Updated on 08/12/2022 at 1:44 pm
- Netflix, Amazon, WOW and Co: This is the schedule for your streaming week.
- Among them: a nostalgic trip to East Germany with Gila Haas and a copy of Fresh Air in the Marvel Universe.
- These exciting movies and series are new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, WOW, Apple TV+, Disney+, RTL+, and Starzplay.
For many fans of movies and series, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, WOW and Co. have always been. It is the best cinema. With top-notch movies and exciting series, the streaming services regularly live up to their reputation. The overview reveals which products are worth seeing in the home cinema next week.
Agent Stasi Kleo Straub (“Fack ju Göhte” star Jella Haase) knows no mercy: As a contract killer, she has faithfully served her country for so long and has many deadly missions behind her. Cleo’s anger grew when she was arrested by police in 1987 after a murder in West Berlin – and she was only released after the Wall fell.
After the reunion, the young woman swears revenge: she wants to find out who put her in jail and is always pursued by police officer Sven (Dmitrij Schad), who suspects the biggest case of his somewhat mediocre career to date.
“Kleo,” as the title of Netflix’s new in-house production, was penned by the presenter and author trio HaRiBo (Hanno Hackfort, Richard Krupf, and Bob Conrad), who have already given series such as “4 Blocks” and “Funeral for a Dog” have shown a knack for unusual fabrics. The eight-part GDR Time Travel Journey is a wild mix of reality and fantasy that Netflix viewers can look forward to starting August 19.
“She-Hulk: The Lawyer”, Disney +
Green, angry and very powerful: this is how Marvel fans know the power of the Hulk’s radioactive elements. Now Marvel presents the song She-Hulk: The Lawyer, played by Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”). In the series of the same name, attorney Jennifer Walters also inadvertently becomes a green superhero through the blood of her cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo).
As a modern day angry monster, she quickly gets to fill Jennifer’s hands – and basically advocates for the rights of super-clients. She also has to learn how to use her newfound powers. After all, the She-Hulk has to take on bad guys like Emil Blonsky aka Abomination (Tim Roth) in an action comedy. Disney+ will air the first season of the ten-part series weekly starting August 18.
Kinship with consequences: She becomes Bruce Banner’s “She-Hulk: The Lawyer” cousin in the new Marvel series. Also present: the abominable monster (Tim Roth) – already an antagonist in “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) – as well as sidekick “Daredevil” and “Dr. Strange”. © ProSiebenSat.1
“Day Shift”, Netflix
Bud Jablonski (Jamie Foxx) works as a pool cleaner in the San Fernando Valley to provide his super-intelligent daughter with a reasonably good life. But he’s actually hunting vampires – and he’s in trouble. He must find a few thousand dollars as soon as possible, or else his wife and daughter will be far and wide. In this predicament, Bud jumps on his shadow and wins the plaudits of the Vampire Hunters Association once again.
They’ve already fired him, but the desperate father finds support in an old acquaintance (Snoop Dogg). Fans of films like “Blade” and “John Wick” shouldn’t miss “Day Shift” – after all, “John Wick” creator Chad Stahelski personally participated in the production. The Wild Comedy premieres August 12th on Netflix.
“Ipcress File”, wow
Harry Palmer (Joe Cole) is actually stationed as a soldier in Berlin. But on the other hand, the clever Briton cheats his money as a black market dealer. When Harry is one day blown up, he faces eight years in military prison – unless he accepts a tempting deal with British intelligence: In order to avoid a prison sentence, a petty criminal must become a spy with Agent Jean Courtney (Lucy Boynton) searching for the missing nuclear scientist Professor Dawson. (Matthew Steer).
As early as 1965, Canadian director Sidney J. WOW is now showing the spy drama as a new release: In a total of six episodes, director James Watkins (“Black Mirror”) has brought Harry Palmer, played by Sir Michael Caine, to a new life. The “Ipcress File” is available August 18.
“The Thing About Bam”, RTL +
Betsy Faria (Katie Mixon) is murdered – and the main suspect is, of course, her husband Ross (Glenn Fleschler). But he insists it has nothing to do with the death of his wife, who developed breast cancer and brutally stabbed her to death.
Ross is still convicted and has to go behind bars, which suits one person in particular: Pam Hope (Renee Zellweger), who, as a close friend of Betsy, collects her friend’s life insurance. It wasn’t until years later that investigators realized that Pam might have been responsible for the murder herself…
In 2019, the American podcast The Thing About Pam captivated true crime fans with the true story of murdered farm worker Betsy Faria. Now the series of the same name tells about the horrific situation. Also on board is a high-profile band that includes “Bridget Jones” star Renee Zellweger, Josh Duchamel (“Transformers”) and Judy Greer (“Halloween Kills”). “The Thing About Pam” will be available to stream on RTL+ starting August 15th.
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teaser picture: © Netflix / Julia Trijong