After a blockbuster January, February continues to bring the goods on Sky and NOW TV, with the debut of Das Boot, the return of The Walking Dead and a new season of Last Week Tonight. And, of course, there are still weekly episodes of True Detective S3, Escape at Dannemora and Tin Star Season 2. And, to top it all off, Sky One has its new star-studded racing series, Curfew, which sees an ensemble including Sean Bean, Billy Zane and Adrian Lester play characters desperate to win a street race.
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 £7.99 a month for an Entertainment Pass. For more information, click here.
Over on Sky Cinema, meanwhile, there’s crime caper fun with Ocean’s Eight, serious family drama with Dark River, winning coming-of-cage comedy with Love Simon, and, of course, the chance to see The Oscars legally.
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. For sports, you can also sign up to NOW TV’s Sky Sports Pass on a contract-free basis. For more information, click here.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in February 2019:
Modern Family: Season 10 (Sky One, 9pm) – 1st February
Get ready for loads more laughs and surprises as the Pritchett-DunphyTuckers return for a 10th season of the hit US comedy. This time, Phil gets all Mean Girls on Jay after watching the movie, Haley’s love life is complicated by an old flame and the family are hit with some shocking news.
The Simpsons: Season 30 (Sky One, 8pm) – 1st February
It’s been three decades since Bart, Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie burst on to screens. Now, the animated series begins a record-breaking 30th season.
Das Boot (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 6th February
Sky Germany presents the serialised sequel to one of the most acclaimed war films of all time. Set in the autumn of 1942, the Allies have cracked the Enigma code, signalling the end of the U-boats’ dominance at sea, and increased levels of resistance in previous safe havens such as La Rochelle has made mainland Europe dangerous and unpredictable. Even as the tide increasingly turns against the German war machine, the young crew of U-boat U-612 prepare for their maiden voyage. New Captain Klaus Hoffman, following in the footsteps of his famous father, takes the helm. However, tensions simmer between him and members of the crew who feel passed over.
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 15, Part 2 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 6h February
The long-running medical drama returns to continue its 15th season.
Station 19: Season 2 (Sky Witness, 10pm) – 6th February
Shonda Rhimes’ hit firefighting drama returns, and following the first season’s explosive cliffhanger ending, the fate of several crew members remains unknown. As they continue to battle the inferno in the skyscraper, injured members of the team are taken to Grey Sloan hospital to receive help from some familiar faces. Meanwhile, as a new firefighter with a shady past arrives, the future of the station has never been more uncertain.
Blindspot: Season 4, Part 2 (Sky Witness, 10pm) – 11th February
The crime drama returns to continue its fourth season.
The Walking Dead: Season 9, Part 2 (FOX UK, 9pm) – 11th February
The Walking Dead returns for the second half of Season 9, as the threat of The Whisperers fully emerges.
Siren: Season 2 (Syfy UK, 9pm) – 14th February
Mermaid drama in which the arrival of a mysterious girl (Eline Powell) proves local folklore about the “mythical” sea people turns out to be all too true.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 18 (Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm) – 18th February
John Oliver returns to shake up the establishment with another season of his Emmy-Award winning satire.
Curfew: Season 1 (Sky One, 9pm) – 22nd February
With drama, humour, horror and fast cars, eight-part Sky original production Curfew careers on to Sky One. Sean Bean, Billy Zane, Adrian Lester and a stellar ensemble cast line up for one heck of a night-time street race as they try to flee the totalitarian government curfew that’s controlling their lives. The winner will be the first to reach the finish line by sunrise… and that’s the only rule. Adam Brody and Miranda Richardson also star.
The Flash: Season 5, Part 2 (Sky One, 8pm) – 28th February
Grant Gustin returns as Barry Allen for the second half of the speedster’s fifth solo outing.
The Miracle (Sky Atlantic, TBC) – Date TBC
Following the success of acclaimed drama Gomorrah, The Miracle is Sky Italia’s latest original production, written by bestselling Italian novelist Niccolò Ammaniti. During an operation at a mob boss’s hideout, police find a sculpture of the Virgin Mary, which appears to be weeping blood. With no explanation forthcoming, everyone who comes across the statue is drawn into the mystery, with life-changing results.
The Tale – 5th February
Nominated for a Golden-Globe for her performance, Laura Dern stars in a critically acclaimed and timely meditation on the elusive nature of memory. Dern portrays the film’s own writer and director, Jennifer Fox, who seems to have it all, with a loving boyfriend and a great career as a journalist and professor. But when her mother discovers a story – The Tale – that Jennifer wrote when she was 13, detailing a special relationship Jennifer had with two adult coaches, Jennifer returns to the Carolina horse farm where the events transpired to try to reconcile her version of events with the truth.
The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 1 to 2 – 11th February
Catch up with the first two seasons of Hulu’s hard-hitting, superbly-performed adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s chillingly topical dystopian drama.
Westworld: Seasons 1 to 2 – 26th February
Don’t miss the chance to catch up with – or dissect all over again – the second season of HBO’s lavish sci-fi Western. Never dipped your toe into this dark thriller’s waters? Season 1’s coming back on Sky Box Sets too.
Love, Simon – 1st February
This touching and intelligent spin on the familiar teen rom-com stars the excellent Nick Robinson (Everything, Everything) as Simon, a 17-year-old high-schooler from a loving middle-class family in the Atlanta suburbs. He’s also got great friends, great hair and a top-notch vinyl collection, yet in the middle of this seemingly perfect life lies an unspoken truth. Simon is gay, a fact he’s only ever revealed to the anonymous classmate he’s befriended and begun a relationship with online. This mystery boy calls himself Blue, but who is he?
Dark River – 5th February
Clio Barnard’s intense Gothic pastoral, starring Ruth Wilson as a young heiress of a family farm, is a superbly performed study of unspoken grief and aggressive denial.
Book Club – 8th February
After 30 years of working their way through the classics, a book club decide to up the tempo of their weekly meetings with a bit of low-brow erotica. Shy widow Diane (Diane Keaton), fiercely independent Vivian (Jane Fonda), divorced judge Sharon (Candice Bergen) and long-married Carol (Mary Steenburgen) find themselves hooked on every word as they plough through the Fifty Shades trilogy. But as the longtime friends grow increasingly hot under the collar, each realises that its their own lives which need spicing up.
The Lego Movie – 8th February
Art or advert? Or both? Everything is awesome in this hilarious, subversive and endlessly inventive animated adventure.
Ocean’s 8 – 22nd February
Steven Soderbergh’s super-stylish heist trilogy gets an all girl spin, with Gary Ross (The Hunger Games) taking over directing duties and Sandra Bullock stepping in for George Clooney. She plays his sister, Debbie, an ex-con recently out of prison and already plotting her next score – lifting a Cartier necklace from the neck of actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway). Of course to pull it off she’ll need just the right crew, so say hello to the likes of old partner in crime Lou (Cate Blanchett) and motormouthed pickpocket Constance (Awkwafina).
The Oscars – 25th February
The 2019 Academy Awards return once again to Sky Cinema, where the ceremony will be available to watch live in the wee small hours of Monday morning.
Other films coming to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in February 2019:
Lego DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High
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