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Six shows to watch on Netflix in October

Netflix’s October lineup will keep you entertained for hours. From the much anticipated fifth season of ‘The Originals’ to ‘The Laundromat’, here’s what is coming in October.


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We are spoilt for choice on Netflix this October. There are so many new shows coming to the streaming giant in October, we don’t even know where to start. We’ve rounded up six of the best for you to enjoy.

From Meryl Streep in The Laundromat to Daniel Gillies in The Originals and the upcoming Breaking Bad movie, here’s what you could look forward to on Netflix in October.

The Originals – season 5

A family of power-hungry thousand year old vampires look to take back the city that they built and dominate all those who have done them wrong.

Release date: 21 October

IMDb rating: 8.2

The Originals Cast:

  • Joseph Morgan as Niklaus “Klaus” Mikaelson
  • Daniel Gillies as Elijah Mikaelson
  • Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley Marshall
  • Charles Michael Davis as Marcellus “Marcel” Gerard
  • Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent Griffith
  • Riley Voelkel as Freya Mikaelson
  • Danielle Rose Russell as Hope Mikaelson
  • Steven Krueger as Joshua “Josh” Rosza


Navigating a post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and Mad Max-style gangs, a teenage outcast searches for his lost love in this humorous drama series.

Release date: 24 October 2019

IMDb rating: TBA

Daybreak Cast:

  • Colin Ford as Josh Wheeler
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind as Angelica Green
  • Austin Crute as Wesley Fists
  • Matthew Broderick as Burr
  • Sophie Simnett as Samaira “Sam” Dean
  • Gregory Kasyan as Eli Cardashyan
  • Krysta Rodriguez as Ms. Crumble
  • Jeanté Godlock as Mona Lisa
  • Cody Kearsley as Turbo Bro Jock

The Laundromat

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin – portrayed by Meryl Streep – begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world’s wealthiest citizens amass even larger fortunes.

The charming and very well-dressed founding partners Jürgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca are experts in the seductive ways shell companies and offshore accounts help the rich and powerful prosper.

They are about to show us that Ellen’s predicament only hints at the tax evasion, bribery and other illicit absurdities that the super wealthy indulge in to support the world’s corrupt financial system.

Release date: 18 October 2019

IMDb rating: 6.2

The Laundromat Cast:

  • Meryl Streep as Ellen Martin
  • Gary Oldman as Jürgen Mossack
  • Antonio Banderas as Ramón Fonseca
  • Sharon Stone as Hannah
  • David Schwimmer as Matthew Quirk
  • Matthias Schoenaerts as Maywood
  • Jeffrey Wright as Boncamper
  • Will Forte as Doomed Gringo #1
  • Chris Parnell as Doomed Gringo #2
  • James Cromwell as Joseph David “Joe” Martin

Dolemite Is My Name

Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon

Release date: 25 October 2019

IMDb rating: 6.7

Dolemite Is My Name Cast:

  • Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Jerry Jones
  • Mike Epps as Jimmy Lynch
  • Craig Robinson as Ben Taylor
  • Tituss Burgess as Theodore Toney
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph as Lady Reed
  • Wesley Snipes as D’Urville Martin
  • Aleksandar Filimonović as Joseph Bihari
  • Tip “T.I.” Harris
  • Chris Rock as Daddy Fatts
  • Ron Cephas Jones
  • Luenell as aunt
  • Gerald Downey as Bob Brooks
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nick
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins
  • Snoop Dogg

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie

Written and directed by Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan, the Netflix Television Event El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie follows fugitive Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) as he runs from his captors, the law and his past. 

Release date: 11 October 2019

IMDb rating: TBA

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie Cast:

  • Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman, a former meth cook who once partnered with drug kingpin Walter White.
  • Charles Baker as Skinny Pete, Jesse’s friend.
  • Matt Jones as Brandon “Badger” Mayhew, Jesse’s friend.
  • Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, Jesse’s former business partner.
  • Larry Hankin as Old Joe, the owner of a local junkyard who previously helped Jesse and Walter out of several scenarios.

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