We are at August 3, a new month starts and with it 4 weeks of new series, films, documentaries and specials. In Betech we have gathered all the premieres of six platforms –Netflix, HBO Spain, Movistar+, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and Apple TV+– in a single news, and with links so that you can see the complete lists of premieres. Let’s start, there are literally hundreds of titles to show:
NETFLIX August 2021
omo usually happens, Netflix, the queen of VOD -although Disney+ is getting very close to it-, is one of the ones that releases the most content. Let’s review what it brings for the last month of summer before September and the return to normalcy.
For starters we have the second season of the teen drama series Control Z, in which we will return to the National College of Mexico. The previous season ended up revealing who the hacker was, who took revenge on all his companions to expose his secrets. Now, they will have to deal with the repercussions of everything that was revealed.
The successful production is also back Valeria with her second season, based on the novels of the eponymous saga of Elisabet Benavent: In this new season, Valeria will have to face a decision that could mark her future as a writer: continue to use a pseudonym, or continue in a world of junk contracts.
And the premiere of The Director, in which a Sandra Oh fresh out of Killing Eve – and to lend her voice to Stripe and the Last Dragon– be responsible for chairing an English department at a major university; season 1 of Edens Zero with science fiction theme with time travel, parallel realities and space bounty hunters. And the Season 4 of Chicas Buenas, in which three ordinary mothers plan to rob the supermarket of a lifetime to end their money problems.
Among the films we have alive, in which a young man lives barricaded in his house trying to find a way out while a virus ravages the city; Beckett in which a tourist from the United States flees after a tragic accident in Greece that gets him squarely into a political conspiracy, and becomes the target of a murder; or Someone like him, a film in which an influencer specializing in conversion betting claims that he can transform an unpopular partner into the king of prom.
And the premiere of the month for many with The Witcher: The Wolf’s Nightmare, an anime-looking film based on the same literary saga that Netflix is also adapting to live-action with Henry ‘Superman’ Cavill as Geralt of Rivia.
Full list of Netflix premieres for August 2021
HBO SPAIN August 2021
Although for the second month HBO Spain has barely brought 4 series for the whole month, that doesn’t mean there aren’t interesting things. In fact we have titles like portrait Obama: For a Fearless America,’ a three-episode documentary series that traces the life of former U.S. 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 Broadcasting from the Nevada desert, a small portrait of the daily life of a television networkón local in the state of Nevada that puts in value the role of the information close, local and regional in an increasingly interconnected society.
August is also the month of the return of Stargirl, the latest DC heroine to join the universe returns with new adventures on August 11. Also, on August 24, the historical fiction of Britannia and its feisty female characters return with its third season.
And movies, many movies, like the sequel to IT of Stephen King, the masterful Victorian delirium of the Frankenstein Operatic by Kenneth Brannagh, the hypnotic space odyssey of the Interstellar by Chris Nolan, the classic of Grease (and its horrendous sequel) or Viggo Mortensen’s huge performance in Captain Fantastic.
Full list of premieresHBO os for August 2021
MOVISTAR+ August 2021
As always happens, of all the VOD platforms Movistar + is the one that brings in general the most recent cinema. And if this August some of its rivals in the video-on-demand service are not going to opt for many megatons, Movistar + has said “there I go” with several renowned films, including the most recent from the DC universe.
And it is that we have nothing less than Wonder Woman (1984), sequel to one of the best superhero films since the Marvel and DC MCU declared ‘war’, and in fact the first to have an exclusive protagonist superheroine -Captain Marvel came later. Despite a MASTERFUL trailer and the nostalgic exoticism of setting it in the Cold War of the 80s, the film ended up being a scare for its producers for the collection and the criticism obtained. Although it was also released during 2020, the worst year in decades in the history of cinema.
Another great premiere is Las Roald Dahl witches, new version of the macabre tale that already inspired a mythical film with an Angelica Houston whose first transformation was pure fuel for childhood nightmares of our generation.
We also have wild with a frightening and threatening Russell Crowe on the verge of nervous collapse as half of humanity is with the year and a half we have already been in Coronavirus.
Complete list of Movistar+ releases for August 2021
AMAZON PRIME VIDEO August 2021
After the megaton that it released in July with El Cid, Amazon Prime Video continues with its policy of few premieres, but of weight and with quality. And for this month of August brings Cats the oscar-winning director’s musical of The King’s Speech and Les Miserables that became the biggest cinematic hit of 2019, with devastating reviews that forced something unheard of: a re-release weeks after the release of a copy with better CGI quality that only added to the disaster.
We also have Nine Perfect Strangers, a series that mixes mystery with a choral cast of bells with Nicole Kidman, Michael Shannon, Regina Hall, Luke Evans, Bobby Cannavale or Melissa McCarthy among others, and that is about 9 strangers who do not know each other, each with problems to solve, and end up in the same place: a luxury resort called Tranquillim House, which will be anything but quiet.
Based on the popular cult graphic novel of the same name, Preacher is a dark and acidic dramatic comedy with supernatural overtones about a Texas 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 a word. And Prime Video brings us season 4.
And if you like horror, the new version of Animal Cemetery of Stephen King or the house of The Snail await you among the cinematographic proposals. Just released in theaters, the House of the Snail it is pure mystery and Andalusian ‘folk horror’, with a writer who spends the summer in the mountains of Malaga where he discovers a very disturbing legend.
besides Cruel Summer, Amazon’s revelation series about teen kidnappings, ‘grooming’, mental health, homophobia and a plot told in three historical eras: 1993, 1994 and 1995. and The lighthouse, the interpretive duel and psychological play between Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson of two managers of a remote lighthouse completely alone on the island.
Full list of Amazon Prime Video releases for August 2021
DISNEY+ August 2021
After a month of July full of megatons between Black Widow, Jungle Cruise or the series of Monsters SA, Disney + reduces a little the caliber of its novelties but increases its quantity, and almost 50 will be the contents that from now on we will see arrive on the VOD platform during this August, traditionally the ‘last’ month of the summer.
For example we have season 2 of Short Circuit, in which a studio can present a ‘pitch’ with any idea and get it selected to then create a short made with the help of the Walt Disney Animation Studios no less. And the STAR series for dads from Only murders in the building, in which three very different characters who love crime solving will be forced to solve precisely what is happening in their building on the Upper West Side of New York. 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, and also Selena Gomez.
You also get the 11 seasons of The One To Come; the docuseries of Marvel Studios: Legends, in which in each episode we have a character from the Marvel cinematic universe showing his highlights in the 24 films of the MCU while telling his story known so far. And continuing with the UCM the What if…?, an animated series that twists the Marvel film universe by exploring alternate timelines in which for example we see Peggy Carter from Captain America turned into Captain Carter, in her own costume and shield.
Between the movies we have a lot for daddies, like comedy Friends Passengers, the delirious comedy of English Movie (with Leslie Nielsen and Chiquito de la Calzada, there is na), the masterful adaptation of the novel The Perfume, the masterpiece The Faun’s Labyrinth of Guillermo del Toro or the intense post-adolescent romanticism of I’m Looking Forward to You. But without a doubt the most outstanding premiere is Cruella, which from August 27 becomes free and you no longer have to pay the Premium price apart from 21 euros to see it at home.
Full list of Disney+ releases for August 2021
FILMIN August 2021
Always oriented to a different type of viewer who opts more for Autigenced Cinema and National and International Indie / Independent Cinema, the Filmin platform has a catalog that covers a variety of genres, bringing together series, films and shorts.
And for the last great month of summer, August 2021, he has prepared an always varied calendar of premieres that deal with topics from harassment and polyamory to post-holiday syndrome or madness, the latter represented in the debut of the genius Alan Moore in the world of interpretation -and by the way writing the script.
Full list of Filmin releases for August 2021