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Everything New on Netflix South Africa This August

Now that The Witcher excitement has settled down, we can look forward to the month of August for new stuff to watch on Netflix. This month the most exciting new addition to the service is definitely the anticipated One Piece series. Filmed here in South Africa, the series is a live-action adaption of the popular anime and follows Monkey D. Luffy on a journey to find treasure.

Apart from that, Netflix also has some other exciting new shows and TVs headed your way. We have the third season of Ragnarok, the Heart of Stone film, the Zombieverse series and ‘another’ Nailed It.

Here are all the things you can watch on Netflix this August. Be sure to check out all the games coming your way this August here.

Netflix Licensed Content

28 Days -1 August 2023

After spiraling out of control at her sister’s wedding, a New York writer is forced to confront her addiction issues during a court-ordered rehab stay.

World War Z – 1 August

When a zombie pandemic threatens to destroy humanity, a former UN investigator goes on a perilous global journey to track down the source of the virus.

Mission: Impossible II – 13 August

When a rogue former agent threatens to deploy a deadly biological weapon, superspy Ethan Hunt races across the globe to stop him.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom – 16 August

As a volcanic eruption threatens Isla Nublar, Owen and Claire race to find sanctuary for the park’s dinosaurs — and become pawns in a nefarious scheme.

Ted 2 – 16 August

To save their marriage, Ted and Tami-Lynn decide to have a baby but need John’s help to prove in court that Ted is a person and qualified to parent.

Non-Branded titles are films and series created by other production companies and licensed to Netflix for streaming.  

Netflix Original Content

1 August 2023

Untold: Volume 3 – Netflix Documentary


  • 8 August 2023
  • 15 August 2023
  • 22 August 2023

The critically acclaimed docuseries UNTOLD returns with Volume 3, a four-week summer event that pulls back the curtain on epic tales from the wide (and wild) world of sports. From boxing to football to doping scandals, these new stories go well beyond the headlines and upend what we thought we knew. Premiering weekly, each character-driven story hinges on candid, intimate first-person accounts from those who lived it – to reveal the grit, resilience, heartbreak, triumph, and even humor beneath the sweat.

2 August 2023

Soulcatcher – Netflix Film

A military contractor hired to seize a weapon that turns people into savage killers seeks revenge when his brother falls victim to the device.

Soulcatcher – Netflix Film

Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food – Netflix Documentary

Through revealing interviews with experts and victims’ families, this gripping documentary examines the problem of deadly foodborne illness in the US.

3 August 2023

The Lincoln Lawyer: Season 2 Part 2 – Netflix Series

As Lisa’s trial approaches, Mickey faces doubts, setbacks and unexpected revelations. Lorna and Cisco plan for their big day, while Izzy makes big moves.

Heartstopper: Season 2 – Netflix Series

With exams, a school trip to Paris and prom on the horizon, Nick, Charlie and the gang must navigate the next stages of life, love and friendship.

Head to Head – Netflix Film

Hilarity meets danger when a lovesick chauffeur and a bootleg mechanic mistakenly pick up a retired crime lord, igniting a wild, life-changing adventure.

Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead – Netflix Film

Bullied by his boss, worked around the clock, he’s nothing more than a corporate drone. All it takes is a zombie outbreak for him to finally feel alive!

The Last Hours of Mario Biondo – Netflix Documentary

Questions persist about the last night of Mario Biondo, the husband of Spanish TV host Raquel Sánchez Silva. This true-crime series uncovers new details.

4 August 2023

The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge – Netflix Series

After 7 seasons of eating A LOT of debatably edible treats, Nicole and Jacques are ready to up the ante and give a group of motivated but inexperienced bakers the opportunity of a lifetime. Over the course of 10 episodes, Nicole and Jacques will provide 10 bakers with every tool and resource they need to go from OH NO to PRO. They’ll be coached by world-renowned pastry chefs and be given the training necessary for a professional baker to succeed. The stakes and bakes are higher than ever because only the best bakers will make it to the end and compete for a huge cash prize that can help make their baking dreams come true!

Fatal Seduction: Volume 2 – Netflix Series

The dark and mysterious erotic thriller series from Steven Pillemer returns for a new season of lust, longing and betrayal.

7 August 2023

Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 8 – Netflix Kids & Family Series

With all new songs and all new friends, the fun times never end for Gabby and her cute cat, Pandy Paws. Want to come along? It’s time to get tiny.

8 August 2023

Zombieverse – Netflix Series

In Seoul, where a zombie virus outbreak has run amok, who will outwit the undead in the face of challenging quests and come out alive?

The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh Part 2 – Netflix Film

Reunited with Lancelot for the first time since their tragic accident, Tristan must learn to conquer his inner demons in order to save his mother’s life.

9 August 2023

Ladies First: A Story of Women in Hip-Hop – Netflix Documentary

Rappers, writers and experts detail the influence of women on hip-hop music and culture in this docuseries honouring the trailblazers and game-changers.

10 August 2023

Painkiller – Netflix Series

A fictionalized retelling of events, PAINKILLER is a scripted limited series that explores some of the origins and aftermath of the opioid crisis in America, highlighting the stories of the perpetrators, victims, and truth-seekers whose lives are forever altered by the invention of OxyContin. An examination of crime, accountability, and the systems that have repeatedly failed hundreds of thousands of Americans, PAINKILLER is based on the book PAIN KILLER by Barry Meier and the New Yorker Magazine article ‘The Family That Built the Empire of Pain’ by Patrick Radden Keefe. Executive produced by Eric Newman, Pete Berg, Alex Gibney, and showrunners/creators Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. Starring Uzo Aduba, Matthew Broderick, Taylor Kitsch, Dina Shihabi, and West Duchovny.

Jagun Jagun – Netflix Film

A young man determined to become a powerful warrior joins an elite army, encountering the wrath of a maniacal warlord and the love of a fierce woman.

Marry My Dead Body – Netflix Film

After finding an odd envelope, Policeman Ming-han’s life takes a spooky turn: He’s now wed to a ghost husband, and they must solve a crime together.

Mech Cadets – Netflix Kids & Family Series

An underdog teen joins a group of young Cadets who’ve been chosen to bond with Robo Mechs from space and defend Earth against alien invaders.

11 August 2023

Heart of Stone – Netflix Film

An intelligence operative for a shadowy global peacekeeping agency races to stop a hacker from stealing its most valuable — and dangerous — weapon.

Down for Love – Netflix Documentary

A heartwarming quest for love, this feel-good reality show follows several people with Down syndrome as they navigate the trials and triumphs of dating.

12 August 2023

Behind Your Touch – Netflix Series

A psychic vet and a detective join forces to crack small-town cases — but their skills are tested when they unravel a chilling serial killer mystery.

15 August 2023

Jared Freid: 37 and Single  – Netflix Comedy Special

Introducing Jared Freid’s hilarious stand-up comedy special, “37 & Single”. In this uproarious performance, Jared, a self-proclaimed expert on the single life, takes us on a wild ride through the ups and downs of navigating the modern dating world. With a humorously annoyed perspective, he hilariously tackles the frustrations of apps, awkward set-ups, and the constant reminders from friends who have moved into the next phase of life.

16 August 2023

At Home With The Furys – Netflix Series

Undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury retires from boxing to embrace the eccentricities of family life in this hilarious and heartfelt docusoap.

The Chosen One – Netflix Series

Jodie, a twelve-year-old living in Baja California Sur, discovers he has Jesus-like powers. Will he answer his calling and fulfil his destiny?

DEPP V HEARD – Netflix Documentary

Depp v Heard is a three-part series examining the infamous defamation case that captured the world’s attention and became the world’s first trial by TikTok. Showing both testimonies side-by-side for the first time, this series explores this global media event, questioning the nature of truth and the role it plays in our modern society.

17 August 2023

The Upshaws: Part 4 – Netflix Series

A working-class Black family in Indiana strives for a better life and a happy home while juggling everyday struggles in this comedy series.

My Dad the Bounty Hunter: Season 2 – Netflix Kids & Family Series

The hunter becomes the hunted when Terry mysteriously goes missing, leaving his wife, kids — and Blobby — to search for him all over the universe.

18 August 2023

Mask Girl – Netflix Series

An office worker who is insecure about her looks becomes a masked internet personality by night — until a chain of ill-fated events overtakes her life.

Love, Sex and 30 Candles – Netflix Film

In the year they all turn 30, four best friends navigate relationships, heartbreak and a shocking development that threatens to tear them apart.

10 Days of a Bad Man – Netflix Film

Battered, broken and bereaved, a private investigator must muscle his way through a tangle of lies to uncover the truth behind a mansion murder.

The Monkey King – Netflix Kids & Family Film

A monkey and his magical fighting stick team up on an epic quest, battling demons, dragons, gods and the greatest adversary of all: = Monkey’s own ego!

22 August 2023

LIGHTHOUSE – Netflix Series

Two leading entertainers casually get together for some real talk, shedding light on their vulnerabilities and worries, with lots of laughs along the way.

23 August 2023

Destined with You – Netflix Series

A lawyer bound by a centuries-old curse becomes entangled with a civil servant who holds the key to his freedom — igniting an unexpected romance.

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On: Season 2 – Netflix Series


  • 23 August 2023 – Ep1-8
  • 30 August 2023 –  Ep9-10

Five different couples, on the verge of marriage. One partner is ready to get married, the other isn’t quite as sure. An ultimatum is issued – and in just over eight weeks, they must commit to marriage, or move on. In the meantime, each will choose a new potential partner from one of the other couples, in a life-changing opportunity to get a glimpse of two different possible futures.

Squared Love Everlasting – Netflix Film

A flashy influencer and a down-to-earth teacher’s committed relationship gets tested when a person from the past threatens their happily ever after.

24 August 2023

Ragnarok: Season 3 – Netflix Series

With the lines between good and evil blurred, Magne’s fortitude is about to face its ultimate trial in an epic final battle of gods against giants.

Who is Erin Carter? – Netflix Series

A British expat’s tranquil life in Barcelona spirals out of control when an armed robbery at a supermarket exposes her secret… and violent past.

Baki Hanma: Season 2 Part 2 – Netflix Series

New episodes of the martial-arts anime series.

25 August 2023

Killer Book Club – Netflix Film

Eight horror-loving friends fight for their lives when a killer clown who seems to know the grim secret they share begins to pick them off, one by one.

You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah – Netflix Film

Best friends Stacy and Lydia are both planning epic bat mitzvahs. But it all unravels when a popular boy — and middle school drama — threaten to ruin everything. Idina Menzel, Jackie Sandler, Adam Sandler, Sadie Sandler and Sunny Sandler star in this smartly edgy coming-of-age comedy.

30 August 2023

Miss Adrenaline: A Tale of Twins – Netflix Series

A competitive biker takes the identity of her long-lost identical twin sister to bring her killers to justice and get the truth behind their separation.

The Great Seduction – Netflix Film

Live to 100: Secrets of the Blue Zones – Netflix Documentary

Travel around the world with author Dan Buettner to discover five unique communities where people live extraordinarily long and vibrant lives.

31 August 2023

One Piece – Netflix Series

Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, ONE PIECE is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn.

Choose Love – Netflix Film

Cami Conway has it all until she comes face to face with a kaleidoscope of tempting but tough choices. What she chooses depends wholly on you, the viewer. But be careful! Things don’t always play out like you think!

Karate Sheep: Season 2 – Netflix Kids & Family Series

Armed with karate skills — and super cool gadgets — Wanda and Trico are back to protect their fluffy sheep friends from the wickedly hungry Wolf.


Guns & Gulaabs – Netflix Series

In the cartel-run town of Gulaabgunj, an unprecedented opium deal pulls a big-city cop and a lovesick mechanic into its chaotic clutches.

Risqué Business: Taiwan  – Netflix Series

Shin Dong-youp and Sung Si-kyung embark on a laughter-filled journey to Taiwan, aiming to gain a deeper understanding of its sex culture and business.

Netflix Games Now Available

OXENFREE II: Lost Signals – Netflix Games

Sonic Prime Dash – Netflix Games

Too Hot To Handle 2 – Netflix Games

The Queen’s Gambit Chess – Netflix Games

Cut the Rope Daily – Netflix Games

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