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Some of our favorite streaming series are returning this month, from Wolf Like Me starring Josh Gad to The Gilded Age starring basically all of Broadway.

Theatre-related Streaming This Month

From werewolves to haunted mansions to American Horror Story, theatre's stars are taking a decidedly spooky turn this month. Read below to see what some of Broadway's favorite theatre stars are doing on-screen this month, and how you can stream those appearances. 

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Tony-winning scribe Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife; Good Night, Oscar) pens the screenplay (along with Maggie Betts) for the Amazon Original The Burial. Based on true events and a New Yorker article by Jonathan Hart, the film stars Tommy Lee Jones as funeral homeowner Jeremiah O’Keefe and Jamie Foxx as the smooth-talking lawyer he hires to save his family business when a handshake deal goes sour. Watch it on Prime Video October 13.


After a summer theatrical release, the 2023 reboot of Haunted Mansion finds its way to the streamer this month, just in time for Halloween. The cast is stacked with stars bringing the classic Disney theme parks attraction to life—including LaKeith Stanfield, Rosario Dawson, Tiffany Haddish, Owen Wilson, Chase W. Dillon, Hasan Minhaj, Jared Leto, Winona Ryder, Dan Levy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Danny DeVito (who can currently be seen on Broadway in Roundabout's I Need That). In the supernatural comedy, a woman and her son hire a questionable group of spiritual experts to rid their home of its (many!) ghosts. Stream it October 4.

Plus, Tom Hiddleston returns as the Viking trickster god Loki for Season 2 of the eponymously titled Marvel series. Stream Loki weekly beginning October 5.


You’ll have to wait until the very end of the month for the Season 2 drop of HBO’s The Gilded Age, but it looks like it will be worth the wait. After the first season set up the power struggle between old money and new money in New York’s high society during the titular age of opulence, the second season will see the factions going to war to claim their seats at the (gold-encrusted) table. Tony nominee Carrie Coon stars as Bertha Russell, wife of the fictional railroad magnate George (Morgan Spector), who demands society choose sides as she goes head-to-head against Mrs. Astor (two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy). The series, created and executive-produced by Julian Fellowes, stars several Broadway faces, including Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Nathan Lane, Denée Benton, with even more showing up in recurring and guest star roles (Audra McDonald, John Douglas Thompson, Michael Cerveris, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Claybourne Elder, Debra Monk, Kristine Nielsen, Kelli O’Hara, Patrick Page, Douglas Sills, Laura Benanti, David Furr, Robert Sean Leonard, and more.) Stream all eight episodes October 29.


The American Horror Story franchise is back for a 12th season with AHS: Delicate. This tale from the Ryan Murphy anthology series is based on the book Delicate Condition by Danielle Valentine and centers on an actor struggling with infertility and IVF. Of course, there's likely something sinister impeding her ability to conceive. Kim Kardashian, Cara Delevingne, and Emma Roberts star, along with Tony winner Denis O’Hare, Michaela Jae Rodriguez, and Leslie Grossman. The series premiered September 20 and weekly episodes continue throughout October. 


      Stage regular Bobby Cannavale (currently appearing in Stephen Sondheim and David Ive's Here We Are at The Shed) joins Bokeem Woodbine and Bill Burr in the Netflix original comedy Old Dads. Written and directed by stand-up comedian Burr, the film centers on three men struggling with generational gaps among other parents and a changing world in the workplace. Stream it October 20

      Emily Blunt plays a blue-collar single mom who falls into business with pharmaceutical sales rep Chris Evans in Pain Hustlers. The film is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Evan Hughes and takes a look at greed, competitiveness, and ethics in the pharmaceutical business. It also stars Andy Garcia, Catherine O'Hara, and Jay Duplass. Plus, catch Brian d’Arcy James in the trailer below. The movie debuts October 27.


      Can’t get enough of Josh Gad? No worries. The Gutenberg! The Musical! star returns to the small screen this month with Season 2 of Wolf Like Me on Peacock. In the first season of the comedy-drama, widower Gary (Gad) desperately tries to connect with his daughter Emma when they meet Mary (played by Isla Fisher), an advice columnist who clicks instantly clicks with Emma. Gary and Mary also seem to have something special, but she keeps running away from the burgeoning relationship (literally). She finally confesses her secret and the two give it a go. But Season 2 brings new challenges with Mary’s pregnancy. Will their baby be normal? Or will it be a wolf? (Oh yeah! Spoiler alert! That’s her big Season 1 secret…Mary is a werewolf.) Gad’s a bit more serious than we’re accustomed in Wolf Like Me, but no less charming. Catch Season 2 beginning October 19.

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