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TV Series Premieres October 2020

TV Series Premieres October 2020

October is generous with TV series premieres this year — we will watch a new anthology from the producers of “Black Mirror”, continuations of several iconic stories (including anime) and a final of the adventures of brothers-hunters. Crave for more details? Read the article below!

 

New TV Shows

October, 1

Connecting

Genres: comedy

TV series about a group of friends, who try to stay connected with each other during Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Genres: crime, horror, thriller, mystery

Keiichi Maebara moves to a new village because of several issues in the last high school. Now he is the only boy in the group. But happy days don’t last long — one day he finds out about a cruel murder that happened there. Since that time strange and gruesome events start to change his life.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a remake of self-named anime (2006), which became a modern classic.

 

October, 2

Emily in Paris

Genres: comedy, drama

A young American girl is hired by a French marketing company in order to contribute her American perspective to the business.

 

Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina/ Majo no Tabitabi

Genres: adventures, fantasy, anime

Young Elaina is fond of books about Niki the Witch, who travels the world. She makes herself a promise that she will become a witch and see the world like her favourite heroine.

Time passes and now Elaina fulfilled her dream: she is a wandering witch, who meets new people during her journeys.

 

With a Dog and a Cat Every Day is Fun/ Inu to Neko Docchi mo Katteru to Mainichi Tanoshii

Genres: comedy, slice of life, anime

It’s a story about three inhabitants of an ordinary house: energetic and simple-hearted Dog, charming and treacherous Cat and their human Hidekichi Matsumoto.

 

October, 3

Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle

Genres: musical, anime

The world after the World War III. All kinds of weapons are prohibited. But it doesn’t mean that the conflicts have been exhausted too. People are attending fierce rap battles using a mysterious invention called “Hypnosis Mic” and deciding the destiny of the countries.

 

Fly Me to the Moon/ Tonikaku Kawaii

Genres: comedy, melodrama, anime

Nasa Yuzaki has a problem — and it’s his name. Everyone is making jokes on him asking if he wants to go to the space one day.

The day before Nasa’s examination at the one of the best academies in the country he is just about to be hit by a truck. A beautiful stranger saves his life and Nasa immediately confesses his love for her. She accepts his feelings but with one condition — only if they will get married. She disappears the same evening. Now Nasa is turning eighteen and the girl returns back to his life again.

 

Yashahime: Princess Half-Demon / Hanyou no Yashahime: Sengoku Otogizoushi

Genres: action, adventure, comedy, fantasy, anime

The continuation of a famous anime series “Inuyasha” tells a story about the adventures of two girls — daughters of brothers Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha. The girls set out on a journey to discover the mystery behind their past.

 

Jujutsu Kaisen

Genres: action, mystery, horror, anime

Demons are living in our world. They hide like predators, waiting for their victims to be attacked and eaten. A legendary demon named Ryomen Sukuna was defeated a long time ago. His body was torn apart and its parts were scattered all over the world. If a demon succeeded to absorb all parts of Ryomen’s body, it will gain enough power to destroy the humanity.

A high school student Yuji Itadori knows nothing about demons. He visits his granddad at the hospital and tries not to join any sport clubs. Instead of it he decides to attend an occult magic club and together with his friends he accidentally releases an unknown horror from an old sealed artifact.

 

Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken

Genres: action, adventure, fantasy, anime

Once upon a time a Hero and his friends defeated a demon, who brought only the suffering to the people of the island. Peace and security have been reigned in the country for several years since then.

But the world shook few years later — the evil demon resurrected. Dai dreamed of being a hero all his life and now he is set out on a quest to stop the evil and save his homeland.

A film adaptation of classical 1989 manga.

 

October, 4

The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Genres: drama, horror, sci-fi

Zombie apocalypse has been out in force for several long years now. A new generation of people is already grown ups — they don’t remember or don’t know about the life, different from what they see. This is their story — a story about children, who have never had a childhood constantly surrounded by crowds of walking dead.

 

The Good Lord Bird

Genres: drama, history

Onion is a young slave boy, who lives in America before the time of the Civil War. One day his father dies in a clash and Onion has to flee dressed in women clothes. He meets John Brown — the first white man, who openly opposes slavery. Now Onion becomes a witness of the war against the slavery in the country.

 

By the Grace of the Gods / Kami-tachi ni Hirowareta Otoko

Genres: adventure, fantasy, anime

Ryouma Takebayashi is 39 and his life is full of misfortune and sorrow. When he dies in his sleep three gods give him a chance to reincarnate in a new world, where he has only one mission: enjoy the life. Now he is a young boy, who gets the ability to master all the elements. Ryouma heads to the forest to live as a hermit but one day he starts to miss the company of humans.

 

Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls

Genres: comedy, sport, anime

Konomi Kasahara is a student, who is well known as a winner of many puzzle-solving competitions. One day she discovers that there is a climbing club in her school. Her skills will be very useful for this activity too.

 

October, 5

Soulmates

Genres: drama

After 15 years of research the scientists make an incredible discovery — everyone can find a soulmate. The TV show tells 6 stories about searching for true love and about what price you might pay for finding one.

 

October, 6

neXt

Genres: drama, crime, sci-fi

Former technical director joins cyber security agent of “Homeland” to prevent criminals from getting an AI.

 

Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle / Maoujou de Oyasumi

Genres: comedy, fantasy, anime

In a fantasy world where humans and demons live together, the Demon King kidnaps a human princess Aurora. Everyone in the human kingdom is worried, what if the demons mistreat a young princess?

That’s true indeed — Aurora has nothing to do at the Demon Castle except sleeping! And even then the mattress is too hard and the pillow is uncomfortable. How can anyone be in captivity under these conditions? But Princess doesn’t seem to be upset and is striving to find the way out of the difficult situation. Demons better get out of the way of her who want to catch some Z’s.

 

Ikebukuro West Gate Park

Genres: drama, melodrama, detective, anime

Makoto and King are childhood friends that live in the inner city. King is a leader of the youth gang called G-boys and cold-blooded and focused on the result Makoto helps them to get out of troubles, however he is not one of gang’s members. One day the situation gets out of hand, so Makoto is not sure if he can deal with it this time.

 

October, 7

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World / Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen

Genres: action, melodrama, fantasy, anime

It has been a war between magic and science for about a hundred years already: a war between a scientifically advanced Empire and a witch kingdom Nebulis. The youngest knight from those, who received a title of the strongest in the Empire meets Princess of the rival nation. Despite they are ideological enemies they started to have feelings for each other. Will they manage to stop the war between two countries?

 

October, 9

The Right Stuff

Genres: drama

Several U.S. fighter pilots are chosen to test experimental probes, which will be a part of first Mercury expedition.

The series is based on the self-named book by Tom Wolfe.

 

The Haunting of Bly Manor

Genres: drama, horror, mystery

Henry hires a nanny to care for his orphaned niece and nephew. Now she should look after kids while living at Bly Manor together with a chef, a groundskeeper and a housekeeper.

 

Santiago of the Seas

Genres: adventure, family, animation

Santiago is an 8 years old pirate, who surfs the Caribbean Sea together with his crew in search for hidden treasures and breathtaking adventures.

 

October, 11

Moriarty the Patriot / Yuukoku no Moriarty

Genres: mystery, anime

London, the end of the XIX century. Your life isn’t worth a nickel if you are not belong to the closed society of rich noblemen. William Moriarty is a young genius, who decides to go up against the long-established system and create a new world where everyone will have equal rights.

 

October, 16

Grand Army

Genres: drama

It’s a story of five high school students, which should deal with racial, sexual and class prejudices. They fight for their success and for the opportunity to become something more.

 

Helstrom

Genres: action, adventure, drama, sci-fi

Daimon and Ana are children of a powerful and mysterious serial killer. They try to uncover the mystery behind their birth and sort out they relationship while they are travelling the world and killing the worst representatives of the human kind.

 

October, 23

The Queen's Gambit

Genres: drama

Quiet and surly Beth is an eight years old orphan. No one pays much attention to her until her talent gets reviled: she can beat almost anyone at chess. When she turns sixteen, she takes part in a national chess competition. This tournament becomes a true test for Beth both professional and psychological.

Based on the book by Walter Tevis.

 

October, 25

The Undoing

Genres: drama

Grace is a successful therapist from New York, who is about to publish her first book, in which she advises women to follow their instincts and trust the first impression about a man. It seems that she is at the top of the game but suddenly something unexpected happens: her husband disappears right before the release of the book.

 

October, 29

Deutschland 89

Genres: drama

The year 1989. Martin Rauch is an East German spy, who witnesses the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Sequel to the series “Deutschland 83” (2015) and “Deutschland 83” (2018).

 

Without a Certain Date

La Revolution

Genres: drama, thriller, fantasy

France, 1787. A future inventor of world famous guillotine Joseph Guillotin investigates a series of mysterious murders. He comes to astonishing discovery: a virus called “Blue Blood” is spreading rapidly among French aristocracy driving them to murder commoners. These events fuel turmoil of the poor that lead to revolts. What if French revolution started not in the same way they told us about in history textbooks?

 

Start-up / Seutateueob

Genres: melodrama

Seo Dal Mi dreams of becoming a new “Steve Jobs”. She does not have a dime to her name, but she is energetic and stubborn and, what is the most important, she has an idea for a start-up. Nam Do San is a founder of Samsan Tech. Despite the first success and a reputation of a genius, his company is in stagnation right now. One day Seo Dal Mi and Nam Do San meet each other and decide to try a new start-up. The situation is complicated by the fact that Seo Dal Mi considers Nam Do San being her first boyfriend, however he is convinced that it wasn’t that way at all.

 

Otona nya Koi no Shikata ga Wakaranee!

Genres: melodrama, anime

One day Mio, a woman who has been single for 5 years and Shuuji, a man who lost his interest for relationship, casually run into each other at the party for the singles. But the first impression was ruined — they get into a pretty heated argument that leads to unexpected consequences.

 

The Day I Became a God / Kami-sama ni Natta Hi

Genres: drama, fantasy, anime

Youta Narukami plans to spend his summer preparing for the university entrance exams. But Hina, a girl, who proclaimed herself being a “god of omniscience”, has disturbed him. She reports that the world will come to an end in 30 days. That is how the last summer in Youta’s life begins.

 

Akudama Drive

Genres: action, sci-fi, anime

There was a civil war in Japan back then: Kanto region, where the Tokyo is based fought with Kansai region, a location of Kyoto. Kanto won the war. But it doesn’t mean that Kansai is forgotten. A criminal group known as “Akudama” does its best to get Kansai out of Kanto’s control.

 

New Seasons of TV Series

October, 2

Warrior, Season 2

Genres: action, drama, crime

The end of the XIX century. A young immigrant Ah Sahm, a martial arts prodigy from China, comes to San Francisco. Exactly at this time Tong Wars are take place in USA — fierce fights between local gangs. Ah Sahm becomes a hatchet man of one of those gangs in Chinatown and is right in the thick of the action now.

The creators doesn’t reveal any details about the second season, but it could be suggested that we will see the further development of Tong Wars, which lasted until 1920es in real life and Ah Sahm moving up the criminal ladder.

The TV series is based on Bruce Lee original idea.

 

October, 3

Haikyuu!!: To the Top, Season 2

Genres: comedy, drama, sport, anime

Volleyball club Karasuno won the spring qualifying tournament but it doesn’t mean that they have time for rest now — the team is training for Japan championship. Kageyama goes to the training camp for junior national team and Tsukushima to the special training camp for freshmen in Miyagi prefecture. Hinata tricked everyone and joined Tsukushima there.

 

October, 4

Pandora, Season 2

Genres: action, drama, sci-fi

The year 2199. Young Jax lost everything she loved and enters Earth's Space Training Academy in order to find some kind of meaning in her life. There she will find new friends and learn how to defend the galaxy from space threats.

 

October, 5

Golden Kamuy, Season 3

Genres: action, adventure, comedy, anime

The beginning of the XX centure. Russia lost the Russo-Japanese war. Saichi Sugimoto called “Immortal” is one of the veterans of the war. Now he is wandering Hokkaido in search for hidden gold of a tribe known as “Ainu”. But he is not the only one, who is out hunting for the treasure.

 

October, 8

The Outpost, Season 3

Genres: action, fantasy

Talon is the last of her kind, the Blackbloods. She sets off to track the killers of her family and tries to take control of her suddenly discovered supernatural powers.

In the third season she has to face the truth about her race and decide who are her enemies and who are her friends.

 

Supernatural, Season 15 [Part 2]

Genres: drama, thriller, horror

Dean and Sam Winchester follow their father’s footsteps and became hunters. What they hunt is not reindeers or boars but ghosts, demons and other supernatural creatures.

Season 15 is the final one of the iconic series about two brothers. This time they should fight their last enemy — the God himself.

 

October, 11

Fear the Walking Dead, Season 6

Genres: drama, horror, sci-fi

It’s a spin-off to the “Walking Dead” series, which plot centers on a story of two families that should unite to survive the zombie apocalypse. Season 6 will tell us about how the main characters cope with more or less peaceful life in safe settlements. Some of them are ready to forget all the misery of the past while others need more time to get used to the stability and security and to know who they are in this new world.

 

October, 13

Osomatsu-san, Season 3

Genres: comedy, anime

Showa period. Osomatsu is the eldest of six mischievous sons in Matsuno family. The guys are all in their 20s but they don’t work or study. They live together in their old house and get into funny situations every day, but there’s no one to blame here except themselves.

 

October, 14

Baroness von Sketch Show, Season 5

Genres: comedy

It’s the final season of the satirical sketch-show, mocking acute social and political topics of our times.

 

Sistas, Season 2

Genres: comedy, drama

A story about ordinary lives of four Afro-American girls, who try to find an answer to the burning question: why am I alone?

 

October, 15

Star Trek: Discovery, Season 3

Genres: action, adventure, drama, sci-fi

“Discovery” recounts the events that happened ten years before the original “Star Trek” series (1966). The mission of USS Discovery crew is to discover and research new worlds in the endless space.

The third season will tell us about the confronting of Discovery team and AI “Control”. The characters will go through the wormhole 900 years in the future to stop “Control” once and forever.

 

October, 22

Superstore, Season 6

Genres: comedy

A TV show that reveals the daily routines of the ordinary supermarket employees.

 

October, 30

The Mandalorian, Season 2

Genres: action, adventure, sci-fi

The outskirts of the galaxy. The Empire is fallen and the First Order is only the future. A lonely bounty hunter, descendant of noble warriors, ekes out a lean existence among the dregs of society.

The creators don’t reveal any plot details but it could be assumed that the second season will continue to tell the story of the Child, who belongs to the same race as Master Yoda. Also a lot of new characters will be presented to us along with the ones we’ve already known because of the “Cone Wars” animated series.

Author: Kira Shmeleva
Translation: Inna Guseva
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