What’s Coming to Netflix in August 2019

If you have been wondering when new episodes of some of your favourite shows will be landing on Netflix, the wait might be over! Lots of our favourite shows are returning to Netflix in August 2019, as well as some interesting new shows from Korea, Japan and Columbia to name just a few.

Start planning your binge watching now with this comprehensive list of the Netflix shows and movies that are hitting our small screens in August.

August 2nd

Ad Vitam (Season 1)

This new French sci-fi series will be hitting screens at the start of the month. It is set in a future where regeneration technology means that humans can live indefinitely. So why is there an epidemic of teen suicides?

Ask the Storybots (Season 3)

This kids’ favourite is back for a third season. The show has an amazing what of condensing big issues and topics into bite-sized episodes for kids that their caretakers may also learn something from.

Dear White People (Season 3)

The American comedy-drama starring Logan Browning is back as protagonist Samantha continues to try and open hearts and minds to the social issues playing out at an Ivy League Institution.

Derry Girls (Season 2)

Season one of this British comedy managed to be an unexpected hit, so we are back at the all-girls school in Northern Ireland during the troubles of the late 1960s. This show offers an excellent mix of history and heart.


Three mothers, played by Angel Bassett, Felicity Huffman and Patricia Arquette, visit their adult children in New York City in this new comedy. Based on the novel Whatever Makes Your Happy by William Sutcliffe, how will their sons react to their unannounced appearance?

She-Ra and the Princess of Power (Season 3)

Fans of season two of this Dreamworks cartoon series won’t have to wait long as season three is arriving hot on its tail on August 2nd. This is a reboot series of the classic 80s cartoon that was the female spin-off of He-Man, based on the Masters of the Universe toy line.

August 5th

Enter the Anime

This documentary will delve into the history and meteoric rise of anime. If you are just getting into some of the great anime available on Netflix, this will be a great way to boost your knowledge and street cred!

No Good Nick (Part 2)

Netflix only gave us ten episodes of this new Sean Astin sitcom a few months ago, and now we are ready to finish the season. The show focuses on 13-year-old Nicole (Nick) seeking revenge on a suburban family for ruining her life.

August 8th

The Naked Director (Season 1)

This new Japanese series will be set in the world of Pinku, a Japanese softcore film sub-genre, and will be based on the life of the 1980s director Toru Muranishi who managed to become the king of the genre.

Wu Assassins (Season 1)

This new show promises to be a mix of American crim drama and martial arts moves. Set in San Francisco’s Chinatown, a young chef will he is the next Wu Assassin, a chosen one destined to round up the powers of an ancient triad. Iko Uwais, best known from the Raid movies, is set to star.

August 9th

Cable Girls (Season 4)

This Spanish favourite is going strong as it enters its fourth season. We will return to the women working at the Madrid-based telecommunications company and the hardships they face as working women in the 1920s.

The Family

This docuseries follows the heart breaking investigation into one of Australia’s most notorious cults, the deaths that it caused, and the scars that have been left on the survivors.

Glow (Season 3)

We will be diving back into the glamorous world of women’s wrestling in the 1980s when Glow returns. There are more actions and better costumes than the WWF and Alison Brie and Better Gilpin make a powerful leading duo.

In the Shadow of the Moon

Fan favourite Michael C. Hall will be hitting our Netflix screens in this political thriller. It will also star Boyd Holbrook as a detective who becomes obsessed with a series of murders that defy explanation.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling

This special will reboot the classic Nickelodeon series about Rocko and his friends, animals that return to Earth after spending 25 years in space. How will they cope with all the changes that have taken place in their hometown, O-Town.

Sintonia (Season 1)

This Brazilian series is set in Sao Paolo, and follows the lives of three teens living in a favela as they pursue their dreams in the world of music, while trying to stick together.

August 15th

Cannon Busters (Season 1)

This anime series based on the comic of the same name will be taking us to the land of Gearbolt created by LeSean Thomas. A friendship droid called S.A.M. will embark on a search for his best friend, accompanied by a maintenance robot and a deadly fugitive.

Sacred Games (Season 2)

The biggest Netflix series to come out of India is back with a second season in August. We will return to the troubled police officer plated by Saif Ali Khan and how he will deal with the fallout in the city of Mumbai from the end of season one.

August 16th

Green Frontier (Season 1)

This new Spanish-language crime series follows a young Bogota-based detective who gets pulled int the jungle to investigate the murders of four women. But expect something a bit different, including magic and Nazis!

Mindhunter (Season 2)

One of several serial killer-based dramas to hit our screens in 2017, Mindhunter is finally back and we will see more about the development of the FBI’s profiling techniques that were triggered by a series of murders in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

August 21st

American Factory

This documentary from directors Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert is from the new production company set up by the Obamas. It explores the modern lives and trials and people working in America’s factories.

August 22nd

Love Alarm (Season 1)

This new Korean series will focus on a unknown developer who releases an app that can tell you if someone within ten metres of you has romantic feelings for you. What will they do with their new found success, and how will their technology disrupt society?

August 30th

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Season 1)

Fans of the classic Jim Henson puppet film (1982), that became available on Netflix in May, will quickly find themselves binging this new series. A prequel, we will be revisiting our favourite characters and learning more about their back stories.

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