What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in August 2022?
James R | On 31, Jul 2022
Game of Thrones may feel like distant memory, but Sky is taking us back to Westeros this month, as prequel series House of the Dragon finally begins. It’s the first of several new takes on familiar subjects, from a reimagining of Irma Vep and Day of the Dead to a documentary taking a fresh look at the life of Princess Diana. For more information on the latest Sky TV packages and pricing, click here.
Don’t have Sky? You can also stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £9.99 a month for an Entertainment Membership.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, continues to benefit from its new model of replacing daily releases with weekend premieres. This month’s line-up includes Sing 2 and Jackass Forever – plus, for Sky Cinema subscribers on Sky platforms, there’s the added bonus of Paramount+ titles being included for free. For more information on getting Sky Cinema, click here. Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can also stream Sky Cinema’s movie catalogue live and on-demand through NOW, for £11.99 a month.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in August 2022:
Irma Vep: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic) – 1st August
A reimagining of the 90s indie classic, set in present- day France, IRMA VEP, the series chronicles the filming of a chaotic TV production. We follow Mira, played by Alicia Vikander, an American movie star disillusioned by her career and recent breakups, who becomes so immersed in her role that the line between herself and her character begins to blur.
Bakugan Evolutions: Season 4 (Sky Kids) – 1st August
The popular Bakugan heroes – including Drago, Trox, Pegatrix, Hydorous, Howlkor and Pharol – return stronger, faster, and better than ever. Odd occurrences begin to happen in the new action-packed season; elemental energy from Vestroia is seeping into Earth, creating strange phenomena, and causing Bakugan to rage out with excess energy! It’s not all bad though, as our heroes realize the Vestroian elemental energy is also causing elemental evolutions among our Bakugan. Along with new evolutions comes a new breed of elemental brawlers, propelling the Awesome Brawlers to adapt and in effect, take Bakugan brawling to a whole new level, unlocking even more awesome powers and evolutions. Once again, the fate of two worlds, Earth and Vestroia, rest in the hands of the Awesome Brawlers and their Bakugan partners. Episodes 1 to 28 arrive at once.
The Fatal Attraction Murders: Season 1 (Peacock) – 1st August
The Fatal Attraction Murders When Carolyn Warmus was tried for killing her lover’s wife, Betty Jeanne Solomon, the unapologetic, attractive, young elementary school teacher from a wealthy family was named “The Fatal Attraction Killer” by the press. The moniker, borrowed from the popular film due to the stunning similarities between the movie and the trial, was a label Warmus couldn’t shake. The story of an affair that seemingly led to murder was a sensation, quickly garnering front-page news status and relentless coverage across television. Reporters from around the world descended on Westchester County to scrutinize every word of testimony, every nuance of Warmus’ body language and every detail of her wardrobe.
New Amsterdam: Season 4 (Sky Witness) – 3rd August
After a turbulent year of sacrifice and hardship, Medical Director Max Goodwin and the team at New Amsterdam begin a well-deserved new chapter in their lives. The opening episode, titled “More Joy,” reflects both the drive of characters and the tone of Season four. More joy: How can we find it, and how can we hold on to it? For Max, that means acknowledging and surrendering to his longsimmering feelings towards Dr Helen Sharpe. While this new relationship brings its own set of challenges Max continues his optimistic – and quixotic – quest to improve the nation’s health care system.
Code 404: Season 3 (Sky Comedy) – 4th August
Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham are back as the AI-enhanced “supercop” DI John Major and his long-suffering partner DI Roy Carver, along with Anna Maxwell Martin, Rosie Cavaliero, Michelle Greenidge, Richard Gadd, Amanda Payton, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Michael Armstrong. This series also introduces to the cast Vinette Robinson as Professor McAllister and Daniel Lawrence Taylor as journalist Searle.
The Princess (Sky Documentaries) – 14th August
Telling the story of Diana, Princess of Wales exclusively through contemporaneous archival audio and video footage. The relationship between Diana and Charles, the Prince and Princess of Wales, has been well documented. From their seemingly fairy-tale marriage, to the fractured marriage that followed and ultimately Diana’s tragic and untimely death, her life appears to have been explored in its entirety. However, The Princess reframes her story by taking an entirely immersive approach, drawing solely from audio and video footage from the time to take audiences back to these era-defining events as they happened, and in doing so, allows the narrative to unfold as if it were in the present. From the producers of Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man and LA92 and the director of Black Sheep and Tell Me Who I Am.
Patagonia: Season 1 (Sky Nature) – 14th August
A groundbreaking new series from the producers of Blue Planet, Planet Earth II and Hostile Planet. With deep purpose, Patagonia celebrates the astonishing landscapes, animals and people tough enough for Earth’s final frontier. Nowhere else on Earth is there such diversity of landscapes, exuberance of wildlife and fascinating human stories as in Patagonia. This series sets out to explore and document one of Earth’s most unexplored, spectacular, fragile regions in all its wild glory.
Day of the Dead: Season 1 (Sky Sci-Fi) – 15th August
They’re coming for you. Day of the Dead is the intense story of six strangers trying to survive the first 24 hours of an undead invasion. This ode to George A. Romero’s famous flesh-eaters reminds us that sometimes all it takes to bring people together is a horde of hungry zombies trying to rip them apart.
A League of Their Own: Season 17 (Sky Max) – 18th August
The gang is back, with Jamie Redknapp and Romesh Ranganathan joined by a host of special guests from the world of sport, comedy and television. Expect more challenges, more hair-brained stunts and more podium-topping comedy than ever before.
House of the Dragon: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic) – 22nd August
Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood and set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series tells the story of House Targaryen. Starring Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, and Rhys Ifans. Additional cast includeMilly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, Savannah Steyn.
Bull: Season 6 (Sky Witness) – Date TBC
Bull and the TAC team must call upon all their collective experience to locate Bull’s kidnapped daughter, and the abductor warns them not to go to the police. As Bull works to build the most important psych profile of his life, he begins to suspect the captor is someone connected to his past.
Father of the Bride – 5th August
You are enthusiastically invited to the love, the food, the music and the fun of “Father of the Bride,” a modern rom-com updated from the timeless classic. This sparkling story of a family and its unbreakable bonds illustrates the surprising and funny ways the heart can adapt in the name of love.
The Good Neighbour – 6th August
A Sky Original thriller starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Luke Kleintank and directed by Stephan Rick. The budding friendship between two very different neighbours takes a tragic turn when David runs over a young woman and causes her death.
Blue Bayou – 7th August
From award-winning writer/director Justin Chon, Blue Bayou is the moving and timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. Antonio LeBlanc (Chon), a Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, is married to the love of his life Kathy (Alicia Vikander) and step-dad to their beloved daughter Jessie. Struggling to make a better life for his family, he must confront the ghosts of his past when he discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.
Blacksite – 12th August
CIA Agent Abby Trent (Michelle Monaghan) manages an underground black site facility that imprisons dangerous and high-risk detainees. Days before Abby’s reassignment to a new post, Special Ops bring in a high-value target at the top of every Most Wanted list – codename: Hatchet (Jason Clarke).
Ghosts of the Ozarks – 13th August
Tim Blake Nelson, David Arquette, Angela Bettis, Thomas Hobson, Phil Morris and Tara Perry star in this exciting new take on the southern ghost story. In post-Civil War Arkansas, a young doctor is mysteriously summoned to a remote town in the Ozarks only to discover that the utopian paradise is filled with secrets and surrounded by a menacing, supernatural presence.
Profile – 14th August
Timur Bekmambetov’s thriller follows an undercover British journalist in her quest to bait and expose a terrorist recruiter through social media, while trying not to be sucked in by her recruiter and lured into becoming a militant extremist herself.
Jackass Forever – 19th August
Celebrating the joy of being back together with your best friends and a perfectly executed shot to the dingdong, the original jackass crew return for another round of hilarious, wildly absurd, and often dangerous displays of comedy with a little help from some exciting new cast.
A Journal for Jordan – 21st August
Denzel Washington directs this drama, based on a true story, which stars Michael B Jordan as a US sergeant who maintains a journal of love for his infant son when deployed to Iraq.
Sing 2 – 26th August
The new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey), and his all-star cast of performers (featuring the vocal talents of Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Bobby Cannavale, Pharell Williams, Halsey, Letitia Wright and many, many more) prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet.
Jockey – 28th August
Clifton Collins Jr and Molly Parker star in this drama about an ageing jockey, who pushes himself to win one last title with his longtime trainer, but issues on and off the racecourse threaten his final chance.