Your TV Guide for September 2023

BN1 Magazine rounds up the best new TV coming to streaming services and channels for the month of September.

WHEEL OF TIME

Fri 1 Sept, Prime Video 

This epic drama gets a second outing. Based on Robert Jordan’s bestselling books, we delve into the story of Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the magic wielding Aes Sedai. When she visits a small village, seeking an individual prophesied to either save the world or destroy it. 

As the fabled Last Battle with the Dark One approaches, she leads five young villagers on a dangerous journey to discover which one of them holds the key to victory. These new episodes promise to be darker, with a larger cast and expanded fantasy world. Those small-town kids have had to grow up fast. Now, will they accept their individual destinies, or will evil triumph? 

VIRGIN RIVER

Thurs 7 Sept , Netflix

The fifth season of this romantic drama offers up some surprising new relationships, a shocking break-up, a difficult court trial, a heartbreaking goodbye and a wildfire which threatens the whole town. Some of the community will be forced to work together, while others might soon be torn apart…

Motherhood pushes Mel to make a big decision about her future at the clinic while her pregnancy sparks an emotional connection to her past. To further prove himself, Jack squares off with some long-overdue confrontations. And as Doc and Hope find their identities in question, the doctor and the mayor must find solace in their community, their new family and each other.

THE MORNING SHOW

Weds 13 Sept, Apple TV+ 

If you’d told the younger me I’d be excited about the return of a Jennifer Aniston show, there’d be scepticism. But here we are. In her (other) career-defining role, Jen is back as Alex Levy – the spectacularly brittle anchor of America’s favourite breakfast TV show. Reese Witherspoon’s Bradley Jackson completes this dynamite daytime duo, but behind the disarming smiles is drama and plenty of intrigue.

Everyone is still coming to terms with the aftermath of both the pandemic and sexual misconduct allegations against Alex’s former co-host, Mitch. There’s been a huge shift in culture at the network, but will the pair maintain their iron grip on the nation’s hearts?

WELCOME TO WREXHAM

Weds 13 Sept, Disney+ 

Football is the greatest show on earth, both on and off the pitch. Step forward the bloke who plays Deadpool and the star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. For reason explained in this documentary, Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney decided to buy Wrexham AFC. It was a club very much at the arse-end of British football.

Since troubling out of the English Football League 15 years ago, the club was facing oblivion. With more enthusiasm than actual experience, two Hollywood types are slowly turning the club around. It’s a riches to rags story to warm any heart, but can these plucky outsiders get back into the EFL?

SEX EDUCATION

Thurs 21 Sept, Netflix

It’s time to wave goodbye to this robustloy hilarious coming of age drama. Following the closure of Moordale Secondary, Otis and Eric now face a new frontier – their first day at Cavendish Sixth Form College. Otis is nervous about setting up his new clinic, whilst Eric is praying they won’t be losers again. 

But Cavendish is a culture shock for the newcomers – they thought they were progressive but this new college is another level. There’s daily yoga in the communal garden, a strong sustainability vibe and a group of kids who are popular for being… kind?! Over in the US, Maeve is living her dream at prestigious Wallace University.

STILL UP

Fri 22 Sept, Apple TV+

Antonia Thomas, Craig Roberts, Blake Harrison, Lois Chimimba, Luke Fetherston, Rich Fulcher and Samantha Spiro star in this offbeat comedy. Bonded by insomnia, best friends Lisa and Danny stay connected to each other late into the night and find their way through a world of wonderfully weird surprises as their relationship deepens.

Lisa is an impulsive and free-spirited aspiring illustrator whose questions over her daughter’s future start keeping her up at night. Danny is asocially anxious yet gifted journalist. The pair have no secrets, except their feelings for each other and, while the world sleeps, they spend their long nights talking despite never meeting.

THE CONTINENTAL

Fri 22 Sept, Prime Video

Don’t forget to tip the concierge… This three-part event is all set to explore the origin behind the iconic New York centrepiece of the John Wick universe. This chain of luxury establishments stretches all around the world – all functioning as neutral territory for members of the underworld, like hitmen and criminal overlords.

We follow a young Winston Scott, a man destined to be the owner of the world’s hardest hostelry. He’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 70’s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind. Charting a deadly course through this mysterious and illicit gangland he suddenly gets a chance to prove his worth and seize the throne.  

GEN V

Fri 29 Sept, Prime video

From the world of the gloriously offensive The Boys comes Gen V. We get to explore the training of the first generation of superheroes and find out more about the mysterious Compound V. A group of young, competitive heroes put their physical and moral boundaries to the test. They compete for the school’s highly coveted top ranking. 

They quickly come to learn that ambition comes with sacrifice, and the difference between right and wrong is not as clear as some once believed. When the university’s dark secrets come to light, the students must come to grips with what type of heroes they are going to become.

TV GUIDE FOR AUGUST

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