New Movies and TV Shows in August 2022
It may seem like we all just said goodbye to Obi Wan Kenobi and Ms. Marvelbut Disney+ UK is already set to unveil its latest TV series from the lucrative franchise worlds of the two star wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The first out of the blocks this month is She-Hulk: Lawyerstarring Tatiana Maslany as Bruce Banner’s cousin, with A thug prequel Andor bringing Diego Luna back to the galaxy far, far away later in the month.
Elsewhere, Dan Trachtenberg has since directed 10 Cloverfield Lane in the plains of America in the 18th century for its Predator prequel Prey. There’s Considerably Less Heartbreak In The Month’s Other Major Release – Pixar Light yearheading to streaming after its theatrical release earlier this year.
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Here’s what’s coming to Disney+ UK this month…
Original movies coming to Disney+ UK in August 2022
Light year (August 3)
Only one month after its arrival at the cinema, toy story spin off Light year should be available to stream on Disney+. Designed in the vein of a classic space adventure movie, it’s billed as the movie toy story‘s Andy watched what made him fall in love with space and encouraged his mom to buy him a Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday.
Chris Evans- replacing Tim Allen – voices Buzz as he must team up with a ragtag group of dedicated but talentless volunteers to fight off an invasion of robots to correct a mistake he made years before. There is also a cameo for bonafide British astronaut Tim Peake.
Prey (5 August)
Four years after Shane Black The predator was met with critical raspberries, there’s another attempt to revive the franchise along the way. This time, however, it’s something quite different. With 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg at the helm, Prey sets the action in 1719 and focuses on the Comanches as they attempt to use their hunting skills to survive when a predator lands near their home.
Amber Midthunder leads the cast as the warrior Naru in what is sure to be a breakout role, while former basketball player Dane DiLiegro portrays the intimidating physique of the Predator.
Original TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in August 2022
Lego Star Wars Summer Vacation (5 August)
This anthology special follows Finn and his friends as he takes them on a journey via the Galactic Starcruiser. He separates from his buddies, however, and encounters the Force ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa. Oddly enough, they take the opportunity to tell him about vacation misadventures. Even more bizarrely, the cast of this special includes Weird Al Yankovic. It could get weird.
Bluey S3, Part 1 (August 10)
Having become a cartoon juggernaut in recent years, the latest series of Bluey is now coming to Disney+ in time for summer vacation. The Australian anime’s third season about the adventures of a blue-heeled dog and his family has been split into two parts, with the first 25 episodes arriving this month.
I am Groot S1 (August 10)
Before there was Baby Yoda, there was Baby Groot. After dancing through the opening sequence of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, the little tree now faces five original shorts for Disney+. Vin Diesel is still the voice behind the famous three words.
This crazy guy S1 (August 12)
Comedian Chris Estrada is front and center in this 10-part comedy series set in South Central Los Angeles. He plays 30-year-old Julio, who is in an on-and-off relationship and works for a nonprofit seeking to rehabilitate gang members. When his ex-gang affiliated cousin, Luis, is released from prison, Julio and the rest of the family take him in.
She-Hulk: Lawyer (weekly from August 17)
Tatiana Maslany enters the green-hued world of 30-something lawyer Jennifer Walters in the latest Marvel series to land on Disney+. Walters has begun transforming into his superhero alter ego, but luckily has help in the form of his cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). He might just have a little experience dealing with angry green rage monsters.
Created by rick and morty writer Jessica Gao, the series seems to have a more overtly comedic tone than other MCU shows and has a supporting cast that includes Jameela Jamil and hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry.
Welcome to Wrexham (weekly from August 25)
In November 2020, Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham AFC – the third oldest professional football team in the world, currently competing in the National League. Welcome to Wrexham follows their attempts to bring the club back into the EFL, despite a complete lack of experience when it comes to owning a sports team.
The first two episodes will arrive on August 24, with new weekly installments thereafter.
Andor (weekly from August 31)
Diego Luna’s rebel pilot Cassian Andor was one of the most notable new characters introduced in 2016, which was well received Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. His intelligence activities are expected to be the focus of this series, in which Luna reprises the role. Described as a spy thriller, the 12-part series follows a cast of rebellious characters as they plot against the Galactic Empire.
The first two episodes will arrive on August 31, with new weekly installments thereafter. A second season, which will lead directly to the events of A thughas already been confirmed.
Other movies and TV shows coming to Disney+ UK in August 2022
Guilty by suspicion (1991)
The king of comedy (1982)
Once upon a time in America (1984)
A good woman (2004)
Love and other drugs (2010)
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