What are the biggest TV shows and web series coming to streaming in November 2023? The overtly gory animated series Invincible returns for a second run, as our titular teenage superhero struggles to rebuild his new life out of fear that he might end up evil, like his father Omni-Man. Bringing back Oscar-nominee Steven Yeun as the lead voice actor, the ) as the brilliant tech expert May and Ren Watanabe as the curious Kentaro.
The first two episodes of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters drop November 17 on Apple TV+, after which it will follow a weekly release schedule until January 12.
The Railway Men
When: November 18
India’s leading film production company YRF is foraying into web series with The Railway Men, recounting the tale of the brave workers who risked their lives to save countless survivors who fell victim to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. The four-part-long series follows four such individuals played by Madhavan (Rocketry: The Nambi Effect), Kay Kay Menon (Farzi), Divyendu Sharma (Mirzapur), and Babil Khan (Qala), who tried to get as many breathing victims as possible out of the state. While the inner workings of the Union Carbide India pesticide plant and the sequence of events that led to the disaster will be shown, for now, it’s unclear whether the show will touch upon the harrowing aftermath that saw countless affected citizens rallying together for justice.
All episodes of The Railway Men drop November 18 on Netflix.
Squid Game: The Challenge
When: November 22
Drawing direct inspiration from the South Korean sensation Squid Game, Netflix is pitting 456 contestants against each other, as they engage in a flurry of new and familiar games like Red Light, Green Light, Sugar Honeycombs, and more to win a reward of $4.56 million (about Rs. 37 crore). That said, the stakes in this reality series don’t put your life in danger, instead relying on alternative ways to punish players — shooting players with paintball instead of bullets, for instance. Filmed in the UK, the sets were rebuilt to mimic the same tension-filled environment as the actual show, including bunkbeds for sleeping and the giant glass piggybank suspended up above with cash money filled in, enabling players to work together and even betray others to further their goals.
All 10 episodes of Squid Game: The Challenge will be out November 22 on Netflix.