This month, we check out Halloween movies and TV shows, the latest premium dramas, a new dedicated news streaming service and streaming premieres from Disney+ on Telstra TV.
Succession (Foxtel Now)
Battle lines are drawn with the Emmy-winning series, SUCCESSION, returning this month for its much-awaited third season on Foxtel and Foxtel Now. When we left the power-hungry Roy family at the end of last season, Kendall had just flipped the script and dropped his father Logan squarely into the middle of some extremely damaging allegations. With Logan facing a grueling legal battle, public outrage reaching an all-time high and the company’s very future in peril, the family will need to decide whose side they’re on. But they’ll need to choose carefully if they want to succeed in the all-out war to come.
Disney+ Day (Disney+)
Mark your calendars: Friday 12 November is DISNEY+ DAY. Watch exclusive streaming premieres including Disney’s Jungle Cruise and the new Disney+ Original movie Home Sweet Home Alone. Plus, stream a whole new range of animated shorts including Olaf Presents, Frozen Fever and Ciao Alberto; dive into season 2 of The World According To Jeff Goldblum; check out Michael Keaton’s new series, Dopesick – and catch some exclusive first-look trailers and clips of brand new content coming soon.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (Amazon Prime Video)
One of the most iconic slasher flicks of the nineties, I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER, is getting a TV reboot this month, with a twisted new eight-part series streaming weekly each Friday on Amazon Prime Video. After a night of partying to celebrate their high school graduation, friends Lennon, Dylan, Riley, Johnny, and Margot accidentally run over and kill someone. Covering it up and vowing to take the secret to their graves, a year later they find themselves being taunted while dead bodies start piling up around them.
Having nowhere to turn without incriminating themselves, the crew have no option but to track down the mysterious killer themselves. But when all of your friends are guilty, exactly who can you trust?
Old (Telstra TV Box Office)
From writer-director M. Night Shyamalan comes the fast-paced new thriller, OLD – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. When the Cappa family heads off on a relaxing tropical vacation, they can’t believe their luck when their hotel recommends an idyllic day trip to a spectacular secluded beach along with two other families. But it’s not long before strange things start to happen – and one of the beachgoers is found dead. In the blink of an eye, their young children suddenly become teenagers and the group soon realises that something about the beach is causing them to rapidly age. With a magnetic power over them that makes it impossible to leave, they’ll need to find a way out quickly if they want to survive.
Flash – Available now on Telstra TV
Flash, Australia’s biggest news streaming service, is all you need for news – and available now on Telstra TV. Stream your news live and on-demand from more than 20 leading global and local news sources including Sky News, BBC World News, CNN International, Al Jazeera and more. Flash lets you curate your news by channels and categories, as well as save stories to watch later. Staying connected and informed has never been so easy.
New customers get a 14-day free trial. Sign up now at flashnews.com.au/telstra, then download FLASH from the App Store on your Telstra TV to start streaming today.
Find out more about the new Telstra TV and discover more of what you love.
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Our favourites streaming for the week of 22 October:
Pig (Telstra TV Box Office)
Nicholas Cage gives an outstanding performance in the emotional new dramatic thriller, PIG – available now via Express Release on Telstra TV Box Office. Cage plays the reclusive Rob, once a famed big-city chef who left it all behind to become a lone truffle hunter living in the Oregon wilderness. Aside from the occasional interaction with Amir (played by Alex Wolff), who onsells the truffles for him to high-end Portland restaurants, Rob’s only company is his beloved truffle pig. But that all changes one night when Rob is ambushed and his pig is abducted, forcing him back into the world to face his past and track down the kidnappers.
Angela Black (Stan)
Over after-dinner wines with friends, ANGELA BLACK and husband Olivier (played by Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt and Game of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman) seem like the perfect couple – attractive, charming and affectionate. But when they’re alone together, a much darker reality is exposed. Olivier is abusive, quick to take offense at any perceived criticism from Angela and lash out at her violently. When she attempts to leave him, Olivier manipulates her into staying for the sake of their two sons. But when she’s approached by a private investigator her husband has hired to build a case for divorce, Angela is shocked to find there’s much more going on behind the scenes than she realised.
It’s raining men this week in the saucy new Aussie comedy series, SPREADSHEET – with all eight episodes available to stream now on Paramount+. Katherine Parkinson plays Lauren, mother to two lively young girls and a seasoned family lawyer who’s just gone through a divorce of her own. Now looking for a little romance on the side without any serious attachments, she’s diving headfirst back into the dating pool. But with so many demanding admirers in the pipeline and a busy work and family schedule to manage, Lauren ends up needing to keep track of her trysts via a spreadsheet collated by her best friend, Alex (Rowan Witt). But of course it doesn’t quite turn out to be as organised as they had planned. Also starring Katrina Milosevic, Stephen Curry, Robbie Magasiva and Zahra Newman.
All Creatures Great and Small (BritBox)
Returning for its second charmingly heartwarming season this week is ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, with all six episodes available to stream now exclusively on BritBox. Visiting his elderly parents for two weeks over Easter in Glasgow, Scottish vet James (played by Nicholas Ralph) is offered a role at a local practice – putting him in the difficult position of choosing between moving closer to his family or remaining in Darrowby with the villagers and job he’s grown to love. Also playing into the decision is his will-they-won’t-they romance with Helen (Rachel Shenton), which could once again be thrown into jeopardy by his preoccupation with a struggling widow (Amy Nuttall) and some sportsmanly competition with Helen’s former fiancé, Hugh (Matthew Lewis).
Our favourites streaming for the week of 15 October:
Squid Game (Netflix)
You’ve no doubt heard about SQUID GAME, the South Korean thriller that recently became the most-watched series on Netflix to date – and is still currently sitting in the top spot for streaming in Australia right now. But if you haven’t checked it out yet because you’ve heard about the brutal ways its characters are eliminated, rest assured this nine-part drama series is much more of a thought-provoking commentary on social inequality, capitalism and greed than just a pure gore-fest. When hundreds of desperate financially struggling contestants are invited to compete in a series of schoolyard games for a chance at winning a life-changing sum of money, none of them are expecting to be putting their lives on the line to compete. At the heart of the series is a cast of captivatingly layered characters, each with their own complicated reasons for joining the tournament. Through them – and the mysterious masked figures controlling the games – the series explores the darker aspects of human nature, but also some of its most redeeming.
One Of Us Is Lying (Stan)
Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name by Karen McManus is the new murder mystery series, ONE OF US IS LYING – streaming now on Stan, with new episodes available each Friday. It’s the first day of school at Bayview High and already five students find themselves in detention. Overachiever Bronwyn (Marianly Tejada), star athlete Cooper (Chibuikem Uche), cheerleader Addy (Annalisa Cochrane) and juvenile delinquent Nate (Cooper van Grootel) all have one thing in common – their loathing of the fifth student among them, the school’s notorious gossip blog writer Simon (Mark McKenna). So when Simon suffers an allergic reaction and an anonymous blog commenter confesses to killing him, the four become suspects in a murder investigation. All four of them have secrets they feared Simon would expose, but whose secret is worth killing for?
Guilty Party (Paramount+)
Kate Beckinsale stars in the darkly funny new crime-drama series, GUILTY PARTY – streaming weekly from Friday 15 October on Paramount+, with the first two episodes available to watch now. Beckinsale plays Beth Burgess, an award-winning journalist left disgraced after being accused of fabricating a quote. Relegated to working for a second-rate clickbait outlet and eager to claw back her reputation, she pursues the case of Toni Plimpton (Jules Latimer), an allegedly innocent woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering her abusive husband. Competing for the story against bitter TV news rival Tessa Flores (Alanna Ubach) and locking horns with her dismissive Gen Z boss Amber (Madeleine Arthur), all while attempting to manipulate the murdered man’s gun-runner brother Wyatt (Andre Hyland), Beth’s in for a wild ride. So it’s a good thing she’s got nothing left to lose and no scruples holding her back.
Muppets Haunted Mansion (Disney+)
Celebrate all things spooky this month with the first ever Muppets Halloween special, MUPPETS HAUNTED MANSION – available to stream now on Disney+. Perfect for the whole family, this hour-long special follows Gonzo and Pepe the Prawn as they bravely spend Halloween night in the Disneyland ride-inspired Haunted Mansion – joined by all your favourite Muppet characters in various ghostly guises, alongside celebrity cameos including Taraji P. Henson, Darren Criss, Yvette Nicole Brown, John Stamos and more. Guided by Ghost Host Will Arnett, the fun-filled special features original musical numbers, Miss Piggy as Madame Pigota, Kermit the Frog as The Mansion Show host, Fozzie Bear as Gauzey the Hatbox Bear and hordes of Happy Haunts to bring this much-loved attraction to life on screen.