15 Intense Netflix Originals Coming this August
05th August, 2020
Like always, the streaming service will release a bunch of Netflix Originals in August. These 15 documentaries, movies, and shows are the best of the lot. After a July filled with top-notch content, it seemed like Netflix would run out of steam and have nothing great to offer in August. However, the streaming service has, once again, proved us wrong and released a list of stellar shows and movies for viewers to enjoy in the coming month. So, what are you waiting for? Put on your pajamas, grab a tub of popcorn, and unwind with these phenomenal documentaries, movies, and series on your favorite streaming service.
Anelka – Misunderstood
The fascinating new documentary, set to release on 5th August, covers the eventful life of former Real Madrid and French striker Nicolas Anelka. In a career spanning almost two decades, the now 41-year-old won virtually every accolade in soccer; however, he made the headlines for all the wrong reasons. The documentary will explore his controversial legacy and feature interviews from the likes of Paul Poga and Arsène Wenger.
El Robo Del Siglo/The Great Heist – Season 1
Stunningly similar to Money Heist, the Columbian show will explore the events that led to the “Robbery of the Century.” A group of 14 robbers made their way into the Bank of the Republic in October 1994 and succeeded in their attempt to steal 24 billion Columbian pesos ($33 million) from the vault. All six episodes will be available to stream on Netflix from 14th August.
Glow Up – Season 2
Stacey Dooley, Dominic Skinner, and Val Garland continue their search for the next big makeup artist in the second season of the British show. Ellis Atlantis took home the prize last time around, and Oscar-winning artist David Malinowski and famed Youtuber Nikkie de Jager made an appearance during the course of the show. The latest season promises to be even better, in terms of both competition and celebrity appearances.
John Was Trying to Contact Aliens
Mysteries of both the heart and the universe intrigue John Shepherd. The electronics whiz tries to address the latter for 30 years, repeatedly sending out signals to contact any alien species in the vast void. Although he never succeeds, Shepherd makes peace with it after finding love on Earth. The short film narrates his tale and is set to release on 20th August.
Lucifer – Season 5 (Part 1)
As soon as the dates were announced, Lucifans were all over the Internet, expressing their excitement and sharing their own theories about what could happen in the latest installment of the fantasy series. The trailer sent them into a frenzy as it announced the arrival of Lucifer’s twin brother Michael. We’ll have to wait till 21st August to find out exactly what Michael’s after.
3% – Season 4
Since its release back in 2016, the dystopian thriller has more than lived up to its billing as the first Brazilian Netflix Original. Created by Pedro Aguilera, the show tackles the class divide in the society. 20-year-olds, who are the focus of the entire series, must pass complex tests to make their way to elite society. Season four is set to release on the streaming service on 14th August.
A narcotic epidemic makes its way to New Orleans. People lose their minds over the pill that grants them temporary superpowers. A local cop, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and a former soldier, played by Jamie Foxx, team up to find the source of the pill. The action crime, which releases on Netflix on 14th August, also stars Dominique Fishback and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Sam Jay – 3 in the Morning
It was only a matter of time before the award-winning comedian made her way to Netflix. Jay has left everyone ROFL ever since she joined Saturday Night Live as a writer. 3 in the Morning is her first comedy special on Netflix, where viewers will enjoy her impromptu and raw brand of comedy for a good one hour. The special releases on 4th August.
Selling Sunset – Season 3
This Netflix Original, which follows the life of luxurious property agents in Los Angeles, has earned quite a following and is set for a third season in just over a year. The reality show stars the likes of Jason Oppenheim and Chrishell Stause. The plot for season three mainly covers Stause and Justin Hartley’s divorce. All episodes will premiere on 7th August.
The Rain – Season 3
The Rain, another stellar European series making the right noise across the globe, is set in a post-apocalyptic world where drops of rain that carry a virus have wiped almost the entire population on earth. The remaining ones must find a cure or face the same end. Season three, which arrives on Netflix on 6th August, explores their attempt to save themselves.
The Seven Deadly Sins – Season 4
Even though season three came out three years ago, The Seven Deadly Sins has hardly lost out on following, with fans still patiently waiting for the new episodes to release on 6th August. The anime, based on Nakaba Suzuki's novels, will explore Meliodas' efforts to protect Princess Elizabeth. Given how much story there's still left to show, the series could very well get an extension, and we're pumped!
The New Legends of Monkey – Season 2
Despite a not-so-successful first season, Netflix kept faith in the Australian-New Zealand series and will be releasing fresh episodes on 7th August. The show, inspired by the Japanese series Monkey, revolves around a bunch of teenagers who are on a quest to gain unlimited power, hoping that it'll help them defeat the demons ruling their land. The show stars Chai Hansen and Luciane Buchanan as lead roles.
Wizards – Tales of Arcadia
The limited series is the final installment in Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy. Characters from the previous two editions, Trollhunters and 3Below, face off in a battle for power in the supernatural worlds. Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton, and Lexi Medrano star in leading roles in the award-winning series, which releases on 7th August.
Produced by Alicia Keys, Work It is a young schoolgirl’s journey to her dreams. Quinn Ackerman, played by Sabrina Carpenter, must earn extracurricular credit to get admission to a top university. Upon realizing this fact, she forms a group of dancers to compete in a competition. The hard part, then, follows as she doesn’t really know how to dance. The dance comedy hits Netflix on 7th August.