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An awesome August awaits you on Netflix! This month, the streaming giant has new exciting titles and returning favourites to add to your watchlist. As usual, there will be new content to look forward to, in addition to various movie or series adaptations of popular works. Below, we list the most anticipated releases coming to Netflix Hong Kong this August.
New month, new Korean content from Netflix! Two months into a deadly pandemic originating from the Korean Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), Carter awakens but has no recollections of his past. All he has is a mysterious device on his head and a bomb in his mouth. A strange voice tells him that the bomb may go off until he rescues the girl who has the antidote to the virus. But hot on his heels are both the CIA and a North Korean coup. Will Carter be able to complete his mission and reclaim his identity? Available now.
Based on the book by Neil Gaiman, The Sandman is looking to be the next big thing on Netflix. The series adaptation promises a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy where contemporary fiction, historical drama, and legend are seamlessly interwoven. The Sandman will follow the people and places affected by the Dream King, Morpheus, and his journey into mending the cosmic and human mistakes he has made. Available now.
This tell-all documentary is directed by Matías Gueilburt and produced by Sebastián Gamba, the team behind the 2019 docuseries The 43. Bank Robbers: The Last Great Heist consists of candid interviews with the perpetrators of Argentina’s most notorious bank heist, who detail how and why they carried out the radical operation in 2006 where 23 people were taken hostage and millions of dollars and jewellery were stolen. Available 10 August.
Returning for the third and final season, Locke & Key will follow the Locke family as they uncover more magic within the Keyhouse—with a new and dangerous threat on the horizon. Based on the best-selling comic book series by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key is created by Carlton Cuse, who worked on the award-winning series Lost and Bates Motel, as well as Meredith Averill of The Haunting of Hill House. Available 10 August.
It’s only August but get ready for spooky season! Netflix has plenty of horror titles coming out this month and out of the most exciting ones is this Thai anthology series. Six seasoned Thai directors will tell eight terrifying ghost stories set in school, including a haunted library, canteen food made from human flesh, a vengeful demon in an abandoned building, and more. Hold on to your seats—it’s going to be a scream fest! Available 10 August.
Never Have I Ever returns for its third season this month! The coming-of-age comedy follows Indian-American teenager Devi who is now openly dating heartthrob Paxton. Always hoping to become one of the cool kids at school, Devi will soon realise that this new status is not as awesome as they make it out to be. The arrival of a new boy in town may also threaten Devi and Paxton’s relationship. Available 12 August.
Get your popcorn ready as more horror content arrives this month! The Girl in the Mirror tells the story of Alma, the lone survivor of a bus accident. When she wakes up in the hospital, she has no memory of the incident or of herself. Instead, her memories are not hers and she starts experiencing night terrors and visions. With the help of her friends and parents, she uncovers the mystery of the accident and of her identity. Available 19 August.
Emmy-nominated actress Sandra Oh—best known for her roles in Killing Eve and Grey’s Anatomy—stars in this horror movie. She plays Amanda, a mother who opts for a quiet life on a farm with her daughter. But that soon changes when the remains of her estranged mother from South Korea arrive with a curse. Available 24 August.
Fasten your seatbelt for Netflix’s newest Korean film, Seoul Vibe. The action-comedy follows a group of ace drivers from the Sanggye-dong Supreme Team at the height of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. While all eyes are on the once-in-a-lifetime sporting event, the team receives an offer they can’t refuse. Thinking they are going to have the drive of their lives, they become entangled in a VIP slush fund investigation instead. Available 26 August.
Partner Track, based on the novel by Helen Wen, stars Arden Cho and revolves around Ingrid Yun, a first-generation Korean-American and the first lawyer in her family. Because of that, she experiences trials, tribulations, and expectations to excel at her job at a prestigious law firm. With the help of her friends, Ingrid tries to overcome challenges and break through the glass ceiling all while trying to leave room for love. Available 26 August.