Netflix is prepared to help subscribers make it through the final month of summer by releasing a healthy dose of Netflix Original and Netflix Exclusive content throughout the month of August. As users have become accustomed, the streaming entertainment juggernaut has a little something for everyone, whether it’s a new series to binge-watch, some documentaries to keep things educational, original stand-up for a good laugh, or some movies for those with a date and a bowl of popcorn.
For parents who still have children at home, Netflix gives all sorts of family-friendly options and content designed specifically for the little ones. If you’re a fan of timeless music like The Beatles or electronic dance music like Steve Aoki, Netflix has you covered in August. Funny Or Die’s spoof on Donald Trump is available, as are the stand-up stylings of guys like Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy, and David Cross.
Netflix Original Series
For parents who struggle to sit through musical children’s programming like The Wiggles or Doc McStuffins, Beat Bugs (August 3) features animated insects with music from The Beatles. As noted by Variety, the premiere season includes Beatles covers from such artists as The Shins, Eddie Vedder, Regina Spektor, Of Monsters and Men, Pink and Sia. Songs covered include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” and “Yellow Submarine,” among many others.
In another music-related series, The Get Down: Part 1 (August 12) takes place in NYC’s hip-hop scene of the late 1970’s. Also on August 12, the first season of Ask the StoryBots and the second season of Project Mc2 are great options for younger viewers. Several other animated series for youth will be available on Netflix in August, including the sophomore season of Puffin Rock (August 17), the premiere of Bottersnikes and Gumbles (August 19), and the second seasons of Dawn of the Croods and Glitter Force (August 26).
Netflix Original Films
Modern Family‘s Sarah Hyland stars in XOXO, a romantic drama, available August 26. The film also stars Hayley Kiyoko (Jem and the Holograms, Insidious: Chapter 3), Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars, Party Down), Ione Skye (Say Anything, Wayne’s World), Graham Phillips (The Good Wife, Evan Almighty) and Ian Anthony Dale (The Hangover, Murder in the First).
Netflix will also be releasing two animated original movies, including The Little Prince and Ever After High: Epic Winter, both available beginning August 5.
Netflix Original Stand-Up Comedy
More and more stand-up comedians are deciding to release new content through Netflix, and some pretty big names in the world of comedy are doing just that in August. On August 5, alternative comic David Cross gives us Make America Great Again, which is sure to be as hilarious, crude and offensive as fans have come to expect from the man who played Tobias “Never Nude” Fünke on Arrested Development. For the uninitiated, the trailer for David Cross: Make America Great Again includes a joke about the comedian pleasuring himself while staring at the Statue of Liberty.
For those looking for something more appropriate to watch with the whole family, two blue-collar comedy icons join forces in Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy: We’ve Been Thinking. If you still haven’t had your fill of jokes that end with “then you might be a redneck” or “get ‘er done,” then this special should hit the spot. It can be streamed on Netflix beginning August 26.
Netflix Original Documentaries
One documentary series that fans of Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy might enjoy is Fearless, a six-part documentary series about professional bull riders from Brazil. As reported by PBR.com, the series follows the Brazilian riders as they make the journey from São Paulo to Las Vegas for the PBR (Professional Bull Riders) World Finals. Fearless will be available to stream beginning August 19.
In August, Netflix will also release another documentary following the success of Steve Aoki, one of the world’s busiest and most popular EDM DJs. Steve Aoki: I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead can be streamed via Netflix on August 19.
Not to be confused with “Netflix Originals,” several Netflix Exclusives will be available in August. Netflix Exclusives are simply programming wasn’t ordered or produced by Netflix, but is available on-demand only through their service. The most anticipated addition this month will be Funny or Die Presents: Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie. Available August 1, the special includes appearances by Johnny Depp, Alf, Jack McBrayer, Patton Oswalt, and many more.
Other Netflix Exclusive content available August 1 includes Holding The Man (an Australian film about a Catholic man who falls in love with a captain of the football team) and the second season of Masha and the Bear, an animated series based on a Russian folk story.
Of course, Netflix will be adding all sorts of content in August that isn’t their own, from Adam Sandler’s Big Daddy and Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth to ISIS: Women Unveiled and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A full list of new content coming to Netflix in August is available from Techno Buffalo.
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