September is here. Summer has fled. The nights are starting to get darker. And the TV is looking more alluring than ever. But what is there to watch on Sky – or, for non-Sky customers, on subscription-free VOD service NOW TV – this month?
If you’re a TV (or NOW TV Entertainment Pass) user, it’s all about HBO’s crime drama, The Night Of, and the return of David Duchovny cop series Aquarius – and, of course, the race to catch up with The Walking Dead before Season 7 starts in October.
If you’re a Sky Cinema (or NOW TV Sky Cinema Month Pass) fan, the line-up’s even more promising, from classic horror and FrightFest favourites to Steve Jobs, Grandma and Bridge of Spies.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV this September:
The Night Of: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 1st September
Based on BBC drama Criminal Justice, this eight-part HBO adaptation stars Riz Ahmed as a man accused of a brutal murder and follows the police investigation and legal proceedings in New York City.
The Jack and Triumph Show: Season 1 – (FOX UK, 10pm) – 1st September
FOX UK continues its Adult Swim acquisitions with this 2015 sitcom about former child star Jack McBrayer, who starred in 80s hit TV show Triumph’s Boy as a kid with a dog puppet. Years later, after the show has been cancelled, Triumph (the Insult Comic Dog) and Jack are down on their luck. Surreal, foul-mouthed antics ensue.
The Walking Dead: Season 1 to 6 (Box Set) – 12th September
Get ready for Season 6 of AMC’s zombie series with the full box set of Seasons 1 to 5, available to binge-watch.
Hooten & The Lad: Season 1 (Sky1, 9pm) – 16th September
This adrenaline-filled, eight-part drama event follows the adventures of the roguish American adventurer Hooten (Michael Landes) and Lady Alexandra Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond), of the British Museum, who track down lost historical treasures.
Aquarius: Season 2 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 16th September
David Duchovny reprises his role of the dogged cop on the tale of Charles Manson and the Manson Family in the second season of this 60s cop drama.
A League Of Their Own: Season 11 (Sky1, 9pm) – 22nd September
Sky’s comedy quiz returns for another season of jokes and sporting trivia, hosted by James Corden.
50 Ways to Kill your Mammy: Season 3 (Sky1, 9pm) – 28th September
Irish mammy Nancy and her thrill-seeking son, Baz, return to Sky, as the pair take on a fresh set of extraordinary adventures, all designed to open Mammy’s mind and blow her slippers off.
Ghostbusters – 1st September
Seen the remake? Now go back and re-watch the original.
The Prestige – 1st September
Christopher Nolan’s magical drama boasts a twisting plot, stunning effects and, more importantly, cracking performances from an ensemble that includes Michael Caine, Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall and the late David Bowie.
The Shining – 1st September
Kubrick’s horror masterpiece, starring Jack Nicholson, remains one of the scariest movies of all time.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials – 2nd September
This high-profile sequel sees the young adult franchise continue, as our kids bust out of the maze – but still have far more sinister things to run from.
Pod – 5th September
With FrightFest over, Sky Cinema serves up a hit from the festival’s archive: Pod, Mickey Keating’s tale of a couple who rush to their family cabin to stage an intervention for the brother – only for him to claim there’s a monster in the basement.
Emelie – 6th September
The Thompsons, a loving family living in a peaceful suburb are the very definition of wholesome normalcy. But on the eve of their thirteenth wedding anniversary their usual babysitter has to cancel, leaving Dan and Joyce to call upon a new girl who seems like a dream come true to their three children. As the night creeps on, the kids slowly realize something is very wrong and this woman is not who she claims to be. Read our interview with star Sarah Bolger.
Steve Jobs – 9th September
Danny Boyle’s biopic of the computing genius offers a gripping, moving insight into the man behind Apple’s success.
Rams – 14th September
A hard-drinking farmer and his estranged brother band together to save their flocks of sheep in this superb Icelandic drama.
Back to the Future Trilogy – 17th September
Where we’re going, we don’t need DVDs.
Daddy’s Home – 23rd September
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell reunite after The Other Guys for a showdown of awkward proportions, as a stepfather finds his fledgling family life disrupted by the return of his wife’s freewheeling ex.
Grandma – 25th September
“Where can you get a reasonably priced abortion in this town?” That’s the kind of grandmotherly advice you can expect from Elle (Lily Tomlin). 76 years of age, she’s not afraid to say what she thinks – even in sweetest of situations. So when her granddaughter, Sage, turns up pregnant on her doorstep, what follows is an 80-minute jaunt around town to raise funds. This is funny, feisty and surprisingly feel-good.
Bridge of Spies – 30th September
Tom Hanks is on stellar form in Spielberg’s Cold War drama about James, a New York lawyer, who ends up having to negotiate the release of a US pilot from the Soviet Union – but he can’t stop each scene being stolen by Mark Rylance as a Soviet spy James is hired to defend.
Other new releases coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW TV in September 2016:
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