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Aug. 1, 2020, 11:40 a.m. EDT

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in August 2020 — and what’s leaving

New seasons of ‘Lucifer’ and Brazil’s ‘3%’ are on tap, along with a new Jamie Foxx action movie

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By Mike Murphy

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Lesley-Ann Brandt and Tom Ellis star in Netflix's "Lucifer."

August is typically a slow month for TV series and a dumping ground for movies, and Netflix Inc. doesn’t seem to be immune from that trend.

While Netflix /zigman2/quotes/202353025/composite NFLX -1.81%   still has dozens of original series, specials and movies on tap for August 2020, barely a handful have mass appeal. The most promising of the bunch are Season 5 of “Lucifer” (Aug. 21), the cult favorite that Netflix rescued from Fox about a bored devil who works with the LAPD as a side hustle; “Hoops” (Aug. 21), an animated comedy about a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach, with voice work from Jake Johnson and Ron Funches; and “Project Power,” (Aug. 14), a blockbuster-ish action movie about a pill that gives people superpowers for 5 minutes at a time, starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Other notable additions include new seasons of international series such as Denmark’s post-apocalyptic drama “Rain” (Aug. 6), Spain’s period drama “High Seas” (Aug. 7), and Brazil’s dystopian thriller “3%” (Aug. 14); the new documentary series “Immigration Nation” (Aug. 3); and a new season of the real-estate reality show “Selling Sunset” (Aug. 7).

Update: The Trump administration has reportedly tried to block the release of “Immigration Nation,” which shows some ICE agents in an unfavorable light — which just might make it must-see TV.

Also: What’s coming in August to Amazon Prime Video | Hulu | HBO Max

And more: Here’s what’s worth streaming in August 2020: ‘Lovecraft Country,’ ‘Immigration Nation’ and more

One quirky programming note: Netflix is adding both seasons of YouTube Red’s “Karate Kid” spinoff “Cobra Kai” (Aug. 28), but losing the first three “Karate Kid” movies on Aug. 31.

Here’s everything on tap for August, as of July 29, after Netflix added “Moesha” and “The Game” (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in August

Date TBA: Arashi’s Diary — Voyage, Ep. 11 — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 1

A Knight’s Tale

Acts of Violence

The Addams Family (1991)

An Education

Being John Malkovich

Death at a Funeral

Dennis the Menace

Elizabeth Harvest

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Hardcore Henry

Iron Man Armored Adventures: Season 1-2

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park III

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Mad Max (1979)

Mr. Deeds

Moesha: Season 1-6

My Perfect Landing: Season 1

Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea: Season 1

The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story 2: The Next Chapter

The Next Step: Season 6

Nights in Rodanthe

Ocean’s Thirteen

Ocean’s Twelve

Operation Ouch: Season 1

Operation Ouch: Special

Remember Me


Super Monsters: The New Class — Netflix Family

Toradora!: Season 1

Transformers Rescue Bots Academy: Season 2

The Ugly Truth

What Keeps You Alive

Aug. 2

Almost Love

Connected — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 3

Immigration Nation — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 4

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Summer Camp — Netflix Family

Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave — Netflix Family

Mundo Mistério / Mystery Lab — Netflix Original

Sam Jay: 3 In The Morning — Netflix Comedy Special

Aug. 5

Anelka: L’Incompris/Anelka: Misunderstood — Netflix Documentary

World’s Most Wanted — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 6

The Rain: Season 3 — Netflix Original

The Seven Deadly Sins: Imperial Wrath of The Gods — Netflix Anime

Aug. 7

Alta Mar/High Seas: Season 3 — Netflix Original

Berlin, Berlin — Netflix Film

The Magic School Bus Rides Again Kids In Space — Netflix Family

¡Nailed It! México: Season 2 — Netflix Original

The New Legends of Monkey: Season 2 — Netflix Family

Selling Sunset: Season 3 — Netflix Original

Sing On! Germany — Netflix Original

Tiny Creatures — Netflix Original

Wizards: Tales of Arcadia — Netflix Family

Word Party Songs — Netflix Family

Work It — Netflix Film

Aug. 8

The Promise

We Summon the Darkness

Aug. 10

Game On: A Comedy Crossover Event — Netflix Original


Aug. 11

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Rob Schneider: Asian Momma, Mexican Kids — Netflix Comedy Special

Aug. 12

Scary Movie 5

(Un)Well — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 13

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