The 8 Best New Shows To Stream On Netflix & HBO This Fall

Mark your calendars and grab the remote: we've created a calendar of the season's coming must-sees.
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Mark your calendars and grab the remote: we've created a calendar of the season's coming must-sees.
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Summer may be sweet, but there are still a few reasons to look forward to fall. The coming autumn chill is the perfect excuse to snuggle up inside with a favorite TV show—or to get obsessed with a brand new series.

Contributor, Kalah Dirkson, sifted through Netflix and HBO to find the best of the best upcoming arrivals, and we’ve compiled a calendar for your viewing pleasure. Whether you're preferential to comedy or drama, prepare to get cozy and queue up your new entertainment obsession.

September 16 (HBO): High Maintenance

Based on a 2012 Vimeo series that went viral, High Maintenance follows a marijuana deliveryman dubbed “The Guy," played by co-creator Ben Sinclair. The six episodes introduce us to his clients spanning across New York, all with personalities and lifestyles as quirky and diverse as the city itself.   

Watch the trailer, here

September 20 (Netflix): Luke Cage

Marvel is at it again with this dark and gritty new superhero series. Mike Colter (of Million Dollar Baby and The Good Wife) plays Luke Cage, a man with serious emotional damage and a special power: unbreakable skin that can’t be cut or burned. His secret strength is the result of an experiment that was conducted on him while he was imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit. The character first debuted in Jessica Jones, and this show begins a few months later, revealing what happened next.

Watch the trailer, here.

October 2 (HBO): Westworld

Based on a 1973 film by the same name in which robots go rogue in a Western theme park, this science fiction show delves into the world of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Jerry Weintraub, JJ Abrams, and Jonathan Nolan are the executive producers, along with Lisa Joy of Burn Notice. Plus, the cast has some serious star power, including Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, James Marsden, and Ed Harris. 

Watch the trailer, here.

October 9 (HBO): Divorce

Sarah Jessica Parker returns to TV to play Frances, a woman who has decided to end her marriage but soon finds out just how difficult a fresh start can be. Thomas Haden Church (of Spiderman and Easy A) plays her husband, and their spats are sure to be refreshingly relatable to anyone who has ever endured a rocky breakup. (That's everyone, right?) If you're a fan of Catastrophe, keep Divorce on your radar, because its co-creator Sharon Horgan is behind this one, too.

Watch the trailer, here.

October 9 (HBO): Insecure

Issa Rae stars in this new comedy that charts the friendship between two young black women in Los Angeles, examining the "complexities of blackness" and the reality that "you can't escape being black," in the actress' own words. It's based off of her Shorty Award-winning web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl, and cowritten with Larry Wilmore, host of The Nightly Show

Watch the trailer, here.

October 14 (Netflix): Haters Back Off

Back in 2008, singer and comedienne Colleen Ballinger created her fictional character Miranda Sings, a wannabe Youtube sensation. It looks like Miranda is getting the fame she would have hoped for: Netflix is launching a show to share her backstory as a not-so-talented (but totally hilarious) star on the rise. While you wait for the series to stream, you can get to know Miranda on her Youtube page

Watch the trailer, here.

November 5 (Netflix): The Crown

This drama chronicles the life of young Queen Elizabeth II, played by Claire Foy (of Wolf Hall) with John Lithgow as Winston Churchill and Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Phillip. It's Netflix's most expensive drama to date, plus its first filmed in the UK, assuring its British authenticity. Between the political rivalry and the romance, it's bound to be addictive. 

Watch the trailer, here

November 25 (Netflix): Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

Finally, the revival we've been anticipating for years! Mark your calendars, call in sick to work, and have your computer charged at 100%, because a decade after their finale, the Gilmore Girls are back. Each of the four episodes in this mini-series will chart one season of the year, reintroducing us to all of our favorite characters (We're looking at you, Kirk). Plus, we'll finally find out if Luke and Lorelai wind up together…fingers crossed. 

Watch the trailer, here

p.s. Here’s a D.I.Y. popcorn recipe to nosh while you watch.