Which is the biggest new TV series in October 2022? After two months that gave us two big-budget epic fantasies — Game of Thrones prequel spin-off House of the Dragon in August, and The Lord of the Rings prequel spin-off The Rings of Power in September — October is downright quiet. There isn’t a single title that can hold a candle to the two of them, both set to complete their first season this month. That said, there’s a lot of variety on offer in October, whether it’s Irish comedy, American horrors, VR-driven sci-fi, Bombay-set drama, and Sicilian-set Rich People satire.
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In addition to the seven featured selections below, you can discover all the upcoming TV shows and web series on our entertainment hub. There are a bunch of Korean series, a new Star Wars animated series, the return of a popular dating show, and a sixth season of A Hormonal Nightmare. With that, here is our October 2022 guide to TV shows and web series on Netflix, Apple TV+, Disney+ Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video.
dairy girls season 3
When: 7 October
The girls — Erin (Saoirse-Monica Jackson), Orla (Louisa Harland), Claire (Nicola Coughlan), and Michelle (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell) — and “I’m a Dairy Girl” James (Dylan Llewellyn) are eagerly third. And waiting for the results of their GCSE exams at the beginning of the final session. (GCSE is equivalent to class 11 in India.)
The Derry Girls Season 3 trailer promises to show Sister George Michael (Siobhan McSweeney) in a DMC DeLorean like he’s out of Back to the Future. And we’ll actually get a bit of the future — the 45-minute flashforward special, which aired after the season finale, will take us back to the days of the Good Friday Agreement between the British and Irish governments.
Delayed by a few years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dairy Girls Season 3 premiered on Channel 4 in the UK in mid-April. It took about six months for it to arrive on Netflix worldwide. All seven Derry Girls Season 3 episodes will be available for binge watching simultaneously.
The Midnight Club
When: 7 October
Mike Flanagan returns this spooky season with an adaptation of Christopher Pike’s novel, The Midnight Club. Adia (Iman Benson) is the newest addition to Brightcliff Hospice, a come-together home for mentally ill teens during their final moments of life. Headed by the mystic Dr. Georgina Stanton (Heather Langenkamp), there seems to be a creepy vibe about the place, especially in the basement.
At midnight, seven children, including Aida, come together to tell horror stories – similar to Nickelodeon’s Are You Affair of the Dark. Only, more seriously toned. One night, they make a pact, where the first to succumb to their illness is to communicate with the survivors from beyond the grave. After one of them dies, a bizarre set of circumstances unfolds, leaving every waking hour filled with stress and illness.
It’s also quite refreshing to see Flanagan incorporate some jump scares into her work, in line with the thematically immature and predictable stories these kids tell every night. Like most Netflix entries, all 10 episodes of The Midnight Club will be available for streaming on day one.
mismatch season 2
When: October 14
Things end badly between Dimple Ahuja (Prajakta Koli) and Rishi Singh Shekhawat (Rohit Saraf) at the end of the first season – and at the beginning of the second, the two ex-lovers find solace in other people’s arms. Dimple is getting closer to Harsh (Vihaan Samat), while Rishi falls in love with photographer Sanskriti (Sanjana Sarathi).
In the meantime, Dimple is still – naturally – hanging on to the leak of the source code of its app AntiSosh. She wants to find out who is behind it, but her professor Siddharth Sinha (Ranvijay Singh) is telling her to move on. In addition, Mismatch Season 2 continues its LGBTQ+ themes, exploring mental health and promising an augmented reality dance-off.
Vidya Malvade, Muskan Jaffrey, Taruk Raina, Kritika Bharadwaj, and Abhinav Sharma also return as part of the cast of Mismatch Season 2. Akarsh Khurana is back as the director.
All Mismatched Season 2 episodes will be released simultaneously on October 14.
Watch the trailer of mismatch season 2
When: October 14
Where: Apple TV+
Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) stars as a drug-addicted fugitive from an Australian prison set out of 1980s Bombay in this 12-episode-long series. Based on the eponymous novel by Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram follows a desperate overseas voyage as he loses himself in a chaotic and unfamiliar Indian city in search of purpose. Having enough experience with heroin and other substances, he re-establishes himself as a doctor – thanks to a fake passport – a welcome sign in the Dalit slums of Bombay.
As luck would have it, Hunnam’s character Lynn stumbles and falls in love with Carla (Antonia Desplat), who aims to uncover her secrets. In the book, she offers him roles in several Bollywood films, as an extra, eventually rising his rank until he is recruited by the criminal underworld headed by Khader Khan (Alexander Siddig). Not a long lasting relationship plan, is it? There is also a mention of him being fluent in Marathi, though we highly doubt seeing it in the show.
Apple acquired the rights to the book in 2018, after which they cast Radhika Apte (Sacred Games) to play the role of Kavita Singh, an Indian journalist. However, plans seem to have changed now, with the studio opting for Sujaya Dasgupta (Shadow and Bone) instead.
Shantaram began with a three-episode premiere on October 14, while the remaining nine episodes would air once per week from Friday to November 25.
When: October 21
Where: Amazon Prime Video
Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan are behind this new sci-fi series that follows Flynn Fisher (Chloe Grace Moretz), a woman from a near-future small town drawn into a different world – With a London, is that huge marble statues?! – thanks to an experimental new virtual reality (VR) headset. Hey, I want one of those too!
But it doesn’t seem like it’s quite an escape for Fischer. For one, everything that happens inside the “periphery” – as they call it – is real. And two, this is no different world. This could be the future of his world. As one character in The Peripheral trailer says, “It hasn’t happened yet.” After being chased by all kinds of creatures, Fischer must figure out how to survive.
Jack Reynor, Gary Carr and Alexandra Billings are also part of The Peripheral Cast. Scott B. Smith (Siberia) is the creator of the new Amazon series, adapting the first novel in William Gibson’s unfinished Jackpot trilogy. (The second novel released in 2020. The third is due out.)
Four years after it first went into development, The Peripheral arrives on our screens. New episodes will be released weekly till 9th December.
Watch the teaser trailer for Peripheral
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosity
When: October 25
Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro is back on Netflix with his new anthology horror series, Cabinet of Curiosity. Each of the eight episodes will feature a different director, with a special introduction to the person himself.
While not directing any episodes, del Toro himself wrote two of them – “Lot36” and “The Murmuring”, directed by Guillermo Navarro and Jennifer Kent respectively. The remaining six stories are based on the works of H.P. Lovecraft and other famous horror writers. Ana Lily Amirpour (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), Panos Cosmatos (Mandy), Vincenzo Natalie (Cube), and Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) complete the list of directors for those episodes.
Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead), Peter Weller (The Walking Dead) in Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosityrobocop), Eric Andre (Bad Trip), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in.) harry potter), F. Murray Abraham (Scarface), Sofia Boutella (Climax), Steve Edge (The Suicide Squad), and Tim Blake Nelson (Nightmare Alley).
Netflix is releasing the series over the course of four nights, with two episodes streaming every day from Tuesday, October 25 to Friday, October 28.
white lotus season 2
When: 31 October
Where: Disney+ Hotstar
Tanya McQuaid (Jennifer Coolidge) will enjoy her Hawaii stay at The White Lotus as she heads off to another property—on Italy’s famed island of Sicily—in the second season of the same Titanic resort group that is once again in talks. The center will be staff and privileged guests.
Aubrey Plaza, F. Murray Abraham, Tom Hollander, Michael Imperioli, Haley Lou Richardson, Will Sharp, and Theo James join the rest of the main cast of The White Lotus Season 2. Producer Mike White — fresh from Season 1 highs winning 10 Emmys last month — returns as sole writer and director for all seven episodes.
The new The White Lotus Season 2 episode airs every Monday on Disney+ Hotstar.