What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in November 2021?
James R | On 30, Oct 2021
With Succession still rolling out its weekly episodes on Sky Atlantic, Sky could rest on its laurels for November, but it’s still wheeling out US dramas by the bucketload, from the return of Grey’s Anatomy and the debut of American Rust to the revival of Dexter. Elsewhere, there’s an exciting new season of theatre plays and a run of timely documentaries, including the dissection of the WeWork scandal.
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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, serves up some the biggest films of the past year, including Mortal Kombat, Locked Down, Those Who Wish Me Dead and two new Sky Originals, The Colour Room and A Boy Called Christmas. 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 November 2021. (Bookmark this page as we continue to confirm release dates with Sky.)
Sort Of (9pm, Sky Comedy) – 1st November
Sabi is a 25-yr-old, gender fluid, part-time nanny, and part-time bartender who is in transition in every aspect of their life, from gender to love to sexuality to family to career. A coming-of-age story, this is a comedy that exposes the labels we once poured ourselves into as no longer applicable…to anyone.
AP Bio: Season 4 (9.35pm, Sky Comedy) – 2nd November
School is back in session. Season 4 of the acclaimed comedy revolving around nightmare teacher Jack Griffin, his long-suffering class of honour roll students, and the other misfit faculty members of Whitlock High School. This season, Toledo is hit by a tornado, the students to form a fake cult, and Jack is reunited with his deadbeat dad.
Station 19: Season 5 (10pm, Sky Witness) – 3rd November
As Grey’s Anatomy returns for a new season, so does its sister show Station 19 – continuing to follow the everyday heroes of the Seattle-based fire service. As the teams are challenged by the city’s jubilations post-pandemic, relationships are also put under strain following Sullivan’s actions at Maya and Carina’s wedding. Episodes arrive weekly.
The L Word: Generation Q (10.15pm, Sky Atlantic) – 3rd November
From hot new hookups to trouble at the altar – nothing is off-limits for this unapologetic group of friends and lovers. No matter who comes out on top, Gen Q always has each other’s backs. They’re here, queer, living proud and back for a second season. All episodes arrive at once.
Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes (9pm, Sky Documentaries) – 4th November
Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes brings to life Ronan Farrow’s intimate, revealing interviews with whistle-blowers, journalists, private investigators and other sources conducted for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s podcast and best-selling book.
Shark with Steve Backshall (8pm, Sky Nature) – 7th November
Shark with Steve Backshall is a revelatory series that celebrates the wonder of sharks and dispels the myth of sharks as just cold-blooded killers. Over four parts, Steve Backshall’s global journey will travel from the icy water of Alaska, to the tropics and down into the depths of our ocean. Teaming up with world-leading experts, Steve will make stunning discoveries – revealing glow in the dark sharks, sharks that walk on land and ancient sharks over 400 years old – and confront uncomfortable truths surrounding the future of our oceans today.
Dexter: New Blood (10.05pm, Sky Atlantic) – 8th November
He’s smart, he’s good looking and he’s got a killer sense of humour. Everyone’s favourite serial killer returns in a new 10-episode limited series that reunites series star Michael C. Hall and showrunner Clyde Phillips. Set ten years after Dexter went missing in the eye of Hurricane Laura, the new series finds him living under an assumed name in the small town of Iron Lake, New York. Dexter may be embracing his new life, but in the wake of unexpected events his Dark Passenger beckons.
Hotspots (9pm, Sky Documentaries) – 9th November
Sky Original series Hotspots returns with Sky News’ award-winning correspondents Alex Crawford and Stuart Ramsay, as they take viewers behind the scenes of the world’s biggest and most dangerous breaking news stories.
Greys Anatomy: Season 18 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 10th November
The world’s longest-running primetime medical drama returns for its 18th season as the staff of Grey Sloan encounter more hurdles in their professional and personal lives. As the city of Seattle revels in the city’s rebirth post-COVID, Bailey has her sights on hiring new doctors, but there seems to be a lack of viable options. Owen and Teddy attempt to take the next step in their engagement, and Meredith meets a dynamic doctor with a connection to her mother.
Life & Rhymes: Season 2 (10pm, Sky Arts) – 10th November
Get set for a celebration of the spoken word. Hosted by acclaimed British writer and poet Professor Benjamin Zephaniah, this series sees some of the country’s leading spoken word performers and select members of the audience light up the mic with their lyrical creativity on topics such as racism, gender, sexuality and mental health.
Beat the Devil – (9pm, Sky Arts) – 11th November
November marks the start of the Sky Arts on Stage season of programmes, which will see brand new theatre and arts productions run through to the end of the year. The season begins with film written and directed by David Hare (The Reader) starring Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) based on the sell-out stage play. Beat the Devil recounts Hare’s experience contracting Covid-19 on the day lockdown was announced in the UK. Suffering a series of apparently random symptoms, he recalls the delirium of his illness, mixed with fear, dreams, honest medicine and politics.
Other productions include the revival of Pulitzer Prize-winner The Invisible Hand (18th November), filmed at the Kiln Theatre, London, The Park Bench Plays from Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Death to England: Face to Face by Roy Williams.
Verdi’s Rigoletto on the Lake (9pm, Sky Arts) – 15th November
Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork – compelling, bloodcurdling and beautiful – is performed for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz.
Work in Progress: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Comedy) – 17th November
Abby is back for a second series of the thoughtful comedydrama, which finds her navigating the fallout of a breakup. Just as she feels she’s starting to get her head above water the global pandemic converges with a family emergency and forces Abby into uncharted territory. Episodes 1 and 2 air in a double-bill, with episodes then arriving weekly.
American Rust (10.05pm, Sky Atlantic) – 28th November
Jeff Daniels and Maura Tierney star in an unflinching new eight-part drama. In an economically devastated Pennsylvania steel town, a complicated and compromised chief of police (Daniels) is forced to decide how far he’s willing to go when the son of the woman he loves (Tierney) is accused of murder. A harrowing journey into the lives of a small town with big secrets, where people are driven by loyalty, love and desperation – and bad choices come far too easy. All episodes available at once.
Cheltenham Literature Festival 2021 (10.45pm, Sky Arts) – 18th Novemner
The Festival returns in full swing this year welcoming the world’s greatest writers and thinkers to Cheltenham, including Maggie O’Rarrell, Colm Toibin, Joan Collins, Colson Whitehead, Ruby Wax and many more. Sky Arts will be presenting the from the festival to soak up the atmosphere and sit down with the scribes in attendance.
Royal Bastards: Rise of the Tudors (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
Royal Bastards: Rise of the Tudors tells the incredible true story of one of England’s most powerful, Lady Margaret Beaufort. She was half-sister by marriage of King Henry VI, mother of King Henry VII and grandmother of Henry VIII, who defied the greatest dynasties in medieval Britain – the Houses of York and Lancaster – to manoeuvre her son to the throne of England and consign the reign of the Plantagenets to history. Married aged just 12, pregnant at 13, widowed and a fugitive shortly after, her story shines a light on one of the most turbulent and bloody periods in English history through the eyes of a unique women.
The Billion Dollar Scoundrel (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
In 2008, a Texan billionaire called Allen Stanford flew into Lord’s cricket ground carrying $20 million in cash. Using his vast fortune, he was to revitalise the game, attracting new fans around the globe. He’d convinced the England team to play a ‘winner takes all’ tournament against his own West Indian side, for the eye-watering prize. Over three parts, this Sky Original series reveals that cricket’s would-be saviour was nothing but a sophisticated conman. A tale of sex, crime and cricket, it ends with Stanford being sent to prison for 110 years, having stolen $7 billion dollars running the 2nd biggest Ponzi scheme of all time.
WeWork: How to Lose $3b in Two Weeks (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
From billions to bankrupt, WeWork: How to Lose $3b in Two Weeks chronicles the rise and fall of start-up darling, WeWork – a real estate company whose eccentric CEO used an entrepreneurial culture, Kabbalah and free beer to trick millions of people and the world’s billionaires into believing shared office space could, literally, change the world. Featuring exclusive interviews with WeWork insiders, former members and the best and brightest of the venture capital world, this feature documentary captures the untold story behind the global headlines, delving deep into just how “We” got here.
Private Eyes: Season 5 (Sky Witness) – Date TBC)
The team of former ice hockey star Matt Shade and Private Investigator Angie Everett take on one more set of cases as Private Eyes returns for a fifth and final season. We kick things off with Angie convalescing in hospital following an injury. But there’s no rest for the wicked as there’s a mystery to solve right from her hospital bed.
Murdered & Missing in Montana (Sky Crime) – Date TBC
Imagine a place where you call the emergency services and you can’t get through. Your daughter goes missing and you are met with total silence. A place where women are murdered and killers are rarely bought to justice. In this two-hour special, we join attorney and investigative journalist Loni Coombs who unpacks the cases of three young women whose deaths on and around the Northern Cheyenne and Crow Reservations remain unresolved and shrouded in mystery.
Forensics: Catching the Killer (Sky Crime) – Date TBC
Forensics: Catching the Killer tells the stories of incredible forensic cases, where despicable murders are solved using science. From DNA analysis, fibre evidence, ballistics and much more, the series shows how even the most cunning of criminals will leave a trace of their crimes behind. With unprecedented access to police officers, witnesses and family members, we explore bloodless murder cases that needed a breakthrough from science to be solved.
Mortal Kombat – 5th November
Visceral and gory martial arts fantasy film based on the video game franchise of the same name.
The Last Vermeer – 7th November
Claes Bang stars as Joseph Piller in this captivating dramatic thriller set just after WWII – an all but forgotten true story – about a soldier investigating renowned Dutch artist Han van Meegeren, played by Guy Pearce, who is accused of conspiring with the Nazis. Despite mounting evidence, Piller becomes increasingly convinced of Han’s innocence and finds himself in the unlikely position of fighting to save the life of the colourful man with a mysterious past.
Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds – 8th November
One for all and all for one, Muskehounds are always ready. One for all and all for one,
Helping everybody. One for all and all for one, It’s a pretty story. Sharing everything with fun, That’s the way to be. DADA DA, DADA DA!
The Colour Room – 12th November
Clarice Cliff (Phoebe Dynevor, Bridgerton) is a young factory worker in the industrial British midlands of the 1920s. Bursting at the seams with ideas for colours and shapes, this is the story of how she broke the glass ceiling and risked everything to become one of the great Art Deco designers – ensuring the survival of her co-workers through the Great Depression and becoming a household name.
Those Who Wish Me Dead – 13th November
Still reeling from the loss of three lives, Hannah (Angelina Jolie) is a smoke jumper who’s perched in a watchtower high above the Montana wilderness. She soon encounters Connor, a skittish boy who’s bloodied, traumatised and on the run in the remote forest. As Hannah tries to bring him to safety, she’s unaware of the real dangers to follow: two relentless killers hunting Connor, and a fiery blaze consuming everything in its path.
Military Wives – 19th November
Inspired by a true story, a group of women form a choir while their partners are serving in Afghanistan and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement. Starring Kristin Scott Thomas (Fleabag) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe).
Locked Down – 20th November
This likeable but uneven heist flick is a downbeat screwball caper that captures the raw, messy nature of lockdown life.
A Boy Called Christmas – 26th November
The origin story of Father Christmas is re-imagined in this live-action adventure starring Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Toby Jones, Michiel Huisman, Kristen Wiig, Stephen Merchant and newcomer Henry Lawfull. An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who disappeared attempting to find the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and his loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible.
Other films coming soon to Sky Cinema in November 2021
Bobbleheads: The Movie
The Garden Left Behind
Death in Texas
Daphne & Velma
From the Vine
The Surrogate (2020)
Too Close for Christmas
Joey & Ella: A Kangaroo Tail
Riders of Justice
Don’t Tell a Soul
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
The Last Job