Get your popcorn ready and tune in to these hotly-anticipated new movies and shows from Netflix, Apple TV+ and more throughout August 2022.

August is jam-packed with various genres, from action to horror and fantasy. If you’re a fan of Neil Gaiman’s comic book series, The Sandman, don’t miss Netflix’s adaptation of the masterpiece, which debuted only on August 5 but has already topped the platform’s charts as the most streamed TV show with some 69.5 million hours. For those in the mood for fantasy, you can look forward to the Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon and the season finale to Locke & Key.

Not forgetting action-lovers, we’ve got Joo Won (“Good Doctor” and “My Sassy Girl“) as Agent Carter in a thrilling new Netflix movie. Unwind with your loved ones on the weekends by tuning in to Apple TV+’s newest film, Luck and BBC’s series Gordon Ramsay Future Food Stars. 

New movies and shows from Netflix, BBC and more in August 2022:



The Sandman


Premiered on 5 August

The adaptation of the DC comic book The Sandman stars Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Jenna Coleman and Taron Egerton. The series will explore the tale of Dream AKA Sandman, who, after being held captive for 100 years, sets out across different worlds to fix the chaos caused during his absence.

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Locke & Key: Season 3


Premiered on 10 August

Get ready for an adventure as Locke & Key returns for its final season. We witnessed a stunning defeat against Dodge in season two. However, the Locke siblings will have to band together once again to retrieve the remaining magical keys and face the biggest threat of all: Captain Frederick Gideon.

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Premiered on 5 August

Starring Joo Won, the action-thriller film follows the life of an amnesiac agent who doesn’t remember anything about himself or his name. He later receives a mysterious message to obey orders to join a dangerous mission. 

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Premiering on 24 August

The supernatural-horror film explores the life of Amanda (played by Sandra Oh) and her daughter living on a quaint farm. Their world changes dramatically when the remains of her estranged mother from Korea bring along a terrifying curse.  

Apple TV+


Premiered on 5 August

Brought to you by creators of Toy Story and Cars, the animated film Luck includes a list of star-studded names such as Jane Fonda, Simon Pegg and Whoopi Goldberg. Sam (Eva Noblezada) was always born unlucky until she stumbles into the “Land of Luck”. She hopes to bring some of the luck back but in order to do that, she must reunite with the magical creatures to turn her chance around. 

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House of the Dragon


Premiering 22 August on HBO GO

Set 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones, the spin-off series focuses on the House Targaryen, a Targaryen royal family and their power to control dragons. Starring Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith and Paddy Considine, the show will be adapted from George R.R. Martin’s 2018 book “Fire & Blood”. More details about it here.


Gordon Ramsay’s Future Food Stars

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Premiering 22 August at 10:05pm, on UnifiTV channel 512 and BBC Player | Astro channel 717

You know his name. Gordon Ramsay is back with an apprentice-style format where 12 food and drink entrepreneurs will battle it out to win the ultimate grand prize. 

(Main image: Warner Bros. ; Featured image: The Sandman/Netflix)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur

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6 Must-Watch Shows And Movies On Netflix, Apple TV+ And More This August
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