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Come August, Add These Exciting Titles From Hotstar Premium To Your Binge-Watch List!


Jyothi Venkatesh

Yet another month and yet another great list of shows and movies to watch. From critically acclaimed to Emmy nominated titles, catch some of the best content at the tip of our fingers – Whenever. Wherever. 


A Black Lady Sketch Show (3 Aug)

A half-hour sketch comedy written by and starring Robin Thede that showcases performances from various comedians as well as some celebrity guests.

Cast: Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Quinta Brunson 

Killing Eve (9 Aug)

Killing Eve is a British spy thriller revolving around the life of Eve Polastri, a British intelligence investigator tasked with capturing psychopathic assassin Villanelle. As the chase progresses, the two develop a mutual obsession for each other. Winner at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards amongst others and nominated for the 71stPrimetime Emmy Awards 2019

Cast: Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer 

Succession (12 Aug)

Succession is an American satirical comedy-drama series, that centers on the fictional Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of a global media empire who are fighting for control of the company amidst uncertainty about the health of the family’s patriarch, Logan Roy. After a successful Season 1 that’s been nominated at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards 2019, the series returns with its next chapter.

Ensemble Cast: Hiam Abbass, Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Peter Friedman, Natalie Gold, Matthew Macfadyen, Alan Ruck, Parker Sawyers, Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Rob Yang 

Righteous Gemstones (19 Aug)

The show follows a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work. The show premiers in India in line with its US launch date.

Cast: Danny McBride, John Goodman, Edi Patterson, Adam DeVine, Cassidy Freeman, Tony Cavalero, Tim Baltz

Ballers – Season 5 (26 Aug)

Ballers is a comedy-drama television series revolving around Spencer Strasmore, a retired NFL player who must navigate his new career of choice as the financial manager of other NFL players. Starring Dwayne Johnson, the 5th season releases in India in line with its US release.

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, John David Washington, Omar Benson Miller 

The Affair – Season 5 (26 Aug)

The Affair is a drama series about a struggling novelist and a young waitress wo strike up an extramarital relationship that promises to forever change the course of their lives. The fifth and final season will partly take place 20 years after the last season’s events, where characters come to terms with the consequences of their choices.

Stars: Dominic West, Maura Tierney, Anna Paquin 


Christopher Robin: (Release date – 2nd August)

A fantasy comedy-drama film, Christopher Robin is the story about a working-class family man encounters his childhood friend Winnie-the-Pooh, who helps him to rediscover the joys of life.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Mark Gatiss 



Pose is set in the world of 1987 and looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world

Cast: Jason A. Rodriguez, MJ Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson 

Escape at Dannemora

An employee at a prison in upstate New York becomes romantically involved with a pair of inmates and helps them escape.

Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano 


Spanning five decades, Fosse/Verdon explores the singular romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon

Cast: Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Butz 

Sharp Objects

A reporter confronts the psychological demons from her past when she returns to her hometown to cover a violent murder.

Cast: Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina

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