7 new movies and TV shows on Netflix, Prime Video, HBO Max and more this weekend (August 19)


August has already offered Prey, The Sandman, and Day Shift on streaming services, but this weekend welcomes a whole different caliber of new movies and TV shows.

Leading the charge is Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon, which begins streaming on HBO Max from Sunday. She-Hulk: Attorney at Law looks set to bring even more Marvel madness to Disney Plus, while Apple TV Plus, Paramount Plus, and even Peacock are also getting some exciting new additions.

Below, we’ve rounded up seven of the biggest new movies and TV shows available to watch on streaming services this weekend.

House of the Dragon (HBO Max)

Without a doubt, HBO’s first true Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon, is among the most anticipated new series of 2022.

Based on author George RR Martin’s 2018 novel Fire and Blood, the show – set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones – centers on the origins of the Targaryen dynasty. Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans and Emma D’Arcy are just a small part of its vast ensemble cast, and a total of 17 different dragons are expected to feature.

“It’s powerful, it’s visceral, it’s dark, it’s like a Shakespearian tragedy,” Martin promised fans, so we expect battles, bloodshed and lots of betrayal. The first episode of House of the Dragon is available to stream starting Sunday on HBO Max, with its remaining nine entries set to arrive weekly. UK viewers will be able to catch the show on Sky Atlantic and Now TV. Find out when it will be available to stream in your region of the world by also using our handy Episode 1 release time guide.

Available to stream on HBO Max in the US and Sky and Now TV in the UK from Sunday.

She-Hulk: Lawyer (Disney Plus)

Marvel fans, August hasn’t forgotten you – She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has started streaming on Disney Plus.

We’ll just go on and give you the official synopsis for this one: the series follows Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany) as she navigates the complicated life of a single thirty-something lawyer who also happens to be a green 6-7 inch Super Powered Hulk.

Sounds ridiculous, right? Absolutely. But Jennifer Walters – aka She-Hulk – is actually a real Marvel character, first appearing in 1980’s The Savage She-Hulk #1. As for where the series sits in Marvel’s elaborate elaboration Phase 4 chronology? We can’t tell you. And neither does its director. But hey, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law looks a lot of fun regardless. Read our exclusive, in-depth interview with showrunner Jessica Gao and director Kat Coiro to learn more about its development.

Now available to stream on Disney Plus.

Undeclared War (peacock)

Peacock subscribers can get in on the action this weekend with The Undeclared War, a new spy thriller series from Wolf Hall showrunner Peter Kosminsky.

This follows a group of British intelligence analysts who, in the run-up to a crucial general election, work to thwart a series of potentially catastrophic cyberattacks. Mark Rylance, Simon Pegg, Alex Jennings and Adrian Lester lead its cast.

At the sound of things, The Undeclared War might be a perfect choice for fans of Jed Mercurio’s Line of Duty or, more recently, Apple’s Slow Horses. All six episodes are available to stream now on Peacock in the US and Channel 4 in the UK.

Now available to stream on Peacock.

Bad Sisters (Apple TV Plus)

Apple TV Plus subscribers have yet another critically acclaimed series to ponder this weekend in the form of Bad Sisters.

An English adaptation of a popular Belgian production, this one centers on the titular Garvey sisters, who, according to Apple, “are bound together by the untimely death of their parents and the promises they made to always protect each other. others”.

Sure, that synopsis sounds suitably dark, but Bad Sisters is actually a dark comedy (led by its showrunner, Sharon Horgan), and has received rave reviews for being a “joyful, chaotic ride.” The first two episodes of the series are available to stream now, with the remaining nine due to arrive weekly.

Now available to stream on Apple TV.

Orphan: First Murder (Paramount Plus)

Speaking of orphans, Orphan: First Kill is streaming now on Paramount Plus.

One of the few new horror movies set to arrive in 2022, this prequel to the surprisingly popular 2009 film by Jaume Collet-Serra finds Esther (aka the orphan) posing as the missing daughter of a wealthy American family after escaping from an Estonian mental institution. . Gruesome stuff.

Few reviews for the movie have yet to hit the web, but we bet fans of the original Orphan will find plenty of similar gory thrills to enjoy in Orphan: First Kill.

Now available to stream on Paramount Plus.

Echoes (Netflix)

13 Reasons Why creator Brian Yorkey returns to Netflix‘s writers room this weekend with a new thriller series, Echoes.

In this seven-episode show, Michelle Monaghan plays an identical pair of twins, Leni and Gina, who regularly swap identities in order to take advantage of each other’s different homes, partners, and… children? Yes, this all sounds suitably weird, but things get even more complicated when one of the twins goes missing. Matt Bomer and Daniel Sunjata are also playing.

Echoes sounds, to us, like a twisted mix of Freaky Friday and Gone Girl – but if that’s your type of movie, we’re more than happy to recommend it.

Now available to stream on Netflix.

Making the Cut season 3 (Prime Video)

We’ll level you up: We’ve only included the third season of Making the Cut on this week’s list in fairness to Prime Video subscribers. But hey, who doesn’t love a good serving of reality TV?

As usual in this fashion-based series, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn give 12 new designers challenges and missions that will test their design skills and ability to run a business.

We don’t know what more to say about this one. If you love fashion, go for it. Otherwise, watch House of the Dragon instead.

Now available to stream on Prime Video.


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