What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in February 2022?
James R | On 31, Jan 2022
Sky is reaping the benefits of its US exclusives this February, with the return of The Righteous Gemstones and Resident Alien, as well as the debut on Peacock of the dramatic reimagining of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. But there’s homegrown drama in the offing too, with four-part thriller The Fear Index starring Josh Hartnett.
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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, enters its second month of its new model, moving away from its daily release model to focus on quality over quantity, with titles arriving on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This month’s line-up includes Freaky, In the Earth and Space Jam: A New Legacy. For more information on getting Sky Cinema, click here.
Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can also stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW, for £11.99 a month.
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in February 2022. (Bookmark this page as we continue to confirm dates with Sky.)
Entertainment / TV
The Equalizer: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 1st February
Queen Latifa returns to the role of Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Episodes arrive weekly.
SEAL Team: Season 5 (9pm, Sky Max) – 2nd February
Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, the tight-knit Bravo Team led by Jason Hayes are back to show fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds. As we return for Season 5, everyone on Bravo is shocked when they learn a training exercise is really cover for a covert mission to get a weapons expert out of one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Righteous Gemstones: Season 2 (10pm, Sky Comedy) – 3rd February
From Danny McBride (Vice Principals and Eastbound & Down), The Righteous Gemstones tells the story of a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and purported charitable work. Season 2 of the comedy series finds our blessed Gemstone family threatened by outsiders from both the past and present who wish to destroy their empire. Episodes air weekly in double-bills.
Draw With Will: Season 2 (Sky Kids) – 4th February
World-famous Marvel comic book artist Will Sliney is back to show kids how to draw more amazing characters.
Murder in the Valleys (9pm, Sky Crime) – 6th February
Over four parts, Murder in the Valleys tells the story behind the biggest murder investigation in Welsh history and its enduring repercussion. Episodes air weekly in double-bills.
911: Season 5 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 7th February
The hit emergency services drama starring Angela Basset, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Peter Krause returns to Sky Witness. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Fear Index (1am/9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 10th February
Josh Hartnett stars in this thriller based on the novel by Robert Harris. Dr Alex Hoffman is a computer scientist and genius who is ready to make a killing. Alongside his Hedge Fund business partner and best friend, Hugo, he’s launching VIXAL-4 to investors – an AI-driven system that exploits fear in the financial markets and promises returns of billions. But this is not the day Alex and Hugo had planned on. What follows are the worst 24 hours of Alex’s life – cutting across reality, memory and paranoid fantasy, forcing him to question everything he sees with his own eyes. Episodes arrive weekly.
Dating No Filter: Season 2 (10pm, Sky Max) – 11th February
Just in time for Valentine’s Day the Sky Original dating show returns for a second series, where some of the UK’s funniest comedians provide unfiltered commentary as hopeful singletons venture out on blind date.
Jacqueline Wilson’s Little Darlings (Sky Kids) 11th February
Adapted from the 2010 Jacqueline Wilson novel, Little Darlings is about two girls with very different lives discovering that they are in fact sisters, and ultimately soul mates. Destiny lives with her mother on a rundown estate and is soon to find out that her dad is a rock star. Adapted by Nathan Bryon (co-creator and writer of Sky Max Bloods) and Jonny Wright. The series stars and features original music from UK chart-topping singer-songwriters Lemar Obika and Jamelia Neila.
Bel-Air: Season 1 (Peacock) – 14th February
More than thirty years after the Fresh Prince’s life first got flipped-turned upside down, get ready to see Will’s journey from Philly to LA in a whole new light. Set in modern-day America, Peacock Original Bel-Air imagines the beloved sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air through a new, dramatic take on Will’s complicated journey from the streets of West Philadelphia to the gated mansions of Bel-Air. As these two worlds collide, Will reckons with the power of second chances while navigating the conflicts, emotions, and biases of a world far different from the only one he’s ever known. Episodes 1 to 3 arrive together on-demand, with episodes then arrive weekly.
The Big Design Challenge (8pm, Sky Arts) – 14th February
Sky Arts spotlights Britain’s best design talent with The Big Design Challenge. Lauren Laverne, eight top creatives will battle it out over five episodes to be crowned Britain’s next design superstar. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Devil’s Advocate (9pm, Sky Documentaries) – 15th February
Over three parts, The Devil’s Advocate tells the epic, stranger-han-fiction tale of flamboyant international movie mogul and businessman turned criminal defence lawyer, Giovanni di Stefano.
Resident Alien: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Max) – 17th February
Our favourite invader is back. Harry, the alien posing (unconvincingly) as a human doctor, is once again stranded on Earth where he must confront the consequences of having failed his people’s mission to destroy the human race. On a new quest to protect the people of Earth, Harry struggles to hold on to his alien identity as his human emotions grow stronger by the day. In an adventure that takes Harry and Asta all the way to New York City, Asta brings Harry into the arms of someone he can call family. While back in Patience, Sheriff Mike and Deputy Liv find themselves closer to unravelling the mystery of Sam Hodges’s murder. Episodes arrive weekly.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 9 (9pm, Sky Comedy) – 21st February
John Oliver returns to take a topical look at the week in news, politics and current events.
Frayed: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Max) – 23rd February
Having escaped from her native Australia, Sammy’s (Sarah Kendall) situation is barely improved. Now living in a tiny London flat while frantically trying to prove that her lawyer (Robert Webb) has stolen her house, she’s barely able to make ends meet working in ‘exhaust management’ (read: working as a secretary in a muffler repair shop). Season 2 finds Sammy desperate to find a way to reclaim her opulent London life, while keeping her kids far away from Australia and hiding the truth about what happened to their neighbour. Episodes arrive all at once on-demand.
Chernobyl ‘86 (Sky Documentaries) – 28th February
Directed by James Jones, Chernobyl ’86 tells the story of Chernobyl through newly discovered archive footage and original interviews with those who were there.
Freaky – 4th February
17-year-old Millie Kessler (Kathryn Newton) spends her days trying to survive high school and the cruel actions of the popular crowd. But when she becomes the latest target of the Butcher (Vince Vaughn), the town’s infamous serial killer, her senior year becomes the least of her worries. When the Butcher’s mystical dagger causes him and Millie to magically switch bodies, the frightened teen learns she has just 24 hours to get her identity back before she looks like a middle-aged maniac forever.
The Tiger Rising – 5th February
Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid star in this drama based on the best-selling book by Kate DiCamillo. When 12-year-old Rob Horton (Christian Convery) discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home, his imagination runs wild and life begins to change in the most unexpected ways. With the help of a wise and mysterious maid, Willie May (Queen Latifah) and the stubborn new girl in school (Madalen Mills), he navigates through childhood memories, heartache, and wondrous adventures in this heartwarming adaptation.
The Birthday Cake – 6th February
On the 10th anniversary of his father’s mysterious death, Gio (Shiloh Fernandez) brings a birthday cake prepared by his mother to a memorial celebration hosted by his uncle Angelo (Val Kilmer), a Brooklyn mafia boss. Gio’s life begins to change as he pieces together what really happened to his father all those years ago, coming face to face with a kind of violence he has been trying to avoid his whole life. Ewan McGregor also stars.
Space Jam: A New Legacy – 11th February
When basketball icon LeBron James and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue AI, LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the AI’s digitised champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars.
The Book of Love – 12th February
Young, uptight and unsuccessful English writer Henry (Sam Claflin) is having trouble selling his novel to anyone. But when his book is suddenly a surprise hit in Mexico, his publicist insists he travel there on a promotional tour. Upon arrival, a confused Henry discovers the reason behind his novel’s popularity – Mexican translator Maria (Verónica Echegui) has rewritten his dull book as a steamy erotic novel. Henry, furious, and Maria, reluctant, must now travel together on a book tour across Mexico. As tempers flair and sparks begin to fly, the two begin to find love and lust despite themselves.
Dream Horse – 13th February
The inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town bartender, Jan Vokes (Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbours to chip in their meagre earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling community. Also starring Damian Lewis and Owen Teale.
The Forever Purge – 18th February
Adela and her husband Juan live in Texas, where Juan is working as a ranch hand for the wealthy Tucker family. Juan impresses the Tucker patriarch, Caleb, fuelling the jealous anger of Caleb’s son, Dylan. On the morning after The Purge, a masked gang of killers attacks the Tucker family – including Dylan’s wife and his sister, forcing both families to band together and fight back as the country spirals into chaos and the United States begins to disintegrate around them.
Kimi – 19th February
An agoraphobic tech worker must face her greatest fear as she attempts to uncover a violent crime. Stars Zoë Kravitz and Rita Wilson.
Old Henry – 20th February
An action western about a farmer who takes in an injured man with a Satchel of cash. When a posse come for the money, he must decide who to trust. Defending a siege, he reveals a gun-slinging talent which calls in to question his real identity.
The Desperate Hour – 25th February
Amy Carr (Naomi Watts) is out for what should have been a restorative morning run when a friend calls with terrifying news: authorities are in pursuit of an active shooter, and her teenage son, Noah, may be caught in the middle. Deep within a network of forest paths surrounding her home, miles from town and nearly overwhelmed by panic, Amy refuses to succumb to hopelessness. With her smartphone as her sole means of intervention, she will draw upon every resource she can think of to ensure that her son survives the attack.
In the Earth – 27th February
As the world searches for a cure to a disastrous virus, a scientist and park scout venture deep in the forest for a routine equipment run. Through the night, their journey becomes a terrifying voyage through the heart of darkness, the forest coming to life around them. British horror from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley, starring Joel Fry (Game of Thrones), Reece Shearsmith, (A Field in England) and Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake).