Five new shows coming to Netflix in August

Here are five new shows to binge-watch on Netflix in August, including the second installment of ‘Dirty John’, as well as season 3 of ‘The Rain’ and ‘The Stranger’ season 2.

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Netflix added a ton of new shows, films and documentaries for us to enjoy in August. Whether you like docu-series, thrillers or drama, there is something for everyone. Here a few highlights for this month.

New series on Netflix in August

Netflix Original Documentaries: ‘Connected

Science journalist Latif Nasser investigates the fascinating and intricate ways that we are connected to each other, the world and the universe at large.

Main cast:

  • Series host: Latif Nasser


Release date on Netflix: Already streaming

IMDb Score: 7.6

Netflix Original Series: The Rain: Season 3

When the Bárbara de Braganza sets sail from Argentina to Mexico, Eva joins a mission to root out a scientist harboring a fatal virus on board.

Main cast:

  • Alba August as Simone Andersen
  • Lucas Lynggaard Tønnesen as Rasmus Andersen
  • Mikkel Følsgaard as Martin
  • Lukas Løkken as Patrick
  • Sonny Lindberg as Jean
  • Natalie Madueño as Fie
  • Clara Rosager as Sarah
  • Evin Ahmad as Kira
  • Bertil De Lorenzi as Young Rasmus


Release date on Netflix: 6 August 2020

IMDb Score: 6.4

Original Netflix series: ‘Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

Socialite Betty Broderick hits a homicidal boiling point during a bitter divorce from her unfaithful husband. Based on the headline-making crime.

Main cast:

  • Amanda Peet as Betty Broderick
  • Christian Slater as Dan Broderick
  • Rachel Keller as Linda Kolken
  • Lily Donoghue as Tracy Broderick, Betty and Dan’s eldest daughter
  • Missi Pyle as Karen Kintner
  • Emily Bergl as Marie Stewart
  • Holley Fain as Evelyn Crowley
  • Lena Georgas as Janet Ravis
  • Tiera Skovbyeas Young Betty Broderick
  • Chris Mason as Young Dan Broderick
  • Cameron Crovetti as Ryan Broderick, Betty and Dan’s older son
  • Miles Emmons as Anthony Broderick, Betty and Dan’s youngest son
  • Anna Jacoby-Heron as Jenny Broderick, Betty and Dan’s younger teenage daughter


Release date: 14 August 2020

IMDb Score: 7.2

Netflix Original Series: 3%’ season 4

The fourth and final season of 3% returns to Netflix this one. This is one I’m personally looking forward to, especially after the cliffhangers in season 3.


  • Bianca Comparato as Michele Santana, a smart and sly young woman who has a very strong sense of justice. She has no family and was raised by her brother, who did not return after being sent to the Process.
  • Rodolfo Valente as Rafael Moreira, egocentric, selfish, sarcastic, and willing to do anything to pass, even cheat.
  • Vaneza Oliveira as Joana Coelho, an orphan who survived on her own at the margins of society, on the streets of the Inland.
  • Léo Belmonte as Arthur Moreira, Rafael’s younger brother.
  • Fernando Rubro as Xavier
  • Zezé Motta as Nair, a member of the Council who serves as a friend to Ezequiel.
  • Guilherme Zanella as Tadeu
  • Kaique de Jesus as Ricardo
  • Rafael Losso as Otávio Bernardes
  • Ney Matogrosso as Leonardo


Release date: 14 August 2020

IMDb Score: 

Netflix Original Series: I AM KILLER: Released

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Can a cold-blooded killer, sentenced to death for a brutal murder almost 30 years ago, reintegrate into a society they barely know? 


Release date: 28 August 2020

IMDb Score: 7.5

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