What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021

What If… Marvel went weird?

by Andy Bassett

Marvel launches its first Disney+ animated series, Prime Video gives us a Cruel Summer and there are some returning favourites on Apple TV+.

Updated 26-Jul-2021 - Disney: Drain the Oceans S2 (4th Aug) - Marvel Studios Legends (4th Aug) - Muppet Babies S3 Ep1-15 (4th Aug) - Banged Up Abroad S10 (11th Aug) - Big Hero 6: The Series S3 (11th Aug) - Bless the Harts S1-2 (11th  Aug) - Blowing Kisses (11th Aug) - Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders S1-2 (moved to 11th Aug) - Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior S1 (moved to 11th Aug) - Deadly Instincts S1 (11th Aug) - Puppy Dog Pals S4 Ep1-10 (11th Aug) - Green Card (13th Aug) - When in Rome (13th Aug)

Updated 26-Jul-2021 - Disney: Ancient China From Above S1 (18th Aug) - Brain Games S8 (18th Aug) - Big City Greens S2 Ep15-30 (18th Aug) - Gigantosaurus S2 Ep11-20 (18th Aug) - Growing Up Animal S1 (moved to 18th Aug) - Mixed-ish S1 (18th  Aug) - The Accident (18th Aug) - The X-Files S10-11 (moved to 18th Aug) - Ultimate Supercar S1 (18th Aug) - Wild Argentina S1 (18th Aug) - 28 Days Later (20th Aug) - 28 Weeks Later (20th Aug) - Chasing the Equinox (20th Aug) - Spy (20th Aug) - Survive and Advance (20th Aug) 

Updated 27-Jul-2021 - Disney: Goofy's 'How to Stay at Home' Shorts (11th Aug) - Baghdad Central S1 (25th Aug) - Bunk'd S5 Ep10-21 (25th Aug) - Ice Road Rescue S4 (25th Aug) - Informer S1 (moved to 25th Aug) - Lost Cities with Albert Lin S1 (25th  Aug) - McCartney 3,2,1 (25th Aug) - Mickey Mixed up Adventures S3 (25th Aug) - Buried Truth of Maya (27th Aug) - Confessions of a Shopaholic (27th Aug) - Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (27th Aug) 

Updated 27-Jul-2021 - Amazon Prime Video: Star Trek: Lower Decks S2 (13th Aug)

Updated 29-Jul-2021 - Amazon Prime Video: Deep Impact (1st Aug) - Evolution (2nd Aug) - Fighting (2nd Aug) - Reef Break S1 (2nd Aug) - The Angry Birds Movie (3rd Aug) - Mr. Peabody & Sherman (5th Aug) - The Ocean's Trilogy (6th Aug) - The Secret Life of Pets (7th Aug) - Trainwreck (7th Aug) - Jumanji (9th Aug) - Peter Rabbit (9th Aug) - Shershaah (12th Aug) - Slasher: Flesh & Blood (12th Aug) - Boss Level (13th Aug) - Admission (16th Aug) - Fun with Dick and Jane (22nd Aug) - The Vault (27th Aug) - Kill Me Three Times (30th Aug)

Updated 06-Aug-2021 - Amazon Prime Video: Val (6th Aug - removed)


While Apple TV+ sticks rigidly to its Friday release schedule for content, Disney Plus's recent experiment with a Wednesday debut for its Loki TV series seems to have completely torn up its rule book for end of the week releases. Now, the God of Mischief's influence has seen the likes of Monsters at Work and Turner & Hooch also launched on Wednesdays in July. 

August on Disney+ goes even further with new releases on Wednesdays (What If…?), Mondays (The Walking Dead’s final season) and even a Tuesday (the welcome return of Steve Martin in Only Murders in the Building).

Amazon Prime Video leads off with mystery drama series Cruel Summer and the star-studded Nine Perfect Strangers plus superhero adventures with the return of D.C.’s Stargirl for a second season.

Some of Apple TV Plus’s earlier shows return for sophomore outings with Dave Bautista joining Jason Momoa in See and Octavia Spencer returning as true crime podcast guru Poppy Parnell in Truth Be Told. Meanwhile, recent Sundance Festival darling, CODA debuts as Apple’s big movie for the month.

As ever, although we’ve tried to be as UK specific as possible, streaming dates can change, content can sometimes be territory specific and shows can even get pulled or added at the very last minute by the streamers themselves as they sort out scheduling or licensing issues.

We’ll keep updating the article as new content gets announced, so please check back.


Disney+ UK

4th August (Wednesday)

Drain the Oceans (2019, S2, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Using the latest scanning and digital art recreation techniques to effectively remove the ocean waters above shipwrecks, treasure and sunken cities, this series uncovers the amazing stories behind the events that led to the seafloor being the final resting place for these ancient (and not so ancient) denizens of the deep.

This season looks at sunken Allied vessels off the Normandy Coast, hidden evidence of warfare at sea during the American Civil War and the secrets of Loch Ness.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Drain the Oceans S2 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Marvel Studios Legends (2021, Disney+ Original Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

This latest set of refreshers for the MCU and all things Marvel is in preparation for the upcoming animated What If…? series and focuses on Peggy Carter, The Avengers initiative and Guardians of the Galaxy’s Ravagers.

Muppet Babies (2021, S3, Ep1-15, Disney Children’s Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Adorable baby versions of Jim Henson's famous Muppet characters go on exciting adventures in their nursery using their unlimited imaginations.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Muppet Babies S3 (Ep1-15) is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Short Circuit (2021, S2, Disney Animated Shorts)

Short Circuit is an initiative offered to Walt Disney Animation Studios employees which mirrors the SparkShorts program launched at sister animation studio Pixar and provides the opportunity for new ideas and voices to be heard. If selected, the proposer and a team of fellow employees put together an animated short which is encouraged to take risks in visual style, storytelling and technical innovation.

Season 2 features five original short films:

Dinosaur Barbarian

It’s all well and good battling evil as an heroic Dinosaur Barbarian, but what about taking on the housework? Sometimes even a superhero needs to clean up his act.

Going Home

A young adult constantly returns to his hometown, but with every repeat visit he starts to face the inevitable: change.

Crosswalk

Can a law-abiding citizen overcome his innate programming and cross the street at a light that won’t change.

Songs to Sing in the Dark

Two creatures living in the depths of a dark cave engage in a battle of acoustic one-upmanship. As events escalate, they come to realize that they are stronger together.

No. 2 to Kettering

On a dull, dreary morning, a girl learns how the power of laughter can lighten the mood of her fellow bus travellers on the morning ride to Kettering.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Short Circuit S2 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

6th August (Friday)

Aliens (1986, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, R. Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Lance Henriksen, Bill Paxton, Dir. + Scr. James Cameron)

Fifty seven years after surviving the Xenomorph’s rampage on the Nostromo, Ellen Ripley is sent back to the planet LV-426 with a squad of hardened colonial marines to re-establish contact with a terraforming colony. Once there they discover a sole survivor, and it becomes clear that the fate that befell the community looks set to repeat itself for the rescue team. To make matters worse, the Weyland-Yutani Corporation has a hidden agenda. Can Ripley’s experience with the original space predator help in the face of a whole army of them?

A follow up to Ridley Scott’s 1979 critical and commercial success Alien, James Cameron’s landmark sci-fi film managed to do things few sequels ever manage. It took the original premise, shifted genre and pacing, added memorable new characters and expanded the movie’s universe without losing the impact of the narrative in the first film. 

As a result, Aliens is often cited as an example of how a sequel should be done and regularly turns up in ‘Best of’ lists, even 35 years after its release. 

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Aliens is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Joy (2015, Drama, True Life, PG-13. Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Dir. + Scr. David O. Russell)

Joy Mangano is a divorced mother of two struggling financially and facing a complicated home life. Tired of her downtrodden existence, Joy rises against all odds with her fierce determination and sets up a successful business empire.

Based on real life circumstances, the role won Jennifer Lawrence her third Golden Globe and gave her a fourth Academy Award nomination, making her, at 25, the youngest person in Oscar history to accrue four nods.

My Cousin Vinny (1992, Comedy, Crime, R. Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, Ralph Macchio, Dir. Jonathan Lynn)

Two friends traveling through Alabama are mistakenly arrested and charged with murder. Desperate and penniless, one of them calls his cousin, Vinny, a former auto mechanic from Brooklyn who’s just passed his bar exam after his sixth try. Vinny's never been in court - or to Alabama - and when he arrives with his leather-clad girlfriend, Mona Lisa, to try his very first case, it's a real shock - for him and the locals.

Former Yes Minister director Jonathon Lynn’s film may be a broad comedy but, given Lynn’s own legal degree acquired from Cambridge University, it was largely praised for its procedural accuracy and is often cited as a good starting point for legal students.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
My Cousin Vinny is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Snake Eyes (1998, Crime, Mystery, Thriller, R. Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinisie, John Heard, Carla Gugino, Dir. Brian de Palma)

Rick Santoro is a shady detective who revels in his comfortable lifestyle and backhand perks. However, when the Secretary of Defence is assassinated during a high profile boxing match that Santoro is present at, he uncovers a shocking conspiracy.

Interestingly, Gary Sinisie’s character is called Kevin Dunne and the movie also stars actor Kevin Dunn, probably most well known as Shia LaBeouf’s dad in the early Michael Bay Transformers films.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Snake Eyes is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Why Him? (2016, Comedy, R. Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Keegan-Michael Key, Dir. John Hamberg)

Over the holidays, Stephanie Fleming brings her family to stay with her new boyfriend, Laird, a well-meaning but filterless Silicon Valley millionaire. Steph’s overprotective father, Ned, is not impressed with Laird’s glamorous high-tech world and when he learns that Laird is about to pop the question, he’s determined to put a stop to the proposal, as he asks, “Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen… Why Him?”


11th August (Wednesday)

What If…? (2021, S1, Marvel Animated Series. Narrator: Jeffrey Wright) - New episodes every Wednesday

As a member of an extraterrestrial race of beings who monitor the activities of species throughout the universe, The Watcher, observes and records events on Earth, though refrains from interfering. With his vast knowledge of human history and development, The Watcher is able to see alternate outcomes of significant events, and is therefore able to answer the question, 'What if…?'

Voiced by Jeffrey Wright, Uatu The Watcher takes us on a series of journeys that at once appear familiar yet are uniquely skewed by a single twist in the narrative. Thus we find out; what would have happened if Peggy Carter had take the super soldier serum rather than Steve Rogers; how things would have turned out if T’Challa not Peter Quill had grown up with the Ravagers and how the Iron Man story might unfold if Killmonger had saved Tony Stark from his captivity in the cave.

This first season of ten episodes features many of the original MCU actors reprising their roles, and poignantly, What If…? marks the final time Chadwick Boseman voiced T’Challa. Production on a second season is underway.

Marvel’s genius idea to essentially recycle its stories and characters with interesting little spins first appeared in the comics in 1977 when Stan Lee posited, 'What if Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four?' Since then, many alternate realities have been examined within the MCU multiverse, often with dark and unexpected outcomes.

Banged Up Abroad (2016, S10, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Docudrama series about travellers who have been arrested abroad, usually for trying to smuggle illegal drugs, although some episodes feature people who were either kidnapped or captured while they were either journeying or living in other countries. Features a mix of interviews with the real person and dramatic reenactments. 

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Banged Up Abroad S10 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Big Hero 6: The Series (2021, S3, Ep1-10, Disney Animated Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

This animated series is set after the events of the feature film Big Hero 6 and continues the adventures of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro Hamada alongside the compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax created by his late brother Tadashi. Now facing academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro and his misfit tech-head friends protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains as the superhero team, Big Hero 6. 

Big Hero 6: The Series S3 (Ep1-10) is on Disney+ UK in Augiust 2021

Bless The Harts (2019, S1-2, Disney/Fox Adult Animated Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Working-class family the Harts live in North Carolina, headed by mum Jenny who works as a waitress and struggles to make ends meet. She lives with her artistically talented daughter Violet and mother Betty. Long term boyfriend Wayne has dated Jenny since her daughter Violet was a toddler, and acts as a father figure to Violet as best he can. Jenny works at “The Last Supper”, a religious themed restaurant, and she often sees Jesus as a figment of her imagination.  

Cancelled after 2 Seasons, Bless The Harts was executively produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller alongside Kristen Wiig who voices Jenny.  STAR On Disney+ is dropping the whole of Season 1 and running Season 2 weekly.

Blowing Kisses aka Besos Al AIre (2021, S1, Anthology Drama Series, International: Spain, Language: Spanish) - added 26-Jul-2021

Disney+’s first Spanish series is a two part mini series that features seven tales of love and romance focussed around central character Javi, a nurse and fan of 90s rom-coms who, during the covid-19 pandemics, starts embellishing the messages he is asked to deliver to the patients in his care by their friends and relatives. 

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Blowing Kisses aka Besos Al Aire is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016-17 S1-2, CBS Procedural Drama Series) 

Gary Sinisie leads an international unit of the FBI charged with solving crimes that involve US citizens or interests on foreign soil. A spin-off from Criminal Minds.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders S1-2 are on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011, S1, CBS Procedural Drama Series) 

On the streets of San Francisco, a special team from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit uses detailed profiling methods to catch the most twisted serial killers and solve extreme crimes.

Starring Forest Whitaker, Suspect Behavior’s characters and premise were established in the 18th episode of the 5th season of Criminal Minds and continued for a single separate season from there. 

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior S1 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Deadly Instincts (2015, S1, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Every species has a secret weapon, a primal instinct that defines them – and it’s not always as obvious as it seems. These are stories of animals who, driven by instinct, have perfected the most astonishing and sometimes bizarre ways to give them the edge.

Each show features a number of animals to highlight a particular strategy for success and reveals the secrets of their survival. Though stories of triumph for some are ones of tragedy for others.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Deadly Instincts S1 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Goofy's 'How to Stay at Home' Shorts (2021, S1, Disney+ Original Animated Shorts) - added 27-Jul-2021 

Goofy gets to grips with pandemic protocols and shows us how to get through lockdown as only he can as he takes viewers through the correct etiquette for cooking, wearing a mask and binge watching.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Goofy's 'How to Stay at Home' Shorts are on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Puppy Dog Pals (2020, S4 Ep1-10, Disney Children’s Animated Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Fun-loving pug puppies, brothers Bingo and Rolly, have thrill-seeking appetites that take them on exhilarating adventures in their neighbourhood and around the globe along with a kitty named Hissy and a robot dog named A.R.F. (Auto-Doggy Robotic Friend). 

Features voice contributions from Huey Lewis as Bulworth - guess he found his new drug then, voice acting!


13th August (Friday)

Green Card (1990, Comedy, Romance, Drama, PG-13. Gérard Depardieu, Andie MacDowell, Bebe Neuwirth, Dir. + Scr. Peter Weir) - added 26-Jul-2021

Undocumented immigrant George enters into a marriage of convenience with Bronte - she gets the apartment of her dreams and he gets his Green Card so he can work in the US. However, when the Immigration Service wants to check the legitimacy of the union, George and Bronte have to get together and get their backstory straight, and in doing so reveal deeper feelings for each other.

The start of Andie MacDowell’s holy trinity of romcom roles which also saw her take on Groundhog Day and Four Weddings and a Funeral a few years later.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Green Card is on Netflix UK in August 2021

Stuber (2019, Action, Comedy, Crime, R. Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino, Iko Uwais, Dir. Michael Dowse) 

Vic Manning, a quick-tempered cop who's recovering from eye surgery, recruits a mild-mannered Uber driver called Stu who's obsessed with getting a perfect 5 star rating, in an effort to help him catch the brutal heroin dealer who murdered his partner. The mismatched pair soon find themselves in for a wild day of stakeouts and shootouts as they pursue violent criminals through the seedy streets of Los Angeles.

The Hot Chick (2002, Comedy, Fantasy, PG-13. Rob Schneider, Rachel McAdams, Anna Faris. Dir. Tom Brady)

Jessica Spencer is the hottest, most popular girl in high school - she’s also self absorbed and mean spirited. Her seemingly perfect life crashes to a halt when she wakes up one morning swapped into the body of Clive, a 30-year-old male and low level criminal. Now Jessica needs to find a way to get back to her proper body before Clive takes advantage of his new circumstances and gets his crime spree blamed on Jessica.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
The Hot Chick is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

When in Rome (2010, Comedy, Romance, PG-13. Kristen Bell, Josh Duhamel, Anjelica Huston, Danny DeVito, Dir. Mark Steven Johnson) - added 26-Jul-2021

Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love but on a whirlwind trip to Rome to her sister’s wedding, she hits it off with Nick. However, when she impulsively takes some coins from a reputed fountain of love, she triggers a spell which causes the coins' owners to fall in love and relentlessly pursue Beth all the way back to New York. Somehow she has to get rid of them and find Nick again.


18th August (Wednesday)

Ancient China From Above (2020, S1, National Geographic Documentary Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Archaeologist Allan Maca leads a team of experts on an adventure to solve the secrets of ancient China using modern archaeological tools including satellite imagery. Viewers are transported back in time see how China’s national treasures came to be, including the Great Wall, Kublai Khan's legendary Xanadu and a newly-discovered city from 4,000 years ago.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Ancient China From Above S1 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Brain Games (2021, S8, National Geographic Science Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Host Keegan-Michael Key takes audiences on a mind blowing trip that examines the nature of the human brain using interactive games and experiments. The complexities of memory, attention, perception, illusion, stress, morality and more are all laid bare for viewers so they can understand how easy it is to be fooled.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Brain Games S8 is in Disney+ UK in August 2021

Big City Greens (2020, S2 Ep15-30 Disney Children’s Animated Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Ten-year-old Cricket Green is a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family - older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. Cricket's natural curiosity and enthusiasm lead him and his family on a series of epic adventures.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Big City Greens S2 (Ep15-30) is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Diary of a Future President (2021, S2, Disney+ Original Series - all ten episodes available)

Elena Cañero-Reed is a confident, strong-willed 13-year-old girl who will one day become President of the United States. For now though, she’s navigating her way through middle school in Miami Florida with her family and friends… and recording it all in her diary, which, who knows, may one day provide her with the inspiration she needs on her journey to become POTUS.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Diary of a Future President S2 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Gigantosaurus (2021, S2 Ep11-20, Disney Children’s Animated Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Four curious young dinosaur friends named Rocky, Bill, Tiny and Mazu explore the mystery of Gigantosaurus, the largest, fiercest dinosaur of all, as they face their individual fears and work together to solve problems during their many adventures.

Growing up Animal (2021, S1, Disney+ / National Geographic Documentary Series)

This six-episode series follows the stories of baby animals from their time developing in the safety of mum’s womb to their first steps towards independence in a world full of challenges.

Mixed-ish (2021, S1, ABC Comedy Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

In Mixed-ish, an adult Rainbow Johnson recounts her childhood experiences of growing up in a mixed-race family in the mid 1980s when her family, which includes her siblings and mum and dad Paul and Alicia, move from a hippie commune to the suburbs for a better life. The series sees the family face dilemmas over whether to blend in or stay true to themselves as outsiders with their own identity.

A prequel spin-off from Black-ish, itself a spin off from Grown-ish - both of which are now showing on Disney+.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Mixed-ish S1 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

The Accident (2019 Limited Series, Sarah Lancashire, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Joanna Scanlan) - added 26-Jul-2021

In a Welsh community that has been left behind, a large construction project offers hope for a better future. But an explosion, followed by a catastrophic collapse, leaves many dead, children included. Now the devastated community is forced to confront difficult truths amid the search for justice.

Written by Jack Thorne, whose National Treasure and Kiri are also now showing on Star DIsney+, The Accident was first shown in the UK on Channel 4 and on Hulu in the US.  

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
The Accident is on Disney+ in August 2021

The X Files (2016-18, S10-11, 20th Century Fox Television Drama/Sci-Fi Series) - moved 26-Jul-2021

Conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder and realist Dana Scully make an unlikely team of FBI special agents investigating strange cases for which the only seemingly possible explanations point to paranormal origins.

Disney+ adds the final two seasons of The X-Files which are set 14 years after the closure of the original X-Files and sees FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) contact newly reinstated Muldar (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) asking them to follow up on a lead. Once again, Muldar and Scully are thrown into a mix of the bizarre and the dangerous.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
The X-Files S10-11 are on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Ultimate Supercar (2020, S1, National Geographic Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Today's high-end high-performance Supercars are an amazing combination of art and science. Go behind the scenes to discover the hidden engineering secrets and keys to each machine's success as the series looks at the Ferrari Portofino, the Aston Martin DBS, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and more.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Ultimate Supercar S1 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Wild Argentina (2021, S1, National Geographic, Natural History Series) - added 26-Jul-2021

Few countries in South America boast such contrast and variety. Diverse habitats such as Patagonia's bleak steppe, the soaring Andean snowcaps, vast salt pans, lush rainforest around Iguazu Falls, the steamy marshlands of Ibera, and the grasslands of the Pampas support an astonishing range of wildlife - from penguins, whales and seals to condors, armadillos and guanacos. Each of the three episodes examines the hardships and challenges of these varying environments and how the inhabitants have adapted to survive and even thrive.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Wild Argentina S1 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

20th August (Friday)

28 Day Later (2002, Horror, Thriller, Drama, R. Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Gleeson, Dir. Danny Boyle, Scr. Alex Garland) - added 26-Jul-2021

Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, bike courier Jim awakens from a coma in St Thomas' Hospital in London only to discover he is in a near deserted city with a terrifying horror lurking, ready to strike. Now Jim has to locate other survivors and find sanctuary.

Features cinema’s most pant-wetting car alarm.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
28 Days Later is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

28 Weeks Later (2007, Horror, Thriller, Drama, R. Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Robert Carlyle, Harold Perrineau, Dir.Juan Carlos Fresnadillo) - added 26-Jul-2021

Six months after the Rage virus was inflicted on the population of Great Britain, the US Army helps to secure a small area of London for the survivors to repopulate and start again. But not everything goes according to plan.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
28 Weeks Later is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Chasing the Equinox (2020, National Geographic Documentary) - added 26-Jul-2021

Documentary which examines how ancient civilizations built iconic monuments that align with the sun on the same day.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Chasing the Equinox is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Hidalgo (2004, Action, Adventure, True Life, Period, PG-13. Viggo Mortensen, Omar Sharif, Zuleikha Robinson, Saïd Taghmaoui, Dir. Joe Johnston)

In 1891, travelling cowboy performer Frank Hopkins journeys with his mustang, Hidalgo, to Arabia to compete in a deadly, cross desert horse-race, The Ocean of Fire, where he hopes his previous career as a long distance dispatch rider will help him win the tournament prize.

Aside from his proficiency as a horseman, actor Viggo Mortensen’s proclivity with languages is well documented and his fluency in Spanish allowed him to dub his own performance for the Spanish version of the film.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Hidalgo is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (1997, Comedy. R. Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Alan Cumming, Janeane Garofalo, Dir. David Mirkin)

Romy and Michele have been inseparable friends since their time at school when they were on the end of bullying by the popular crowd. Now with their lives stalled and the class’s 10 year reunion looming, the pair decide to attend with business outfits, cell phones and an elaborate success story in order to impress their classmates. Can the friends keep up the charade for the entire evening?

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Spy (2015, Comedy, Action, R. Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Dir. + Scr. Paul Feig) - added 26-Jul-2021

Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner disappears and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Survive and Advance (2013, ESPN Documentary) - added 26-Jul-2021

One of the ESPN 30 for 30 Documentaries which were initially commissioned to celebrate ESPN’s 30 year anniversary in 2009.

Survive and Advance is about the 1983 NC State Wolfpack basketball squad that stayed alive in the postseason by winning nine do-or-die games in a row - seven of which they were losing in the final minute - beating the likes of Michael Jordan and three-time National Player of the Year Ralph Sampson.


23rd August  (Monday)

The Walking Dead (2021, S11/Final, AMC Drama/Horror Series)

In the wake of a zombie apocalypse, various survivors struggle to stay alive. As they search for safety and evade the undead, they are forced to grapple with rival groups and difficult choices.

The final season debuts on Disney+ UK with the group preparing plans to find enough food for all of their people to stand a chance of surviving. 

The final 24 episodes will be split into three eight-episode airing blocks, with the series concluding in 2022.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
The Walking Dead S11/Final is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

25th August (Wednesday)

Baghdad Central (2020, S1, Channel 4 Drama Series) - added 27-Jul-2021

It’s 2003 and Iraq is occupied by the US-led coalition. Former police inspector Muhsin al-Khafaji has lost virtually everything but clings to the hope that he can find his missing estranged eldest daughter. In order to aid his search, Muhsin must decide whether to accept working for Frank Temple, a former British policeman, knowing what it means to be seen as a collaborator.

Bunk’d (2021, S5 Ep10-21, Comedy Series) - added 27-Jul-2021

Back for another round of exciting summer adventures at the sometimes struggling Camp Kikiwaka in rural Maine are the enthusiastic camp owner Lou, counselors Ava and Noah, and returning campers Destiny, Matteo and Finn, who are all ready to tackle new and hilarious mishaps in this second batch of season 5 episodes which see a Scary Story Night and a visit to the camp by Lou’s favourite actress.

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian (2021, S2 Ep2, Disney+ Original Documentary)

Documentary series Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian returns after its Christmas Day 2020 hour-long special, which covered the second season of Star Wars spin off The Mandalorian, with a sophomore episode dedicated to the season two finale.

If you haven’t watched the second season denouement, it’s probably best to leave this behind-the-scenes doc until you’re all caught up as it does rather revolve around a significant appearance. As such, the image chosen below is just a nice close up of Baby Yoda. What? That’s a spoiler too! Sheesh, you just can’t win.

Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian S2 Ep2 is on Disney+ UK in August

Ice Road Rescue (2019, S4, National Geographic Docu Series) - added 27-Jul-2021

The mountain passes of Norway are some of the most dangerous roads in all of Europe. So when winter hits, the roads turn into treacherous bobsleigh tracks with trucks and cars skidding and sliding everywhere, blocking vital trade routes and in extreme cases, causing fatal accidents. But up and down Norway there are brigades of brave rescue workers, who work around the clock to keep the roads safe and open.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Ice Road Rescue S4 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Informer (2019, S1 BBC Drama Series) - moved 27-Jul-2021

After a trivial brush with the law,  Raza (Nabhaan Rizwan) a young second-generation British Pakistani man from East Londona is coerced into becoming an undercover informant by Gabe (Paddy Considine) a counter-terrorism officer with a questionable past. This leads Raza into a variety of dangerous situations and alliances, and creates a struggle to balance both his civilian lifestyle and new identity. Soon Raza is not only compromising his beliefs but also endangering the welfare of those he loves the most.

Lost Cities with Albert Lin (2019, S1, National Geographic Ancient Civilisation Series) - added 27-Jul-2021

Dr. Albert Lin is an award-winning scientist and adventurer with a knack as a storyteller. In this series he uses ground-penetrating radar, LiDar and 3D scanning to bring to life the stories behind a number of legendary cities and monuments including; the fortress of the Knights Templar, the fabled city of El Dorado and the Mesolithic sites surrounding Stonehenge.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Lost Cities with Albert Lin S1 is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

McCartney 3,2,1 (2021, Limited Series, Hulu Documentary Series) - added 27-Jul-2021

A rare opportunity which, over the course of six episodes, sees legendary musician Paul McCartney and music producer Rick Rubin sit down and discuss McCartney's early life, his work with The Beatles and Wings, and his 50 years as a solo artist. The series also covers the songwriting, influences, and personal relationships that helped form McCartney's songs and his remarkable career.

Mickey Mixed-Up Adventures (2021, S3 Ep1-4, Disney Children’s Animated Series) - added 27-Jul-2021

Mickey Mouse and his Sensational Six driving team (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto) go on thrilling adventures and races around the world.


27th August (Friday)

Buried Truth of the Maya (2019, National Geographic Documentary) - added 27-Jul-2021

Legend tells us that there is a hidden underground cave below Chichen Itza, now high tech archaeologists are there to find the buried truth as they enter the Mayan Pyramid, El Castillo, in search of the concealed entrance. While inside, they explain the significance of the jaguar throne and human sacrifice.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Buried Truth of the Maya is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009, Comedy, Romance, PG. Isla Fisher, Hugh Dancy, Krysten Ritter, John Lithgow, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dir. P.J. Hogan) - added 27-Jul-2021

Rebecca Bloomwood is addicted to shopping and is terrible with money. Amazingly, she is offered a job as a finance columnist which will help her pay off her debts. As she learns some valuable lessons about true worth in life, she finds herself falling in love with a wealthy entrepreneur.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Confessions of a Shopaholic is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Cruella (2021, Comedy, Crime, PG-13. Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Mark Strong, Dir. Craig Gillespie) 

During the UK Punk revolution in 70's London, Estella, a smart grifter, ekes out a life of petty crime with partners Horace and Jasper. However, Estelle harbours a talent for fashion and design and when a chance encounter with fashion legend Baroness von Hellman presents an opportunity to follow her dreams, Estelle leaps at the chance. But there are tough lessons to be learned about the cutthroat fashion industry and when Estella and the Baroness’s relationship turns sour, the wicked Cruella steps out from the shadows to wreak her dalmatian-based revenge  

After debuting on Premier Access and in theatres in May, Cruella is now available to all service subscribers.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Cruella is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Disney Princess Remixed - An Ultimate Princess Celebration (2021, Disney+ Musical Special)

Narrated by 12-year-old social media star Txunamy Ortiz, Disney Princess Remixed is a half-hour music special celebrating the empowering attributes of Disney princesses and queens through re-imagined performances of their iconic songs by Disney stars.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Disney Princess Remixed - An Ultimate Princess Celebration is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (2015, Animation, Comedy, Family, G. Hadley Belle Miller, Francesca Capaldi, Dir. Steve Martino) - added 27-Jul-2021

Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog and eternal optimist is determined to capture the heart of the Little Red-Haired Girl who has just moved into his neighbourhood. Meanwhile Charlie's loyal and lovable beagle, Snoopy, takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron.  

This was the first full length Peanuts film for 35 years and was scripted by Craig and Bryan Schulz (Charles M. Schulz's son and grandson, respectively).

Wall Street (1987, Drama, R. Crime. Charlie Sheen, Michael Douglas, John C. McGinley, Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Daryl Hannah, Dir. Oliver Stone) 

Bud Fox, a junior but ambitious stockbroker, gets a chance to work with his idol, Gordon Gekko, a corporate raider on Wall Street during the heyday of Yuppie ascendancy in the 80s. In an effort to impress Gekko, Bud agrees to shady corporate practices which eventually start to trouble his moral centre. 

Oliver Stone’s follow up to the lauded Platoon was an examination of the excesses of 80’s capitalism and gained Michael Douglas a Best Actor Oscar for his fearsome portrayal of the charismatic villain, Gekko. 

Sadly, this does not contain a scene where Charlie and Martin Sheen yell, “I loved you in Hot Shots: Part Deux” at each other.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Wall Street is on Disney+ UK in August 2021

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010, Drama, PG-13. Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Josh Brolin, Dir. Oliver Stone)

Now out of prison but still in disgrace, Gordon Gekko works with his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, and sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.

Vacation Friends (2021, Adventure, Comedy, R. John Cena, Meredith Hagner, Lil Rel Howery, Lynn Whitfield, Dir. Clay Tarver)

In this raw and raunchy comedy, straight-laced Marcus and Emily (Howery, Orji) are befriended by wild, thrill-seeking partiers Ron and Kyla (Cena, Hagner) at a resort in Mexico. Living in the moment, the usually level-headed couple lets loose to enjoy a week of uninhibited fun and debauchery with their new “vacation friends.” Months after their walk on the wild side, Marcus and Emily are horrified when Ron and Kyla show up uninvited at their wedding, creating chaos and proving that what happens on vacation, really ought to stay on vacation.

Touted as far back as 2005 with Nicolas Cage and Will Smith 


31st August (Tuesday)

Only Murders in the Building (2021, S1, Star Original Series)

Three neighbours in an exclusive Upper West Side apartment building (Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with real life crime, suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one when a grisly death occurs. The trio suspects murder and employs their knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth, unravelling the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. 

As the case progresses, it becomes clear that it’s not just the neighbours and building that hold secrets and the three amatuer detectives haven’t been entirely honest with each other either. As they delve deeper into the case they realise a killer might be living amongst them and they could all be in danger. Now, it’s a race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.


Amazon Prime UK

1st August

Deep Impact (1998, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, PG-13. Téa Leoni, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman, Dir. Mimi Leder, Scr. Bruce Joel Rubin) - added 29-Jul-2021

When journalist Jenny Lerner uncovers the truth behind ‘Ellie’ she becomes involved in humankind’s response to a deadly threat as it is revealed that global authorities are aware of a comet on a collision course for Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.

More accurate but not as much fun as the similar Armageddon.


2nd August

Evolution (2001, Comedy, Sci-Fi, PG-13. David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, Julianne Moore, Seann William Scott, Dir. Ivan Reitman) - added 29-Jul-2021

When a meteorite falls to Earth, two college professors, Dr. Ira Kane and Prof. Harry Phineas Block, are assigned the job of checking the site out. When they discover organisms not from this planet that are evolving into dangerous creatures, the academic pair have to find a way to save the planet despite the government sidelining them.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Evolution is on Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021

Fighting (2009, Crime, Drama, Sports, PG-13. Channing Tatum, Terrence Howard, Luis Guzmán, Dir. Dito Montiel) - added 29-Jul-2021

In New York City, a young counterfeiter is introduced to the world of underground street fighting by a seasoned scam artist, who becomes his manager on the bare-knuckling brawling circuit.

Reef Break S1(2019, S1, ABC Drama Series) - added 29-Jul-2021

Cat Chambers is a thief-turned-fixer for the governor of a stunning Pacific Island paradise. Impulsive, reckless and irresistible, Cat's chequered past gives her an instinctive gift for understanding crime and criminals as she becomes enmeshed in fast-paced, high octane adventures and island intrigue. Cat's activities also make waves for old friends, enemies and lovers, including an FBI agent ex-husband, her imprisoned crime boss and a police detective lover who is in over his head. 

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Reef Break S1 is on Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021

3rd August

The Angry Birds Movie (2016, Animation, Adventure, Family, PG. Voices: Jason Sudekis, Josh Gadd, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Dirs. Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly) - added 29-Jul-2021

On a paradise island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds, Red stands out as an angry, outcast alongside fellow pariahs Chuck and Bomb. With all the island residents giving them a wide berth, it's up to the trio to find out what the mysterious green pigs who have just turned up with seemingly friendly intentions are really up to.


5th August

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014, Animation, Adventure, Family, PG. Voices: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Dir. Rob Minkoff) - added 29-Jul-2021

The time-travelling adventures of an advanced canine and his adopted son, as they endeavor to fix a temporal rift they unfortunately created.

In an odd quirk of scheduling, Mr. Peabody & Sherman is also showing on Netflix UK from 16th August.


6th August

Cruel Summer (2021, S1, Hulu Drama Series)

In a small Texas town in 1993, popular teen Kate, disappears. Seemingly unrelated, a girl named Jeanette goes from being a sweet but awkward outsider to the most popular girl in town, almost it seems as if by taking over Kate’s life, but by 1995 she has become the most-despised person in America after a shocking development.

Each episode focuses on the same day over the course of three years: 1993, 1994 and 1995 and alternates between Jeanette and Kate’s viewpoint.

Ocean’s Trilogy - added 29-Jul-2021

Ocean’s 11 (2001, Crime, Thriller, Comedy PG-13. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Dir Steven Soderbergh)

Ocean’s 12 (2004, Crime, Thriller, Comedy PG-13. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Dir Steven Soderbergh

Ocean’s 13 (2007, Crime, Thriller, Comedy PG-13. George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Dir Steven Soderbergh)

A triumvirate of George Clooney home videos where he gets his Hollywood pals to jape around and riff on the same plot three times. Clooney charms - Pitt chomps - guests star - fun had.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Ocean's 11, 12 and 13 are on Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021

7th August

The Secret Life of Pets (2016, Animation, Adventure, Family, PG. Voices: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Lake Bell, Dirs. Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney) - added 29-Jul-2021

In a Manhattan apartment building, Max's quiet but happy life as a pampered pooch is turned upside-down when his owner brings home slovenly mongrel Duke to whom Max takes an instant dislike. When he learns from the building’s other animal residents that the adorable white bunny Snowball is building an army of lost pets determined to wreak revenge, Max must put aside his feelings and ask the street wise Duke for help stopping the crazed rabbit.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
The Secret Life of Pets is on Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021

Trainwreck (2015, Comedy, Drama, Romance, R. Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Dir, Judd Apatow, Scr. Amy Schumer) - added 29-Jul-2021

Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic hard-drinking, free-spirited young magazine writer named Amy may have to face her fears when she meets a decent guy she has to write an article on.

Features the last screen appearance by the great Norman Lloyd, who died earlier this year aged 106 and who had starred in movies for both Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Trainwreck is on Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021

9th August

Jumanji (1995, Action, Adventure, Comedy, PG. Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt, Bradley Pierce. Dir. Joe Johnson) - added 29-Jul-2021

When Judy and Peter release a wild man who has been trapped in the mysterious board game Jumanji, they soon discover it is Alan Parrish, a boy who disappeared 25 years ago. Unfortunately, a host of dangers has followed Alan out of the game and into the real world including the vengeful hunter Van Pelt, and the only way to get things back to normal is to risk everything and continue playing the game… and win.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Jumanji is on Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021

Peter Rabbit (2018, Animation/’Live Action, Adventure, Comedy, PG. Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Voices: James Cordon, Fayssal Bazzi, Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Dir. Will Gluck) - added 29-Jul-2021

Retelling of Beartix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into Mr. McGregor’s vegetable garden. The feud escalates to greater and greater heights as they both attempt to charm the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door.


11th August

Stargirl (2021, S2, Warner Bros. TV Superhero Series) 

After discovering the original Starman’s Cosmic Staff, teenager Courtney Whitmore joins the Justice Society of America as Stargirl, teaming up with her stepfather Pat Dugan in his robotic exosuit. Now she inspires an unlikely group of new young heroes to stop the villains of the past. 


12th August

Shershaah (2021, Action, Drama, True Life. International: India, Language: Hindi. Kiara Advani, Sidharth Malhotra, Shiv Panditt, Dir. Vishnuvardhan) - added 29-Jul-2021

Set to premiere worldwide just a few days before India's Independence Day, Shershaah is the true story of decorated veteran Captain Vikram Batra's actions during the Kargil War of 1999 and takes its title from Bata’s call sign which translates as "Lion King".

Watch the trailer with YouTube subtitles active. 

Slasher: Flesh & Blood (2021, S4, Shudder Channel - requires subscription) - added 29-Jul-2021

The Canadian horror anthology series which is centered around a masked killer with an unknown motive for killing their victims, continues with a new season in which a wealthy but dysfunctional family gathers for a reunion on a secluded island. Old wounds and competitive rivalries flare up when the family realises there’s someone on the island intent on cruelly picking them off one by one.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Slasher: Flesh & Blood is on Shudder (Subscription required) in August 2021

13th August

Boss Level (2021, Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi. Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, Naomi Watts, Michelle Yeoh, Dir. Joe Carnahan) - added 29-Jul-2021

Stuck in a time loop, living the same day over and over again while being hunted by dozens of deadly assassins, Roy Pulver, a special forces operative, fights and dies every single day while struggling to find a way out of his strange predicament.

Director Joe Carahahan’s long gestating project finally gets its UK debut and adds a wicked twist to Amazon’s more romantically tinged time loop movies, Palm Springs and The Map of Tiny Perfect Things.  

Evangelion: 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time (2021, Anime, Action, Sci-Fi, International: Japan) 

Shinji Ikari is still adrift in space after losing his will to live, but the place he arrives at, and the people there, teach him what it means to hope. Finally, the Instrumentality Project is set in motion and he will make one last grueling stand to prevent the Final Impact... errr, sure.

This is the bonkers titled fourth and final installment of the Rebuild of Evangelion series. The project faced a protracted development process and multiple delays and was finally released on March 8, 2021 and has now become the highest-grossing film of the franchise.

Modern Love (2021, S2, Amazon Original Anthology Series)

Inspired by the New York Times column of the same name, this Amazon series looks at love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic and self love - which are presented in eight, half-hour episodes, this time breaking out beyond the confines of New York City.

Season two continues the anthology format and brings a host of new stars including; Kit Harrington, Tobias Menzies, Minnie Driver, Dominique Fishback, Garret Hedlund, Sophie Okenedo, Anna Paquin, Jack Reynor and Miranda Richardson.

Star Trek: Lower Decks (2021, S2, Amazon Original Series, weekly episodes) - added 27-Jul-2021

It’s 2380 and the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, have to keep up with their duties, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies. Amongst all this 'boldy going where no one has gone before,’ Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi also have to find time for their social lives, while Captain Carol Freeman and Commander Jack Ransom try and keep them in check. 


15th August

Heels (2021, S1, Starz Original Drama Series showing on StarzPlay - requires subscription)

In a close-knit Georgia community, a family-owned wrestling promotion sees two brothers and rivals, Jack and Ace Spade, war over their late father’s legacy. In the ring, somebody must play the good guy - the Face - and somebody must play their nemesis - the Heel. But in the real world, those characters can be hard to live up to — or hard to leave behind.

Stephen Amell, Oliver Queen from Arrow, a part time wrestler and lifelong fan of the sport himself, plays Jack Spade, the brother who falls into the Heel role both in and out of the ring.


16th August

Admission (2013, Comedy, Drama, Romance, PG-13. Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben, Michael Sheen, Dir. Paul Weiss) - added 29-Jul-2021

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.


20th August

Nine Perfect Strangers (2021, S1, Amazon Original Series, weekly episodes)

Nine stressed out city dwellers in need of healing and transformation, meet at Tranquillum House, a boutique health-and-wellness resort, as they spend the next ten days trying to get on a path to a better way of living. However, the resort is not what it seems to be and the guests are about to discover many secrets about each other and the resort's host Masha.

This eight episode series stars Bobby Cannavale, Luke Evans, Regina Hall, Nicole Kidman, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon and Samara Weaving who filmed the project in Australia between August and December 2020 following a 14 day quarantine period and regular testing.


22nd August

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005, Comedy, Crime, PG-13. Jim Carey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin, Richard Jenkins, Dir. Dean Parisot) - added 29-Jul-2021

When an affluent couple lose all their money following a series of blunders, they turn to a life of crime to make ends meet.

Remake of the 1977 original starring George Segal and Jane Fonda which took a caustically wry look at the American Dream.

What's new on UK streaming services for August 2021
Fun with Dick and Jane is on Amazon Prime Video UK in August 2021

27th August

Kevin Can F**k Himself (2021, S1, AMC Comedy Drama Series, all episodes)

A sideways look into the life of a stereotypical smart, beautiful sitcom wife sees Allison McRoberts, married to Kevin, a self-centered man-child who is clearly punching above his weight. After making a dark discovery, Allison teams up with neighbour Patty as she attempts to escape the confines of her life and take back control of her fate.

The Vault aka Way Down (2021, Action, Adventure, Thriller, R, International: Spain, Language: English. Freddie Highmore, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Liam Cunningham, Sam Riley, Famke Janssen, Dir. Jaume Balagueró) - added 29-Jul-2021

When a genius engineer learns of a mysterious, impenetrable fortress hidden under The Bank of Spain, he joins a crew of master thieves who plan to steal the legendary lost treasure locked inside while the whole country is distracted by Spain’s World Cup football game. But with no building blueprints, a safe room protected by an underground river and only 105 minutes to do the job, can the team hold its nerve?


30th August

Kill Me Three Times (2014, Action, Comedy, Crime, R. Simon Pegg, Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga, Luke Hemsworth, Sullivan Stapleton, Callan Mulvey, Bryan Brown, Dir. Kriv Stenders) - added 29-Jul-2021

Professional hit-man Charlie Wolfe finds himself in three tales of murder, blackmail and revenge after a botched contract assignment gets him entangled with a debt-ridden gambling addict, a wealthy but insecure beach club owner,  a local ladies-man surfer and a corrupt cop pulling the strings. 


Apple TV+ 

06th August

Mr Corman (2021, S1, Apple TV+ Original Series)

If things had gone differently, Josh Corman could have been living the high life as a rock star. Instead a mix of bad luck, poor choices and missed opportunities means he’s now teaching fifth grade at a school in the San Fernando Valley while his ex-fiancé Megan has moved out and his high school buddy has moved in.

Josh is fully aware he has a lot to be grateful for but struggles with feelings of anxiety, loneliness and self-doubt. Can he overcome these dark emotions to forge a life with some meaning and happiness before debt and age crush him. 

Very much a passion project for star Joseph Gordon-Levitt who also wrote, directed and executive produced the series which also stars Debra Winger, Arturo Castro and Hugo Weaving.  


13th August

CODA (2021, Drama, Music, Apple Original Film, PG-13. Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur, Daniel Durant, Dir. + Scr. Sian Heder)

As a CODA (child of deaf adults) Ruby is the only hearing person in her family and, when not in school, she spends her time helping out with her parents' struggling fishing business in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Having joined the school’s choir club though, Ruby discovers a passion for singing and grows attracted to her duet partner. As her talent becomes apparent, her tough-love choirmaster encourages Ruby to consider applying to a prestigious music school, which now gives Ruby a difficult choice between pursuing her dreams or staying to help her family.

Marlee Matlin, who won a Best Actress Oscar for 1986’s Children of a Lesser God, was the first member of the family to be cast, with the father and son roles also being filled by deaf actors on Matlin’s insistence.

An English language remake of the French film La Famille Bélier and a Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, CODA was picked up by Apple for a festival-record $25 million. 


20th August 

Truth Be Told (2021, S2, Apple Original Drama Series, 4K, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos)

True crime podcast sensation Poppy Parnell (Octavia Spencer) is handed a new case when her childhood friend and now media mogul Micah Keith (Kate Hudson) finds herself embroiled in tragedy and scandal. Poppy seeks to help Micah, pursuing justice on her very public and popular podcast, but at what personal and professional cost to Micah and her media empire?  


27th August

See (2021, S2 , Apple Original Drama/Fantasy Series, 4K, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos)

In the far flung future, the human race has lost the sense of sight, and society has had to find new ways to interact, build, hunt and survive. All of that is challenged when a set of twins is born with sight.

Now the great chieftain Baba Voss journeys in pursuit of a new enemy, one he is very familiar with - his brother, Edo Voss.  

Dave Bautista joins the cast headed by Jason Momoa and it’s the smackdown everyone wanted to see: DC’s Aquaman vs. Marvel’s Drax the Destroyer. And someone has to survive since a third season has been confirmed, so place your bets.


So, that's it as far as Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ go for UK subscribers. What do you think of the August lineup so far? Let us know in the comments section what you may be looking forward to in particular.  

We’ll keep the article updated when more content is announced, so make sure you come back to keep up to date.  

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