What’s New on Netflix: August 2019.

What's New on Netflix: August 2019.

What’s New on Netflix:  August 2019.

Netflix drops 55 new originals on audiences, including the new Dark Crystal series.

Everything old is new again on Netflix.  We start the month off with a solid selection of classic films…and you know, all of the Rocky flicks.  I’m not sure why all of the streaming services like to play wack-a-mole with Rocky, taking it away and giving it back a month later.  Just leave the Italian Stallion where he is.

Moving past that, we get a loaded month of original programming.  The theme this month seems to be reviving old franchises.  Sure, we’ve been getting reboots like She-Ra and the Princesses of Power fairly regularly (the latest season drops this month).  But this month!  We’re seeing Rocko’s Modern life and Invader Zim get another shot at the big time, and Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal is back as a series.  Thanks, Netflix.  Just like I needed to be reminded about all of the wonderfully ghastly Jim Henson features from my childhood.

What's New on Netflix: August 2019.
Well, hello there, nightmare fuel. Welcome back.

Besides the reboots, many of Netflix’s favorite series get new seasons in an August line-up heavier on series than feature films.  GLOW, Patriot Act, Dear White People, and Mindhunter are all fresh with new seasons to keep you indoors and out of the broiling sun.

New and Notable.

    • Wu Assassins (8/8) – Martial arts phenom Iko Uwais stars in a martial arts series.  Who would have thought!?

    • Rocko’s Modern Life (8/9) and Invader Zim (8/16) – Well, well, Netflix is really going full court when it comes to necroing old cartoons.  Interesting to see how these time capsules have aged.

    • The Dark Crystal:  Age of Resistance (8/30) – Speaking of aging properties, we get another Dark Crystal adventure…34 years after the original.  Still, gotta love that creepy Henson puppet look.


Netflix:  August 2019.

*Originals in Bold.

August 1

Are We Done Yet?
Boyka: Undisputed
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Groundhog Day
Jackie Brown
Jupiter Ascending
Now and Then
Panic Room
Rocky II
Rocky III
Rocky IV
Rocky V
Sex and the City: The Movie
Something’s Gotta Give
The Bank Jo
The House Bunny
The Sinner: Julian
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
Why Do Fools Fall in Love

August 2

Ask the StoryBots: Season 3
Basketball or Nothing
Dear White People: Volume 3
Derry Girls: Season 2
She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3

August 4

Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4

August 5

Enter the Anime
No Good Nick: Part 2

August 6

Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That

August 8

Jane The Virgin: Season 5
Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
The Naked Director
Wu Assassins

August 9

Cable Girls: Season 4
The Family
GLOW: Season 3
The InBESTigators
iZombie: Season 5
Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling
Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales
Tiny House Nation: Volume 1

August 13

Knightfall: Season 2
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready

August 14

The 100: Season 6

August 15

Cannon Busters

August 16

45 rpm
Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez
Better Than Us
Frontera verde
Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus
The Little Switzerland
QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3
Super Monsters Back to School
Victim Number 8

August 17

The Punisher (2004)

August 20

Gangs of New York
Simon Amstell: Set Free

August 21

American Factory

August 22

Love Alarm

August 23

El Pepe: Una vida suprema
Rust Valley Restorers

August 27

Million Pound Menu: Season 2
Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7

August 29

Falling Inn Love
Workin’ Moms: Season 3

August 30

The A List
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
Droppin’ Cash: Season 2
La Grande Classe
Locked Up: Season 3
Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2
Styling Hollywood
True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis
Un bandido honrado

August 31

Luo Bao Bei: Season 1


Sacred Games: Season 2

*Check out what was hot on Netflix in July here.


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