What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in January 2022?
James R | On 31, Dec 2021
Sky is kicking off the new year in style, with the return of Billions, Euphoria and A Discovery of Witches plus the debut of the Harry Potter 20th anniversary reunion.
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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, changes from its daily release model to focus, one hopes, on quality over quantity. This month’s line-up includes Supernova, Nobody, Pig, Save the Cinema and A Quiet Place Part II. 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 January 2022. (Bookmark this page as we continue to confirm release dates with Sky.)
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts (Sky Max, 8pm) – 1st January
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson join filmmaker Chris Columbus and other esteemed cast members across all eight Harry Potter films as they travel back to Hogwarts for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which premiered 20 years ago. The retrospective special will tell an enchanting making-of story through all-new in-depth interviews and cast conversations, inviting fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time.
Bull – Season 5 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 5th January
Making his Sky Witness debut, Dr Jason Bull is back for the long-awaited UK premiere of the acclaimed legal drama’s fifth season. Brilliant, brash, and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition, and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses, and the accused tick. As this season kicks off, Bull and the Trial Analysis Corporation team struggle to adjust to a virtual court system as they weather the New York City coronavirus shutdown. Episodes arrive weekly.
A Discovery of Witches – Season 3 (Sky Max, 9pm) – 7th January
In the third and final instalment of this spellbinding adaptation of Deborah Harkness’ All Souls trilogy, vampire Matthew (Matthew Goode) and witch Diana (Teresa Palmer) return from 1590 to find tragedy at Sept-Tours. They must find the missing pages from the Book of Life and the Book itself before it’s too late, but a monster from Matthew’s past is lying in wait for his return. Episodes arrive all at once on-demand.
Euphoria – Season 2 (Sky Atlantic, 2am/9pm) – 10th January
Created, written, and directed by Sam Levinson, and starring Emmy winner Zendaya, the eight-episode drama series returns. Amidst the intertwining lives in the town of East Highland, 17-year-old Rue (Zendaya) must find hope while balancing the pressures of love, loss, and addiction. Episodes arrive weekly.
Murders at Starved Rock (Sky Crime, 9pm) – 10th January
On March 14th, 1960, the bodies of three women from the suburbs of Chicago were discovered in a canyon that makes up one of the natural wonders of Starved Rock State, Illinois. The brutal killings shocked northern Illinois and led to an exhaustive manhunt that snared a confessed killer who has been in prison ever since.
The Devil’s Advocate (Sky Documentaries) – 17th January
Over three parts, The Devil’s Advocate tells the epic, stranger-than-fiction tale of flamboyant international movie mogul and businessman turned criminal defence lawyer, Giovanni di Stefano. All episodes arrive at once on-demand.
The Rookie – Season 4 (Sky Witness) – 20th January
John Nolan (Nathan Fillion), the oldest rookie in the LAPD, has used his life experience, determination and sense of humor to keep up with rookies 20 years his junior. Nearing the end of his training, Nolan now faces his biggest challenge as a police officer when he must come to terms with the choices he has made in pursuit of the truth. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Gilded Age: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic) – 25th January
Julian Fellows, the creator of Downton Abbey, presents a new drama set on the brink of the modern age. It’s 1882 and the Gilded Age is in full swing when Marian Brook (Louisa Jacobson), a young, orphaned daughter of a Southern general, moves in with her rigidly conventional aunts in New York City. With the help of Peggy Scott (Denée Benton), an African-American woman masquerading as her maid, Marian gets caught up in the dazzling lives of her rich neighbours as she struggles to decide between adhering to the rules or forging her own path. Also starring Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon and Morgan Spector. Episodes arrive weekly.
Billions – Season 6 (Sky Atlantic) – 26th January
The dust has cleared to reveal a world that has evolved. With Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) now the big dog in town, Chuck (Paul Giamatti) must develop a new strategy that is keener and more sophisticated than before. All the players, from Wags to Wendy, from Taylor to Sacker, and of course Senior must sharpen their weapons and look for new alliances in order to survive. The ground is ever shifting and the stakes absolute. New king, new war, new rules. Episodes arrive weekly.
Frayed – Season 2 (Sky Max) – 27th January
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. All episodes arrive at once on-demand.
The Alpinist (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, with no cameras, no rope and no margin for error.
The Simpsons: Season 33 (Sky Showcase) – Date TBC
Springfield’s favourite TV family return for all-new episodes exclusive to Sky Showcase.
The Croods 2: A New Age – 1st January
Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Leslie Mann and Peter Dinklage all lend their vocal talents for this animated adventure sequel.
Naked Singularity – 2nd January
Casi (John Boyega) is a promising young NYC public defender whose idealism is beginning to crack under the daily injustices of the very justice system he’s trying to make right. Doubting all he has worked for and seeing signs of the universe collapsing all around him, he is pulled into a dangerous high-stakes drug heist by an unpredictable former client (Olivia Cooke) in an effort to beat the broken system at its own game. Also starring Bill Skarsgård and Ed Skrein.
A Quiet Place Part II – 7th January
Nerve-jangling sequel to the 2018 horror hit. Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realise that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.
Rock Dog 2 – 8th January
One year after their first adventure, musical canine Bodi and his band, Ture Blue, have become locally famous in the village of Snow Mountain – even attracting a small following of devoted fans. But when a music mogul named Lang gives them the opportunity to tour with pop sensation Lil’ Foxy, Bodi and his friends learn that fame comes with a price. Ultimately, only by staying true to yourself can you unleash the true power of rock ‘n’ roll.
Land – 9th January
Robin Wright (House of Cards) stars and makes her directorial debut in the poignant story of one woman’s search for meaning in the vast and harsh American wilderness.
Save the Cinema – 14th January
The sleepy town of Carmarthen in Wales is not exactly the first place to spring to mind when thinking of Hollywood blockbusters, but this changed in 1993 when one woman’s resolve brought the red carpet to their doorstep. When it’s announced the town’s beloved cinema is to be closed down, it’s down to Liz Evans (Samantha Morton), hairdresser and linchpin to the local community, to find a way to stop the bulldozers. As she and her friends barricade themselves in the theatre, she teams with town councillor Richard (Tom Felton) to come up with a grand plan involving a Hollywood legend and a monster-sized premiere.
The Paper Tigers – 15th January
As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and insurance (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years and each has grown into a washed-up middle-ages man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring – and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or their childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunite, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges and a dangerous hitman still armed with ample knee cartilage.
Pig – 16th January
Nicolas Cage play against type in this quiet, delicate and deeply moving film from first-time director Michael Sarnoski. Cage stars as a reclusive truffle hunter living alone in the Oregon wilderness, who returns to Portland to find whoever stole his beloved pig.
Mass – 20th January
Ann Dowd (The Handmaid’s Tale), Jason Isaacs (The Death of Stalin), Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife) and Tony Award® winner Reed Birney (House of Cards) star in Fran Kranz’s (Cabin in the Woods) writer-director debut.
Nobody – 21st January
Hutch (Bob Odenkirk) is a nobody. As an overlooked and underestimated father and husband, he takes life’s indignities on the chin and never rocks the boat. But when his daughter loses her beloved kitty-cat bracelet in a robbery, Hutch hits a boiling point no one knew he had. What happens when a pushover finally pushes back? Hutch flips from regular dad to fearless fighter by taking his enemies on a wild ride of explosive revenge.
Supernova – 22nd January
It is deep Autumn and Sam (Colin Firth) and Tusker (Stanley Tucci), partners of twenty years, are on holiday. They are travelling across England in their old campervan visiting friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with youngonset dementia two years ago their lives have had to change. Jobs have been given up and plans put on hold. Their time together is now the most important thing they have. As the trip progresses however, their individual ideas for their future begin to collide. Secrets are uncovered, private plans unravel and their love for each other is tested like never before. Ultimately, they must confront the question of what it means to love one another in the face of Tusker’s irreparable illness.
Monster Hunter – 28th January
Behind our world, there is another — a world of dangerous and powerful monsters that rule their domain with deadly ferocity. When Artemis (Milla Jovovich) and her loyal soldiers are transported from our world to the new one, the unflappable lieutenant receives the shock of her life.
One Shot – 29th January
In an effort to prevent a terrorist attack on Washington D.C., an elite squad of Navy SEALs led by Lt. Blake Harris (Scott Adkins) and a junior CIA analyst Zoe Anderson (Ashley Greene) must retrieve a prisoner from a CIA black site island prison. Tensions flare as Deputy Site Manager Tom Shields (Ryan Phillippe) refuses to release the suspected terrorist based solely on Anderson’s intel, but when the base comes under attack by waves of insurgents they must band together to complete the mission.
French Exit – 30th January
A New York socialite and her aimless son move to a small Paris flat after blowing their fortune. Comedy drama starring Michelle Pfeiffer.