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Every new title coming to Netflix Canada in August

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Project Power

In this popcorny action thriller, an illicit pill that can give anyone a short burst of superpowers hits the New Orleans black market. The catch? You won’t know whether you’ll have superhuman strength, become invisible or turn radioactive until you take it—oh, and your powers only last for five minutes. Jamie Foxx, starring as an ex-soldier with a secret mission to save his daughter from the drug creators, teams up with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who plays a John McClane-type cop, and a teenage drug pusher played by Dominique Fishback to stop the pill’s distribution before chaos ensues. August 14

 

Kingdom: Seasons 1-3

This sport drama series follows a family owned mixed martial arts gym in Venice, California, where a retired father trains his sons to be the best in the ring. Facing financial ruin, he starts training his girlfriend’s ex-fiancé, which causes some friction, but his troubles don’t end there. Between throwing uppercuts and practising their jabs, both of his sons are battling their own demons: the first is scarred by his neglectful drug-addicted mother and the second, played by Nick Jonas, is a closeted gay man. August 4

 

Searching

John Cho leads this intense crime thriller about a father looking for his missing 16-year-old daughter. The experimental film shows the father’s frenetic search exclusively through his tech devices as he makes video calls to detectives, googles for any clues and watches old home movies for comfort. With little news coming from the authorities, he begins his own investigation, rifling through his daughter’s laptop, checking her bank statements and calling up her friends—but what he finds just leads to more questions. August 14

 

Work It

This high school teen dance comedy promises to be the zoomer’s response to Step Up and Bring it On, starring mega-YouTuber Liza Koshy, 21-year-old singer Sabrina Carpenter and Love, Simon’s Keiynan Lonsdale. It follows an ambitious top-college hopeful who’s kicked out of the school dance troupe for being too clumsy, and so she finds a rag-tag crew of closet dancers to take on the OG troupe in the annual dance competition. August 7

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Hoops

If you’ve binged every episode of Bob’s Burgers and King of the Hill, then this animated comedy series about a foul-mouthed, not-very-good-at-his-job high school basketball coach (with the worst team of players, ever) should be next on your list. Created by Ben Hoffman, the show stars New Girl’s Jake Johnson and is produced by the people behind The Last Man on Earth and Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse. August 21

 

Immigration Nation

This gritty and gripping documentary, which offers an inside view of the fraught front-lines of U.S. immigration under Trump, almost didn’t make it to the small screen. The filmmakers recently told the New York Times that they faced legal threats from the U.S. government demanding they delay the release until after the November election. If that’s not enough to reel you in, the series also features unprecedented access to the inner workings of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, and it includes footage of ICE officers lying to immigrants, picking locks and mocking detainees. August 3

 

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Tiny Creatures

Unlike typical nature docs that follow the majestic elephants of the savannah, endangered polar bears in the Arctic or gargantuan whales in the deep sea, Tiny Creatures is smaller in scale. Focusing on familiar ecosystems including a golf course, Central Park and a suburban neighbourhood, the eight-part series will zoom in on some of the more diminutive animals on the planet, including an adorable duckling, pint-sized rodents and even the humble but mighty fire ant. August 7

 

Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story

The second season of the true crime anthology drama, Dirty John, follows Betty Broderick, a 40-something stay-at-home mom who shot and killed her ex-husband and his new wife in their bed in November 1989. Starring Amanda Peet and Christian Slater, the series follows the events leading up to the double murder as told through Betty’s confessions and trial. August 14

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