Netflix drops a dramatic limited series and a handful of blockbusters to kick off the month of September. First up is Sacha Baron Cohen in The Spy, a series based on a true story about an Israeli spy. The ninth season of The Walking Dead arrives to say goodbye to Rick Grimes and usher in a new era on the zombie show. And fantasy fans can rejoice because Netflix is bringing back two Lord of the Rings flicks to binge.
Here’s everything coming to (and leaving) Netflix this week of September 6th.
The Spy (Netflix min-series streaming 9/6)
Sacha Baron Cohen dons a new identity in this serious limited series for Netflix, but it comes with noticeably fewer laughs than his more famous characters. That’s because Cohen inhabits the identity of an Israeli intelligence agent named Eli Cohen, who served undercover for years in ’60s era Syria assuming the name Kamel Amin Thaabet. Cohen (the operative, not the actor) posed as a wealthy importer/exporter who infiltrated the highest echelons of Syrian government during a dangerous period for the two countries and Cohen (the actor, not the operative) does a bang-up job of delivering his most serious performance to date in this war-time thriller.
The Walking Dead: Season 9 (series streaming 9/1)
Season 9 picks up roughly a year and a half after Negan’s defeat as the survivors try to blend the remaining groups of allies and enemies into communities that can work together. Easier said than done, especially when new threats emerge and old friends find themselves on different sides of the war. This season marked Andrew Lincoln’s final portrayal of Rick Grimes on the show, so it’s worth a watch just for that.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (film streaming 9/1)
The final installment in the Lord of the Rings trilogy comes to the streaming platform this September. Return of the King marks the final battle of Middle Earth as Sauron’s power reaches its height, and Frodo attempts to destroy the ring once and for all. There’s plenty of epic battles and satisfying story conclusions to be had here.
Here’s a full list of what’s been added in the last week:
Luo Bao Bei: Season 1
American Psycho (2000)
For the Birds
Loo Loo Kids: Johny & Friends Musical Adventures: Season 1
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6
Moving Art: Season 3
My Sister’s Keeper
Olmo & the Seagull
Rebel in the Rye
Scream: Season 3
Serial Killer with Piers Morgan: Season 1
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
The Lake House
The Last Exorcism
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Taking of Pelham 123
The Walking Dead: Season 9
Uncle Naji in UAE
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
The World We Make
Archibald’s Next Big Thing
Elite: Season 2
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 3
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 3
And here’s what’s leaving next week, so it’s your last chance:
Leroy & Stitch
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