Each month we seem to get new content based on comic books or comic book adjacent. Let’s take a look at what is releasing this August.
Release: August 5
The Sandman is a television series based on the comic book with the same name written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. The series was developed by Gaiman, David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight, Man of Steel), and Allan Heinberg (Wonder Woman) for Netflix. It stars Tom Sturridge as Dream, with Gwendoline Christie, Vivienne Acheampong, Boyd Holbrook, Charles Dance, Asim Chaudhry, and Sanjeev Bhaskar in supporting roles.
In 1916, Morpheus, the king of dreams and one of the seven Endless, is captured in an occult ritual. After being held captive for 105 years, Morpheus escapes and sets out to restore order to his kingdom of the Dreaming.
The entire 10-episode season will release August 5, 2022 only on Netflix.
Locke & Key: Season 3
Release: August 10
Locke & Key is television series developed by Carlton Cuse (Bates Motel, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) Meredith Averill (American Gothic, Jane the Virgin), and Aron Eli Coleite (Daybreak, Heroes), based on the comic book series of the same name by Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4A2) and Gabriel Rodríguez (NOS4A2). In April 2022, it was announced that this season would be its final season, as planned by the creators.
The Locke family uncovers more magic within Keyhouse, while a new threat — the most dangerous one yet — looms in Matheson with plans of his own for the keys. Locke & Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.
The cast features Darby Stanchfield, Connor Jessup, Jackson Robert Scott, Emilia Jones, Brendan Hines, Sherri Saum, Coby Bird, and Aaron Ashmore.
All 10 episodes of the final season will be available on August 10, 2022.
I Am Groot
Release: August 10
I Am Groot is an animated series of shorts created for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics character Groot. Kirsten Lepore (Adventure Time) directed all episodes with Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper reprising their roles as Groot and Rocket Raccoon from the Guardians of the Galaxy films. Lepore wrote the series along with Ryan Little (War Pigs).
Each short follows Baby Groot as he grows up in the galaxy, going on adventures with new and unusual characters that get him into trouble.
I Am Groot scheduled to premiere with five shorts on August 10, 2022, as a part of Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Release: August 12
Secret Headquarters is a superhero film directed by Henry Joost (Project Power) and Ariel Schulman (Project Power), who co-wrote the movie with Christopher L. Yost (Thor: Ragnarok, Thor: The Dark World) and Josh Koenigsberg, based on a story by Yost. Starring Owen Wilson, Walker Scobell, Jesse Williams, Keith L. Williams, Momona Tamada, and Michael Peña.
Young Charlie Kincaid, who discovers a secret headquarters under his home that seems to belong to a superhero. He shares it with his friends, and they start to believe that his estranged father might have a secret double life.
The film is set to be released on Paramount+ in the United States on August 12, 2022.
Tales of the Walking Dead
Release: August 14
Tales of the Walking Dead is a post-apocalyptic horror drama anthology series created by Scott M. Gimple (Fear the Walking Dead) and Channing Powell. It is a spin-off series to The Walking Dead, which is based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard, and is the fourth television series within The Walking Dead franchise.
The series stars Anthony Edwards as Dr. Everett, Parker Posey as Blair, Jillian Bell as Gina, Terry Crews as Joe, Olivia Munn as Evie, Poppy Liu as Amy, Danny Ramirez as Eric, Daniella Pineda as Idalia, Jessie T. Usher as Devon, Samantha Morton as Dee / Alpha, Loan Chabanol, Embeth Davidtz, Gage Munroe, Lauren Glazier, and Matt Medrano.
The six-episode series is scheduled to premiere on AMC on August 14, 2022. The first two episodes will premiere on AMC+ that day, as episodes are to stream on the service a week early from the second onward.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Release: August 17
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law is a series created by Jessica Gao (Rick and Morty, Silicon Valley) for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel comic book character She-Hulk.
Tatiana Maslany stars as Jennifer Walters / She-Hulk, alongside Jameela Jamil, Josh Segarra, Ginger Gonzaga, Jon Bass, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tim Roth, Mark Ruffalo, and Benedict Wong.
She-Hulk follows Jennifer Walters, a lawyer specializing in cases involving superhumans, who also becomes the green superhero She-Hulk. Gao serves as head writer with Kat Coiro (Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) leading the directing team.
The series is scheduled to premiere on August 17, 2022, and will consist of nine episodes as part of Phase Four of the MCU.
Release: August 26
Samaritan is a superhero film directed by Julius Avery (Overlord) and written by Bragi F. Schut. Sylvester Stallone stars in the title role with Javon Walton, Pilou Asbæk, Dascha Polanco, and Moises Arias in supporting roles. The story was previously adapted into the Mythos Comics graphic novels by Schut, Marc Olivent, and Renzo Podesta.
A young boy learns that a superhero who was thought to have gone missing after an epic battle twenty years ago may in fact still be around.
Samaritan is scheduled to release on August 26, 2022 streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Release: August 31
Andor is a television series created by Tony Gilroy (The Bourne Series, Michael Clayton) for the streaming service Disney+. The series serves as a prequel to the Star Wars spin-off film Rogue One (2016). Diego Luna reprises his Rogue One role as Cassian Andor and will also serve as executive producer. Joining Luna is Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgård, Adria Arjona, Denise Gough, Kyle Soller, and Fiona Shaw.
Beginning five years before the events of Rogue One, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters during the time that a Rebel Alliance is forming in opposition to the Galactic Empire. One of these characters is Cassian Andor, a thief who becomes a revolutionary and eventually joins the Rebellion.
The first 12-episode season of Andor is scheduled to premiere on Disney+ on August 31, 2022, with its first two episodes. The first season will take place of the span of one year in Cassian Andor’s life.