What to watch on Crave in October 2021

Including new seasons of Succession, Insecure, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Canada's Drag Race

Our picks for the best new movies and TV shows hitting Crave in October 2021 include new seasons of HBO hits Succession, Insecure and Curb Your Enthusiasm and Canada’s Drag Race season 2.

What we can’t wait to watch

Succession (season 3)

The last season of Jesse Armstrong’s acclaimed series ended with a mic drop. Or maybe grenade launch is more appropriate? Jeremy Strong’s Kendall, the wounded prodigal son of the dynastic Roy family and heir apparent to their cutthroat and corrupt Murdoch-like empire, publicly put his tyrannical father (Brian Cox) on blast, just as shareholders, the FBI and the media swooped in. We’ve waited two years to witness the aftermath. And this season, Love & Basketball’s Sanaa Lathan joins the cast that plays your favourite soulless and despicable white people (Cox, Strong, Sarah Snook, Keiran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Braun) in HBO’s new game of thrones. October 17

Issae Rae in season 5 of Insecure
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Insecure (season 5)

Issa (producer/star Issa Rae) and Molly (Yvonne Orji) take one last ride through their awkward phase, as Issa Rae’s acclaimed HBO series reaches the end of its run with a season dedicated to exploring Issa and Molly’s friendship – which became severely strained in season 4 – and finally figuring out Issa’s messy relationship with Lawrence (Jay Ellis). No one’s talking about how it all wraps up (for obvious reasons), but all of this year’s episode titles end with “okay?” so we hope that’s a good sign. October 24

Kimora Amour and Eve 6000 from Canada's Drag Race season 3
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Kimora Amour (left) and Eve 6000 will rep the 416 on Canada’s Drag Race season 2.

Canada’s Drag Race (season 2)

The hit reality competition returns with a less Toronto-centric cast of drag performers and three new judges. Season 1 was a fun pandemic distraction, but online bullying of former judge Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman marred what was otherwise a largely well-received debut season. (He recently addressed the situation for the first time here.) Producers have made some behind-the-scenes changes in hopes of keeping the focus squarely on the weekly challenges, lip syncs and eliminations in season 2. October 14

15 Minutes of Shame
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15 Minutes Of Shame

Whether you call it “cancel culture,” “doxxing” or “cyber-bullying,” the idea of people being shamed on the internet is here to stay. This documentary, co-executive produced by Monica Lewinsky – who knows a thing or two about being vilified online and off – looks at all aspects of the phenomenon. Should, as Roxanne Gay suggests, “cancel culture” be called “consequence culture”? Do people get a dopamine hit watching people get their comeuppance? Are clickbait sites and social media platforms like Facebook the ultimate winners? Tune into this doc to find out – or shame on you. October 7

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens
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Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens (season 2)

Awkwafina’s pleasantly silly, no-stakes comedy – starring the Farewell and Crazy Rich Asians breakout as a slacker version of herself still living in Flushing with her dad Wally (BD Wong) and grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn) – is back for another round of culturally specific foolishness, and we expect Bowen Yang will get more screen time as Nora’s irresponsible cousin Edmund – because if you have Bowen Yang available to you, why wouldn’t you put him in everything? And while it seems unlikely that Awkwafina’s Shang-Chi co-star Simu Liu will return as Garbage Boy – that character only existed in a flashback episode – we’re holding out hope someone else from the movie turns up. Tony Leung would be perfect as Wally’s long-lost, overly melancholy brother. October 15

Larry David in Curb Your Enthusiasm
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Curb Your Enthusiasm (season 11)

All we know about the 11th season of Larry David’s cringe comedy is that it’s coming back at some point in October. When season 10 ended in March 2020, Larry’s coffee shop had burned to the ground. Co-star Jeff Garlin recently told the Ringer that episode one will touch on the pandemic, but don’t expect COVID to become a major character. “It’s a post-COVID world,” Garlin said. J.B. Smoove and Richard Lewis are confirmed to be back in the mix. October 24

Star Trek: Prodigy

With Lower Decks having demonstrated the appeal of an animated Star Trek series (admittedly after a bit of a rocky start), here’s another show set within the Next Generation era, as six misfit kids discover a derelict starship on their alien world, power it up and blast off for adventure – with the help of Captain Kathryn Janeway of the USS Voyager – now in handy holographic form! The voice cast includes Brett Gray (When They See Us) and Angus Imrie (The Kid Who Would Be King) as well as animation veterans Jason Mantzoukas and Dee Bradley Baker, and of course the big deal for Trekkers is Kate Mulgrew reprising her Voyager role. October 28

Violet Nelson in the Body Remembers When The World Broke Open
Katrin Bragadottir

Solid bets

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open

The brief and harrowing encounter between the two Indigenous women depicted in The Body Remembers is based on co-director’s Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers experience with a pregnant woman escaping abuse. Áila (co-director Tailfeathers) comes from privilege and Rosie (Violet Nelson) from the foster care system. But both are burdened by history and trauma, which recent headlines remind are not so far behind us. Their time spent together, seemingly shot in a propulsive and immediate single take (the edits are carefully hidden), is fleeting, but it has a profound and lasting impact. October 19

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit

It may not be anyone’s idea of a Halloween movie – it’s not scary at all, for one thing – but Aardman Animation’s splendid stop-motion Oscar-winner about an eccentric inventor (voiced with perfectly ridiculous enthusiasm by Peter Sallis) and his extremely helpful dog (not voiced at all, but that’s okay) ought to be part of your seasonal rotation: its visual sensibility is inspired by Golden Age horror movies, it features Helena Bonham Carter and Ralph Fiennes sending up their more serious screen personae, and it has an honest-to-goodness monster in it: part man, part rabbit, and all stomach. Look, just press play, it’ll do all the work for you. October 15

The full list of new titles available on Crave in October 2021 by date is below. 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

MTV’s Messyness (season 1)

October 2

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 29)+

October 3

American Rust (season 1, episode 4)
Billions (season 5, episode 12)
BMF (season 1, episode 2)*
The Circus (season 6, episode 11)
Heels (season 1, episode 7)*
Nuclear Family (season 1, episode 2)+
Work In Progress (season 2, episode 9)

October 4

Axios (season 4, episode 13)+
The L Word: Generation Q (season 2, episode 9)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 8, episode 25)+

October 7

Craftopia: Holiday Showdown (season 2, episodes 1-4)+
Creative Soles
Dark Side Of The Ring (Season 3B, episode 4)
Doom Patrol (season 3, episode 5)+
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 3, episode 3)

October 8

Let’s Brunch (seasons 1-2)
RL Stine’s The Haunting Hour (seasons 1-2)

October 9

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 30)+

October 10

American Rust (season 1, episode 5)
BMF (season 1, episode 3)*
Buried (season 1)
The Circus (season 6, episode 12)
Heels (season 1, episode 8)*
Nuclear Family (season 1, episode 3)+
Work In Progress (season 2, episode 10)

October 11

Axios (season 4, episode 14)+
The L Word: Generation Q (season 2, episode 10)
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 8, episode 26)+
We’re Here (season 2, episode 1)+

October 14

Canada’s Drag Race (season 2, episode 1)
Dark Side Of The Ring (Season 3B, episode 5)
Doom Patrol (season 3, episode 6)+
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 3, episode 4)

October 15

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens (season 2)
Dark Side Of The 90s (season 1)

October 17

American Rust (season 1, episode 6)
BMF (season 1, episode 4)*
The Circus (season 6, episode 13)
Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 43)
Hightown (season 2, Episode 1)*
Succession (season 3, episode 1)+

October 18

Axios (season 4, episode 15)+
Wakefield (season 1, episode 1)
We’re Here (season 2, episode 2)+

October 21

Canada’s Drag Race (season 2, episode 2)
Dark Side Of The Ring (Season 3B, episode 6)
Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 44)
Doom Patrol (season 3, episode 7)+
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 3, episode 5)

October 23

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 31)+
Ricky Velez Comedy Special+

October 24

American Rust (season 1, episode 4)
BMF (season 1, episode 5)*
The Circus (season 6, episode 14)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (season 11, episode 1)*
Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 45)
Hightown (season 2, Episode 2)*
Insecure (season 5, episode 1)+
Succession (season 3, episode 1)+

October 25

Axios (season 4, episode 16)+
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 8, episode 27)+
Wakefield (season 1, episode 2)
We’re Here (season 2, episode 3)+

October 28

Canada’s Drag Race (season 2, episode 3)
Dark Side Of The Ring (Season 3B, episode 7)
Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 46)
Doom Patrol (season 3, episode 8)+
Star Trek Prodigy (season 1)
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK (season 3, episode 6)

October 29

Corner Gas Animated: Haunt For Dread

October 30

Real Time With Bill Maher (season 19, episode 32)+

October 31

American Rust (season 1, episode 8)
BMF (season 1, episode 6)*
Chapelwaite (season 1)
Curb Your Enthusiasm (season 11, episode 2)*
The Circus (season 6, episode 15)
Desus & Mero (season 3, episode 47)
Hightown (season 2, Episode 3)*
Insecure (season 5, episode 2)+
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 8, episode 28)+
Succession (season 3, episode 3)+


October 1

Dazed And Confused*
The Descent*
Endangered Species*
French Exit+
A Nightmare On Elm Street*
A Nightmare On Elm Street 2*
Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream*
Saving Private Ryan*
Scream 2*
Scream 3*

October 7

A.Rtificial I.Mmortality+

October 8

Ghost In The Shell 2.0 (2009)*
Grindhouse: Death Proof*
The Hateful Eight*
The Levenger Tapes*
Safer At Home+
Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed*
Those Who Wish Me Dead*

October 15

Casper (1995)*
Fear Of Rain+
Four Good Days+
The Mummy*
The Mummy Returns*
Spiral: From The Book Of Saw*
Uninterrupted: Northern Ties+
Wallice & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit*

October 17

Slumber Party (1982)*
Slumber Party 2 (1987)*
Slumber Party Massacre (2021)*

October 19

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open+
The Incredible 25th Year Of Mitzi Bearclaw+

October 20

Four Hours At The Capital+

October 21

Blair Witch*
The Blair Witch Project*

October 22

Evil Dead*
Evil Dead II*
Just Friends*
My Little Pony: The Movie*
Oscar Peterson: Black + White+
Scary Movie*
Scary Movie 2*
Scary Movie 3*
Scary Movie 4*
Scary Movie 5*
The Witches Of Eastwick*

October 25

The Thing (1982)*

October 26

Boo! A Madea Halloween*
Warm Bodies*

October 28

Night Of The Living Dead (1968)*
Psycho (1960)*

October 29

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It+
Dawn Of The Dead (2004)*
Jennifer’s Body*
Knocked Up*
No One Lives*

Last call

The following titles are leaving Crave in October 2021.

October 1

Girls Night Out

October 2

Bitchin’: The Sound And Fury Of Rick James

October 5

No Good Deed

October 6

Rule Of 3

October 14

Frontier (season 1)
Tokyo Project
The Wrestlers (season 1)

October 17

Supermarket Sweep (season 1)

October 19

Pain And Glory

October 20

Brett Kissel Live At The Drive-In

October 24

Being James Bond

October 26

The Education Of Dee Dee Ricks

October 29

The Beaverton (season 1)

October 30

Howdytoons: It’s Halloween

October 31

Alien 3
Alien Vs. Predator
Alien: Resurrection
Baby Mama
The Bodyguard
The Bonfire Of The Vanities
The Campaign
Catch And Release
Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Children Of Men
Denis & Me (season 1)
Despicable Me
Early Release
The Equalizer
The Five-Year Engagement
Gone Baby Gone
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
Inside Man
James Vs. His Future Self
Jojo Rabbit
The L Word (seasons 1-6)
Lakeview Terrance
The Last Boy Scout
The Last Picture Show
Legends Of The Fall
Letters To Juliet
Mamma Mia!
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Revolutions
The Mission
The Monuments Men
Moonrise Kingdom
The Natural
Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist
Notting Hill
Pitch Perfect
Primary Colors
Proof Of Life
Sex In The City 2
Snow White And The Huntsman
Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
Restless River
Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who!
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Training Ground
Wag The Dog

Update (October 19, 2021): This post was updated with the air dates for Curb Your Enthusiasm season 11.


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