Throw some shrimp on the barbie and crack open a Foster’s lager for a reboot of the Aussie soap Neighbours, which launched the careers of some very big stars (such as Russell Crowe and Margot Robbie) and now returns with new episodes on Amazon’s ad-supported Freevee service. Prime Video, meanwhile, hosts the return of the epic fantasy series The Wheel of Time, as well as the first televised Victoria’s Secret fashion show in five years. Sports fans will cheer new series about top NBA draft picks, as well as Jason Kelce, captain of the Philadelphia Eagles, while others will flip for true-life stories like one about the son of a Mexican migrant farm worker who becomes a NASA astronaut. Are you ready for liftoff?
Coming Sept. 1
God. Family. Football., Season 1
The Evangel Christian Academy dominated Louisiana high school football for decades until 2020 — when they didn’t win a single game. This docuseries, streaming on Prime’s ad-supported Freevee service, follows the efforts of Pastor Denny Duron, who created the school’s football team and returned as head coach, to restore order both on and off the field.
The Wheel of Time, Season 2 (Amazon Original)
Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, may have defeated the Dark One at the end of the first season of this series based on Robert Jordan’s 14-book fantasy epic — but evil has not completely disappeared from the realm. In the new season, based (mostly) on the second book in Jordan’s saga, the youth of Two Rivers find themselves scattered while facing threats both ancient and new.
Coming Sept. 5
One Shot: Overtime Elite
Hoops fans will want to tune in for this six-part docuseries that follows NBA wannabes who compete in the eight-team Overtime Elite (OTE) league in hopes of graduating to the majors. The show’s standouts are Amen and Ausar Thompson, twins who led the City Reapers to the OTE championship this past winter — and then were the number four and number five picks at this past spring’s NBA draft (Amen for the Houston Rockets and Ausar for the Detroit Pistons).
Coming Sept. 8
Sitting in Bars With Cake (Amazon Original)
It may sound like a boozier, more pastry-forward version of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. But this dramedy stars two 20-something BFFs (Yara Shahidi [Grown-ish] and Odessa A’zion [Grand Army]) during a momentous year in which one battles cancer while the other overcomes terminal shyness by bringing self-baked cakes to bars. Plus, Bette Midler, 77, looks like a hoot as their hip Hollywood agent boss.