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Netflix Australia: What's New in August 2018

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Krystle Shrimpton Fri, 03/08/2018 - 15:09

Welcome to another fantastic line up in August. I had just finished Jessica Jones S2 two days ago, and am still pondering the ending of Dark. There's lots more to enjoy this month, and it there's some exciting new content to get carried away with.

Let's look at some of the Netflix original shows and other TV highlights.

Disenchantment (trailer) - Follow the (not) fairytale misadventures of a hard drinking princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). With Matt Groening and Josh Weinstein executive producers, can't wait for August 17!

The Innocents (trailer): Two young lovers find themselves caught up in a kidnap plot – just as June is starting her new life in London. Unexpectedly, June begins to change before their eyes. Together they must figure out whom they can trust.

Flavors of Youth: International Version (Japanese, animated, trailer) - Released by the same studio as last year's critical success, Your Name, CoMix Wave Films comes to Netflix with the themes of food, clothing, housing, and transportation- weaving three independent stories in contemporary China.

To returning series, Ozark S2 (trailer) – Jason Bateman and Laura Linney anchor this series about a financial planner who uproots his family to the Missouri Ozarks, to hide his link to a drug cartel.

Meteor Garden (New Episodes in August - TBA) (Mandarin) An updated version of the hit Mandarin drama from 2001 will be released in Asia, mid July and continuing throughout August. Directed by showrunner Angie Chai, this new series introduces the classic love story to new audiences.

Mr. Sunshine (trailer) - Weekly episodes, this series following a Korean American U.S. marine returning to his homeland on a diplomatic assignment, (Korean) and falls for a noblewoman.

Kiddies and the young at heart will be spoilt for choice, with plenty more series being updated this month, such as Voltron S7, Pinky Malinky, the PonySitters Club, Dinotrux Supercharged: S3
Spirit Riding Free: 6, Ask the StoryBots: S2, Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: S3

Like Father (Netflix Original - trailer) – On the outset, a Kelsey Grammar, Kirsten Bell and Seth Rogan combination look like a fantastic mash up of comedy gold. Left at the alter and coming to grips with her new reality, the young executive forges a friendship with her estranged father, amongst all the crazy activities aboard the cruise that was meant to be her honeymoon.

Star Trek Beyond (trailer) – Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, and homegrown hottie Karl Urban, Acclaimed director JJ Abrams brings back this reboot, adding another episode to the Enterprise logs. Crashing into a mysterious planet, the crew fight their way to escape their new hostile environment, while eluding Krall (Idris Elba) who desires an artifact aboard the Enterprise.

Hot Fuzz (trailer) – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and others (Rated R) "There hasn't been a murder in 20 years" - Oh yeah and here come the pile of bodies. Sergent Nick Angel is reassigned to quiet, low key Sandford, and partners with bumbling PC Danny Butterman. He's all over it though, to hilarious (and very inappropriate) good fun and lots of fire power!

See you next month!

Here's the complete list of new releases coming in August.

Weekly New Episodes:
Friday: Shooter: S 3
Saturday: Mr. Sunshine
Wednesday: Animal Kingdom S3

Switched (1/8/2018)
Cocaine Coast (3/8/2018)
I AM A KILLER (3/8/2018)
Marching Orders (3/8/2018)
Flavors of Youth: International Version (4/8/2018)
72 Dangerous Animals: Asia (10/8/2018)
Afflicted (10/8/2018)
All About the Washingtons (10/8/2018)
Insatiable (10/8/2018)
La casa de las flores (10/8/2018)
Million Pound Menu (10/8/2018)
Ultraviolet (17/8/2018)
Disenchantment (17/8/2018)
Magic for Humans (17/8/2018)
Stay Here (17/8/2018)
Marlon: S 2 (22/8/2018)
Great News (23/8/2018)
Deadwind (23/8/2018)
Ghoul (24/8/2018)
The Innocents (24/8/2018)
Inside the Criminal Mind (31/8/2018)
Ozark: S 2 (31/8/2018)
Paradise PD (31/8/2018)
Ultimate Beastmaster Australia: Survival of the Fittest (31/8/2018)

Brij Mohan Amar Rahe (3/8/2018)
Like Father (3/8/2018)
Perdida (9/8/2018)
The Package (10/8/2018)
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (17/8/2018)
The Motive (17/8/2018)
The After Party (24/8/2018)
The Laws of Thermodynamics (31/8/2018)

Demetri Martin: The Overthinker (10/8/2018)
Bert Kreischer: Secret Time (24/8/2018)
The Comedy Lineup: Part 2 (31/8/2018)

Zion (10/8/2018)
Follow This (23/8/2018)

Dinotrux Supercharged: S 3 (3/8/2018)
The Ponysitters Club (10/8/2018)
Voltron: Legendary Defender: S 7 (10/8/2018)
Pinky Malinky (17/8/2018)
Spirit Riding Free: S 6 (17/8/2018)
Ask the StoryBots: S 2 (24/8/2018)
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: S 3 (24/8/2018)


August 1
The House Bunny
Edge of Fear
Happy Valley: Series 2
The Thirteenth Floor
Lakeview Terrace
Midnight Express
The Stepfather
Animal Kingdom: S3
Beverly Hills Ninja

August 2
Attack on Wall Street
Star Trek Beyond
The Departed

August 4
Hot Fuzz
Pride & Prejudice
Charlie St. Cloud
Tower Heist
Bring It On: In It to Win It

August 8
Ouija: Origin of Evil

August 9
Get Hard

August 14
Who Gets the Dog?

August 15
Adventures in Public School

August 16
The Bodyguard
City of Angels

August 18
My Sister's Keeper

August 21
Bates Motel: S 5

August 22
American Honey

August 23
Dirty Harry

August 29
Batman and Harley Quinn

August 30

Meteor Garden


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