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Here’s what’s new on Netflix in August 2021 — and what’s leaving

It’s another busy month, with ’30 Rock’ and ‘Friday Night Lights,’ the teen rom-coms ‘The Kissing Booth 3’ and ‘He’s All That,’ the return of Marie Kondo and much more

Kyle Chandler stars in "Friday Night Lights," coming to Netflix on Aug. 1.

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Netflix Inc. has another month packed with new offerings this August, but the two biggest additions ended their critically acclaimed runs almost a decade ago.

Those would be all seven seasons of “30 Rock,” the brilliantly madcap sitcom starring Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan, as well as all five seasons of “Friday Night Lights.” the high school football drama that’s about so much more than just high school football, starring Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton and Zach Gilford. Both binge-worthy favorites will stream starting Aug. 1.

Netflix NFLX, +0.49% has a promising slate of movies on tap as well, including “The Kissing Booth 3” (Aug. 11), the third and final installment of the popular teen romance starring Joey King; “Beckett” (Aug. 13), a thriller starring John David Washington as an American tourist in Greece who gets caught up in a deadly conspiracy; “Sweet Girl” (Aug. 23), a “Taken”-like action thriller starring Jason Momoa; and “He’s All That” (Aug. 27), a gender-flipped reboot of the ’90s teen rom-com “She’s All That,” as an influencer (Addison Rae) is tasked with turning a loser (Tanner Buchanan) into the prom king.

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Among original series, there’s Paris Hilton’s new cooking show, “Cooking With Paris” (Aug 4); “Hit & Run” (Aug. 6), an international thriller from the creators of “Fauda” and “The Killing,” about a husband uncovering a conspiracy surrounding his wife’s death; the once-a-week sports documentary series “Untold” (starting Aug. 10); “Brand New Cherry Flavor” (Aug. 13), a supernatural revenge/horror limited series set in 1990s Los Angeles; “The Chair” (Aug. 20), a dark comedy starring Sandra Oh as a university professor-turned-department chair; “The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf” (Aug. 23), an anime spinoff of the hit fantasy series; “Clickbait” (Aug. 25), a limited-series thriller starring Adrian Grenier as a man who gets kidnapped and reappears online with a sign reading “I abuse women. At 5 million views, I die”; and “Sparking Joy” (Aug. 31), a new docuseries from Marie Kondo as the organization icon helps small businesses tidy up their workplaces.

Here’s the full list of what’s coming and going, as of Aug. 1 (release dates are subject to change):

What’s coming in August 2021

Aug. 1
30 Rock: Seasons 1-7
Beethoven
Beethoven’s 2nd
Beowulf
Catch Me If You Can
Darwin’s Game
Deep Blue Sea
The Edge of Seventeen
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Five Feet Apart
Friday Night Lights: Seasons 1-5
Good Luck Chuck
The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia
Hunter X Hunter (2011): Seasons 5-6
Inception
The Lincoln Lawyer
The Losers
The Machinist
Magnolia
Major Payne
My Girl
My Girl 2
The Net
The Original Kings of Comedy
Pineapple Express
Poms
Seabiscuit
Space Cowboys
Team America: World Police

Aug. 3
Pray Away — Netflix Documentary

Shiny_Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord — Netflix Documentary
Top Secret UFO Projects: Declassified — Netflix Series

Aug. 4
Aftermath
American Masters: Inventing David Geffen
Cocaine Cowboys: The Kings of Miami — Netflix Documentary

Control Z: Season 2 — Netflix Series
Car Masters: Rust to Riches: Season 3 — Netflix Series
Cooking With Paris — Netflix Series

Aug. 6
Hit & Run — Netflix Series

Navarasa — Netflix Series
The Swarm — Netflix Film
Vivo — Netflix Film

Aug. 8
Quartet

Aug. 9
Shaman King — Netflix Anime

Aug. 10
Gabby’s Dollhouse: Season 2 — Netflix Family
Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang — Netflix Comedy Special

Aug. 10
Untold: Malice at the Palace — Netflix Documentary (new films weekly)

Aug. 11
Bake Squad — Netflix Series

The Kissing Booth 3 — Netflix Film


La diosa del asfaltoMisha and the Wolves — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 12
AlRawabi School for Girls — Netflix Series
Lokillo: Nothing’s the Same — Netflix Comedy Special
Monster Hunter: Legends of the Guild — Netflix Anime

Aug. 13
Beckett — Netflix Film
Brand New Cherry Flavor — Netflix Series

Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Season 5 — Netflix Family
Gone for Good — Netflix Series
The Kingdom — Netflix Series
Valeria: Season 2 — Netflix Series

Aug. 15
Mother Goose Club: Seasons 3-4
Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Season 1
Winx Club: Season 6

Aug. 16
Walk of Shame

Aug. 17
Go! Go! Cory Carson: Season 5 — Netflix Family
Untold: Deal with the Devil — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 18
The Defeated — Netflix Series
Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes — Netflix Documentary
Out of My League — Netflix Film
The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student — Netflix Film

Aug. 19
Like Crazy

Aug. 20
The Chair — Netflix Series

Comedy Premium League — Netflix Series
Everything Will Be Fine — Netflix Series
The Loud House Movie — Netflix Family
Sweet Girl — Netflix Film

Aug. 23
The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf — Netflix Anime

Aug. 24
Oggy Oggy — Netflix Family
Untold: Caitlyn Jenner — Netflix Documentary

Aug. 25
Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed — Netflix Documentary
Clickbait — Netflix Series

John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer — Netflix Documentary
Motel Makeover — Netflix Series
The November Man
The Old Ways
Open Your Eyes — Netflix Series
Post Mortem: No One Dies in Skarnes — Netflix Series
Rainbow High: Part 2
Really Love
The River Runner
Tayo the Little Bus: Season 4
The Water Man

Aug. 26
Edens Zero — Netflix Anime
Family Reunion: Part 4 — Netflix Family

Aug. 27
D.P. — Netflix Series
He’s All That — Netflix Film
I Heart Arlo — Netflix Family
Titletown High — Netflix Series

Aug. 28
Bread Barbershop: Season 2
Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha — Netflix Series

Aug. 31
Sparking Joy — Netflix Series
Untold: Crime and Penalties — Netflix Documentary

What’s leaving in August


Aug. 1
American Assassin

Aug. 4
#cats_the_mewvie

Aug. 7
The Promise

Aug. 9
El Cartel: Season 1
El Cartel: Season 2
Nightcrawler

Aug. 12
Safety Not Guaranteed
Scary Movie 5

Aug. 14
Mother Goose Club: Seasons 1-2

Aug. 15
Jericho: Seasons 1-2
Wish I Was Here

Aug. 20
Kill the Irishman
Norm of the North: Keys to the Kingdom
The Founder

Aug. 22
1BR

Aug. 26
The Angry Birds Movie 2

Aug. 27
A Princess for Christmas

Aug. 29
Strange But True

Aug. 30
Casino Royale
The Eichmann Show
Full Out
Quantum of Solace
Stranger than Fiction

Aug. 31
Adrift
Angel Eyes
The Big Lebowski
Chinatown
The Departed
Election
The Girl Next Door
Hey Arnold! The Movie
Hot Rod
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
Love Actually
Love Happens
The Manchurian Candidate
Monsters vs. Aliens
The Muppets
Muppets Most Wanted
Nacho Libre
Moon Kingdom
Pootie Tang
The Prince & Me
Resident Evil: Afterlife
Resident Evil: Extinction
The Ring
Road to Perdition
The Social Network
Superbad
The Time Traveler’s Wife