What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in June 2021?
Staff Reporter | On 29, May 2021
While summer is upon us, Sky is doing its best to keeping people thinking about staying indoors.
As well as the ongoing run of Bloods, Breeders, The Nevers and Grey’s Anatomy, this month sees the debut of new documentary Liverpool Narcos, the return of spy comedy Intelligence, starring David Schwimmer, a second dose of Martin Sheen’s serial killer drama Prodigal Son plus Season 2 of HBO’s Betty – and, for those missing Glastonbury, Sky Arts is on hand with a dose of live music. For more information on the latest Sky 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, shines a spotlight on some of the underseen gems of last year, including Muscle, Kajillionaire and 12 Hour Shift. 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 June 2021. (Bookmark this page as we continue to confirm release dates with Sky.)
Liverpool Narcos (9pm, Sky Documentaries) – 3rd June
In the 1980s, Liverpool became the epicentre of a drugs boom that was to change Britain forever. The waves of first cannabis, then heroin, ecstasy and cocaine that flooded the city didn’t just offer new opportunities for the underworld – they changed everything, above and below the ground, turning lives and communities upside down. Britain’s most independent-spirited city, Liverpool was home to the some of the biggest dealers, distributors, couriers and debt collectors. And above them, the kingpins who lived like minor royalty, driving Rolls Royces on the streets of Liverpool. With unprecedented access to some of the biggest players, this is the story of how drugs went mainstream and dealing became a multi-billion pound business, told by the people who would become pioneers of a new global trade – as well as those who dedicated their lives to catching them. Episodes arrive weekly.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Season 22 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 4th June
The longest-running live action primetime programme in TV history returns to Sky Witness for the 22nd season of procedural investigations. As the new season begins, the squad attempts to solve an assault in Central Park but are hampered by their own blindspots and a community that is losing trust in the police. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Best of the Download Festival (9pm, Sky Arts) – 5th June
Celebrating the best moments of the head-banging rock festival between 2011 and 2019, featuring Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Def Leppard and Halestorm.
Intelligence: Season 2 (10pm, Sky One) – 8th June
David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed return for a second series of highly confidential chaos. After narrowly avoiding extradition to the United States on charges of treason, NSA agent Jerry Bernstein (Schwimmer) finds himself the centre of attention
once again when the Russians obtain a cyberweapon that Jerry himself helped develop. With his intel vital to the safety of the nation, he is more than willing to step into the role of the office alpha male, once again. He can even sort out Joseph’s (Mohammed) love life as well. All episodes arrive at once on-demand.
Prodigal Son: Season 2 (9pm, Sky One) – 9th June
Season two of the hit psychological drama starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen comes to Sky One this June. Criminal profiler Malcolm Bright helps solve the NYPD’s most vicious and puzzling murders, using his insight into a killer’s mind inherited from his father – notorious serial killer Dr. Martin Whitly. Episodes arrive weekly.
Noel Gallagher: Out of the Now (9pm, Sky Arts) – 10th June
The legendary songwriter presents an up-close performance of music and storytelling from London’s Duke of York’s Theatre.
The Return: Life After ISIS (Sky Documentaries) – 15th June
Shamima Begum and Hoda Muthana made it into global headlines when they left their countries as teenagers to join ISIS in 2015. In The Return, these women now tell their stories for the very first time.
Betty: Season 2 (Sky Comedy) – 22nd June
Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Nina Moran, Ajani Russell, and Rachelle Vinberg, who all starred in the original film this series is based on. Betty follows a diverse group of young women navigating their lives through the predominantly male-oriented world of skateboarding, set against the backdrop of New York City. Episodes arrive weekly.
Terry Venables: If I Can Dream (9pm, Sky Documentaries) – 24th June
The Sky Original story of the great “nearly” man of British football, Terry Venables – a hugely gifted player and manager of Barcelona, as well as England and Spurs.
LA Philharmonic Centennial Birthday Gala (Sky Arts)
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel celebrates the orchestra’s 100-year anniversary with an historic Centennial Birthday Celebration, recorded in October 2019 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. T
DC Universe (Sky One) – Date TBC
The DC universe tears back onto Sky One this June with all new seasons of super-powered adventures, with the Girl of Steel taking one final lap around the Earth in the final series of Supergirl. As Kara and her team soar in to stop him from using the Obsidian platform from brainwashing half the world into his service, the Flash also has his work set out for him when an experiment to save Barry’s speed backfires. And joining the fun will be DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, where the ragtag crew of antiheroes have to deal with Sara’s disappearance. Catching up on all the action so far? All seasons of The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will be available on-demand.
Muscle – 1st June
Gerard Johnson’s body-building buddy movie Muscle lays out in black and white the longing and panic of injured masculinity.
The New Mutants – 4th June
Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy and Charlie Heaton star in this spin-off from the X-Men universe.
Kajillionaire – 12th June
Two con artists have spent 26 years training their only daughter to swindle, scam and steal at every turn. During a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down in Miranda July’s comedy.
12 Hour Shift – 17th June
Brea Grant’s portrait of a nurse’s night shift is a “slice of life” in more than one sense.
Where’d You Go Bernadette? – 18th June
Starring Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup and Kristen Wiig, Richard Linklater directs this adaptation of the best-selling novel by Maria Semple.
Jurassic Park – 19th June
The dinotastic franchise stomps on to Sky Cinema, with all five films available.
The Comeback Trail – 19th June
In debt to the mob and in need of a new money making scheme to save his skin, greedy grind-house film producer, Max Barber, (Robert Deniro) decides to produce a dangerous new film, all for the sake of killing his lead actor in a stunt so he can rake in the insurance money. But when he casts Duke Montana, (Tommy Lee Jones) an ageing, washed-up movie star as the lead, Max
never expects the depressed old drunk to be revitalised by being in front of the camera again. As Duke survives stunt after stunt, Max unwittingly starts making the best movie of his career.
Rams – 20th June
A remake of the critically acclaimed 2015 Icelandic drama, this adaptation relocates to the much warmer environs of remote Western Australia, where two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war.
Kindred – 25th June
When her boyfriend Ben suddenly dies in an accident, mother-to-be Charlotte (Tamara Lawrance, Small Axe) collapses upon receiving the news. She wakes up in Ben’s family home, a crumbling old manor house in the middle of nowhere with Ben’s overbearing mother, Margaret (Fiona Shaw), and his controlling stepbrother, Thomas (Jack Lowden).
Silk Road – 27th June
Inspired by larger-than-life actual events, this riveting crime thriller follows the rise and fall of Silk Road, the infamous darknet site that sent a seismic shock through the World Wide Web. Young, idealistic, and driven to succeed, Ross Ulbricht (Nick Robinson) creates the internet’s first unregulated marketplace: Silk Road. But when it becomes a multimillion-dollar pipeline for illicit drugs, Ross is set on a collision course with Rick Bowden (Jason Clarke), a disreputable and dangerously unpredictable DEA agent, who will use any means necessary to take him down.
Other films coming soon to Sky Cinema in June 2021
Summer of ’72
Last Moment of Clarity
Lost Girls and Love Hotels
All My Life
Shoplifters of the World
School’s Out Forever