Summer is in full swing, and video content platforms seem to be adopting a calmer pace for this month of August.
After difficult months, and even more hardships to pass for many countries around the world, Netflix, Amazon, Apple and Disney are betting this month on the return of sure values and some light novelties, to relax the atmosphere. But the extremely unstable political climate is also tending to platforms for the dissemination of documentaries shedding light on the world situation.
Project Power - Netflix
What could be better than a superheroic tale worn by Jamie Foxx to relax in front of the TV? " Nothing », Seems to answer us Netflix, which signs with Project Power a film at the confluence of genres.
When a mysterious pill giving people who ingest it random superpowers begins to spill over in New Orleans, a cop (Joseh Gordon-Levitt) teams up with a drug dealer (Dominique Fishback) and a veteran (Jamie Foxx) to come back up. the trace of this new kind of drug.
Project Power, available on Netflix August 14.
The United States, Land of Immigration - Netflix
Highly political and current docu-series, The United States, Land of Immigration compiles three years of investigations by directors Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau of immigration officials, border police and claimants for US resident status.
In a country which is once again tearing itself apart over identity issues, and whose American dream has been chipped away by an administration which advocates " them against us », This documentary in six episodes draws up a bitter observation of the American situation. Without forgetting to recall that the country was precisely built on the variegated origins of its pioneers.
The United States, Land of Immigration, available on Netflix August 3.
Boys State - Apple TV +
Distributed by the very sharp A24, this documentary signed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine tells the very concept of democracy through the prism of 1 Texan teenagers who, each year, are invited to build a government from a blank page.
A heated competition, from which only one will emerge victorious, and will become governor of his state.
A documentary notably awarded the grand jury prize at the prestigious Sundance Festival in the United States.
Boys state, available on Apple TV + on August 14.
Hoops (Season 1) - Netflix
In this animated series for adults, a basketball coach finds himself at the head of a terrible team that he challenges himself to take to the top. One way for the character played by Jake Johnson (New Girl) regain self-confidence and control over his life.
Hoops, season 1 available on Netflix August 21.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend - Netflix
After a small delay in ignition (the episode was expected last May), this interactive episode Bandersnatch offers itself as an additional treat to fans of the four seasons of the Tina Fey series.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. The Reverend, available August 5 on Netflix.
The Rain (Season 3) - Netflix
As if to cool us off from the summer temperatures, Netflix will offer its Danish series The Rain a final season in August.
After a torrential rain eradicates the Scandinavian population, two young adults clash over which path to take to rebuild society.
The Rain, final season available on Netflix on August 6.
Narnia Trilogy - Disney +
Skipping new original content this month, Disney + will add the third and final installment of the trilogy to its catalog Chronicles of Narnia: The Dawn Treader Odyssey.
Still on the theme of the fantastic, Disney + will also host the first three seasons of the series Once Upon a Time on its platform.
Chronicles of Narnia, the trilogy available on Disney + on August 7th.
3% (Season 4) - Netflix
After The Rain, it's another farewell that Netflix will sign in August. The Brazilian thriller series, which was the subject of an episode of The Screen Watch [s], will come to an end in a fourth and final season.
3%, final season available on Netflix August 14.
Biohackers (Season 1) - Netflix
In this new German series, a young student in the footsteps of the person responsible for her family tragedy finds herself embroiled in a group that seeks to take herself for God by conducting genetic experiments.
A rather successful techno-thriller photography, which explores themes relating to bioethics.
Biohackers, season 1 available on Netflix August 20.
Fast and Furious 8 - Netflix
Finally, since we will probably not be able to enjoy any blockbuster in theaters this summer, Netflix is adding to its catalog the penultimate part of the saga. Fast and Furious.
Enough to revise your mechanical skills before a well-deserved departure on vacation.
Fast and Furious 8, available on Netflix August 16.
And you, what film, series or documentary are you looking forward to the most in August 2020?