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What’s coming to Netflix in August 2019

What’s coming to Netflix in August? The list includes Netflix original movies and TV series, some new and some coming back for second, third or more seasons. They’ve also got some cinematic classics like “Gangs of New York,” a bunch of “Rocky” movies, and plenty of programming for kids.

You’ll also find some interesting international series and original movies from Spain, Korea, Brazil and more. We’ll keep you posted on shows that are leaving Netflix, especially as more companies get into the streaming business.

Here is a list of what we know is coming to Netflix in August. Sit back, pop some popcorn and enjoy!

Most anticipated crime show

Mindhunter fans have been patiently awaiting the second season of the crime drama series that’s based on FBI detectives in the 1970s who interviewed known serial killers to help them solve cases. It’s not exactly a true story, but it’s loosely based on techniques they used to interview sociopaths and understand the mind of the serial killer.

A different kind of talk show

“Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” is a different kind of weekly talk show. Comedian Minhaj is an actor and former “Daily Show” writer and correspondent, who each week takes on topics such as “Why your internet sucks,” the rainforest, and cricket corruption. The show records weekly on Wednesdays and releases on Sundays, so the discussions are current.

Not your parent’s muppets

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” is a Netflix original series produced with the Jim Henson Company, so, yeah, there are puppets, but these aren’t The Muppets or Sesame Street. Take a look at this trailer.


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Everything else coming to Netflix in August 2019

August 1

  • “Are We Done Yet?” the 2007 film starring Ice Cube
  • Rom-com movies “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Groundhog Day,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” and “Sex and the City: The Movie”
  • “Rocky” movies I through V
  • “Boyka: Undisputed” 2016 film
  • “Jackie Brown” (1997) starring Pam Grier
  • “Jupiter Ascending” (2015) with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis
  • “Now and Then,” a 1995 coming-of-age movie with a star-studded cast including Christina Ricci, Rosie O’Donnell, Demi Moore and Gaby Hoffmann
  • “Panic Room,” that 2002 film where Kristen Stewart plays Jodie Foster’s daughter

August 2

  • “She-Ra and the Princess of Power” (Season 3) and Geena Davis joins the voice cast of this animated series. She’ll play the role of Huntara
  • “Otherhood” a film starring Angela Basset, Patricia Arquette and Felicity Huffman, empty nesters who go on a road trip to New York City to reconnect with their sons
  • “Dear White People” (Season 3). Will Sam and Lionel join The Order X?
  • “Derry Girls” (Season 2). The British comedy is back with six more episodes
  • Kids’ favorite “Ask the Storybots” is back with Season 3
  • “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” (Volume 4). This six-volume season will tape weekly on Wednesdays and release on Sundays through September 8
  • “Ask the StoryBots” (Season 3)
  • “Basketball or Nothing” is a docuseries that follows the Arizona Navajo Nation’s Chinle High basketball team on its quest to win a state championship

August 5

  • “No Good Nick” (Part 2), the teen-based sitcom debuted earlier in 2019, and Netflix has 10 more episodes planned to start in August
  • “Enter the Anime”

August 6

  • “Screwball” a 2018 dramedy about Major League Baseball’s doping scandal
  • “Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That” another comedy special from the comedian

August 8

  • “Wu Assassins” (Season 1) is Netflix’s first martial-arts-themed original series about a San Francisco chef who gets recruited to be part of a deadly warrior dynasty
  • “Dollar” a Netflix Arabic original about a woman who tracks down a dollar bill that’s worth $1 million
  • “Jane the Virgin” (Season 5)
  • “The Naked Director,” a new series based in 1980s Japan about, you guessed it, the adult film industry

August 9

  • “Las Chicas del Cable (Cable Girls)” The fourth and final season starts this month. It’s a Spanish series that takes place in the 1920s about four women telephone operators
  • “GLOW” is back for Season 3, and this time the gorgeous ladies of wrestling are heading to Las Vegas
  • “Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling” is a 44-minute movie from the Nickelodeon series “Rocko’s Modern Life”
  • “In the Shadow of the Moon” is a Netflix movie that stars Michael C. Hall and has nothing to do with Apollo 11 and spacewalks. This one’s about a Philadelphia police officer who hunts for an elusive serial killer whose crimes are tied to the lunar cycle. And, no, his name isn’t Dexter
  • “The Family” is a docuseries about a conservative Christian group called The Family, based in Washington D.C.
  • “The Inbestigators” (no, that’s not a typo — it’s INBESTIGATORS) is a kids’ series about four students who start their own detective agency and vlog about it.
  • “iZombie” (Season 5). The quirky CW dramedy series’ final season is on Netflix in August
  • “Sintonia” is another Brazilian original (along with “3%”) to come out of Brazil. This first season starts in August

August 13

  • “Knightfall” (Season 2) might help you if you’re really feeling empty after “Game of Thrones” ended. It’s got swords, knights, drama and action
  • “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready” is a stand-up comedy series of six episodes featuring up-and-coming comedians who do half-hour sets

August 14

  • “The 100” (Season 6) is another CW series that you can binge on Netflix

August 16

  • “Mindhunter” is back with eight episodes
  • “45 RPM” is a Spanish romantic drama series that debuts on Netflix
  • “Better Than Us” is a Russian TV series about a futuristic world with robots that — surprise surprise — have dark sides
  • “Diagnosis” is a docuseries based on NYTimes columnist Dr. Lisa Sanders, who crowdsources diagnoses of rare medical conditions
  • “Frontera Verde” is a limited series Latin-American detective show
  • “The Little Switzerland” is a Spanish-language comedy film about a town that lobbies for Swiss annexation after discovering the tomb of William Tell’s son
  • “QB1: Beyond the Lights” (Season 3) follows the story of high school quarterbacks who move on to Division I college football
  • “Sextuplets” is a Netflix original film about a guy who discovers he’s a sextuplet and sets out to find his five siblings. Marlon Wayans plays all six siblings
  • “Victim Number 8” is a new Spanish-language series from Netflix that takes place after a terrorist bomb in Bilbao, Spain

August 17

  • “The Punisher,” the 2004 movie, not the Marvel Netflix series of the same name

August 20

  • “Gangs of New York.” See the 2004 Oscar-nominated movie again, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis

August 21

  • “Hyperdrive” is a competition reality show where street racers compete on automotive obstacle courses
  • “American Factory” is a two-hour documentary movie that looks at the modern life of factory workers in the U.S.

August 22

  • “Love Alarm” is a Korean TV series that’s got a bit of a “Black Mirror” vibe. It takes place in a world where an app will you know if someone close by likes you, and it’s billed as a romantic drama

August 23

  • “HERO MASK: Part II” is an anime series
  • The reality show “Rust Valley Restorers” (Season 2) is back with more car restorations

August 27

  • The U.K.-based reality food competition show “Million Pound Menu” is back with Season 2
  • “Trolls: The Beat Goes On!” (Season 7) is back for Netflix families

August 29

  • “Falling Inn Love” is a Netflix-original romantic comedy film starring Christina Milian
  • “Workin’ Moms” (Season 3)

August 30

  • “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Season 1) is a prequel series to the 1982 fantasy film “The Dark Crystal”
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