February means one thing for Sky customers: The Walking Dead. Yes, AMC’s zombie smash hit shuffles back for the second part of its eighth season this month, and with all of the previous seasons still available on-demand, there’s never been a better chance to catch yourself up.
Other new series on the way include a comedy drama from Arrested Development’s David Cross, starring Stephen Mangan, and the return of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, as well as the second halves of The Flash Season 4 and Legends of Tomorrow Season 3. Prefer something older? All of Scrubs and Silicon Valley are also on their way.
Don’t have Sky? You can stream it all live and on-demand through NOW TV, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £7.99 a month. For more information, click here.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is serving up a selection of 2017 blockbusters in the shape of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Fast & Furious 8, as well as the intriguing prospect of a noir starring Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots and Justin Long.
Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW TV, for £11.99 a month. For more information on that, click here.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in February 2018:
Jamestown: Season 2 (Sky One, 9pm) – 9th February
Murder, kidnap, treachery… it all happens in Season 2 of the hit Sky Original Production. Rejoin Alice, Jocelyn and Verity as new wives show up, marriages break down, ghostly happenings spook the residents and a threat to Jamestown puts Yeardley to the ultimate test. The recently arrived Angolan workers will be forced to adapt – fast. Plus, a traitor will threaten the peace and one Jamestown resident will learn what it means to lose everything. Kicking off with a double-bill, new episodes arrive weekly on Fridays.
SMILF – A Box of Dunkies & Two Squirts of Maple Syrup: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm) – 13th February
Frankie Shaw writes, directs and stars in this raw and honest semi-autobiographical comedy. She plays Bridgette Bird, a 20-something girl in South Boston who shares her tiny studio apartment and a bed with her two-year old son Larry. An aspiring actress, Bridgette struggles to balance her hopes and dreams with the realities of being a young, single mother. Rosie O’Donnell co-stars as Tutu, Bridgette’s tough, stubborn and occasionally terrifying mother.
Bliss: Season 1 (Sky One, 10pm) – 14th February
A new comedy drama from Arrested Development’s David Cross, starring Stephen Mangan as Andrew, a man with two partners, two families, two lives, and – as we’re sure you can imagine – one hell of a moral crisis. He’s got his Kim (Heather Graham) and his 15-yearold daughter Christina on one side of Bristol, and Denise (Jo Hartley) and their teenage son Kris on the other. Neither knows the other exists, but Andrew’s worlds are about to become very hard to contain and holding on to his sanity isn’t going to be easy either.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 19th February
Back for another helping of roast Trump, the Emmy® award-winning series famed for its satirical swipes at the president will be returning to Sky Atlantic screens this February with season four. With over five million YouTube subscribers, and with one segment on Donald Trump achieving more than 33 million views, John Oliver’s cutting commentary on current affairs has become a viral hit. Make sure you don’t miss out when the topical comedy returns.
The Walking Dead: Season 8 Part 2 (FOX UK, 9pm) – 26th February
The multi-award-winning drama returns with brand-new episodes as the second half of Season 8 hits NOW TV. The series follows a group of people, led by deputy sheriff Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who are attempting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world that’s ravaged by the undead. The season promises to throw up more surprises as the all-out war between Rick and baseball bat-wielding fellow survivor Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) rages on.
The Flash: Season 4, Part 2 (Sky One, 8pm) – 27th February
Grant Gustin’s super speedster returns to finish off his fourth season.
Legends of Tomorrow: Season 3, Part 2 (Sky One, 8pm) – 28th February
Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill and the gang return for more time-travelling misadventures.
Save Me: Season 1 – 28th February (9pm, Sky Atlantic)
A Sky Original Production from the producers of the award-winning Line of Duty, Save Me is the story of a most unlikely hero, local chancer Nelson ‘Nelly’ Rowe (Lennie James), and his search for his missing teenage daughter Jody, who he hasn’t seen for a decade. As the news of the disappearance begins to affect Nelly’s life, his search takes him on a journey that will change the lives of everyone around him forever. Featuring a stellar cast, including Suranne Jones (Doctor Foster) and Stephen Graham (This is England). All episodes are released at once on Sky Box Sets and NOW TV on demand on the same day.
Here and Now – Date TBC
From Oscar® and Emmy® winner Alan Ball (Six Feet Under), Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter star in a 10-part drama following a contemporary multiracial family. A philosophy professor and his lawyer wife are adoptive parents of three children and one biological child. The progressive, seemingly happy family is not all that it seems, with some deep-seated rifts burning under the surface. And when one of the children begins to see things the others cannot, their differences threaten to rise dramatically to the surface.
National Treasures: The Art of Collecting – Date TBC
The great art collectors of the world open their doors in this new series which reveals a host of rare and valuable treasures. Among them are the leading collector of Islamic art, who has amassed 35,000 pieces, England’s foremost collector of Old Masters, and the Manchester businessman who started out selling vacuum cleaners and ended up with 2,500 works by modern British artists. Also in the series, a fabulous collection of Venetian glass, images from the dawn of photography and exquisite pocket watches spanning 300 years.
The Wizard of Lies (Box Set) – 2nd February
In 2008, stockbroker, investment advisor and financier Bernie Madoff made headlines
around the world when he was arrested for perpetrating perhaps the largest financial fraud in US history. Starring Robert De Niro as Madoff and Michelle Pfeiffer as his wife, Ruth, this drama tells the entire story of Madoff ’s multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme and how his deception, lies and cover-up catapulted his family into a harsh and unrelenting spotlight.
Divorce: Season 1 (Box Set) – 8th February
This caustic comedy written by Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) stars Sarah Jessica Parker (Sex and the City) as Frances, a New York woman who suddenly begins to reassess her life and her marriage, and finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought.
Scrubs: Seasons 1-9 (Box Set) – 12th February
Check into the surreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, where the staff and patients are hilarious and bizarre in equal measure This Emmy® Award-winning comedy follows the outlandish, and often touching, journey of medical intern Zach Braff and his fellow doctors, played by Sarah Chalke, Donald Faison and John C McGinley, who attempt to prove that laughter is the best medicine alongside a host of notable guest stars, including Michael J Fox, Tara Reid, Mandy Moore, Courteney Cox, Colin Farrell, Jason Bateman and many more.
Silicon Valley: Seasons 1 to 4 (Box Set) – Date TBC
With Season 5 of the award-winning comedy set to premiere on Sky Atlantic in March, viewers are able to catch up on every episode of seasons one to four with Sky Box Sets and NOW TV. From the creator of Beavis and Butt-head, the show follows a group of entrepreneurs as they found a tech start-up company. But their journey to becoming Silicon Valley’s latest millionaires is strewn with squabbles, vulgar smart fridges, exploding mobile phones, runaway driverless cars and wallet-emptying lawsuits.
Frank & Lola – 5th February
In this psychosexual noir, talented Las Vegas chef Frank (Michael Shannon) finds himself knocked out of emotional kilter with the arrival of aspiring clothes designer Lola (Imogen Poots). He becomes suspicious of her new employer (Justin Long) and – more obsessively – is driven to fly to Paris when Lola explains her flighty behaviour is down to a sexual encounter with rich a Frenchman (Michael Nyqvist). However, his bid to track the man down doesn’t end well.
Fast & Furious 8 – 16th February
The fastest ‘family’ on four wheels comes under threat when a hi-tech terrorist (Charlize Theron) seduces Dom (Vin Diesel) and persuades him to betray his friends. The skulduggery sets in motion a trail of auto-carnage that rages from Cuba to New York to the Barents Sea as the crew make a desperate bid stop the blonde anarchist from unleashing global chaos.
Other movies coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in February 2018:
One More Time
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
My All American
Mune: Guardian of the Moon
Honey 3: Dare To Dance
It Had to Be You
After The Reality
Dive Olly Dive and the Octopus Rescue
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Birth of a Dragon
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant
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