It’s August 3, a new month begins and with it 4 weeks of new series, films, documentaries and specials. At Betech, we have collected all the premieres from six platforms –Netflix, HBO Spain, Movistar +, Amazon Prime Video, Disney + and Apple TV +– in a single news, and with links to see the complete list of premieres. Let’s start, there are literally hundreds of titles to show:
NETFLIX August 2021
As is often the case, Netflix, the queen of VOD – although Disney + is very close to it – is among those who release the most content. Let’s review what it brings for the last summer month before September and get back to normal.
To begin with, we have the second season of the teen drama series Z control, in which we will return to the National School of Mexico. The previous season had ended up revealing who the hacker was, who took revenge on all his companions to reveal his secrets. Now they will have to face the repercussions of all that has been revealed.
Successful production is also coming back Valeria with her second season, based on the novels of the homonymous saga of Elisabet benavent: In this new season, Valeria will face a decision that could mark her future as a writer: to continue using a pseudonym, or to continue in a world of unwanted contracts.
And the first of The director, in which a Sandra Oh fresh out of Killing Eve – and lending her voice to Raya and the last dragon– must be responsible for chairing an English department at a large university; season 1 of Edens Zero on the sci-fi theme with time travel, parallel realities and space bounty hunters. And the 4th season of Good Girls, in which three ordinary mothers plan to rob the supermarket of their entire lives to end their money problems.
Among the films we have Vivo, in which a young man lives holed up in his house trying to find a way out as a virus sweeps through the city; Beckett, in which a tourist from the United States on the run after a tragic accident in Greece which plunges him into a political plot, and becomes the target of murder; or Someone like him, a film in which an influencer specializing in reconversion betting claims to be able to transform an unpopular partner into a king of the ball.
And the first of the month for many with The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare, an animated-looking film based on the same literary saga that Netflix is also adapting live-action with Henry ‘Superman’ Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
Full list of Netflix releases for August 2021
HBO SPAIN August 2021
Although for the second month HBO Spain barely brought in 4 series for the whole month, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some interesting things. In fact we have titles like the portrait Obama: For a fearless America ‘, a three-part documentary series that chronicles the life of former US President Barack Obama as he reflects on the country’s identity, inclusion and future. It will be the August 4.
The day before, day 3, we have Broadcast from the Nevada desert, a small portrait of the daily life of a television channelA local ion in the state of Nevada which highlights the role of proximity, local and regional information in an increasingly interconnected society.
August is also the month of the return of Star girl, the last DC heroine to join the universe returns with new adventures on August 11. Likewise, on August 24, the historical fiction of Britannia and its fierce female characters return with its third season.
And movies, lots of movies, like the sequel to HE by Stephen King, the masterful Victorian illusion of Frankenstein Kenneth Brannagh’s opera, a hypnotic space odyssey Interstellar by Chris Nolan, the classic Fat (and its horrific sequel) or Viggo Mortensen’s massive performance in Captain Fantastic.
Complete list of HBO premieres for August 2021
MOVISTAR + August 2021
As always, of all the VOD platforms, Movistar + is the one that usually brings together the most recent cinema. And if some of its video-on-demand rivals this August won’t go for many megatons, Movistar + has said ‘here I am’ with several big-name films, including the most recent from the DC Universe. .
And is that we have nothing less than Wonder Woman 1984, sequel to one of the best superhero movies since Marvel’s UCM and DC declared “war,” and in fact the first to have an exclusive protagonist superheroine – Captain Marvel came later. Despite a MAGISTRAL trailer and the nostalgic exoticism of putting it in the 80s Cold War, the film ended up scaring its producers because of the collection and the reviews it got. Although it was also premiered in 2020, the worst year in decades in film history.
Another great first is Las Brujas by Roald Dahl, a new take on the macabre tale that has already inspired a legendary film with an Angelica Houston whose first transformation was pure fuel for the childhood nightmares of our generation.
We have also Savage, with a creepy, menacing Russell Crowe on the verge of a nervous breakdown like half of humanity is with the year and a half we have already been from Coronavirus.
Full list of Movistar + premieres for August 2021
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO August 2021
After the megaton it released in July with El Cid, Amazon Prime Video continues its policy of few releases, but weight and quality. And for this month of August brings Cats, the Oscar-winning director’s musical from The King’s Discourse and Les Misérables that went on to become the biggest blockbuster of 2019, with devastating reviews that forced something unheard of: a rerun weeks after the premiere of a CGI copy of better quality that they did not do more than aggravate the disaster.
We have also Nine Perfect Strangers, a series that mixes mystery with a choir of hyacinths with Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale or Melissa McCarthy among others, and which deals with 9 strangers who do not know each other, each with problems to solve , and they end up in one place: a luxury resort called Tranquillim House, which will be anything but quiet.
Based on the cult graphic novel of the same name, Preacher is a dark and sour dramatic comedy with supernatural overtones about a Texan preacher, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), possessed by a mysterious creature that allows him to develop an unusual power: the ability to make anyone obey just by saying one word. And Prime Video brings us the 4th season.
And if you like horror, the new version of Animal cemetery by Stephen King or the House of the Snail await you among the cinematographic proposals. Just released in theaters, the snail house it is pure Andalusian mystery and “popular horror”, with a writer who spends the summer in the mountains of Malaga where he discovers a very disturbing legend.
In addition to Cruel summer, Amazon’s series of revelations about teenage abductions, “grooming,” mental health, homophobia, and a plot told in three historical eras: 1993, 1994, and 1995. ET Lighthouse, the interpretive and psychological duel between Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson of two keepers of an isolated lighthouse completely alone on the island.
Full list of Amazon Prime Video releases for August 2021
DISNEY + August 2021
After a month of July rich in megatons between Black Widow, Jungle Cruise or the Monsters SA series, Disney + is lowering the caliber of its new products a little but increasing its quantity, and nearly 50 will be the content that we will now see arriving on the VOD platform in this month of August, traditionally the “last” month of summer.
For example, we have season 2 of Short circuit, in which a studio can pitch with any idea and have it selected, then create a short film made with the help of Walt Disney Animation Studios. And the STAR series for dads of Only the murders in the building, in which three very different characters who love to solve crimes will be forced to solve precisely what is going on in their apartment building on New York’s Upper West Side. A series with a cast that includes two of the best and greatest comedians who were most popular in the 80s and 90s, Steve Martin and Martin Short, more Selena Gomez.
You also get the 11 seasons of The one that looms; the docuserie of Marvel Studios: Legends, in which in each episode we have a character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe showing off their strengths in all 24 MCU films while telling their known story so far. And following with the UCM the What would happen if…?, an animated series that twists the Marvel movie universe by exploring alternate timelines in which, for example, we see Captain America’s Peggy Carter transformed into Captain Carter, with her own costume and shield.
Between the films we have a lot for dads, like comedy Passenger friends, the delirious comedy of Spanish movie (with Leslie Nielsen and Chiquito de la Calzada, hay es ná), the masterful adaptation of the novel Perfume, the masterpiece Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo del Toro or the intense post-adolescent romanticism of I want you. But without a doubt the most remarkable first is Cruel, which from August 27 becomes free and you no longer have to pay the Premium price other than 21 euros to see it at home.
Complete list of Disney + premieres for August 2021
FILM August 2021
Always geared towards a different type of viewer and more inclined to national and international auteur cinema and independent / independent cinema, the Filmin platform has a catalog that covers various genres, bringing together series, films and short films.
And for the last big summer month, August 2021, he’s prepared an ever-varied schedule of premieres that tackle topics ranging from harassment and polyamory to post-vacation syndrome or madness, the latter represented in the early days of genius. . Alain moore in the world of acting – and incidentally of script writing.
Full list of Filmin premieres for August 2021