What to watch on Crave in October 2020

Including The Good Lord Bird, David Byrne's American Utopia, and Star Trek: Discovery's Season 3

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      Our critics delve into the October 2020 Crave schedule and unearth the most interesting titles debuting on the streaming platform this month.

      What we can’t wait to watch

      The Good Lord Bird

      James McBride’s 2013 National Book Award-winning novel about John Brown’s abolitionist army is now a Showtime miniseries adapted by Ethan Hawke and Mark Richard; Hawke plays Brown, with Daveed Diggs as Frederick Douglass, Wyatt Russell as Jeb Stuart, and Joshua Caleb Johnson as the story’s young hero, an escaped slave called Onion who joins Brown in his attempt to free the South. Hawke recently detailed how the series came together in an extensive New Yorker profileOctober 4

      Star Trek: Discovery (Season 3)

      The second season ended with the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery launching themselves on a one-way trip into the distant future to save their present—which means this show is no longer burdened with the responsibility of being a prequel to the original Star Trek, and can finally chart its own path. Hopefully, it’ll still be able to have a little fun with itself even without Anson Mount’s wild-card Captain Pike. October 16

      The Undoing

      Nicole Kidman reunites with Big Little Lies writer David E. Kelly for a miniseries about a wealthy Manhattan therapist who’s seemingly perfect nuclear family life unravels following “a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations,” according to the HBO description. Sounds like a prestige spin on a Lifetime movie. Add this one to the list Kidman’s “woman undone” roles and expect plenty of brooding, suspense and swanky New York City real estate. Susanne Bier directs and Hugh Grant co-stars as the problematic husband. October 25

      Charm City Kings

      The cast of Angel Manuel Soto’s Baltimore dirt-biker drama won an ensemble acting prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, this movie takes that film’s freewheeling vibe and turns it into a summer coming-of-age drama. Young star Jahi Di’Allo Winston is being touted as the cast’s breakout. Behind the scenes, the creative team is stacked with big names: Barry Jenkins co-created the story and Will and Jada Pinkett Smith produced. October 8

      Comedy Store

      Carlin, Kinison, Chappelle, Carrey, Griffin, Pryor, Seinfeld, Letterman, Murphy—pretty much everyone who became anyone in the comedy world has performed at the Comedy Store in West Hollywood. Now this five-part docu-series, directed by Mike Binder (The Upside Of Anger), provides an insider’s look at the legendary place, from gatekeeper Mitzi Shore to all the talent who graced its stage. Binder himself started out as a doorman at the club before becoming a performer. A must-see for comedy nerds. October 4

      Kingdom Of Silence

      Two years after Saudi agents killed and dismembered Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, director Rick Rowley’s documentary examines the dissident journalist’s life, career and impact. Kingdom Of Silence also zooms out to cover the broader picture of U.S.-Saudi relations and the ubiquity of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in elite geopolitical circles. October 2


      Solid Bets

      David Byrne’s American Utopia

      Barely a month after opening TIFF—and just ahead of the U.S. election—Spike Lee’s stirring film version of Byrne’s recent Broadway show adds additional emotional heft to the former Talking Heads frontman’s jukebox musical-cum-political soapbox about despair and compassion in today’s America. Play it loud. October 17


      Look, you know you’re curious. Is it really that bad? Will the digital fur technology be as unsettling on smaller screens as it was in theatres? Can the cat movie still have the same impact when you’re watching it at home instead of in an empty theatre? If you’ve been asking yourself these questions, and you weren’t willing to pay five bucks to watch it on demand, Tom Hooper’s very expensive and blatantly ridiculous adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber stage experience is now on Crave in all of its weird, weird glory. Have at it. October 16

      New titles

      Here's the full list of new titles available on Crave in October 2020 by date. The + symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available on Crave+ . The * symbol indicates a TV show or movie that is only available with the Starz add-on.

      TV shows

      October 1

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 52)

      Raised By Wolves (season 1, episode 10)+

      Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 9)

      October 2

      Balcony Stories (season 1)

      Nerds And Monsters (season 1)

      Ridiculousness (season 14-16)

      Room 104 (season 4, episode 11)+

      W5 (season 55, episode 1)

      Warrior (season 2, episode 1)+

      October 3

      Love Island (season 3, episodes 27-30)

      October 4

      The Circus (season 5, episode 16)

      The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 1)

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 53)

      The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 1)

      Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 25)+

      Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 8)+

      Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 13)

      Power Book Ii: Ghost (season 1, episode 5)*

      The Vow (season 1, episode 7)+

      October 5

      Jann (season 2, episode 3)

      The Third Day (season 1, episode 4)+

      We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 4)+

      October 6

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 6-10)

      October 8

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 54)

      Star Trek: Lower Decks (season 1, episode 10)

      October 9

      Geordie Shore (season 1-5)

      Gods Of The Game (season 1)

      Martin Morning (season 1)

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 29)+

      Room 104 (season 4, episode 12)+

      Warrior (season 2, episode 2)+

      October 11

      The Circus (season 5, episode 17)

      The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 2)

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 55)

      The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 2)

      Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 9)+

      Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 14)

      Spanish Princess (season 2, episode 1)*

      The Vow (season 1, episode 8)+

      October 12

      Jann (season 2, episode 4)

      The Third Day (season 1, episode 5) +

      We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 5)+

      Axios (season 3, episode 16)+

      October 15

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 56)

      October 16

      Real Time With Bill Maher+

      The Shannara Chronicles (seasons 1-2)

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 1)

      Warrior (season 2, episode 3)+

      Zo Zo Zombie (season 2)

      October 18

      The Circus (season 5, episode 18)

      The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 3)

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 57)

      The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 3)

      Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 26)+

      Lovecraft Country (season 1, episode 10)+

      Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 15)

      Spanish Princess (season 2, episode 2)*

      The Vow (season 1, episode 9)+

      October 19

      Jann (season 2, episode 5)

      The Third Day (season 1, episode 6)+

      We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 6)+

      October 20

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 16-20)

      October 22

      Craftopia (season 1, episodes 9-10)+

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 58)

      October 23

      Abby Hatcher (season 3)

      How To… With John Wilson (season 1, episode 1)+

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 31)+

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 2)

      Teen Mom 2 (seasons 1-3)

      Warrior (season 2, episode 4)+

      October 25

      The Circus (season 5, episode 19)

      The Comedy Store (season 1, episode 4)

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 59)

      The Good Lord Bird (season 1, episode 4)

      Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (season 7, episode 27)+

      Our Cartoon President (season 3, episode 16)

      Spanish Princess (season 2, episode 3)*

      The Undoing (season 1, episode 1)+

      October 26

      Axios (season 3, episode 17)+

      Jann (season 2, episode 6)

      We Are Who We Are (season 1, episode 7)+

      October 27

      The Bold And The Beautiful (season 34, episodes 21-25)

      October 29

      Desus & Mero (season 2, episode 60)

      October 30

      Are You The One? (seasons 6-8)

      How To… With John Wilson (season 1, episode 2)+

      Real Time With Bill Maher (season 18, episode 32)+

      Scary Godmother

      Star Trek: Discovery (season 3, episode 3)

      Warrior (season 2, episode 5)+

      October 31

      Monsterland (season 1, episodes 1-5)


      October 2

      8 Mile*

      Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason*

      Django Unchained*


      Inglourious Basterds*

      Jackie Brown*

      Kill Bill Vol. 1*

      Kill Bill Vol. 2*

      Kingdom Of Silence

      A Million Ways To Die In The West*


      Pulp Fiction*

      Sex And The City*

      Single Moms Club*

      Temptation: Marriage Counselor*

      October 3


      October 6

      Siempre, Luis+

      October 7

      A Beginner’s Guide To Ending*

      Wild Card: The Downfall Of A Radio Loudmouth+

      October 8

      Charm City Kings+

      October 9

      The Breakfast Club*

      The Call Of The Wild+

      Extra Ordinary+

      Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas*

      Get Him To The Greek*

      Madea’s Witness Protection*

      The Purge: Anarchy*

      Sixteen Candles*

      Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas*

      Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls*

      Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds*

      Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Tough Love*

      Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys*

      Why Did I Get Married Too?*

      October 14


      October 16

      Bad Hombres

      Boogie Nights*


      The Five Year Engagement*

      The Fly*

      I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry*

      Perfect Weapon+


      Random Acts Of Violence+

      Seven Psychopaths*

      Two Weeks Notice*

      October 17

      David Byrne’s American Utopia+

      October 21

      537 Votes+


      October 23



      Forgetting Sarah Marshall*

      Gretel And Hansel+

      Hot Flash+

      Planet Of The Apes (1968)*

      A Scanner Darkly*


      Young Frankenstein*

      October 27

      The Soul Of America+

      October 28

      The Fire Film+

      October 30

      Black Christmas (2019)+

      October 31


      Last Chance

      These movies and TV shows are leaving Crave in October 2020.

      October 3

      60 Minutes Sports (season 4, episode 10)

      60 Minutes Sports (season 5, episode 2)

      October 4

      The Bold And The Beautiful: Classic Episodes (season 1, episodes 46-47)

      October 8

      You Me Her (season 4)

      October 12

      Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

      October 14

      2020 TIFF Tribute Awards

      October 15

      George Michael: Freedom

      The Girl In The Spider’s Web

      October 16

      Hit The Road (season 1)

      October 20

      Luis & The Aliens (season 1)

      October 31

      60 Minutes Sports (season 4, episode 11)

      All The Wrong Reasons



      Backdraft 2

      Ben’s At Home

      The Big Lebowski

      Blood Simple

      Boy Erased


      Can You Ever Forgive Me

      Captain Phillips

      Cas & Dylan

      Charlotte Gray


      Definitely Maybe

      The Family Man

      The Favourite

      The 40-Year-Old Virgin

      Full Metal Jacket

      Good Behaviour (season 1-2)

      The House With A Clock In Its Walls

      How To Build A Time Machine

      How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

      Identity Thief

      In The Wake Of The Flood

      The Kids Are Alright

      The Lucky One



      Mortal Engines

      My Mother’s Split Personalities

      Nanny Mcphee

      Paris Texas


      The Raid: Redemption

      Role Models

      Secrets And Lies

      Smokin’ Aces

      State Of Play

      Straw Dogs (2011)

      Take Me Home Tonight


      Taken 2

      Three Identical Strangers

      Vantage Point

      White House Down

      The Witches Of Eastwick

      The Wolfman

      Working Girl