New on Netflix UK August 2016

New on Netflix UK August 2016

The Get Down

Featuring The Get Down, Creed, Brooklyn and season 2 of Gotham

Baz Lurhmann, Grandmaster Flash, Nas and a whole host of other talent have grouped together to create a musical drama series, The Get Down, set in the South Bronx in the late 1970s that chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the demise of disco. The cast is a mix of newcomers and experienced actors including Jaden Smith, Jimmy Smits and Giancarlo Esposito. You're latest binging obsession debuts Friday 12 August.

With the exciting news that Gotham has cast Benedict Samuel (Walking Dead) as Mad Hatter for season 3 now might be a perfect time to catch up with the Batman spin-off as season 2 appears on 14 August. Also in TV the entirety of beloved comedy Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 starring Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Dreama Walker and James Van Der Beek appears on 1 August. Its biting humour lovingly mocks the quirkiness of New York set comedies with the characters getting up to all kinds of bad behaviour and forming dysfunctional friendships. It was sadly axed back in 2013, but here's hoping Netflix revive it soon.

In film, Rocky reboot Creed directed by Ryan Coogler appears on 16 August. Michael B Jordan plays the illegitimate son of Apollo Creed, Adonis, who rises up to the challenge with the help of the Italian Stallion. Sylvester Stallone was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for reprising his role but Jordan's indomitable performance is just as impressive.

If you're in the mood for a weepie Oscar nominated drama Brooklyn delivers a perfect blend of humour and heartfelt moments. Saoirse Ronan is quite simply sublime as an Irish immigrant in 1950s America who has to choose between the comforts of home, the giddy excitement of big city life and two men. Colm Toibin's novel has been exquisitely adapted by Nick Hornby.

The first-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's 1943 novel, The Little Prince, premieres on Netflix on 5 August. Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams and Paul Rudd provide the voices for this tale of childhood and friendship from Kung Fu Panda director Mark Osborne.

New on Netflix UK August 2016 complete list:

1 August
American Genius
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar
Blackstone: Season 1–5
Campus: Season 1
Child's Play
Cocaine: Season 1
Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23: Season 1–2
Finding Home
For the Love of a Man
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me
Green Wing: Series 1
Heir Hunters: Season 3
Heir Hunters: Season 4
Holding the Man
How Clean Is Your Crime Scene: Season 1
I Am Divine
Interview with a Serial Killer
Man & Beast with Martin Clunes: Season 1
Martin Clunes: A Lion Called Mugie
Martin Clunes: Heavy Horsepower
Martin Clunes: Last Lemur Standing
Martin Clunes: Man to Manta
Masha and the Bear Season 2
Metropolis: Season 1
Person of Interest: Season 4
Power: Season 3 (eps available weekly)
Precision: The Measure of All Things: Season 1
Real Crime: Diamond Geezers
Real Crime: Hannah's Killer
Real Crime: Supermarket Heist (Tesco Bomber)
Saala Khadoos
Scream: Season 2 (eps available weekly)
Secrets of Great British Castles: Season 1
Small Animal Hospital: Season 1
Step Up: All In
Tell Spring Not to Come This Year
The Big Interview with Dan Rather: Season 1–2
The Eichmann Show
The Prince Who Turns Into a Frog: Season 1
The Way He Looks
Winter in Wartime
You're My Destiny: Season 1

3 August
Beat Bugs
Good Hair
Immortal Beloved
Oranges and Sunshine
Project Nim

5 August
David Cross: Making America Great Again
Ever After High: Epic Winter (Season 5)
The Little Prince
Mothers and Daughters
Who Took Johnny

8 August

9 August

11 August
The Originals: Season 3

12 August
The Get Down
Project Mc2: Season 2

14 August
Gotham: Season 2

15 August
Hoe Dan Ook
Over the Hedge

16 August
Russell Brand: End the Drugs War
Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery
Zoo: Season 1

17 August
A Man for All Seasons
The Way We Were

18 August

19 August
Bottersnikes and Gumbles
Steve Aoki: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead

20 August

24 August

25 August
WOLF HALL: Season 1

26 August
Dawn of the Croods: Season 2
Death in Paradise: Season 4
Glitter Force: Season 2

Keep checking back as we add more July titles. Also see what was New on Netflix UK in July.

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