What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in February 2023?
James R | On 02, Feb 2023
Sky continues to drop weekly episodes of HBO’s The Last of Us through February, but there are other thrills on offer too from new original Western Django, plus the debut of comedy drama Funny Woman. 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 Brian & Charles, Bullet Train and Top Gun: Maverick – 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 January 2023:
Entertainment / TV
Funny Woman (9pm, Sky Max) – 9th February
It’s 1964 and girls are expected to be flirty, fabulous and fertile – they are not expected to be funny – but Barbara Parker is different. Based on Nick Hornby’s bestselling 2016
novel ‘Funny Girl’, this comic drama follows Barbara (Gemma Arterton), a young woman working in a Blackpool rock factory, who sets off for London without a plan but with a dream. She embarks on a mission to reinvent herself and find her voice in the male-dominated world of the 1960s sitcom. However, the road to stardom is paved with banana skins and she has many a pratfall before she achieves her goal.
Django (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 24th February
Loosely based on the Sergio Corbucci feature film Django, the highly-anticipated, prestigious English- language series stars Award-winning actor Matthias Schoenaerts in the title role, with Noomi Rapace, Nicholas Pinnock and Lisa Vicari also set to star. The story is set in the Wild West in the 1860s and 1870s. Sarah and John have founded New Babylon, a city of outcasts, full of men and women of all backgrounds, races and creeds, that welcomes everyone with open arms. Haunted by the murder of his family eight years earlier, Django is still looking for his daughter, believing she may have survived. He is shocked to find her in New Babylon, about to marry John. But Sarah, now a grown woman, wants Django to leave, as she fears he will put New Babylon in jeopardy if he stays. However, Django, believing the city is in danger, is adamant that he will not lose his daughter twice.
David Bowie: Love You Till Tuesday (9pm, Sky Arts) – 18th February
Promotional film made in 1969, designed to showcase the talents of David Bowie. Back then, Bowie was an earnest mime star under the tutelage of Kenneth Pitt. Pitt financed Love You Till Tuesday as a television film in an attempt to bring Bowie to a wider audience but it was never shown on a major network. The performance includes the single versions of Love You Till Tuesday, Rubber Band, When I Live My Dream, and importantly, it contains the previously unreleased original version of Space Oddity.
Fred West: The Glasgow Girls (9pm, Sky Crime) – 19th February
A three-part documentary series unravelling the untold story of the years Fred West spent living in Glasgow in the early 1960s. Uncovering the hidden lives and experiences of his first three victims – his first wife, Rena Costello, her daughter Charmaine and her friend Anne McFall – Fred West: The Glasgow Girls investigates how his life of crime began in Scotland and how this period shaped the serial killer he would become.
Women Who Rock (9pm, Sky Arts) – 24th February
Women Who Rock is a four-part docuseries that pays homage to the legion of women pioneers in music who have stormed the stage, wielded their instruments, and sung the soundtrack of our lives. Celebrating women artists, in their own words, on power, fame, truth, defiance, artistic expression, hard-won success, and most importantly, the insights and tales behind their anthemic music. With appearances by Nancy Wilson, Shania Twain, Chaka Khan, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Mavis Staples, Sheryl Crow, Sheila E., Macy Gray, Rickie Lee Jones, Norah Jones, Aimee Mann, Tori Amos, Kate Pierson (the B-52s), Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club), and Nona Hendryx.
The Equalizer – Season 3 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 21st February
Robyn McCall, (Queen Latifah), an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background, uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall comes across to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter. But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. In the Season 3 premiere, the walls between McCall’s family and vigilante life continue to crumble as those closest to her must come together for the first time to save her.
The Rookie: Feds (9pm, Sky Witness) – 8th February
From the executive producers of The Rookie comes The Rookie: Feds, starring Niecy Nash-Betts as Simone Clark, the oldest rookie in the FBI Academy. Fresh out of the FBI Academy, Simone Clark arrives in Los Angeles and has her sights set on joining Matthew Garza’s newly formed special unit as they investigate the murder of a federal engineer. Garza’s squad includes Carter Hope, a promotion- hungry traditionalist, Laura Stenson, a talented agent in desperate need of a second chance, and Brendon Acres, a former actor who graduated from Quantico with Simone. On the home front, Simone and Cutty’s father-daughter relationship is put to the test as their opposing opinions about law enforcement come to a head.
Andrea Bocelli: The Journey (8pm, Sky Arts) – 13th February
This inspirational musical documentary series follows a world-renowned Italian tenor on a spiritual pilgrimage as Andrea Bocelli travels over 200 miles across Italy and embraces its people, history, and culture. The series features musical guests such as Tori Kelly, Michael W. Smith, Katherine Jenkins, and a special appearance from Pope Francis.
The Man Who Stole the Scream (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
This is the remarkable story of the theft of one of the most iconic paintings in history, Edward Munch’s The Scream. Stolen during the 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway, it was an outrageously bold art heist that triggered a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase, involving the Norwegian authorities, the global media and Scotland Yard’s specialist Art Squad.
Shaq (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
Featuring a series of revealing interviews with O’Neal, SHAQ tells the story of a basketball legend unlike any other, whose larger-than-life personality transcended the sport and transformed him into a cultural icon. The documentary series chronicles Shaq’s ascent to superstardom, as a dominant force who won four NBA championships, league MVP honours, and changed the game. It also encompasses his life off the court, from his upbringing in a military family to his deepest personal relationships and prosperous broadcasting and business careers.
Father Stu – 3rd February
God needed a fighter, and He found one. Father Stu is based on the true-life story of boxer-turned- priest, Father Stuart Long, whose journey from self-destruction to redemption inspired countless people along the way.
Top Gun: Maverick – 5th February
After 30 years of service, top aviator Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell must confront the ghosts of his past. Sequel drama with Tom Cruise.
The Railway Children Return – 10th February
Inspired by one of the most beloved British family films of all time, The Railway Children Return is an enchanting, moving, and heart-warming adventure for a new generation. In 1944 – As life in Britain’s cities becomes increasingly perilous, three evacuee children – Lily, Pattie and Ted Watts – are sent by their mother from Salford to the Yorkshire village of Oakworth. There to meet them on the train station platform are Bobbie Waterbury (Jenny Agutter, reprising her iconic role in the original film), her daughter, Annie (Sheridan Smith), and grandson Thomas, and with their help the evacuees are soon settling into their new life in the countryside. When the children discover injured American soldier Abe, hiding out in the railyard at Oakworth Station, they are thrust into a dangerous quest to assist their new friend who, like them, is a long way from home.
Rock Dog 3 – 11th February
After touring the world with his band True Blue, Bodi learns that an all-girl band on a popular musical contest show do not know who his idol, the Rock Legend Angus Scattergood is! Compelled to join the show after Angus’ departure, Bodi takes his place as a musical coach for the girl pop group to restore the rock legend’s good name. It is an unlikely pairing as the girls’ performances rely on flashy lighting, showy costumes and a bubble machine. In contrast Bodi wants them to embrace the raw energy of pure Rock & Roll and the power of music. While they initially butt heads, their collaboration may be the only thing that can unify the ongoing feud between sheep and wolves.
Paradise City – 12th February
A man heads to Hawaii, seeking vengence on the man who murdered his father. Action thriller with Bruce Willis, John Travolta and Stephen Dorff.
Bullet Train – 17th February
Brad Pitt stars as Ladybug, an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe – all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives – on the world’s fastest train. From the director of Deadpool 2, David Leitch, the end of the line is only the beginning in a wild, non-stop thrill ride through modern-day Japan.
Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend – 18th February
Desperate to beat his longtime rival Enzo Ferrari, inventor Ferruccio Lamborghini prepares for a grand prix that will change his life. Biopic starring Frank Grillo.
Brian & Charles – 19th February
Brian is a lonely inventor in rural Wales who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, he soon attempts his biggest project yet. Using a washing machine and various spare parts, he invents Charles, an artificial intelligence robot that learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages.
The Independent – 24th February
It’s the final weeks of the most consequential presidential election in history. America is poised to elect either its first female president (Ann Dowd) or its first viable independent candidate (John Cena). Reporting history as it’s made, an idealistic young journalist (Jodie Turner-Smith) teams up with her idol, legendary journalist Nick Booker (Brian Cox), to uncover a conspiracy that places the fate of the election, and the country, in their hands.
The Invitation – 25th February
A young woman attending the wedding of a long-lost relative soon realises she’s been invited there under false pretences. Horror.
Where is Anne Frank – 26th February
Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend, travels across Europe on a quest to find the deceased author in this thought-provoking animation.