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OTT Shows to Watch From August 20

Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent

Published on: August 17, 2023 | Updated on: August 17, 2023
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MUMBAI: Prime Video brings to the audience a wide variety of content this week.

AP Dhillon: First Of A Kind, is produced by PASSION Pictures in association with Wild Sheep Content and Run-Up Records. Helmed by series director Jay Ahmed, this engrossing four-part docuseries explores the life of Amritpal Singh Dhillon, better known internationally as AP Dhillon, the self-made superstar. The documentary sets off on a journey that follows his extraordinary career, starting from the charming village of Gurdaspur in Punjab to the stunning vistas of British Columbia, Canada, with exclusive access. This docuseries based on the global sensation, AP Dhiloon will stream exclusively on Prime Video starting August 18.

Based on Harlan Coben's eponymous best-selling book-series, Shelter Season 1, the story follows Mickey Bolitar (Jaden Michael). After his father unexpectedly dies, Mickey decides to start over in Kasselton, New Jersey. Mickey quickly becomes involved in the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a fresh addition to his school, in this new location. While Mickey explores Kasselton's gloomy underbelly, he finds a mysterious underground world that may contain solutions for enduring disappearances, deaths, and myths—possibly even throwing light on his own complex family past. This 8-episodic mystery crime drama, dubbed in English and Hindi, premieres with the first three episodes on August 18, with the finale episode dropping on September 22 exclusively on Prime Video.

Mala Fortuna follows the story of Victoria (Macarena Achaga) and Julio (Jorge López), who lost their family's wealth due to a financial scandal involving influential Latin American families over ten years ago. Struggling with financial difficulties and social isolation, they change their identities and start anew. Despite their privileged backgrounds and good education, they realize that their best option to escape their predicament is to change their identities and pursue a brighter future. Created by Cristian Conti and Maria Hinojos, the Mexican comedy series also stars Lisa Owen in the lead role and will premiere on Prime Video on August 18.

Cangaço Novo is a Brazilian crime drama that tells the story of Ubaldo (Guilherme Leal), an unhappy bank clerk who lives in the urban area of São Paulo with no memory of his childhood. He discovers that he has an inheritance and two sisters in the outback of Ceará: Dilvânia (Gaby Lopes) leads a group that worships her famous deceased father, and Dinorah (Alice Carvalho) is the only woman in a gang of bank robbers. Ubaldo arrives in town, revered for his strong resemblance to his father, and is called upon to fulfill his destiny as the new mythical "cangaceiro" and supreme leader of the gang. Ubaldo will have to face bandits, murderers, and the corrupt local police, and literally blow up small towns as he embarks on his journey, desperately trying to keep his moral values in check. Created by Eduardo Melo and Mariana Bardan, the Brazilian series will premiere on Prime Video with English and Hindi dubs on August 18.

Highlights: AP Dhillon: First Of A Kind - 18 August

Featuring unseen personal footage and unique behind-the-scenes access, AP Dhillon takes us on a journey from his early days in a small village in Punjab and tells us his incredible plan to change the music industry and inspire a nation.

Harlan Coben's Shelter Season 1 - August 18

The story of Mickey Bolitar and his new life with a mom in rehab, a dead father, an annoying aunt, and a new school in New Jersey.

Cangaço Novo - August 18

Ubaldo receives an inheritance that will change his destiny for good. In the heart of the northwest desert, he'll become the leader of a pack of ruthless bandits, fulfilling the legacy of his biological father - a mythical "Cangaceiro".

Mala Fortuna - August 18

Tells the story of two broken souls who make one last try in search of glory. They meet again with false identities, resentments, and the remnants of their love, while competing for the bank account of the richest family in Mexico.

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