Every month, Netflix giveth and it taketh away. While we’re always happy to see the slew of classic movies that appear, it’s sad when shows like Futurama get pulled before you’ve had a chance to finish rewatching season six.
Luckily for us, Netflix is investing in more and more killer original content, and every month there are so many good new titles that it can be hard to pick what to watch first. Here’s our guide to the best new originals coming in August 2017.
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (August 4): The latest eight-episode installment in the cult-classic Wet Hot movie-turned-franchise sees the original cast reunite in 1991, 10 years after camp ends, only to find out that the owner, Beth (played by Janeane Garofalo), is trying to sell it. Perfect for a summer binge-watch.
Atypical (August 11): Netflix hasn’t shied away from covering important and often under-represented perspectives. Its new series Atypical is about growing up and coming of age with autism. The trailer introduces 18-year-old Sam and the many conversations he has with his friends and family about starting to date.
Naked (August 11): Imagine Groundhog Day, but with Marlon Wayans instead of Bill Murray. And instead of waking up as a grumpy news reporter in a small town, he wakes up naked in an elevator in the hour before he’s supposed to get married. This one sounds too weird not to watch!
Marvel’s The Defenders (August 18): Sure to be the month’s biggest Netflix original, Marvel’s The Defenders brings together all of its previous Marvel series heroes — Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist — to go up against The Hand.
Disjointed (August 25): Netflix’s original comedies have fared pretty well so far (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, anyone?), so we have, ahem, high hopes for this one starring Kathy Bates as a pot dispensary owner. The show is helmed by Chuck Lorre (Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men, and way more), so it’s sure to be a hit.
Death Note (August 25): The first trailer for Netflix’s live-action film adaptation of the mega-popular manga series of the same name won over skeptics — and even the series’ creators. We’ll def be watching.
What Netflix originals are you excited to check out in August? Tell us @BritandCo!
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