Fall TV premieres are quickly approaching but there is still plenty of new series debuting this August. Here are five new shows you should look out for!
As the calendar flips to August, it sadly means the unofficial end to summer is almost here. It also means that networks will be soon rolling out their jam-packed TV schedules. Whether it is returning favorites or new shows, there is plenty for everyone. Until then, there are a few series premiering this August to make the wait more bearable.
Cable TV might be gearing up for the fall but streaming services have been constantly churning out content over the last few months. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video both have new titles hitting the month of August. Sony Crackle is even getting in on the fun with a brand-new comedy with many familiar faces.
Here are the five new shows worth checking out in August:
1. Lodge 49
Starring: Wyatt Russell, Brent Jennings, Sonya Cassidy, Linda Emond, David Pasquesi, Eric Allan Kramer
Premiere Date: August 6, 2018
In the new AMC series, Russell portrays Dud, an ex-surfer from Long Beach who is struggling after the death of his father and the fall of the family business. While on a lost path in life, he finds himself on the doorstep of an old fraternal lodge. Dud is quickly invited inside by Ernie who teaches him a new way of life inside the lodge. His twin sister Liz also gets swept up into the mysteries within the lodge. The series which is produced by Paul Giamatti is set to have a 10-episode first season.
Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Nat Faxon, Eric Andre, John DiMaggio, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Tress MacNeille, David Herman, Lucy Montgomery
Premiere Date: August 17, 2018 (first 10 episodes streaming)
After major success with The Simpsons and Futurama, creator Matt Groening takes his next project to Netflix. Disenchantment is an adult animated series set in the fantasy kingdom of Dreamland. At the focus of the series is Princess Bean (Jacobson), an alcoholic princess along with her elf companion Elfo and personal demon, Luci. The series will follow along as the trio gets involved in various misadventures in Dreamland. Netflix ordered 20 episodes of the series with the first half dropping in August.
3. Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy
Starring: Rob Riggle, Billy Merritt, Britt Baron, Eliza Coupe, Dave Allen, Alison Rich, Carl Tart, Samm Levine, Rizwan Manji
Network: Sony Crackle
Premiere Date: August 23, 2018
Rob Riggle created and stars in the upcoming comedy series for the web platform, Sony Crackle. Riggle’s character is a legend when it comes to jetski stunts so he uses his money and fame to open up a camp to teach the art of jetski watercraft. An array of well-known stars are set to make surprise cameos within the season. Fellow star Britt Baron (GLOW) recently spoke about the new series in an interview with our site.
4. The Innocents
Starring: Sorcha Groundsell, Percelle Ascott, Guy Pearce, Jóhannes Hauker Jóhannesson, Laura Birn, Sam Hazeldine
Premiere Date: August 28, 2018 (all episodes streaming)
Netflix’s upcoming teen drama takes star-crossed lovers to a new level by adding in a supernatural factor. June and Harry run away to start a new life together but June also happens to be a shape-shifter. There also happens to be many more out there with the same abilities and a professor thinks he has a cure. The debut season, which was shot in Britain and Norway, will consist of eight episodes.
5. Jack Ryan
Starring: John Krasinski, Abbie Cornish, Wendell Pierce, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, Amir El-Masry
Network: Amazon Prime Video
Premiere Date: August 31, 2018
Jack Ryan, the popular character created by author Tom Clancy will once again be brought to life for a live-action project. This time around, John Krasinski portrays Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst forced out of his desk job and thrown into the field. His work takes him across Europe and the Middle East as he hunts down a terrorist threat. Even before the series debut, Amazon renewed it for a second season and cast actress Noomi Rapace in an upcoming role.
Which new shows are you most looking forward to in August? Tell us in the comments below!