What’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video in August 2021?
If July was all about summer blockbusters for Amazon Prime Video, August is about making the most of the Bank Holiday weekend, with a host of box sets for bingeing – including the return of Modern Love, the debut of Cruel Summer and the long-awaited arrival of Nine Perfect Strangers.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021:
SOZ: Soldados o Zombies – 6th August
Standing for Soldados o Zombies, this eight-part thriller sees a new breed of zombie face off against one of the most wanted drug lords in Mexico. To avoid extradition, the charismatic and unpredictable drug lord Alonso Marroquín escapes prison in Mexico to hide in the middle of the desert. While on the other side of the border, a United States Army experiment with pigs in a military base, goes wrong and the Mexican police unit going after Marroquín gets infected, transforming into a new breed of zombies with special abilities. The army and this new species converge in Marroquín’s hideout, where the battle for survival begins. In short, it’s narcos vs zombies.
Cruel Summer: Season 1 – 8th August
The series, which premiered on Freeform in the US in April, hails from executive producers Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple (The Sinner), and follows the aftermath of a popular teen going missing, only for an outcast to seeming take over her life. Spanning three summers in the 1990s, it begins with Kate Wallis disappearing without a trace, only for the seemingly unrelated Jeanette Turner transform from a sweet and awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town, eventually becoming the most despised person in America.
Shershaah – 12th August
This Amazon original war drama is inspired by the life of Kargil war hero, Captain Vikram Batra. Directed by Vishnu Varadhan, the film stars Sidharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani in lead roles and Shiv Panditt, Raj Arjun, Pranay Pachauri, Himmanshu Ashok Malhotra, Nikitin Dheer, Ankita Goraya, Anil Charanjeett, Sahil Vaid, Shataf Figar and Pawan Chopra.
EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME – 13th August
EVANGELION:3.0+1.01 THRICE UPON A TIME is the fourth and final chapter of the new theatrical edition of Evangelion. The blockbuster franchise is based on the story of Evangelion, an artificial human and multipurpose humanoid weapon, and the Angels, an unknown life-form which takes place after the Earth has been shattered by a cataclysmic event. The anime film – which is the highest-grossing movie in Japanese cinemas this year – is from directors Kazuya Tsurumaki, Katsuichi Nakayama and Mahiro Maeda as well as legendary creator, screenwriter and chief director Hideaki Anno (Shin Godzilla). To celebrate the finale of the franchise, Prime Video will also release the three previous movies, EVANGELION:1.11 YOU ARE (NOT) ALONE., EVANGELION:2.22 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE., EVANGELION:3.33 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO.
Modern Love: Season 2 – 13th August
From Once and Sing Street veteran John Carney, this anthology series is inspired by the real life stories from the popular New York Times column of the same name, charting tales of love and relationships in all their complexities and beauty. Season 2 comprises eight half-hour episodes, with a star-studded ensemble cast that includes Tobias Menzies (The Crown), Sophie Okonedo (Ratched), Lucy Boynton (Bohemian Rhapsody), Tom Burke (Mank), Minnie Driver (Cinderella), Dominique Fishback (Judas and the Black Messiah), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound), Anna Paquin (Flack), Miranda Richardson (Stronger) and Lulu Wilson (The Glorias).
Nine Perfect Strangers: Season 1 – 20th August
Starring Nicole Kidman and Melissa McCarthy, this thriller from director Jonathan Levine and co-writers David E Kelley and John Henry Butterworth follows nine stressed city dwellers at a boutique health-and-wellness resort, trying to get on a path to a better way of living. However, these nine strangers have no idea what’s about to hit them…
Kevin Can F**ck Himself – 27th August
This dark comedy series stars Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek) as Allison McRoberts, a prototypical sitcom wife who finally wakes up to and revolts against the injustices in her life.