Chernobyl may be over, but it’s never too late to catch up with HBO’s gripping drama, with the whole lot returning on Sky Box Sets this July, alongside all of Billions and Ray Donovan. There’s no shortage of new telly, though, with Crashing and Divorce returning for their third runs and the debut of new Bad Boys spin-off LA’s Finest, starring Jessica Alba.
Bidding farewell, meanwhile, are Legion, which is back for a third and last season, plus Elementary, now arriving at its seventh and final season.
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Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is serving up one of the best films of the last 12 months with A Star Is Born – with the added bonus of Damian Chazelle’s remarkable First Man.
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Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in July 2019:
Crashing: Season 3 (Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm) – 2nd July
Comedian Pete Holmes returns for the third and final series of his semi-autobiographical comedy about his adventures making his way through the world of stand-up. All episodes available on-demand on the same day.
For the People: Season 2 (Sky Witness, 10pm) – 3rd July
All rise – court is back in session for season two of the Shondaland legal drama. Six talented lawyers from opposing sides of the court face-off once again in another series of high-stakes cases, where they will be tested both inside and outside the court as their personal and professional lives intersect. In the season premiere, Sandra, with the help of new investigator Ted, must defend a teenage gamer whose online argument unexpectedly ends with the death of a United States senator.
Legion: Season 3 (FOX UK, 9pm) – 4th July
FOX’s mind-bending X-Men series, starring Dan Stevens, returns for its third and final season.
Divorce: Season 3 (Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm) – 8th July
The divorce may be final, but the awkwardness remains. Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church return as the separated couple looking to find their own ways forward. As Robert begins a new future with new partner Jackie, and Frances embraces being alone for the first time in a long time, it remains to be seen what fate has in store for the two exes.
LA’s Finest: Season 1 (FOX UK, 9pm) – 10th July
Partner up with L.A.’s Finest this summer, a brand new series starring Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba. The series follows Sydney “Syd” Burnett (Union), who was last seen in Bad Boys II taking down a drug cartel in Miami. Having left her complicated past behind her, she is now a LAPD detective with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mum with an equally complex history.
Agatha Raisin: Season 2 (Sky One, 9pm) – 12th July
Ashley Jensen returns as the PR-guru-turned-amateur-sleuth in three double-length servings of the quintessentially British Cotswold-based detective series based on MC Beaton’s bestselling whodunnit novels.
People Of Earth: Season 2 (FOX UK, 10pm) – 15th July
Meet Ozzie Graham,a sceptical journalist sent out to small town Beacon, New York to write an article on the support group ‘StarCrossed’, whose members claim to have experienced alien encounters. After sitting through the lonely oddballs’ hazy but spooky memories, suddenly a repressed memory of his own flashes before Ozzie’s eyes. The more he listens, the more he realises a semblance of truth to their stories, and possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction…
The Outpost: Season 2 (Syfy UK, 9pm) – 15th July
The CW’s fantasy returns to continue the story of Talon, the lone survivor of the Blackbloods race, who tracks the killers of her family and uses her powers to defend the world against a fanatical dictator.
Elementary: Season 7 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 16th July
We bid farewell to the modern-day adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson as Elementary begins its seventh and final season. In this opening episode, Holmes and Watson’s new careers as consultants for Scotland Yard in London take them inside the tabloid journalism industry when a popular model is the victim of an acid attack. Also, as Watson grows increasingly homesick for New York, Captain Gregson is wracked with guilt over his unresolved rift with his former consultants.
Chicago Med: Seasons 1 to 4 – 1st July
Dick Wolf’s medical drama follows the staff of a Chicago trauma centre.
Chernobyl – 5th July
Missed HBO’s grim, gripping TV series recounting the events of the nuclear disaster? All episodes are returning to Sky and NOW TV so you can binge the whole lot.
My Dinner with Herve – 12th July
Peter Dinklage and Jamie Dornan star in the story of an unlikely friendship that develops over a wild night in LA between a struggling journalist and actor Hervé Villechaize.
Billions: Season 1 to 4 – 12th July
Missed the fourth season on Sky Atlantic this year? The financial thriller starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti is available in full to binge from its brilliantly acted beginning to its riveting fourth season finale.
Ray Donovan – Seasons 1 to 6 – 15th July
Ray Donovan returns in full for six seasons of scandal fixing, gossip killing and corpse hiding, starring Liev Schreiber, Eddie Marsan and Jon Voight.
The Girl in the Spider’s Web – 5th July
From Queen of the Streams to Scandi cyber vigilante, The Crown’s Claire Foy takes on the mantle of Lisbeth Salander in the continuation of Stieg Larson’s Millenium series.
Juliet, Naked – 7th July
British film lecturer Duncan (Chris O’Dowd) singlehandedly keeps alive the memory of long-forgotten cult rocker Tucker Crowe (Ethan Hawke), who disappeared in the 90s mid-way through a gig. He’s turned one of the rooms he shares with long-suffering girlfriend Annie (Rose Byrne) into a shrine to the star. However, fate deals him a cruel hand when – through a series of coincidences – Tucker and Annie meet.
A Star is Born – 12th July
Reminding us all that some stories can be just as effective if retold, Bradley Cooper makes an assured directorial debut in this Oscar-winning story of two artistic souls coming together both on-stage and off.
First Man – 20th July
Ryan Gosling plays the first man on the moon – legendary American astronaut Neil Armstrong. Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) follows Armstrong’s stratospheric career arc from his early life as an engineer to NASA’s 1969 Apollo 11 mission, which made history by putting astronauts – first among them Armstrong – on the moon after a series of trial-and-error attempts.
Other titles coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in July 2019:
Love After Love
The Keeping Hours
Two for Joy
Daughter of the Wolf
The Flip Side
Rise of the Viking
The Little Stranger
The Last Warrior
Johnny English Strikes Again
The Possession of Hannah Grace
The Belly of the Whale