20 Things To Stream In August

These days it feels like a real challenge to keep up with what’s dropping when on which platform, with new show announcements popping up all the time. That said, August promises to be yet another exciting month in the world of streaming with a wide range of stories. From the return of Sacred Games to a fantasy epic with puppets to more Adulting, here are our picks of what’s releasing this month across platforms.

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Netflix

Mindhunter Season 2

When: August 16th

Everyone’s favourite serial killer-profilers return for more investigation and psychoanalysis of the worst of humanity, taking you into the mind of serial killers in true David Fincher style.

Sacred Games Season 2

When: August 15th

Netflix’s flagship Indian original is back to further the gritty tale of gangsters, cops and politicians. Expect more tense cat and mouse chases, new characters and a fresh set of Ganesh Gaitonde one-liners that deserve their own series of T-shirts.

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When: August 24th

One of the most discussed and celebrated Hindi films of 2019 makes its streaming debut. Anubhav Sinha’s timely social drama starring Ayushmann Khurrana is the rare blend of concept and craft, and it deserves your attention.

Dark Crystal: Age Of Resistance

When: August 30th

Netflix’s latest fantasy epic follows a world of …puppets? A prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson The Dark Crystal, the new series offers a weirdly great voice cast including Taron Edgerton, Mark Hamill and Andy Samberg among others. Consider us curious.

Wu Assassins

When: August 8th

Martial arts mayhem meets mysticism in the latest Netflix original series. A San Francisco chef is the chosen one in a long line of assassins who keep the mysterious Wu powers out of the hands of evil. Expect many backflips and impressive ass-kicking.

Amazon Prime Video

Carnival Row

When: August 30th

Amazon’s next tentpole show blends a world of fantasy, fairies and discrimination. Starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, the Victorian-set show gives us a world where magical creatures exist and are treated as lesser beings. Think a period District 9 with fairies instead of aliens. Consider us sold.

Agent Sai Srinivasa Athreya

When: August 7th

Lauded as one of the best Telugu films of the year, the comedy-thriller stars Naveen Polishetty as a Sherlock Holmes-style detective out to investigate crime and uncover mysteries.

This Is Football

When: August 2nd

A six-part original series which explores the sport that’s considered a unifier of billions of people across the globe. This Is Football promises stories of redemption, belief and wonder through the experiences of people from around the world.

Free Meek

When: August 9th

From Executive Producer Jay-Z, this explosive docu-series seeks to expose the story of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill’s whose 2017 arrest for probation violations, lead to a powerful justice reform movement, exploring the systemic corruption and dirty cops.

Hotstar

A Black Lady Sketch Show

When: August 3rd

A new sketch comedy series written by and starring Robin Thede with sketches performed by a core cast of black women featuring hilarious characters and celebrity guests, including Angela Bassett, Tia Mowry and Aja Naomi King. Need we say more?

Ballers

When: August 26th

The Rock returns in season 5 of his HBO show as a retired NFL superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for the current players in sun-soaked Miami.

Succession

When: August 12th

A series about a rich family of industrialists constantly at war with each other couldn’t be more fitting for Indian audiences wouldn’t you say? From the mind of Adam McKay, the second season follows the Roy family as they struggle to retain control of their global media empire.

Killing Eve

When: August 9th

From writer and creator of the moment Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the Emmy-nominated show follows an MI5 security officer and psychopathic assassin who go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.

Dice Media

Adulting Season 2

When: August 11th

Dice Media carries on its slew of fun, relatable shows for millennials with a second season of Adulting, about the daily lives and shenanigans of two twenty-something women trying to make it through adulthood in one piece.

ALT Balaji

Boss: Baap of Special Services

When: August 2nd

The latest from AltBalaji is a Shimla-set series of two detectives who investigate crimes and uncover mysteries.

ZEE5

Barot House

When: August 7th

Starring Amit Sadh, ZEE5’s next big bet is a dark thriller based on a series of inexplicable and gruesome killings which tear a suburban family apart.

Madras Meter Show

When: August 5th

The new Tamil series takes a satirical look at news, politics and current events on a weekly basis, promising a blend of comedy and journalism.

Posham Pa

When: August 21st

Inspired by true events, the Sayani Gupta-starrer revolves around a psychologically disturbed mother who coerces her daughters into a life of crime.

Krishanu! Krishanu!

When: August 22nd

Based on India’s first footballer Krishanu Dey, considered the Indian Maradona, the show highlights his rise to playing for the national team in various tournaments, including leading India in the 1992 Asia Cup.

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