TV to look at in August

Developing subsequent month on the planet of tv: A beloved “Star Wars” character will get her personal streaming sequence, an Emmy-nominated thriller present returns, and a wildly widespread manga will get the live-action therapy. These are all the brand new and returning reveals to look at in August 2023: 

“The Misplaced Flowers of Alice Hart” (Aug. 4)

You recognize Sigourney Weaver has vary when she will observe up her position as a 14-year-old in “Avatar: The Manner of Water” with a job as a grandmother in “The Misplaced Flowers of Alice Hart,” the brand new Prime Video miniseries based mostly on the best-selling novel by Holly Ringland. “After dropping her dad and mom to a mysterious hearth, nine-year-old Alice Hart is raised by her grandmother June on a flower farm the place she learns there are secrets and techniques inside secrets and techniques,” the synopsis says. “However years on, an unearthed betrayal sees Alice pressured to face her previous.” Alycia Debnam-Carey (“The 100”) stars as Alice, whereas Weaver performs the grandmother and in addition serves as government producer. Showrunner Sarah Lambert described the sequence as a “well timed drama about household, love and relationships born out of the violence so typically hidden neatly away behind closed doorways.” 

“Solely Murders within the Constructing” (Aug. 8)

Is there any larger flex for a streaming sequence than casually including Meryl Streep to the solid three seasons in? The Hulu unique “Solely Murders within the Constructing,” which stars Steve Martin, Martin Quick, and Selena Gomez because the hosts of a real crime podcast, returns for its third season in August, and Streep has joined the ensemble. Additionally leaping on board is Paul Rudd, who was briefly launched on the finish of the second season as an actor who instantly dies on stage, teeing up this season’s thriller. “Paul Rudd, after making an auspicious entrance into the world of our present on the finish of season 2 as Ben Glenroy, is somebody we clearly wish to know extra about and see in our upcoming season 3 — as he’s a transparent supply of many upcoming questions and, as ever with our present, many twists but to return!” co-creator John Hoffman informed Selection. Fireplace up the fan principle machine. 

“Unusual Planet” (Aug. 9)

The Dan Harmon empire is increasing, this time to Apple TV+. The “Rick and Morty” co-creator serves as government producer of this new animated sequence based mostly on the favored webcomic. Set in a “whimsical world of cotton sweet pinks and purples,” the present facilities on blue beings who “discover the absurdity of on a regular basis human traditions,” per the streamer. Nathan W. Pyle, the webcomic’s creator, co-created the present with Harmon. The voice solid consists of Hannah Einbinder, Demi Adejuyigbe, and Danny Pudi, that means Pudi is reuniting with Harmon, the creator of NBC’s “Group.” Six seasons and an unrelated animated sequence! 

“Painkiller” (Aug. 10)

Hulu’s “Dopesick” took on the opioid epidemic in 2021 and acquired 14 Emmy nominations, however Netflix is tackling the story subsequent. From “Friday Night time Lights” creator Peter Berg, “Painkiller” is a brand new restricted sequence that traces the origins of the opioid epidemic, though Netflix describes it as a “fictionalized retelling of occasions.” Matthew Broderick stars as Purdue Pharma president Richard Sackler, whereas Uzo Aduba performs a lawyer investigating OxyContin and Taylor Kitsch performs a household man whose “life is upended after an damage.” Berg informed Netflix’s Tudum his “aim was to seize the DNA that lives deep within the soul of the opioid disaster — a really dense and complicated tragedy fueled by greed, corruption, human fragility and extra greed.” 

“Ahsoka” (Aug. 23)

Everybody’s favourite “Star Wars” insurgent is again on Disney+. Rosario Dawson returns as Ahsoka Tano on this “Star Wars” streaming sequence, which follows up “The Mandalorian” but in addition seems to be prefer it’s primarily a brand new season of “Star Wars Rebels.” That animated present ended with Ezra Bridger disappearing into house with Grand Admiral Thrawn, and Ahsoka was looking for Thrawn in “The Mandalorian.” This present picks up that thread and brings characters from “Rebels” into live-action, together with Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Hayden Christensen additionally returns as Anakin Skywalker, so we’d lastly see a dialog between Ahsoka, Anakin’s former Padawan, and his Power ghost for the primary time since his redemption in “Return of the Jedi.” Understanding the sequence with out having seen “Rebels” could also be powerful, although, so for these not caught up, now’s the time to cram. 

“A Homicide on the Finish of the World” (Aug. 29)

Followers of “The OA” are nonetheless bitter at Netflix for canceling the present on a cliffhanger, however no less than the creators are again with one thing new on Hulu. Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij carry us this new FX on Hulu restricted sequence that facilities on a “Gen Z beginner sleuth and tech-savvy hacker” named Darby Hart, performed by “The Crown” star Emma Corrin. A reclusive billionaire invitations Hart and eight others to a distant retreat. However “when one of many different friends is discovered useless, Darby should use all of her expertise to show it was homicide in opposition to a tide of competing pursuits and earlier than the killer takes one other life,” based on the community. Marling stars within the present along with co-creating it. In Corrin, might Hulu have discovered its very personal model of Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc? 

“One Piece” (Aug. 31)

Bringing anime to live-action does not all the time go nicely, as Netflix subscribers know by now. The streamer’s live-action “Cowboy Bebop” was a flop in 2021 that was canceled quickly after it premiered, and followers did not love Netflix’s “Demise Observe” film, both. However now the basic anime sequence “One Piece” is headed to live-action on Netflix, though the supply materials is technically the unique manga. It follows the “epic voyage for treasure” of a younger pirate named Monkey D. Luffy and his crew, per Netflix’s synopsis. Iñaki Godoy stars within the lead position. One promising signal for followers is that Eiichiro Oda, creator of the unique manga, is an government producer on the variation. In a current letter to followers, he promised “there have been no compromises” made within the adaptation, stressing, “The producers and the crew are professionals at reside motion, and admittedly, they’re ‘One Piece’ superfans too.” 

Different returning reveals

Plus, do not miss these ongoing reveals returning for brand spanking new seasons in August: 

  • “Bodily” (Aug. 2)
  • “Reservation Canine” (Aug. 2)
  • “The Lincoln Lawyer” (Aug. 3)
  • “Heartstopper” (Aug. 3)
  • “Successful Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty” (Aug. 6)
  • “Excessive Faculty Musical: The Musical: The Sequence” (Aug. 9)
  • “Billions” (Aug. 13)
  • “Photo voltaic Opposites” (Aug. 14)
  • “Invasion” (Aug. 23)
  • “Archer” (Aug. 30)