This month is a great one for those who use Netflix in the UK, with four brilliant new series in particular making their debut on the streaming service a little later this month. Here are those four series which we think you should check out this August on Netflix…
1. Atypical – Released August 11
With comedy at its heart, Atypical will follow a teenager called Sam (Keir Gilchrist) who sits on the autism spectrum. Deciding he’s ready to pursue a romance, the youngster must become more independent and self-sufficient, which sends his mother – played by Jennifer Jason Leigh – on her own life-changing journey. With a scrappy sister and a father who doesn’t fully understand him, Sam must work to adapt to change, exploring what it means to be “normal” outside of his condition. Created and written by Robia Rashid and Seth Gordon, the series has already been called “the best show Netflix has ever made” by Forbes. We can’t wait to see what it has to offer.
2. The Defenders – Released August 18
Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist must come together despite their differences in The Defenders, working alongside one another to take down the biggest threat to the status quo and civilian life they’ve ever come across. Sigourney Weaver is the woman stepping into that role as Alexandra, an adversary to the Defenders team that is simply concerned with self-preservation. Though she doesn’t see her own character as a villain, Weaver has said that Alexandra even thinks she’s the hero in her own story. The best baddies are those who think they’re fighting for the right side! This is going to be an exhilarating ride.
Disjointed – Released August 25
This upcoming comedy series comes from Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum, with the fantastic Kathy Bates front and centre as Ruth Feldman. Fighting throughout her life for the legalisation of marijuana, Ruth begins a new chapter in her life when she opens up Ruth’s Alternative Living; a new dispensary where she can truly live the dream. Also starring Tone Bell, Aaron Moten, Elizabeth Alderfer, Elizabeth Ho and Dougie Baldwin, the series looks set to be one of the funniest on offer on the streaming service.
The Mist – Released August 25
Stephen King’s iconic story makes its return in the form of a television series. When a brutal storm rains down on a small town, the residents there discover that if they dare to venture outside into the mist that’s hanging over their homes, they’ll lose their lives. Not only fighting to survive physically, they’ll have to battle mental demons that threaten to send them deep into insanity.