The Best New TV Series To Watch This Autumn, From Help To The Morning Show

Sex Education, Succession, Ridley Road – let's get stuck in.

New Autumn TV 2021

by Shana Lynch |
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The nights are drawing in and the temperature is dropping (although, really, did it ever get that high?) — autumn is officially upon us, and with it comes some some amazing new TV. Candles and blankets at the ready; it’s time to get cosy.

First up, we have some incredible new series that we can’t wait to get our eyes on. Jodie Comer stars in Channel 4’s Help, a drama following the relationship between a carer and a patient at a care home in Liverpool in the Spring of 2020, which, in case you’ve forgotten, is when the Covid-19 pandemic began. Other can’t-miss newcomers include BBC’s Ridley Road, Netflix’s Colin in Black & White and ITV’s Angela Black.

This autumn also sees the return of some of our favourite TV series. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston will star together again in series 2 of Apple TV’s The Morning Show and the Internet’s favourite stalker, Joe, is back to his old antics in series 3 of Netflix’s You — this time with a wife and baby in tow. Insecure is back for its final season and Shiv and her family are back for series 3 of Succession.

There really isn’t a better time of year to tuck into a new TV series. From haunting new dramas to the return of old favourites, here’s the best TV to watch this autumn.


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The Help

Jodie Comer stars in The Help, a drama set in a fictional care home in the spring o 2021, as a carer whose bond with her patients is put to the test as the Covid-19 pandemic hits. 16 September, Channel 4

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Sex Education

It's a new year: Otis is having casual sex, Eric and Adam are official, and Jean has a baby on the way. Aimee discovers feminism and Jackson has a new crush. Oh, and there's vulva cupcakes. 17 September, Netflix

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Manhunt: The Night Stalker

In a sequel to Manhunt, Martin Clunes stars as former London Metropolitan Police Detective Chief Inspector Colin Sutton as he pursues a notorious serial burglar and rapist who left the people of South London living in fear during his 17-year reign of terror. 20 September, ITV

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Dear White People, Series 4

The fourth series of Dear White People returns to screens this autumn and sees our characters looking back at the most formative year of their lives. 22 September, Netflix

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Midnight Mass

Just in time for spooky season and from the creators of The Hanging of Hill House, Midnight Mass tells the tale of small, isolated community whose divisions are amplified by the return of a disgraced young man and the arrival of a charismatic priest. 24 September, 2021

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Starring IRL mother-and-daughter duo Andie MacDowell and Margaret Qualley, Maid follows single mum Alex as she starts a new career as a housekeeper to escape an abusive relationship and create a better life for her daughter, Maddy. 1 October, Netflix

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You, Series 3

Series 3 of You sees Joe and Love, now married and raising their baby, living in Northern California. Joe is committed to his new life as a husband and father and the only thing holding him back is his worries about Love's lethal impulsiveness. Well, that and the woman living next door… 15 October, Netflix

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Following the same premise as the original 90s thriller, a group of teenagers are stalked by a mysterious killer after a fatal accident on the night of their graduation. 15 October, Amazon Prime

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Succession, Series 3

TV's favourite political powerhouses return to our screens for season 3 of Succession, as tensions rise and bitter corporate battles threaten a familial civil war. 18 October, Sky Atlantic and NOW

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Colin in Black & White

From creators Colin Kapernick and Ava DeVernay, Colin in Black & White explores the real-life experiences of Colin Kapernick during his high school years, which ultimately led him to become an activist. 29 October, Netflix

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Dubbed 2021's answer to Bodyguard, Showtrial is a six-part drama following the court case of the daughter of a wealthy entrepreneur after the is arrested following the disappearance of a fellow student. TBC 2021, BBC

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Ridley Road

It's the summer of 1962 and 22-year-old Vivien Epstein arrives in London from Manchester following the death of her father. She settles into her job as a hairdresser, but she's hiding a secret. TBC 2021, BBC

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Angela Black

Trapped in a relationship she can't escape, Angela (Joanne Froggatt) is appreciated randomly by Ed, a private investigator, who somehow knows all her husband's deepest, darkest secrets. TBC 2021, ITV

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Insecure, Series 5

The fifth and final season of Issa Rae's Insecure returns to our screens this autumn as we prepare to say goodbye to best friends Issa and Molly. TBC 2021, Sky Atlantic and NOW

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Starring Olivia Colman, Landscapers follows the real events of Susan and her husband as they killed Susan's parents and bury them in the back harden of their home – a crime that went undetected for over a decade. TBC 2021, Sky

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