Russell Crowe and Mark Strong are leading the way on Sky and NOW TV this September, with the arrival of Temple, the British remake of Valkyrien, and The Loudest Voice, a biopic of the founder of Fox News. There’s also a chance to catch up with a full box set of Downton Abbey ahead of the movie’s release in cinemas, plus The Walking Dead’s first nine seasons ahead of the series’ return in October, and Amy Adam’s blockbuster turn in HBO’s Sharp Objects.
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.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is serving up a whole range of movies to suit all tastes, from Bohemian Rhapsody and The Predator to new Sky Cinema Original Hotel Mumbai.
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Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in September 2019:
The Reluctant Landlord: Season 2 (Sky One, 10pm) – 4th September
Romesh Ranganathan returns as the landlord keeping a lazy eye over his late dad’s pub in the second season of the Sky Original sitcom.
Temple: Season 1 (Sky One, 10pm) – 13th September
Mark Strong, Carice van Houten and Daniel Mays star in an emotionally complex and darkly comic Sky Original based on the critically-acclaimed Norwegian drama Valkyrien. Daniel Milton (Strong) is a surgeon who, driven by personal tragedy, operates an illegal clinic deep below London’s Temple tube station for those who either wish to remain outside the system, or for those desperate enough to seek treatment unavailable through conventional means. Aided by disgruntled underground worker Lee (Mays) and guilt-ridden medical researcher Anna (van Houten), Daniel’s dangerous and unpredictable clientele test his morality to the limit. But if it means he can save the person he loves, it will all be worth it.
The Loudest Voice (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 5th September
Russell Crowe is almost unrecognisable in this seven-part miniseries following the rise and fall of Roger Ailes, the founding father of Fox News. A cast including Naomi Watts, Sienna Miller and Seth MacFarlane star alongside Crowe in a fascinating insight into how Ailes, with the weight of his media empire behind him, helped form the modern Republican party. All will be episodes available on-demand following Episode 1’s broadcast.
City on a Hill (Sky Atlantic, TBC) – 25th September
In the early 1990s, Boston was a city living in fear. Violent crime was commonplace, with criminals becoming more brazen amidst widescale corruption and racism within local law enforcement. But this all changed thanks to what was later dubbed “The Boston Miracle”. In this fictionalised account of the events, Kevin Bacon stars as corrupt but venerated FBI veteran Jackie Rohr, who reluctantly teams with African American DA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge). Together, their unlikely alliance subverts the entire criminal justice system of Boston.
Frayed: Season 1 (Sky One, TBC) – 26th September
Set in 1989, Sky original Frayed follows the journey of Sammy Cooper (Sarah Kendall), a fabulously wealthy London housewife who is forced to return to the town in Australia she grew up in. In coming home, Sammy must revisit her past and the events that led her to flee as a teenager years ago.
Quadrophenia: 40 Years On (Sky Arts, TBC) – Date TBC
This September, Sky Arts celebrates the 40th anniversary of the 1979 cult classic Quadrophenia with a series of special films. Quadrophenia: Our Generation documents the making of the film and, with the help of cast members and celebrity fans, examines its legacy and place in British pop culture. In Bradley Wiggins on Mods, the Olympic gold medallist and famous mod jumps on his scooter for a trip through the history of the mod movement. And finally, in Quadrophenia Reunited, Lauren Laverne joins the cast of the film in front of a live audience as they perform a table read of the script, share stories from their time on set and talk all things mod.
American Horror Story: 1984 (FOX UK, 10pm) – 19th September
The hit anthology-horror series returns for another nail biting series. Having survived an Apocalypse, a Murder House and a witches Coven, it’s hard to guess what American Horror Story will do next, but this time around the ensemble cast is throwing it back to the classic 80s camp-style slasher genre.
Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Downton Abbey: Season 1 to 4 – 1st September
Don’t miss your chance to soak up the lavishness of the Downton Abbey estate before it hits the big screen.
The Walking Dead Season 1 to 9 – 9th September
Before AMC’s zombie smash hit returns, get up-to-speed with the latest threat on the horizon for our intrepid band of human survivors.
Sharp Objects – 16th September
Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson are exceptional in this intriguing, dark psychological thriller about surface appearances and hidden truths, based on Gillian Flynn’s novel.
Other series coming soon to Sky Box Sets in September 2019:
Teen Mom 3
Stargate SG1 Season 1 to 10
Drunk History Season 1 to 3
The Loudest Voice
Ackley Bridge Season 3
The Charlotte Show Season 3
Hawaii Five-0 Season 1 to 8
Shakespeare and Hathaway
Lost Girl: Season 1 to 5
GameFace: Season 2
Your Face Or Mine: Season 1 to 5
Celebrity Hunted: Season 1 to 2
Hunted: Season 1 to 4
Seal Team: Season 2
Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes
Hold the Sunset
Supergirl: Season 4
The Flash: Season 5
Arrow: Season 6 and 7
Darkness Visible – 5th September
London-born Ronnie travels to India after his mother goes missing, only to make a gruesome discovery in a strange hospital. This mystical murder mystery is an excellent feature film debut from director Neil Biswas.
The Predator – 13th September
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director and original alien bounty hunter victim Shane Black takes the director’s chair on the latest film in the sci-fi action series. When a young boy accidentally triggers a new invasion of the dreadlocked aliens, only a ragtag crew of grizzled ex-soldiers and a biologist stand between them and the end of the human race. However, these aren’t the same hunters the planet has encountered before. They’re genetically upgraded with other species’ DNA and have evolved to become even deadlier. And they’ve brought their dogs.
Bohemian Rhapsody – 20th September
This Academy award-winning Queen biopic charts the successes and struggles of the beloved British rock band. Rami Malek plays legendary late frontman Freddie Mercury.
Hotel Mumbai – 27th September
26 November 2008. A wave of devastating terror attacks throughout Mumbai catapult the bustling Indian metropolis into chaos. In the heart of the city’s tourist district, Jihadi terrorists lay siege to the iconic Taj Palace Hotel whose guests and staff became trapped in a heroic, days long fight for survival. Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Jason Isaacs star in this Sky Cinema Original, available to watch on Sky Cinema at the same time as its release in cinemas.
Other movies coming soon to Sky Cinema in September 2019:
Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls
Holmes & Watson
Peter Pan: The Quest for the Never Book
Hands of Stone
Welcome to Marwen
Grand-Daddy Day Care
All About Nina
Lords of Anarchy
The Night Sitter
A Dog’s Way Home
Hot Summer Nights
Make or Break