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Everything To Know About Netflix’s New Hip Hop Series

By Victoria Cotman
3rd Oct 2019

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It’s officially spooky season, and we have a few things up our witch’s sleeve to get you in the mood. There’s Living With Yourself, a creepy cloning comedy, Daybreak, a show about high school and the apocalypse, and of course Raising Dion, the tale of what happens when a cloak-and-dagger organisation come for your super-powered son. Not your jam? How about a hip hop competition, the true story of a Harlem gangster, or some lovely, messy, modern romance? October has it all.  

Here are the best new shows to binge this month. 

Raising Dion

Being a single mum is hard. Being a single mum to a kid with superpowers is harder. When a young widow’s son starts displaying special abilities, she has to find a way to help him control his gifts before anyone finds out. There are people who track powered individuals, and it’s only a matter of time before they come knocking on her door. Or worse, snatch the boy right off the street. Brought to you by executive producer Michael B. Jordan (as if he’s not already boss enough) Raising Dion is out October 4.

Rhythm + Flow

Can you believe there’s never been a hip hop competition show? Yeah, neither could Netflix, so they’re bringing you a three-week special event to remedy that terrible oversight. Hip hop legends like Cardi B and Chance the Rapper set out to discover new talent in a series of auditions and battles, giving unknown artists the chance to make their dreams come true. Rhythm + Flow is out October 9.

Living With Yourself

What would you give to be happy all the time and great at everything? Your old life? Your whole life? Everything kinda sucks for Miles Elliott, until he goes to a day spa that promises to make him a better person on a cellular level. The treatment miraculously works, and life is good, until a man attacks him in his home. Well, not just any man. The man that once was, and apparently still is, him. Now there are two Miles’, and one life. So who’s going to live it? Paul Rudd and Paul Rudd star in this creepy be-careful-what-you-wish-for comedy, out October 18.

Daybreak

“Strap in d**che-waffles, sh*t’s about to get weird.” High School is all about preparing for the future, and where do these kids see themselves in the future? Crushing the apocalypse. Sure, zombies have taken over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have any fun. It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (literally, Matthew Broderick plays the headmaster) meets Zombieland and we’re here for it. Daybreak is out October 24.

Godfather Of Harlem

This is the true story of crime lord Bumpy Johnson and his fight with the Italian mafia for the soul, and control, of Harlem. Set in the early 60s, Johnson is released from 10 years in prison to find his old neighbourhood lousy with drugs, targeted by the police, and run into the ground by the Genovese family. He’s got the guns, Malcolm X has the army, and they will go to war for Harlem’s independence. Starring Forest Whitaker and Vincent D’Onofrio, Godfather of Harlem is out now.

Modern Love

Inspired by eight true stories, Modern Love calls life like it sees it: defined by the good, the bad, the ugly, and the extraordinary relationships that move and change us throughout the years. Packed full of incredible actors like Anne Hathaway, Dev Patel, Tina Fey, and Catherine Keener, it answers the unspoken question we all ask at one point or another, “Surely there is someone out there who will take me for who I am.” Modern Love is out October 18.

Hungry for more? Here's our Best Of The Binge for this month. 

Image credit: Netflix

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