What to watch on Netflix Canada in October 2021

Including The Guilty, Another Life, Locke & Key, Baking Impossible and You season 3


Another Life (season 2)

It’s been more than two years since the first season of Aaron Martin’s goofy sci-fi adventure starring Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff as the commander of a dangerous deep-space mission to contact the extraterrestrial culture that sent a mysterious artifact to Earth. At long last, we’re going to get answers to lingering questions like “What do the aliens want?”, “How does the human race benefit from any of this?” and  “What hasn’t gone wrong on the Salvare yet?” Time to find out. October 14

Baking Impossible

If you’ve enjoyed the pastry disasters of Nailed It! but found yourself wondering what it would be like if the show rooted for triumph rather than tragedy, Netflix has you covered with this new competition show in which gifted bakers are paired with engineers to create complex, structurally sound desserts – such as “an edible skyscraper that must withstand a simulated quake.” Does one use fondant for that? It seems like one should use fondant. October 6

Fever Dream
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Fever Dream

The latest from Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa (the Oscar-nominated drama The Milk Of Sorrow, the Jennifer Connelly/Cillian Murphy drama Aloft) is another film about troubled motherhood, adapted with Samanta Schweblin from her 2014 novel. María Valverde stars as Amanda, a Spanish woman who brings her daughter to her father’s beloved Argentina – and meets another woman (Dolores Fonzi) with a troubled tween son (Emilio Vodanovich). Or is it really the mom who’s troubled? Or is something else going on entirely? It’s the spooky season, after all. October 14

Inside Job

Fans of the convoluted conspiracies and cracked perspective of Alex Hirsch’s Gravity Falls will want to check out this animated series from by Shion Takeuchi, a writer on that show who’s enlisted Hirsch as an executive producer here. The story follows the foolishness at Cognito Inc, a D.C. company that performs essential tasks like replacing the President with a robot. (You know, for efficiency.) The voice cast includes Lizzy Caplan, Clark Gregg and Tisha Campbell, Bobby Lee, Andy Daly, John DiMaggio, Brett Gelman and Mr. Robot himself, Christian Slater. So, yes, it’s definitely self-aware. October 22

Locke Key season 2
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Locke & Key (season 2)

Reimagining Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s relentlessly grim comics as a teen-friendly spookhouse series turned out to be a pretty smart move for Netflix and developers Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, with Connor Jessup, Emilia Jones and Jackson Robert Scott playing three siblings who move with their mom (Darby Stanchfield) to their late father’s home, and discover magical keys hidden around the property that unlock all sorts of things. The first season managed to balance supernatural adventure with some quietly moving emotional stories; let’s see where the show goes next. October 22

Diana: The Musical

Twenty-five years after her death, the late Princess of Wales is hotter than ever. The Crown season featuring her just cleaned up at the Emmys, and the arty Pablo Lorraín film opens soon after wowing the festival circuit. And then there’s this full-length musical, which was set to open on Broadway in March 2020, but of course had to be postponed because of the pandemic. Netflix viewers get to watch this version – filmed on Broadway – before the live show officially premieres in November. Look for Toronto’s own Bruce Dow in the cast. October 1

Colin In Black & White
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Colin In Black & White

Another series that received a splashy launch at TIFF, Ava DuVernay’s hybrid documentary series tackles the future football activist’s high-school years, with Jaden Michael playing the young Colin. The real Kaepernick is here as co-creator, executive producer and narrator, so it’ll be interesting to see how authentic the show is to its subject’s lived experience. October 29

Bad Sport

True crime docs are hugely popular, and so are sports docs. So why not produce a documentary series that combines both sports and crime? Among the stories covered are the 2002 Winter Olympics figure skating scandal, which caused changes to the judging system and the story of race car driver Randy Lanier, who was involved in a $68 million marijuana drug ring. October 6

Jake Gyllenhaal looks in the mirror in The Guilty
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The Guilty

Jake Gyllenhaal does some furious face acting as a 911 operator who tries to save a woman who’s been abducted and is trapped in a van driving around Southern California. Antoine Fuqua directs the single-location thriller adapted from the 2018 Danish hit. Read our review here. October 1

Love Is Blind: Brazil

While we wait for the second season of the U.S. version of the reality dating show in which singles get to know each other and possibly fall in love and get engaged – all without seeing each other face to face – we’ll have to make do with the Brazil version. Although presented in Portuguese with subtitles, you should be able to study the contestants’ body language to see if they’re really apaixonado. October 6

You season 3
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You (season 3)

The darkly funny series based on Caroline Kepnes’ novels catches up with serial killer Joe and his wife, named Love, as they move to Northern California, raise their baby and try to fit in among the wealthy tech entrepreneurs and entitled mommy bloggers. October 15

The full list of new titles available on Netflix Canada in October 2021 by date:

TV shows

Coming soon

An Astrological Guide For Broken Hearts
Call My Agent: Bollywood
Encounters (season 1)
Inspector Ko
The Raincoat Killer: Chasing A Predator In Korea

October 1

A Sinister Sect
Diana: The Musical
Maid
Palk’s Spirit
Prodigal Son (seasons 1-2)
Seinfeld (seasons 1-9)
Scardey Cats

October 3

Scissor Seven (season 3)

October 4

Blue’s Clues & You! (season 1)
On My Block (season 4)

October 5

The Great Canadian Baking Show (season 4)

October 6

Bad Sport
Baking Impossible
The Five Juanas
Love Is Blind: Brazil

October 7

The Billion Dollar Code
Sexy Beasts (season 2)
The Way Of The Househusband (season 1, part 2)

October 8

Family Business (season 3)
Pretty Smart
A Tale Dark & Grimm

October 9

Blue Period

October 11

The Baby-Sitters Club (season 2)
The King’s Affection

October 12

Mighty Express (season 5)
The Movies That Made Us (season 3)

October 13

The Blacklist (season 8)
Love Is Blind: Brazil
Reflection Of You

October 14

Another Life (season 2)
Kim’s Convenience (season 5)

October 15

CoComelon (season 4)
Karma’s World
Little Things (season 4)
My Name
PAW Patrol (season 8)
Sharkdog’s Fintastic Halloween
You (season 3)

October 16

Misfit: The Series

October 20

Gabby’s Dollhouse (season 3)
Love Is Blind: Brazil

October 21

Go! Go! Cory Carson (season 6)
Insiders
Komi Can’t Communicate
Life’s a Glitch With Julien Bam
Sex, Love & Goop

October 22

Adventure Beast
Dynasty (season 4)
Inside Job
Locke & Key (season 2)
Maya And The Three
More Than Blue: The Series
Roaring Twenties

October 26

Sex: Unzipped

October 27

Sintopia (season 2)

This Is Us (season 5)

October 28

Luis Miguel: The Series (season 3)

October 29

Colin In Black & White
Mythomaniac (season 2) Roaring Twenties
The Time It Takes

Movies

Coming soon

A World Without

October 1

30 Days Of Night
Abominable
Addams Family Values
The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl
Anatomy
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron
Burgundy
Blades Of Glory
Bruce Almighty
The Cabin In The Woods
Catch Me If You Can
Charlotte’s Web
Corpse Bride
Dark Shadows
The Devil’s Rejects
A Dog’s Journey
Escape Plan
Failure To Launch
Flight
Forever Rich
Freedom Writers
Good Boys
The Guilty
Heat
Jackass: The Movie
Knock Knock
Mamma Mia!
Men In Black 3
The Missing
The People Vs. Larry Flynt
Ride Along 2
The Ring
Safe House
Saving Private Ryan
The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light
Swallow
Talladega Nights: The Ballad Of Ricky Bobby
Wyatt Earp

October 3

After
Upcoming Summer

October 5

Escape The Undertaker

October 6

About A Boy
Despicable Me
Despicable Me 2
Drag Me To Hell
Dragonheart
Fear
Land Of The Lost
A Million Ways To Die In The West
Minions
There’s Someone Inside Your House
The Thing
Werewolves Within

October 7

Knocked Up

October 8

Grudge/Kin
Honey Boy
House Of Secrets: The Burari Deaths
LOL Surprise: The Movie

October 9

My Brother, My Sister
Pokemon The Movie: Secrets Of The Jungle

October 12

Bright: Samurai Soul
Convergence: Courage In A Crisis
Making Malinche: A Documentary By Nacho Cano

October 13

Fever Dream / Sistancia de Rescate
Hiacynt
Violet Evergarden The Movie

October 14

One Night In Paris

October 15

Deep Impact
The Forgotten Battle
The Four Of us
Michael Jackson’s This Is It
My Best Friend’s Wedding
The Trip

October 16

The General’s Daughter

Super 8

October 17

Hellboy

October 19

In For A Murder / W Jak Morderstwo

October 20

Found
Night Teeth
Sinister
Stuck Together

October 21

Flip A Coin: ONE OK ROCK Documentary

October 22

Little Big Mouth

October 27

Hypnotic
Nobody Sleeps In The Woods Tonight (Part 2)

October 28

The Motive

October 29

Army Of Thieves
Dear Mother

Last call

TV series and movies leaving Netflix Canada in October 2021.

October 4

Scandal (seasons 1-7)

October 19

Scary Movie 2
Scary Movie 3
Scary Movie 4
Scary Movie 5

October 31

Argo

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