What’ s Premiering This Week (Oct. 25-Oct. 31)

Star Trek:Prodigy
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Cable and streaming services will look to scare up viewers during the week leading up to Halloween with several new original horror and sci-fi movies and shows.

Paramount Plus on Oct. 29 will debut a new horror film, Paranormal Activity: Next Of Kin -- the seventh installment in the popular Paranormal Activity movie franchise.


On the sci-fi side, Paramount Plus on Oct. 28 debuts its youth-targeted, animated Star Trek:Prodigy series, the latest project from the storied franchise. 

 Below are video trailers and premiere dates for several shows debuting the week of Oct. 25-Oct. 31 on cable networks and streaming services (for some videos, viewer discretion is advised):

Oct. 26 -- The Last O.G. (returning series) -- TBS

Oct. 27 -- Hypnotic (psychological horror film) -- Netflix

Oct. 28 -- Hitmen (returning series) -- Peacock

Oct. 28 -- Love Life (returning series) -- HBO Max

Oct. 28 -- Selena + Chef (returning series) -- HBO Max

Oct. 29 -- Army Of Thieves (movie) -- Netflix

Oct. 29 -- Colin In Black & White (drama) -- Netflix

Oct. 29 -- Fairfax (animation) -- Prime Video

Oct. 29 -- Swagger (sports drama) -- Apple TV Plus

Oct. 31 -- Doctor Who (returning series) -- BBC America

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.