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Here’s what’s coming to Netflix in August

August kicks off tomorrow, which means that there’s a host of new content coming to Netflix (on top of the awesome content that’s already available on the platform). With everything from lekker local content – Family Feud South Africa – to blockbuster international shows – Gotham: Season 5 – and movies Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – there’s something for everyone.

Gotham: Season 5 – (1 August 2020)

The story behind Detective James Gordon’s rise to prominence in Gotham City in the years before Batman’s arrival.

Modern Family: Season 10 – (1 August 2020)

Three different but related families face trials and tribulations in their own uniquely comedic ways.

Super Monsters: The New Class – Netflix Kids & Family (2 August 2020)

New adventures, new friends! The Super Monsters welcome a new class of pint-sized preschoolers to Pitchfork Pines. Meet Olive, Rocky, Sami and Zane!

Connected – Netflix Original Documentaries (2 August 2020)

Science journalist Latif Nasser investigates the fascinating and intricate ways that we are connected to each other, the world and the universe at large.

Immigration Nation – Netflix Original Documentaries  (3 August 2020)

This documentary series offers a unique and nuanced view of the ongoing struggles in America’s broken immigration system.

Kimmy Schmidt and Titus from the Netflix Original Film - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs The Reverend

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs The Reverend –  Netflix Original Film  (5 August 2020)

It’s an interactive Kimmy special! Kimmy’s getting married, but first she has to foil the reverend’s evil plot. It’s your move: What should she do next?

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia – Netflix Kids & Family (7 August 2020)

Merlin’s young apprentice mixes with characters from Trollhunters and 3Below in the final chapter of Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia trilogy.

THE GOVERNOR S1 – (8 August 2020)

The Governor is the riveting tale of Angela Ochello, the Deputy Governor of Savannah State, who with no governorship ambitions finds herself suddenly entangled in a web of political intrigue after the untimely death of the incumbent Governor. As audiences embark on this journey with Angela, they get to see how, with the help of her trusted Chief of Staff, she learns how to manoeuvre through the rough and shark-infested waters of politics whilst balancing the demands of her matrimonial home.

(Un)Well – Netflix Original Documentaries (12 August 2020)

This docuseries takes a deep dive into the lucrative wellness industry, which touts health and healing. But do the products live up to the promises?

Family Feud South Africa (14 August 2020)

In this iconic game show, two families compete to name the most popular responses to gathered survey questions in order to win cash and prizes.

Project Power Netflix Original Film  (14 August 2020)

An ex-soldier, a teen and a cop collide in New Orleans as they hunt for the source behind a dangerous new pill that grants users temporary superpowers.

Promotional image of two characters from the Netflix Original Series: Dirty John

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story – Netflix Original Series  (14 August 2020)

Based on the headline-making crime, socialite Betty Broderick hits a homicidal boiling point during a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband. 

DERE: AN AFRICAN TALE S1 – (15 August 2020)

Introducing the perfect African Cinderella story. The happy life of a young lady encounters a sudden turn of unpredictable events that will shape her life forever and lead her to finding true love. This is a gripping fairy tale of how love conquers all with an African twist.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – (15 August 2020)

Three years after the Jurassic World theme park was closed down, Owen and Claire return to Isla Nublar to save the dinosaurs when they learn that a once dormant volcano on the island is active and is threatening to extinguish all life there. Along the way, Owen sets out to find Blue, his lead raptor, and discovers a conspiracy that could disrupt the natural order of the entire planet. Life has found a way, again.

High Score – Netflix Original Documentaries (19 August 2020)

This documentary series explores the rise of the golden era in gaming, a time rife with competition, innovation and flat-out fun.

Black and white image of Lucifer and Maze from the series: Lucifer

Lucifer: Season 5 – Netflix Original Series (21 August 2020)

Lucifer makes a tumultuous return, Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing.

OJOS IN D’HOUSE S1 – (22 August 2020)

Ojo’s in D’ House is a hilarious sitcom set around the Shenanigans of a middle class Lagos family and all Mrs. Ojo seems concerned with is keeping up appearances.

Million Dollar Beach House – Netflix Original Series (26 August 2020)

This series takes a tour of the luxurious homes owned by captains of industry, tech entrepreneurs and celebrities within the famed Hamptons villages.

American Psycho – (26 August 2020)

A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.

Rising Phoenix – Netflix Original Documentaries (26 August 2020)

This film tells the extraordinary story of the Paralympics and may change the way the world thinks about disability, diversity and human potential.

Aggretsuko: Season 3 Netflix Original Anime (27 August 2020)

Retsuko the Red Panda and her death metal karaoke return for another season.

Cast of the Netflix Original Series - I Am Killer - in a suburban living room

I AM KILLER: Released –  Netflix Original Series (28 August 2020)

Can a cold-blooded killer, sentenced to death for a brutal murder almost 30 years ago, reintegrate into a society they barely know?