With July coming to an end, it is about time you updated your television must-watch list.
August brings Netflix’s highly anticipated series Marvel’s The Defenders, as well as a slew of comedies and a few explosive book to television adaptations.
Check our list below to find out what you should be watching in August.
THE SINNER – USA Network (August 2, 2017)
USA Network’s eight episode close-ended why-dunnit series is based on the award-winning book of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr. The show follows a mother (Jessica Biel) who, when overcome by an inexplicable fit of rage, commits murder and has no idea why. Investigator (Bill Pullman) becomes obsessed with the woman’s buried motive. The mystery thriller takes viewers on a journey into the depths of her psyche and the violent secrets of her past.
THE GUEST BOOK – TBS (August 3, 2017)
TBS’ upcoming anthology comedy The Guest Book sees new guests bring their crazy baggage to a tiny cottage in a tiny town. Created by Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl), the series centres around the lives of the employees and visitors to a group of small rental cottages in the mountain town of Mount Trace. Each episode is focused on a different guest star who plays a vacationer, with the show’s returning cast playing people from the town.
COMRADE DETECTIVE – Amazon Prime (August 4, 2017)
Amazon Prime and A24 have teamed up for an unusual comedy cop spoof series. The show sees, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nick Offerman, and Jenny Slate, dub over a Romanian cop show from the 1980s which has recently been restored. In the show, the voice actors bring back to life the long-running series Comrade Detective, which has been created by the Romanian Government.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: TEN YEARS LATER – Netflix (August 4, 2017)
Netflix’s upcoming series takes place during Camp Firewood’s ten-year reunion. Created by the David Wain and Michael Showalter, who brought to life the 2001 film and the 2015 prequel, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is an eight-part limited series starring a host of original cast members as well as some new faces. A.D. Miles, Amy Poehler, Beth Dover, Chris Meloni, Chris Pine, David Hyde Pierce, David Wain, and Elizabeth Banks, are among those returning to camp.
MR. MERCEDES – Audience Network (August 9, 2017)
Stephen King adaptations are coming at us left, right and centre. The newest adaptation sees Mr. Mercedes hit the small screen. From executive producers, Stephen King, David E. Kelley and Jack Bender, comes the demented serial killer who taunts a retired detective with a series of letters and emails.
ATYPICAL – Netflix (August 11, 2017)
Netflix’s Atypical is a coming of age story following Sam (Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, as he searches for love and independence. The show is created and written by Robia Rashid (How I Met Your Mother) and Academy-Award winning producer Seth Gordon (Undefeated).
GET SHORTY – Epix (August 13, 2017)
Get Shorty is a comedy/drama loosely based on the 1990 novel of the same name Elmore Leonard. The 10 episode first season follows Nevada hitman Miles Daly (Chris O’Dowd) who is in Hollywood seeking a career change. Miles begins his new career path when he convinces B-movie producer Rick Moreweather (Ray Romano) to help him make a film.
MARLON – NBC (August 16, 2017)
NBC’s upcoming comedy Marlon is loosely inspired by the real life of star Marlon Wayans (In Living Color, Scary Movie). The series follows a loving but immature father committed to co-parenting his two kids with his ex-wife.
MARVEL’S THE DEFENDERS – Netflix (Aug 18, 2017)
Marvel’s The Defenders will finally be hitting screens on the 18th. Featuring well-known superheroes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist, the show brings the unlikely quartet together to save New York City.
DISJOINTED – Netflix (August 25, 2017)
Starring Kathy Bates, Netflix’s Disjointed is a workplace comedy that follows a lifelong advocate for cannabis legalisation who is finally living her dream as the owner of an L.A.–area dispensary. Joining her are three ‘budtenders’, her twenty-something son and a deeply troubled security guard. All of them are more or less riding a constant high.
THE TICK – Amazon video (August 25, 2017)
Amazon Video’s The Tick hails from Ben Edlund (Supernatural). The show follows a mild-mannered accountant named Arthur whose life is turned upside down when he runs into a mysterious blue superhero named The Tick. The super-insect insists that Arthur should join him and become the brains in a crime-fighting duo.