From fresh seasons of old favorites to brand-new content, here's what coming to your favorite streaming services.

Mackenzie Dunn
August 25, 2020
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If you’re like us and, you know, already binge-watched most of the shows available on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and Showtime, you’ve likely been counting down to the release of new shows to stream this fall. Especially with production schedules for several cable shows still in flux due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, now more than ever, we’re relying on our trusty streaming apps to deliver the entertainment we need, know, and love.

Because as nice as it's been to get in those socially-distanced outdoor hangouts while the weather has been nice, cooler fall temps will be here before we know it and we'll need some indoor activity. Thankfully, these shows will keep us warm. From fresh new seasons of our favorites, like PEN15 and The Crown, to brand-new shows and timely miniseries, here’s what you won’t want to miss on streaming services this fall.

A.P. Bio (Peacock)

Premieres: September 3rd

NBC’s new original streaming service, Peacock, is free for the base version (meaning yes, you will have to watch a few commercials), and it's renewing this hilarious high school comedy for a third season. Produced by Saturday Night Live alums Seth Meyers and Mike O'Brien, the show picks back up in Toledo, Ohio, as begrudged biology teacher Glen Howerton schemes his devoted high school students to help him achieve his career and life goals. Now that it’s off network television, the show is promising to be even wilder, weirder, and more wrong. 

The Boys (Amazon Prime)

Premieres: September 4th

What happens with superheroes—who are often as powerful and beloved as celebrities—start abusing their power? That’s what Season 2 of this irreverent superhero drama seeks to find out. Adapted from the popular Garth Ennis comic, the second installment of the show sees a group of nobodies on the run from The Seven, a corporate-owned and corrupt group of superheroes.

Woke (Hulu)

Premieres: September 9th

Lamorne Morris from New Girl stars in this brand-new comedy series that takes a timely look at the intersection of race and identity in America. Inspired by a true story, Woke is about a Black cartoonist (Morris) coming up against racial inequality. Just as he is on the verge of mainstream success, an unexpected incident changes everything. 

We Are Who We Are (HBO)

Premieres: September 14th

The filmmaker behind Call Me By Your Name takes us back to picturesque Italy for this new HBO miniseries that's just as sexy and intriguing. It follows two U.S. Army brats who are experiencing their coming-of-age teenage years abroad and experimenting with friendship, first love, identity, and all the messy exhilaration and confusion that comes along with young adulthood.

Departure (Peacock)

Premieres: September 17th

Another new Peacock original, this six-part, Canadian-originated thriller follows the mysterious investigation of a passenger plane that disappeared over the Atlantic. Christopher Plummer and Archie Panjabi from The Good Wife team up to find out the truth behind the crash—and stop it from happening again.

Pen15 (Hulu)

Premieres: September 18th

Maya and Anna are back for another season of awkward 13-year-old coming-of-age shenanigans, so get out your frosted lip gloss and butterfly hair clips. If you’re new to the series, real-life best friends (and real-life thirtysomethings) Anna and Maya play themselves as middle schoolers, detailing all of the cringe-y, questionable, yet totally relatable scenarios they got themselves into. And yes, seeing them act as themselves from 20 years prior is the best part of revisiting the many highs and lows of being pre-teens at the time of Y2K.

Ratched (Netflix)

Premieres: September 18th

If you love American Horror Story, you’ll love this new creepy Netflix series. The Ryan Murphy-produced show stars Sarah Paulson as Nurse Mildred Ratched, the terrifying, tyrannical head nurse of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. As one of pop culture's greatest villains, the show details her chilling and compelling origin story, which begins in 1947 and follows her on her journey through the mental healthcare system—plus, all of the chaos that she ensues.

The Comey Rule (Showtime)

Premieres: September 27th

Just a few weeks before the 2020 presidential election, this politically-driven miniseries stars Jeff Daniels as former FBI director James Comey. The two-part, four-hour miniseries dramatizes the events followed by the 2016 election that Comey wrote about in his memoir, A Higher Loyalty

Monsterland (Hulu)

Premieres: October 2nd

Monsterland is an upcoming American anthology horror web television series created by Mary Laws, based upon the novel North America Lake Monsters: Stories by Nathan Ballingrud. It is said to feature stories that detail encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts that drive broken people to commit desperate acts. Star WarsKelly Marie Tran is said to have signed on for a single episode arc.

The Undoing (HBO)

Premieres: October 25th

Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelly and Nicole Kidman re-teamed for this miniseries adaptation of a novel about a successful marriage therapist whose life unravels after a murder. Based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the show features Hugh Grant as Kidman’s missing husband. We expect plenty of suspenseful twists and turns and an incredible performance from Kidman in this one. 

The Crown (Netflix)

Premieres: November 14th

Olivia Coleman returns for her last season as Queen Elizabeth II in the fourth installment of this critically-acclaimed drama that details real-life events in Buckingham Palace. This season has been much anticipated, too, since it will chronicle the lead-up to the introduction of Princess Diana, played by Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, in Season 5.