August is like purgatory for entertainment lovers. The summer TV season is basically a shell of its former self, with most TV shows done or winding down, and all of the new shows on the fall TV slate still weeks away from their premieres.
Basically, it's a weird time with a lot of filler TV shows and movie events to get you through the final, hot stretch of summer. In turn, that will probably make you want to reach for your streaming platform of choice to see what else is on so that you don't have to spend the last weeks of the season outside. Nobody wants that.
If that's the case, HBO Now has a lot of new content on tap for August that will help provide a smooth transition from summer into fall. Unfortunately, it doesn't come with a light sweater, but you know, you can't expect HBO Now to solve all of the problems in your life, can you?
If you're an HBO Now subscriber, you will be treated to all of the new original programming coming to the cable channel in August. That includes the season finales of True Detective, Ballers and The Brink as well as the new mini-series Show Me a Hero, which stars Oscar Isaac, Catherine Keener and Alfred Molina. You'll also be able to laugh yourself silly with a little help from a new comedy special from Tig Notaro next month.
On the movie front, new-ish, award-winning films like Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Innocence) and The Theory of Everything will make their way to HBO Now. You'll also be able to stream some let's-not-say-old-but-well-loved favorites like A Fish Called Wanda, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Meet the Parents.
Sounds like it's going to be a fun August after all. Check out some of the highlights of what's coming and sadly going from HBO Now next month below.
New Original Programming:
Back on Board: Greg Louganis (Available August 4)
Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans (Available August 12)
Show Me a Hero: Part 1 & Part 2 (Available August 16)
Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl, Interrupted (Available August 22)
Show Me a Hero: Part 3 & Part 4 (Available August 23)
Show Me a Hero: Part 5 & Part 6 (Available August 30)
True Detective: Season 2 (Available August 9)
Ballers: Season 1 (Available August 23)
The Brink: Season 1 (Available August 23)
Saturday Night Movies:
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Innocence) (Available August 1)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Available August 8)
The Theory of Everything (Available August 15)
Dumb and Dumber To (Available August 22)
Kill the Messenger (Available August 29)
Estrenos en Español:
Ramona (short) (Available August 4)
Manos Sucias (Available August 7)
Bomba (Available August 14)
Films New to HBO Now Available August 1:
Dances with Wolves
A Fish Called Wanda
Four Weddings and a Funeral
John Tucker Must Die
Meet the Parents
An Officer and a Gentleman
Films Leaving HBO Now August 31:
Enemy of the State
Eyes Wide Shut
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The Other Woman
Check out what's new to HBO and HBO Go in August here.
Correction: This article originally stated this was the complete list of programming additions and deletions for HBO Now in August 2015, but it only covers the highlights. Tech Times regrets the error.