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All new movies & TV shows coming to Netflix in August 2020

Published: 23/Jul/2020 12:58 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:40

by Jacob Hale


Netflix is gearing up for a big month in August, with plenty of new Netflix Originals hitting the virtual shelves alongside some select third-party content.

While we don’t have an exhaustive list, as new announcements are made almost daily, we’re taking an early look at all the new shows and movies arriving on Netflix in August 2020 — including the much-anticipated Lucifer Season 5.


It’s worth noting that dates are liable to change and new shows or movies can be added at the turn of a hat, so we’ll make sure to keep this updated throughout the month to be as accurate as possible.

August 1

August 1 brings an unfathomable amount of new content to Netflix.

Being John Malkovich John Cusack
The classic Being John Malkovich lands on Netflix on August 1.
  • Super Monsters: The New Class (Netflix Family)
  • A Knight’s Tale
  • Acts of Violence
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • An Education
  • Being John Malkovich
  • Death at a Funeral
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Elizabeth Harvest
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Hardcore Henry
  • Iron Man: Armored Adventures (Season 1-2)
  • Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Mad Max (1979)
  • Mr. Deeds
  • My Perfect Landing (Season 1)
  • Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea (Season 1)
  • The NeverEnding Story
  • The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter
  • The Next Step (Season 6)
  • Nights in Rodanthe
  • Ocean’s Thirteen
  • Ocean’s Twelve
  • Operation Ouch (Season 1)
  • Operation Ouch: Special
  • Remember Me
  • Seabiscuit
  • Toradora! (Season 1)
  • Transformers Rescue Bots Academy (Season 2)
  • The Ugly Truth
  • What Keeps You Alive

August 2

  • Almost Love
  • Connected (Netflix Documentary)

August 3

  • Immigration Nation (Netflix Documentary)

August 4

August 4 introduces some interesting Netflix Originals and documentaries, including that of famous French former footballer Nicolas Anelka.

  • A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp (Netflix Family)
  • Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave (Netflix Family)
  • Mundo Mistério / Mystery Lab (Netflix Original)
  • Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning (Netflix Comedy Special)
  • August 5
  • Anelka : L’Incompris / Anelka: Misunderstood (Netflix Documentary)
  • World’s Most Wanted (Netflix Documentary)

August 6

  • The Rain (Season 3 — Netflix Original)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods (Netflix Anime)

August 7

  • Alta Mar / High Seas (Season 3 — Netflix Original)
  • Berlin, Berlin
  • The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In Space (Netflix Family)
  • ¡Nailed It! México (Season 2 — Netflix Original)
  • The New Legends of Monkey (Season 2 — Netflix Family)
  • Selling Sunset (Season 3 — Netflix Original)
  • Sing On! Germany (Netflix Original)
  • Tiny Creatures (Netflix Original)
  • Wizards: Tales of Arcadia (Netflix Family)
  • Word Party Songs (Netflix Family)
  • Work It

August 8

  • The Promise
  • We Summon the Darkness

August 10

Jake Gyllenhaal Nightcrawler
Nightcrawler, starring Jake Gyllenhaal arrives on August 10.
  • GAME ON: A Comedy Crossover Event (Netflix Original)
  • Nightcrawler

August 11

  • Mr. Peabody & Sherman
  • Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids (Netflix Comedy Special)

August 12

  • Scary Movie 5
  • (Un)Well (Netflix Documentary)

August 13

  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Une fille facile / An Easy Girl

August 14

  • 3% (Season 4 — Netflix Original)
  • El robo del siglo (Netflix Original)
  • Fearless
  • Glow Up (Season 2 — Netflix Original)
  • Project Power
  • The Legend of Korra: Book One: Air
  • The Legend of Korra: Book Two: Spirits
  • The Legend of Korra: Book Three: Change
  • The Legend of Korra: Book Four: Balance
  • Octonauts & the Caves of Sac Actun (Netflix Family)
  • Teenage Bounty Hunters (Netflix Original)

August 15

  • Rita (Season 5 — Netflix Original)
  • Stranger (Season 2 — Netflix Original)

August 16

  • Johnny English
  • Les Misérables

August 17

  • Crazy Awesome Teachers
  • Drunk Parents
  • Glitch Techs (Season 2 —Netflix Family)

August 18

  • Crímenes de familia / The Crimes That Bind
  • DeMarcus Family Rules (Netflix Original)
  • High Score (Netflix Documentary)

August 20

  • Biohackers (Netflix Original)
  • Good Kisser
  • Great Pretender (Netflix Anime)
  • John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

August 21

  • Alien TV (Netflix Family)
  • Fuego negro
  • Hoops (Netflix Original)
  • Lucifer (Season 5 — Netflix Original)
  • Rust Valley Restorers (Season 3 — Netflix Original)
  • The Sleepover

August 23

  • 1BR
  • Septembers of Shiraz

August 25

  • Emily’s Wonder Lab (Netflix Family)
  • Trinkets (Season 2 — Netflix Original)

August 26

  • Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol (Netflix Original)
  • La venganza de Analía (Netflix Original)
  • Million Dollar Beach House (Netflix Original)
  • Rising Phoenix (Netflix Documentary)

August 27

  • Aggretsuko (Season 3 — Netflix Anime)
  • The Bridge Curse
  • The Frozen Ground

August 28

  • All Together Now
  • Cobra Kai (Seasons 1-2 – Netflix Original)
  • I AM A KILLER: Released (Netflix Original)
  • Orígenes secretos / Unknown Origins

August 31

James Bond makes a fasionably-late arrival to Netflix in August, with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace landing on the 31st.

  • Casino Royale
  • Quantum of Solace

So there you have it: everything coming to Netflix in August 2020. Lucifer is obviously the headliner here but with James Bond, Jurassic Park and a bunch of anime coming to the service, there really does seem to be something for everyone.

World of Warcraft

Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre


Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.


Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
Legendary Entertainment
Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.


Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
Reddit: GeordieGamerGuy
Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.


Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.


Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
Blizzard Entertainment
Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.