“The House of the Dragon”, prequel to “Game of Thrones” on the origin of the Targaryens, and “Andor”, the story of the galactic soldier Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), set in a time before the start of Star Wars, are two of the big series coming to platforms in August.
With summer in full swing, platforms are bolstering their offerings with some of the most anticipated series, like “A league apart”, “Sandman”, “Sisters to Death”, “She-Hulk: Lawyer Hulka” or the Spanish “Alma”.
Additionally, to complement the premiere of “House of the Dragon,” which arrives on HBO Max on August 19, parent series “Game of Thrones” will be available August 1, full and in high definition.
These are, by release date, some of the most notable titles.
“The emigrants”, the odyssey of the arrival in the USA in the 20th century
Day 2 (Filmin).- The biggest Scandinavian blockbuster of the season is this three-episode mini-series which adapts the homonymous novel by Vilhelm Moberg and tells the odyssey of a Swedish family who emigrated to the United States in the middle of the 19th century in pursuit of a dream of prosperity.
Directed by Erik Poppe, it has a budget of over 11 million euros, and stars Gustaf Skarsgård, Sofia Helin and singer Tove Lo.
Neil Gaiman, creator of “Sandman”, participates in the Netflix series
Día 5 (Netflix).- The most acclaimed comic by Neil Gaiman, “Sandman” da el salto a la pantalla in a series of real actions in which the creator of the comic strip participated in the creative process and is the author of the guion del first chapter.
Directed by David S. Goyer and Allan Heinberg, the series follows the people and places touched by Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), the Dream King, as he undoes the cosmic – and human – mistakes he made over the course of its long existence.
Sheridan Smith is “The Professor” who has a lot of problems
Day 9 (Film).- Four episode British mini-series, created by Mike Benson and Barunka O’Shaughnessy and starring Sheridan Smith, Samuel Bottomley, David Fleeshman and Sharon Rooney, ‘The Teacher Recounts the Troubles in which Jenna Garvey finds herself, a good teacher, much appreciated by her students, but with a somewhat chaotic life.
After a drunken night, she is accused of having had sex with one of her 15-year-old students; Jenna doesn’t remember anything and decides to plead guilty, to keep the boy out of trouble, but soon realizes that the evidence against him is false.
“Moonhaven”, six episodes of futuristic stories about the Moon
Day 11 (AMC+).- Peter Ocko’s creation, this suspense thriller is set in a utopian community built on the Moon where Bella Sway (Emma McDonald), smuggler and lunar freighter pilot, is framed for a crime and sent to Moonhaven, a colony located on the Moon where research is being conducted to end the problems threatening civilization on Earth.
“Forever”, Italian drama with many tears from love to hate
Day 11 (Sundance TV).- Italian drama in eight one-hour episodes, this production reveals the separation of Anna and Enrico whose house has become a prison after eleven years of marriage and their breakup, far from being peaceful, generates an ugly war where the custody of his son Pietro becomes the main battle.
An intimate, exciting and heartbreaking story in this series created by Giacomo Bendotti which stars Greta Scarano, Simone Liberati and Claudia Pandolfi.
From the film “Ellas dan el coup”, the series “A league apart”
Day 12 (Amazon Prime).- Inspired by the film “Ellas dan el coup”, the series follows a group of women who dream of playing professional baseball, while addressing issues such as race or sexuality, while the characters progress and off the pitch.
Told in eight episodes, “A League of Their Own” stars Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams and D’Arcy Carden in the lead roles.
“After the hurricane”, the fatal consequences of Katrina
12 (Apple TV +).- The “After the Hurricane” mini-series recounts in eight episodes the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina from the perspective of one of the hospitals at Ground Zero, based on the scary story he collects in his book Sheri Fink, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
In it, Vera Farmiga brings to life Dr. Anna Pou at the New Orleans Hospital, in which the continuous power cuts are accompanied by floods and temperature rises that occur in reality, circumstances that make medical assistance difficult and lead the protagonists to do extreme acts. decisions and to prioritize some lives over others.
Avocados can also become green superheroines
Day 17 (Disney+) Tatiana Maslany stars as a 30-year-old single lawyer specializing in superhero cases who has the power to transform into a six-foot super-powered green mace.
Created by Jessica Gao, director of the adult animated series “Rick and Morty”, “She-Hulk: She-Hulk Lawyer” brings together in its nine episodes a large number of veterans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including Mark Ruffalo as Smart Hulk, Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky/the Abomination, and Benedict Wong as Wong.
“Sisters to death”, dark novel, suspense and lots of laughs
Day 19 (Apple TV+) A blend of dark comedy and suspense set on the Irish coast, “Bad Sisters” – from creator and star Sharon Horgan – follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, brought together by the untimely death of their parents and the promise of always protect yourself.
In addition to Horgan, “Bad Sisters” stars Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene and Eve Hewson as the Garvey sisters. The first two chapters of the ten that make up the series will be published, then a new one every week, every Friday, until October 14.
Kike Maillo and Sergio G. Sánchez jump on television with the series “alma”
Day 19 (Netflix).- Filmmaker Kike Maillo, winner of the Goya for his science fiction film “Eva” (2011) continues to produce television series with “Alma”, a supernatural thriller he is making with director Sergio G. Sánchez (“The Secret of the Marrowbone”), show runner of the new television production.
Filmed almost entirely in the Principality of Asturias, “Alma” tells the story of Alma (Mireia Oriol) who, after surviving a bus accident in which almost all of her classmates died, wakes up in a hospital without no memory. Traumatized by the event, she suffers from night terrors and visions that she cannot untangle.
“The house of the dragon”, thus were the great-grandparents of Daenerys Targaryen
Day 19 (HBO Max).- This ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George RR Martin’s ‘Fire and Blood’ novel, is set 200 years before the events of the first and tells the story of House Targaryen , the ancestors of Daenerys, the “Mother of Dragons”, who was one of the protagonists of the parent series that remained in the last episode in all its glory.
If “Game of Thrones” was one of the most important television phenomena of the century, this prequel, also developed by HBO Max, promises to be a worthy sequel, even if in time it will be a predecessor.
The story features Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), younger brother of King Viserys (Paddy Considine) and one of the heirs to the throne, a character who stands out for his skills in battle and for being a dragon rider. . There is a moment of transition in power, but as expected, it is unlikely to be accepted without more than one woman, the King’s daughter, occupying the Iron Throne.
“Andor,” the story of galactic spy Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), in a time before Star Wars began, is one of the big series arriving in August. /EFE
“Andor”, prequel to “Star wars: Rogue One”, still with Diego Luna
Day 31 (Disney +).- “Andor”, the prequel to “Star Wars: Rogue One” (2016), prequel to “Star Wars: Rogue One”, premieres as a series of twelve episodes, with two seasons , in which Diego Luna reprises his role as Cassian Andor, galactic soldier and pilot.
Conceived as a spin-off of it, “Andor” will highlight the still unknown character of Diego Luna, revealing his story and why he decided to join the Rebel Alliance.
Starring Luna, a new cast of Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma.