Netflix goes full summer blockbuster this August, as its four Hell’s Kitchen superheroes – Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist – team up to become The Defenders. The eight-episode limited series will be at the top of most Netflix watchlists, but there’s more to this coming month than Marvel.
Netflix original documentary Icarus promises to blow the lid off doping in professional sport, Adam Wingard’s Death Note, based on the classic manga, is set to scare streamers, alongside the new US TV series based on Stephen King’s The Mist. There’s Boyz n the Hood and a chance to catch Rami Malek’s underseen new film, Buster’s Mal Heart, and for BBC drama fans, New Blood and Dickensian will bring box sets to binge on those long summer evenings.
With schools out for summer, kids will be kept occupied by Netflix’s original animated series, including Home, Dinotrux and Dragons: Race to the Edge. Best of all, though, is an animated treat just for adults: Season 3 of Rick and Morty, which will be available to watch on Netflix exclusively in the UK every week.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2017:
Note: All dates are subject to change. This will be regularly updated throughout July to display the correct information.
Dallas Buyers Club – 1st August
Matthew McConaughey puts in an Oscar-winning performance in this moving true tale of one man’s fight against AIDs – and the pharmaceutical industry’s lack of treatment for it. Jared Leto impresses even more as his friend, Rayon.
New Blood: Season 1 – 1st August
Anthony Horowitz’s entertaining BBC thriller sees two junior investigators team up against a new breed of criminal, the uber rich and powerful corporations, individuals and governments who hide behind legitimate facades.
All Stars – 1st August
Two kids plan an ambitious dance show to raise money for their struggling youth centre in this formulaic but likeable British film, with a welcome dose of John Barrowman.
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant – 1st August
Iranian American comic Maz Jobrani takes the stage in Washington, D.C., to discuss immigration, protests, political donations, the Olympics and more.
The Day of the Jackal (1973) – 3rd August
Edward Fox stars in Fred Zinnemann’s Oscar-nominated thriller, based on the novel about an assassination attempt on President Charles de Gaulle by Frederick Forsyth.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – 4th August
10 years after the original film, fans can finally find out what happened to their favourite campers and counsellors in this eight-episode series.
Love & Mercy – 4th August
John Cusack and Paul Dano deliver astounding performances in this biopic of Brian Wilson, which captures the early years and later struggles of the legendary Beach Boys musician.
Icarus – 4th August
A doping investigation leads to a global cat and mouse game when an American cyclist and a Russian expert trigger a huge international sports scandal.
Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3 – 4th August
Shifting roles within the team cause internal challenges as the Paladins continue to fight the Galra, who are undergoing major changes of their own.
Message from the King – 4th August
Chadwick Boseman and Luke Evens star in Netflix’s original movie about a man on a relentless quest for revenge. After his younger sister is killed, the outsider from Cape Town infiltrates a sprawling network of lowlifes and elites in Los Angeles, hellbent on justice.
Rick and Morty: Season 3, Episode 2 (Rickmancing the Stone) – 5th August
Season 3 of Rick and Morty will be arriving exclusively on Netflix UK this summer. These will be added every Sunday, one week behind the US, starting on 30th July. Episode 2 (Rickmancing the Stone) arrives on 5th August, following the release of The Rickshank Redemption on 30th July. For more information, click here.
Trainwreck – 7th August
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader star in Judd Apatow’s romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe in monogamy – until she unwittingly falls for a sports doctor.
True and The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1 – 11th August
True, the guardian of Rainbow Kingdom, teams up with her magical helpers the Wishes to use friendship and the power of love to save the day.
Atypical: Season 1 – 11th August
Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum, takes a funny, yet painful, journey of self-discovery for love and independence and upends his family.
Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3 – 11th August
Tip and Oh explore life on Earth and in space with their neighbourhood pals and new friend, Elrod, in the third season of Netflix’s spin-off from the DreamWorks film.
Naked – 11th August
Every time Rob Anderson comes close to marrying the girl of his dreams, he wakes up naked in a hotel elevator, reliving his wedding day.
Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1 – 18th August
Netflix’s Avengers moment, this summer’s biggest blockbuster is the crossover between Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, who unite as The Defenders to save New York from Sigourney Weaver’s mysterious villain.
Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 – 18th August
A new squad of Glitter Force warriors unite to defend Earth and the magical kingdom of Splendorious from the evil King Mercenare and his minions.
What Happened to Monday – 18th August
In a future with a one-child policy, six septuplets must work together to find their missing sister and discover a shocking truth about their world.
Dinotrux: Season 5 – 18th August
Meet Ty Rux, a massive Tyrannosaurus Trux, and his best friend Revvit, a razor-sharp Reptool. Together, the Dinotrux and Reptools join forces for the first time ever to build a bigger, better world and battle back against the biggest and baddest of them all: D-Structs, who threatens to wreck everything they’ve built. Dinosaurs? Trucks? Terrible construction puns? We’re in.
Triple Nine – 19th August
John Hillcoat, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Kate Winslet, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul and Norman Reedus all together in one action flick? Triple Nine’s talent alone makes this run-of-the-mill potboiler a “shut up and take my money” package if ever we’ve seen one.
Dickensian: Season 1 – 21st August
EastEnders veteran Tony Jordan brings his knack for serial drama to this 20-part show based on the works of Charles Dickens, which winds them all together into a Marvel-esque shared universe.
Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5 – 25th August
DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon spin-off returns once again for more animated adventures.
Disjointed: Part 1 – 25th August
She’s living her dream as the owner of a cannabis dispensary. She and the budtenders — her son and a guard — are pretty much constantly high.
Death Note – 25th August
Intoxicated by the power of a supernatural notebook, a young man begins killing those he deems unworthy of life. Based on the famous Japanese manga.
The Mist: Season 1 – 25th August
A town is engulfed by a mysterious fog that conceals terrifying visions and deadly creatures in this new horror series based on Stephen King’s story.
Buster’s Mal Heart – 26th August
Quietly released straight to DVD earlier this year, this indie flick sees Rami Malek deliver his first lead film role since he starred in Mr. Robot. He plays Buster, a drifter who, after his family life fractured, is on the run from the authorities, trying to warn people about some kind of impending apocalypse.
Fantastic Four – 29th August
Missed opportunity of misunderstood? Chronicle director Josh Trank’s reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise (starring Miles Teller, Kata Mara, Michael B Jordan and Jamie Bell) was divisive when first released – here’s your chance to catch up away from the bubble of hype and backlash.
Boyz n the Hood – 30th August
John Singleton’s 1991 drama, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. and Ice Cube, follows the lives of three young males living in the Crenshaw ghetto of Los Angeles. Seminal stuff.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2017:
The Originals: Season 4
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course
Dallas Buyers Club
New Blood: Season 1
Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 1
Inspector Gadget: Season 2
Horrid Henry: The Movie
Son of the Pink Panther
Curse of the Pink Panther
Trail of the Pink Panther
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Close Your Eyes Before It’s Dark: Season 1
Have You Ever Fallen in Love, Miss Jiang?: Season 1
Un Plus Une
Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket
Maz Jobrani: Immigrant
Bountiful Blessings: Season 1
Dark Net: Season 1
Locust: Season 1
The Great Train Robbery
The Women Who Kill Lions
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 18
Fartsa: Season 1
Under Arrest: Season 6
Vroomiz: Season 3
World War II in Colour
Anarkali of Aarah
The Wedding Party
Bruno and Boots: Go Jump in the Pool
The Truth About Alcohol
Tie The Knot
AWAKE, A Dream From Standing Rock
The Blind Christ
Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir: Season 1
Below Her Mouth
Houston, We Have a Problem
Seed Of Innocence
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Shooter: Season 2, Episode 3
Killjoys: Season 2
Jab We Met
When the Bough Breaks
Suits: Season 7, Episode 4
All Hallows’ Eve
When a Snail Falls in Love: Season 1
The Hollywood Masters
The Invisible Guardian
When the Bough Breaks
Suits: Season 7, Episode 4
Alan Saldaña: Mi vida de pobre
Chelsea: Season 2
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
Strange Creatures: Season 1
Attack and Defend: Season 1
Dino Hunt: Season 1
Backroad Bounty: Season 1 and 2
What’s for Sale? Wth a View: Season 1
Endless Yard Sale Showdown
Rebel Without a Kitchen
Reno My Remo: Season 1
The Quon Dynasty: Season 1
Taste of the Country: Season 1
How the World Ends: Season 1
100 Day Bach: Season 1
Chef & My Fridge: Season 1 and 2
Secret Life of the Kangaroo: Season 1
Secret Life of the Koala: Season 1
Secret Life of the Tasmanian Devil: Season 1
Secret Life of the Wombat: Season 1
A Family Man (The Headhunter’s Calling)
Buy Herself: Season 1
Enter the Warriors Gate
Men on a Mission: Season 1 and 2
Ricky and Morty: Season 3, Episode 2
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 9
The Black Room
Mission: Destroy Love
Baahubali: The Beginning
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 19
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark
Black Site Delta
Chesapeake Shores: Season 2, Episode 1
Mission: Destroy Love
Shooter: Season 2, Episode 4
I Called Him Morgan
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer
Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood: Season 1
Diary of an Exorcist – Zero
Suits: Season 7, Episode 5
Chelsea: Season 2
Pray For Rain
Ricky and Morty: Season 3, Episode 3
Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 10
The Night Shift: Season 4, Episode 7
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
Bride and Prejudice
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2, Episode 20
Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo
We’re No Animals
The Sweet Life
Blackadder: Season 3 and 4
Shooter: Season 2, Episode 5
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Suits: Season 7, Episode 6
Chelsea: Season 2
What She Put on the Table: Seasons 1
Hide and Seek
Ricky and Morty: Season 3, Episode 4
The Night Shift: Season 4, Episode 8
All About Love: Season 1
Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast
Shooter: Season 2, Episode 6
Suits: Season 7, Episode 7
Chelsea: Season 2
The D Train
Ricky and Morty: Season 3, Episode 5
Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary
Killing Me Softly
Shooter: Season 2, Episode 7
The Other Boleyn Girl
Suits: Season 7, Episode 8
Lockup: State Prisons: Collection 1
Entangled: Season 1
Hogie the Globehopper: Season 1
Justice in the City: Season 1
Method: Season 1
The Dream Catchers: Season 1
The Family Court: Season 1
The Golden Path: Season 1
The In-Laws: Season 1
The Little Nyonya: Season 1
The Truth: Season 1
Together: Season 1
We Speak Dance: Season 1
First Love: Season 1
Good Time: Season 1
Hey, Kids!: Season 1
If Life Cheats You: Season 1
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