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Everything coming and going on Netflix for the week of August 16th

Published Aug 16th, 2020 12:04PM EDT
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  • Netflix is adding 18 new shows, movies, and specials in the third week of August.
  • Fans of Lucifer –which was revived by Netflix in 2019 — will be pleased to know that the first part of the show’s penultimate season will begin streaming on Friday.
  • Some other originals worth checking out are the animated comedy Hoops and High Score, which is a documentary about the golden age of video games.

Another odd week of new releases for Netflix, as none of the streaming service’s biggest shows are on the docket. There are a few interesting additions, though, including a new season of Lucifer, which Netflix snapped up from the scrap heap after Fox canceled it in 2008. And for all of you New Girl fans, Jake Johnson is starring in a raunchy new animated comedy called Hoops, which features a pretty stellar cast from front to back.

Here is the complete list of the Netflix streaming arrivals and departures for the week of August 16th, 2020:


Sunday, August 16th

  • Johnny English
  • Les Misérables (2012)

Monday, August 17th

  • Crazy Awesome Teachers — NETFLIX FILM
    • A ragtag bunch of teachers and students team up to take back the money that a dangerous gangster stole from them.
  • Drunk Parents
  • Glitch Techs: Season 2 — NETFLIX FAMILY
    • The video game monster hunters are back for another season.

Wednesday, August 19th

  • Crímenes de familia / The Crimes That Bind — NETFLIX FILM
    • Alicia, a desperate mother, will do everything possible to prevent her son from being imprisoned for his ex-wife’s attempted murder.
  • DeMarcus Family Rules — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    • Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and his beauty queen wife, Allison, are a Nashville power couple living large — but things aren’t always so successful at home.
    • This documentary series explores the rise of the golden era in gaming, a time rife with competition, innovation and flat-out fun.

Thursday, August 20th

  • Biohackers — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    • Mia goes to medical school to get close to a professor she suspects had a hand in her past family tragedy and gets tangled in the world of biohacking.
  • Good Kisser
  • Great Pretender — NETFLIX ANIME
    • Supposedly Japan’s greatest swindler, Makoto Edamura gets more than he bargained for when he tries to con Laurent Thierry, a real world-class crook.
  • John Was Trying to Contact Aliens — NETFLIX FILM
    • A rural electronics whiz broadcasts radio signals into the stars and monitors for signs of alien civilizations while enduring a lonely personal life.

Friday, August 21st

    • Mixing computer animation and live action, this silly kids series follows aliens who come to Earth to investigate human life.
  • Fuego negro — NETFLIX FILM
    • A criminal on the run finds refuge in a mysterious hotel and soon discovers that the guests of the hotel are not human.
    • A foul-mouthed high school basketball coach is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Hey, good luck with that.
  • Lucifer: Season 5 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    • Lucifer, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD…and the savvy detective Chloe Decker in particular.
  • Rust Valley Restorers: Season 3 — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
    • Mike keeps buying cars quicker than he can restore him, Avery and Connor visit the Motor City, and Cassidy gets cranking on a personal project.
  • The Sleepover — NETFLIX FILM
    • Two siblings discover their mom is a former thief in witness protection and they must team up to rescue her after she is kidnapped and forced to pull one last job.


Tuesday, August 18th

  • The Incident

Wednesday, August 19th

  • Some Kind of Beautiful

Thursday, August 20th

  • Bad Rap

Friday, August 21st

  • Just Go With It

We’ll be back next week with another roundup of all the new shows, movies, and specials arriving and departing from Netflix. In the meantime, check out everything coming and going from Netflix in August, as well as the calendar of release dates for all of Netflix’s original movies and shows.

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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