What’s coming soon to NOW TV in December 2015?
James R | On 27, Nov 2015
Christmas is coming, but NOW users are probably already distracted with the TV that’s already on offer, from Supergirl and Arrow to The Flash and The Affair, not to mention Blindspot and The Last Panthers. December, then, is a slow month for Entertainment Membership subscribers (£6.99 a month), with the main highlight proving to be Boxing Day’s Fungus the Bogeyman adaptation.
But Sky can be relied upon for big-hitting festive treats, as the year’s spring blockbusters leap onto VOD. This year, NOW Cinema Membership subscribers (£9.99 a month) can look forward to a sleigh full of superhero action, with both Big Hero 6 and Avengers: Age of Ultron ready to be unwrapped.
Here’s what’s coming soon to NOW in December 2015:
Fungus the Bogeyman – Sky 1, Boxing day
Timothy Spall stars in this three-part take on Raymond Briggs’ classic tale. Expect lots of snot and fart jokes. Just the thing for post-Christmas dinner viewing.
Scandal: Season 5 – Sky Living, 1st December
Olivia Pope and her gladiators in suits return for another season of gossip and fixes.
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 12 – Sky Living, 2nd December
The latest season of the long-running medical drama finally lands in the UK.
Glee: Seasons 1-6 – 20th December
Miss Ryan Murphy’s a capella series? Relive the memories with a box set of Glee.
Private Practice: Seasons 1-6 – 1st December
If Grey’s Anatomy isn’t hitting the biological spot, ABC’s drama should give you your medical fix.
Girls: Seasons 1-4 – 10th December
Lena Dunham’s HBO series never fails to make us smile.
Olive Kitteridge – 3rd December
This two-part HBO miniseries, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, stars Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray in a poignant story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive (McDormand), whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral centre.
Cake – 4th December
Jennifer Aniston delivers a cracking performance in this moving drama about a woman who becomes obsessed with suicide of a member in her chronic pain support group.
Focus – 11th December
Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s chemistry sparks in this stylish, if shallow, con artist thriller.
Cinderella – 18th December
Kenneth Branagh directs this lavishly traditional take on the old Cinderella tale.
Chappie – 18th December
Ignore the haters: Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi about a sentient robot is an enjoyable, underrated and thought-provoking blockbuster.
Big Hero 6 – Christmas Day
Meet Baymax, a sort of inflatable healthcare robot that, when kitted out with the latest tech by his owner Hiro, becomes a crime fighting machine. Watch this – then get ready to rush out and buy a toy one on Boxing Day.
I Origins – Christmas Day
Brit Marling continues her run of intriguing sci-fi and supernatural dramas with this engaging study of belief, reason and hope.
Frozen Fever – Christmas Day
Wish you could have more of Olaf, Anna and Elsa? You’re in luck, thanks to the arrival of Disney’s charming short follow-up to Frozen.
Exodus: Gods and Kings – Christmas Day
If you like your Christmas to come with a big Biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings is for you.
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – Boxing Day
More stuffed than your turkey, sequel sees Marvel’s main ensemble team up once again to tackle Ultron, a mildly unhinged robot created by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner.
Other movies coming soon to NOW
The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water
Ghosthunters: On Icy Trails
The 40 Year Old Virgin
The Simpsons Movie
Bad Asses on the Bayou
Kill the Messenger
The Marine 4: Moving Target
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb