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What’s coming soon to Netflix UK in August 2019?

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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:

1st August LEGO Friends: Girls on a Mission: Season 2 Roxanne Valkyrie

2nd August Ad Vitam: Season 1
 Ask the StoryBots: Season 3

3rd August I Am a Killer: Season 1

5th August Destination Forks: The Real World of Twilight
 Enter The Anime


6th August 6th August
Cuckoo: Season 4
 Inside No.9: Season 4

7th August 
Collateral Beauty

8th August Dollar: Season 1


9th August Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales: Season 1
 The Family: Season 1
 The InBESTigators: Season 1

11th August Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4, Episode 2 15th August Happy Feet Cannon Busters: Season 1 Whindersson Nunes: Adult

16th August 8 Mile 45 rpm Better Than Us: Season 1
 Green Frontier: Limited Series
 Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
 Sextuplets
 Super Monsters Back to School The Little Switzerland
 Victim Number 8: Season 1

18th August Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4, Episode 3 20th August Simon Amstell: Set Free

21st August Hyperdrive: Season 1

24th August Kingsman: The Secret Service

25th August Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4, Episode 3

Date TBC Dazed and Confused The Chronicles of Riddick Shakespeare in Love The Prince of Egypt Fifty Shades of Grey

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