Welcome to another all-you-can-eat series buffet to feast on this November, with main courses including Marvel’s return to serialized stories, the reappearance of our favorite Narcos, and the remake of a Spanish TV classic, along with one or two other surprises.

1. Narcos: Mexico (Netflix)

On November 5, Netflix bids a fond farewell to another of its flagship shows, which began with one of the most memorable performances in the platform’s history. We are of course talking about Wagner Moura’s portrayal of Pablo Escobar in “Narcos”. However, much to everyone’s delight, the latest installment of the show’s successor “Narcos: Mexico”, with acting greats Michael Peña and Diego Luna on the front lines is coming this month. The show’s creators have also confirmed the return of Alberto Ammann in the role of Pacho Herrera in a final batch of episodes that promise a well-balanced helping of violence and entertainment, because as everyone knows, the fight against crime never sleeps.

2. Historias para no dormir (Prime Video)

Directors Rodrigo Cortés, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Paula Ortiz and Paco Plaza shoot for the bowels of Spanish television to revisit the classic “Historias para no dormir” by Chicho Ibáñez Serrador, who passed away before the pandemic. Each one directs a different story that pays tribute to the format of the original series, which in turn was inspired by the North American “The Twilight Zone”. And if you think the director’s chair is already well-occupied by award-winning figures from the contemporary Spanish scene, the cast is truly stellar, including names like Raúl Arévalo and Vicky Luengo, who featured side-by-side in the explosive Riot Police, with Dani Rovira, Miki Esparbé, Nathalie Poza and Inma Cuesta. The first of the four independent episodes will see the light of day on Amazon Prime Video on November 5, after a stroll down the red carpet at this year’s edition of the Sitges Festival.

3. Dexter (Movistar+)

It looks like November is shaping up to be the comeback month and on 8th, Showtime and then Movistar+ present the latest and highly anticipated season of one of North American television drama’s most iconic shows from its current golden age. Antihero and psychopath Dexter, played by the excellent Michael C. Hall, is back in a series of episodes that make up the ninth installment in this supreme saga, entitled “New Blood”. The plot picks up from the identity change our protagonist underwent in the last episode, aired in 2013, and everything would indicate that any feelings of nostalgia will in no way overshadow the blood splatters. 

4. The Shrink Next Door (Apple TV)

Apple are back to try their luck again with the funnies and original series “The Shrink Next Door” featuring comedy duo Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd as cast mainstays. All eight episodes will be available from the 12th toimmerse audiences in an ambivalent portrait of the psychiatrist-patient relationship which slowly but surely becomes a veritable struggle for power and control.

5. Kamikaze (HBO Max)

HBO Max is firmly planting the flag here in Spain and debuts in November with Danish series, Kamikaze, scheduled to premiere on the 14th. Under the guise of dramatic comedy, this is another story of adolescent discovery, but with a traumatic element as the main trigger. 18-year-old Julie has lost her parents and brother in an accident and is forced to reevaluate everything she thought to be important in her life up until the tragic event.

6. Cowboy Bebop (Netflix)

Live-action remake of the classic Japanese animation “Cowboy Bebop”, by Shinichirô Watanabe, coddled by Netflix to be served up on the 19th. We’re talking about a series that somewhat similar to jazz, feels comfortable blending several genres. The protagonists are an anarchic group of bounty hunters fleeing their past while pursuing the most depraved of criminals throughout the solar system.

7. Perfect Life (Movistar+)

Also on the 19th, Leticia Dolera’s “Perfect Life” returns to our screens to embroil us in the lives of three women immersed in an existential crisis, having overcome the hurdle of turning 30. Season one of the show was met with very positive reviews and won the 2019 Feroz Best Comedy Series award, as well as Best Supporting Actor for Enric Auquer. Manuel Burque also had a hand in the screenwriting, with Dolera herself directing several episodes together with TV director Ginesta Guindal and the young and promising filmmaker Elena Martín.

8. The Wheel of Time (Prime Video)

Another eagerly-awaited series we can enjoy from 19th starring Rosamund Pike. After the firm wagers with shows like “Carnival Row”, Prime Video one again banks on the fantasy genre with a new serial adaptation, “The Wheel of Time”, based on the epis fantast novel series created by Robert Jordan, with more than 90 million copies sold worldwide. Set in a vast universe in which magic weighs heavily and which only a select few women can appropriate, the story centers around Moiraine, a member of a powerful organization of women. Before long, Moiraine will embark on a dangerous mission that will see them travel the world in the company of five extremely dangerous young people.

9. Hawkeye (Disney +)

Marvel has, in every imaginable manner possible, demonstrated its potential to take over any media and entertainment market, and on November 24 the franchise whips yet another ace from its sleeve. The latest series based on the character of Clint Barton, Hawkeye, will premiere on Disney+, after the movie that saw off the previous stage, Avengers: Endgame left us with a less than elated Barton. As such, this installment will see him having to deal with the trauma and passing the gauntlet to a successor, Kate Bishop, and member of the Young Avengers.

10. Venga Juan (HBO Max)

Our favorite politician, Juan Carrasco, is also back on November 28 on HBO Max, and this time he’s at the pinnacle of his career, holding office and with the physique to match. However, in this third season Juan gets involved in a sordid tale of municipal corruption that will have him fleeing prison until he realizes that not everything is rosy in his current situation. The series, with eight half-hour episodes, is created by Diego San José and  produced by 100 Balas (THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO) for HBO Max.

Arnau Martín Camarasa. Student of Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. My high-school major was in the Arts at Sant Adrià del Besòs. My main goal is to become a critic, analyst or teacher specializing in film and television series. I have more specific objectives that would help me including attending film festivals, being part of the jury and contacting specialized critics to gradually learn to master the art.