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The Truman Show

Film - 1 July 2020

Ever had that feeling that your life is a TV show, designed for the entertainment of others? The Truman show plays this out in real time - with Truman Burbank being the unknowing star of a show... of his own life.

Truman lives on an island, which is in fact the largest set ever built. All his friends and family are actors, and commercials are inter-woven into daily life in this docu-soap. Over the film, Truman slowly begins to unravel this carefully crafted hoax, and expose everyone for who they are. 

Warrior Nun

New series - 2 July 2020

Fans of the manga series Warrior Nun will be delighted to here that its releasing as a ten episode Netflix Original at the start of July by creator and showrunner, Simon Barry.

Warrior Nun follows Alba Baptista, and young woman who wakes up in a morgue with a divine artefact embedded in her back. She discovers that she is now a part of an order that fights demons, and powerful forces in both heaven and hell are clamouring to get control over her.


New series - 8 July 2020

This critically acclaimed drama starring Cate Blanchett has already aired in Australia (where it is also set), and is now getting a global release on Netflix. 

This six episode series follows four inhabitants of an Australian immigration detention centre and the stories behind what brought them there. Its a critical look at the country's flawed border control system, but also a raw examination of all the families involved. All the characters within it are inspired by true events. 

The Old Guard

Film - 10 July 2020

The Old Guard is yet another comic book adaptation on Netflix's roster. This movie follows a group of immortal warriors who have protected the world against numerous threats throughout the ages - and they're all led by their captain, as played by Charlize Theron.

However, once the secret of their powers are revealed, the group must fight off a threat to be controlled and exploited by exterior forces. 

Fatal Affair

Film - 16 July 2020

Fatal Affair

One of the big Netflix Original movies of July is Fatal Affair, a dark thriller written and directed by Peter Sullivan with Rasheeda Garner co-writing, and starring Nia Long as Ellie and Omar Epps as David.

Ellie tries her best to save her failing marriage, but finds herself getting involved with another man from her past. However, he's harbouring a lot of skeletons in the closet that will turn this affair into a dangerous situation. 


New series - 17 July 2020

Whilst we may know Katherine Langford best from 13 Reasons Why, she's stepping into an Arthurian legend with this adaptation of a novel by Frank Miller and Tom Wheeler. Langford will play Nimue, a teenager who is destined to become the Lady of the Lake. She travels along with Arthur on a quest to find Merlin. 

The first season shall consist of ten episodes, and will also feature performances from Devon Terrell, Gustaf Skarsgård and Peter Mullan. 


Film - 24 July 2020

Spike Lee’s 2018 film is actually based on real-life events, and now its getting a UK Netflix release after being made available on HBO Max in the US.

Ron Stallworth is an African American police officer from Colorado Springs who successfully manages to infiltrate a local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate, and eventually becomes its leader.

Good Girls

Season 3 - 26 July 2020

The third season of Good Girls has already aired on NBC in the US, but UK viewers will now get their chance to catch up. The crime-comedy-drama follows a trio of women who turn from their suburban lifestyles to a life of crime when they hit hard financial times.

Christina Hendricks, Retta and Mae Whitman are all returning to reprise their roles as Beth Boland, Ruby Hill and Annie Marks, and they'll be joined by newcomer Charlyne Yi (House) as Lucy, the latest person to be inducted into their grand schemes. 

Transformers: War for Cybertron: Siege 

Arc 1 - 30 July 2020

Transformers: War for Cybertron is an animated trilogy of the popular robot series and is produced by Rooster Teeth, alongside Allspark Animation and Polygon Pictures. Confusingly, its not related to the videogame of the same name. 

The first arc - Siege - takes place in a destroyed Cybertron after the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons. Megatron is desperate to end the conflict, and considers using the Allspark to do so. However, Optimus Prime has other ideas on how to handle the situation. 

The Umbrella Academy

Season 2 - 31 July 2020

The age of superheroes is in full swing, and The Umbrella Academy fits in with this trend perfectly. Another comic-book adaptation, this show follows a bunch of adopted siblings who band together to stop the end of the world.

Ellen Page and the rest of the cast will be reprising their roles. The next series will allegedly deviate from the current storyline in the comics to avoid the show overtaking plots - we're looking at you Game of Thrones.