Can you believe it’s almost September? 2020 has been a weird year, y’all. At least we have lots of great new TV and movies to stream next month. Here are the highlights.
The biggest news for Disney+ is the arrival of Mulan. After pushing back the theatrical release of the latest live-action remake of a beloved animated film, Disney finally decided to move this one to streaming.
However, unlike Hamilton, this one won’t be included in the regular subscription. It’ll cost you an extra $30. That’s a bargain if you intended to bring the whole family to the theater, but if you’re watching Mulan solo, it might not be as tempting. This is likely a way for Disney to test the waters for future streaming/theatrical release packages.
Mulan will be available on September 4.
Over on Hulu, we have the hilariously awkward Pen15 returning for a second season. If you like your comedy tinged with jaw-clenching embarrassment and 90s nostalgia, you’ll be into this one.
Hulu is also debuting a new show called Woke about a Black cartoonist whose life changes after a run-in with the police. It’s a funny take on racism on PTSD, if you can imagine such a thing. The trailer is honestly really good; watch it below!
The newest kid on the streaming block is still trying to catch up with original content. The biggest thing coming to the platform in September is Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale, Mad Men) which was pulled from theaters at the beginning of the pandemic.
Ridley Scott’s very weird-looking new sci-fi series is also headed to HBO Max. Raised By Wolves focuses on a pair of androids raising a generation of humans on a distant planet. It promises to be a visually stunning meditation on humanity.
We saved Netflix for last. The undisputed ruler of the streaming scene has a ton of new content for you in September. That includes The Devil All the Time, a dark historical film with an incredible cast led by Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland.
If Raised By Wolves wasn’t your cup of tea, then you might want to check out Away starring Hilary Swank. The series takes a gritty look at the first astronauts to visit Mars might experience, focusing on the sacrifices they must make.
The long-awaited Ratched is also finally arriving. This spooky series stars Sarah Paulson, who is quickly becoming the queen of horror, as Nurse Ratched in a prequel series to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. It’s not clear if you need to see the original Jack Nickolson film to truly get it, but the series promises stylized horror and twisted humor.
Finally, let’s end with Enola Holmes. As a Sherlock Holmes fan with a soft spot for the middle-grade books this film is based on, I’m excited to see Enola on the big screen. She’s Sherlock Holmes’s little sister, and she’s just as brilliant–but far more compassionate–than the Great Detective. The series stars Millie Bobby Brown of Stranger Things and Henry Cavill.