The Defenders on Netflix this August

What’s on the box this August

Defenders Assemble! Oh wait, that’s the other guys… The Defenders makes it’s splash this month with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist finally teaming up against the baddies of New York City. One just happens to be Sigourney Weaver.

Shows Premiering in August

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes

Season 1 – 1 August

Hugely inspired by videogames, hence the title, OK K.O.! is set in a future with robots and aliens and all that good stuff.

Network
Cartoon Network

 Swedish Dicks

Season 1 – 2 August

Originally released in Sweden, Swedish Dicks is hitting the US, featuring a pair of Swedish detectives on the streets of LA. Peter Stormare and Johan Glans star, with a recurring cameo from Keanu Reeves.

Network
Pop (US)

 Comrade Detective

Season 1 – 4 August

A bizarre conceit in which a cheesy 80’s Romanian crime show is dubbed over by famous US actors including Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jenny Slate, and Nick Offerman.

Network
Amazon Prime Video

Wet Hot American Summer

Season 1 – 4 August

After a Netflix prequel, the gang is back in this sequel to the cult 2001 film. 10 years later they all have jobs and they all have changed, or have they?

Network
Netflix

Atypical

Season 1 – 11 August

A new Netflix show about a young lad on the Autism Spectrum and his quest to get a girlfriend.

Network
Netflix

DuckTales

Season 1 – 12 August

DuckTales rebooted with David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck!

Network
Disney XD

The Defenders

Season 1 – 18 August

It’s finally happening, the Marvel heroes are coming together. The Avengers of Netflix.

Network
Netflix

The Tick

Season 1 – 25 August

Not your ordinary superhero. The Tick’s making his absurd live action debut.

Network
Amazon Prime Video

Shows Continuing in August

Game of Thrones

Season 7 – 16 July to 27 August

We’ve all been waiting for it. Winter has finally come. You can bet your bottom dollar we’ll be watching this, and giving our take on the new season as it hits our screens. There be dragons.

Network
HBO (US), SoHo, NEON (NZ)

Room 104

Season 1 – 28 July to 13 October

A new anthology series (a la Black Mirror) confined to a single hotel room where each story of the week could be an entirely different genre.

Network
HBO (US), SoHo (NZ)

Insecure

Season 2 – 23 July to 10 September

Issa Rae’s series continues as these women dare to dream big and make bad decisions along the way. Our review of last season is here.

Network
HBO (US), SoHo (NZ)

Rick and Morty

Season 3 – 30 July to 10 September

Well, that was a bombshell. No release date in sight and then right from out of the blue, it’s on this very moment!

Network
Adult Swim (US), Netflix (NZ)

Snowfall

Season 1 – 5 July to 6 September

Coke in the 80’s, and not the cola kind.

Network
FX (US)

Will

Season 1 – 10 July to September 4th

This Shakespeare fucks.

Network
TNT (US)

The Bold Type

Season 1 – 11 July to 29 August

Young fashionistas at a magazine rag. Devil Wears Prada anyone?

Network
Freeform (US)

I’m Sorry

Season 1 – 12 July to 30 August

Comedian Andrea Savage gets into some uncomfortable situations. Her brutal honesty doesn’t help either. Our initial impressions here.

Network
truTV (US)

 

Preacher

Season 2 – 25 June to 28 August

The show based on the graphic novel about the priest with the powers of God, a masochist girlfriend and a vampire sidekick. Our initial impressions here.

Network
AMC (US), Lightbox (NZ)

Fear The Walking Dead

Season 3 – 4 June to 24 September

Cliff Curtis is still running away from zombi-sorry, walkers, or whatever they’re called, in this Walking Dead spinoff.

Network
AMC (US), NEON (NZ)

Twin Peaks

Season 3 – 21 May to 3 September

Twin Peaks, a zany cult classic, is revived 25ish years later with David Lynch and the original cast. Check out our first impressions.

Network
Showtime (US), SoHo (NZ)

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TV has always been a part of Michael's life, but since the influx of streaming shows now he can't stop (someone send help). He also dabbles in films and video games, and has a mean board game collection.

Michael has previously written about video games for publications including Game Console, Salient, and ButtonMasher.