As the dog days of summer begin with the start of August, viewers are staying indoors to stay cool and enjoy those last few weeks of vacation before school starts again. Prime Video and Hulu are kicking off the month in style, with some big additions to their respective streaming libraries, featuring both new and fan-favorite movies and TV shows. And CBR is here to personally offer some of the top choices in programs to binge on the first week of August.
Here are the best shows and movies to binge on Hulu and Prime Video as August officially kicks off and summer draws to its final months. With everything from hotly anticipated sequels to new seasons available to stream, August is quickly shaping up to be a breakout month for both streaming services.
Prey Brings the Predator Franchise to New Heights
One of the biggest movies coming out of San Comic-Con International 2022 was Prey, the latest installment in the Predator franchise. Set in 1717, a young Comanche warrior (Amber Midthunder) finds herself squaring off against a bounty hunter visiting Earth for his own prized quarry. Judging by early reviews, Prey may be the film that restores the reputation of the Predator film series after years of mediocre sequels and spin-offs.
While the original Predator movie from 1987 was an unabashed celebration and homage to the machismo of ’80s action movies, Prey takes the franchise in a bold new direction. From its imaginative setting to its loyal and effective cast, Prey delivers on the tension and non-stop action. To see also : Amazon is launching AMC + and Acorn TV on Prime Video Channels in India. An early critical darling, Prey is quickly shaping up to be the shot in the arm the franchise needs when it comes to Hulu.
Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Expands the Acclaimed Anime’s World
One of the most popular manga/anime franchises of all time is Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto, after the eponymous ninja in a fantasy vision of Japan. Although the Naruto anime adventures ended in 2017, the story continues through the saga of his son Boruto in the sequel anime series Boruto: Naruto Next Generations. The first season of Boruto was dubbed with an English voice cast and is now available to stream on Hulu.
As Boruto matures, he begins training to become a ninja master like his father before him. This puts him up against his classmates and some formidable enemies as he learns the ways of ninjutsu, and sets him on an adventure with his friends that will change his life forever. See the article : New on Amazon Prime Video in July 2022: ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, ‘Modern Love Hyderabad’ and 9 other new movies and shows. For Naruto fans waiting for the English dub of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, the first season is ready and waiting to experience this knee-jerk ninja story.
Reservation Dogs Return for a Second Round of Hijinks on Hulu
After a critically acclaimed inaugural season, the Hulu original series Reservation Dogs is back, returning to life on a Native reservation in Oklahoma. The first two episodes are available to stream, and the remaining eight episodes of the season are released weekly. See the article : What’s Streaming on Prime Video This Week: Don’t Make Me Go and More. And if the first two episodes of Reservation Dogs Season 2 are any indicator, the comedy is funnier than ever.
Mixing a heartbreaking crime story about the impoverished community on the reservation with young adult shenanigans, Reservation Dogs was never an attention-grabbing show. Created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, the series has a touch of absurdity, and its main characters act as the ultimate underdogs. With a new episode every Wednesday, the dog days of summer on Hulu are firmly about 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 home to the future of the Star Trek franchise, several fan-favorite films have recently made their way to Prime Video this month. Seven of the ten films starring The Original Series and The Next Generation are available to stream on the digital platform, following the adventures of the Enterprise crews. And for those looking for the perfect weekend science fiction binge, Prime Video has got the goods.
As for the cast of TOS, 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 embark on a time-traveling adventure. For the TNG crowd, Prime Video added Star Trek Generations, along 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 films kick off the franchise with a movie-scale exploration into the unknown.
The Outlaws Reunite for a Hilarious New Season
The Office was co-creator Stephen Merchant and Mayans M.C. Co-creator Elgin James teamed up for the British comedy The Outlaws, which made its international premiere on Prime Video earlier this year. After a group of strangers are convicted of various crimes in Bristol, the seven main characters are sentenced to complete community service. And after protecting one of their own from a vicious street gang, the unlikely group is back together for a second season.
Merchant is joined by co-stars Christopher Walken, Rhianne Barreto and Gamba Cole, each offering a different perspective on life in Bristol. Mixing comedy with a surprising amount of action and crime promises, The Outlaws Season 1 was well received by critics upon its debut. For a fun twist on crime stories and a glimpse into British culture from all walks of life, The Outlaws Season 2 will bring these misbehaving misfits even further into the limelight.