Staying In: November

 FILM

Eternals
5 November

Helmed by Academy Award-winning director Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), the latest addition to the MCU is a star-studded affair of an alien race who emerge following the events of Avengers: Endgame. Among the cast are Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, Salma Hayek and Kit Harington.

Spencer
5 November

Kristin Stewart takes on the most famous woman in the world in this hotly-anticipated biopic about Diana, Princess of Wales. Directed by Pablo Larrain (Jackie), the film covers Christmas 1991 at Sandringham as Diana prepares to leave her husband, Prince Charles. Receiving a three-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival, the film is tipped to dominate this year’s awards season.

The Colour Room
12 November

Bridgerton’s Phoebe Dynevor leads this original biopic about Clarice Cliff, a ceramic artist who pioneered more women working in hands-on jobs and became a distinctive Art Deco design during her years working in the Potteries, becoming one of England’s most well-known ceramicists. Available exclusively via Sky Cinema, the film also stars Matthew Goode, David Morrissey and Kerry Fox.

C’mon C’mon
19 November

A black and white return to force for Mike Mills (20th Century Women), Joaquin Phoenix stars as an artist who is left to take care of his enigmatic young nephew on a cross-country trip. Following its debut at the Telluride Film Festival, newcomer Woody Norman also stars alongside Gaby Hoffman and stand-up comedian, Jaboukie YoungWhite.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife
19 November

The latest instalment in the Ghostbusters franchise comes from director Jason Reitman, son of Ivan Reitman, who directed the original two films. Set 30 years after the original film, a family move to Oklahoma and discover the odd connection of their grandfather to the famous Ghostbusters. Original cast members Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver return, alongside Paul Rudd and Carrie Coon.

Encanto
24 November

Disney once again unites with Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda for a musical film set in a fantastical version of Columbia. Starring Stephanie Beatriz, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama and John Leguizama, it tells the tale of a young girl who is the only person in her family without magical powers – but finds it comes to her advantage when their magic starts to disappear.

House of Gucci
26 November

Ridley Scott returns to our screens with a lavish biopic about the incredible Gucci family, and the tale of murder, money and glamour that sensationalised them in 1995 with the murder of Maurizio Gucci. Lady Gaga makes her much-anticipated return to the screen, alongside Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek and Al Pacino.

TV/ON-DEMAND

Between The Covers
BBC2
November

The popular book club series returns for a third trip between the covers with host Sara Cox. Four celebrity bookworms will join Sara each week to discuss their BYOBs, bookish pet peeves and the six brand new book picks chosen exclusively for the programme. Confirmed guests will include Emilia Fox, Sarah Kendall, Prue Leith, Iain Stirling and Evanna Lynch – among many others.

The Shrink Next Door
Apple TV+
12 November

Georgia Pritchett (Veep, Succession) adapts the popular true-crime podcast into a harrowing miniseries for Apple. Following the real-life story about a psychiatrist who becomes deeply involved in one of his patient’s lives, a quartet of top actors lead this dark comedy – Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, Kathryn Hahn and Casey Wilson.

Dopesick
Disney +
12 November

If you loved Succession, but wanted the Roys to be real – look no further than Dopesick, a miniseries about the U.S’s Opioid Epidemic and the companies – and people – who were at the heart of it. Adapted from the book of the same name, the series stars Michael Keaton, Peter Sarsgaard, Will Poulter, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosaria Dawson and Michael Stuhlbarg as Richard Sackler, head of Purdue Pharma.

I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here!
ITV
November

Ant and Dec return to North Wales’ Gwrych Castle this November with a whole host of challenges, trials and real rustic living. Though ITV have yet to confirm an official start date for the show, most Brits count I’m A Celebrity as part of their essential viewing over the last two months of the year. Rumours are already swirling about contestants – from musician Frankie Bridge to drag queen Bimini Bon Boulash to BBC presenter Louise Minchin.

Tiger King 2
Netflix
17 November

The story of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin captivated the world in March 2020 as the world went into lockdown – and now Netflix is returning with a second series. Exotic, who is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence, says in the Netflix trailer that he wants the people to know “the truth”. More details are being kept quiet for now, but you can expect just as much madness, mayhem and “that can’t be true” moments as the first series.

Cowboy Bebop
Netflix
19 November

A live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime series of the same name, John Cho leads the cast of this science fiction western as a group of bounty hunters search out criminals across the depths of the solar system. Mustafa Shakir, Daniella Pineda, Elena Satine and Alex Hassell also complete the line-up as a rag-tag team of misfits who must work together for a greater good – and capture criminals on the loose.

Hawkeye
Disney+
24 November

Everyone’s favourite arrow-slinging Avenger finally gets his own Disney+ spin-off. Jeremy Renner reprises his role from the MCU, post-Avengers: Endgame, and must team up with an archer named Kate Bishop to save his family. Hailee Steinfeld enters the MCU as Kate, alongside Vera Farmiga, Tony Dalton, Brian d’Arcy James and Florence Pugh reprising her role from Black Widow.

PODCASTS

Whistle Through the Shamrocks

Written by Camilla Whitehill and Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton, Derry Girls) this starstudded six-part fictional podcast satirizing the Irish family dynamic. Famous faces appearing include Ben Miller, Jamie Beamish, Jonathan Van Ness, Stephanie Beatriz, Louisa Harland, Ed Gamble, Jordan Brookes and Susan Wakoma.

Firecrotch and Normcore: A Succession Podcast

Succession is back! And perfect for fans who want to gush over just how amazing the show is – and all the tiny details that no one else is interested in – “Firecrotch and Normcore” have got you covered. Celebrity guests like Chris Addison and Deborah Frances-White will drop by to give in-depth analysis about the week’s episode and talk each other’s ears off about one of TV’s most exciting shows.

Dope Black Disabled

Exploring life through the lens of disability, “Dope Black Disabled” is a heartfelt, uplifting look at the world around the guests and hosts. Hoping to speak directly to other black disabled individuals from all over the world, previous episodes have discussed representation on television, medical gaslighting, ableist language and the Paralympics.

Storytime with Seth Rogan

When he’s not making movies or vases to put on Twitter, Seth Rogan is telling stories. And so he brings a podcast unlike any other. Taking stories people have told him to tell on a podcast, Rogen enlists some of his famous friends to immerse you in incredible tales – from a chance celebrity meeting in a movie theatre to a terrifying confrontation with a Canadian grizzly bear.

 

 

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