What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in June 2022?
James R | On 31, May 2022
Sky is stepping up a gear this summer, thanks to a range of new originals and exclusives. There’s a double-bill of high-profile HBO debuts, including We Own This City and Westworld Season 4, plus new original dramas The Midwich Cuckoos and The Lazarus Project. 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 Last Night in Soho, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain and The Matrix Resurrections. 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.
This month’s biggest coup, though, is perhaps the launch of Paramount+, which is included at no extra cost for Sky Cinema customers. Other Sky customers and NOW subscribers will have to subscriber as an add-on for £6.99 a month. A standalone app is also available. (For more information on Paramount+ in the UK, click here.)
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in June 2022:
The Midwich Cuckoos: Season 1 (10pm, Sky Max) – 2nd June
Midwich, a small English commuter town, is liberal and aspirational, populated by families and affluent streets. A place where nothing much happens – that is until the twilight hours of a summer’s day when a sleepy corner of Midwich is plunged into panic. People pass out on their feet without warning, without reason. Anyone who tries to enter meets the same fate. And nobody can understand why. When the mysterious blackout is lifted, life for those affected returns to apparent normality – except every woman of child-bearing age inside the zone has suddenly and inexplicably fallen pregnant… All episodes arrive at once.
Girls5eva: Season 2 (Peacock) – 2nd June
Created by Meredith Scardino and exec-produced by the seemingly bulletproof double act of Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, this music satire sounds exactly like you’d expect a music industry-set cousin of 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to, and in no way is that a bad thing. The comedy follows a manufactured girl group who were famous – sort of – back in the 1990s. When their one-hit wonder is sampled by a rapper, Li’L Stinker, the chance to cash a very small royalty cheque is enough to tempt all four members of the band to try and mount a comeback.
The Toolbox Killer (9pm, Sky Crime) – 5th June
In his own words, America’s most sadistic serial killer describes his 1979 killing spree in this 2-hour documentary.
The Good Doctor – Season 5 Part 2 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 7th June
Dr Shaun Murphy returns from the winter hiatus for the conclusion to the Good Doctor’s fifth season, although we’re sure the heartbreak still feels pretty fresh for fans of the show. Now that Shaun has called off the wedding, he is forced to confront Lea about their relationship and determine what he really means to her. Episodes arrive weekly.
We Own This City: Season 1 (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 7th June
Executive produced by George Pelecanos (The Deuce) and David Simon (The Wire) – and based on the book by Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton – We Own This City is a six-hour, limited series chronicling the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force. It examines the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work. Starring Jon Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Show Me a Hero), Josh Charles (The Good Wife, In Treatment), Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country), and Jamie Hector (BOSCH, The Wire). Episodes arrive all at once.
The Smile: Forget Everything You Knew (9pm, Sky Arts) – 11th June
A new project from Radiohead’s Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood play their first live concert in London. Here are the highlights.
Escaping Captivity: The Kara Robinson Story (9pm, Sky Crime) – 12th June
The story of how Kara was abducted from a friend’s front yard at the age of 15 and then held captive and assaulted for 18 hours.
The Real Manhunter: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Crime) – 13th June
This ten-part second chapter of the docuseries follows former detective Colin Sutton as he revisits the important cases from his career.
The Lazarus Project: Season 1 (9pm, Sky Max) – 16th June
Joe Barton’s (Giri/Haji) new thriller follows George, who wakes up one day and finds himself reliving a day from months ago and thinks he’s lost his mind. All of his recent milestones have been undone, including his success at work and his marriage to the love of his life, Sarah. Worst of all, he seems to be the only one who has noticed what’s happened. That is, until he’s recruited for the Lazarus Project – a secret organisation that has harnessed the ability to turn back time every time the world is at threat of extinction. Directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner (Beat), it stars Paapa Essiedu (I May Destroy You, Gangs of London), Anjli Mohindra (Vigil, Bodyguard), Tom Burke (Strike, Mank) and Caroline Quentin (Dickensian, Bridgerton). All episodes arrive at once.
The Isle of Wight Festival (7pm, Sky Arts) – 17th June
Sky Arts brings the musical festival to living room once again, with Lewis Capaldi headlining on opening night and Madness, Nile Rodgers & Chic also taking to the stage.
Paramount+ – 22nd June
Paramount+ finally arrives in the UK this month, bringing with it a slate of originals that includes Halo, The Offer, 1883, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Mayor of Kingstown, Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, The First Lady, The Man Who Fell to Earth, Queen of the Universe and Jerry & Marge Go Large.
Young Rock, Season 2 (9pm, Sky Comedy) – 24th June
Every legend has a beginning. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in a larger-than-life family comedy based on outrageous stories of his youth. This coming-of-age journey highlights the unforgettable moments and incredible relationships that took Dwayne from ordinary kid to extraordinary superstar – revealing he’s more like us than we know.
Westworld: Season 4 (2am/9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 27th June
The sci-fi drama, about the dawn of artificial intelligence and the birth of a new form on life on Earth, returns for a fourth season, with episodes arriving weekly hot on the heels of their US HBO broadcast.
The Matrix Resurrections – 3rd June
To find out if his reality is a physical or mental construct, Mr Anderson, aka Neo, will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more. If he’s learned anything, it’s that choice, while an illusion, is still the only way out of – or into – the Matrix.
Girl (2020) – 4th June
A young woman returns to her hometown to exact revenge on her abusive father. She soon finds herself prey to a sinister sheriff when she uncovers a family legacy more disturbing than she’d imagined.
Dual – 5th June
Dual is a satirical science fiction thriller film written, produced and directed by Riley Stearns. It tells the story of a woman, who after receiving a terminal diagnosis commissions a clone of herself to ease the loss of her friends and family, but when she recovers her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail, leading to a court-mandated duel to the death. Starring Karen Gillan, Aaron Paul and Theo James.
Last Seen Alive – 10th June
Will Spann (Gerard Butler) is driving his soon-to-be ex-wife Lisa (Jaimie Alexander) to her parents’ home when she mysteriously disappears without a trace during a stop at a gas station. A frantic Will engages the local police and Lisa’s parents in a desperate attempt to find her, but as time passes and suspicion falls on him, he must take matters into his own hands, delving into the town’s criminal underbelly while running from the authorities in a race against time to find Lisa.
The Gateway – 11th June
A social worker intervenes when a woman’s estranged husband returns and lures her into a life of crime. Thriller with Frank Grillo and Olivia Munn.
Lansky – 12th June
Retired underworld kingpin Meyer Lansky recounts the story of his life to down-on-his-luck writer David Stone while being investigated one last time by the FBI. Biographical drama with Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington.
Last Night in Soho – 17th June
Edger Wright’s psychological thriller about a young fashion designer who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s, where the glamour isn’t all it appears.
White Elephant – 18th June
Bruce Willis, Olga Kurylenko and John Malkovich star in this thriller about an ex-marine enforce who becomes entangled with the mob.
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain – 19th June
The extraordinary true story of eccentric British artist Louis Wain (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose playful, sometimes even psychedelic pictures helped to transform the public’s perception of cats forever.
Clifford the Big Red Dog – 24th June
When middle-schooler Emily Elizabeth (Darby Camp) meets a magical animal rescuer (John Cleese) who gifts her a little, red puppy, she never anticipated waking up to find a giant ten-foot hound in her small New York City apartment. While her single mom (Sienna Guillory) is away for business, Emily and her fun but impulsive uncle Casey (Jack Whitehall) set out on an adventure.
Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City – 25th June
Witness the beginning of Evil. Raccoon City, which was once a booming home of pharmaceutical giant Umbrella Corporation, is now a dying Midwestern town. The company’s exodus left the city a wasteland…with great evil brewing below the surface. When that evil is unleashed, a group of survivors must work together to uncover the truth behind Umbrella and make it through the night.
The Survivor – 26th June
Ben Foster, Vicky Krieps and Peter Sarsgaard star in Barry Levinson’s drama about Harry Haft, a real-life survivor of Auschwitz who was forced to take part in boxing matches with fellow prisoners.