It’s fall! Movies are back, but movies are also on TV — just not how you’d think.
This week marks the premiere of The Continental, a Peacock show set in the John Wick universe, which details the origins of the Continental hotel (at least as we know it). Like the movies, it’s bombastic and bold, full of action and rivalries and revenge. Also like the movies, it might be a little longer than you expect — each of The Continental’s three episodes is closer to feature-film length than that of a typical TV show.
That’s just one of many heavy hitters coming to TV soon. This week will also see the premiere of American Horror Story: Delicate, which has big Rosemary’s Baby vibes (with a classic Ryan Murphy twist, of course). Sex Education returns for its fourth — and, sadly, last — season. Love Is Blind is here to once again make us all ponder what really happens in those pods.
Here’s all the best new TV — premieres and finales — coming this week.
New shows on Netflix
Sex Education season 4
Genre: Young adult coming-of-age rom-com
Release date: Sept. 21, with all episodes
Showrunner/creator: Laurie Nunn
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackey, Ncuti Gatwa, Tanya Reynolds, Connor Swindells, Gillian Anderson, Patricia Allison, and more
Sex Education’s final season is here! It’s bittersweet, but all good things — and high school — have to come to an end eventually. Here’s to the sexual escapades at this weird little British school. May their love lives be fruitful.
Love Is Blind season 5
Genre: Reality show to find love (and if it’s blind)
Release date: Sept. 22, with four episodes
Showrunner/creator: Chris Coelen
Cast: A bunch of people trying to find love in all the pod places
You know the drill: A bunch of singles enter into pods, where they “date” people through a wall without ever seeing them. The only way they get to meet IRL is once they’ve gotten engaged — then the real test of their love (or whatever it is) begins.
Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal
Genre: True crime
Release date: Sept. 20, with all episodes
Showrunner/creator: Michael Gasparro
While Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal season 1 featured the overview of the Murdaugh murders, season 2 follows crucial witnesses at the trial (which wrapped earlier this year).
New shows on Hulu
American Horror Story: Delicate, part 1
Genre: Horror anthology
Release date: Sept. 20 on FX, the next day on Hulu
Showrunner/creator: Ryan Murphy
Cast: Emma Roberts, Kim Kardashian, Matt Czuchry, and more
Forgive me, Father, for I... am interested in watching American Horror Story again. The new season looks like Rosemary’s Baby with that patented, weirdo Ryan Murphy touch. Oh, and Kim Kardashian is there, along with Matt Czuchry (aka the best Gilmore Girls boyfriend).
New shows on Max
Genre: Slice of family life
Release date: Sept. 21, with four episodes
Showrunner/creator: Matthew A. Cherry
Cast: Issa Rae, Scott Mescudi, Brooke Monroe Conaway, and more
This show spins off Matthew Cherry’s Oscar-winning short Hair Love, following Black millennial parents Stephen Love (Scott Mescudi) and Angela Young (Issa Rae) as they try to juggle it all. In this case, “it all” includes parenting their daughter, Zuri (Brooke Monroe Conaway), while also trying to make it as a musician, furthering a career as a stylist, and recovering from cancer.
New shows on Prime Video
Neighbours: A New Chapter season 1
Genre: Soap opera (old school)
Release date: Sept. 18, with one episode (and new episodes Monday to Friday after that)
Showrunner/creator: Jason Herbison
Cast: Stefan Dennis, Alan Fletcher, Ryan Moloney, Jackie Woodburne, Annie Jones, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Georgie Stone, and more
The revival of a soap from Down Under on Freevee might not seem like news, but the original Neighbours boasted quite the impressive cast. Running from 1985 through 2022, the show follows the lives, loves, and challenges of the residents of Ramsay Street, and over the years featured Margot Robbie, Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth, Guy Pearce, Russell Crowe, and more. So you might be seeing the next gen of Aussie stars, is what I’m saying.
New shows on Peacock
Genre: Action-blockbuster origin story
Release date: Sept. 22 with one (very long) episode
Showrunner/creator: Albert Hughes
Cast: Colin Woodell, Mel Gibson, Jessica Allain, Mishel Prada, Nhung Kate, Ben Robson, and more
The first thing you should know about this show is it’s a spinoff of the John Wick universe, showing the origins of (as the title suggests) The Continental. The second thing you should know is this show has three episodes, each about 90 minutes long. The third thing is that Mel Gibson is in it. The fourth thing is that it’s quite fun!
New shows on Apple TV Plus
Genre: Almost romantic comedy
Release date: Sept. 22, with three episodes
Showrunner/creator: Steve Burge and Natalie Walter
Cast: Antonia Thomas, Craig Roberts, Blake Harrison, Lois Chimimba, and more
Two insomniacs, Lisa (Antonia Thomas) and Danny (Craig Roberts), connect in the wee hours of the morning, when it seems like only they are up. Over time they get closer and closer, a friendship that allows for them to say almost everything... except, of course, the feelings they have for each other.
The Super Models
Release date: Sept. 20, with all four episodes
Showrunner/creator: Roger Ross Williams and Larissa Bills
Cast: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, and some more talking heads
Back in the 1980s, there were the models to know: Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, and Christy Turlington. Nicknamed “the Supers,” they brought a new dawn to the fashion industry and redefined how models would be seen. This doc follows their story and their influence — on fashion and beyond.