Summer, a time for going outside, eating ice cream, getting a tan and maybe building a sandcastle. Unless, of course, you’ve got Netflix, in which case you may well be spending this Augut indoors building a fort near your TV and diving into box sets instead. This month has a scorching line-up in store, including the return of Glow, Dear White People, Sacred Games and She-Ra – not to mention the debut of Netflix’s The Dark Crystal prequel, the arrival of Blade Runner 2049 and a slice of classic Hitchcock with Psycho. And did we mention the second season of Mindhunter?
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2019:
Ex Machina – 1st August
Alex Garland’s underrated sci-fi is a smart thriller that raises provocative issues of gender and control
Dear White People: Volume 3 – 2nd August
From playing with the narrator to the secretive Order of X, the third season of Netflix’s satire of modern America promises to be unpredictable, with change firmly in the air – not to mention teasing digs at RuPaul and Queer Eye.
She-Ra: Season 3 – 2nd August
Netflix’s animated series offers a modern take on the iconic character for a new generation and follows Adora, an orphan who leaves behind her former life in the evil Horde when she discovers a magic sword that transforms her into the mythical warrior princess. Along the way, she finds a new family in the Rebellion as she unites a group of magical princesses in the ultimate fight against evil. Season 3 sees She-Ra’s journey into the Crimson Waste lead to a showdown between Catra (Michalka) and new villain Tung Lashor (Jake Eberle).
Otherhood – 2nd August
Feeling marginalized and forgotten, long time friends Carol (Angela Bassett), Gillian (Patricia Arquette) and Helen (Felicity Huffman) decide to drive to New York to reconnect with their adult sons, and in the process they realize their sons are not the only ones whose lives need to change.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4 – 4th August
Netflix’s most successful topical comedy show returns for a fourth run, with episodes arriving weekly on Sundays.
No Good Nick: Part 2 – 5th August
Netflix’s sitcom, starring Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin, returns for a second run, as a family finds life turned upside down when a young, street-smart grifter shows up on their doorstep, claiming to be a distant relative.
Wu Assassins: Season 1 – 8th August
He’s on a mission to save Chinatown, even if it means killing his own father. Kung Fu meets sci-fi meets Asian street food in Netflix’s new thriller.
The Naked Director: Season 1 - 8th August
Take a look inside the world of Toru Muranishi who revolutionized the adult video industry in 1980’s Japan.
GLOW: Season 3 – 9th August
Netflix’s wrestling comedy heads to Vegas for its third run.
Cable Girls: Season 4 - 9th August
Las Chicas del Cable are back for a fourth season, as Netflix returns to period Spain to pick up after Season 3’s explosive finale.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling - 9th August
Netflix brings back the Nickelodeon cartoon for the modern day with a one-off feature-length outing.
Sintonia: Season 1 - 9th August
Doni is the baby of the family, dreaming of living the funk lifestyle; Rita is a hard-working girl who is always on the move; and Nando is the official tape unwinder of the suburbs. Surrounded by prejudice and obstacles, the three will need to work hard to change their lives in this new Brazilian series.
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready – 13th August
The actor and comedian showcases some of her favourite up-and-coming comic talents with this new Netflix stand-up series.
Blackadder: Season 3 and 4 – 15th August
The only thing better than having Blackadder on Netflix? Having its two funniest seasons on Netflix.
Mindhunter: Season 2 – 16th August
Netflix’s riveting crime drama is back for a long-awaited second season, as FBI agents Bill Tench and Holden Ford profile serial killers and investigate the Atlanta Child Murders.
Diagnosis: Season 1 - 16th August
Based on Dr. Lisa Sanders’ popular column in The New York Times Magazine, Diagnosis follows various patients on their respective journeys toward finding a diagnosis, and potentially a cure, for their mysterious illnesses.
Psycho – 16th August
Hitchcock’s iconic slasher did for showers what Jaws did for sharks.
American Factory - 21st August
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Power: Season 6 – 26th August
50 Cent’s TV series is back for the first part of its sixth and final season, continuing Ghost’s tale of morality in the criminal underworld.
Blade Runner 2049 – 28th August
Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford star in this stunning sequel to Ridley Scott’s iconic sci-fi, which answers some questions while asking new ones all of its own.
Workin’ Moms: Season 3 – 29th August
The comedy series about four unlikely friends returns to continue charting unlikely, honest tales of modern motherhood.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance – 30th August
The journey begins as darkness rises. Join three Gelfling heroes on an epic quest to save their world.
Sacred Games: Season 2 – 15th August
The game’s bigger and the stakes are higher, as Netflix’s Mumbai crime drama returns for a second season.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2019:
LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission: Season 2
Ad Vitam: Season 1
Ask the StoryBots: Season 3
I Am a Killer: Season 1
Destination Forks: The Real World of Twilight
Enter The Anime
6th August Cuckoo: Season 4
Inside No.9: Season 4
Dollar: Season 1
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales: Season 1
The Family: Season 1
The InBESTigators: Season 1
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4, Episode 2 15th August
Cannon Busters: Season 1
Whindersson Nunes: Adult
Better Than Us: Season 1
Green Frontier: Limited Series
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
Super Monsters Back to School
The Little Switzerland
Victim Number 8: Season 1
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4, Episode 3 20th August
Simon Amstell: Set Free
Hyperdrive: Season 1
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4, Episode 3
Dazed and Confused
The Chronicles of Riddick
Shakespeare in Love
The Prince of Egypt
Fifty Shades of Grey
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