In recent years, Netflix has become a powerhouse in the entertainment industry, producing and releasing a wide range of original content. Every month Netflix unveils an array of exciting English language originals, promising an unforgettable viewing experience. From gripping dramas to hilarious comedies and thrilling adventures, let’s take a look into Netflix's English original films and series releasing in August.
English Language Netflix Originals Coming in August 2023
Heartstopper (Season 2)
On August 3, Heartstopper season 2, directed by Euros Lyn, will grace the screen once again. This heartwarming, queer, British coming-of-age rom-com is based on Alice Oseman's popular graphic novel. Besides the main cast including Kit Connor, Joe Locke, Yasmin Finney, the show will introduce seven new faces in the latest season. Nick and Charlie are going to navigate their budding relationship, embark on a school trip to Paris, and face unforeseen challenges.
Mech Cadets (Season 1)
This animated sci-fi show, adapted from the Boom! Studios YA comic book series, is set to launch on August 10. The drama portrays a future plagued by an alien attack, where young teen Stanford Yu aspires to become a pilot for the Robo Mechs defending our planet. The audience will be captivated by the stellar voice talents of Daniel Dae Kim, Ming-Na Wen, Brandon Soo Hoo, and Debra Wilson. Directed by Tohru Patrick Awa, this thrilling series is a collaboration between BOOM! Studios and Polygon Pictures.
Painkiller (Limited Series)
Prepare for a gripping exploration of the opioid crisis in the United States with "Painkiller”. This thought-provoking limited series, directed by Peter Berg, shines a light on the origins of the crisis through the eyes of perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers.
Created by Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, this six-episode drama is adapted from Patrick Radden Keefe's New Yorker article and Barry Meier's book, "Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic." Starring Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Sam Anderson, and Taylor Kitsch, "Painkiller" takes viewers on a compelling journey of revelation and accountability. Coming to Netflix on August 10, 2023.
Heart of Stone
Heart of Stone, directed by Tom Harper, is an American spy action thriller film that tells the story of international intelligence agent Rachel Stone. Tasked by the peacekeeping operation known as Charter, Stone must protect the mysterious MacGuffin called "The Heart" from enemy acquisition.
The screenplay is written by Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder, based on a story by Rucka. Starring Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, and Bollywood star Alia Bhatt, “Heart of Stone” is set to be released on August 11, 2023, by Netflix.
The Monkey King
Get ready for an extraordinary adventure as a brave monkey and his enchanted fighting stick join forces on a thrilling quest. Their journey takes them face-to-face with gods, demons, dragons, and the formidable foe lurking within Monkey's own ego. Stephanie Hsu, BD Wong, and Hoon Lee bring these captivating characters to life. Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated release on August 18, 2023. This exciting movie is directed by Anthony Stacchi.