New Netflix shows and movies coming in August 2023

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Summer is just starting, but we’re already looking ahead at what’s coming this August on Netflix! From the new seasons of Heartstopper and The Lincoln Lawyer to the debut of Painkiller, there are some fantastic shows on the schedule for August 2023.

Let’s take a look at the many Netflix shows coming later this summer!

New Netflix shows August 2023

Looking for something to binge-watch this summer? Here are highlights of the best new Netflix shows to watch this August, beginning below with Heartstopper. (The full list of the month’s new releases is featured on the next slide.)

Heartstopper season 2

Release Date: August 3

Nick and Charlie will navigate their new relationship when Heartstopper returns with its highly-anticipated second season. This sweet, coming-of-age dramedy became a big hit when it debuted on Netflix in 2022. Based on the graphic novel by Alice Osman, Heartstopper season 2 will be the perfect way to kick off your August.

The Lincoln Lawyer season 2 (part 2)

Release Date: August 3

Netflix is splitting the second season of The Lincoln Lawyer into two volumes this summer, with the first half arriving in July and the second half the first weekend of August. We don’t have many details to share on this show just yet since the first half hasn’t aired yet, but season 2 will see the return of Mickey Haller as he continues solving cases from the back of his beloved Lincoln. This season will follow The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly.


Release Date: August 10

Painkiller is one of Netflix’s upcoming prestige dramas, following the origins of the opioid crisis in the United States. It features an all-star cast, with actors like Matthew Broderick, Uzo Adubo, Taylor Kitsch, and more.

The Chosen One

Release Date: August 16

The Chosen One is an upcoming fantasy series based on the graphic novel American Jesus by Mark Millar and Peter Gross. Unlike the source material, the Netflix series will take place in Mexico and follow 12-year-old Jodie, who discovers he has Jesus-like abilities, to heal people, turn water into wine, and maybe even resurrect dead people.

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