6 August, 2020
New On Netflix Hong Kong
New On Netflix Hong Kong
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New On Netflix Hong Kong: What To Watch In August

6 August, 2020
New On Netflix Hong Kong

Introducing the best of what’s new on Netflix Hong Kong this month!

Between cosy nights in and lazy homebound weekends, you’ll be needing a new Netflix binge or two to keep the boredom at bay. Luckily, there are plenty of new shows on Netflix Hong Kong to be cracking on with in August. From superhero thrillers to drama-filled reality TV picks and intriguing documentaries, this month’s new Netflix show line up promises a little something for everyone…

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New On Netflix Hong Kong In August 2020

The Umbrella Academy

The Umbrella Academy: Season 2

Now Airing
The Hargreeves clan is back! After narrowly escaping the end of the world in season one, the superhero siblings find themselves scattered through time in and around 60’s Dallas. Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite before they cause yet another doomsday – all while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. We missed you team!

Watch the trailer here.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs The Reverand, Interactive Special

Now Airing
Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) sets off on her biggest adventure yet, and it’s up to you, the viewer, to decide how it goes in this interactive special. Will you defeat the Reverend (Jon Hamm) and get Kimmy to her wedding on time? Or will you accidentally start a war against the robots? There’s only one way to find out! Look out for star turns from the likes of Daniel Radcliffe, Titus Burgess, Johnny Knoxville and more.

Head here for the trailer.

Selling Sunset

Selling Sunset: Season 3

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 7 August
Sleeper hit Selling Sunset returns for more drama, all set against the backdrop of some seriously jaw-dropping luxe Hollywood real estate. Spotlighting the lives of The Oppenheim Group’s successful female realtor team, this addictive reality TV pick follows the ladies as they work hard and play harder to compete in the cutthroat LA market, as well as against each other. This season, viewers will finally get to see Christine’s highly-anticipated (and over the top) wedding, while Chrishell reels from her very public breakup.

Watch the trailer here.

Project Power

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 14 August
In New Orleans, word begins to spread about a mysterious new pill that grants its users temporary superpowers, including bulletproof skin, invisibility and super strength, alongside unknown deadlier reactions. As the pill escalates crime within the city to dangerous levels, a local cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) teams up with a a teenage drug dealer (Dominique Fishback) and an ex-soldier (Jamie Foxx) to hunt down and stop the group responsible for creating it.

Catch the trailer here.

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 14 August
Fans of true crime, listen up. The second instalment of the Dirty John series tells the story of socialite Betty Broderick, driven to the homicidal brink during a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband. Based on the real life headline-making crime which unfolded in 1989.

Head here for the trailer.

3%: Season 4

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 14 August
In the last season of this Brazilian Netflix original, war between the Shell and the Offshore is imminent. But while Process 108 begins under a new and even more aggressive leadership, members of the Shell are invited to a diplomatic visit to the Offshore. Will peace prevail after all?

Glow Up: Season 2

Glow Up: Season 2

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Friday, 14 August
A new set of hopefuls battle it out in the hopes of being crowned Britain’s next makeup star. Expect lashings of creativity, fierce technique and larger-than-life personalities in this easy, feel-good watch.

John Was Trying to Contact Aliens

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Thursday, 20 August
Rural electronics whiz John Shepher spent 30 years trying to contact aliens by broadcasting music millions of miles into space. Though his signals went unanswered, John ends up making an entirely different connection much closer to home.

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol

Airs On Netflix Hong Kong: Wednesday, 26 August
Starring one of Korea’s hottest rising heartthrobs, Lee Jae-Wook, alongside popular actress Go A-Ra, this K-drama rom-com promises to be a big hit when it launches later this month. The series centres on pianist Gurara who abruptly finds herself bankrupt and at rock bottom. Can the rough and mysterious Fritta Sunwoojun change all that?

New On Netflix Hong Kong In July 2020

Say I Do

Now Airing
From the creators of Netflix’s Queer Eye, Say I do features deserving couples who, for one reason or another, were never able to make their dream wedding a reality. Enter interior designer Jeremiah Brent, fashion designer Thai Nguyen and Chef Gabriele Bertaccini who team up to help individuals surprise their partners with the perfect celebration of love.

Watch the trailer here.

Unsolved Mysteries

Now Airing
From unexplained disappearances to bizarre paranormal encounters, this gripping revival of the iconic documentary series hits Netflix with 12 new spine-chilling mysteries. With the original creators and the producers of Stranger Things weighing in, fans of the old series shouldn’t be disappointed with this Netflix reboot.

Head here for the trailer.

Desperados

Now Airing
A panicked young woman and her two best friends fly to Mexico in a desperate attempt to delete a ranting email she sent to her new perfect boyfriend. On arrival, they run into her ex, who soon gets caught up in their frantic scheme.

Catch the trailer here.

The Baby-Sitters Club

Now Airing
Based on the best-selling book series of the same name, this wholesome adaptation follows five best friends who start a babysitting business. Alicia Silverstone plays main character Kristy’s single mother, bringing a little something for older viewers of this nostalgic throwback series.

Watch the trailer here.

Stateless

Now Airing
Stateless is a timely series about four strangers – a woman on the run, an Afghan refugee, a driven bureaucrat and a struggling dad – whose lives collide at an immigration detention centre in the middle of the Australian desert. Inspired by a real-life story, this drama series will keep you at the edge of your sofa.

Head here for the trailer.

The Old Guard

Now Airing
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel of the same title, The Old Guard follows a covert group of mercenaries with an inability to die who have fought to protect the mortal world for centuries. But when their extraordinary abilities are exposed, it’s up to their leader (played by Charlize Theron) and the team’s newbie to help eliminate the group who wish to replicate and monetise their power.

Watch the trailer here.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Now Airing
Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live. Meeting top eco innovators who are making change and sampling a lot of interesting food along the way, this is one wild adventure you won’t want to miss.

Catch the trailer here.

Cursed

Now Airing
Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a reimagining of the Arthurian legend told through the eyes of Nimue, a girl with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful Lady of the Lake. Played by Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why), the young rebel joins Arthur in his quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword.

Head here for the trailer.

Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking

Now Airing
Filmed at London’s Wembley Stadium in January this year, Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking features more hilarious quips and shocking stories from the award-winning actor and comedian. Expect slightly uncomfortable audience interaction and, of course, absurd tales of Jack’s (in)famous father.

Street Food: Latin America

Now Airing
Street Food is back with a new round of mouthwatering episodes, and this time it’s transporting us to vibrant Latin America. Learn the stories behind iconic Latino dishes from the chefs that put them on the map.

The Kissing Booth 2

Now Airing
Elle just had the most romantic summer of her life, but now Noah is off to university and she’s got to tackle her senior year of high school. When new love interests enter each of their lives, the two feel the challenges of a long-distance relationship.

New On Netflix Hong Kong In June 2020

Somebody Feed Phil: Season 3

Now Airing
Serving up a whole lot of passion for food, with a side of laughs for good measure, Phil Rosenthal is back on another tasting tour across the globe. In this new season, Phil is eating his way through Seoul, London, Marrakesh, Chicago and Montreal. Warning: do no watch on an empty stomach.

Watch the trailer here.

Spelling the Dream

Now Airing
There are good spellers and then there are GOOD spellers. This documentary chronicles the ups and downs of four Indian-American students as they compete to win the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee. With fascinating perspectives from CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Fareed Zakaria, comedian Hari Kondabolu, the 1999 Scripps winner and more, the film offers an insightful exploration into Indian Americans’ decades-long success at the iconic US tournament and what it means for their community.

Head here for the trailer.

Queer Eye: Season 5

Now Airing
After their stint in Japan, the Fab Five reunite for a fifth season doing what they do best – transforming the lives of everyday heroes. This time, they’re heading to historic Philadelphia where they’ll transform the lives of a struggling dog groomer, a devout priest and more. You know the drill, round up your besties, a box of tissues (or two!) and get ready to feel all of the feels. 

Catch the trailer here.

Dating Around: Season 2

Now Airing
Six new singles look for love in another round of back-to-back, real-life first dates. Complete with awkward lulls in conversation, sparks of connection and the occasional inappropriate comment, episodes might get a little too familiar – but that’s what makes the series so bingeable. Taking place in the vibrant, fun-loving city of New Orleans, what we love most about this show is that it features people of different ages, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

Da 5 Bloods

Now Airing
Academy Award-winning director Spike Lee (Do the Right Thing, Malcom X) brings to Netflix his latest work, Da 5 Bloods. The story revolves around four African American veterans who return to Vietnam decades after the war in search of closure – and a stash of buried gold. Backed by a stellar cast, including Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters and Chadwick Boseman, this American war drama is not to be missed.

Watch the trailer here.

A Whisker Away

Now Airing
Junior-high school student Miyo is desperate to get closer to her crush, but he never seems to take any notice of her. Her solution? Turn into a cat. While taking on a feline form does allow her to spend more time with dreamboat Kento, the line between being human and animal starts to dangerously blur in this anime film from Studio Colorido.

Head here for the trailer.

Politician: Season 2

Now Airing
This season, uber-ambitious Payton (Ben Platt) has his eyes firmly set on winning the race for New York State Senate. But just how far will he go to beat his competition? Gaining something of a cult following, fans of the satirical series are gearing up for more double crosses, love triangles and cut-throat political battle.

Athlete A

Now Airing
This riveting docuseries delves into the world of elite competitive gymnastics and unveils the unchecked abuse behind the sequinned leotards and ribbon. Following the reporters who broke the story of USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar’s abuse, the series features first-hand accounts from a number of brave gymnasts, including “Athlete A” Maggie Nichols.

New On Netflix Hong Kong In May 2020

The Half Of It

Now Airing
When a smart but cash-strapped teen agrees to write a love letter for a jock, she doesn’t expect to become his friend – let alone fall for his crush. High school friendships and first loves sure can be complicated, and that’s no exception in this sweet coming-of-age film directed by Taiwanese-American director Alice Wu.

Watch the trailer here.

Midnight Diner 2

Now Airing
This manga-based Japanese sequel brings us another round of troubled customers in serious need of some comfort food. In its second season, the late-night diner sees a noodle delivery man struggling with love, an elderly scam victim and an over-stressed literary editor. The enigmatic chef, known only as “The Master”, will cook his patrons anything and his food always helps.

Head here for the trailer.

Dangerous Lies

Now Airing
A broke caregiver (Riverdale’s Camila Mendes) unexpectedly inherits her patient’s estate and fortune. However, dark secrets unfold around her newfound wealth, entangling her and her husband in a web of deceit and danger. The lesson of this American thriller is you can’t trust ANYONE.

Catch the trailer here.

All Day and a Night

Now Airing
While serving life in prison, Jahkor – played by Ashton Sanders (Moonlight) – looks back on the people, circumstances and system that led him to commit homicide. Written and directed by Joe Robert Cole (one of the Black Panther screenwriters), this film jumps between three different periods of the young convict’s life as he embarks on a belated journey of self-discovery.

Watch the trailer here.

The Eddy: Season 1

Now Airing
Set in the vibrant multicultural neighbourhoods of modern-day Paris, The Eddy tells the story of the owner of a struggling jazz club, its house band and the dangers they face in the chaotic city that surrounds them. Directed by Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and with original music written by Glen Ballard (Jagged Little Pill) and prolific composer Randy Kerber, this musical drama miniseries promises a banging soundtrack.

Head here to watch the trailer.

White Lines: Season 1

Now Airing
Produced by the team behind hit series Money Heist and The Crown, White Lines is an offbeat thriller about a woman who, after discovering her brother has died, leaves her quiet life for Ibiza in a bid to get to the bottom of his disappearance.

Catch the trailer here.

Space Force

Now Airing
Starring Steve Carell, Lisa Kudrow and John Malkovich, new Netflix comedy Space Force revolves around a group of people tasked with forming a team that is fit to go into space by 2024. With The Office’s Gregg Daniels at the helm of this series, you’re guaranteed some laughs.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Snowpiercer

Now Airing
Adapted from multiple Academy Award-winning Bong Joon-ho’s (Parasite) film of the same name, this Netflix original is much anticipated. Starring Jennifer Conelly and Daveed Diggs, this futuristic dystopian thriller depicts  the world as a frozen wasteland, with the surviving humans inhibiting a long train that perpetually circles the globe.

Watch the trailer here.

New on Netflix Hong Kong in April 2020

The Iliza Shlesinger Sketch Show

Now Airing
If social distancing has got you feeling a bit down, we’ve got just the cure for you. American comedian Iliza Shlesinger leads her ensemble cast in this hilarious six-part sketch series. From wacky workout videos to over-simplified DIY shows and reality TV at its best/worst, this satire-filled show is packed with outrageous original characters who inhabit the landscape of all the content we love to consume and make fun of.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Nailed It: Season 4

Now Airing
Admit it. There’s something oddly satisfying about watching other people fail miserably at baking challenges. Nailed It! is back with another round of deformed doughnuts, crumbling cakes and pitiful pastries. This new season features literary themes, an Olympic gold medalist, and parents and kids working together. Expect utter chaos to ensue.

Watch the trailer here.

Money Heist (La casa de papel): Part 4

Now Airing
With lives left hanging on the line, Money Heist fans have been waiting with bated breath for Part 4. And now that it’s landed, we’re not sure we’re ready for the anarchy ahead. This fast-paced hit Spanish crime drama series takes more unexpected turns as the band of robbers attempt to outsmart the authorities and escape the Bank of Spain with their lives – and money bags – intact.

Head here to catch the trailer.

Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020: Part 3

Now Airing
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may not have pushed through this year, but Part 3 of Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 is arriving right on schedule. The six strangers (who by this point are no longer strangers) continue to live together in their fabulous house, forming new bonds along the way. We all wish staying home was this entertaining.

Watch the trailer here.

Love Wedding Repeat

Now Airing
Basically Groundhog Day, but this time the protagonist is reliving different versions of his sister’s wedding day. Starring the loveable Sam Claflin and the stunning Olivia Munn, this romcom is pure marital mayhem at its finest.

Catch the trailer here.

Brews Brothers

Now Airing
One brewery. Two brothers. Family businesses don’t often fair well. Especially when the co-owners have been life-long rivals. But, despite their many differences, the two siblings must learn to work together to keep their beer business afloat.

Head here to watch the trailer.

Extraction

Now Airing
Get ready to swoon over Chris Hemsworth as he plays a fearless mercenary on a mission. With nothing left to lose, Tyler Rake takes on the deadliest extraction of his career to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord (no pressure).

New on Netflix Hong Kong in March 2020

Spenser Confidential

Now Airing
What happens when an ex-cop teams up with his no-nonsense roommate to investigate a murder? In this action-comedy, Mark Wahlberg stars as troublemaking former cop Spenser, who leaps into action when two Boston police officers are murdered. Does he end up solving the case? There’s only one way to find out! Fun fact: Mark Wahlberg lost 10 pounds in five days for his role!

Watch the trailer here.

Ugly Delicious: Season 2

Now Airing
Bring on the food! Back on Netflix Hong Kong for a second season, David Chang once again delights in a one-of-a-kind culinary adventure around the world (we’re talking Mumbai, Sydney, Istanbul and more). This time around, the award-winning chef juggles his travels with becoming a new father! Beyond the tasting and travelling, Ugly Delicious will delve into deeper discussions on food cultures and how it affects the environment, making it a fun and insightful watch.

Head here to catch the trailer.

Lost Girls

Now Airing
Inspired by true events, Lost Girls focuses on the disappearance of 24-year-old Shannan Gilbert. As her mother Mari desperately searches for her missing daughter, she soon comes to realise a much larger and darker reality, linked to a string of unsolved murders. Starring Academy Award nominee Amy Ryan, Lost Girls is perfect for those looking for a thrilling mystery drama.

Head here to see the trailer.

Go Karts

Now Airing
Go Karts is an Australian film showcasing teen-hood through the lens of 15-year-old Jack as he moves to a new town with his mother. With the help of his new friends, Jack is introduced to, and subsequently enters, the world of high-speed go-kart racing. If you’re looking for a light-hearted coming-of-age story, this one’s for you.

Catch the trailer here.

Feel Good

Now Airing
Feel Good charts the raw, refreshing and bittersweet story of Canadian comedian, Mae Martin. From dealing with sobriety to finding love, this show is a reminder that it’s possible to find happiness, even in the darkest of times.

Watch the trailer here.

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution

Now Airing
From summertime sports to budding romances, this inspiring historical documentary shows what it was like to live in Camp Jened, a ramshackle camp for the physically disabled. Offering a fascinating insight into life as a disenfranchised teen, we challenge you not to be moved by their determination in a world of isolation and discrimination.

Head here to catch the trailer.

Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker

Now Airing
What better way to celebrate Women’s History Month than with an empowering story of a fellow female? Check out this biographical film, where Octavia Spencer transforms into African American activity Madam C.J. Walker, also known as the first female self-made millionaire in America. From fighting for social change to challenging racial and gender biases, this inspiring film will leave you screaming go, girl!

Head here to watch the trailer.

New on Netflix Hong Kong in February 2020

Horse Girl

Now Airing
Sarah is a socially awkward arts and crafts store employee with a fondness for horses and supernatural crime shows. So far, so normal. But what happens when a series of strangely lucid dreams begin trickling into her waking life, upending her daily routine? Don’t be fooled by the tween-bop title, this darkly humorous psychological thriller touches upon themes of mental illness and instability.

Head here to catch the trailer.

The Pharmacist

Now Airing
Netflix is back doing what it does best with this hard-hitting documentary focused on America’s devastating opioid epidemic. After losing his son in a drug-related shooting in New Orleans, small town pharmacist Dan Schneider is confronted with the ripple effects of addiction. Sensing a crisis long before the opioid epidemic had gained nationwide attention, Dan embarked on a mission to save his community, channeling his grief to take on Big Pharma itself.

Watch the trailer here.

Tom Papa: You’re Doing Great!

Now Airing
In this comedy special, comedian Tom Papa is here to proclaim “You’re Doing Great!”. Riffing off the mundane – family, work, climate change- Tom Papa’s brand of feel-good comedy centres on embracing who you’ve become and absorbing the beauty of life. We recommend bookmarking this for when you’re having a bad day!

Head here for the trailer.

To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You

Now Airing on Hong Kong Netflix
Lara Jean is back – and just in time for Valentine’s Day! It’s a new year and Lara Jean is officially dating Peter Kavinsky. Swoon! Everything is perfect, until John Ambrose, another recipients of one of Lara Jean’s old love letters, enters her life again. Now she much confront her first real romantic dilemma – can a girl be in love with two boys at once? Grab the popcorn and your closest gal pals, this has girl’s night written all over it!

Watch the trailer here.

Narcos: Mexico: Season 2

Now Airing
The Narcos saga continues. Charting the rise of the Guadalajara drug cartel in 1980s-era Mexico, Félix must cope with the U.S. and the consequences of his actions against the DEA while facing discontent from within his organisation.

Watch the trailer here.

Gentefied

Now Airing
Family is key in this colourful new comedy drama. Three Latinx cousins are forced to work together to keep their grandfather’s taco shop afloat in a rapidly gentrifying LA neighbourhood.

Catch the trailer here.

All The Bright Places

Now Airing
Based on the bestselling novel of the same name, this compelling coming-of-age drama explores young love through the filter of mental illness and its impact on relationships. When Violet Markey and Theodore Finch meet, they change each other’s lives forever. Together, they’re able to struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, ultimately discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean something. You’re going to want the tissues on standby for this one!

New on Hong Kong Netflix in January 2020

The Circle

Now Airing
Looking for a new reality TV addiction? Welcome to The Circle. Billed as the ultimate popularity contest, players are challenged to flirt, befriend and catfish their way to the cash prize. Based on the British reality series of the same name.

Watch the trailer here.

Dracula

Now Airing
Calling all fans of Sherlock! Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat return with their take on the Bram Stoker classic, Dracula. In this gothic three-part series, lawyer Jonathan Harker travels to Transylvania to meet a new client and finalise the sale of a stately house in London. However, he soon finds himself trapped in a terrifying maze-like castle of undead brides with a vampire Count, whose ambition is to conquer the world. Yikes!

Watch the trailer here.

Messiah

Now Airing
Provocative and timely, this Netflix drama is sure to turn heads. The story centres upon a man gaining international attention through acts of public disruption. His followers allege he’s performing miracles, but is he really a divine entity, or simply a deceptive con artist capable of dismantling the world’s geopolitical order? The mystery unfolds through the lens of CIA officer Eva Geller, who is working to uncover the truth behind this charismatic figure. Though as the series goes on, multiple perspectives are interwoven including that of an Israeli intelligence officer, a Texas preacher and his daughter, a Palestinian refugee and a journalist.

Watch the trailer here.

Spinning Out

Now Airing
After a devastating fall threatens her competitive skating career, Kat Baker seizes an opportunity to pursue her Olympic dreams. In doing so, she’ll have to battle drama both on and off the ice, including a difficult family life and her own personal demons.

Watch the trailer here.

AJ and the Queen

Now Airing
Laugh your way into the New Year with this outrageous new scripted comedy series starring RuPaul as a down-on-her-luck drag queen travelling across America in a van with a tough-talking ten-year-old stowaway.

Watch the trailer here.

Grace And Frankie: Season 6

Now Airing
Now into its sixth season, Netflix favourite Grace And Frankie is back for its penultimate turn. Starring the always-delightful Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as rivals turned unlikely friends, tune in for heartwarming laughs galore.

Watch the trailer here.

Sex Education: Season 2

Now Airing
All hail the second season premiere of quirky British comedy Sex Education. This time, late bloomer Otis navigates the trials and tribulations of teenage love with new girlfriend Ola, whilst also having to deal with his now strained relationship with Maeve. Meanwhile, Moordale Secondary is in the throes of a Chlamydia outbreak, highlighting the need for better sex education at the school.

Catch up on the story so far here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 3

Now Airing
Our favourite teenage witch is back with more magic mischief! With the help of her mortal friends, Sabrina makes it her mission to free her beloved boyfriend Nicholas Scratch from the clutches of Hell. However, the Dark Lord’s unseating has sent shockwaves through the realms – and, with no one on the throne, Sabrina must assume the title of “Queen” to defend it against the handsome Prince of Hell Caliban.

Catch up on the story so far here.

The Stranger

Now Airing
With its intriguing premise and all-star cast, this British mystery thriller has all the makings of a binge-worthy hit. Based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name, expect secrets, violence and a conspiracy as family man Adam Price embarks on a desperate quest to uncover the truth about the people closest to him.

Watch the trailer here.

All images courtesy of Netflix Hong Kong.

 

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