35 best new Netflix movies and shows to watch in October 2020

EMILY IN PARIS (L to R) LILY COLLINS as EMILY in episode 103 of EMILY IN PARIS. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020
EMILY IN PARIS (L to R) LILY COLLINS as EMILY in episode 103 of EMILY IN PARIS. Cr. COURTESY OF NETFLIX © 2020 /
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17. Deaf U

Season: 1

Executive Produced By: Nyle Dimarco, Eric Evangelista, Shannon Evangelista, Brandon Panaligan

Release Date: Friday, Oct. 9

Lately, everyone has been loving Netflix original docuseries. But we don’t have to tell you that, especially in 2020, the year Tiger King became a viral sensation. Each month, the streaming giant seems to have a docuseries or two on tap to become the next big internet conversation piece, the one thing that can connect us all in positive discourse. We’ll take what we can get of positive discourse in 2020, right?

October brings the premiere of Deaf U, a docuseries from executive producer and deaf activist Nyle Dimarco. The eight-episode series centers on a group of students at Gallaudet University, a private college specialized for the deaf and hard of hearing. Deaf U tracks the experiences of the students in all aspects of college life, from friendships to hookups and every up and down in between. Get to know their stories when Deaf U debuts on Oct. 9.

16. The Forty-Year-Old Version

Release Year: 2020

Directed By: Radha Blank

Starring: Radha Blank, Peter Kim, Oswin Benjamin, Reed Birney, Imani Lewis, TJ Atoms, Welker White, Haskiri Velazquez, Jacob Ming-Trent

Release Date: Friday, Oct. 9

From producer Lena Waithe, The Forty-Year-Old Version stars Radha Blank in her directorial debut as Radha, a New York City playwright trying to make her breakthrough before turning 40. However, she opts instead to reinvent herself as a rapper under the name RadhaMUSPrime. The Forty-Year-Old Version was shot in black and white and won the U.S. Dramatic Competition Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in February. For some laughs and a candid look at striving for artistic fulfillment, watch the Netflix original film on Oct. 9.