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New on Apple TV+ in October: Best movies and TV shows from Lessons in Chemistry to The Enfield Poltergeist

Killers of the Flower Moon will also be getting a theatrical release

Apple TV+'s October release schedule will see a number of shows and films be released, including Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+)
Apple TV+'s October release schedule will see a number of shows and films be released, including Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+)

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Apple TV+ has an exciting month ahead in October, with a drama, horror docu-series and a documentary about a real-life spy.

One highlight of the month is the adaptation of Bonnie Gramus' hit book Lessons in Chemistry, which stars Brie Larson in the lead role.

Elsewhere The Enfield Poltergeist is also set to be released in time for Halloween, and The Pigeon Tunnel is another highlight of the month.

Martin Scorsese's newest collaboration with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio killers of the Flower Moon is also coming to cinemas in October, the film is getting an exclusive theatrical release from 20 October ahead of its as-yet-unconfirmed release on Apple TV+.

Several of Apple TV+'s shows are also set to come to an end in October, with the second season of Invasion and the comedy series Still Up airing their finales during the month.

Read more: October streaming

Here is everything you need to know about what's coming to Apple TV+ in October.


Lessons in Chemistry | 13 October

Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+)
Lessons in Chemistry (Apple TV+)

One book that is always recommended on social media groups like Bookstagram and BookTok is Lessons in Chemistry, a light-hearted romantic drama about a chemist Elizabeth Zott (Larson) as she navigates inequality and sexism in the 1960s.

As the only woman in a male-dominated industry, Zott is hoping to make her mark and undo the inequality she faces, and one of her colleagues is keen to do the same.

The Enfield Poltergeist | 27 October

The Enfield Poltergeist (Apple TV+)
The Enfield Poltergeist (Apple TV+)

It is the haunting that inspired the second film in The Conjuring universe, and the real-life event is now being explored in a chilling new docu-series called The Enfield Poltergeist.

Read more: The Conjuring Universe timeline: How to watch the horror series in chronological order

In 1977 a family in Enfield, London, were terrorised by a horrifying haunting, and the new show will combine hours of rare audio footage, a recreation of events, and interviews with those directly impacted by the case to bring fresh new insight into the event.

The Pigeon Tunnel | 20 October

David Cornwell, aka John le Carré, in The Pigeon Tunnel (Apple TV+)
David Cornwell, aka John le Carré, in The Pigeon Tunnel (Apple TV+)

The life and career of former British spy David Cornwell is being explored in a new documentary, the agent is better known by his pen name John le Carré and his hit espionage novels Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.

Apple TV+'s new film explores six decades of le Carré's life from the Cold War to present day, and also features the author in a final, thought-provoking interview filmed before his death in December 2020.

13 October

Lessons in Chemistry

20 October

Killers of the Flower Moon (theatrical release)

The Pigeon Tunnel

25 October

Invasion finale

27 October

The Enfield Poltergeist

Still Up finale

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