New shows on Netflix in August 2020
While things are starting to ease up, this whole Covid-19 thing is far from over. Yes, businesses and services across the region are starting to open up, but we are all still very much responsible as to how quickly we can all emerge from the situation. So it is a good thing that we still have a good, steady raft of content coming our way, thanks to our benevolent overlords at Netflix.
Now we'll be the first to admit that there is a lot of 'nopes' to scroll past on the Netflix home screen, which is why we have done our due diligence to sift through the pile on your behalf to pull out the shows that represent the best of what's new on Netflix in August 2020.
There’s a pill that gives you superpowers. The catch: you don’t know what will happen until you take it and it’ll only last for five minutes. Project Power zooms in on a city that’s experiencing a huge uptick in the pill; cue local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a teenage dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a former soldier fueled by a secret vendetta (Jamie Foxx), teaming up to fight crime.
Release date: 14 August 2020
Cobra Kai: Seasons 1-2
Transported from the dusty shelves of Youtube’s original series lineup, Cobra Kai is set thirty years after the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament as Johnny’s rivalry with Daniel reignites. Ralph Macchio and William Zabka have reprised their roles, and whilst you’d be forgiven for thinking ‘just hang up the Karategi already, fella’s’ – the show boasts a 94% ‘Fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Release date: 28 August 2020
World’s Most Wanted
Netflix has indulgently explored the American criminal portrait for long enough – now they’re finally taking a look at the world’s heinous criminals that have avoided capture despite massive rewards and global investigations. This docuseries profiles some of the world’s most wanted, caught and still at large.
Release date: 5 August 2020
Tiny Creatures zooms-in on some of the world’s smallest (and most adorable) wildlife, finding that bigger isn’t always better. Narrated by Mike Colter and directed by Emmy-winning cinematographer Jonathan Jones (Planet Earth II), each episode will cover off a different ecosystem and magnify the drama that unfolds right at our very feet without our knowing.
Release date: 7 August 2020
3%: Season 4
The dystopian Portuguese thriller everybody needs to see is back for another season. Caught between the elitist, humiliating Process to obtain a place in the Offshore and the endless scarcity of resources on the Continent, some of the ex-candidates have decided to come up with a third way to do things. But freedom has a price.
Release date: 14 August 2020
A reminder that despite the chaos, our world is pretty spectacular – Connected stars Science journalist Latif Nasser as he investigates the fascinating and intricate ways that we are connected to each other, the world and the universe at large.
Release date: 2 August 2020
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