As we bid farewell to the freezing temperatures of July (good riddance) we also welcome new arrivals to Netflix South Africa in August.
This month sees the return of a number of high-profile series from the Netflix Originals stable along with a number of licensed titles.
Kicking things off for August is the third season of Dear White People. The season promises new characters, new trials and going by this trailer, some interesting secrets. Dear White People: Volume Three comes to Netflix SA on 2nd August
On the same day, original Netflix doccie, Enter the Anime launches.
This documentary presents interviews with the filmmakers behind productions such as Castlevania, Aggretsuko and Kengan Ashura among others. We’ve quite enjoyed Netflix’s documentaries of late so this could be interesting for ardent fans and newcomers alike.
On 4th August Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj returns. The comedian/political analyst hosts one of the best political commentary shows we’ve yet to see, tackling a wide range of global issues. If you are yet to watch an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, we highly recommend you rectify that situation.
On National Women’s Day the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) returns for season three. Expect spectacle, humour and just some damned good viewing. Seriously, consider this your prompt to binge-watch this series at the next available opportunity.
Then, those of us crying out to Netflix “when will we get season two of Mindhunter” have finally been heard.
The second season of the most harrowing look at the formulation of serial killer profiling that changed law enforcement forever returns on 16th August. This season appears to be following the hunt for a serial child murderer, though we suspect there will be much more to come.
In terms of licensed content the pickings are thin for now.
Of note however is season seven of Homeland, Dreamgirls and 50 First Dates although that last one is stretching a bit.
Netflix is clearly putting its weight behind original content and for good reason. With firms such as Disney hoovering up the content it owns for use within its own streaming service, the list of licensed titles is growing slimmer.