Netflix roundup: What's coming in September

The seasons are changing, and with them, so, too, change three things: the weather, the leaves and the grand Netflix library. Maybe not even those first two just yet – but unlike nature, Netflix isn’t failing us.

Here’s the best of the new additions coming to your favorite streaming service in September. (Side note: there’s, like, a weird amount of Cedric the Entertainer material coming to Netflix this ninth month of 2016, so that void in your life is now filled for the foreseeable future.)

Marvel’s Luke Cage

Starring Mike Colter as the crime-fighting Luke Cage, gifted with superhuman strength and skin that is literally impervious to bullets as a result of a sabotaged experiment. (If you watched “Jessica Jones,” you’re familiar with this new series’s titular character.) Colter describes Luke cage as a “renaissance man,” a “nuanced character” who’s trying to do the right thing with his newfound abilities, which he’s also figuring out. Luke’s counterpart is Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes, a crime boss who also owns the Harlem Paradise nightclub, played by “House of Cards” Mahershala Ali. Other characters to get excited about? Misty Knight, a Harlem police detective with a bionic arm and an unshakeable moral code, played by Simone Missick. Producer and writer Cheo Hodari Coker describes the show as “The Wire of Marvel television” due to the breadth of issues it deals with, and further adds that it’s a “powerful fusion of dark drama, hip-hop, and classic superhero action.”

Sweet Christmas.

Tangerine

This weird and wild urban fairy tale follows a sex worker scouring Hollywood in search of the ex-boyfriend and pimp who did her wrong, stars Kitana Kiki Rodriguez as Sin-Dee Rella and Mya Taylor as Alexandra, was shot entirely on an iPhone 5s, reached the “universal acclaim” rating” according to Metacritic, and resulted in the first campaign for openly trans actresses to be nominated to the Academy Awards. There’s a lot going on in “Tangerine” – at the core of it, it follows Sin-Dee in that aforementioned search for the cheating boyfriend – but there’s side plots involving cab drivers and Alexandra performing at a club and oh, by the way, this is all on Christmas Eve. It’s the comedy-drama perfect balance that many films seek, and “Tangerine” absolutely achieves. Trailer’s got some strong language, so have headphones in or don’t watch it at work (or, do, we’re not your boss), but it’s absolutely worth it.

Audrie & Daisy

This isn’t going to be an easy or entertaining watch, but it’s the kind of film you have to watch – either precisely because it is so wrenching, or because everyone is about to be talking about it. As the film’s tagline explains, Audrie and Daisy are two girls who were sexually assaulted on two different nights in two different towns. One survived her suicide attempts following the assault and subsequent social media firestorm. One did not. It’s a Netflix original documentary, and it looks pretty wrenching:

1 September

I Am The Ambassador (New Series)

Holy Hell (2016)

Wolf Warrior (2015)

Tangerine (2015)

A Perfect Day (2015)

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Season 1 (2015)

We’ll Never Have Paris (2014)

Dukhtar (2014)

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

Piranha (1978)

2 September

Narcos Season 2 (Netflix Original Series)

Chef’s Table: France Season 3 (Netflix Original Documentary)

In-Lawfully Yours (2016)

Natural Selection (2016)

Invoked (2015)

7 September

From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3 (Netflix Original Series)

8 September

Digimon Fusion season 2 (2013)

9 September

Cedric’s Stand-Up (2016)

10 September

Bald Mountain (2013)

13 September

Most Likely to Die (2015)

Extremis (Netflix Original Documentary)

15 September

Natural Born Pranksters (2016)

From Fat to Finish Line (2015)

Flushed Away (2006)

16 September

Cedric The Entertainer: Live from the Ville (Netflix Original Comedy)

The White Helmets (Netflix Original Documentary)

22 September

Easy Season 1 (Netflix Original Series)

23 September

Iliza Shlesinger: Confirmed Kills (Netflix Original Comedy)

Audrie and Daisy (Netflix Original Documentary)

30 September

Amanda Knox (Netflix Original Documentary)

Marvel’s Luke Cage (Netflix Original Series)

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Ed Hirtzel is the Summer 2016 Fly intern. She’s currently an English Honors student at Millersville University. Her hobbies include scribbling, writing both fiction and nonfiction, and compiling useless information about cryptids.

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