New movies and TV series in August 2022

Prey, She-Hulk and Andor are all coming to Disney+ UK in August 2022. (Disney)

Exchange, She-Hulk and Andor are all heading to Disney+ UK in August 2022. (Disney)

It may seem like we’ve all just said goodbye Obi-Wan Kenobi and Mrs. Marvelbut Disney+ UK is already set to unveil its latest TV series from both their lucrative franchise worlds Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe. First out of the blocks this month is She-Hulk: Lawyerwith Tatiana Maslany as Bruce Banner’s cousin, co Rogue One precursor Andor brings Diego Luna back to the galaxy far, far away later this month.

Elsewhere, Dan Trachtenberg leaves 10 Cloverfield Lane to the plains of America in the 18th century for its The predator precursor Exchange. There is considerably less throat-ripping in the month’s other big film release – Pixar’s Light yearsheading to streaming after its theatrical run earlier this year.

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Here’s what’s coming to Disney+ UK this month…

Original films coming to Disney+ UK in August 2022

Light years (August 3)

Just a month after it hit theaters, Toy Story spin-off Light years will be available for streaming on Disney+. Styled in the style of a classic space adventure film, it is framed like the film Toy StoryAndy watched which made him fall in love with space and encouraged his mother to buy him a Buzz Lightyear toy for his birthday.

Chris Evans – replacing Tim Allen – voices Buzz as he must team up with a tough group of devoted but untalented volunteers to fight off a robot invasion to right a wrong he made years before. There is also a cameo for British astronaut Tim Peake.

Exchange (August 5)

Four years after Shane Black’s The predator was met with critical raspberries, another attempt to revive the franchise is on the way. This time, however, it is something completely different. With 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg at the helm, Exchange is set in 1719 and focuses on the Comanche people as they try to use their hunting skills to survive when a predator lands near their home.

Amber Midthunder leads the cast as the warrior Naru in what is sure to be a breakout role, while former basketball player Dane DiLiegro embodies the terrifying physique of the Predator.

Original TV series coming to Disney+ UK in August 2022

Lego Star Wars summer vacation (August 5)

This anthology special follows Finn and his friends as he takes them on a journey via the Galactic Starcruiser. However, he is separated from his friends and encounters the Force ghosts of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Leia Organa. Oddly enough, they take the opportunity to tell him about holiday mishaps. Even more bizarrely, the cast for this special includes Weird Al Yankovic. This can get weird.

Bluey S3, Part 1 (August 10)

After becoming a comic book juggernaut in recent years, the recent rise of Bluey coming now to Disney+ in time for the summer holidays. The third season of the Aussie animation about the adventures of a blue heeler and his family is split into two parts, with the first 25 episodes this month.

I’m Groot S1 (August 10)

Before there was Baby Yoda, there was Baby Groot. After dancing his way through the opening sequence to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, the little tree now stands in front of five original shorts for Disney+. Vin Diesel is still the voice behind the famous three words.

This fool S1 (August 12)

Comedian Chris Estrada fronts this 10-part comedy series set in South Central Los Angeles. He plays 30-year-old Julio who is in an on/off relationship and works for a non-profit organization that wants to rehabilitate gang members. When his ex-gang-affiliated cousin Luis gets out of prison, Julio and the rest of the family take him in.

She-Hulk: Lawyer (weekly from 17 August)

Tatiana Maslany enters the green world of a 30-year-old lawyer Jennifer Walters in the latest Marvel series to land on Disney+. Walters has begun to transform into his superhero alter ego, but luckily has help in the form of his cousin Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo). He might just have some experience in angry green rage monsters.

Made of Rick and Morty writer Jessica Gao, the series appears to have a more overtly comedic tone than other MCU series and features a supporting cast that includes Jameela Jamil and Hamilton star Renée Elise Goldsberry.

Welcome to Wrexham (weekly from 25 August)

In November 2020, Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney bought Wrexham AFC – the third oldest professional football team in the world, currently competing in the National League. Welcome to Wrexham follows their attempt to drag the club back into the EFL, despite a complete lack of experience when it comes to owning a sports team.

The first two episodes will arrive on August 24, with weekly new installments after that.

Andor (weekly from 31 August)

Diego Luna’s rebel pilot Cassian Andor was one of the prominent new characters introduced in 2016’s well-received Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. His activities in intelligence are set to be the focus of this series, with Luna returning to the role. Described as a spy thriller, the 12-part series follows an ensemble cast of rebel characters as they plot against the Galactic Empire.

The first two episodes will arrive on August 31, with weekly new installments after that. A second season, which will lead directly into the events of Rogue Oneis already confirmed.

Other movies and TV coming to Disney+ UK in August 2022

August 12

Guilty on suspicion (1991)

Heat (1995)

The king of comedy (1982)

Once upon a time in America (1984)

Robert De Niro plays the title role in The King of Comedy.  (20th Century Studios)

Robert De Niro plays the title role in The king of comedy. (20th Century Studios)

19th of August

A good woman (2004)

August 26

Love and other narcotics (2010)

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