Here's what's new on Netflix Australia in August 2017

As the number of shows and movies available to stream in Australia continues to grow at an impressive rate, it can be tough to keep up with all the new additions to each streaming service each month.

We've all come to anticipate a new stable of Netflix Originals releases each month, but figuring out which shows they are and when exactly they become available isn't so easy. And what about the large number licensed shows and films that are made available to stream, if only for a limited time?

In an effort to keep you informed of the best shows and movies that are in the process of being added to Netflix, we'll be bringing you an updated list of what you can expect on the service on a monthly basis. 

Not only that, we'll also be singling out the biggest releases, as well as a number of quality TV shows and films which we believe deserve your time. 

Anyway, enough jabbering – here's what's new on Netflix in August 2017.

TV shows highlights for August, 2017

Marvel's The Defenders (Season 1): The wait is over! Marvel's The Defenders will bring together the protagonists of Netflix's four Marvel series, namely Matt Murdock, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Danny Rand, who will need to play nice with each other in order to take down a new villain played by Sigourney Weaver. Release date: (1/8/2017)

Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (Season 1): Set ten years after the events of the original movie and its prequel series, David Wain and Michael Showalter's early 90s-set sequel is bound to be as hilarious as what came before. Release date: (4/8/2017)

Vikings (Season 4): Things are getting suitably intense as we head into the first part of the fourth season of Vikings, as Ragnar's leadership is brought into question.  Release date: (25/8/2017)

Movies highlights for June, 2017

Marvel's Doctor Strange: Marvel brings some sorcery to the table with Doctor Strange, an origin story that sees a damaged doctor lean into the cosmic world in order to fix his hands. He'll also need to use his newfound powers to save the world. Release date: (1/8/2017)

Mad Max: Fury Road: Perhaps the best action film of the decade, Mad Max: Fury Road sees our titular hero team up with a powerful warrior named Furiosa in order to save a group of women from slavery. Release date: (10/8/2017)

Death Note: Based on the hit manga and anime series of the same name, Death Note is an American live-action Netflix Original movie from Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You're Next). Release date: (25/8/2017)

Disney's Moana: An enchanting Disney fairytale with beautiful animation, Moana sees an island girl set out on a quest to end a curse that was accidentally caused by a demigod named Maui. Release date: (29/8/2017)

...and the rest for August 2017

TV shows and stand-up

Stranger: Season 1 (1/8/2017) 

Atypical: Season 1 (11/8/2017)

White Gold: Season 1 (11/8/2017)

Disjointed: Part 1 (25/8/2017)

The Mist: Season 1 (25/8/2017)

Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments: Season 2B (August 1, 8, 15) 

Shooter: Season 2 (August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 

Maz Jobrani: Immigrant (1/8/2017) 

Alan Saldaña: Mi vida de pobre (4/8/2017) 

Brad Paisley's Comedy Rodeo (15/8/2017) 

Lynne Koplitz: Hormonal Beast (22/8/2017) 

Ryan Hamilton: Happy Face (29/8/2017)

Voltron: Legendary Defender: Season 3 (4/8/2017) 

Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh: Season 3 (11/8/2017) 

True and The Rainbow Kingdom: Season 1 (11/8/2017) 

Dinotrux: Season 5 (18/8/2017) 

Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 1 (18/8/2017) 

DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge: Season 5 (25/8/2017)

Chelsea: Season 2 (August 4, 11)

Animal Kingdom: Season 2 (August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30)

The Hollywood Masters: Season 1 (1/8/2017) 

The Royal House of Windsor: Season 1 (1/8/2017) 

Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 1 (1/8/2017)

Grimm: Season 4-5 (1/8/2017)

Movies and documentaries

Naked (11/8/2017)

Icarus (4/8/2017) 

Disney's Queen of Katwe (8/8/2017)

Edge of Tomorrow (10/8/2017) 

John Wick (10/8/2017) 

The Lego Movie (10/8/2017)

The Wedding Ringer (21/8/2017)

The Autopsy of Jane Doe (1/8/2017)   

Catch and Release (1/8/2017) 

Dear White People (1/8/2017)  

Stigmata (1/8/2017) 

A Man Called Ove (1/8/2017) 

Opening Night (1/8/2017) 

Garfield: The Movie (1/8/2017) 

12 Angry Men (1/8/2017) 

Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) (1/8/2017) 

The Machinist (4/8/2017) 

Prisoners (6/8/2017) 

The Age of Adaline (8/8/2017) 

Justice League Dark (8/8/2017) 

A Walk Among the Tombstones (10/8/2017) 

Brick Mansions (10/8/2017) 

Dark Places (10/8/2017) 

Paper Planes (10/8/2017) 

Stonehearst Asylum (10/8/2017) 

The Best of Me (10/8/2017) 

The Giver (10/8/2017) 

Tracers (10/8/2017) 

Two Night Stand (10/8/2017) 

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (10/8/2017) 

The Spy Next Door (10/8/2017) 

Cop out (15/8/2017)  

Barbecue (15/8/2017) 

Suite Française (17/8/2017) 

Wedding Crashers (17/8/2017) 

Airplane! (18/8/2017) 

Hide and Seek (19/8/2017) 

Little Nicky (20/8/2017)  

Unacknowledged (21/8/2017) 

The Manchurian Candidate *(25/8/2017) 

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (25/8/2017) 

Scooby-Doo (27/8/2017) 

A Perfect Ending (27/8/2017)