Here’s what’s new on Video on Demand, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and other services.

Top streams of the week

Colin in Black & White” (TV-14) dramatizes former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s high school years and the experiences that inspired him to become an activist. Kaepernick narrates the six-episode limited series he created with Ava DuVernay. (Netflix)

The basketball drama “Swagger: Season 1” (TV-MA), starring O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Isaiah Hill, is inspired by NBA superstar Kevin Durant’s experiences as a young ballplayer on and off the court. Three episodes available; new episodes on Fridays. (Apple TV+)

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning stage musical is brought to the screen by director Jon M. Chu in In the Heights (2021, PG-13), starring Anthony Ramos in the role created by Miranda. It’s back on HBO Max.

Kid stuff: A crew of intergalactic teenagers head into space in a derelict Starfleet ship in the animated “Star Trek: Prodigy: Season1” (TV-Y7), the first original “Star Trek” series created for young viewers. Kate Mulgrew reprises her role as Captain Janeway. (Paramount+)

Kate Siegel and Jason O’Mara in “Hypnotic.”  (Eric Milner / Netflix)

Halloween highlights

A young woman (Kate Siegel) discovers there are deadly consequences to her intense hypnotherapy sessions in “Hypnotic” (TV-14). (Netflix)


Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin” (2021, R), the seventh film in the found-footage horror series, skips theaters and debuts on Paramount+.

The anthology “Horror Noire” (2021, not rated) showcases short films from Black directors and screenwriters; and the documentary series “Behind the Monsters: Season 1” (not rated) explores modern horror icons from Freddy Krueger to Candyman. (Shudder and AMC+)

Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand

Matt Damon plays an American roughneck who travels to Marseille, France, to help his daughter, who is in prison for a murder she didn’t commit, in “Stillwater” (2021, R). Also new: supervillain action sequel The Suicide Squad (2021, R), with Margot Robbie, Idris Elba and John Cena; and horror sequel “Don’t Breathe 2” (2021, R), with Stephen Lang. All are also on DVD and at Redbox.


Matthias Schweighöfer directs and stars in “Army of Thieves” (2021, TV-MA), a heist thriller co-starring Nathalie Emmanuel.

True stories: Edgar Wright’s documentary “The Sparks Brothers” (2021, R) profiles the cult rock band Sparks and its founders, Ron and Russell Mael.

Streaming TV: Rapper Saweetie and a cast of sex-positive puppets present “Sex: Unzipped: Season 1” (TV-MA), which uses humor to explore human sexuality.


Amazon Prime Video

Fairfax: Season 1” (TV-MA) is an adult animated comedy about four middle school boys in Los Angeles trying to establish their cool credentials.


In “Women is Losers” (2021, TV-MA), a bright and talented Catholic schoolgirl (Lorenza Izzo) in 1960s San Francisco overcomes obstacles to chart her own future.

Issa Rae returns for the fifth and final season of her award-winning series “Insecure” (TV-MA).

Other streams

“Vera” creator Ann Cleeves writes the limited-series mystery “The Long Call” (not rated), starring Ben Aldridge as police detective whose first murder case takes him to his hometown. (BritBox)

The limited series “Nox” (France, 2018, TV-MA, with subtitles) is a crime thriller that plunges a bank robber and the police into the sewers and tunnels beneath Paris. (Topic)