What’s new on Netflix and other sites in August?

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‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?’ It’s fair to say we’re feeling a ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ because August is set to bring a bunch of highly anticipated movies and shows like Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to our screens. It’s also a month of big goodbyes, with shows like The Loudest Voice, iZombie, Power and Preacher scheduled to air its series finale on Stan within the next two weeks.

Here’s a quick guide to what’s being added to Netflix Australia this month, as well as those added on rival streaming services Stan, Amazon Prime, Foxtel Now and HayU.

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Coming to Netflix Australia in August

Wu Assassins

Wu Assassins is a sci-fi urban martial arts series which follows Kai Jin, a young chef in San Francisco who becomes the latest individual in a long line of assassins chosen to stop the Wu powers from falling into the wrong hands. Watch Iko Uwais (“Kai”) flex his martial arts skills to fight crime, along with other cast members including Katheryn Winnick, Byron Mann, Tommy Flanagan, Li Jun Li, Celia Au, Lewis Tan, Lawrence Kao, Juju Chan, Tzi Ma, Cranston Johnson, Mark Dacascos, Kevin Durand, Jeff Fahey and Summer Glau.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Looking for a family-friendly show to obsess over? Take a short trek to your television or computer screen and pull up The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The Crystal of Truth powering the planet Thra is damaged. It’s been corrupted by Skepsis and spreading sickness across the land. Luckily, there are three young determined Gelfling determined to head on an epic quest to save their world after discovering the horrifying secret behind the evil Emperor’s power.

Derry Girls

Looking for a good belly laugh? Derry Girls is a comedy set in a politically tumultuous time in Northern Ireland in the 1960s, featuring five high school students with an even bigger problem: surviving the ups and downs of being a teenager. Derry Girls is created by Lisa McGee and features a hilariously talented cast starring Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan and Louisa Harland.

Dear White People

Season two left viewers dangling on the edge of a major cliffhanger, after the most recent episode revealed the mystery narrator as a member of The Order of X. Creator Justin Simien has kept pretty tight lipped about what fans can expect next, but he says it “will be crazy”. New characters will also join the show and will be played by Blair Underwood, Laverne Cox, Yvette Nicole Brown and Flavor Flav.

GLOW

GLOW gets back in the ring for its third season, with the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling now fighting their way to the top in Las Vegas for their new live show. Geena Davis will also be joining the show as Sandy Deveraux, a former Vegas showgirl and the current entertainment director of the Fan-Tan Hotel and Casino.

August 1

  • The Matrix Trilogy
  • Up in the Air
  • Elizabethtown
  • Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Get Smart
  • Something Borrowed
  • Arthur Christmas
  • A Little Bit of Heaven
  • The Cabin in the Woods
  • Are We Down Yet?
  • Wolfblood
  • Zombieland

August 2

  • Ask the StoryBots (Season 3)
  • Basketball or Nothing
  • Dear White People (Volume 3)
  • Derry Girls (Season 2)
  • Otherhood
  • She-Ra and the Princess of Power (Season 3)

August 3

  • A Star is Born

August 4

  • Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj (Volume 4)

August 5

  • Enter the Anime
  • No Good Nick (Part 2)
  • The Wandering Earth

August 8

  • Dollar
  • THE MECHANIC
  • The Naked Director
  • Wu Assassins

August 9

  • Cable Girls (Season 4)
  • GLOW (Season 3)
  • Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling
  • Sintonia
  • Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales
  • The Family

August 10

  • 47 Metres Down

August 13

  • Office Christmas Party
  • Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

August 15

  • Arthur
  • Cannon Busters
  • Cop Out
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Jersey Boys
  • Suicide Squad
  • The Prestige
  • The Untouchables

August 16

  • 45 rpm
  • American Pie Presents: Beta House
  • Better Than Us
  • Blue Crush
  • Charlie Wilson’s War
  • Chicken Run
  • Dazed and Confused
  • Diagnosis
  • Frontera Verde
  • Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
  • MINDHUNTER
  • Patch Adams
  • Psycho
  • Sextuplets
  • Shakespeare in Love
  • Super Monsters Back to School
  • The Dilemma
  • The Little Switzerland
  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
  • Vertigo
  • Victim Number 8
  • What Dreams May Come
  • QB1: Beyond the Lights (Season 3)

August 17

  • Mother!
  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

August 20

  • Robin Hood
  • Simon Amstell: Set Free

August 21

  • Hyperdrive
  • American Factory

August 23

  • El Pepe: Una Vida Suprema
  • HERO MASK (Part II)
  • Rust Valley Restorers
  • Southpaw

August 25

  • Training Day

August 27

  • Million Pound Menu
  • Trolls: The Beat Goes On!

August 28

  • Wonder

August 29

  • Falling Inn Love
  • Kardec
  • Workin’ Moms

August 30

  • CAROLE & TUESDAY
  • Droppin’ Cash (Season 2)
  • La Grande Classe
  • Mighty Little Bheem (Season 2)
  • Sacred Games (Season 2)
  • Styling Hollywood
  • The A List
  • The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis

Coming to Stan in August

The Handmaid’s Tale

Prepare yourself, season two of The Handmaid’s Tale is available from August 1 and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re re-watching the season or catching up on the award-winning series, get ready to invest yourself in Offred’s pregnancy and her battle towards guaranteeing her future child a life away from Gilead’s dystopian hell.

Preacher

Preacher’s upcoming season is the show’s fourth and final chapter. Jesse (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy’s (Joseph Gilgun) continue their search for God, but things go awry when it lands the team in an epic battle between Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between. Will their prayers be answered?

Power

Ominously titled ‘The Final Betrayal’, there’s no doubt the final season of Power is going to end with a bang when it finally answers many of the unanswered questions on viewers’ lips. What happened to Angela after she was shot in season five? How will Tasha’s reinvention of herself change things? And will the new theme song sound for the upcoming episodes?

August 1

  • Chowder (Season 2)
  • K K.O Let’s Be Heroes!
  • Resistance
  • Steven Universe (Season 5)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 2)

August 2

  • Monster in Law
  • Johnny Test (Season 6)

August 3

  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • The Insult

August 4

  • Graduation
  • Mud

August 5

  • Preacher (Season 4)
  • So Help Me God

August 6

  • Life Beyond Me
  • Torque

August 7

  • Reindeer Games
  • Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventure (Season 3)

August 8

  • Goddess
  • Tramontane

August 9

  • 60 Days in (Season 2)
  • Analyse This
  • Boy Eating the Bird’s Food

August 10

  • Infinity Train
  • The Lego Movie
  • Mad Max
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack – Christmas Special

August 11

  • Son of Sofia
  • The Castle

August 12

  • Fighting

August 13

  • Million Dollar Baby
  • The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

August 14

  • Doubt

August 15

  • She’s the Man
  • Tracey Ullman’s Show (Seasons one to three)

August 16

  • Degrassi: The Next Generation (Season 10)
  • Sick of It
  • Trainspotting

August 17

  • Sleeping Beauty
  • The Rebound

August 18

  • Intimate Parts
  • My Sister’s Keeper

August 19

  • Bounce

August 20

  • Boomerang
  • The Spy Next Door

August 21

  • Don John
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Season 2)
  • Un Plus Une

August 22

  • Darkness Falls
  • Antichrist

August 23

  • The Split
  • Self/Less

August 24

  • Hollywoodland
  • Sliding Door

August 25

  • Rendition
  • Hemel

August 26

  • Emma
  • Power (Season 6)
  • The Delay

August 27

  • Bang Gang
  • Get Carter
  • The Station Agent

August 28

  • Down To You
  • Exit Wounds

August 29

  • The Pallbearer
  • Frances Ha

August 30

  • Brassed Off
  • Hi-so
  • Space Ranger roger
  • The Brave One

August 31

  • Super
  • Watch the Sunset

Coming to Amazon Prime Video in August

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Our Spidey senses are tingling… and it seems we’ll be swinging straight to the TV on August 13 when Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse lands on our screens. With the help of an aged Peter Parker, watch teen Miles Morales team up with five different versions of the friendly neighbourhood superhero to fight against evil which threatens all alternate realities.

Directed by Bob Perischetti and Peter Ramsey, this family friendly animated film is voiced by Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Rodney Rothman.

Carnival Row

Carnival Row is a new Victorian fantasy drama series narrated by Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevigne), a refugee faerie who flees her homeland after it’s invaded and torn apart by humans. But despite high tension and a great societal divide, Stonemoss finds unexpected romance with a human detective by the name of Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom).

The official synopsis reads: “Feared by humans, they are forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as human detective and a faerie rekindle a dangerous affair. The city’s uneasy peace collapses when a string of murders reveals a monster no one could imagine.” The cast of Carnival Row also stars David Gyasi, Indira Varma, Jared Harris, Karla Crome and Tamzin Merchant.

Free Meek

Free Meek is an in-depth docu-series that looks at Meek Mill’s fight for exoneration and the circumstances around the rapper’s arrest, conviction and probation. It also opens viewers to the flaws of the American criminal justice system, and the impact on communities of colour.

The documentary is created in collaboration with Meek and executive producers Shawn Carter (you may otherwise know him as Jay-Z), Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, and Paul and Isaac Solotaroff. It is also produced by Roc Nation and the Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC).

August 1

  • After Sex
  • Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club
  • Dance of the Dead
  • Dead Space: Downfall
  • Dear Santa
  • Eon Kid
  • Evolver
  • Filmhouse Fever
  • Intacto
  • My Chauffeur
  • Object of Beauty
  • The Open Road
  • Repo: The Genetic Opera
  • Resistance
  • Return of the Living Dead III
  • Return to Area 51
  • Salome’s Last Dance
  • Samantha
  • Scream Queens
  • See No Evil
  • Skipped Parts
  • Spread
  • The Lost Room
  • Thomas Kinkade’s Christmas Cottage
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Turbulence II: Fear of Flying
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Wildflower
  • Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies

August 2

  • This is Football

August 9

  • Free Meek
  • Pete the Cat

August 13

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

August 14

  • Down with Love
  • Under Siege 2

August 15

  • The Arrival The Burrowers
  • The Chair
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Dead Space: Aftermath
  • The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Ghost in the Shell 2.0
  • Ginger Snaps 2
  • Hellboy: Sword of Storms
  • Jingle Bells
  • The Lair of the White Worm
  • Object of Beauty Paperhouse
  • Santa Mesa
  • Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll
  • Signs of Life
  • Slam
  • Street Fighter Alpha: Generations
  • Sword of Gideon
  • Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal
  • Two Family house
  • Valley of Heart’s Delight

August 16

  • Jim Gaffigan: Quality Time
  • The Terror: Infamy

August 23

  • Alice Wetterlund: My Mama is a Human and So Am I
  • Alonzo Bodden: Heavy Lightweight
  • Mike E. Winfield: Step Man
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • #IMomSoHard Live

August 27

  • Holmes and Watson

August 30

  • Carnival Row

Coming to Foxtel in August

Bohemian Rhapsody

We have ‘Somebody to Love’ by the name of Rami Malek, who takes the stage as Freddie Mercury in the 2018 film celebrating iconic British rock band Queen, their music, and the revolutionary lead singer himself. The biopic also stars Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joseph Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Tom Hollander, Allen Leech and Mike Myers.

A Star is Born

You’ve probably heard the song ‘Shallow’ on the radio three times on the way to work this morning and passed just as many bus stops with the movie poster for A Star is Born in the same trip. Now the Academy Award-winning film is available on Foxtel (and Netflix) for us to watch over and over again, whilst we anonymously weep from the comfort of our own couch. Watch famous musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) meet and fall in love with Ally (Lady Gaga), a struggling artist he’s determined to stop from giving up on her dreams – even when her rise means the tragic downfall of his own health.

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

This inspiring two-part documentary gives viewers an intimate look into not only one of the most iconic sporting legends in history, but also a global symbol of hope, humanity and understanding. It reveals the boxer’s struggles and successes in and out of the ring, partly told through recordings of his voice and previously unseen archival footage.

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali is directed by Antoine Fuqua, with LeBron James and Maverick Carter as executive producers. The Muhammad Ali family estate also played a role in producing this documentary, along with Jamie Salter of Authentic Brands Group.

August 1

  • American Psycho
  • As Good As It Gets
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Boogie Nights
  • Borat
  • Cloverfield
  • Daddy Day Camp
  • Death Wish II
  • Death Wish 3
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • From Dusk Til Dawn
  • Garfield
  • Heathers
  • Hook
  • I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl
  • In Darkness
  • Jackie Brown
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Pacific Rim: Uprising
  • Main Event
  • Midnight Oil
  • Rushmore
  • Searching For Sugar Man
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Species III
  • Species: The Awakening
  • Stargate
  • Stargate: Continuum
  • Stargate: The Ark of Truth
  • Steel Magnolias
  • Superbad
  • Talladega Nights
  • That Darn Cat
  • The Amityville Murders
  • The Bone Collector
  • The Big Chill
  • The Descendants
  • The Doors
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Ladykillers
  • The Pink Panther 2
  • The Forbidden Kingdom
  • The Pact
  • The Swingers
  • This is Spinal Tap
  • Tootsie
  • We Bought a Zoo
  • Zathura: A Space Adventure

August 2

  • Cold Creek Manor

August 3

  • A Star is Born
  • Kindergarten Cop
  • What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali

August 4

  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  • Role Models
  • State of Play

August 5

  • Share
  • Stuck in the Suburbs

August 6

  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
  • Old Dogs
  • When Missing Turns to Murder

August 8

  • The Even Stevens Movie

August 9

  • The Break-Up

August 10

  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Death Race
  • How To Train Your Dragon 3
  • Woodstock: 50th Anniversary Edition

August 11

  • Schindler’s List

August 12

  • Succession (Season 2)
  • Double Teamed

August 13

  • The Titan Games
  • Nobody’s Fool

August 14

  • Curfew
  • Den Brother
  • Gogglebox Australia

August 15

  • Godzilla
  • Suicide Squad
  • Gurrumul
  • Jersey Boys
  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
  • The Escape
  • RocknRolla

August 16

  • Forces of Nature

August 18

  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web

August 19

  • Legendary Megastructures

August 20

  • Righteous Gemstones
  • Speed Kills

August 22

  • Screen (Season 4)

August 23

  • Hitman: Agent 47

August 24

  • Robin Hood
  • Snow White And The Huntsman

August 26

  • Ballers (Season 5)

August 27

  • Widows

August 28

  • 60 Days In (Season 5)

August 30

  • Playing It Cool
  • Tinker Bell And The Secret Of The Wings

Coming to HayU in August

Flip It Like Disick

When he’s not Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Scott Disick is flipping multi-million dollar luxury homes and transforming spaces for his celebrity friends. See how and why everything Lord Disick touches really does turn to gold.

Dating #NoFilter

It’s First Dates meets Gogglebox. Dating #NoFilter brings comedians together to say how it is, providing glorious unfiltered commentary on all the awkward cringe-worthy chemistry, unusual characters, and mouth-dropping “they said what?” quotable moments.

August 2

  • Million Dollar Listing (Season 8)

August 5

  • Flip It Like Disick

August 7

  • Dating #NoFilter (Season 2)
  • Flipping Exes
  • The Real Housewives of Orange County (Season 14)

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