What’s coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2021?
James R | On 29, Jul 2021
With summer upon her, Netflix is still finding reasons for us to stay indoors, including Lin-Manuel Miranda’s new musical, Vivo, modern classic Paddington, The Kissing Booth 3, a remake of She’s All That, the return of Riverdale, two action thrillers starring John David Washington and Dave Bautista, a new drama starring Sandra Oh, a prequel to The Witcher and a new offering from Marie Kondo. Also, a cooking series from Paris Hilton.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2021:
Gosford Park – 1st August
In 1930s England, a group of pretentious rich and famous gather together for a weekend. That’s the starting point for Robert Altman’s superb and witty ensemble whodunnit, which stars Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas, Kelly Macdonald, Clive Owen… the list goes on.
Pray Away – 3rd August
The directorial debut of Kristine Stolakis, this documentary takes viewers inside the “pray the gay away” movement, specifically Exodus International, the largest conversion therapy organisation in the world. Formed in the 1970s by five men struggling with their sexuality, the organisation has since been disavowed by several leaders who have come out as LGBTQ. Pray Away chronicles that movement’s rise to power, persistent influence and the harm it causes, featuring interviews with the former leaders and a survivor seeking healing and acceptance from trauma.
Shiny Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord – 3rd August
Max S. reveals how he built a drug empire from his childhood bedroom in this story that inspired the Netflix series How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast).
Cocaine Cowboys: Season 1 – 4th August
Two childhood friends go from high school dropouts to the most powerful drug kingpins in Miami in this true story of a crime saga.
Cooking with Paris: Season 1 – 4th August
Paris Hilton can cook…kind of. Check your smoke detector and get ready for this new reality series.
76 – 4th August
When her husband is accused of taking part in an attempted military coup, a pregnant woman’s life takes an emotional turn in this action thriller.
Vivo – 6th August
With songs written and performed by Lin-Manuel Miranda, this animated family musical follows Vivo, a one-of-kind kinkajou (aka a rainforest “honey bear” voiced by Miranda), who must find his way from Havana to Miami in order to deliver a song on behalf of his beloved owner and mentor Andres (Buena Vista Social Club’s Juan de Marcos Gonzáles).
Hit & Run: Season 1 – 6th August
A man searching for the truth behind his wife’s death becomes caught up in a dangerous web of secrets and intrigue stretching from New York to Tel Aviv.
The Swarm – 6th August
A single mother breeds locusts as high-protein food in this horror film, but has trouble getting them to reproduce — until she finds they have a taste for blood.
The Mustang – 6th August
A hardened criminal participates in a prison rehabilitation program with horses while trying to mend the relationship with his daughter.
Quam’s Money – 6th AugustNavarasa: Volume 1 – 6th August
From amusement to awe, the nine human emotions of Indian aesthetic theory are explored in this anthology series.
Paddington – 7th August
A charming, funny film that embraces everyone in the audience, regardless of age or origin.
Shaman King: Season 1 – 9th August
The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Medium Yoh Asakura joins the epic Shaman Fight, competing with other shamans in a bid to become the all-powerful Shaman King, while facing an opponent bent on disaster.
Untold: Malice at the Palace – 10th August
Key figures from an infamous 2004 incident between players and fans at an NBA game in Michigan discuss the fight, its fallout and its lasting legacy.
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang – 10th August
Phil Wang tackles getting older, dating again, unusual foods and other things that have been on his mind in this special filmed at the London Palladium
Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2 – 10th August
Cute cats, quirky crafts and colorful magic! Join kitty enthusiast Gabby and her sidekick Pandy Paws as they team up for a series of animated adventures.
The Kissing Booth 3 – 11th August
It’s the summer before Elle heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life: whether to move across the country with her dreamy boyfriend Noah or fulfil her lifelong promise to go to college with her BFF Lee. Whose heart will Elle break as The Kissing Booth trilogy comes to an end?
Bake Squad: Season 1 – 11th August
Expert bakers elevate desserts with next-level ideas and epic execution. Now the battle is on to win over clients in need of special sweets in Netflix’s latest baking competition series, presented by Milk Bar’s Christina Tosi.
Riverdale: Season 5, Part 2 – 12th August
The CW’s teen drama finally makes its return for the second half of its fifth season.
Alrawabi School for Girls: Season 1 – 12th August
This youthful drama is created by Jordanian director Tima Shomali and Shirin Kamal and tells the story of how a bullied girl gets revenge on her bullies, only to find out that no one is all bad, and no one is all good, including herself.
Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same – 12th August
Through songs and puns, comedian Lokillo Florez hilariously reviews how Latin Americans have adjusted to a new world where no-hugging policies prevail.
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild – 12th August
In a world where humans and fearsome monsters live in an uneasy balance, young hunter Aiden fights to save his village from destruction by a dragon.
Beckett – 13th August
While vacationing in Greece, Beckett (John David Washington) becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy. Co-starring Alicia Vikander.
Brand New Cherry Flavor – 13th August
A filmmaker heads to Hollywood in the early ’90s to make her movie but tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens.
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers: Season 5 – 13th August
Netflix’s animated spin-of from the action film franchise continues to follow teen driver Tony Toretto and his thrill-seeking friends after they’re recruited by a government agency.
Gone for Good: Season 1 – 13th August
Ten years after losing two loved ones, a man is plunged into another dizzying mystery when his girlfriend vanishes in this thriller based on Harlan Coben’s novel.
Downton Abbey – 15th August
The Lady Dowager will see you now.
The LEGO Movie: The Second Part – 16th August
Balancing catchy songs with existential drama, this sequel’s gonna get stuck inside your head.
Keeping up with the Kardashians: Season 5 – 17th August
Your latest dose of Kim et al.
The Defeated: Season 1 – 18th August
In 1946 Berlin, an American cop searches for his missing brother while helping a novice German policewoman fight the violent crimes engulfing the city.
Black Island – 18th August
The dark secrets of a seemingly peaceful island threaten to swallow up an orphaned student when he grows close to a mysterious new teacher.
Out of My League – 18th August
Tired of swiping through the dating scene with her besties in tow, a charming yet awkward woman with a rare genetic disorder sets her sights on love.
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes – 18th August
Britain’s most notorious serial killer, Dennis Nilsen, confessed to killing 15 people in 1983. Over a five-year period, he picked up vulnerable young men, lured them back to his home and strangled them, before disposing of their bodies under the floorboards.
The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student – 18th August
Looking to shake things up, two best friends embark on a life-changing adventure abroad as exchange students. But can they stay out of trouble?
Sweet Girl – 20th August
A devastated husband (Jason Momoa) vows to bring justice to the people responsible for his wife’s death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).
The Chair: Season 1 – 20th August
The Chair follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Sandra Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of color at the university. Starring Sandra Oh, Jay Duplass, Holland Taylor and Bob Balaban.
The Loud House Movie – 20th August
Scotland’s about to get a whole lot louder. Join the Louds as they head to Scotland for an animated family adventure filled with castles, bagpipes, kilts… and a dragon.
Comedy Premium League: Season 1, Part 1 – 20th August
Four teams comprising 16 of India’s funniest entertainers engage in battles of wit and wisecracks in hopes of being crowned the ultimate comedy champs. Episodes 1 to 4 arrive together.
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf – 23rd August
This origins story takes place before Netflix’s main The Witcher series (starring Henry Cavill as Geralt) and follows his mentor, Vesemir – a swashbuckling young witcher who escaped a life of poverty to slay monsters for coin. But when a strange new monster begins terrorising a politically-fraught kingdom, Vesemir finds himself on a frightening adventure that forces him to confront the demons of his past.
Clickbait: Season 1 – 25th August
When family man Nick Brewer is abducted in a crime with a sinister online twist, those closest to him race to uncover who is behind it and why.
Open Your Eyes: Season 1 – 25th August
After a tragic accident, an amnesiac teen tries to rebuild her life at a memory disorders centre but becomes suspicious of her unconventional treatment.
Post Mortem: Season 1 – 25th August
She’s back from the dead and has a newfound thirst for blood. Meanwhile, her family’s funeral parlour desperately needs more business… This Norwegian vampire comedy-drama is directed by Harald Zwart and penned by up-and-coming writer Petter Holmsen.
Suffragette – 25th August
Inspirational and hugely moving, this is a historical drama that feels urgently present.
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed – 25th August
Bob Ross brought joy to millions as the world’s most famous art instructor. But a battle for his business empire cast a shadow over his happy trees. Director Joshua Rofé charts Ross’ story in this new documentary.
Family Reunion: Part 4 – 26th August
Family matters bring the McKellans closer together as new relationships, unexpected obstacles and a milestone birthday lead to major life lessons.
He’s All That – 27th August
An influencer specializing in makeovers bets she can transform an unpopular classmate into prom king in this remake of the teen classic She’s All That.
Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo: Season 1 – 31st August
In this new series, Marie applies the fundamentals of the KonMari Method to businesses, relationships and communities. Throughout the process, viewers will also step into Marie’s own home, meet her family and get a glimpse into how she sparks joy in her daily life.
Other new releases coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2021
The Hitman’s Apprentice
World Trade Center
Ackley Bridge: Season 3
Young Guns II
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Masha and the Bear: Season 4
I Missed You: Director’s Cut
Time and Tide
Darwin’s Game: Season 1
Ije: The Journey
The Iron Bridge
Control Z: Season 2
Inventing David Geffen
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3
Takizawa Kabuki Zero 2020: The Movie
I Need Romance: Season 1
La Diosa del Asfalto
Don’t Let Go
Riverdale: Season 5, Episode 11
The Kingdom: Season 1
Valeria: Season 2
I Give It a Year
Grace: The Possession
American Girl: Lea to the Rescue
Bride of Chucky
Mr Peabody & Sherman
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Season 5
Toot-Toot Cory Carson: Season 5
Untold: Deal with the Devil
Riverdale: Season 5, Episode 12
Untold: Caitlyn Jenner
The River Runner
Riverdale: Season 5, Episode 13
Untold: Crimes & Penalties