New to SoHo2 in August

Lambs of God (8.30 Tuesdays from August 6)

On a remote island, three Catholic nuns are the last remaining members of the enclosed order of St. Agnes. Forgotten by the rest of the world, they live a humble life of work, prayers and storytelling in a dilapidated monastery … until an ambitious young priest arrives ostensibly on a mission from the church. When the nuns become aware of Father Ignatius’ true intentions for them, a gripping, epic, and fantastical tale of faith, love, and redemption unfolds is. Essie Davis, Sam Reid, Jessica Barden and Ann Dowd star.

The Affair S5 (8.30 Tuesdays from August 27)

Anna Paquin joins the cast for the final season, as Alison and Cole’s now adult daughter. She returns some years in the future to piece together the truth about what happened to her mother. Helen begins the season involved in an intoxicating new affair with a charismatic movie star, who offers to give her everything she’s been missing, while Noah has to swallow his pride and jealousy and step in to take care of his family in her absence.

A Black Lady Sketch Show (8.30 Thursdays from August 22)

The first sketch comedy series to be written by, directed by and starring black women: Robin Thede, Quinta Brunson, Ashley Nicole Black, and Gabrielle Dennis. Laugh-out-loud funny and not afraid to be controversial, HBO’s six-part series touches on such culturally-relevant themes as social norms, anxiety, religion, sex, dating and relationships.

I Love You, Now Die (9.30 Saturdays from August 17)

Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy fell in love in 2012. This two-part HBO documentary explores their complicated relationship, drawing on some of the thousands of texts they exchanged over two years to chronicle their courtship and its tragic consequences. Featuring unprecedented access to the families, friends, and communities which were forever changed by this unusual case, it investigates the changing nature of the justice system today, following a story with wider implications for society at large, both online and in real life.

Ice on Fire (9.30, August 31)

Produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, this eye-opening HBO documentary goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming. It combines sweeping cinematography from across the globe with insights from scientists, farmers, and innovators.

☞ Also new will be S2 of Our Cartoon President (7.30 Thursdays from August 8), and the HBO comedy specials Ramy Yousseff: Feelings (August 4, 8.30) and My Favourite Shapes by Julio Torres (August 11, 8.30).

Returning for Saturday box sets will be Our Cartoon President (S1), Riviera (S2), Euphoria, Divorce (S3), Dark Money and Legion (S3) while Strike Back will get a dedicated pop-up channel from August 2-7.

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