Summer is coming. And while that means winter is already here, with Season 7 of Game of Thrones on our screens every Monday, it also means it’s time for the older box sets of HBO’s fantasy series to depart from Sky On Demand – after all, any fan worth their dragonstone has already caught up.
The end of July, though, also heralds the disappearance of other box sets, including the latest seasons of Veep and Silicon Valley as well as all of The West Wing, Boardwalk Empire and Season 2 of True Detective.
For Sky Cinema fans, there are some equally sad farewells on the cards, from Galaxy Quest and Suffragette to 10 Things I Hate About You.
Not a Sky customer? You can get access to both Sky Box Sets and Sky Cinema through contract-free streaming service NOW TV, which costs £6.99 a month (for an Entertainment Pass, including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, FOX UK and more – that renews at £7.99 a month from 14th August 2017), or £9.99 a month for the whole Sky Cinema catalogue. Whichever you subscribe to, this is your last chance to stream the following:
Silicon Valley S4 – 26th July
Season 4 of the smart and funny comedy catches up with Pied Piper founder Richard Hendricks, who, after a string of events including an elephant, looked to have his company dead in the water. However, the surprising success of a video chat app developed alongside it gives the company a new lease of life. Could this finally be their killer app?
Veep S6 – 27th July
Armando Iannucci’s political comedy returns, with Julia Louis Dreyfus on five-consecutive-Emmy-nomination form as White House Wonder Woman – or should that be blunder woman – Selina Meyer. All previous seasons are also available on-demand.
Wolf Creek S1 – 30th July
Inspired by the enjoyable grisly film of the same name, this six-part thriller follows American teenager Eve on holiday with her family in Northern Australia. Sadistic killer Mick targets the family, viciously slaughtering them for his own twisted pleasure. Seriously injured, she survives the massacre of her parents and little brother, and sets out to bring the killer to justice. And so begins a chilling game of cat and mouse, but with the roles reversed.
Game Of Thrones S1 to S5 – 31st July
Summer is coming: don’t miss your chance to catch up with the first seasons of HBO’s fantasy epic.
The West Wing S1 to S7 – 31st July
Tired of the current state of US politics? Retreat into a blissful bubble of 90s liberal heaven – it’s as brilliant as it sounds.
True Detective S2 – 3rd August
Underwhelming or underrated? However you felt about the second season of Nic Pizzolato’s crime anthology, starring Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn and Rachel McAdams, this is your chance to go back and reassess.
Boardwalk Empire 1 to 5 – 6th August
Atlantic City. The Dawn of Prohibition. A playground for Nucky Thompson (Steve Buscemi), who runs things with a taste for illegal booze, violence and good hats.
Other TV shows leaving in July / August 2017:
Leaving Season 1
The Level S1
Discovering: James Coburn S6
Public Enemy S1
Braquo S1 to S4
DCI Banks S2
Finding Carter S1
Revenge S1 to 4
Finding Carter S2
Gold Divers S6
House Of Lies S2
The Last Alaskans S3
The Durrells S1
Supercar Superbuild S1
Your Face Or Mine S1
Scott and Bailey S2
Ricki and the Flash – 27th July
Meryl Streep is having a whale of a time in this film about a musician who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom but gets a chance to return to what she once loved.
Batman / Batman Returns – 31st July
It’s easy to forget Tim Burton’s Batman films, but with Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson and Danny DeVito all on fine form, they’re gothic gems not to be overlooked.
Galaxy Quest – 31st July
The late Alan Rickman leads a stellar cast in this affectionately hilarious Star Trek spoof.
Platoon – 31st July
Oliver Stone’s war film deserves its reputation as one of the greats.
Love & Mercy – 3rd August
John Cusack and Paul Dano deliver astounding performances in this biopic of Brian Wilson, which captures the early years and later struggles of the legendary Beach Boys musician.
Trainwreck – 6th August
Amy Schumer and Bill Hader star in Judd Apatow’s romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe in monogamy – until she unwittingly falls for a sports doctor.
Suffragette – 11th August
Carey Mulligan is fantastic in this moving drama about a wife and mother who gets caught up in the UK’s early feminist movement.
10 Things I Hate About You – 16th August
You’re just too good to be true…
The Iron Giant – 16th August
This 1999 Warner Bros. animation follows a young boy, Hogarth, who discovers an iron giant that has fallen from space. Scored by the legendary Michael Kamen and directed by The Incredibles’ Brad Bird, this is a loving adaptation of Ted Hughes’ book. The fact that Vin Diesel voices the gigantic robot is a bonus.
Other movies leaving Sky Cinema and NOW TV in July / August 2017:
Aladdin and the King of Thieves
Rush Hour 2
50 First Dates
A Bridge Too Far
Curse of the Pink Panther
Eyes Wide Shut
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Jackass Number Two
Lessons in Love
Revenge of the Pink Panther
Son of the Pink Panther
Stations of the Cross
Thelma & Louise
The Amityville Horror (1979)
The Dark Knight
The Fox and the Hound
The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
The Maid’s Room
The Patriot (2000)
The Pink Panther (1964)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
The Quiet Man
The Seven Year Itch
Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure
Trail of the Pink Panther
Two Weeks Notice
We Still Kill The Old Way
A Goofy Movie
Tinker Bell & The Legend of the NeverBeast
Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings
Jackass: The Movie
Star Trek: Nemesis
The Bad Education Movie
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Back to the Future Part III