HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Top New Show, Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ Top Returning Show Anticipated in August

HBO’s “House of the Dragon” was the top anticipated new show, Netflix’s “Locke & Key” was the most anticipated returning show, and Bullet Train was the top anticipated movie on the Whip Media charts for August.

“House of the Dragon,” which in addition to airing on HBO starts streaming Aug. 21 on HBO Max, is the much-anticipated prequel to “Game of Thrones,” set 200 years before that hit series and chronicling the saga of the House of Targaryen.

“Locke & Key,” season three of which debuts on Netflix Aug. 10, is a fantasy horror drama based on the comic book series of the same name. It follows a family that takes residence in the family home, Keyhouse, after the father is murdered.

Sony Pictures’ Bullet Train is an action comedy starring Joey King, Brad Pitt, Karen Fukuhara and Sandra Bullock. The film, which debuts Aug. 5, follows a trained killer (Pitt) who wants to give up the life but is pulled back in by his handler (Bullock) to acquire a briefcase on a bullet train.

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TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users, according to the company. TV Time’s “Anticipation Report” is based on data from those users.


Most Anticipated New Shows for August:

  1. “House of the Dragon” (HBO) — Aug. 21
  2. “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (Disney+) — Aug. 17
  3. “Andor” (Disney+) — Aug. 31
  4. “The Sandman” (Netflix) — Aug. 5
  5. “I Am Groot” (Disney+) — Aug. 10


Most Anticipated Returning Shows for August:

  1. “Locke & Key” (Netflix) — Aug. 10
  2. “Never Have I Ever” (Netflix) — Aug. 12
  3. “Reservation Dogs” (Hulu) — Aug. 3
  4. “See” (Apple TV+) — Aug. 26
  5. “Kevin Can F**k Himself” (AMC+) — Aug. 22


Most Anticipated Movies for August:

  1. Bullet Train — Aug. 5
  2. Day Shift — Aug. 12
  3. Prey — Aug. 5
  4. Bodies Bodies Bodies — Aug. 5
  5. Luck — Aug. 5
  6. Look Both Ways — Aug. 17
  7. Beast — Aug. 19
  8. Orphan: First Kill — Aug. 19
  9. Secret Headquarters — Aug. 12
  10. They/Them — Aug. 5

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