Lovecraft Country, Jojo Rabbit and everything else on Neon this August


Keen for a fright in 1950s America? Hankering for an Oscar-certified laugh in World War II Germany? Thirsty for racecar rivalry in 1966 Le Mans? That’s a mere taste of what’s in store for Neon subscribers this August. Check out our six highlights followed by the complete schedule for the month ahead.

Lovecraft Country

Created by Misha Green (Underground) and Oscar-winner Jordan Peele (Get Out), this HBO cosmic horror blends racial tension with… well… Lovecraftian scares. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, the 10-episode series centres on a black man in 1950s America who must venture into places beyond sanity to find his missing father.

First episode streaming from 17 August (following episodes fast-tracked weekly)

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Jojo Rabbit

The one that scored Taika Waititi both an Oscar and BAFTA for his adapted screenplay, telling the story of a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis) during World War II whose imaginary friend Adolf Hitler (Waititi) tries to give him advice on what to do about the Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) hiding in their attic. Co-stars Scarlett Johansson, Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson and Stephen Merchant.

Streaming from 30 August

Dublin Murders

BBC adapts Tana French’s novels In the Woods and The Likeness into this eight-episode crime series. While investigating the murder of a little girl, one of the two assigned detectives recalls a grisly incident from his own childhood which bears a striking resemblance to the current case. As more children disappear, the pair are forced to confront this dark past.

Streaming from 8 August

Terminator: Dark Fate

Wisely ignoring every film after T2: Judgment Day, Dark Fate reunites Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton for this new chapter co-written by James Cameron and directed by Tim Miller (Deadpool). Stars Mackenzie Davis (The Martian) as a time-travelling terminator assigned to protect a young woman (Natalia Reyes, Birds of Passage) from being hunted by a seemingly unstoppable machine (Gabriel Luna, Agents of SHIELD).

“Look, now that we’re six films into a series that had become a run of disappointments, this is probably the best Terminator film we were going to get,” Flicks editor Steve Newall stated in his review. “It’s enjoyable enough with that in mind.”

Streaming from 16 August

Death and Nightingales

Perry Mason star Matthew Rhys plays a tyrannical stepfather to a small-town farmgirl (Ann Skelly, Red Rock) in this three-episode mini-series set in 1885 Ireland. When she turns 23, she flees with a seductive man (Jamie Dornan, 50 Shades of Grey) only for her escape to unearth buried secrets.

Streaming from 27 August

Ford V Ferrari

Christian Bale and Matt Damon lead Logan director James Mangold’s true underdog sports story about Ford’s journey to defeat Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966. Nominated for Best Feature at the Oscars, taking home Best Editing and Best Sound Editing.

Streaming from 23 August


Everything coming to Neon this August

Available 1 August

Yes Man
Big Block Singsong
The Hive
Messy Goes To Okido
Pocoyo

Available 2 August

The Equalizer
Official Secrets
Louis Theroux: Heroin Town
Louis Theroux: Murder in Milwaukee
Louis Theroux: Trafficking Sex

Available 3 August

Ex Machina
New Zealand’s Airforce – Then & Now

Available 5 August

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

Available 6 August

Trust Me I’m a Doctor: Season 2 – 4

Available 7 August

Hooligan Escape: The Russian Job

Available 8 August

Dublin Murders
The Family

Available 9 August

47 Meters Down: Uncaged
Last Christmas

Available 10 August

Rogue Warfare: Part 1, 2 & 3

Available 11 August

Yes, God, Yes

Available 12 August

It’s Suppertime S1a

Available 14 August

Huang’s World: Season 1 – 2
Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It!

Available 15 August

Viking Uprising: Legend of Redbad
Hey Duggee: Season 2
Thomas & Friends: Season 19
Sharks of The Icy North
Direct From An Asteroid
Fixing a Broken Heart
Fukushima: Five Years Later
Hottest Years
Jason Silva: Transhumanism
Ketamine: Depression
Making Babies
Man’s First Friend
Message from Space
The Eighth Continent: Zealandia
The First Picture of a Black Hole
Tiny House: Living Off the Grid
T-Rex Timeline
Floodgates of Venice

Available 16 August

Hotel Transylvania 2
Luce
Terminator: Dark Fate

Available 17 August

Lovecraft Country
Role Models

Available 19 August

The Wedding Year

Available 20 August

The Truth About Antibiotics
The Truth About Calories
The Truth About Getting Fit

Available 21 August

Acceleration

Available 22 August

King Arthur: Excalibur Rising

Available 23 August

Cats
Ford V Ferrari

Available 25 August

Dolittle
Drive Me to the End
Russia with Simon Reeve
Simon Reeve’s Sacred Rivers
Columbia With Simon Reeve

Available 27 August

Death and Nightingales

Available 28 August

I Hate Suzie: Season 1

Available 29 August

Any Bullet Will Do

Available 30 August

The Goldfinch
Jojo Rabbit