Isla Fisher in 'Wolf Like Me' (2023) | Image: Stan Australia

New on Stan Australia in October 2023

The Halloween season is upon us but Stan Australia is mostly sticking to the basics by releasing a range of titles across every genre. A new season of Wolf Like Me might serve up a few good scares or maybe not, since it’s more fantasy dramedy than horror. Arriving on 19 October, it will tackle the respective subjects of modern parenthood, romance, pregnancy, and…well…being a werewolf. Meanwhile, the Rugby World Cup 2023 delivers a different kind of nail-biting suspense and Stan is streaming all 48 matches. Read on for more highlights plus the full October schedule.

Best New Series on Stan

This month on Stan Australia will bring the return of fan favourites as well as a handful of series debuts. Highlights include the following.

Wolf Like Me: Season 2

This genre-mashing series takes place in Adelaide and chronicles the relationship between struggling father Gary (Josh Gad) and lonely writer Mary (Isla Fisher). In the first season, viewers discovered that Mary was harbouring a dark and deadly secret (and we’re pretty sure you can guess what it is). Love bites, as the saying goes. Every episode of season two will drop at once so prepare to binge like a werewolf on a bender.

Release Date: 19 October

Love Triangle: Season 2

Is there such a thing as too many dating shows? We think not! That brings us to the second season of this Stan Original Series, which takes the dating game concept to ridiculous extremes. First, a group of attractive singles go on blind dates. Next, they move in with their potential matches just one day later. Things only get crazier from there so be sure to tune in if this is your kind of jam. Everyone else, stay far, far away.

Release Date: 5 October

Billy the Kid: Season 2

Actor Tom Blyth returns as infamous outlaw Billy the Kid for the second season of this sweeping adventure drama series. Joined by his rugged band of fellow misfits, Billy takes on former friend Jesse Evans and a group of corrupt lawyers known as the Sante Fe Ring. It all sets the stage for the violent Lincoln County War, where many lives hang in the balance.

Release Date: 16 October

The Long Shadow

This true crime miniseries follows various investigators as they hunt for Peter Sutcliffe aka the Yorkshire Ripper, one of the 20th century’s most notorious serial killers. In lieu of exploitative violence, it shines a light on the victim’s families and the lasting emotional toll of the investigation. This was the biggest manhunt in British history.

Release Date: 26 September

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Sullivan’s Crossing

This Canadian drama series centres on neurosurgeon Maggie Sullivan (Morgan Kohan), who’s forced to take a leave of absence after landing herself in legal trouble. That sends her from big-city Boston to her small hometown in Nova Scotia, where she reconnects with her estranged father and her own troubled past. It’s all based on a bestselling book series.

Release Date: 11 October

American Auto

This quirky sitcom comes to us from the creator of Superstore and puts another comedic twist on the American workplace. At a struggling automaker in Detroit, newly appointed CEO Katherine Hastings (Ana Gasteyer) must navigate various personalities and hurdles if the company is going to survive. Not helping is the fact that she doesn’t know anything about cars. Womp womp.

Release Date: 27 October

Best New Movies on Stan

Stan Australia is releasing a number of classic movies this month, including two Oscar-winning blockbusters. Here are your highlights.

Gone Girl

From the bestselling novel of the same name comes this twisty tale of a marriage gone awry. A woman (Rosamund Pike) has disappeared and all the evidence points to her husband (Ben Affleck) as the killer. But is there more to this blood-soaked story than first meets the eye? Watch it for the first time or watch it again to see if it’s become more relatable. And if it has, we’re sorry.

Release Date: 14 October

The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio won an Academy Award for his performance as fur trapper Hugh Glass in this brutal tale of survival and revenge. It takes loose inspiration from actual events and features one of the most vicious animal attacks in movie history. If you think life is tough now, wait until you see what it was like on the American frontier back in 1823!

Release Date: 7 October

Ad Astra

Apocalypse Now in space” is how some people describe this meditative sci-fi adventure, in which astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) spans a solar system in search of his missing father (Tommy Lee Jones). We were personally a little bored the first go around so maybe it’s time for a revisit. Or maybe we’ll just watch Apocalypse Now again instead.

Release Date: 18 October

New Sport & Documentaries on Stan

This October, Stan Australia is giving sports lovers some pretty solid reasons to call in sick and never leave the couch. The streaming service is also releasing the latest season of a docuseries about American politics, appropriately titled The Circus. Here are the deets.

Rugby World Cup 2023

The 2023 Rugby World Cup kicked off in France in early September and will run through late October, and Stan Australia is streaming all 48 matches live and ad-free in 4K UHD. Will our beloved Wallabies take home their third championship title? Tune in to find out!

Release Date: Live from September 9

The Circus

In this Emmy-nominated docuseries, co-hosts John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, and Jenn Palmieri go behind the curtain of America’s political theatre. You might find it educational or even entertaining until you remember it’s all too real and, therefore, all too depressing. Welcome to The Circus, folks.

Release Date: 9 October

Battle on the Reef

Pro boxers and NRL enforcers will step into the ring for Battle on the Reef, which comes to you live as a Stan Pay-Per-View exclusive. Junior Paulo, Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, and Tevita Pangai Junior will be among the superstar athletes to strap on the boxing gloves, for what’s being hailed as the most exciting crossover event in Australian history. Don’t miss it!

Release Date: 7 October

Stan Release Schedule – October 2023

We’ve delved into some of the best movies, series and documentaries Stan Australia has to offer, and now it’s time to put the whole schedule on display. Here is everything coming to Stan in October 2023 for your viewing pleasure.

Movies & TV

  • New In Town – 1/10/23
  • Belli ciao – 1/10/23
  • Hit and Run – 1/10/23
  • More Than I Deserve – 2/10/23
  • Navalny – 2/10/23
  • Mistletoe Match – 3/10/23
  • The Christmas Retreat – 3/10/23
  • Six Degrees of Santa – 3/10/23
  • A Christmas in Switzerland – 3/10/23
  • A Royal Christmas Match – 3/10/23
  • A Christmas Masquerade – 3/10/23
  • A Candlelit Christmas – 3/10/23
  • Ghosts of Christmas Past – 3/10/23
  • Saving Me: Season 1 & 2– 3/10/23
  • Blood: Seasons 1 & 2 – 4/10/23
  • Bad Tales – 4/10/23
  • Date Movie – 5/10/23
  • La Jauría – 5/10/23
  • The Code of Silence – 5/10/23
  • Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 3 & 4 – 5/10/23
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath: Series Finale (Waiting for Justice) – 5/10/23
  • Monster Family 2 – 6/10/23
  • Aftertaste: Season 1 & 2 – 6/10/23
  • Brum: Season 4 – 6/10/23
  • American Rust: Season 1 – 7/1023
  • The Revenant – 7/1023
  • Warnie: Season 1 – 7/1023
  • Just My Luck – 8/1023
  • The Truth About Boosting Your Immune System – 8/1023
  • Mr Christmas – 8/1023
  • Nancy Drew (2019): Seasons 1 – 3 – 9/10/23
  • Once Upon A Time In America – 10/10/23
  • My Days of Glory – 10/10/23
  • Margrete: Queen of the North – 10/10/23
  • Sullivan’s Crossing: Season 1 – 11/10/23
  • Our Brain: Season 1 – 11/10/23
  • A Vineyard Christmas – 11/10/23
  • Life and Death in the Warehouse – 12/10/23
  • Metronom – 12/10/23
  • The Translators – 12/10/23
  • Rings – 13/10/23
  • The Bravest Wolf Boy – 13/10/23
  • Arctic Circle: Season 3 – 14/10/23
  • Gone Girl – 14/10/23
  • Ignorance is Bliss – 14/10/23
  • A Very English Christmas – 15/10/23
  • This Boy’s Life – 15/10/23
  • The Worst Ones – 15/10/23
  • All The Beauty And The Bloodshed – 15/10/23
  • Billy the Kid: Season 2 – 16/10/23
  • The Loneliest Planet – 16/10/23
  • The Captive – 17/10/23
  • Ghosts: Season 4 – 17/10/23
  • Ad Astra – 18/10/23
  • Coupled Up For Christmas – 18/10/23
  • Wolf Like Me: Season 2 – 19/10/23
  • Moonhaven: Season 1 – 19/10/23
  • The Prophecy of the Armadillo – 19/10/23
  • The Love Guru – 20/10/23
  • Strawberry Shortcake: Berry in the Big City S3 – 20/10/23
  • Christmas Angel 624 – 21/10/23
  • Crawl – 21/10/23
  • In The Name Of The Land – 21/10/23
  • The Northman – 22/10/23
  • The Summit (La Cordillera) – 22/10/23
  • The Velvet Queen – 22/10/23
  • Runner, Runner – 23/10/23
  • Decoding Danger: Season 1 – 24/10/23
  • Little Wings – 24/10/23
  • Take A Chance At Christmas – 25/10/23
  • Doctor Who: The Power of the Doctor – 25/10/23
  • Let Yourself Go! – 25/10/23
  • Transformers: The Last Knight – 26/10/23
  • The Terror: Seasons 1 & 2 – 26/10/23
  • American Auto: Season 1 & 2 – 27/10/23
  • Daddy’s Home 2 – 27/10/23
  • The Wiggles: Halloween Party! – 27/10/23
  • Tad the Lost Explorer and the Secret of King Midas – 28/10/23
  • Mirrors – 28/10/23
  • Batman: The Long Halloween Part One – 28/10/23
  • Batman: The Long Halloween Part Two – 28/10/23
  • Sinister – 29/10/23
  • Guilty Men – 29/10/23
  • The Last Rider – 29/10/23
  • Entrapment – 30/10/23
  • Both Sides of the Blade – 30/10/23
  • Ordinary Lies: Season 1 & 2 – 31/10/23
  • The Heiresses – 31/10/23

Sport

  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Pool C & B – 1/10/23
  • Combat: PFL Europe Round 3 – 1/10/23
  • Motorsport: WRC Round 11 – 1/10/23
  • Rugby: NPC Round 9 – 1/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Pool B – 2/10/23
  • Rugby: Trans-Tasman U18’s Test Round 2 – 2/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Youth League Matchday 1 – 3/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – 4/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Youth League Matchday 1 – 4/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Champions League Matchday 2 – 5/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Europa League Matchday 2 – 6/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Europa Conference League Matchday 2 – 6/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Pool A – 6/10/23
  • Rugby: NPC Round 10 – 6/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Pool A &C – 7/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 2 – 7/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 2 – 7/10/23
  • Rugby: NPC Quarter-Finals – 7/10/23
  • Rugby: Spring Series Round 4 – 7/10/23
  • PPV: Battle on the Reef – 7/10/23
  • Motorsport: World RX Round 8 – 7/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Pool B &D – 8/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 2 – 8/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 2 – 8/10/23
  • Rugby: NPC Quarter-Finals – 8/10/23
  • Motorsport: MotoCross of Nations Round 1 – 8/10/23
  • Motorsport: World RX Round 8 – 8/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Pool B & C – 9/10/23
  • Rugby: NPC Semi-Finals – 13/10/23
  • Rugby: Premiership Rugby Round 1 – 14/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 3 – 14/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 3 – 14/10/23
  • Rugby: NPC Semi-Finals – 14/10/23
  • Rugby: Premiership Rugby Round 1 – 15/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Quarter-Finals – 15/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 3 – 15/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 3 – 15/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Quarter-Finals – 16/10/23
  • Rugby: NPC Finals – 20/10/23
  • Rugby: Premiership Rugby Round 2 – 21/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals – 21/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 4 – 21/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 4 – 21/10/23
  • Motorsport: WXV Round 1 – 21/10/23
  • Rugby: Premiership Rugby Round 2 – 22/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals – 22/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 4 – 22/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 4 – 22/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Youth League Matchday 1 – 24/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 – 25/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Youth League Matchday 1 – 25/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Champions League Matchday 3 – 26/10/23
  • Motorsport: WRC Round 12 – 26/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Europa League Matchday 3 – 27/10/23
  • Football: UEFA Europa Conference League Matchday 3 – 27/10/23
  • Motorsport: WRC Round 12 – 27/10/23
  • Rugby: Premiership Rugby Round 3 – 28/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Bronze Final – 28/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 5 – 28/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 5 – 28/10/23
  • Motorsport: WRC Round 12 – 28/10/23
  • Motorsport: WVX Round 2 – 28/10/23
  • Rugby: Premiership Rugby Round 3 – 29/10/23
  • Rugby: Rugby World Cup Final – 29/10/23
  • Motorsport: WRC Round 12 – 29/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U16 Round 5 – 29/10/23
  • Rugby: Super Rugby U19 Round 5 – 29/10/23
  • Motorsport: Australian Superbike Championship Round 6 – 29/10/23
  • Rugby: Premiership Rugby Round 3 – 30/10/23

New on Stan FAQs

What new movies are coming to Stan Australia in October 2023?

There are a number of classic films coming to Stan Australia in October 2023. These include: The Revenant, Gone Girl, Ad Astra, and more.

What new series are coming to Stan Australia in October 2023?

Known for its US syndication series, Stan is home to some truly entertaining shows. In October 2023, Stan Australia is adding new seasons of Billy the Kid, Love Triangle, Wolf Like Me, and more.

What new documentaries are coming to Stan Australia in October 2023?

This October 2023, Stan Australia is releasing season eight of the Emmy-nominated docuseries The Circus. The service will also be live-streaming all 48 matches of the 2023 Rugby World Cup.


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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.