As American astronaut Emma Green (Hilary Swank) prepares to lead an international crew on the first mission to Mars, she must reconcile her decision to leave behind her husband (Josh Charles) and teenage daughter (Talitha Bateman) when they need her the most. As the crew's journey into space intensifies, their personal dynamics and the effects of being away from their loved ones back on Earth become increasingly complex, demonstrating that when we reach for the stars, sometimes we're forced to leave home behind.
* Friday, Sept. 4 on Netflix
This Canadian-made drama, filmed outside Quebec City, examines the mysterious massacre of settlers in the vast and unforgiving wilds of 1690s New France that threatens to throw the region into all-out war. Likely suspects abound — the English, the Hudson’s Bay Company and a band of Kanien’kehá:ka (Iroquois) possibly in league with the English looking to drive the French from the territory — but who or what brought these settlers to such a tragic end? Based on the novel by Annie Proulx, the cast includes David Thewlis and Marcia Gay Harden.
* Sunday, Sept. 6 on National Geographic
'Julie And The Phantoms'
In this new series, teenage singer Julie (Madison Reyes) lost her passion for music after the death of her mother a year earlier. But when the ghosts of three handsome young musicians (Charlie Gillespie, Owen Patrick Joyner and Jeremy Shada) from 1995 suddenly appear in her mom’s old music studio, Julie feels her own inner spirit beginning to reawaken. Inspired to start singing and writing songs, she and her ghostly new pals form a band, Julie and the Phantoms.
* Thursday, Sept. 10 on Netflix
Fans of Netflix comedy specials may have come across the stand-up showcases from Canadian-born, U.K.-based comedian Katherine Ryan. In her first scripted series, Ryan plays a "fashionably disruptive" single mom living in London, whose greatest love in life is her daughter Olive. Given how well Olive turned out, she contemplates having a second child with her child's father — her ex-husband, whom she loathes — while trying to explain her rationale to her current boyfriend.
* Friday, Sept. 11 on Netflix
This HBO original is a pandemic production, filmed in the homes of stars Bette Midler, Issa Rae, Sarah Paulson, Dan Levy and Kaitlyn Dever, delivering a series of socially distanced monologues.
* Saturday, Sept. 12
'Power Book II: Ghost'
This spin-off of "Power" picks up as Tariq St. Patrick (Michael Rainey Jr.) begins to cope with the death of his father and his mother facing charges for a murder he committed — all while attending an Ivy League university. Tariq eventually turns to the drug trade to pay for his mother’s legal fees and discovers that the only way to avoid ending up like his father is to become an even better version of him. Mary J. Blige as Monet Stewart Tejada, a powerful Queens entrepreneur who runs her business with an iron fist.
* Sunday, Sept. 13
'Brave New World'
This new series is based on the classic Aldous Huxley novel, imagining a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and even history itself. As citizens of New London, Bernard Marx (Harry Lloyd) and Lenina Crowne (Jessica Brown Findlay) embark on a vacation to the Savage Lands, where they become embroiled in a harrowing and violent rebellion. Bernard and Lenina are rescued by John the Savage (Alden Ehrenreich), who escapes with them back to New London. John’s arrival in the New World soon threatens to disrupt its utopian harmony, leaving Bernard and Lenina to grapple with the repercussions. Also starring Demi Moore
* Sunday, Sept. 13 on Showcase
In this U.K. import, best friends Jamie (Mel Giedroyc) and Fran (Sue Perkins) are trying to make their way in the world with only each other to rely on. They also just happen to kill people for a living. Fuelled by their antics and frivolous bickering, each job inevitably gets derailed, leading them into bizarre misadventures, full of oddball characters and unexpected dilemmas.
* Sunday, Sept. 13 on Showcase
This workplace comedy is set in the U.K.'s Government Communications Headquarters, described as "a kind of weedier, geekier, more bureaucratic version of MI5 and MI6, where they tackle international and domestic Cyber Crime from a desktop." When a pompous maverick NSA agent Jerry Bernstein (David Schwimmer of "Friends" fame) comes over from the U.S. to join the team, he enlists a tactless computer analyst Joseph (Nick Mohammed) in a power grab that threatens to disrupt the team's ability to combat cyberterrorism.
* Sunday, Sept. 13 on Showcase
'The Drew Barrymore Show'
The latest addition to the daytime lineup is this new weekday talk show hosted by actress Drew Barrymore.
* Monday, Sept. 14 on Global
Based on the bestselling novel, this 10-part series is set in the London office of a major U.S. bank, where the ruthless head of trading, Massimo Ruggero (Alessandro Borghi) from Italy, has been welcomed and introduced to the world of finance by Dominic Morgan (Patrick Dempsey), the bank’s CEO. When Ruggero ends up involved in an intercontinental financial war rocking Europe, he has to choose whether to ally himself with his mentor or battle him.
* Wednesday, Sept. 16 on W Network
'Long Way Up'
Back in 2004, Ewan McGregor and pal Charlie Boorman embarked on an epic motorcycle journey from London to New York City — okay, so they flew from Russia to Alaska, but still!), resulting in the docuseries "Long Way Round".
Now, this dynamic duo is back more than a decade later for "Long Way Up,” this time riding their bikes from Patagonia to California.
* Friday, Sept. 18 on Apple TV+
This limited series from exec producer Ryan Murphy tells the origin story of sadistic Nurse Ratched of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" fame.
Played by Sarah Paulson, this nurse is even crazier (and deadlier) than the older version, played by Louise Fletcher in an Oscar-winning performance.
Other stars include Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Finn Wittrock, Judy Davis, Jon Jon Briones, Corery Stoll, Amanda Plummer and Sophie Okenedo.
* Friday, Sept. 18 on Netflix
Originally slated to air earlier this year, Fox held off on debuting this Southern gothic comedy in order to have SOME new programming to offer in the fall.
Kim Cattrall heads the cast as Margaret Monreaux, wife of mega-wealthy televangelist Eugene Monreaux (Gerald McRaney), whose built a wildly successful religious broadcasting empire. When Eugene dies in a plane crash, Margaret must step up and take charge of the family business, but has a big surprise in store when his will reveals he fathered three illegitimate children during their marriage — all of whom are now legitimized heirs, and her new business partners.
* Monday, Sept. 21
Originally aired on the U.S. Spectrum cable channel, this "Bad Boys" spinoff has been picked up as a new-ish fall offering.
Gabrielle Union reprises her role from the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence buddy cop franchise, with her cop character, Sydney Burnett, partnered with fellow detective Nancy McKenna (Jessica Alba).
* Monday, Sept. 21
Based on the book series, Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things") is star of this Netflix movie, playing the titular Enola, teenage sister of Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill) and brother Mycroft.
A super-sleuth in her own right, when Enola becomes embroiled in a mystery surrounding a young runaway Lord (Louis Partridge), she outwits her famous brother by unravelling a conspiracy that threatens to set back the course of history.
* Wednesday, Sept. 23 on Netflix
Based on the comic book of the same name, this series follows a group of comic-loving nerds who believe they've broken a code hidden within a comic book (titled "Utopia", of course) that provides them instructions on how to head off the impending end of the world.
* Friday, Sept. 25 on Amazon Prime Video
'The Comey Rule'
This two-night miniseries is based on former FBI director James Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty", with Jeff Daniels playing Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald Trump.
* Sunday, Sept. 27
'The Weakest Link'
"Glee" Emmy-winner Jane Lynch takes over for original host Anne Robinson in this brain-puzzling game show in which contestants who don't offer correct answers are sent packing with the catchphrase, "You are the weakest link — goodbye."
* Monday, Sept. 28
'Gangs of London'
A massive hit when it aired in the U.K. earlier this year, "Gangs of London" is a gripping crime drama.
When the head of London's biggest crime family (Colm Meaney) is assassinated, the knives come out for his heir
* Thursday, Oct. 1
This new pandemic-themed comedy from the creators of "Blindspot" follows a group of friends who try to maintain their closeness while they quarantine separately, communicating with each other via video chat.
* Thursday, Oct. 1
'The Good Lord Bird'
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, Ethan Hawke plays slavery abolitionist John Brown (an actual historical) in this fictionalized tale, seen through the eyes of “Onion” (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas — a time when the state was a battleground between anti- and pro-slavery forces — and finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the Army depot at Harpers Ferry. While Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, it wound up as instigating event that started the Civil War.
* Sunday, Oct. 4
This anthology series is set 15 years in the future, when a scientific breakthrough has led to the development of a test that can identify and match people with their soulmates.
Each episode features a different standalone story about how this test affects the life of a particular person, with stars including Sarah Snook ("Succession"), "Billions" stars David Costabile and Malin Akerman, Charlie Heaton ("Stranger Things"), Betsy Brandt ("Breaking Bad") and JJ Feild ("Turn").
* Monday, Oct. 5
John Slattery ("Mad Men") stars as a tech mogul who battles one of his own creations, a groundbreaking artificial intelligence that's gone rogue and threatens to upend society.
* Tuesday, Oct. 6 on Global
This new series begins with the disappearance of passenger plane Flight 716, shockingly vanishes from the sky. Brilliant investigator Kendra Malley (Archie Panjabi, “The Good Wife”), alongside her mentor Howard Lawson (Christopher Plummer, “Knives Out”) are brought on to lead the investigation. When battling forces threaten to undermine their work, Kendra must find the truth and stop it from happening again.
* Thursday, Oct. 8 on Global
'The Right Stuff'
Based on the novel by Tom Wolfe (which was adapted into a 1983 feature), this new series tells the true story of the Mercury Seven astronauts as they prepare to undertake NASA's first space mission. Starring Micah Stock as Deke Slayton, Jake McDorman as Alan Shepard, Aaron Staton as Wally Schirra, Michael Trotter as Gus Grissom, Patrick J. Adams as John Glenn, Colin O'Donoghue as Gordon Cooper and James Lafferty as Scott Carpenter.
* Friday, Oct. 9 on National Geographic
'The Trial of the Chicago 7'
Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin ("The West Wing", "The Newsroom"), this feature documents the sensational trial of "Yippie" anti-war protesters dubbed the Chicago 7.
The star-studded cast is headed by Sasha Baron Cohen as Abbie Hoffman and Jeremy Strong as Jerry Rubin. Also starring Eddie Redmayne, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Caitlin FitzGerald and Frank Langella.
* Friday, Oct. 16 on Netflix
Leslie Jones hosts this new reboot of the classic game show that tests contestants' grocery-shopping knowledge.
* Sunday, Oct. 18
Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman star in this dark drama, with Kidman playing a successful therapist whose life is shattered by some shocking revelations that lead her to reconsider everything.
* Sunday, Oct. 25
This docuseries looks back at the highs and lows of President Ronald Reagan's two terms in the White House.
* Sunday, Nov. 15