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TV Shows and Movies Streaming in September 2023: ‘The Wheel of Time,’ ‘Gen V’ and More

Every month, streaming services add movies and TV shows to its library. Here are our picks for some of September’s most promising new titles. (Note: Streaming services occasionally change schedules without giving notice. For more recommendations on what to stream, sign up for our Watching newsletter here.)

New to Amazon Prime Video

‘The Wheel of Time’ Season 2
Started streaming: Sept. 1

Season 1 of this handsome-looking fantasy series introduced some of the major characters and concepts from the first book of the novelist Robert Jordan’s hefty “The Wheel of Time” saga. Season 2 adapts parts of the second and third books — “The Great Hunt” and “The Dragon Reborn” — and continues moving the pieces into place for the grand apocalyptic battle prophesied at the start of the story. Rosamund Pike returns as the mystic Moiraine, who is helping a group of young people escape the shadowy forces pursuing them. Josha Stradowski plays Rand al’Thor, who may be his land’s last best hope to stand up against the Dark One and his minions — or may be the one to usher in a new age of chaos.

‘Neighbours: A New Chapter’ Season 1
Starts streaming: Sept. 18

The original run of the soap opera “Neighbours” began in 1985 and concluded in 2022 after 38 seasons and nearly 9,000 22-minute episodes. During that time, the show’s melodramatic tales of suburban Melbourne life were seen around the world and introduced viewers to future stars like Natalie Imbruglia, Kylie Minogue, Radha Mitchell, Guy Pearce and Margot Robbie. Now Amazon Studios and Fremantle Australia are bringing the series back, along with some of the old cast (including Pearce), who join an array of new characters. Plans are to run 200 episodes a year for the next two years on Amazon’s ad-supported, free-to-stream Freevee service, where viewers can also watch the older episodes, giving Americans a chance to immerse themselves in these Australians’ love affairs and personal crises.

‘Gen V’ Season 1
Starts streaming: Sept. 29

A spinoff of the adults-only superhero satire “The Boys,” this action-dramedy series is set at a special school for young crime fighters, where the students engage in the same kinds of cliques, rivalries and romances that happen in any normal school but with the constant threat that super powers make every conflict more dangerous. A few of the adult characters from “The Boys” will drop in on the new show (which has a creative team drawn from some of that show’s writers and producers); but the focus here is on the kids, who have a lot in common with classic comic book super teams like the X-Men and the Teen Titans. Expect plenty of irreverence and dark humor, along with some sly takedowns of familiar superhero mythology.

Also arriving:

Sept. 1
“God. Family. Football.”

Sept. 5
“One Shot: Overtime Elite”

Sept. 8
“Sitting in Bars with Cake”

Sept. 12
“Kelce”

Sept. 15
“A Million Miles Away”

“Wilderness” Season 1

“Written in the Stars” Season 1

Sept. 22
“Cassandro”

Sept. 22
“The Fake Sheikh”

Norman Reedus in the latest “Walking Dead” spinoff, “The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon.”Credit…Emmanuel Guimier/AMC

New to AMC+

‘The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon’ Season 1
Starts streaming: Sept. 10

Like “The Walking Dead: Dead City” earlier this year, the latest entry in the long-running, ever-expanding “Walking Dead” franchise takes one of the most popular characters from the show’s original run and plops him in another part of the world. Norman Reedus reprises his role as Daryl Dixon, a talented marksman and tracker who had to overcome his loner tendencies to become a vital part of an embattled postapocalyptic community in the American southeast. In this new series, Daryl takes his talents to France, where he allies with a tough nun (Clémence Poésy) who shows him the unique ways that continental Europe handled the zombie outbreak and helps him to figure out who he can trust.

Also arriving:

Sept. 1
“Perpetrator”

Sept. 8
“Blood Flower”

Sept. 10
“Ride With Norman Reedus” Season 6

Sept. 15
“Elevator Game”

Sept. 20
“Thick Skin”

Sept. 22
“The Angry Black Girl and Her Mother”

Sept. 29
“Nightmare”

LaKeith Stanfield in a scene from “The Changeling,” based on the Victor LaValle novel.Credit…Apple TV+

New to Apple TV+

‘The Changeling’
Starts streaming: Sept. 8

Like the Victor LaValle novel that inspired it, the supernatural horror series “The Changeling” combines everyday drama with terrifying nightmares, in a story that sprawls across multiple generations. LaKeith Stanfield plays Apollo, a shy book dealer who is haunted by memories of the father he barely knew. He is also attracted to a vibrant but eccentric woman named Emmy (Clark Backo), whom he eventually marries. The show’s creator and writer, Kelly Marcel, shifts the narrative focus freely among different characters and different eras, as a crisis with Emmy and their newborn child drives Apollo to confront his troubled family history. In doing so, he finds that his past is shrouded in the kind of wondrous darkness common to fairy tales, and he is challenged to untangle fantasy from fact in an enchanted version of New York City.

‘The Morning Show’ Season 3
Starts streaming: Sept. 13

One of Apple TV+’s flagship series returns for a third season of punchy boardroom drama, set in the modern TV news business. The show is still powered by its two charismatic leads: Jennifer Aniston as the veteran morning show anchor Alex Levy and Reese Witherspoon as Bradley Jackson, a feisty hard news reporter who has become Alex’s co-host. Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass play two of the behind-the-camera bosses who sometimes make morally questionable choices. This season they are joined by Jon Hamm as a cocky tech billionaire who might be able improve their network’s cash-flow. Although “The Morning Show” started as a ripped-from-the-headlines look at how the #MeToo era has upended the male-dominated media, the series has since opened to encompass other hot-button contemporary issues, which in Season 3 include cyberattacks and corporate blackmail.

Also arriving:

Sept. 20
“The Super Models”

Sept. 22
“Still Up”

Sept. 29
“Flora and Son”

Sinclair Daniel, left, and Ashleigh Murray in a scene from “The Other Black Girl.”Credit…Hulu

New to Hulu

‘The Other Black Girl’ Season 1
Starts streaming: Sept. 13

Part wry social commentary and part intense mystery-thriller, “The Other Black Girl” examines the racial and gender dynamics of the New York publishing industry. Sinclair Daniel plays Nella, an aspiring assistant editor who befriends Hazel (Ashleigh Murray), her publishing house’s latest hire and the only other Black person in her department. When Hazel’s collegial advice starts derailing Nella’s career — around the same time that Nella starts experiencing some unnerving paranormal activity around the office — she begins looking into her new friend’s past and the history of their employers. Adapted from a best-selling Zakiya Dalila Harris novel, this show finds the humor and the anxiety inherent in the life of a woman who is struggling to stand out in a tough business without losing her identity.

Also arriving:

Sept. 6
“Never Let Him Go”

Sept. 13
“Welcome to Wrexham” Season 2

Sept. 14
“Dragons: The Nine Realms” Season 7

Sept. 20
“American Horror Story: Delicate” Part 1

Sept. 22
“No One Will Save You”

Sept. 27
“Love in Fairhope” Season 1

Nikesh Patel and Rose Matafeo in scene from Season 3 of the Max series “Starstruck.”Credit…Mark Johnson/Max

New to Max

‘Starstruck’ Season 3
Starts streaming: Sept. 28

This charming romantic comedy is one of the streaming era’s hidden gems, and it is ripe for discovery now that the fall TV schedule has been thinned out by the actors’ and writers’ strikes. Through its first two seasons, “Starstruck” followed the unlikely on-again/off-again love affair between Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a young New Zealander struggling to make ends meet in London, and Tom (Nikesh Patel), an A-list movie star who is smitten with her. Season 3 has the couple going their separate ways but still frequently and awkwardly crossing paths. The show’s short, breezy episodes capture how the “getting to know you” phase of romance can be equal parts exciting and difficult, especially when one of the people involved is rich and famous.

Also arriving:

Sept. 2
“The Venture Bros.: Radiant Is the Blood of the Baboon Heart”

Sept. 13
“Donyale Luna: Supermodel”

Sept. 21
“Young Love” Season 1

A scene from the Season 4 premiere of “Star Trek: Lower Decks,” which centers on the underlings of a starship.Credit…Paramount+

New to Paramount+ With Showtime

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 4

Starts streaming: Sept. 7

“Star Trek” fans who are still buzzing from the excellent, recently completed second season of “Strange New Worlds” should roll those warm feelings over to the fourth season of the animated “Lower Decks,” which has established its place as one of the best of the modern “Star Trek” shows. Like “Strange New Worlds,” “Lower Decks” balances old-fashioned “interstellar adventure of the week” stories with involved subplots and rich character development. This cute-looking cartoon is fundamentally comic — following the goofy mishaps of a bunch of Starfleet’s least vital employees — but its writers and animators respect the franchise’s lore enough to deliver cleverly plotted, action-packed episodes, season after season.

Also arriving:

Sept. 8
“Dreaming Whilst Black”

Sept. 12
“Football Must Go On”

Sept. 17
“The Gold”

Sept. 18
“Superpower”

Sept. 22
“Deadlocked: How America Shaped the Supreme Court”

Sept. 26
“72 Seconds”

Colin Woodell as Winston Scott in a scene from “The Continental: From the World of John Wick.”Credit…Katalin Vermes/Starz Entertainment

New to Peacock

‘The Continental: From the World of John Wick’
Starts streaming: Sept. 22

Fans of the first “John Wick” movie will always remember the moment when its weary hit man hero walked into a strange, assassin-friendly hotel called the Continental and was reminded of its arcane codes of behavior. Suddenly a movie that had previously seemed like a low-stakes underworld revenge thriller opened up into something more fantastical and globe spanning, with a dense mythology. The TV mini-series “The Continental: From the World of John Wick” is set in the 1970s and stars Mel Gibson as Cormac, the hotel’s New York manager at that time. Colin Woodell plays a young version of the franchise’s Winston Scott, who is tasked by Cormac to solve a family problem that may threaten the viability of this super secret criminal hideaway.

Also arriving:

Sept. 4
“Chucky” Season 2

Sept. 28
“Dino Pops” Season 1

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