What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in January 2023?
James R | On 31, Dec 2022
Sky begins 2023 with a big one: HBO’s The Last of Us, which is joined by Sky’s own comedy-thriller Romantic Getaway. 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 Operation Mincemeat, Jurassic World Dominion and Crimes of the Future – 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
Romantic Getaway: Season 1 (9pm, Sky Comedy) – 1st January
Allison and Deacon are desperate for a baby, but they’ve run out of money to fund any more IVF treatment. So they decide to ‘borrow’ the £50k they need from their filthy rich boss Alfie, who they discover is illegally creaming off money from the company. And it works! Except that, on a whim, Deacon secretly adds an extra nought to the transfer, and actually steals half a million quid. And Allison is secretly starting to doubt whether she wants a baby after all. Their web of lies kicks off a downward spiral into the criminal underworld of suburban Britain, and pushes them, and their plans for their future together, to the limit. Romesh Ranganathan and Katherine Ryan star. All episodes available at once.
Strangest Things: Season 2 (9pm, Sky History) – 2nd January
Hidden away in museums, laboratories and storage rooms around the world are the most remarkable and mysterious objects on earth. Now, new research and technology can get under their skin like never before. Using the latest 3D graphics, we can pull these objects apart, zero in on the smallest details and we can rebuild lost or damaged artefacts to uncover their secrets. With fascinating insights from many experts such as Karen Bellinger, Andrew Steele, Marina Escolano Paveda and Kevin MacDonald. From the unbelievable, to the ancient and the truly bizarre. Welcome to the world’s Strangest Things. Episodes weekly.
The Conners (8pm, Sky Comedy) – 2nd January
John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf and more star in this Roseanne spin-off that follows the Conners as the family grapple with parenthood, dating, financial pressures, aging and in-laws in working-class America. All episode available at once.
The Curse of Oak Island: Season 3 (Sky History) – 4th January
Building off the scientific revelations from the last two seasons that large sources of silver and gold lie deep in the Money Pit area, the Laginas and their team will continue trying to pinpoint the location of the legendary treasure by applying cutting edge technology such as Muon Tomography and conducting large scale dig operations that may include new tunnelling and shaft construction methods. The team will also perform much wider-scale digs across the body of the swamp and will extend their outreach and exploration of European countries in an attempt to reveal the origins of the Oak Island mystery. Episodes arrive weekly.
Spector: Season 1 (9pm, Sky Documentaries) – 8th January
In the early hours of February 3, 2003, a 911 call was placed to the Alhambra, CA, Police Department reporting the fatal shooting of a woman. The location, an eccentric French chateau style mansion in the suburbs of Los Angeles known as The Pyrenees Castle, was the home of legendary music producer Phil Spector. The woman was Lana Clarkson, a charismatic and once prolific movie actress who he had met just that night. How did the destinies of these two people become intertwined? And what actually happened on that fateful night? Through the lens of this notorious crime and the hysterical media circus which followed, this four-part documentary series peels back the layers to tell the story both of Clarkson and the man who was convicted of her murder. All episodes available at once.
Reginald the Vampire: Season 1 (9pm, Sky Sci-Fi) – 10th January
Imagine a world populated by beautiful, fit, and vain vampires. Reginald Andres (Jacob Batalon, The MCU Spider-Man Series) tumbles headlong into it as an unlikely hero who will have to navigate every kind of obstacle—the girl he loves but can’t be with, a bully manager at work, and the vampire chieftain who wants him dead. Fortunately, Reginald discovers he has a few unrecognized powers of his own. A new show with a lot of heart and just enough blood, Reginald the Vampire proves the undead life is just as complicated as life itself. All episodes available at once.
Landscape Artist of the Year 2023 (9pm, Sky Arts) – 11th January
Sky Arts launches its eighth annual Landscape Artist of the Year competition, where a palette-full of talented artists have four hours to capture the splendour of landmarks, areas of natural beauty or scenes of historical significance. Episodes arrive weekly.
Colosseum: Season 1 (9pm, Sky History) – 12th January
Colosseum vividly brings to life the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lens of one of the most exhilarating and brutal arenas in the history of humanity – the Colosseum. From the savage truth of a gladiator’s life as a slave-warrior to the fascinating ways Rome’s Emperors used the vast amphitheatre to demonstrate total power, Colosseum offers viewers a unique and personal look inside history’s most iconic empire. Each episode pinpoints one of eight key and diverse characters – all based on real people from history. Spanning several hundred years, the series unfolds chronologically, from the arena’s astonishing opening day to its very last games. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Last of Us: Season 1 (2am/9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 16th January
Based on the critically acclaimed video game of the same name, The Last of Us takes place 20 years after modern civilisation has been destroyed. Joel, a hardened survivor, is hired to smuggle Ellie, a 14-year-old girl, out of an oppressive quarantine zone. What starts as a small job soon becomes a brutal and heartbreaking journey as they both must traverse the U.S. and depend on each other for survival. Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey star. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise (9pm, Sky Crime) – 18th January
A new perspective on Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, notorious serial killers who impersonated off-duty police officers to lure victims and then dumped their bodies on the hillsides of East LA. From 1977 to 1978, Bianchi and Buono terrorized those communities as they brutally raped, tortured and killed 10 women and girls. The series examines Bianchi’s unique pathology and masterful ability to deceive and manipulate those around him. From fraudulently practicing as a psychologist to applying to the police department and doing ride-alongs, Kenneth Bianchi was a true devil in disguise. All episodes available at once.
The Lost Pirate Kingdom (Sky History) – 18th January
Pirates are the stuff of myth and legend – swashbuckling outlaws who bring murder and mayhem to the high seas. But these rogues are not a Hollywood invention. They are all too real.
Downton Abbey: A New Era – 1st January
Written by Julian Fellowes and directed by Simon Curtis, this second feature-length outing for the TV show reunites the cast as they go on a journey to the south of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Operation Mincemeat – 6th January
It’s 1943. The Allies are determined to break Hitler’s grip on occupied Europe, and plan an all-out assault on Sicily; but they face an impossible challenge — how to protect a massive invasion force from potential massacre. It falls to two remarkable intelligence officers, Ewen Montagu (Colin Firth) and Charles Cholmondeley (Matthew Macfadyen) to dream the most inspired and improbable disinformation strategy of the war – centred on the most unlikely of secret agents: a dead man. Operation Mincemeat is the extraordinary and true story of an idea that hoped to alter the course of the war – defying logic, risking countless thousands of lives, and testing the nerves of its creators to breaking point.
Crimes of the Future – 7th January
As the human species adapts to a synthetic environment, the body undergoes new transformations and mutations. With his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux), Saul Tenser (Viggo Mortensen), celebrity performance artist, publicly showcases the metamorphosis of his organs in avant-garde performances. Timlin (Kristen Stewart), an investigator from the National Organ Registry, obsessively tracks their movements, which is when a mysterious group is revealed… Their mission – to use Saul’s notoriety to shed light on the next phase of human evolution.
The Last Son – 8th January
Sam Worthington stars as Isaac LeMay, a murderous outlaw who learns he is cursed by a prophecy: one of his children will kill him. To prevent this, he hunts down each of his estranged children including long-lost son Cal (Colson Baker). With bounty hunters and Sheriff Solomon (Thomas Jane) on his tail, LeMay must find a way to stop his children and end the curse.
The Estate – 13th January
Two sisters attempt to win over their terminally ill, difficult-to-please Aunt in hopes of becoming the beneficiaries of her wealthy estate, only to find the rest of their greedy family members have the same idea. A Sky Original film starring Toni Collette, Anna Faris, David Duchovny, Rosemarie DeWitt and Ron Livingston.
One Way – 14th January
No wrong turn goes unpunished in this wildly entertaining action-packed thrill ride starring Colson Baker (AKA Machine Gun Kelly), Storm Reid, Travis Fimmel, and Kevin Bacon. After stealing from the biggest mob boss in town, Freddy (Baker) is badly wounded and on the run with a one-way ticket to salvage what is left of his crime-ridden life, for one last shot at redemption with his family.
Eiffel – 15th January
Produced by Vanessa van Zuylen, the movie revolves around Eiffel as he finishes his collaboration on the Statue of Liberty and is pressured by the French government to design something spectacular for the 1889 Paris World Fair. Eiffel simply wants to design the subway, but everything changes when he crosses paths with a mysterious woman from his past (Emma Mackey). Their long lost, forbidden passion inspires him to build the iconic Eiffel Tower.
The Hanging Sun – 20th January
John (Alessandro Borghi) is on the run because he has betrayed a powerful crime lord, his father, Dad. To escape from his father and brother, John heads north and takes refuge deep in the forest near an isolated village in the extreme northern part of the country where religion dominates, the sun never sets, and local residents seem to be from a different era. The only thing standing between John and his destiny are Lea, (Jessica Born Findlay) a woman facing hardship with a great deal of strength, and her son Caleb, a curious, pure-hearted boy. While the midnight sun seems to confuse reality and fantasy, John grapples with a difficult past that torments him. Lea is struggling with her own demons: her violent husband Aaron died in an accident in the sea, and many in the village believe she had something to do with it.
Ride the Eagle – 21st January
A man’s estranged mother dies and leaves him a conditional inheritance. Before he can move into her picturesque cabin, he has to complete her to-do list and step into his mother’s world as she tries to make amends from beyond the grave. Jake Johnson stars and co-writes with director Trent O’Donnell.
Alice – 22nd January
Alice (Keke Palmer) yearns for freedom as an enslaved person on a rural Georgia plantation under its brutal and disturbed owner, Paul (Jonny Lee Miller). After a violent clash with Paul, she flees through the neighboring woods and stumbles onto the unfamiliar sight of a highway, soon discovering the year is actually 1973. Rescued on the roadside by a disillusioned political activist named Frank (Common), Alice quickly comprehends the lies that have kept her in bondage and the promise of Black liberation. Inspired by true events, Alice traces Alice’s journey through the post-Civil Rights Era American South.
Jurassic World Dominion – 27th January
With dinosaurs and humans living side by side, an ecological disaster threatens the world’s very existence. Chris Pratt, Sam Neill and Bryce Dallas Howard star in the conclusion to the Jurassic Era.