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Jaane Jaan, Sex Education Season 4 and Choona among six new movies and web series dropping on Netflix before October

Jaane Jaan is a mystery thriller directed by Sujoy Ghosh with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma in lead roles

Agnivo Niyogi Calcutta Published 16.09.23, 02:37 PM
Jaane Jaan, Sex Education S4, Choona, Encounters.

Jaane Jaan, Sex Education S4, Choona, Encounters. Netflix

If you are looking for fresh content to binge on, Netflix has an interesting lineup, including murder mysteries, documentaries and teen dramas, in the second half of September. Take a look.

The Saint of Second Chances

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Directed by Academy Award winner Morgan Neville and Jeff Malmberg, narrated by Jeff Daniels, and featuring Charlie Day portraying a younger Veeck, The Saint of Second Chances is a one-of-a-kind comeback story revolving around Mike Veeck.

Mike’s upbringing was in the shadow of his father, the renowned Hall of Fame baseball owner Bill Veeck, known for making the Veeck name synonymous with both fame and infamy in professional baseball. They revolutionised the ballpark experience with giveaways, themed nights and fireworks.

However, everything took a dramatic turn when Mike's actions derailed his father's career, leading to his exile from the game he held dear. Over the subsequent decades, Mike embarked on a relentless journey to rebuild his life from the ground up, driven by an unwavering determination to redeem himself.

Streaming from: September 20

Jaane Jaan

Jaane Jaan is a mystery thriller written and directed by Sujoy Ghosh and featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jaideep Ahlawat and Vijay Varma in lead roles. The movie is an adaptation of Keigo Higashino’s 2005 Japanese novel The Devotion of Suspect X. The plot centres on Maya D'Souza (played by Kareena), a single mother residing in Kalimpong, as she attempts to cover up her estranged husband's murder with assistance from her neighbour (Jaideep). Things get complicated when a cop (Vijay) visits the town to investigate the mystery.

Streaming from: September 21

Sex Education S4

Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), Eric Effiong (Ncuti Gatwa) and the rest of the Moordale crew return for the final season of Netflix teen drama Sex Education. In the previous season, fans were left shocked as students of Moordale Secondary School rebelled against their head teacher Hope Haddon (Jemima Kirke), leading to the school's closure. In the upcoming instalment, they embark on a new chapter by enrolling at Cavendish Sixth Form College, a place that encourages self-expression in stark contrast to Moordale’s conservatism Otis seeks to establish himself as a sex counsellor at the new school as he continues to navigate his long-distance relationship with Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) last season.

Streaming from: September 21

Spy Kids: Armageddon

Helmed by Robert Rodriguez, who collaborated on the screenplay with Racer Max, Spy Kids: Armageddon marks the fifth instalment in the beloved Spy Kids series. When the children of the world's top-secret agents inadvertently aid a formidable game developer in releasing a dangerous computer virus, granting him dominion over all technology, they must step into the world of espionage to rescue their parents and protect the globe. The film features an ensemble cast including Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Everly Carganilla and Connor Esterson.

Streaming from: September 22

Encounters

Encounters, a four-part documentary series produced by Amblin TV — co-founded by Steven Spielberg and makers of the iconic 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial — delves into real-life accounts of encounters with extraterrestrial phenomena. Each episode of Encounters unfolds a unique narrative, be it the mysterious luminous phenomena witnessed over a Texan town or the eerie presence of a submersible spacecraft haunting a coastal Welsh village. The series also delves into the astonishing alien interaction with schoolchildren in Zimbabwe and reports of non-human intelligence meddling with a Japanese nuclear power plant.

Streaming from: September 27

Choona

Choona is a heist comedy-drama series written and directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra. Jimmy Sheirgill assumes the role of a politically influential figure with a knack for astrology. He unwittingly becomes the target of an oddball gang of ordinary individuals who band together to orchestrate an audacious heist, aiming to seize his staggering Rs 800 crore fortune. The show boasts a talented ensemble cast including Aashim Gulati, Arshad Warsi, Vikram Kochhar, Namit Das, Chandan Roy, Gyanendra Tripathi, Monika Panwar and Niharika Lyra Dutt, adding depth and humour to this gripping tale of unlikely allies and high-stakes theft.

Streaming from: September 29

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