Netflix picks for August
Here are some of the best things coming to Netflix this August.
With a new month comes a new selection of entertainment, and Netflix’s line-up for June is full of gripping series to get your claws into.
With a new month comes a new selection of entertainment, and Netflix’s line-up for June is full of gripping series to get your claws into. We’ve picked out a few of the best offerings hitting our screens this summer.
This 2016 supernatural comedy is technically the third movie in the Ghostbusters franchise, and despite the controversy surrounding its release, it’s definitely one you should check out.
Starring female comedy legends Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones in the lead roles, this modern reboot follows them banding together to deal with a sudden ghost invasion in Manhattan.
If you’re a fan of the 1984 original and have been putting off giving this movie a try, maybe it’s finally time to bite the bullet (or proton stream) and let this new gang of ghostbusting legends into your life.
Last year’s summer favourite is back this month for another round in the ring.
Set in Los Angeles in the 1980s, Glow follows a group of women taking part in a fledgling professional promotion called the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling – shortened to GLOW, hence the show’s title.
Though the wrestling promo is a real event from the 80s, this series is fictionalised and written by Liz Flahive and Carly Mensch, who stumbled across the original GLOW when researching ideas for a female-centric show.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has had a busy year with the releases of blockbusters Infinity War and Deadpool 2, so it only seems right to lend some of the hype to their Netflix shows too.
Originally premiering back in December 2016, the second season of Luke Cage will be available at the end of this month with another ten episodes to satisfy your superhero cravings.
The show follows Harlem local Luke Cage, played by Mike Colter, after a sabotaged experiment gives him super strength and unbreakable skin, propelling him into a life of fighting crime and corruption.
The first season of Nailed It! hit Netflix back in March, and it’s already back with six more wild episodes.
Imagine if Mary Berry helmed The Great British Bake Off after one too many gin slings and you’ll have a good idea of what Nailed It! has in store.
Inspired by the trend of people trying and failing to make elaborate cakes they’ve seen on the internet, three home bakers with a terrible track record take a stab at re-creating edible masterpieces (such as a cake in the shape of Donald Trump’s head) for a $10,000 prize.
This is one for true crime fans, particularly those who loved Making a Murderer and The Keepers.
The Staircase centers on the trial of crime novelist Michael Peterson, who was accused in 2001 of murdering his wife Kathleen. Directed by Oscar-winning documentary maker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, the original French miniseries about the gruesome case aired back in 2004.
This updated series features original episodes, as well as three new additions that will give viewers fresh evidence and further insight into Peterson’s actions that eventually landed him in prison.