5 Must-See Netflix Originals Coming in August

By Ashley Lenahan on August 10, 2017

While Netflix is set to add several new titles to its stocks within the month of August, below is a list of some of the original additions to anticipate from the entertainment company’s supply.

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1. Marvel’s The Defenders: Season 1

Marvel is known to release many superhero collaboration projects and this new addition to the Netflix screen is no exception. On The Defenders, fans will see heroes Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist unite to battle crime in New York City.

This long-anticipated union will be released to Netflix on August 18. For fans who could use a refresher on the occurrence of these heroes’ individual programs, an overview of major plot points of each show can be found at DenofGeek.com.

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2. Death Note

This American supernatural horror-thriller starring Nat Wolff (of John Green’s Paper Towns and The Fault In Our Stars) is loosely based on Tsugumi Ohba’s Japanese manga series of the same title. The film follows the story of Light Turner, a student-turned-vigilante once stumbling upon a supernatural notebook with the ability to sanction death.

Fantasy and horror movie buffs can expect this addition to Netflix as of August 25.

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3. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later: Season 1

This comedy series that will surface among Netflix’s stock August 4 serves as a prequel to the 2001 cult classic film. It follows the initial Netflix revival that was released in 2015 called Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp. This addition to the Camp Firewood adventures will feature several acclaimed actors returning to reprise their roles, including Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, and Amy Poehler among others.

4. Icarus

This documentary and recipient of the first-ever Orwell Award at the Sundance Film Festival follows American filmmaker Bryan Fogel and former director of the Moscow Anti-Doping Centre, Grigory Rodchenkov, as they delve into the details of a doping conspiracy.

See the global scandal that ensues when such details are leaked to the public by a Russian scientist as early as August 4 when the film arrives to Netflix.

5. Naked

This comedy remake of the Swedish film Naken depicts the struggles of a groom who, after experiencing uncertainty on his wedding day, must relive the same grueling hours of that day over and over again until he gets things right. The film, which is sure to be one full of many em(bare-ass)ing moments, features well-known comedy actors Marlon Wayans and Regina Hall as well as Scott Foley of ABC’s Scandal. It will surface among the array of Netflix’s comedy flicks August 11.

Hey all! I'm Ashley, an avid reader and writer, travel junkie and coffee enthusiast. As I plan to obtain credentials in Professional Writing, Creative Writing and Screen Writing, I will likely be in school for the rest of my life.

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