Netflix closes out the month of September with a couple of Ryan Murphy shows, and not much more original content (giving you some time to catch up on things).
Gwyneth Paltrow and Ben Platt star in the political dark comedy about a kid who will do anything to win his school’s election in The Politician, while Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange return for another season of American Horror Story. This one takes on the apocalypse and the son of Satan so, you know, it’s a wild ride. Here’s everything coming to (and leaving) Netflix this week of September 27.
The Politician (Netflix series streaming 9/27)
Ryan Murphy’s first project for Netflix is this dark comedy series starring Pitch Perfect’s Ben Platt, Zoey Deutch, Jessica Lange, and Gwyneth Paltrow. The show follows Platt’s uber-ambitious Payton Hobart, a prep-school rich kid with dreams of becoming president of the United States one day. But first, he’s got to win his school’s ultra-competitive class election, and his campaign includes recruiting a cancer-stricken running mate, blackmail, betrayal, and all the drama you’d expect from a Murphy production. It’s like if Glee met Election, so expect messy storylines and over-the-top acting, but also, a completely bingeable experience.
American Horror Story: Apocalypse (series streaming 9/24)
Murphy faves like Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Emma Roberts, Kathy Bates, and Jessica Lange return for this latest installment in the FX anthology horror series. The show signaled a crossover in the Murphy Universe, between the first season of Murder House and the third season’s Coven. After an apocalyptic event, a lucky few are sent to survive in an underground bunker called Outpost 3, ruled by an unforgiving woman named Venable (Paulson) who’s charged with ensuring the continuance of the human race while placating her boss, who just happens to be Satan. Witches eventually show up, ready to knock the heir to hell on his a**, and really, saying any more would only confuse us all. Just watch.
Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself
Abstract: The Art of Design: Season 2
Glitch: Season 3
Explained: Season 2
Bard of Blood
Dragons: Rescue Riders
El marginal: Season 3
In the Shadow of the Moon
Locked Up: Season 4
Sturgill Simpson Presents Sound & Fury
Vis a vis: Season 4
And here’s what’s leaving next week, so it’s your last chance:
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
All the President’s Men
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Bring It On: In It to Win It
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Forks Over Knives
Free State of Jones
Impractical Jokers, Season 1
Julie & Julia
Midsomer Murders, Series 1–19
She’s Out of My League
The Dukes of Hazzard
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Despicable Me 3