It’s a month on Netflix in August with the addition of 33 new movies and TV shows to the library. Netflix releases a number of projects suitable for any fan of the genre, comedy, exciting, with a family touch added to the mix.
Take a look at 5 of the most anticipated shows releasing this month:
1. “Untold” Volume 2 (available August 16)
“Untold” is a sports documentary series that explores high-profile events to gain deeper truths, new perspectives, and a better understanding of what really happened. Developed by Chapman and Maclain Way, the first volume of the feature-length docuseries focused on ex-NBA star Metta Sandiford-Artest, boxer Christy Martin and Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner, among others.
Volume 2 kicks off with Manti Te’o’s two-part documentary, followed by the story of NBA referee Tim Donaghy’s gambling scandal, then a chronicle of the 1983 America’s Cup in the following weeks. It consists of 4 feature films released weekly.
2. “Lost Ollie” (available August 24)
“Lost Ollie,” tells the story of a lost toy who embarks on an epic adventure to find the boy who lost him. The four-episode limited series is adapted from William Joyce’s 2015 children’s book “Ollie’s Odyssey.” Shannon Tindle is creator, writer and executive producer of the limited series, starring Jonathan Groff, Mary J. Blige and Tim Blake Nelson.
3. “Mo” (available August 24)
“Mo” is a half-hour comedy series created and produced by Ramy Youssef, of the hit show “Ramy,” and his co-star “Mo” Amer, who plays a Palestinian refugee still waiting for obtain his American citizenship, along with his mother, sister and older brother. Living in Houston, Texas, the family tries to laugh off their pain and fears as they acclimate to their new surroundings.
Considering the creative partnership, structure, format, and tonal balance between drama and comedy, “Mo” is definitely worth checking out.
4. “Echoes” (available August 19)
Michelle Monaghan stars as twin sisters in this mystery thriller starring Matt Bomer and Jonathan Tucker. Monaghan is a talented lead, alongside the ever fascinating Bomer, especially in the darker stories. Even the synopsis – which promises that Monaghan’s two characters, Leni and Gina, “share a dangerous secret” – doesn’t hide how crazy “Echoes” is. So grab a drink, sit on the sofa and get ready to be entertained. The limited series consists of seven one-hour episodes and was created and executive produced by Vanessa Gazy.
5. “Never Have I Ever” Season 3 (available August 12)
“Never Have I Ever” first debuted in 2020, as the half-hour comedy about Devi and her high school drama won immediate acclaim and garnered a huge following. Now, after an emotional Season 2 finale, the love triangle between Devi, Paxton, and Ben remains more resolved than ever. If you haven’t caught up with the smart, fast-paced teen comedy, now’s a good time to jump on board. Netflix has already renewed “Never Have I Ever” for a fourth and final season, due next year. Created by Mindy Kaling, and starring the exuberant Maitreyi Ramakrishnan alongside Poorna Jagannathan and Darren Barnet, the series is an incredible binge-watch!
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