August 08, 2019

Netflix Philippines: What’s New This August 2019

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  • As the last few months of the year roll in, Netflix Philippines never ceases to release binge-worthy films and series that are perfect for lazy afternoons and evenings.

    Here’s a quick list of shows that are coming to Netflix this August! 

    Friday the 13th 

    First released in 1980, Friday the 13th is considered as one of the largest horror franchises. The story follows the re-opening of Camp Crystal Lake, where Pamela Vorhees stalks and murders the teenagers who are preparing for said re-opening. Vorhees is adamant on making sure that the camp does not reopen after her son, the famous Jason Vorhees, drowned in the lake due to the neglect of two camp counselor. 

    This is the first movie that sprouted 11 sequels with the latest one released in 2009. Friday the 13th has also been the subject of a TV show, alongside novels, comic books, and video games.

    Release Date: August 1
    Running Time: 1hour 35minutes
    Cast: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor


    Originally released in 2010, Legion shows a different take on an apocalyptic film, featuring a group of strangers who are attacked by demonic forces following God’s Will to bring the Apocalypse. St. Michael the Archangel comes to their aid and informs a pregnant waitress that the child she’s carrying is humanity’s last hope.

    Release Date: August 1
    Running Time: 1hour 40minutes
    Cast: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Charles S. Dutton


    Otherhood follows three long-time friends and empty nesters who decide to take a drive to New York City. Their mission? To reconnect with their adult sons. However, as they attempt to do this, they come to the realization that their sons are not the only ones whose lives have to change. 

    Release Date: August 2
    Running Time: 1hour 40minutes
    Cast: Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette, Felicity Huffman 

    Enter the Anime 

    Enter the Anime is a Netflix Documentary that aims to introduce Japan’s anime culture to the world. The documentary features some of the anime world’s biggest stars, such as directors Kenji Kamiyama and Shinji Aramaki. They also feature studios like Toei Animation and Polygon Pictures to give viewers a behind-the-scenes look.

    Release Date: August 5
    Running Time: 58minutes

    Don’t Breathe

    Don’t Breathe starts with Money, Rocky, and Alex robbing a house owned by a rich blind man. However, they find themselves in a distressing situation as the blind man turns out to be more merciless than he seems. The trio must find a way to escape the house before they become the blind man’s latest victims. 

    Release Date: August 8
    Running Time: 1hour 28minutes
    Cast: Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette

    GLOW: Season 3 

    Following the events of the second season, GLOW: Season 3 is set to tie up the loose ends left from the past season. This is the season that will explore Ruth’s friendship with Sam and her long-distance relationship with Russell, as well as Bash and Rhonda’s marriage. 

    Release Date: August 9
    No. of Episodes: 10
    Cast: Geena Davis, Alison Brie, Betty Gilpin

    Happy Jail: Limited Series

    A few years ago, a video of prison inmates dancing to Michael Jackson’s Thriller became a global sensation. In Happy Jail, Netflix tells the story of the inmates from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) 12 years after their viral video.  

    Release Date: August 14
    No. of Episodes: 5

    Better Than Us: Season 1

    Better Than Us explores a world where humans harmoniously coexist with androids—until a murder is committed by an experimental humanoid. This is the first Russian series to be purchased by Netflix and to have the “Netflix Originals” banner. 

    Release Date: August 16
    No. of Episodes: TBA
    Cast: Paulina Andreeva, Kirill Käro, Aleksandr Ustyugov

    Diagnosis: Season 1

    Dr. Lisa Sanders is an associate professor at the Yale University School of Medicine and a writer about medical mysteries for The New York Times Magazine. She brings her passion for diagnosis to Netflix with a docu-series titled Diagnosis, bringing readers into the fold by asking for their opinions as she introduces a series of patients whose illnesses are not easily diagnosed. 

    Release Date: August 16
    No. of Episodes: 7
    Cast: Dr. Lisa Sanders

    Carole & Tuesday 

    Directed by legendary anime director, Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop and Space Dandy), Carole & Tuesday is set in a dystopian world where mankind has begun to migrate to Mars. This is a world where AI produces culture and humans are passive consumers. Carole and Tuesday both dream of becoming musicians—and they meet by chance, striving to make music together. 

    Release Date: August 30
    No. of Episodes: 12
    Cast: Miyuri Shimabukuro, Kana Ichinose, Akio Otsuka

    Which of these August releases are you excited for? Don’t forget to tell us in the comments!

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