What to watch on Crave in October 2020

NOW critics delve into the October 2020 Crave schedule and unearth the most interesting titles debuting on the streaming platform this month.

What we can’t wait to watch

The Good Lord Bird

James McBride’s 2013 National Book Award-winning novel about John Brown’s abolitionist army is now a Showtime miniseries adapted by Ethan Hawke and Mark Richard; Hawke plays Brown, with Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass, Wyatt Russell as Jeb Stuart and Joshua Caleb Johnson as the story’s young hero, an escaped slave called Onion who joins Brown in his attempt to free the South. Hawke recently detailed how the series came together in an extensive New Yorker profile. October 4

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3)

The second season ended with the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery launching themselves on a one-way trip into the distant future to save their present – which means this show is no longer burdened with the responsibility of being a prequel to the original Star Trek, and can finally chart its own path. Hopefully, it’ll still be able to have a little fun with itself even without Anson Mount’s wild-card Captain Pike. October 16

The Undoing

Nicole Kidman reunites with Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelly for a miniseries about a wealthy Manhattan therapist who’s seemingly perfect nuclear family life unravels following “a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations,” according to the HBO description. Sounds like a prestige spin on a Lifetime movie. Add this one to the list Kidman’s “woman undone” roles and expect plenty of brooding, suspense and swanky New York City real estate. Susanne Bier directs and Hugh Grant co-stars as the problematic husband. October 25

Charm City Kings

The cast of Angel Manuel Soto’s Baltimore dirt-biker drama won an ensemble acting prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, this movie takes that film’s freewheeling vibe and turns it into a summer coming-of-age drama. Young star Jahi Di’Allo Winston is being touted as the cast’s breakout. Behind the scenes, the creative team is stacked with big names: Barry Jenkins co-created the story and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith produced. October 8

Comedy Store

Carlin, Kinison, Chappelle, Carrey, Griffin, Pryor, Seinfeld, Letterman, Murphy – pretty much everyone who became anyone in the comedy world has performed at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. Now this five-part docu-series, directed by Mike Binder (The Upside Of Anger), provides an insider’s look at the legendary place, from gatekeeper Mitzi Shore to all the talent who graced its stage. Binder himself started out as a doorman at the club before becoming a performer. A must-see for comedy nerds. October 4

Kingdom Of Silence

Two years after Saudi agents killed and dismembered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, director Rick Rowley’s documentary examines the dissident journalist’s life, career and impact. Kingdom Of Silence also zooms out to cover the broader picture of U.S.-Saudi relations and the ubiquity of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in elite geopolitical circles. October 2

A photo from David Byrne's American Utopia, premiering on Crave in October 2020
Courtesy of Bell Media

Solid Bets

David Byrne’s American Utopia

Barely a month after opening TIFF – and just ahead of the U.S. election – Spike Lee’s stirring film version of Byrne’s recent Broadway show adds additional emotional heft to the former Talking Heads frontman’s jukebox musical-cum-political soapbox about despair and compassion in today’s America. Play it loud. October 17


Look, you know you’re curious. Is it really that bad? Will the digital fur technology be as unsettling on smaller screens as it was in theatres? Can the cat movie still have the same impact when you’re watching it at home instead of in an empty theatre? If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, and you weren’t willing to pay five bucks to watch it on demand, Tom Hooper’s very expensive and blatantly ridiculous adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage experience is now on Crave in all of its weird, weird glory. Have at it. October 16

Full list of new titles available on Crave in October 2020 by date. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

TV shows

October 1

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 52)

Raised By Wolves (season 1, episode 10)+

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 9)

October 2

Balcony Stories (season 1)

Nerds And Monsters (season 1)

Ridiculousness (season 14-16)

Room 104 (season 4, episode 11)+

W5 (season 55, episode 1)

Warrior (season 2, episode 1)+

October 3

Love Island (season 3, episodes 27-30)

October 4

The Circus (season 5, episode 16)

The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 1)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 53)

The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 1)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 25)+

Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 8)+

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 13)

Power Book Ii: Ghost (season 1, episode 5)*

The Vow (season 1, episode 7)+

October 5

Jann (season 2, episode 3)

The Third Day (season 1, episode 4)+

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 4)+

October 6

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 6-10)

October 8

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 54)

Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 10)

October 9

Geordie Shore (season 1-5)

Gods Of The Game (season 1)

Martin Morning (season 1)

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 29)+

Room 104 (season 4, episode 12)+

Warrior (season 2, episode 2)+

October 11

The Circus (season 5, episode 17)

The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 2)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 55)

The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 2)

Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 9)+

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 14)

Spanish Princess (season 2, episode 1)*

The Vow (season 1, episode 8)+

October 12

Jann (season 2, episode 4)

The Third Day (season 1, episode 5) +

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 5)+

Axios (season 3, episode 16)+

October 15

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 56)

October 16

Real Time With Bill Maher+

The Shannara Chronicles (seasons 1-2)

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 1)

Warrior (season 2, episode 3)+

Zo Zo Zombie (season 2)

October 18

The Circus (season 5, episode 18)

The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 3)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 57)

The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 3)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 26)+

Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 10)+

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 15)

Spanish Princess (season 2, episode 2)*

The Vow (season 1, episode 9)+

October 19

Jann (season 2, episode 5)

The Third Day (season 1, episode 6)+

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 6)+

October 20

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 16-20)

October 22

Craftopia (season 1, episodes 9-10)+

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 58)

October 23

Abby Hatcher (season 3)

How To… With John Wilson (season 1, episode 1)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 31)+

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 2)

Teen Mom 2 (seasons 1-3)

Warrior (season 2, episode 4)+

October 25

The Circus (season 5, episode 19)

The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 4)

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 59)

The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 4)

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 27)+

Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 16)

Spanish Princess (season 2, episode 3)*

The Undoing (season 1, episode 1)+

October 26

Axios (season 3, episode 17)+

Jann (season 2, episode 6)

We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 7)+

October 27

The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 21-25)

October 29

Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 60)

October 30

Are You The One? (seasons 6-8)

How To… With John Wilson (season 1, episode 2)+

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 32)+

Scary Godmother

Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 3)

Warrior (season 2, episode 5)+

October 31

Monsterland (season 1, episodes 1-5)


October 2

8 Mile*

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason*

Django Unchained*


Inglourious Basterds*

Jackie Brown*

Kill Bill Vol. 1*

Kill Bill Vol. 2*

Kingdom Of Silence

A Million Ways To Die In The West*


Pulp Fiction*

Sex And The City*

Single Moms Club*

Temptation: Marriage Counselor*

October 3


October 6

Siempre, Luis+

October 7

A Beginner’s Guide To Ending*

Wild Card: The Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth+

October 8

Charm City Kings+

October 9

The Breakfast Club*

The Call Of The Wild+

Extra Ordinary+

Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas*

Get Him To The Greek*

Madea’s Witness Protection*

The Purge: Anarchy*

Sixteen Candles*

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas*

Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls*

Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds*

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love*

Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys*

Why Did I Get Married Too?*

October 14


October 16

Bad Hombres

Boogie Nights*


The Five Year Engagement*

The Fly*

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry*

Perfect Weapon+


Random Acts Of Violence+

Seven Psychopaths*

Two Weeks Notice*

October 17

David Byrne’s American Utopia+

October 21

537 Votes+


October 23



Forgetting Sarah Marshall*

Gretel And Hansel+

Hot Flash+

Planet Of The Apes (1968)*

A Scanner Darkly*


Young Frankenstein*

October 27

The Soul Of America+

October 28

The Fire Film+

October 30

Black Christmas (2019)+

October 31


Last Chance

Movies and TV shows leaving Crave in October 2020.

October 3

60 Minutes Sports (season 4, episode 10)

60 Minutes Sports (season 5, episode 2)

October 4

The Bold And The Beautiful: Classic Episodes (season 1, episodes 46-47)

October 8

You Me Her (season 4)

October 12

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

October 14

2020 TIFF Tribute Awards

October 15

George Michael: Freedom

The Girl In The Spider’s Web

October 16

Hit The Road (season 1)

October 20

Luis & The Aliens (season 1)

October 31

60 Minutes Sports (season 4, episode 11)

All The Wrong Reasons



Backdraft 2

Ben’s At Home

The Big Lebowski

Blood Simple

Boy Erased


Can You Ever Forgive Me

Captain Phillips

Cas & Dylan

Charlotte Gray


Definitely Maybe

The Family Man

The Favourite

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

Full Metal Jacket

Good Behaviour (season 1-2)

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

How To Build A Time Machine

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Identity Thief

In The Wake Of The Flood

The Kids Are Alright

The Lucky One



Mortal Engines

My Mother’s Split Personalities

Nanny Mcphee

Paris Texas


The Raid: Redemption

Role Models

Secrets And Lies

Smokin’ Aces

State Of Play

Straw Dogs (2011)

Take Me Home Tonight


Taken 2

Three Identical Strangers

Vantage Point

White House Down

The Witches Of Eastwick

The Wolfman

Working Girl


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