A new month means that there are new shows to try out. So if you’ve caught up on everything that came out in October, check out this list and see if anything premiering this month might end up being your new favorite show.
The Curse – Premiering Nov. 10 on Showtime
The latest project from Nathan Fielder comes out this month. Fielder, who traditionally makes uncomfortable comedies such as The Rehearsal and Nathan for You, seems to be making a more narrative-driven show here, but the style of humor seems to be similar.
Emma Stone stars in the show as Nathan’s husband and the two of them play a husband and wife team of home renovators, who are trying to get pregnant as they film their latest project. When Nathan tries to take back a $100 bill he donated to look good for the cameras, he ends up with a curse getting placed on both of them that seems to cast an eerie presence over the home renovation shoot and the show’s two hosts.
NCIS: Sidney – Premiering Nov. 14 on CBS
It seems that no matter what changes come, there will always be one constant with television. There were always crime procedurals where the title is an acronym organization and the city that the show is set in. Added to the ever-growing franchise of NCIS shows, we’re getting NCIS: Sidney where the US organization will have to join forces with the Australian Federal Police to take on the marine-based criminals that are in the oceans surrounding the continent of Australia.
It’s actually fairly common for these procedural franchises to get spinoffs in other countries that are based in a city in that country, with those shows usually never making it to the United States. This show has already aired in Australia, but the ongoing strike has dried up production on new shows in America, so to help fill the schedule, CBS is adding this show to their primetime lineup.
Scott Pilgrim Takes Off – Premiering Nov. 17 on Netflix
Though it didn’t do very well in theaters, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World has gone on to earn quite a cult following over the years. The movie is based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim and is about a musician/slacker who falls for a girl named Ramona and is forced to fight her seven evil exes in order to be able to date her.
Both the comic and the movie were inspired by video games and anime, so it makes sense that the story would eventually be retold in anime form. Is the series a remake of the movie? Or is it a new adaptation of the original source material? It looks like the answer is kind of both.
The art style is clearly pulling directly from the original graphic novels, but almost the entire movie cast has returned to voice the same characters they played in the movie. We’ll have to see if this new format can do something new and interesting with the Scott Pilgrim story.
Monarch: Legacy of Monsters – Premiering Nov. 17 on Apple TV+
The recent American series of Godzilla movies is branching out into the world of television with this next new show. Centered around the mysterious organization named Monarch, this show explores the smaller group of characters, the humans, who are less likely to survive in a world where Godzilla.
The organization has been around since the 2014 Godzilla movie and is designed to help understand all these giant monsters that we share the world with. While the show is focused on the human characters, according to the trailer, it does look like Godzilla himself will be appearing in the show at some point.
Squid Game: The Challenge – Premiering Nov. 22 on Netflix
Last year’s Squid Game was a global phenomenon. The show from South Korea featured a group of people who, trapped in financial ruin, are forced to compete to the death in a series of children’s games in an effort to try and escape. The show became one of Netflix’s most-watched shows of all time, making it no surprise that there is interest in capitalizing on the franchise.
For those who seemed to miss the message of the show, we now have the real-life version of Squid Game. In this reality competition, the contestants will reenact several of the games from the show, this time competing for real money. The prize is $4.56 million, a reference to the 456 contestants in the original show, and will be the largest single cash prize in game show history.