'Selling the OC: Season 2' (2023) | Image: Netflix

New on Netflix in September 2023

We’re coming up on the final quarter of 2023 and Netflix has been saving the best for last. Each month moving forward will see the release of hotly anticipated titles such as David Fincher’s The Killer and Bradley Cooper’s Maestro (which begin streaming in November and December, respectively). September kicks things off on the right note with fresh seasons of favourite shows like Sex Education, a brand new Wes Anderson effort, stand-up comedy specials, and so much more. Here’s everything new on Netflix Australia in September 2023.

Best New Series on Netflix

The whole reason we come to the streamer in the first place, new Netflix series launches are the stuff of gold. This month, we’ve got a whole host of new releases, headlined by a couple of long-awaited Netflix series returns. Here are the best new series coming to Netflix in September 2023.

Sex Education: Season 4

This beloved comedy series is finally coming (pun intended) to Netflix for its fourth and final season, which takes place after the closing of Moordale Secondary School. Young protagonist Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) arrives at Cavendish College, where he finds competition in the form of another sex therapist. Meanwhile, Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey) heads off to America for a study program and some further adventures of her own. We’ll be watching.

Release Date: 21 September

Disenchantment: Part 5

While this animated fantasy series from co-creator Matt Groening never achieved the worldwide success of The Simpsons or the cult status of Futurama, it nevertheless retains a loyal following. In these final ten episodes, Princess Bean must save Dreamland from her wicked stepmother and also outwit a deadly prophecy.

Release Date: 1 September

Top Boy: Season 3

Once destined for the chopping block, this gripping British series was saved by Netflix with a little help from hip-hop artist Drake (who’s a huge fan). The upcoming season will continue to explore the shifting power dynamics of an East London drug trade, as Sully (Kane Robinson) takes on the role of local kingpin and grapples with all the drama and danger that comes along with it.

Release Date: 7 September

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Selling The OC: Season 2

This “reality” show about selling real estate in California’s Orange County offers no shortage of guilty pleasures. In Season 2, the agents of O Group must contend with an ambitious new team member and scandalous gossip while setting their sights on hot properties, high-profile clients, and a potential new market in Cabo.

Release Date: 8 September

Best New Movies on Netflix

While Netflix film releases can vary in quality, this month, the streamer has thrown its weight behind a few major originals and some contentious licensed highlights. The drug-fulled action comedy Cocaine Bear arrives on the small screen while Australia’s darling Delta Goodrem has a new romantic comedy. Here are the best new movies on Netflix Australia this month in your essential Netflix film scoop.

Cocaine Bear

This overhyped crime comedy rode in on a wave of energy and left most viewers feeling somewhat hollow and dissatisfied, making it kind of like…well…you know. Very loosely inspired by actual events, it sends a giant black bear on a blood-soaked rampage after ingesting massive amounts of cocaine.

Release Date: 24 September

El Conde

What happens when an ancient vampire decides to die once and for all? That’s the question at the heart of this Chilean horror comedy, which reimagines former real-life dictator Augusto Pinochet as a 250-year-old bloodsucker who’s finally ready to kick the bucket. But how? Watch to find out.

Release Date: 15 September

The Black Book

We love ourselves a good vigilante thriller and this one out of Nigeria seems to fit the bill. It centers on a bereaved deacon (Richard Mofe-Damijo), who squares off against the corrupt police gang that killed his son. More than a tale of brutal justice, the film also examines Nigeria’s history of drug trafficking going back to the 1980s.

Release Date: 22 September

Love is in the Air

Love is quite literally in the air in this Aussie rom-com, which puts a high-flying twist on the opposites-attract premise (as previously seen in movies like You’ve Got Mail). Follow independent sea pilot Dana (Delta Goodrem) as she heads to the tropics to deal with the businessman (Joshua Sasse) trying to sink her family business. Sparks will fly and we’re not talking about an engine malfunction!

Release Date: 28 September

'The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar' (2023) | Image: Netflix
‘The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar’ (2023) | Image: Netflix

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

Auteur Wes Anderson revisits the imaginative world of author Roald Dahl in this upcoming short film, the director’s second release of the year. It spins a number of different tales, including that of Henry Sugar (Benedict Cumberbatch), a wealthy man who uses a newfound magic skill to cheat at gambling. Ralph Fiennes, Dev Patel, Ben Kingsley, Rupert Friend, and Richard Ayoade co-star.

Release Date: Coming soon


The popular Scream franchise was rebooted with this fifth instalment, set 25 years after the original classic. Viewers are welcomed back to Woodsboro, California, where a new Ghostface Killer picks off teenagers one at a time. Featuring a fresh cast of young talent, the movie also sees the return of stars Courteney Cox, David Arquette, and Neve Campbell.

Release Date: 2 September

New Netflix Documentary Series and Film

After catching our interest with documentaries and docuseries like At Home With The Furys, Untold, and whatever DEPP V HEARD was meant to be, Netflix Australia is back at it again. Here are the best new Netflix documentary releases to land in September 2023.


Actor Tom Hardy narrates this new docuseries about some of nature’s most fascinating predators. Witness life through the eyes of cheetahs, polar bears, and other natural-born hunters as they struggle to survive against a perilous ecological backdrop.

Release Date: 6 September

Scout’s Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America

Are there any widespread organisations involving children that don’t have a dark history of sexual abuse? That’s what viewers might ask themselves after catching this new documentary about the Boy Scouts of America, which reportedly covered up sex abuse cases for decades. Whistleblowers, victims, witnesses, and experts recount the scandal as well as its devastating impacts.

Release Date: 6 September

The Saint of Second Chances

The son of a baseball team owner, former White Sox promoter Mike Veeck derailed his father’s career and his own with the infamous Disco Demolition Night of 1979 (which resulted in riots and forfeits). This inspiring documentary traces his hard-fought return to the game after spending years in exile. Come for the schadenfreude, stay for the comeback story.

Release Date: 19 September

'Encounters' (2023) | Image: Netflix
‘Encounters’ (2023) | Image: Netflix


With UFOs and alien technology dominating headlines, this four-part docuseries couldn’t have arrived (or should we say landed) at a better time. It chronicles various spacecraft sightings around the world and features interviews with firsthand witnesses, esteemed scientists, and military insiders.

Release Date: 27 September

New Comedy on Netflix

The constantly rotating Netflix comedy lineup brings at least a few good laughs every month and this September is no exception. The streaming platform is dishing up a few stand-up specials, with Shane Gillis’ Beautiful Dogs headlining the new releases. Here’s a closer look at all the comedy that’s new on Netflix this month.

'Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs' (2023) | Image: Netflix
‘Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs’ (2023) | Image: Netflix

Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs

Actor, podcaster, and comedian Shane Gillis takes to the stage for his first Netflix stand-up special. It comes on the heels of a wildly successful YouTube special and tackles everything from Australian goth bullies to his girlfriend’s Navy SEAL ex-boyfriend and more.

Release Date: 5 September

Michelle Wolf: It’s Great to Be Here

We were big fans of Michelle Wolf when she broke out in 2018 but haven’t necessarily loved the material she’s released in the time since. Here’s hoping her new three-part Netflix special will change our opinion, as she dishes on sex, race, and other cultural topics.

Release Date: 12 September

Full Netflix Release Schedule – September 2023

With all the best Netflix film, series and documentaries now outlined and explained, it’s time to put the whole schedule on display. While they haven’t been allocated their own dedicated spaces, we’ve also included all the new Netflix anime releases and new titles coming to the Netflix family category this month. Here is everything coming to Netflix in September 2023 for your viewing pleasure

  • Disenchantment: Part 5 (01/09/2023
  • Love is Blind: After the Altar : Season 4 – 01/09/2023
  • Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper – 1/09/2023
  • A Day and a Half – 01/09/2023
  • Friday Night Plan – 01/09/2023
  • Happy Ending – 01/09/2023
  • Scream – 02/09/2023
  • Is She the Wolf? – 03/09/2023
  • Shane Gillis: Beautiful Dogs – 05/09/2023
  • 6ixtynin9 The Series – 06/09/2023
  • Infamy – 06/09/2023
  • Reporting For Duty – 06/09/2023
  • Tahir’s House – 06/09/2023
  • Predators – 06/09/2023
  • Scout’s Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America – 06/09/2023
  • Dear Child – 07/09/2023
  • Top Boy: Season 3 – 07/09/2023
  • Virgin River: Season 5 – 07/09/2023
  • GAMERA -Rebirth – 07/09/2023
  • What If – 07/09/2023
  • Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight: Season 3 – 07/09/2023
  • A Time Called You – 08/09/2023
  • Burning Body – 08/09/2023
  • Selling The OC: Season 2 – 08/09/2023
  • Spy Ops – 08/09/2023
  • Glow Up: Season 5 – 12/09/2023
  • Michelle Wolf: It’s Great to Be Here – 12/09/2023
  • Class Act – 13/09/2023
  • Freestyle – 13/09/2023
  • Ehrengard: The Art of Seduction – 14/09/2023
  • Once Upon a Crime – 14/09/2023
  • Thursday’s Widows – 14/09/2023
  • Miseducation – 15/09/2023
  • Surviving Summer: Season 2 – 15/09/2023
  • The Club: Season 2 – 15/09/2023
  • El Conde – 15/09/2023
  • Love at First Sight – 15/09/2023
  • Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons: Season 7 – 15/09/2023
  • My Little Pony: Make Your Mark: Chapter 5 – 18/09/2023
  • The Saint of Second Chances – 19/09/2023
  • Hard Broken – 20/09/2023
  • Scissor Seven: Season 4 – 21/09/2023
  • Sex Education: Season 4 – 21/09/2023
  • KENGAN ASHURA: Season 2 – 21/09/2023
  • Love Is Blind: Season 5 – 22/9/23 eps 1-4 , 29/9/23 eps 5-7
  • How To Deal With a Heartbreak – 22/09/2023
  • The Black Book – 22/09/2023
  • Spy Kids: Armageddon – 22/09/2023
  • Cocaine Bear – 24/09/2023
  • Little Baby Bum: Music Time – 25/09/2023
  • Who Killed Jill Dando? – 26/09/2023
  • Overhaul – 27/09/2023
  • Street Flow 2 – 27/09/2023
  • Encounters – 27/09/2023
  • The Darkness within La Luz del Mundo – 28/09/2023
  • Castlevania: Nocturne – 28/09/2023
  • Love is in the Air – 28/09/2023
  • Power Rangers Cosmic Fury – 29/09/2023
  • Do Not Disturb – 29/09/2023
  • Nowhere – 29/09/2023
  • Mummies – 29/09/2023
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar – COMING SOON
  • Ice Cold: Murder, Coffee and Jessica Wongso – COMING SOON
  • Vasco Rossi: Living It – COMING SOON
  • Song of the Bandits – COMING SOON
  • The Devil’s Plan – COMING SOON

New on Netflix FAQs

What new movies are coming to Netflix in September 2023?

There are a handful of major films coming to Netflix in September 2023, including Cocaine Bear and The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

What new shows are coming to Netflix in September 2023?

Netflix is releasing plenty of fresh series content in September 2023, including new seasons of Sex Education and Top Boy.

What new documentaries are coming to Netflix in September 2023?

In September 2023, Netflix is releasing the docuseries Predators and the documentary Scout’s Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America, among other titles.

Jacob Osborn
Staff Writer

Jacob Osborn

Jacob Osborn is an accomplished author and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the media industry. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English and Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and co-authored a Young Adult novel through Simon & Schuster. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Jacob specialises in entertainment, technology and alcohol reporting. You might find him crate-digging at the nearest record store or sampling whisky at the nearest bar. He daydreams of travelling around the world, but for now, the world will have to come to him by way of lifestyle products, gear, gadgetry, and entertainment. Let's call it a happy compromise while he saves up for the next big trip.