What to watch in August: 13 new movies and shows on Netflix, HBO Max, Disney Plus

Streaming providers have a lot of new content to choose from this month.

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Even if the summer is drawing to a close, streaming content isn’t going anywhere. Netflix, HBO, and other streaming providers have a slew of new episodes and movies to offer in August.

She-Hulk, Star Wars spy thriller Andor, comic book adaption The Sandman and Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon make up the August streaming schedule.


Additionally, Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead and an adaptation of A League of Their Own: The Next Generation will premiere this month, as will the spinoff Selling the OC.

Season 2 of Reservation Dogs and season 3 of Never Have I Ever are both returning this month.

In August 2022, we’ve put up a list of the best shows to watch.


Reservation Dogs season 2 (FX on Hulu)

Back by popular demand is one of television’s most underrated shows. Once again, FX on Hulu’s show about a group of Native American teenagers is taking viewers on a wild ride through their daily lives on a reserve. I don’t mean the departure of Elora (Devery Jacobs) from town at the season’s end. Just like the rest of her friends who are stranded at home, she’s having a difficult time traveling.

While Bear is training to be a roofer, Cheese appears to be testing the waters of professional wrestling, and Willie Jack, at the tender age of 15, is taking the plunge. Season two of this endearing show sounds promising, and we’re placing our faith in co-creators Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi to deliver another triumphant season. — Henry Casey

Stream it August 3 on FX on Hulu(opens in new tab)


Mike Judge’s Beavis and Butthead (Paramount Plus)

The Beavis and Butt-Head resurrection is now complete because Paramount Plus has followed up the Beavis and Butt-Head Do The Universe movie (which was highly received) with a new program for the duo.

To add insult to injury, they’re also desecrating historic objects while they’re back in high school. It’s not unexpected that Beavis’s torment appears to be going on indefinitely. Also, it appears that they don’t grasp current times, since a trip to a local greenmarket appears to result in broken glass and splattered preserves. The HTC

Stream it August 4 on Paramount Plus(opens in new tab)


The Sandman (Netflix)

An epic journey has been made to Netflix by the comic novels by Neil Gaiman. It’s been 30 years since the previous screen adaptation attempt went nowhere (including one starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt). The Sandman, on the other hand, has arrived at last and is ready to frighten us in our sleep.

Morpheus, the lord of the Dreaming realm, is played by Tom Sturridge. In addition to him, his sister Death and six other Endless are among the siblings (Kirby Howell-Baptiste). In 1916, occultists kidnap Dream and imprison him for more than a century. When he returns, he discovers that his kingdom has fallen into utter chaos. The Corinthian (Boyd Holbrook), the living nightmare, has escaped. Morpheus will have to deal with Lucifer Morningstar (Gwendoline Christie) and occult detective Johanna Constantine if he wants to find him and correct the wrongs (Jenna Coleman). — Kelly Woo

Stream it August 5 on Netflix(opens in new tab)


Thirteen Lives (Prime Video)

Hollywood loves nothing more than ripping from the headlines and making melodramatic movies out of dangerous real-world situations. In a number of these, Tom Hanks has played a leading role (see: Sully, Captain Phillips). Thirteen Lives, a film directed by Ron Howard, is strangely absent of his involvement.

When a local junior football team and coach were trapped in a cave for 18 days due to severe rain, this survival film captures their ordeal. International rescue teams were dispatched in response to the public outcry over their predicament. Actors Viggo Mortenson and Colin Farrell portray divers John Volanten and Richard Stanton in this film. As soon as the next monsoon arrives, they must evacuate the teenagers from the cave as quickly as possible. The King’s English

Stream it August 5 on Prime Video(opens in new tab)


A League of Their Own (Prime Video)

Reboots of iconic films are generally something I oppose, but A League of Their Own: The TV series could be an exception. While many male players were fighting in World War II, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was created in the 1940s. When it comes to baseball action and feminist fervor, this new version attempts to incorporate themes of race and sexuality that aren’t explored in the original version.

Chanté Adams as Max and Abbi Jacobson as Carson are two examples of the show’s diversity. In addition, Greta (D’Arcy Carden) may have a sexual awakening in store for Carson. They’re in an entirely different cast, but Nick Offerman’s stern boss Dove Porter resembles Tom Hanks’ Jimmy Dugan. A simple yell of “There’s no crying in baseball!” will accomplish the trick. The King’s English

Stream it August 12 on Prime Video(opens in new tab)


Never Have I Ever season 3 (Netflix)

Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) has a new love interest! No ordinary boyfriend, however; it’s the dashing, well-liked Paxton Hall-Yoshida (Darren Barnet). Seeing them together in public, she can’t believe her good fortune. Devi’s high school peers, on the other hand, can’t help but be skeptical of her claims. Lack of self-assurance isn’t really endearing, and it could drive Paxton away.

Ben Gross (Jaren Lewison), her intellectual adversary, still seems to have feelings for her after their five-minute connection. In contrast to her relationship with Paxton, their easy banter and shared interests are a refreshing change. With the appearance of an Indian teenager (Anirudh Pisharody), things get even more difficult. Devi may be unable to resolve this complex love triangle on her alone. The King’s English

Stream it August 12 on Netflix(opens in new tab)


She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Disney Plus)

Let me get this out of the way: She-CGI Hulk’s is drawing a lot of criticism. Some have criticized her for appearing too small and frail in the first trailers, and they’re not wrong. For those who expected She-Hulk to be as enormous as the ordinary Hulk, this might be an issue. When it comes to height, she’s 6-foot-7 and he’s 8-foot-2, making the gender discrepancy even more pronounced.

Despite this, I’m excited for the program because it stars Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany, who has previously established herself to be a master of disguise. This time around, she is playing She-Hulk, Attorney at Law Jennifer Walters. Bruce Banner’s cousin Walters is the next Disney Plus character to go through her own origin narrative, as has been the case with every show we’ve seen since Hawkeye taught his successor to fight. Everyone who was hoping for more connection between Moon Knight and Ms. Marvel will be pleased to learn that Mark Ruffalo will be on hand to help his sister adjust to her newfound abilities. Also expected is Wong, the Supreme Sorcerer.

In addition to adjusting to her new role as a 6-foot-7 green ‘giant,’ Walters has to contend with Titania, played by Jameela Jamil of The Good Place, who is also a formidable opponent. Tim Roth, who played Emil Blonsky aka Abomination in Shang-Chi and that Incredible Hulk movie that starred Ed Norton that we all forget about, is finally reprising his role as Abomination.


Stream it August 17 on Disney Plus(opens in new tab)

Bad Sisters (Apple TV Plus)

With her brilliantly witty intellect, Sharon Horgan helped to create Catastrophe a few years ago. Her latest project involves five sisters, a murder inquiry, and a deceased husband. The Garvey sisters vowed to look out for one another no matter what happened to them. As a group, they decide to protect one of their own from her abusive spouse by killing him.

At first, it seems like a joke, but as time passes, they go deeper and deeper into the idea of killing their brother-in-law. There is a suspicious life insurance agent who inquires about his death months later. Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, and Eve Hewson also appear as Horgan’s sisters. Daryl McCormack, Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, and Assaad Bouab round out the cast. The King’s English


Stream it August 19 on Apple TV Plus(opens in new tab)

House of the Dragon (HBO Max)

Much like many others, when Game of Thrones finished, I was done with it. This is partly due to the poor plotting of Daenerys’ character and partly due to tiredness. Fortunately, House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones spinoff, looks good enough to get me back to the show.

That being said, people who are eagerly awaiting the fourth season of Succession while also enjoying D&D will be pleased to hear House of the Dragon is centered on the battle for power. Emotions have already been slighted in the fight for House Targaryen’s control, thus the battle will not be clean.


The subject of who will succeed King Viserys of House Targaryen is weighing heavily on the king’s mind, especially in light of the fact that his sleep is frequently punctuated by visions of dragons. There is some opposition to the inclusion of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the first-born of the Targaryen line, in the selection process because a woman has never ruled the Iron Throne. The king’s brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen, is also mentioned as a possible successor. And it doesn’t appear that Daemon will be crowned king. War erupts, and it feels like the old Game of Thrones has returned. The HTC

Stream it August 21 on HBO Max(opens in new tab)

Selling the OC (Netflix) is one of my guilty pleasures, as it contains both interpersonal strife and eye-popping real estate listings. I’ll watch until my eyes fall out of my eye for endless drama and infinity pools. The offshoot Selling the OC, which follows a new group of agents at the Oppenheim Group’s office in Newport Beach, California, is one that I will be watching, and I hope you will, too.


Adam DiVello, the reality producer of Laguna Beach, returns to his roots with the new show. As the first teaser for Selling the OC shows, DiVello is clearly an expert at what he does. The cast members are already snarking about each other’s listings and seeming to be at odds, accusing one another of jealously. Due to the participation of male agents, the sexism in Selling Sunset has been ratcheted up. The King’s English

Stream it August 24 on Netflix(opens in new tab)

Welcome to Wrexham (FX)

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are taking Ted Lasso’s place. For genuine this time in 2020, the two Hollywood heavyweights set out to improve the hapless Wrexham Football Club in North Wales. The third-oldest professional soccer team in the world, now in the fifth division of the English football league, is the subject of this docuseries.


Of course, at the time, everyone assumed it was a prank played for laughs. Both Reynolds and McElhenney are well-known for their ability to crack wise and make people laugh. As this documentary reveals, the team and the working-class community were a priority for them. Wrexham’s players put themselves available to inquiries from fans and tour the decaying Racecourse Ground (the world’s oldest soccer facility that still hosts international matches). The actors, despite their lack of football management expertise, show a lot of heart. Ted Lasso would give this film a perfect five-star rating. The King’s English

Stream it August 24 on FX via Hulu(opens in new tab)

The Patient (FX on Hulu)

A comedian turned actor, he’s worked in both comedy and drama since leaving The Office in 2011. (and projects somewhere in between). As a therapist kept hostage by a patient with an odd request – suppress his murderous impulses — The Patient sees his pendulum swing to the other extreme. When Sam (Domhnall Gleeson) kills again, Alan must find a way to stop him before he does it to him again, for he is certain to be the next victim. Sam’s reluctance to discuss sensitive issues, such as his relationship with his mother Candace, scuppers the high-stakes therapy sessions (Linda Emond).


Having flashbacks of his former therapist (David Alan Grier), Alan begins to deal with buried traumas like the death of his wife Beth (Laura Niemi) and alienation from his son Ezra (Aaron Eckhart) (Andrew Leeds). The King’s English

Andor (Disney Plus)

Diego Luna made his Star Wars debut as Cassian Andor in the excellent film Rogue One. The character of Andor, a rebel leader with charisma and a calm demeanor, is perfect fodder for a war program on Disney Plus. The upcoming television series Andor, premiering on the 31st of August, provides us cause for optimism. I suppose that’s what this prequel to Rogue One is about, as it explores the narrative of how the Rebel Alliance came to be.

Genevieve O’Reilly will reprise her role as Mon Mothma, the Galactic Senator who is fighting for justice both in the government and on the ground. A new character named Luthen will be played by Stellan Skarsgard, and the name alone screams villain to me. Andor is expected to follow in the footsteps of Rogue One and Episodes 4 through 6 by telling personal stories. The HTC




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