Showtime has announced the movies, TV shows and sports programming coming to the service in November. The Showtime November 2021 lineup includes the special event series Dexter: New Blood, featuring the return of TV’s favorite serial killer.
Dexter: New Blood picks up 10 years after Dexter Morgan went missing, showing him living under a new name in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, NY. Also coming is the psychological horror series Yellowjackets, which tells the saga of how a high school girls soccer team descends into savagery after its plane crashes in the remote wilderness.
The Showtime November 2021 slate also features the return of VICE, which has seven new gripping episodes that cover an array of provocative topics, including Cuba’s new revolution and Louisiana’s so-called “Cancer Alley,” a Black community that’s seen a disturbing number of deaths.
Showtime is offering two new feature documentaries: On Saturday, November 6, Attica is a first-person account of the largest and bloodiest prison uprising in US history; and on Friday, November 26, Cusp is an unflinching, unfiltered snapshot of teenage life in America as three girls, on the cusp of womanhood, explore freedom and agency while grappling with the darker realities young women face today.
Showtime will also make available Oliver Stone’s documentary JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass beginning Friday, November 12, ahead of the anniversary of President Kennedy’s tragic death.
The season finales of drama series American Rust and the acclaimed political docuseries The Circus both will be available Sunday, November 7.
This month on Showtime Sports, get ready for a historic showtime on Saturday, November 6 — live on Showtime PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas — when boxing’s consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, Mexican superstar and unified WBA/WBC/WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez faces undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant.
Also that night, Anthony Dirrell squares off against “Madman” Marcos Hernández; unbeaten Rey Vargas returns to action against Mexico’s Leonardo Báez; and super lightweight contenders Elvis Rodríguez and Juan Pablo Romero battle in a 10-round showdown.
On Friday, November 12, Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible provides an in-depth, inside look at Garnett’s remarkable NBA career, diving deep into how his decision to become the first player in two decades to go to the NBA directly out of high school changed the NBA while ushering in a phenomenon that had a ripple effect beyond the sport, itself.
Subscribers also will have access to the network’s premium movie collection. As part of the Showtime November 2021 slate, the streamer highlights “Boots on the Ground: Veterans’ Stories” with films including Forrest Gump, G.I. Jane and Semper Fi and a “Fabulous Foreign Film Collection,” including Minari, Rafiki, Slalom and more!
SHOWTIME NOVEMBER 2021 ORIGINALS
Documentary Feature Premieres Saturday, November 6
In 1971, tensions between inmates and guards at the Attica Correctional Facility come to a head in the early hours of September 9 when inmates from the maximum-security prison in Upstate New York launched into the largest and bloodiest prison riot in US history. Through original interviews with former inmates, family members of the hostages, and those who witnessed the rebellion firsthand, Attica brings us back to a moment in time that resonated for decades, weaving hundreds of hours of never-before-seen, archival footage from inside the prison. The film captures the people, politics, emotions and tragedy, which continue to serve as a wake-up call about the need for prison reform and a reminder of the responsibilities of justice.
DEXTER: NEW BLOOD
Special Event Series Premieres Sunday, November 7
Set 10 years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, Dexter: New Blood finds him living under an assumed name in the fictional small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may be embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events in this close-knit community, his Dark Passenger inevitably beckons.
Season Finale: Sunday, November 7
Based on Philipp Meyer’s celebrated debut novel, American Rust, starring Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney, is a compelling family drama and a timeless story of wanting a brighter future while being held prisoner by the past. The story of survival and transcendence is told through the eyes of Del Harris, the complicated and compromised chief of police of a Pennsylvania Rust Belt town full of good people making bad choices. When news of a murder rips through the town, Harris must decide the lengths he is willing to take to protect the son of the woman he loves.
Season Finale: Sunday, November 7
The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth returns for an eight-episode run this fall. The acclaimed weekly docu-series, now in its sixth season and nominated this year for two Emmy Awards, is hosted by John Heilemann, Mark McKinnon, Alex Wagner and Jennifer Palmieri. With COVID-19 resurging, Afghanistan in chaos, Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic agenda on the line in Congress and the Republican Party still in thrall to Donald Trump and his Big Lie about 2020 election fraud, The Circus once again takes viewers behind the scenes and beyond the headlines at a moment when American politics is more convulsive than ever — and the stakes for the country have never been higher.
JFK REVISITED: THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
New Documentary Film Premieres Friday, November 12
Thirty years after his film JFK, filmmaker Oliver Stone takes viewers on a journey though recently declassified evidence in the assassination of President Kennedy—the most consequential American murder mystery of the twentieth century. Joined by Oscar-winning narrators Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland, as well as a distinguished team of forensics, medical and ballistics experts, historians and witnesses, Stone presents compelling evidence that could persuade people to alter their views – what was once considered conspiracy theory is now presented as fact.
Series Premieres Sunday, November 14
Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.
Series Returns Sunday, November 14
The Peabody Award-winner and two-time Emmy®-nominated documentary series VICE relentlessly pursues untold stories of social justice, civil rights and identity, tackling complex geopolitical stories from remote parts of the world and on domestic grounds. The second half of the season this fall covers a range of topics, from an investigation into the disturbing number of deaths in the Black community living in Louisiana’s so called “Cancer Alley,” to the new revolution in Cuba. The VICE reporting team includes a diverse group of award-winning journalists including Isobel Yeung, Gianna Toboni, Hind Hassan, Alzo Slade, Seb Walker, Paola Ramos, Ben C. Solomon, David Noriega and Krishna Andavolu.
EVEN MORE FUNNY WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
Comedy Special Premieres Wednesday, November 24
Golden Globe winner Teri Hatcher leads a cast of the funniest women in comedy for a night of over-the-top uninhibited stand up. The special stars Carole Montgomery, Wendy Liebman, Teri Hatcher, Leighann Lord, Monique Marvez and Marsha Warfield.
Documentary Feature Premieres Friday, November 26
During a road trip across America, first-time filmmakers Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt meet three spirited teenage girls – Brittney, Aaloni and Autumn – at a gas station in small-town Texas and are inspired to document their carefree summers. This crew of two with only a camera, microphone and a $10 flashlight for lighting soon discovers a much different story. As they film the teens’ activities from bonfire parties to bedroom hangouts, discussions around sex, trauma, agency and consent unfold with candor. Shot verité style, the documentary captures intimate moments of female bonding and gives a candid look at the dark realities that young women face today. In Cusp, Hill and Bethencourt reveal a true-to-life coming-of-age tale and provide an unfiltered snapshot of teenage life in America.
THE BEST OF ALL THE SMOKE WITH MATT BARNES AND STEPHEN JACKSON
Thursday, November 4
The Best of All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson features weekly episodes that highlight conversations with NBA icons such as Allen Iverson, Kevin Garnett, Stephen Curry, Shaquille O’Neal and more from Seasons 1 and 2 of the popular and culturally relevant podcast All the Smoke.
BELLATOR MMA 270: QUEALLY VS. FREIRE
Friday, November 5, at 5 p.m. ET/ 2 p.m. PT
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire meets Peter “The Showstopper” Queally in a highly anticipated rematch for the vacant 155-pound world title in the main event, live from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Bellator’s return to the Irish capital is co-headlined by an explosive bantamweight fight between two grappling wizards in No. 6-ranked James “The Strabanimal” Gallagher and No. 2-ranked Patrick “Patchy” Mix. Also in action, Charlie Ward squares off against Nobert Novenyi Jr. in a middleweight fight, and Daniel Weichel meets Pedro Carvalho in a featherweight fight.
SHOWTIME PPV: CANELO VS. PLANT
Saturday, November 6 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Boxing’s consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, Mexican superstar and unified WBA/WBC/WBO Super Middleweight World Champion Saul “Canelo” Álvarez faces undefeated IBF Super Middleweight World Champion Caleb “Sweethands” Plant in a historic showdown, live on Showtime PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Two-time super middleweight world champion Anthony Dirrell squares off against exciting contender “Madman” Marcos Hernández in the 10-round co-main event, while unbeaten former super bantamweight world champion Rey Vargas returns to action against Mexico’s Leonardo Báez in a 10-round attraction. Kicking off the pay-per-view telecast are super lightweight contenders Elvis Rodríguez and Juan Pablo Romero battling in a 10-round showdown.
KEVIN GARNETT: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE
Friday, November 12
Kevin Garnett: Anything Is Possible spotlights Garnett’s remarkable career and the progressive moments that defined it. The film explores how Garnett’s decision to become the first player in two decades to go to the NBA directly out of high school changed the face of the NBA and ushered in a phenomenon that reverberated beyond the league and even the sport. In addition to Garnett, the film features a range of dynamic voices and characters including the aforementioned luminaries, as well as Snoop Dogg, Sam Cassell, Pau Gasol and more.
BELLATOR MMA 271: CYBORG VS. KAVANAGH
Friday, November 12, at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Top-ranked women’s pound-for-pound fighter and 145-pound champion Cris Cyborg makes her third straight title defense when she takes on No. 5-ranked Sinead Kavanagh. The co-main event features two top five heavyweight contenders going toe-to-toe as Tyrell Fortune squares up with Linton Vassell. Also on the card is a featured featherweight fight between Aaron Pico and undefeated, No. 8-ranked Justin Gonzales and a women’s featherweight matchup between Arlene Blencowe and Pam Sorenson. A heavyweight attraction between undefeated Steve Mowry and former PFL competitor Rakim Cleveland kicks off the main card.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: BENAVÍDEZ VS. UZCÁTEGUI
Thursday, November 13, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Unbeaten two-time world champion David Benavídez squares off against former champion José Uzcátegui in a WBC super middleweight title eliminator as Benavídez returns to his hometown of Phoenix for the first time in six years in the Showtime main event. The telecast also features the much-awaited return of longtime contender José Benavídez, the older brother of David Benavídez as he faces Argentina’s Francisco Emanuel Torres in a 10-round super welterweight bout.
ALL ACCESS: CANELO VS. PLANT EPILOGUE
Thursday, November 13 (Immediately following the conclusion of Benavidez-Uzcategui)
The Emmy Award-winning series chronicles the aftermath of the historic and highly anticipated undisputed super middleweight championship showdown between boxing’s consensus No. 1 pound-for-pound star Canelo Álvarez and undefeated Caleb Plant.
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING: FIGUEROA VS. FULTON
Saturday, November 27, at 10 p.m. ET/ 7 p.m. PT
Undefeated 122-pound world champions are set for a unification clash as WBC champion Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa meets WBO champion Stephen “Cool Boy Steph” Fulton Jr. in the Showtime main event. Unbeaten super bantamweight contender Ra’eese Aleem battles Mexico’s Eduardo Baez in the 10-round co-main event and rising bantamweight contender Gary Antonio Russell takes on Mexico’s Alejandro Barrios in the 10-round telecast opener.
A look at the movies that will be available as part of the Showtime November 2021 lineup.
A Case of You
Ape vs. Monster
Are We Done Yet?
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Director’s Cut)
Coming from Insanity
Damsels in Distress
Frank Miller’s Sin City
Get Rich or Die Tryin’
Head of State
Mario Puzo’s The Godfather: The Death of Michael Corleone
Richard Prior Live on the Sunset Strip
Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Talented Mr. Ripley
The Godfather Part II
The Last Right
The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Way We Were
When a Stranger Calls
When Bowie Met Bolan
When Cary Grant Introduced Timothy Leary to LSD
When Harry Met Sally
Wish You Were Here
X-Rated: The Greatest Adult Movies of All Time
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 4
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 5
Six Minutes to Midnight (Premiere)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 8
Under The Tuscan Sun
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 9
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 12
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 14
The Chronicles of Riddick
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 15
Summer of 85
Under the Volcano
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 23
Inside the Rain
The Hummingbird Project
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 24
The Humans (Premiere)
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 29
New Wave: Dare to Be Different
AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 30
In addition to the Showtime November 2021 schedule, you can check out these collections next month.
BOOTS ON THE GROUND
Veterans’ Stories: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Act of Valor, Driveways, Forrest Gump, G.I. Jane, Homeland: Pilot, Out of the Furnace, Ready for War, Rescue Dawn, Semper Fi, The Longest War, The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, U-571, XY Chelsea
FABULOUS FOREIGN FILMS
Après Vous, Bacurau, Beanpole, Beneath a Sea of Lights, Climax, Family First, Girlhood, Knuckle City, Minari, Rafiki, Slalom, Summer of 85, The Captain, The Gasoline Thieves, The House of the Cemetery, The Truth, Victoria