Entertainment.ie's TV Editor Fiona Flynn picks the new TV shows, movies and documentaries arriving on Netflix this month that you won't want to miss.

 

Here are the best TV shows and movies arriving on Netflix in August.

 

TV

ORIGINAL SERIES

 

GLOW: Season 3 - 9th August

The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back for the third season of their hit show on Netflix. This time the girls are in Las Vegas for a three-month residency where quickly realise the playground of America is much more grind than glitter as power struggles, sexual tension and shifting priorities threaten their bond.

 

Cable Girls: Season 4 - 9th August

This Spanish period drama series has proven a hit with audiences as it enters season 4. It follows four women who work for a telecommunications company in 1920s Madrid. In season 4 we join the girls in amid social changes in 1931. The friends find themselves tangled in a murder mystery and must work together to solve it before one of them is sentenced to death.

 

Dear White People: Volume 3 - Streaming since 2nd August

Also back for a third season is 'Dear White People.' As the students of Winchester embrace new creative challenges and romantic possibilities, a charismatic professor shakes up life on campus.

 

Mindhunter: Season 2 - 16th August

If you haven't seen crime thriller series 'Mindhunter', which follows the activities of two FBI agents in the Behavioral Science Unit, do yourself a favor and check it out immediately. Season 2 covers the Atlanta murders of 1979–81.

 

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance - 30th August

This prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson film 'The Dark Crystal' follows three Gelflings who discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and thus set out on an epic quest to save their world.

 

MOVIES

Otherhood - Streaming since 2nd August

Feeling forgotten on Mother's Day, three best friends leave the suburbs and drive to New York City to surprise their adult sons. The cast is the main draw here with this Netflix flick, with Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman all taking the lead

 

Falling Inn Love - August 29th

When city girl Gabriela (Christina Milian) spontaneously enters a contest and wins a rustic New Zealand inn, she teams up with bighearted contractor Jake Taylor (Adam Demos) to fix and flip it.

 

Documentaries

Enter the Anime - August 5th

Seeking to understand anime, Tania Nolan interviews filmmakers behind notable productions from 'Castlevania' to 'Aggretsuko', 'Kengan Ashura' and more. The documentary features iconic anime creators from around and is a rare glimpse behind the scenes for fans both new and old.

 

The Family - August 9th

This should prove a documentary of interest to Irish audiences given our own history of church and state. 'The Family' investigates a Christian fundamentalist organization called The Fellowship, which quietly operated in the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.

 

NETFLIX KIDS & FAMILY

Rocko's Modern Life: Static Cling - August 9th

After 20 years in space, Rocko returns to a technologically advanced O-Town and makes it his mission to get his favourite show back on the air.

 

Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales - August 9th

Find the fun and adventure of 'Spirit Riding Free' in this quick mix of music videos and bite-sized stories featuring Lucky and all of her friends.

 

The InBESTigators - August 9th

Four very different kids start their own detective agency and vlog about their adventures in this new Netflix kids series becoming fast friends in the process.