As the dog days of summer begin with the start of August, audiences are staying inside to keep cool and enjoy those last weeks of vacation before school inevitably starts up again. Prime Video and Hulu are starting off the month in style, with some major additions to their respective streaming libraries, featuring both new and fan-favorite movies and television shows. And CBR is here to personally offer some of the premier selections in programming to binge the first week of August.
Here are the best shows and films to binge on Hulu and Prime Video as August officially kicks off and summer enters its final month. With everything from eagerly anticipated sequels to new seasons available to stream, August is quickly shaping up to be a standout month on both streaming services.
Prey Brings the Predator Franchise to New Heights
One of the most buzzed-about movies coming out of San Comic-Con International 2022 was preythe latest installation in the predator franchise. Set in 1717, a young Comanche warrior (Amber Midthunder) finds herself squaring off against an extraterrestrial hunter visiting Earth for its own worthy quarry. And judging by advance reviews, prey may be the film that restores the reputation of the predator film series after years of middling sequels and spinoffs.
While the 1987 original predator film was an unabashed celebration and subversion of ’80s action movie machismo, prey takes the franchise in a bold, new direction. From its imaginative setting to its earnest and effective cast, prey delivers the tension and unflinching action. An early critical darling, prey is quickly shaping up as the shot in the arm the franchise needs as it arrives on Hulu.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Expands the Acclaimed Anime’s World
One of the most popular manga/anime franchises ever is Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto, following the eponymous ninja in a fantasy vision of Japan. While the anime adventures of Naruto ended in 2017, the story continues on through the saga of his son Boruto in the sequel anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The first season of boruto has been dubbed with an English voice cast and is now available to stream on Hulu.
As Boruto matures, he begins training to become a master ninja like his father before him. That leads him to clash against rival classmates and some sinister enemies as he learns the ways of ninjutsu, pitting him on an adventure with his friends that will change his life forever. for Naruto fans holding out for an English-language dub of Boruto: Naruto Next Generationsthe first season is ready and waiting to experience this generational ninja tale.
Reservation Dogs Return for a Second Round of Hijinks on Hulu
After a widely acclaimed inaugural season, the Hulu original series Reservation Dogs is back, returning to life on an Indigenous reservation in Oklahoma. The first two episodes are available to stream, with the remaining eight episodes of the season released weekly. And if the first two episodes of Reservation Dogs Season 2 are any indicator, the comedy is even more hilarious than ever.
Mixing a heartbreaking crime narrative about the impoverished community on the reservation with young adult shenanigans, Reservation Dogs has never been a show that pulls its punches. Created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, the series has a flair for the absurd, while its main characters serve as the ultimate underdogs. With new episodes every Wednesday, the dog days of summer on Hulu firmly belong to Reservation Dogs as it picks up where it left off and then some.
Star Trek Boldly Goes on to Prime Video
While Paramount+ may be the home for the Star Trek franchise’s future, several fan favorite movies have recently made their way to Prime Video this month. Seven of the ten movies starring the casts of The Original Series and The Next Generation are available to stream on the digital platform, continuing the adventures of Enterprise crews. And for those looking for the perfect weekend science fiction binge, Prime Video has got the goods.
In regard to the TOS cast, Prime Video has added The Wrath of Khan through The Undiscovered Country to its streaming library, as James T. Kirk and his crew battle familiar foes and go on a time-travel adventure. for the TNG crowd, Prime Video has added Star Trek Generationsalong with Insurrection, with Captain Jean-Luc Picard and his crew fighting for the moral soul of Starfleet. A vital piece of the Star Trek canon, these movies kick the franchise up a notch as they embark on cinematic-scaled explorations into the unknown.
The Outlaws Reunite for a Hilarious New Season
The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant and Mayan’s MC co-creator Elgin James teamed up for the British comedy The Outlaws, which made its international premiere on Prime Video earlier this year. Following a group of strangers convicted for various crimes in Bristol, the seven main characters get sentenced to completing community service. And after defending one of their own from a vicious street gang, the unlikely group is back together for a second season.
Joining Merchant are co-stars Christopher Walken, Rhianne Barreto and Gamba Cole, each providing a different perspective on life in Bristol. Blending comedy with a surprising amount of crime-infused action and stakes, The Outlaws Season 1 was well-received by critics upon its debut. For a fun twist on crime stories and an underdog look at British culture from all walks of life, The Outlaws Season 2 will take these misdemeanor misfits to even greater heights.