is based on the Marvel Comics agency S.H.I.E.L.D. (shocker) and has already been confirmed for its seventh season.
The seventh season renewal came as a shock at the time because the fifth season received such low ratings and it was expected the sixth season would be the final, however, that was not the case. It has been confirmed though that the seventh season would be the last for the Marvel show.
All seven seasons of Showtimes American comedy-drama adult sitcom Californication starring David Duchovny will be taking its permanent leave of absence from Netflix in September 2019.
The show aired from 2007 to 2014, during which time it was nominated for multiple Emmys and Golden Globe Awards including in both 2008 and 2009 when the series won the Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography. Duchovny himself won a Golden Globe in 2008 for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy series as well, so clearly this show’s cast and crew knew what they were doing!
Coming: The Politician
The Politician is coming to Netflix on September 26th and it’s the dark political comedy you didn’t know you were looking for in your life. Created by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story) and Brad Falchuk (Glee) the show features an all-star cast of Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, and Lucy Boynton.
The much-anticipated show will follow the same format as American Horror Story with a returning cast of characters playing out a different storyline or time period each season. Netflix has already renewed it for a second season so you don’t have to worry about that either.
Coming: Gotham Season 5
The fifth and final season of the Fox series Gotham will be making an appearance on the streaming platform starting in September as well. The series is based around characters from DC Comics and stars The OC’s Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon as well as Canadian-born Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock.
In its first season, the show won the Critics’ Choice award for ‘Most Exciting New Series’ and received countless nominations in the years to follow, so clearly, the critics were right about this one.
Leaving: Parenthood Season 1-6
You’ll have to say goodbye to the Braverman clan in September because all 6 seasons of the American dramedy Parenthood will be removed. If you haven’t watched it you should start bingeing before it’s too late.
The feel-good show stars Peter Krause and his on-screen sister/real-life wife Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard, Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, and other recognizable faces. The NBC prestige drama will have you laughing, crying, and wanting to somehow be a member of their dysfunctional, realistic family.
Coming: The Walking Dead Season 9
Starting September 1st, season 9 of the popular AMC post-apocalyptic horror The Walking Dead will be available to stream to your heart’s content. Season 10 is set to premiere in the first week of October so you have 4 weeks to get caught up before you’re left in the dust.
All seasons of the fan favourite zombie show are currently available so if you’re one of those people who only starts shows once you know they’re going to stick around, this is definitely an option for you.
Coming: The Chef Show Season 2
The Chef Show is a spinoff series from the 2014 movie Chef starring Jon Favreau and John Leguizamo, and the first season of the show premiered on Netflix in June 2019.
The show stars Jon Favreau (surprise, surprise) alongside friend and chef Roy Choi, who trained Favreau in preparation for the 2014 film. The show is basically just Favreau and Choi traveling around cooking and eating great food with celebrities like the cast of The Avengers. Season 2 is sure to have some star-studded guests as well!
Leaving: Portlandia Season 1-5
Seasons 1 to 5 of Portlandia, the popular sketch comedy series starring Saturday Night Live‘s Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, will be removed from Netflix in September 2019. The show ran for 8 seasons and it seems that season 6 through 8 will remain on the platform for the time being, but the first 5 will no longer be available.
The satire comedy show has been on the platform since September 2014, which is longer than Netflix typically keeps shows that finished airing so it had a good run!
Coming: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy
If you’re looking to get your Lord of the Rings fill then you’ll be excited to know that The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers as well as The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King will both be coming to Netflix in September.
The first in the Peter Jackson trilogy, LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring is already on the streaming service but now you’ll be able to watch all 9 hours of it consecutively, if you want.
Coming: Elite season 2
Netflix released a trailer for season 2 of its popular Spanish teen drama thriller Elite on August 20th that gives away pretty much nothing about the season, just adding to the suspense around the show.
The first season of the show was released in October 2018 and was a quick success. The show felt like Big Little Lies mixed with Gossip Girl and based on the trailer, season two should be no different.