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What's Coming To Netflix This Month? WAKANDA FOREVER (And An 'Iron Fist' For... Whenever)

By Tori Preston | Streaming | August 31, 2018 |

By Tori Preston | Streaming | August 31, 2018 |

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Yo, I heard September is happening, like, tomorrow or something? Which means we’re one step closer to complaining about seasonal latte flavors and getting a whole lotta new stuff up on our Flix of Net! Before we get to the full list of what’s arriving this month, here’s some top picks to keep your eyes open for:

The Unoriginals: It’s easy to get distracted by the ever-churning content machine that is Netflix, but next month they’re getting some exciting non-Netflix movies added to their platform. Like, oh gee I dunno… BLACK PANTHER?! Or as I like to think of it: “SHURI FOREVER”! That’ll be up on September 4. Then later in the month you can catch up on two other recent films that earned the admiration of the Overlords: Ava DuVernay’s magical A Wrinkle In Time (9/25) and… motherf—kin’ The Hurricane Heist (9/26). And yes, that’s probably the only time those two movies will be spoken of in the same breath.

As for The Originals:

The Other, Lesser Mystically-Powered Marvel Hero: Iron Fist Season 2

I’m intrigued by Alice Eve’s turn as Typhoid Mary, but honestly I’m only gonna be watching for Misty and Colleen. Launches September 7.

The One To Feed Your Obsession With Baby Mark Ruffalo: Sierra Burgess Is A Loser

Get another dose of Barb, Cyrano de Bergerac, and your new internet boyfriend Noah Centineo! Available September 7.

That Cartoon That Makes You Think And Feel Stuff: BoJack Horseman: Season 5

It doesn’t look like Netflix has released a trailer yet, but they did offer up this new image! The new season launches September 14.
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That Show That’ll Probably Only Last A Season: Norm MacDonald has a Show

Will it survive, or will Norm end up like Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf (i.e. out of a paycheck after a single season)? The experiment begins September 14!

The One That Looks REALLY REALLY PRETTY: Maniac

We’ve talked about this trailer before. But have we talked about how much we miss director Cary Fukunaga’s man-bun? Not that it has anything to do with this trippy limited series (which debuts on September 21). It’s just something I think about. A lot.

The One About The Dude Who Never Knows When To Shut Up: Quincy

We’ve already established that Quincy Jones is probably the most interesting man in the world, based on his too-honest (bordering on straight dishy) answers in every interview ever. So the question is: will this biographical documentary by his daughter Rashida Jones offer any more fascinating tidbits of celebrity lore? We’ll find out September 21!

New On Netflix (Originals in Bold)

Avail. 9/1/18

10,000 B.C.
Another Cinderella Story
August Rush
Bruce Almighty
Fair Game
Groundhog Day
King Kong

La Catedral del Mar — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In 14th-century Barcelona, a serf’s determined climb to wealth and freedom incurs the disdain of the noble class and the suspicion of the Inquisition.

Martian Child

Inspired by Khon dance drama and Thai martial arts, a fighter scarred by the past joins forces with a determined cop to battle an organized crime ring.

Mr. Sunshine — NETFLIX ORIGINAL (Streaming Every Saturday)
A young boy who ends up in the U.S. after the 1871 Shinmiyangyo incident returns to Korea at a historical turning point and falls for a noblewoman.

Nacho Libre
Pearl Harbor

Her dad’s deathbed confession leads Julia to discover she has more than 100 brothers and two sisters: troubled TV star Roxy and uptight lawyer Edie.

Spider-Man 3
Summer Catch
Sydney White
The Ant Bully
The Breakfast Club
The Cider House Rules
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Keeping Hours
The River Wild
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Two Weeks Notice

Avail. 9/2/18

Disney’s Lilo & Stitch
Disney’s The Emperor’s New Groove
Quantico: Season 3

Avail. 9/3/18

A Taiwanese Tale of Two Cities — NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Two brainy beauty queens — same heritage, on separate coasts — and one fateful decision that soon links their paths.

Avail. 9/4/18

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther


Avail. 9/5/18

Van Helsing: Season 2
Wentworth: Season 6

Avail. 9/6/18

Once Upon a Time: Season 7

Avail. 9/7/18

Atypical: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
While Elsa and Doug face the aftermath of their marriage crisis and Casey tries to adjust to her new school, Sam prepares for life after graduation.

Cable Girls: Season 3— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
After a tragedy, Lidia fights passionately for her family, Carlota finds her voice, Ángeles goes undercover and Marga reveals a talent for accounting.

Women who’ve been sexually brutalized in war-torn Congo begin to heal at City of Joy, a center that helps them regain a sense of self and empowerment.


Filmmakers go inside Georgia’s Gwinnett County Jail to capture two days that define an inmate’s experience: the first and last.

Marvel’s Iron Fist: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With the defeat of the Hand, Chinatown is left vulnerable to turf wars, and Danny must protect the streets of New York.

A friendship with a top-secret robot turns a lonely girl’s life into a thrilling adventure as they take on bullies, evil bots and a scheming madman.

Sierra Burgess Is A Loser— NETFLIX FILM
Smart high school girl Sierra teams up with a more popular girl hoping to win over her crush. Starring Shannon Purser (Barb on “Stranger Things”).

Stretch Armstrong & the Flex Fighters: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Wrongly accused for the attack on Rook Tower, the Flex Fighters must protect their city as wanted men. Will Charter City ever trust them again?

The Most Assassinated Woman in the World— NETFLIX FILM
In 1930s Paris, an actress famous for her gory death scenes at the Grand Guignol Theater contends with a mysterious stalker and ghosts from her past.

Avail. 9/10/18

Call the Midwife: Series 7

Avail. 9/11/18

Daniel Sloss: Live Shows— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The dark mind of Daniel Sloss is back, and he’s ready to find the funny in some very taboo topics, from the deeply personal to the highly irreverent.

The Resistance Banker— NETFLIX FILM
Risking his family and future, a banker in occupied Amsterdam slows the Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the resistance.

Avail. 9/12/18

Blacklist: Season 5

At Korea’s top university medical center, ideals and interests collide between a patient-centered ER doctor and the hospital’s newly-appointed CEO.

Arrested for a drug-related offense, Stefano Cucchi suffers at the hands of Italy’s Carabinieri police and a broken legal system. Based on true events.

Avail. 9/14/18

American Vandal: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
In the wake of the first documentary’s success, Peter and Sam seek a new case and settle on a stomach-churning mystery at a Washington high school.

When high schooler Ichigo is suddenly given reaper abilities, he really wants to give the powers back. But he’ll have to reap some souls first.

Boca Juniors Confidential— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This docuseries profiles Argentine soccer power Boca Juniors, highlighting the relationships between coaches and players as they contend for trophies.

BoJack Horseman: Season 5— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
BoJack’s back on screen as the star of “Philbert,” a new detective series produced by Princess Carolyn. But his demons are out in full force.

Car Masters: Rust to Riches— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The colorful crew at Gotham Garage overhauls an eclectic collection of cars, trading their way up to a showstopper they can sell for big bucks.

Ingobernable: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Emilia takes on the leader of a drug trafficking empire in her fight to reunite her family and reduce corruption in her country.

After causing the near extinction of mankind seven years ago, genius scientist Leon Lau must now fight the ecological disaster he unwittingly created.

Norm Macdonald has a Show— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian Norm Macdonald hosts this talk show with celebrity guests, unexpected conversation and a behind-the-scenes view into Norm’s world.

Super Monsters Monster Party: Songs— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Sing along and move to this groovy collection of music videos featuring monster friends Katya, Lobo, Zoe, Drac, Cleo and Frankie!

While operating at the highest levels of Egypt’s government, Ashraf Marwan walks a dangerously thin line as a spy for Israel. Based on a true story.

Two human princes forge an unlikely bond with the elven assassin sent to kill them, embarking on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands.

The Land of Steady Habits— NETFLIX FILM
After leaving his wife and his job to find happiness, Anders begins a clumsy, heartbreaking quest to reassemble the pieces of his fractured life.

The World’s Most Extraordinary Homes: Season 2 Part A— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Piers and Caroline head to Portugal, Switzerland, Japan and the United States to tour more one-of-a-kind homes with extraordinary architecture.

Avail. 9/15/18

Inside The Freemasons: Season 1

Avail. 9/16/18

Role Models
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Avail. 9/17/18

The Witch

Avail. 9/18/18

American Horror Story: Cult

D.L. Hughley: Contrarian— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Comedian D.L. Hughley riffs on politics, “Black Panther,” his upbringing and more in a rapid-fire stand-up show at Philadelphia’s Merriam Theater.

Avail. 9/21/18

Over the course of the fishing season, a group of fishing boats pursues the lucrative albacore tuna in the competitive waters off the Oregon coast.

Recently stationed Air Self-Defense Force rookie Hisone Amakasu is chosen by a dragon concealed within Gifu Air Base to be his pilot.

Join Hilda as she travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to Trolberg, a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures.

Maniac: Limited Series— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Two strangers find themselves caught up in a mind-bending pharmaceutical trial gone awry. Starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Nappily Ever After— NETFLIX FILM
Violet has it all: the perfect job, the perfect relationship and the perfect hair. Until she doesn’t. What happens when being perfect isn’t enough?

The life and career of legendary music producer Quincy Jones are traced in this biographical documentary directed by his daughter, Rashida Jones.

Honest cop Tony Jr. gets advice from his unscrupulous father, retired NYPD officer Tony Sr., about everything from his job to his love life.

Avail. 9/23/18

The Walking Dead: Season 8

Avail. 9/25/18

Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time
Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Avail. 9/26/18

Norsemen: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
The sea road to the west has been found, but Norheim’s villagers must still cope with power struggles and the ever-present threat of Jarl Varg.

The Hurricane Heist

Avail. 9/28/18

Chef’s Table: Volume 5— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This season, meet four innovative chefs who are shaking up the food culture in Philadelphia, Istanbul, Bangkok and Barcelona.

El Marginal: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Set three years before the first season, this award-winning Argentine series explores the backstory of criminals and cops operating in the shadows of San Onofre.

Kai grows up playing an old piano discarded in the woods; Shuhei’s father is a famous pianist. Their chance meeting transforms their lives and music.

Hold the Dark— NETFLIX FILM
Summoned to a remote Alaskan village to search for wolves that took a local boy, a naturalist soon finds himself caught in a harrowing mystery.

Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
This season, Jack and his not-so-adventurous dad, Michael, tackle Europe, including the Bavarian Alps, Istanbul, Budapest, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.

Lessons From A School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Devastated by the school shooting in his town, a priest from Sandy Hook, Connecticut, bonds with a Scottish priest who experienced a similar tragedy.

War looms over the kingdom of Neunatia, where two young women are both burdened and blessed by the power of song.

Get to know the opulent lifestyles and infamous dynasties of Mexico City’s socialites and the expats vying for a spot in their exclusive social order.

Reboot: The Guardian Code: Season 2— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
With Megabyte, Hexadecimal and the evil Sourcerer still at large, the rebooted Guardians face a new season of threats — both at home and online.

Skylanders Academy: Season 3— NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Season 3 finds Spyro and the Skylanders forging unexpected alliances, taking on new adventures and even straddling the line between good and evil.

After the death of their parents, two sisters move back to their childhood home, where one sibling claims to be able to see a dark presence.

Two Catalonias— NETFLIX FILM
Lawmakers and activists with conflicting ideologies speak about the complexities of Catalonia’s politics and the fight for its independence from Spain.

Avail. 9/30/18

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Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba

Image sources (in order of posting): Disney/Marvel, Netflix