Series to Watch: August 2022

Series to Watch: August 2022


By DQ
July 28, 2022

Ones to Watch

DQ checks out the upcoming schedules to pick out 10 new dramas to watch this August, from a Mike Tyson biopic and a Sharon Horgan comedy to a Neil Gaiman fantasy epic and a Game of Thrones prequel.

The Sandman
From: UK
Original broadcaster: Netflix
Starring: Tom Sturridge, Boyd Holbrook, Patton Oswalt, Vivienne Acheampong, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, David Thewlis, Stephen Fry, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Mason Alexander Park, Donna Preston, Vanesu Samunyai (formerly known as ‘Kyo Ra’), John Cameron Mitchell, Asim Chaudhry, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, Niamh Walsh, Sandra James Young and Razane Jammal
Air date: August 5
Described as a rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven, this series is based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Neil Gaiman. It revolves around the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he mends the cosmic – and human – mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.
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A League of Their Own
From: US
Original broadcaster: Prime Video
Starring: Abbi Jacobson, Chanté Adams, D’Arcy Carden, Gbemisola Ikumelo, Roberta Colindrez, Nick Offerman, Saidah Arrika Ekulona and Kate Berlant
Air date: August 12
This drama is inspired by Penny Marshall’s much-loved film about a women’s baseball league during the Second World War. It follows a new generation of women, led by Carson (played by series co-creator and exec producer Jacobson) and Max (Adams), as they carve their paths toward the field, along the way finding their teams and themselves in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
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Five Days at Memorial
From: US
Original broadcaster: Apple TV+
Starring: Vera Farmiga, Robert Pine, Cherry Jones, Julie Ann Emery, Cornelius Smith Jr, Adepero Oduye, Molly Hager, Michael Gaston and W Earl Brown
Air date: August 12
Based on actual events and a book by Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial chronicles the impact of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath on a local hospital. When the floodwaters rose, power failed and heat soared, exhausted caregivers at a New Orleans hospital were forced to make decisions that would follow them for years to come.
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She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
From: US
Original broadcaster: Disney+
Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Roth, Benedict Wong, Ginger Gonzaga, Josh Segarra, Jameela Jamil, Jon Bass and Renée Elise Goldberry.
Air date: August 17
As the Marvel Studios train keeps on rolling, this comedy introduces Jennifer Walters (Maslany), an attorney specialising in superhuman-oriented legal cases. Jennifer must navigate her complicated life as a 30-something single woman who also happens to be a green, six-foot-seven superpowered hulk.
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Bad Sisters
From: UK
Original broadcaster: Apple TV+
Starring: Sharon Horgan, Anne-Marie Duff, Eva Birthistle, Sarah Greene, Eve Hewson, Claes Bang, Brian Gleeson, Daryl McCormack, Assaad Bouab and Saise Quinn
Air date: August 19
From creator and star Horgan (Catastrophe) comes this dark comedy-thriller that follows the lives of the Garvey sisters, who are bound together by the premature death of their parents and a promise to always protect one another.

House of the Dragon
From: US
Original broadcaster: HBO
Starring: Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans
Air date: August 21
The first Game of Thrones spin-off gets its eagerly awaited debut. Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon (also pictured top) is set 200 years before the events of the seminal HBO drama and tells the story of House Targaryen, a family of dragonlords who once ruled the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
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Mike
From: US
Original broadcaster: Hulu
Starring: Trevante Rhodes, Russell Hornsby, Harvel Keitel, Laura Harrier and Li Eubanks
Air date: August 25
From the team behind I, Tonya, this eight-episode limited series is described as a look at the wild, tragic and controversial life and career of one of the most polarising figures in sporting history – heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson.
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Cell 8
From: Sweden
Original broadcaster: Viaplay
Starring: Mimosa Willamo, Leonard Terfelt, Kristofer Kamiyasu, Freddie Wise, Richard Lintern, Sara Stewart and Lily Dodsworth-Evans.
Air date: August 28
The second show based on novels by author duo Roslund & Hellström, following 2019’s Box 21, this thriller begins when a man is arrested for assault on a Finnish ferry. His name is John Schwartz – a man who should be dead and who also has a personal relationship with Police Inspector Mariana Hermansson (Willamo). When Mariana and her boss Ewert Grens (Terfelt) begin to unravel the mystery, they find themselves up against political forces on both sides of the Atlantic and a man obsessed with getting redress for his daughter’s death.

Andor
From: US
Original broadcaster: Disney+
Starring: Diego Luna, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller and Fiona Shaw
Air date: August 31
Return to the Star Wars galaxy with this series that centres on Cassian Andor, played by Luna, who reprises his role from 2016 film Rogue One. The show tells the story of how people and planets became involved in the burgeoning rebellion against the Empire, in an era filled with danger, deception and intrigue, during which Cassian will embark on the path that is destined to turn him into a rebel hero.
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Ridley
From: UK
Original broadcaster: ITV
Starring: Adrian Dunbar, Bronagh Waugh, Terence Maynard, George Bukhari, Georgie Glen, Bhavna Limbachia, Aidan McArdle and Julie Graham
Air date: August TBC
Line of Duty’s Dunbar returns to television as another police officer, this time playing the titular Ridley in four feature-length mysteries. When Ridley is enlisted by his former protégée, DI Carol Farman (Waugh), as a police consultant on a complex and compelling murder case, the investigation takes a dark and unexpected turn. Turning to her old mentor for support, Carol is keen to access Ridley’s unique insight into crime-solving that has served them so well in the past. With more intriguing cases to solve, Ridley will revive his formidable and successful partnership with Carol.

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