All the sci-fi TV and movies coming to streaming in August 2020

The coronavirus pandemic might have most productions still shut down, but don’t worry, streaming services still have plenty of new stuff on the docket this month. From a handsome devil to Zoom-created horror films, let’s dig in.

The fifth season of Lucifer finally hits Netflix, and the streamer also has some A-list acquisitions in the first two seasons of Cobra Kai and the series run of The Legend of Korra. The latest season of the Tales of Arcadia animated series is also on the way, this time focused on the Wizards of that fantasy world. Quibi, which is still a thing, also has a high-profile launch this week with The Fugitive, a genre-adjacent thriller starring Kiefer Sutherland (24).

Hulu doesn’t have much on the originals front, but it does have Season 5 of Blindspot; a treasure trove of classic Star Trek films; and the recent family-friendly adventure Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Disney+ has a new original film this month with the animated feature Phineas and Ferb the Movie: Candace Against the Universe, plus a few new episodes of Muppets Now. Amazon Prime has Christopher Nolan’s Inception and a few fun films, along with a series look back at the first season of The Boys.

But that’s not all! Shudder has some new horror flicks, Peacock still has plenty on its deep shelf, and DC Universe is acquiring Season 2 of SYFY’S Krypton.

Check out the full rundown below and let us know what you’ll be bingeing.



Lucifer (Season 5): Fans have waited a long time for Tom Ellis to get back in action as the devil helping solve crimes in Los Angeles, and finally Lucifer is back with new episodes this month. The show has turned into one of Netflix’s biggest hits in recent years, and already has another (final) season on the way.

Video of Lucifer Season 5 | Official Trailer | Netflix

Cobra Kai (Seasons 1-2): A third season of the hit YouTube premium original will be headed to Netflix in the future, but for now fans can catch up on the first two crane-kicking seasons when they roll onto Netflix. The series is a continuation of the classic Karate Kid films, and should become an even bigger hit with a fresh audience able to find it on Netflix.

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