New on Netflix in August: Sacred Games, Patriot Act, Badla & More
There’s a lot to keep you streaming this month.
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From returning originals like Sacred Games, Patriot Act, GLOW and Mindhunter to new series like The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix has a packed line-up for the rainy month of August.
Also making their streaming debuts are some acclaimed and highly-anticipated films like Badla, Game Over and Article 15. Here’s your guide to cozying up with Netflix in August.
Sacred Games Season 2
The blockbuster series is back with season 2. As Mumbai’s fate hangs in the balance, Sartaj Singh chases a connection to Ganesh Gaitonde’s third father, an enigmatic guru with a catastrophic plan. Starring Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Kalki Koechlin and Ranvir Shorey.
Available for streaming from 14 August.
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4
In this weekly show, Hasan Minhaj brings his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to explore the larger trends shaping our fragmented world. After a becoming viral sensation tackling subjects as varied as Saudi Arabia and Indian Lok Sabha election, the unique show is back with more episodes.
Available for streaming from 4 August.
Loosely inspired by the Badaun gangrape and murder case of 2014, Anubhav Sinha's Article 15 is an investigative drama based on true events. The hard-hitting thriller took on the taboo subject of casteism in Indian society to great acclaim and success. The film stars Ayushmann Khurrana, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and Isha Talwar.
Available for streaming from 24 August.
MINDHUNTER Season 2
The acclaimed thriller series based on true events returns for season 2. The Behavioral Science Unit's killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer.
Available for streaming from 16 August.
Sujoy Ghosh’s twisty hit stars Amitabh Bachcan and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles. Naina, a successful entrepreneur and married woman, gets caught in a web of accusations when her lover is found dead. She then hires a reputable lawyer and together they begin to work on the case.
Available for streaming from 7 August.
GLOW Season 3
The acclaimed comedy series is back for season 3. As the gang kicks off a run of shows in glamorous Las Vegas, power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond. Stars Alison Brie, Marc Maron and Betty Gilpin.
Available for streaming from 9 August.
Game Over is a Tamil-Telugu bilingual psychological thriller film written by Ashwin Saravanan and Kaavya Ramkumar and directed by Ashwin Saravanan. The film stars Taapsee Pannu as a video game designer confined to a wheelchair, who is forced to defend her home from a mysterious entity.
Available for streaming from 21 August.
Dear White People Season 3
The politically charge comedy series returns with a third season. As the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus.
Available for streaming from 2 August.
Jaoon Kahan Bata Ae Dil
A couple’s caustic, increasingly jarring interactions over a Mumbai evening strain their relationship until it threatens to break at its fraying seams. This acclaimed indie was a darling of the film festival circuit last year.
Available for streaming from 9 August.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
In this Netflix original series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance returns to the world of Thra with an all new adventure. When three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, they set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world.
Available for streaming from 30 August.
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