October will be packed full of streaming highlights for of Foxtel On-Demand.
THU OCT 1
The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch
Part of the HISTORY channel’s Secrets & Spies theme month
For the first time ever, HISTORY is gaining full, unprecedented access to one of the most infamous and secretive hotspots of paranormal and UFO-related activities on earth, Skinwalker Ranch. Anchored by never-before-seen footage of the ranch and what it contains, the series will feature a team of scientists and experts who will conduct a daring and thorough search of this infamous 512-acre property located in Utah’s Uinta Basin in an attempt to find out the “who?” “what?” and “why?” behind more than 200 years of UFO sightings, bizarre animal mutilations and paranormal related mysteries. Utilizing the latest in cutting edge technology from lasers and ground-penetrating radar to drone thermography, and more, the team will apply hard science and make shocking discoveries while going further and risking more than anyone has done on the ranch before.
The West Wing S1-7 COMPLETE SEASON DROP
This American political drama series, created by Aaron Sorkin, features an ensemble cast including Martin Sheen, John Spencer, Allison Janney, Rob Lowe, Bradley Whitford and Stockard Channing. Winning two Peabody Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and 26 Primetime Emmys – including Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row – The West Wing has been ranked among the best television shows of all time and received praise from critics and former White House staffers.
WED OCT 7
“Songland,” serves as a destination for music’s biggest stars to find their next hit song. Undiscovered songwriters are put centre stage as they pitch their original material to music mega-stars such as John Legend, will.i.am, The Jonas Brothers, Meghan Trainer, Charlie Puth, Leona Lewis, Macklemore and a panel of chart-topping music producers. Viewers get an authentic peek into the creative process behind songwriting as three of music’s most successful and sought-after writer producers, Ryan Tedder (Adele, Taylor Swift), Ester Dean (Rihanna, Katy Perry) and Shane McAnally (Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt), produce the songwriters to creatively adapt their songs to perfectly fit the style of key recording artists.
neXt is a propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand. Starring Emmy Award nominee John Slattery (Mad Men) as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who discovers that one of his own creations – a powerful A.I. – might spell global catastrophe, and teams up with a cybercrime agent (Fernanda Andrade) to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen – one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
Agents of Chaos
Agents of Chaos, a two-part documentary from director Alex Gibney (HBO’s The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief) examines Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Featuring interviews with key players and experts, classified information leaked by inside sources, and more, the film disentangles the complex details of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and highlights the frightening vulnerabilities in America’s political process.The film is a product of years of reporting. With never-before-seen footage inside the Russian troll farms, and videos unearthed from the Russian deep web, the film digs deep into Russia’s sophisticated plans to undermine democracy, raising the alarm for the American public, but also proving that these “agents of chaos” weren’t Russians alone; they were also key players in the United States who, through venality, corruption or circumstance, furthered Putin’s goals, with a vulnerable and unsuspecting American public as their target.
THU OCT 8
Real Housewives of OC S15
Returning for season 15 are housewives: Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter, Emily Simpson and Braunwyn Windham-Burke. The ladies are joined by new housewife Elizabeth Lyn Vargas, a soon to be divorcee who is ready to kick off the next chapter of her life with a little fun in the OC. 2020 starts off on a real high for the ladies with new homes, boyfriends, a fiancé and a new a hip! Past secrets emerge and newfound happiness is questioned as the ladies press to find out if everything is what it seems. The impact of coronavirus definitely takes its toll on the women and their relationships at home and with each other as they each try to adjust to their new reality. The season documents their lives from February to August 2020 with self-shot footage during quarantine.
MOVIE DROP: My Spy starring David Bautista
Nine-year-old Sophie (Chloe Coleman) catches JJ (David Bautista), a hardened CIA operative, spying on her family during a routine surveillance operation. In exchange for not blowing his cover, JJ begrudgingly agrees to show the precocious girl how to be a spy. What at first seems like an easy task soon turns into a battle of wits as Sophie proves you don’t need much experience to outsmart a seasoned agent.
TUE OCT 13
MOVIE DROP: Sonic the Hedgehog with Jim Carrey & James Marsden
Follows the (mis)adventures of Sonic as he navigates the complexities of life on Earth with his newfound – human – best friend Tom Wachowski (James Marsden). Together, they must stop the villainous Dr. Robotnik (Jim Carrey) from capturing Sonic and using his immense powers for world domination.
SAT OCT 24
Chelsea Handler: Life Will Be the Death of Me
Chelsea Handler fronts her first stand-up special in six years. Her long-awaited return comes fresh off the national tour of her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, Life Will Be the Death of Me, and will feature all-new original material. In returning to stand-up, Handler will share her hilarious experiences about her family, friendships, and her first foray into therapy-where she was able to unearth why everyone on this planet annoyed her so much. Never one to hold back, the one-woman stand-up show takes a brave look at Handler as she faces herself in front of everyone. It’s a powerful performance and the best work of her career.
THU OCT 29
MOVIE DROP: Like A Boss starring Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek
Best friends Mia and Mel (Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne) are living their best lives running their own cosmetics company they’ve built from the ground up. Unfortunately, they’re in over their heads financially, and the prospect of a big buyout offer from a notorious titan of the cosmetics industry Claire Luna (Salma Hayek) proves too tempting to pass up, putting Mel and Mia’s lifelong friendship in jeopardy.
MORE NEW AND RETURNING TV SERIES
THU OCT 1
Young Sheldon S2 – COMPLETE SEASON DROP
For young Sheldon Cooper, it isn’t easy growing up in East Texas. Being a once-on-a-generation mind capable of advanced mathematics and science ins’t always helpful in a land where church and football are king. And while the vulnerable, gifted and somewhat naive Sheldon deals with the world, his very normal family must find a way t deal with him. 12 years on The Big Bang Theory audiences have come to know the iconic, eccentric and extraordinary Sheldon Cooper This comedy allow us the chance to meet him in childhood, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward and hopeful journey toward the man he will become.
MOVIE DROP: Richard Jewell starring Sam Rockwell
During the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, security guard Richard Jewell discovers a suspicious backpack under a bench in Centennial Park. With little time to spare, he helps to evacuate the area until the incendiary device inside the bag explodes. Hailed as a hero who saved lives, Jewell’s own life starts to unravel when the FBI names him the prime suspect in the bombing. This biographical drama is directed by Clint Eastwood and also stars Paul Walter Hauser, Kathy Bates and Olivia Wilde.
SAT OCT 3
In a justice system that’s not always just, families can be tormented by the question of guilt or innocence of their convicted loved ones. Reasonable Doubt profiles the gut wrenching process of re-examining murder cases where the perpetrators convicted of the crime maintain their innocence. Retired homicide detective, Chris Anderson and criminal defence attorney, Melissa Lewkowicz pore through evidence, interview witnesses and consult experts previously overlooked by police or barred by the court. At the end of each episode, the convicted person’s family is offered either hope for an appeal, or clarity to accept the guilty verdict.
MOVIE DROP: Emma.
Beautiful, smart and wealthy, Emma Woodhouse (Anya Taylor-Joy) navigates her way through misguided matches, romantic missteps and the challenges of growing up – all to finally realize the love that has been there all along. This latest adaptation of the Jane Austen classic also stars Johnny Flynn, Mia Goth and Callum Turner.
SUN OCT 4
MOVIE DROP: A Dog’s Journey starring Dennis Quaid
Some friendships transcend lifetimes. In A Dog’s Journey, the sequel to the heartwarming global hit A Dog’s Purpose, beloved dog Bailey finds his new destiny and forms an unbreakable bond that will lead him, and the people he loves, to places they never imagined.
MON OCT 5
Based on Bruce Lee’s hand written notes, Warrior is a gritty, action-packed crime drama set during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in the late 19th century. The series follows Ah Sahm (Andrew Koji), a martial arts prodigy who emigrates from China to San Francisco under mysterious circumstances. After proving his worth as a fighter, Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man for the Hop Wei, one of Chinatown’s most powerful Tongs (Chinese organized crime family). Season two follows rival Chinatown Tongs as they fight for dominance amidst the growing anti-Chinese fervor that threatens to destroy them all.
One Wild Day
This fresh, modern landmark natural history series is a 24-hour roller coaster through the wild. Meet extraordinary animals as they thrive at different moments in the day to survive in some of the toughest landscapes on the planet.
The Walking Dead S10B final episode
Set several months after the massacre perpetrated by Alpha (Samantha Morton) during the community fair, the season focuses on the united communities as they initiate a fight in order to end the threat of the Whisperers. This special episode will be the finale for season 10B. Please note AMC will be releasing an additional 6 episodes in early 2021 extending Season 10 to 22 episodes. The new batch of episodes will be officially known as season 10C.
The Russell Howard Hour S4
Since comic Russell Howard began his topical show The Russell Howard Hour in 2017, there has been a deluge of news for him to ridicule and stare in astonishment at. This year’s edition is certainly no different. With previous guests including the likes of Louis Theroux, Naomi Klein, Jim Carrey and Ed Sheeran, expect Howard to be joined in the studio and via videolink by stars to talk through the coronavirus pandemic, US presidential election and whatever other surprises 2020 surely has in store for us.
TUE OCT 6
Drain the Oceans S3
A global hit franchise, the series reveals the full scope of the shipwrecks, treasure, sunken cities, geology and technology at play on the floor of lakes, seas and oceans around the world, solving underwater riddles that have mystified generations. Ghostly shapes beneath the waves are exposed in all their stunning glory, as the water is removed from the picture to tell stories that explain natural wonders and man-made catastrophes.
THU OCT 8
The Property Brothers: Forever Home S3
Drew and Jonathan Scott are on a mission to help couples transform their houses into forever homes where they can put down roots and happily spend their lives. But before that can happen, they need Drew and Jonathan to unlock the full potential of their house and renovate it into the home of their dreams.
FRI OCT 9
Outback Opal Hunters s5
From the extreme to the extraordinary, Australia’s harsh and remote outback is a brutal and ever-changing beast, particularly in the battle for its most precious gemstone – opal. The blood, sweat and tears don’t always pay off, but in the massive fifth season of Outback Opal Hunters, all that is about to change. The hit series follows six opal-hungry teams across three states on their quest to find a fortune. It’s a lucky start to the season for some when one team finds $120,000 worth of opal in a day, while another uncovers the most valuable single piece of opal in the history of the series.
MON OCT 12
Fear the Walking Dead S6a
Romance, treachery, heartbreak and lots and lots of zombies… Fear the Walking Dead has given viewers dollops of drama and a pile-up of jaw-dropping twists since it premiered. The cult following post-apocalyptic series returns for season six and with a massive cliffhanger ending involving one of the show’s most beloved characters.
THU OCT 15
MOVIE DROP: The Way Back starring Ben Affleck
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) was a high school basketball superstar who suddenly walked away from the game for unknown reasons. Years later, he’s now stuck in a meaningless job and struggling with alcoholism – the very thing that ruined his marriage and his hope for a better life. But Jack soon gets a shot at redemption when he becomes the basketball coach for his alma mater, a program that has fallen on hard times since his teenage glory days.
FRI OCT 16
The Big Bang Theory S12 – COMPLETE SEASON DROP
All episodes of this hilarious comedy are now available. The lives of four socially awkward friends, Leonard, Sheldon, Howard and Raj, take a wild turn when they meet the beautiful and free-spirited Penny
SAT OCT 17
MOVIE DROP: The Invisible Man starring Elisabeth Moss
Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Elisabeth Moss) escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen) commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turns lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.
SUN OCT 18
Alan Bennett’s critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Talking Heads monologues first aired on BBC Television in 1988 and 1998, breaking new ground for television and widely celebrated as Alan Bennett’s masterpieces. Ten of the original pieces have been remade, with the addition of two new monologues written by Bennett in 2019. These remakes feature some of Britain’s biggest TV & film stars, including Jodie Comer, Martin Freeman, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Tamsin Greig, Maxine Peake, Lesley Manville and Imelda Staunton.
THU OCT 22
Equal is a powerful and provocative docuseries that chronicles the landmark events of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement and their fight for justice and equality. Airing in October during LGBT History Month, EQUAL honours the rebels of yesteryear with never-before-seen archival footage and depictions that bring to life their true backstories across the four-part docuseries. Over the course of the series, viewers will meet a wide range of LGBTQ+ visionaries portrayed by a powerhouse cast, many of whom identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Deadliest Catch: Bloodline
Captain Phil Harris was a legend on the Bering Sea who spent decades fishing the icy and treacherous waters off the coahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW1C8BCi2most of Dutch Harbor, Alaska. He captained the F/V Cornelia Marie for more than 20 years, and after his tragic passing, his son Josh Harris took over the family business, along with business partner Casey McManus. Now, an unbelievable discovery of mysterious Hawaiian fishing charts scribbled with Captain Phil’s handwriting, notes and statistics, has prompted Deadliest Catch captain and Alaskan legacy fisherman Josh Harris to take a once-in-a-lifetime quest to Hawaii, to learn about the time his late father spent fishing there decades ago in new series Deadliest Catch: Bloodline.
FRI OCT 23
Ghost Hunters S2
In season 2, Grant Wilson and team head into uncharted territory to be the first to investigate reports of paranormal phenomena in some of the nation’s most remote locations. Despite mysterious and unnerving warnings from locals, the Ghost Hunters face their fears and stay on mission: to help people confront terrifying paranormal encounters that have shaken them to their core. In doing so, they capture their most compelling evidence in over a decade.
MON OCT 26
The highly anticipated six-part psychological thriller from David E. Kelley stars Academy Award-winner Nicole Kidman and Emmy-nominee Hugh Grant. The six-part limited series follows Grace Fraser (Kidman), a successful New York City therapist, and her husband Jonathan (Grant) who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight, a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death, a missing spouse and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.
TUE OCT 27
MOVIE DROP: Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island
The enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his guests come true at a luxurious tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the visitors must soon solve the island’s mystery in order to escape with their lives. Stars Lucy Hale, Michael Pena and Maggie Q, directed by Jeff Wadlow.
WED OCT 28
The Soul of America
An exploration of the themes and stories from American history highlighted in Jon Meacham’s 2017 best-selling book, “The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels.” Directed by Katie Davison; produced by Kunhardt Films.
THU OCT 29
MOVIE DROP: Underwater starring Kristen Stewart
A crew of underwater researchers must scramble to safety after an earthquake devastates their deep-sea laboratory. But the crew has more than the ocean’s depths to fear.
FRI OCT 30
Jersey Shore Family Vacation S4 (MTV)
There were plenty of questions left unanswered at the end of season 3, that came to an end with Angelina Pivarnick’s bachelorette party at New Orleans and her wedding to Chris Larangeira. This lead to a massive fight between the girls, after their bridesmaid speech on their wedding night. All the gang should be back for a drama-filled season 4.
FULL LIST OF MOVIES
|Anna And The Apocalpyse|
|Did You Hear About The Morgans?|
|Fun With Dick And Jane (2005)|
|Shaun Of The Dead|
|The Mule (2014)|
|Addams Family Values|
|Bernie The Dolphin 2|
|Bernie The Dolphin|
|Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief|
|Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters|
|The Addams Family (1991)|
|The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl|
|Damien – Omen II|
|The Bonfire Of The Vanities|
|The Evil Dead|
|The Omen (1976)|
|The Rocky Horror Picture Show|
|Barbie and the Three Musketeers|
|Barbie in a Mermaid Tale|
|Along Came Polly|
|Fifty Shades Darker|
|I Know What You Did Last Summer|
|I Still Know What You Did Last Summer|
|The Last Exorcism|
|A Dog’s Journey|
|The White Crow|
|American Pie 2|
|American Pie: The Wedding|
|Kong: Skull Island|
|David Brent: Life On The Road|
|Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed|
|Sonic The Hedgehog|
|The Way Back|
|The Wishmas Tree|
|Jay & Silent Bob Reboot|
|The Invisible Man|
|The Professor And The Madman|
|Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island|
|Like A Boss|
|Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark|