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The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Content Hitting Netflix This August

The Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Content Hitting Netflix This August
02 Aug
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The top 5 shows and movies to watch this month if you’re a Sci-Fi/Fantasy enthusiast.

August is just around the corner, and Netflix is making sure you have plenty of new content to watch to round off your summer.

With all these new titles, it can be hard to sort through the best ones by taste — so here’s a list of the top 5 TV shows and movies to hit your sci-fi and fantasy fix this August:

Disenchantment

Release: Aug. 17

The latest project from Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama) and Futurama collaborator Josh Weinstein is one of the most hotly anticipated shows of any genre this summer, following Netflix’s initial tease at the 2018 Television Critics Association summer press tour.

Disenchantment is set in ‘Dreamworld,’ a medieval realm where an odd trio — voiced by Abbi Jacobson, Eric Andre, and Nat Faxon — adventure forth in a journey of self-discovery and fantastical hilarity. So if whether you’re looking for your ogre or sprite fix, Disenchantment is set to have you covered.

The Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring

Release: Aug. 1

The movie that started it all. If you’re like me, you can’t believe it’s been 17 years since this movie was released — and it’s stood the test of time remarkably well. So go back to where it all began, and set forth with Frodo to witness the formation of the Fellowship.

The Golden Compass

Release: Aug. 1

With a $180M budget and a star-studded cast that includes Ian McKellen, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, and Eva Green, this movie packs the blockbuster punch. In a parallel universe where children are disappearing at the hands of a group known as the Gobblers, Lyra and her daemon escape on a journey that takes them to the far North — with a much grander adventure emerging along the way. In the meantime, enjoy the BAFTA and Academy Award-winning visual effects.

Voltron: Legendary Defender (Season 7)

Release: Aug. 10

The seventh season of the Dreamworks/Netflix Originals reboot — from the makers of the Avatar: The Last Airbender series — is back, with every ounce of the quintessence needed to fuel its 13-episode run. Fans are anxious to get answers to some major questions leftover from Season 6, and if you haven’t taken the plunge yet, this might be the right excuse to get started.

The 100 (Season 5)

Release: Aug. 15

If you need a post-apocalyptic fix, look no further than The 100. Hitting Netflix only a week after closing its Season 5 run, you’ll have the chance to binge the season while the conversation around the finale is still hot.

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Other notable shows/movies to catch in the genre are Constantine, Chernobyl Diaries, and Netflix’s Ultraviolet — though with such little information online, we’ll just have to wait until Aug. 17 to know more about that one.

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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jessedamiani/2018/07/30/the-best-sci-fifantasy-content-hitting-netflix-this-august/

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