55% of Netflix’s New Shows, Movies Are Originals

I’ve said that Netflix is the king of original content. More than any other streaming service provider, Netflix has defined original content as its niche. This October, the streaming service really outdid itself. More than 55 percent of this month’s new releases are Netflix originals. There are 48 new Netflix original series debuting in October, as well as nine Netflix movies. Among them is the much-anticipated second season of a popular true crime documentary. If you like new content, this month – and this streaming service – might be for you.

Netflix’s abundance of original content should come as no surprise to anyone who follows streaming news. In September 2016, Netflix announces that it plans to have original movies and TV shows make up half its catalog. October’s releases marks the third month in a row where Netflix made good on that goal. It’s also the month with the most amount of original content. September came close with a total of 52% original content.

Making a Murderer, Season 2

Making a Murderer, season two, is probably the biggest highlight of this month’s Netflix offerings. The first season of this true crime documentary was a huge hit when it premiered on December 18, 2015. Mrs. Buckler and I binge watched all 10 episodes in rather short order. We still weren’t sure whether the documentary’s subject, Steven Avery, is guilty of the murder he was convicted of committing. This series seems to ask more questions than it set out to answer, and that’s what makes it so compelling. Everyone who watches it has a theory about what happened to Teresa Halbach, who was murdered by someone in 2005.

Making a Murderer wasn’t just a hit in the Buckler household. The true crime documentary captured the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of Americans. There are blogs, websites, and YouTube channels dedicated to discussion of this strange and tragic murder case. The documentary series was nominated for a total of six Emmys in 2016. It ended up taking home four of these coveted awards:

  • Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series
  • Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming
  • Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

On October 19, fans of this series will get to binge watch the second season of Making a Murderer. Rumor has it that this season focuses on Brendan Dassey, Avery’s nephew and alleged co-conspirator in Halbach’s murder. When interviewed by police, Brendan gave a grisly account of Halbach’s murder. This testimony was used to convict his uncle, Steven Avery. Many people have made a strong case for the possibility that Dassey’s confession was coerced by local police and even his own attorney. The show’s second season reportedly focuses on efforts to get his conviction overturned. As a fan of this crime documentary, I’m eagerly anticipating its second season.

Here’s a teaser trailer of Making a Murderer’s second season:

More Netflix Originals to Come!

To date, Netflix hasn’t reached its total goal of having half of its entire catalog be made up of Netflix originals. If the streaming service provider keeps going at this rate, that goal could be achieved sooner than most people might think. Who would notice, though? Many streamers, myself included, expect that Netflix will continue to release original series and movies. We might enjoy these Netflix originals so much that we don’t even notice how many of them the streaming provider has. I certainly hope so, anyway!

Get Netflix on These Devices

Don’t have Netflix? You can get it easily when you have the right streaming devices. For example, it’s easy to add the streaming service provider to an AirTV Player. What’s great about AirTV is that it combines local TV channels, national channels, and pay channels into one, easy-to-use menu. You can enjoy all of this programming at home or even on a phone or tablet when you’re on the go. (Yes, even your local, over-the-air TV channels.) You can also enjoy Netflix on an AirTV OTA streaming device. Want to know which option is best for you? Just give us a call at 888-233-7563. Our reps will help you choose the best streaming device for all those Netflix originals and more!

Speaking of Netflix in October, here is a complete list of everything that’s available on the big red streaming service provider this month:

October 1
Angel Eyes
Anger Management
Billy Madison
Black Dynamite
Blade II
Blazing Saddles
Empire Records
Gotham: Season 4
Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
Kevin Hart: Seriously Funny
Must Love Dogs
My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rollercoaster of Friendship
Mystic River
New York Minute
Once Upon a Time in America
Pay It Forward
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Rumble in the Bronx
She’s Out of My League
The Dead Pool
The Devil’s Advocate
The Green Mile
The Lake House
The NeverEnding Story
The Shining
V for Vendetta
Zack and Miri Make a Porno

October 2
Joe Rogan: Strange Times – Netflix Original
MeatEater: Season 7 – Netflix Original
Monty Python: The Meaning of Life
Monty Python’s Life of Brian

October 3
Truth or Dare (2017)
Creeped Out – Netflix Original
The Haunting of Molly Hartley
Violet Evergarden: Special: Extra Episode

October 5
Big Mouth: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Dancing Queen – Netflix Original
Élite – Netflix Original
Empire Games – Netflix Original
Little Things: Season 2– Netflix Original
Malevolent – Netflix Movie
Private Life – Netflix Movie
Super Monsters Save Halloween – Netflix Movie
Super Monsters: Season 2– Netflix Original
The Rise of Phoenixes – Netflix Original
YG Future Strategy Office – Netflix Original

October 6
Little Things: Season 1

October 8
Disney’s Sofia the First: Season 4
Mo Amer: The Vagabond – Netflix Original

October 9
Terrace House: Opening New Doors: Part 4 – Netflix Original

October 10
22 July – Netflix Movie
Pacto de Sangue – Netflix Original

October 11
Salt Fat Acid Heat – Netflix Original
Schitt’s Creek: Season 4

October 12
Apostle – Netflix Movie
Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil – Netflix Movie
Feminists: What Were They Thinking? – Netflix Original
FightWorld – Netflix Original
ReMastered: Who Shot the Sheriff – Netflix Original
Tarzan and Jane: Season 2 – Netflix Original
The Boss Baby: Back in Business: Season 2 – Netflix Original
The Curious Creations of Christine McConnell – Netflix Original
The Haunting of Hill House – Netflix Original
The Kindergarten Teacher – Netflix Movie

October 15
Octonauts: Season 4
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments – Netflix Original

October 16
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I’ll Shut Up – Netflix Original

October 19
Accidentally in Love – Netflix Original
Ask the Doctor – Netflix Original
Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.: Limited Series – Netflix Original
Derren Brown: Sacrifice – Netflix Original
Distrito salvaje – Netflix Original
Gnome Alone – Netflix Movie
Haunted – Netflix Original
Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Illang: The Wolf Brigade – Netflix Movie
Larva Island – Netflix Original
Making a Murderer: Part 2 – Netflix Original
Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 – Netflix Original
The Night Comes For Us – Netflix Movie
Wanderlust – Netflix Original

October 21
Robozuna – Netflix Original

October 23
Adam Sandler 100% Fresh – Netflix Original

October 24
Bodyguard – Netflix Original

October 25
Great News: Season 2

October 26
Been So Long – Netflix Original
Castlevania: Season 2 – Netflix Original
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Netflix Original
Dovlatov – Netflix Movie
Jefe – Netflix Movie
Shirkers – Netflix Original
Terrorism Close Calls – Netflix Original

October 27
Girl from Nowhere – Netflix Original

October 28
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj – Netflix Original

October 30
Fate/EXTRA Last Encore: Illustrias Geocentric Theory – Netflix Original
The Degenerates – Netflix Original

October 31
Goldie & Bear: Season 2
Gun City – Netflix Film

About the Author

Jake Buckler
Jake Buckler is a cord-cutter, consumer electronics geek, and Celtic folk music fan. Those qualities, and his writing experience, helped him land a copywriting gig at Signal Group, LLC. He also contributes to The Solid Signal Blog.