New to Disney+ in August

Here are the August highlights on Disney+:

Prey (August 5)

A fierce young Comanche warrior goes on the warpath against a highly evolved alien predator with a technically advanced arsenal on the Great Plains of 300 years ago. Directed by 10 Cloverfield Lane’s Dan Trachtenberg, it was praised on Twitter by Gizmodo‘s Germain Lussier “as worthy & badass a Predator movie as we’ve seen since the original. Beautifully shot, tightly written, excellent characters, and some of the grossest, most wildly entertaining sci-fi action in the franchise. It’s exciting, fun, powerful, & I can’t wait to watch it again.”

Fearless: The Inside Story of the AFLW (August 24)

This six-part series is billed as “a raw and emotional journey into the dreams, struggles and triumphs of the groundbreaking AFLW league”. The first of Disney+ Australia’s local production slate for 2022/23, it spotlights four clubs – Adelaide Crows, Collingwood, GWS GIANTS and Western Bulldogs – with access to the game’s inner sanctum.

Lightyear (August 3)

The definitive origin story of Buzz Lightyear, the hero who inspired the toy, follows the legendary Space Ranger after he’s marooned on a hostile planet 4.2 million light-years from Earth alongside his commander and their crew.

She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (August 17)

An attorney specialising in superhuman-oriented legal cases, Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), must navigate the complicated life of a single, 30-something who also happens to be a green 6-foot-7-inch super-powered hulk. The nine-episode Marvel Studios comedy series includes MCU vets Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong.

The Bear (August 31)

Carmen “Carmy” Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White), a young chef from the fine dining world, comes home to Chicago to run his family sandwich shop and balance the soul-crushing realities of small business ownership, his strong-willed and recalcitrant kitchen staff and his strained familial relationships.

Andor (August 31)

Exploring a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make, this series brings forward the tale of the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire and how people and planets became involved.

I Am Groot (August 10)

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Baby Groot takes centrestage in a collection of shorts that explores his glory days growing up.

Mike (August 25)

This eight-episode limited series explores the tumultuous ups and downs of Mike Tyson’s boxing career and personal life – from being a beloved global athlete to a pariah and back again.

Other August premieres will include singalong versions of The Lion King and The Lion King II (August 5), Tangled and the 1991 and 2017 Beauty and the Beast movies (August 19), as well as:

3 August

Disney+ Original
Marvel Studios Assembled: The Making of Ms. Marvel

The Villains of Valley View S1
The Ghost and Molly McGee S1

5 August

We Are Freestyle Love Supreme

10 August

Star Original
Maggie S1

12 August

Star Original
This Fool S1

17 August

Eureka! S1

19 August

High Strung: Free Dance

26 August

Million Dollar Moon Rock Heist

31 August

PJ Masks S5

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3 Responses to “New to Disney+ in August”

  1. WOW, great month for Disney+. I’m so looking forward to She-Hulk, it looks so funny ?

  2. It’s one of the great annoyances that Disney+ and other streamers bump “buzz-worthy” shows like The Bear for a couple of months after their US air date. I’m guessing it’s to pitch local marketing and publicity but it’s frustrating for those of us that are connected and read industry/review websites.

  3. Couldn’t agree more, Clint. In the days when TVNZ+ was streaming Disney/ABC content, it was express delivering many of the distributor’s shows. Similarly, Sky was starting to fast-forward FX titles on Neon but now they’re on Disney+, we’re having to wait a month to see the likes of The Old Man and Under the Banner of Heaven. What’s worse, the eps are being dribbled out one week at a time — there’s no attempt to close the gap with the US. A rare and refreshing change will be This Fool, a comedy set to debut on Disney+ the same day as Hulu. May it prove to be a sign of things to come …

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