Coming to Netflix This Week (August 20th – August 26th)

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After a big drop of titles last week it’s a bit of a quiet few days, but there’s still some good watching to be had this week.

This week is sparse when it comes to network series and studio movies, but it’s full of Netflix Originals. With new Original movies, series, and a standup special, there is a little something for everyone.

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Looking for some currently streaming recommendations? Check out our picks from this past week.

Here are some of the titles you have to look forward to over the next 7 days.

Trolls: The Beat Goes On! Season 3 arrives August 24th

Year One (2009)

Arrives August 21st

Directed by Harold Ramis and produced by Judd Apatow, Jack Black stars as a Neanderthal ousted from his clan after eating forbidden fruit. Shunned, he and friend (Micheal Cera) leave the village and end up taking an epic journey through history.

Deadwind: Season 1 Netflix Original

Arrives August 23rd

This Finnish series is the story of detective Sofia Karppi, a mother in her 30s trying to get over her husband’s death. When she discovers the body of a young woman on a construction site, she triggers a chain of events that threatens to destroy her life all over again.


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Follow This: Season 1 Netflix Original

Arrives August 23rd

In the latest joint venture between Netflix and a major media group, Follow This follows the journalist of Buzzfeed as they find leads and report a variety of stories.

Great News: Season 1

Arrives August 23rd

This NBC series, co-executive produced by Tina Fey, follows a television news show and its counterparts as they struggle to make a go of it.

Bert Kreischer: Secret Time Netflix Original

Arrives August 24th

Forever shirtless Bert Kreischer talks parenthood and more in this latest Standup Original.

Ghoul: Season 1 Netflix Original

At a military detention center in India, new interrogator Nida Rahim searches for the truth when a new prisoner exhibits eerie behavior.

The After Party Netflix Film

Arrives August 24th

When an aspiring rapper goes viral for all the wrong reasons, he thinks his career is over. But when his best friend gets them into a wild NYC after party, he gets one more chance to make the impossible happen.

The Innocents: Season 1 Netflix Original

Arrives August 24th

When a teenage couple runs away to be together, the extraordinary gift they possess unleashes powerful forces intent on dividing them forever.

Young & Hungry: Season 5

Arrives August 24th

Feisty young food blogger Gabi is desperate for a job. When she finds out wealthy tech entrepreneur Josh needs a personal chef, she goes all out to get the position.

Do any of these titles strike your fancy? Let us know what you like in the comments.

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Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.