With Big Little Lies and Billions still arriving every week, Sky steps things up a gear in April, with the premiere of brand new drama starring Idris Elba and a new US comedy starring Zach Galifianakis. April is mostly a month for old friends, though, with the reunion of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in The Trip to Spain, a second season of Outcast, the return of Veep, Silicon Valley and The Leftovers for its final season – and, of course, there’s the small matter of the Prison Break revival.
Don’t have Sky? You can stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW TV, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £6.99 a month. For more information, click here.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is serving up science fiction and scares, with the premiere of X-Men: Apocalypse and Star Trek Beyond, as well as The Conjuring 2 and Queen of Earth. For those wanting something lighter, there’s also Pete’s Dragon, Finding Dory and Sausage Party – one of which isn’t exactly family viewing. And again, if you don’t have Sky, you can stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW TV, for £9.99 a month. For more information on that, click here.)
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky in April 2017:
Outcast: Season 2 (3rd April, 10.15pm – FOX UK)
FOX’s horror series returns for a second season, as Kyle finds the possession phenomenon to be more widespread than he had imagined, while Reverend Anderson struggles with guilt over his actions.
The Trip To Spain: Season 3 (6th April, 10pm – Sky Atlantic)
Michael Winterbottom’s BAFTA-nominated The Trip moves to Sky Atlantic, as Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite to go on a culinary journey through Spain. All episodes will be available with Sky Box Sets and NOW TV following Episode 1’s premiere.
Prison Break: Season 5 (10th April, 9pm – FOX UK)
Prison Break returns for a new limited series, as seven years later, thanks to information provided by T-Bag, Lincoln and Sara discover that Michael is still alive in a Yemen prison.
Guerrilla: Season 1 (13th April, 9pm – Sky Atlantic )
Box set binge-watchers rejoice. Every episode of Sky’s new politically explosive drama starring Freida Pinto, Babou Ceesay, Rory Kinnear, Idris Elba and many more becomes available with Sky Box Sets and NOW TV the moment Episode 1 begins on Sky Atlantic.
Blindspot: Season 2 Part 2 (13th April, 9pm – Sky Living)
Blindspot returns for the final half of its thrilling second season. With Jane Doe’s past out in the open, can she take back control of her own life?
Baskets: Season 1 (13th April, 10.30pm – FOX UK)
Co-created by Louis C.K. and starring Zach Galifianakis, this dark comedy follows Chip Baskets, who dreams of becoming a classically trained French clown in Paris.
Micky Flanagan Thinking Aloud: Season 1 (17th April, 9pm – Sky 1)
Cockney comic Micky Flanagan is back and putting his own inimitable spin on the things that have been bedevilling him for the past year.
The Blacklist: Redemption: Season 1 (Wednesdays, 9pm – Sky 1)
This spin-off from The Blacklist (following Tom Keen and Susan Hargrave) started on 29th March, so it’s not too late to get back up to speed.
The Legacy: Season 3 (Thursdays, 9pm – Sky Arts)
The acclaimed Danish drama returned for Season 3 on 30th March, following four siblings who are torn over the family inheritance.
Carters Get Rich: Season 1 (Fridays, 8pm – Sky 1)
When 11 year old Harry Carter creates the dating app Honc, little did he didn’t realise was that it would become the next big social networking app and that it’s be bought by a US billionaire, turning his family into instant millionaires. James Van Der Beek stars.
The Leftovers: Season 3 (Date TBC)
The final season of HBO’s mind-bending philosophical drama promises no answers to why 2 per cent of the world’s population mysteriously disappeared – and that’s exactly the way we want it.
Veep: Season 6 (Date TBC)
Armando Iannucci’s political comedy returns, with Julia Louis Dreyfus on five-consecutive-Emmy-nomination form as White House Wonder Woman – or should that be blunder woman – Selina Meyer. All previous seasons are also available on-demand.
Silicon Valley: Season 4 (Date TBC)
Season 4 of the smart and funny comedy catches up with Pied Piper founder Richard Hendricks, who, after a string of events including an elephant, looked to have his company dead in the water. However, the surprising success of a video chat app developed alongside it gives the company a new lease of life. Could this finally be their killer app?
Don’t Breathe – 1st April
A trio of young burglars (Jane Levy, Dylan Minette and Daniel Zovatto) make a grave error when they target an army veteran who lost his sight in Iraq (Stephen Lang). Knowing their victim is all alone and sitting on a fortune cash, the housebreakers think they’re in for an easy night. Unfortunately, they’re about to get blindsided – in every sense.
Pete’s Dragon – 7th April
Old wood carver Mr Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these are just stories until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. Charming family entertainment.
The Conjuring 2 – 8th April
Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson return as husband and wife spirit-busting team Lorraine and Ed Warren, who find themselves investigating the famous Enfield Haunting case.
Star Trek Beyond – 14th April
Halfway into their five-year mission, the crew of the USS Enterprise is attacked by a seemingly unstoppable wave of unknown aliens, forcing them to abandon ship. Stranded on an unknown planet with no apparent means of rescue, the crew find themselves in conflict with a new and ruthless enemy – the vengeful Krall (Idris Elba). Penned by Simon Pegg, this entertaining sequel is like a long Star Trek episode and all the better for it.
Finding Dory – 15th April
Just keep swimming!
The Shallows – 16th April
Non-Stop director Jaume Collet-Serra helms this trashily fun B-movie that sees a lone surfer (Blake Lively) stranded 200 yards offshore and a great white shark on her tail.
The Legend of Tarzan – 21st April
Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz star in this new interpretation of the legendary king of the jungle.
Iona – 23rd April
Shell director Scott Graham helms this stark, nuanced drama about faith and family, as Ruth Negga plays the eponymous young woman, who returns home to the Hebridean Island.
X-Men: Apocalypse – 28th April
Oscar Isaac joins James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender in the latest X-Men blockbuster, which serves up a slice of old-school superhero fun.
Sausage Party – 29th April
Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig are on vocal duties in this animated movie that’s rude, crude and packed with more F-bombs than E-numbers, as they play a hot dog and bun who dream of the day they’re bought by a customer.
Queen of Earth – 30th April
Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss is on astonishing form in Alex Ross Perry’s follow-up to Listen to Philip, which follows emotionally fraught singleton Catherine, who arrives to spend a week of self-imposed “exile” at the lake house of her best friend, following the death of her father and a grim break-up from her longtime boyfriend.
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