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What to Watch on Hulu: ‘Prey,’ ‘The Patient,’ ‘Little Demon’ and Mike Tyson Biopic

Hulu’s August offerings include a ‘Predator’ prequel, an animated series starring Aubrey Plaza and a controversial Mike Tyson biopic

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Reservation Dogs have had the date August 3 marked on their calendars for a while, but its second-season premiere is not the only big Hulu offering this month. There’s a Predator prequel, for one and and new animated series starring Aubrey Plaza and Danny DeVito for another. And, as usual, the beginning of the month brings a deluge of new movies including some superhero classics.

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Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3 (August 1)

Sam Raimi returned to filmmaking after a long absence earlier this year with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. In some respects, it was a homecoming. Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Raimi helped define what a modern superhero movie could do with his trilogy of Spider-Man movies starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst. The first one’s very good, the second one’s great, and the third one is probably better than you remember.

Reservation Dogs: Season 2 (August 3)

Last year’s sleeper hit for FX and Hulu about Indigenous teens trying to make their way out of Oklahoma returns for a second season. And, in more good news, it’s a longer season than last year’s. It’s 10 episodes roll out weekly starting today.

Prey (August 5)

The latest film in the Predator series turns the clock way back. Amber Midthunder (Legion) stars as Naru, a Comanche warrior who finds herself facing an interplanetary foe. That’s a clever set-up and the presence of Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane) as director makes it even more promising.

This Fool (August 12)

Comic Chris Estrada stars in this semi-autobiographical comedy about a Los Angeles non-profit worker who tries to improve the world but has problems of his own, including the embarrassing fact that he still lives with his parents. Estrada, who co-created the show, heads a cast that includes Michael Imperioli.

Children of the Underground (August 13)

A new documentary looks at the case of Faye Yager, who inspired headlines in the Eighties and Nineties by running an underground network designed to keep women and children away from alleged abusers. The story, a flood of subsequent lawsuits and the attention of the FBI suggested, was not quite that simple, however.

Legacy: The True Story of the LA Lakers (August 15)

HBO’s Winning Time has drawn criticism from some past and present associates of the Los Angeles Lakers. The documentary series Legacy sounds like an official attempt to set the record straight, depicting the rise and frequent dominance of the powerhouse NBA team.

On the Count of Three (August 17)

Comedian Jerrod Carmichael drew acclaim for his comedy special Rothaniel this year, a stand-up set that doubled as a coming out announcement. Earlier this year also saw the debut of Carmichael’s first film as writer and director, an intriguing, tense black comedy in which he plays a man who enters into a suicide pact with his best friend (Christopher Abbott).

Mike (Hulu, August 25)

The life of Mike Tyson doesn’t lend itself to a traditional sort of sports biopic, so don’t expect a lot of uplift from this unauthorized look at the life of the former champ. Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight) plays the grown-up Tyson in a limited series that charts his rise and fall.

Little Demon (August 25)

In a new animated series executive produced by Community and Rick and Morty’s Dan Harmon, Aubrey Plaza voices a woman trying to live an ordinary life despite raising the daughter of Satan. A product of Danny DeVito’s Jersey Films, it features DeVito as Satan and his own daughter Lucy DeVito as the hellspawn.

The Patient (August 30)

Created and written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (The Americans), this limited series follows the relationship between a psychiatrist (Steve Carell) and a serial killer (Domhnall Gleeson). The twist: the shrink is being held against his will as part of the killer’s quest to free himself of his demons.

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