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Netflix highlights for the month of August include the third season of Locke and Key, a new season of Never Have I Ever, and the arrival of Aussie cult-favourite Superwog.

ORIGINAL SERIES

Good Morning, Verônica: Season 2 (03/08/2022)

Presumed to be dead, Verônica works to unravel the mysteries of the religious cult that fuels abuse and corruption within the government. 

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Lady Tamara (04/08/2022)

The glamorous life of socialite Tamara Falcó takes centre stage in this reality series as she balances work, play and her famous family.

The Sandman (05/08/2022)

After years of imprisonment, Morpheus — the King of Dreams — embarks on a journey across worlds to find what was stolen from him and restore his power.

Instant Dream Home (10/08/2022)

A team of rapid-fire renovators takes big risks and makes painstaking plans to transform families’ homes from top to bottom in just 12 hours.

Iron Chef Brazil (10/08/2022)

Welcome to Iron Chef Brazil! In this cooking competition, rising culinary talents battle Brazil’s greatest chefs for a chance to be named Iron Legend.

Locke & Key: Season 3 (10/08/2022)

In the thrilling final chapter of the series, the Locke family uncovers more magic as they face a demonic new foe who’s dead-set on possessing the keys.

School Tales The Series (10/08/2022)

Unspeakable horrors roam the halls of high school in this anthology featuring ghost stories directed by seasoned Thai horror directors.

Indian Matchmaking: Season 2 (10/08/2022)

Sima Taparia, everyone’s favourite matchmaker, returns for another season of helping eligible, eccentric and eager clients find their future spouses.

Never Have I Ever: Season 3 (12/08/2022)

Devi and her friends may finally be single no more. But they’re about to learn that relationships come with a lot of self-discovery — and all the drama.

A Model Family (12/08/2022)

After unwittingly stealing money from a cartel, a cash-strapped professor finds the only way to save his broken family is by working as a drug courier.

High Heat (17/08/2022)

When clues to his brother’s murder lead Poncho to a fire brigade, he joins it to investigate further and finds romance, family… and a serial killer.

Unsuspicious (17/08/2022)

Conned by the same playboy, three women and their families go to his mansion to get answers — and must stay for an investigation when he’s found dead.

Echoes (19/08/2022)

Identical twins Leni and Gina have secretly swapped lives since they were children. But their world is thrown into disarray when one sister goes missing.

Kleo (19/08/2022)

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, a former East German spy resolves to find out who betrayed her and why — and use her lethal skills to exact revenge.

The Girl in the Mirror (Alma) (19/08/2022)

After losing her memory in a bizarre accident that kills most of her classmates, Alma tries to unravel what happened that day — and regain her identity.

Glow Up: Season 4 (19/08/2022)

Ten new contestants test the limits of their creativity as they tackle a variety of challenges in hopes of becoming the next big name in makeup.

Chad and JT Go Deep (23/08/2022)

Best bros Chad and JT set out to spread positivity through community activism and chill vibes in this raucous prank comedy series.

Lost Ollie (24/08/2022)

A toy searches the countryside for the young boy who lost him in this family series inspired by the book “Ollie’s Odyssey.”

Mo (24/08/2022)

In Texas, Mo straddles the line between two cultures, three languages and a pending asylum request while hustling to support his Palestinian family.

Queer Eye: Brazil (24/08/2022)

The uplifting makeover series hits Brazil with a new Fab Five and more courageous journeys of transformation — along with lots of tears and laughs.

Selling The OC (24/08/2022)

The Oppenheim Group expands to Orange County, where an all-new real estate team shows off lavish oceanfront listings and big personalities make waves.

Under Fire (24/08/2022)

At East Bank Station, a close-knit team of firefighters must balance a dangerous, high-stress job, personal challenges and professional setbacks.

Drive Hard: The Maloof Way (26/08/2022)

The Maloofs, a lovable family of gearheads and stunt drivers, use their passion and skill to build car engines and perform wild feats behind the wheel.

Ludik (26/08/2022)

To save a kidnapped family member, an enterprising furniture tycoon must use his secret diamond smuggling operation to transport guns across the border.

Family Secrets (31/08/2022)

A couple’s wedding day threatens to turn disastrous when they begin to unravel a web of secrets and lies that connects their two families.

Partner Track (Coming soon)

At an elite NYC law firm, Ingrid Yun fights to make partner — and hold onto her principles — while balancing romance, friends and family expectations.

Delhi Crime: Season 2 (Coming soon)

When a chain of distinctly grisly murders suggests the return of a feared criminal gang, DCP Vartika heads the case under media and public pressure.

THE SANDMAN (image - Netflix)
THE SANDMAN (image – Netflix)

ORIGINAL FILM

Buba (03/08/2022)

When a small-town con artist joins the local mafia with his manipulative brother, his obsession with balancing his karma gets hilariously brutal.

Don’t Blame Karma! (03/08/2022)

When her model sister and high-school crush start dating, fashion designer Sara must decide whether her alleged bad luck is the real culprit behind this.

Wedding Season (04/08/2022)

Under parental pressure to find spouses, Asha and Ravi pretend to date during a summer of weddings — but their ruse goes awry when feelings turn real.

Carter (05/08/2022)

A man wakes up missing his memories. Directed by a mysterious voice from a device in his ear, he sets off on a hostage rescue mission rife with danger.

Darlings (05/08/2022)

Badru hopes her volatile husband will reform if he stops drinking. But when his rage goes too far, she and her mum boldly, albeit clumsily, seek revenge.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (05/08/2022)

The teen turtles and their mystic ninja powers are put to the ultimate test when ruthless creatures from another universe look to unleash extreme chaos.

Reclaim (06/08/2022)

Shouldering all of her family’s responsibilities, a mother scrambles to find a bigger apartment for her suddenly crowded household.

Code Name: Emperor (08/08/2022)

An intelligence agent tasked with incriminating a squeaky-clean politician must decide if there are still some lines he won’t cross.

Heartsong (10/08/2022)

While serenading a wedding that quickly implodes, a nomadic musician falls for the bride, who runs afoul of her family. Now he has to save her life.

13: The Musical (12/08/2022)

After moving from New York to Indiana in the wake of his parents’ divorce, a clever middle schooler is determined to throw the best bar mitzvah ever.

Day Shift (12/08/2022)

Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income, hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.

Look Both Ways (17/08/2022)

On the night of her college graduation, Natalie’s life splits into parallel realities after she takes a pregnancy test. What will life and love bring?

Royalteen (17/08/2022)

A teenager struggles to keep her scandal-ridden past and a big secret from getting out when she strikes up an unlikely romance with the crown prince.

The Next 365 Days (19/08/2022)

Fullmetal Alchemist The Revenge of Scar (20/08/2022)

In this sequel to the first feature film, the Elric brothers meet their toughest opponent yet — a lone serial killer with a large scar on his forehead.

Watch Out, We’re Mad (24/08/2022)

In this reboot of the 1970s Bud Spencer and Terence Hill film, two brothers estranged for 25 years reunite to reclaim their father’s beloved dune buggy.

That’s Amor (25/08/2022)

After her job and relationship implode on the same day, Sofia starts from scratch — and meets a dashing Spanish chef who might be her missing ingredient.

Loving Adults (26/08/2022)

The thin line between love and hate turns deadly when a wife discovers her husband’s affair — and they both take extreme measures to get what they want.

Me Time (26/08/2022)

When a stay-at-home dad finds himself with some “me time” for the first time in years while his wife and kids are away, he reconnects with his former best friend for a wild weekend that nearly upends his life.

Seoul Vibe (26/08/2022)

In the days leading up to the 1988 Seoul Olympics, a ragtag team of drivers and mechanics go undercover to dismantle a massive money-laundering ring.

Under Her Control (29/08/2022)

An ambitious young woman enters into an unusual arrangement with her charismatic boss. By the time doubts creep in, it may be too late to back out.

I Came By (31/08/2022)

A graffiti artist who targets homes of the elite uncovers a twisted secret in a hidden basement — triggering events that put his loved ones in danger.

DON'T BLAME KARMA! (image - Netflix)
DON’T BLAME KARMA! (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX COMEDY SPECIALS

Ricardo Quevedo: Tomorrow Will Be Worse (02/08/2022)

From road rage to couples fighting during the pandemic, comic Ricardo Quevedo examines the absurdity of the situations that try our patience.

Ricardo Quevedo stars in his comedy special TOMORROW WILL BE WORSE (image - Netflix)
Ricardo Quevedo stars in his comedy special TOMORROW WILL BE WORSE (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX DOCUMENTARIES 

Clusterf**k: Woodstock ’99 (03/08/2022)

Woodstock 1969 promised peace and music, but its ’99 revival delivered three days of rage, riots and real harm. Why did it go so horribly wrong?

I Just Killed My Dad (09/08/2022)

I Just Killed My Dad is an unprecedented documentary series, which tells the unbelievable, never-been-told-before true story of the Templet family. Anthony Templet shot his father and never denied it. But why he did it is a complex question with profound implications that go far beyond one family. This three-episode documentary series explores the psyche of Anthony leading up to the events of June 3, 2019 and the journey of his mental and emotional aftermath.

Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist (10/08/2022)

Through candid interviews, the perpetrators of Argentina’s most notorious bank heist detail how — and why — they carried out the radical 2006 operation.

Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story (11/08/2022)

From Netflix, Pulse Films, a division of VICE Media Group, and Flower Films comes a raw and immersive feature film that follows competitive skateboarding icon Leo Baker in the lead up to the 2020 Olympics. As he faces the sharpening stakes and intensifying disconnect between how the world sees him and who he knows himself to be, the pressure to keep on the course or be true to himself comes to a career and life-defining turning point. Stay on Board is Leo’s journey balancing the gendered world of sports, transition, society, and skate culture, which ultimately leads him to the punkest thing imaginable.

Untold: Volume 2 (16/08/2022)

Untold: The Girlfriend Who Didn’t Exist (16/08/2022)

Untold: The Rise and Fall of AND1 (23/08/2022)

Untold: Operation Flagrant Foul (30/08/2022)

The critically-acclaimed series returns with UNTOLD Volume 2, a four-week docu-series event that once again brings fresh eyes to epic tales from the wide world of sports. From football to basketball and streetball to sailing, these stories aren’t the ones you’ve heard before, even if you think you have. Premiering weekly, each film kicks off at a pivotal moment and then delves deep into what happened beyond the headlines, as told by those who lived it, to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, violence, comedy and pathos beneath the sweat.

Inside the Mind of a Cat (18/08/2022)

Cat experts dive into the mind of the feline to reveal the true capabilities of the pouncing pet in this captivating and cuddly documentary.

Running with the Devil: The Wild World of John McAfee (24/08/2022)

He’s the original computer genius gone rogue, inventor of one of the most successful (and most hated) pieces of software of all time: McAfee Anti-Virus. At his peak, John McAfee was worth $100 million. But when his neighbour was murdered, McAfee went on the run – and invited a film crew with him. With access to hundreds of hours of never-before-broadcast footage of McAfee as he was pursued by the authorities, this is the definitive story of a larger-than-life character, a man who ran for President, escaped from prison multiple times, and claimed to have hacked the world.

History 101: Season 2 (25/08/2022)

The bite-size history lessons return, this time to investigate psychedelic drugs, weaponised lasers and even bottled water.

I AM A KILLER: Season 3 (30/08/2022)

While serving hard time for murder, inmates recount their crimes and reflect on how their actions destroyed lives — including their own.

Club América vs Club América (31/08/2022)

This docuseries delves into the past and present of America, the most winning and controversial soccer club in Mexico.

INSIDE THE MIND OF A CAT (image - Netflix)
INSIDE THE MIND OF A CAT (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX KIDS & FAMILY

Big Tree City (01/08/2022)

A team of animal heroes with special skills and speedy vehicles work together to keep Big Tree City safe and solve the town’s trickiest problems.

Super Giant Robot Brothers (04/08/2022)

Once the squabbling stops, the battling begins! Robot siblings Shiny and Thunder and their whiz inventor must defend Earth when space monsters attack.

Team Zenko Go: Season 2 (08/08/2022)

Runaway robo-dogs, sleepwalking uncles and troublesome tots! These kid heroes in hiding are finding more ways to help around the town of Harmony Harbor.

Deepa & Anoop (15/08/2022)

Joined by her colour-changing pet elephant, a joyful little girl creates music, merriment and mischief at her Indian family’s Mango Manor hotel.

He-Man and the Masters of the Universe: Season 3 (18/08/2022)

With Skeletor intent on controlling the universe, He-Man and his heroic squad must fulfill their destinies. The epic battle for ultimate power is on!

The Cuphead Show!: Part 2 (19/08/2022)

Follow the misadventures of the impulsive Cuphead and his easily swayed brother Mugman in this animated series based on the hit video game.

Angry Birds: Summer Madness: Season 3 (25/08/2022)

Teen birds Red, Chuck, Bomb and Stella are crashing through Camp Splinterwood with their fellow feathered campers for a summer of high-flying hijinks!

Mighty Express: Season 7 (29/08/2022)

Nate, Flicker and the rest of the trains raise the rails for more thrilling deliveries, special missions and lighthearted lessons on the track.

BIG TREE CITY (image - Netflix)
BIG TREE CITY (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX  ANIME

KAKEGURUI TWIN (04/08/2022)

Determined to climb up the social ladder, Mary Saotome invests everything she has into what her elite high school values most: high stakes gambling.

DOTA: Dragon’s Blood: Book 3 (11/08/2022)

The time has come for brave warriors to conquer an indomitable foe. But can the ultimate sacrifice bring lasting peace — to all possible worlds?

Tekken: Bloodline (18/08/2022)

After losing his home to a powerful enemy, a hot-tempered fighter trains under his zealous grandfather while awaiting his chance for revenge.

Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure (25/08/2022)

Cuddly bear Rilakkuma and his lovable friends have a day full of adventure at a sweets-themed amusement park that’s about to close its doors forever.

TEKKEN: BLOODLINE (image - Netflix)
TEKKEN: BLOODLINE (image – Netflix)

NETFLIX GAMES

Twelve Minutes (Coming soon)

Tap and drag to escape a time-loop nightmare. This interactive thriller features the voices of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley and Willem Dafoe.

Heads Up! (Coming soon)

Play the smash hit charades game. Now with decks based on your favourite Netflix titles. Grab some friends and let the fun begin!

Rival Pirates (Coming soon)

Make ’em walk the plank! Set sail, fire cannon balls and avoid traps to find treasure before your enemies in this swashbuckling adventure.

Immortality (Coming soon)

A starlet, vanished. Her films, unreleased. Investigate the lost works of the silver-screen hopeful to unlock the secrets behind her disappearance.

LICENSED HIGHLIGHTS

Footloose (01/08/2022)

Stuck in a small town where dancing is illegal, a big-city teen challenges the law as he falls in love with the local reverend’s rebellious daughter.

Top Gun (01/08/2022)

A renegade pilot enters an elite combat training school where he finds fierce competition, a heated romance and danger lurking in the skies.

Mission: Impossible (01/08/2022)

After his team is double-crossed, a spy races to find the mole who betrayed them and prevent a top-secret list from falling into the wrong hands.

Mission: Impossible II (01/08/2022)

When a rogue former IMF agent threatens to deploy a deadly biological weapon, Agent Ethan Hunt dashes across the globe to stop him.

Mission: Impossible III (01/08/2022)

Secret agent Ethan Hunt jumps back into action to save the woman he loves from an arms dealer searching for a weapon codenamed the Rabbit’s Foot.

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (01/08/2022)

Super-agent Ethan Hunt and his team take on another deadly mission to prove their innocence when they are framed for bombing the Kremlin.

The Bureau of Magical Things: Season 2 (10/08/2022)

Kyra and the rest of her charmed crew try to keep their magical world a mystery while embarking on a quest to find a mythical lost temple.

Rams (10/08/2022)

When a highly infectious disease threatens the flocks of two estranged brothers, the men must set aside the past if they wish to save the day.

Back to the Future (16/08/2022)

After he accidentally drives a DeLorean time machine from 1985 to 1955, Marty McFly races the clock to ensure his future parents fall in love.

Superwog (24/08/2022)

Theo and Johnny are codependent, dysfunctional best friends, struggling to make the leap into adulthood. Mayhem inevitably follows as the pair strive to fit in and find their place in the Australian suburbs.

Tom Cruise stars in TOP GUN (image - Paramount Pictures)
Tom Cruise stars in TOP GUN (image – Paramount Pictures)
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Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds
Matthew Simmonds is a journalist and blogger, with a keen interest in the world of Reality TV. He loves exploring both what’s happening in front of the camera but also how the magic comes together behind the scenes. If not glued to the TV bingeing one of the newest obsessions or a timeless series, you’ll find Matthew endlessly scrolling through Twitter (and he may even tweet a time or two). Matthew graduated from a Bachelor Degree in Communication, majoring in Journalism, at the Queensland University of Technology in 2022.

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