What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in October 2022?
James R | On 01, Oct 2022
Sky is bringing back two of its big exclusives this October, including the return of Gangs of London and The White Lotus – along with Babylon Berlin and Korean horror Monstrous. 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 The Lodge, She Will, Red Rocket and The Lost City – 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 October 2022:
Buffalo Soldiers: The Unknown Army (9pm, Sky History) – 3rd October
The Buffalo Soldiers helped settle the west but for many years the contributions of these African-American soldiers were largely overlooked. Buffalo Soldiers examines the service of African Americans serving the US Army during the late 19th century.
Portrait Artist of the Year: Season 9 (7pm, Sky Arts) – 5th October
Dust off those paint brushes and get your best poses ready! The nation’s favourite art competition, Portrait Artist of the Year returns to Sky Arts for its ninth series. The new series will see aspiring artists from across the UK compete to win the title of Portrait Artist of the Year 2022. Throughout the series we will see an exciting array of celebrity sitters from the worlds of stage, screen, sport, literature, and politics including Lulu, Big Zuu, Nick Grimshaw, Bruno Tonioli and many more. The artists will battle it out to impress expert judges Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan in seven heats. Episodes arrive weekly.
A Friend of the Family (Peacock) – 7th October
Peacock’s nine-episode limited series is based on the harrowing true story of the Broberg family, whose daughter Jan was kidnapped multiple times over a period of years by a charismatic, obsessed family “friend”. Featuring a stellar ensemble cast, including Anna Paquin, Jake Lacy, Colin Hanks and Mckenna Grace. Episodes 1 to 3 arrive together, with episodes then following weekly.
The Ghastly Ghoul (Sky Kids) – 7th October
Every year, the monsters from Halloween Town come to Earth to trick or treat for one glorious night of mischief. Gary, a cute and fluffy monster who doesn’t believe he’s scary enough, disguises himself as the Ghastly Ghoul. When he becomes trapped in the human world he forms a friendship with a young girl, Beatrix, and find his way back home.
Patrick Aryee’s Wild World (7pm, Sky Nature) – 9th October
Patrick Aryee, biologist, documentarian, and explorer takes you on a mission seeking answers to big questions about the natural world. Where he finds answers, he finds connections, drawing links between seemingly disparate parts of nature, and unveils the complex web that is woven across our breathtakingly wild world.
Babylon Berlin: Season 4 (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 14th October
1930’s Berlin. The Golden Twenties has culminated in the global stock market crash, the Great Depression and the Nazis’ march to power. As detective Gereon Rath’s investigations lead him into the boxing milieu – and politically, uncomfortably close to Hitler’s militant supporters – his ambitious colleague Charlotte risks her job to help her homeless sister, who roams the streets of Berlin with a group of young peers, fighting for survival.
MC Grammar’s Halloween Party (Sky Kids) – 14th October
Time to raise the dead and get in the Halloween spirit with MC Grammar, as he presents a special song to celebrate the spooky season. Expect plenty of funky beats and a few funky beasts.
The Hillside Strangler: Devil in Disguise (9pm, Sky Crime) – 16th October
This four-part documentary series takes a comprehensive deep dive into the notorious Hillside Strangler murders that gripped Los Angeles in the late 1970s. All episodes arrive at once.
Joseph Shabalala: Music is My Life (9pm, Sky Arts) – 16th October
An engaging account of the life of Joseph Shabalala and his rise to international fame with his band Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Gangs of London: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 20th October
One year after Season 1’s events, the map and soul of London has been redrawn. Ex-undercover cop Elliot is now being forced to work for the investors. To restore order, the investors have aligned behind heroin baron Asif Afridi and together they have installed a new ruling force in London in the form of brutal gang leader Koba. His vision for the criminal landscape is a dictatorship, a world in which old school gangster codes don’t exist and in which he holds a complete monopoly over London’s drug trade. But this monopoly can’t last forever. All episodes arrive at once.
The White Lotus: Season 2 (2am/9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 31st October
Created, written, and directed by Mike White (School of Rock), the HBO series is a social satire set at an exclusive Sicilian resort. It follows the vacations of hotel guests as they relax and rejuvenate in paradise. F Murray Abraham will play Bert Di Grasso, an elderly man traveling with his son, Dominic Di Grasso (The Sopranos veteran Michael Imperioli), alongside Tom Hollander (The Night Manager) as English expat Quentin, travelling with friends and his nephew, Adam DiMarco (The Order) as Albie Di Grasso, a recent college graduate who is the grandson of Bert, and Haley Lu Richardson (Unpregnant) as Portia, a young woman traveling with her boss. Episodes arrive weekly.
Resident Alien: Season 2, Part 2 (9pm, Sky Max) – 14th October
Harry’s got a whole lot of trouble brewing and his kind are to blame as Resident Alien is back for the second part of Season 2. The skittering baby that hatched in the first half of the season has escaped into the wilds, no longer confined to Harry’s remote cabin. Finding that little (man-eating) whippersnapper is going to consume a lot of Harry’s time.
Kingdom of Dreams (Sky Documentaries)
A visually dazzling chronicle of the fashion world spanning three decades -from the early-1990s to the 2010s. It is a Golden Age, a time when the forces of groundbreaking creativity and disruptive business converge and collide. Fashion explodes out of the traditional, elite kingdoms of haute couture and style -Paris, Milan, London and New York – to become a truly global phenomenon. Unfolding over four episodes, the series will chart a high stakes story packed with the seductive beauty and dramatic intrigue behind the most iconic fashion moments and shows of the era.
Libby, Are you Home Yet? (Sky Crime)
Three-part series, Libby Are You Home Yet? tells the story of Libby Squire, a 21-year-old student, who was abducted and murdered walking home from a club in her university city of Hull in 2019. Libby’s disappearance sparked the largest manhunt in Humberside Police history, which culminated in the arrest of local man, Pawel Relowicz, who had been leading a sick double life in which he stalked and sexually assaulted young women.
Monstrous (9pm, Sky Sci-Fi) – 11th October
Written by Yeon Sang-ho, director of international hits Train to Busain and Hellbound, Monstrous tell the tale of the village of Jinyang County, whose people are lured in by a curse from a mysterious entity, subsequently getting swept up by disaster after uncovering a cursed statue. Amid the chaos and horror experienced by the townspeople, Jung Ki-hoon eccentric archaeologist specialising in the supernatural, and his cryptotanalyst ex-wife Shin Hyun-bin are drawn into the mystery. All episodes arrive at once.
Train: Season 1 (11pm, Sky Sci-Fi) – 5th October
While detective Do-won is chasing after a suspect of a case, he faces another case of murder at Mugyoung station. All episodes arrive at once.
She Will – 1st October
An ageing film star retreats to the Scottish countryside with her nurse to recover from surgery. While there, mysterious forces of revenge emerge from the land where witches were burned.
Clean – 2nd October
A tormented garbage man named Clean tries to live a quiet life of redemption, but when his good intentions make him the target of a local crime boss, he must soon reconcile with the violence of his past.
Studio 666 – 7th October
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Foo Fighters move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock history to record their much-anticipated tenth album. Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself grappling with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band.
The Lodge – 8th October
During a family retreat to a remote winter cabin over the holidays, the father is forced to abruptly depart for work, leaving his two children in the care of his new girlfriend, Grace. Isolated and alone, a blizzard traps them inside the lodge as terrifying events summon spectres from Grace’s dark past.
18 1/2 – 9th October
In 1974, a White House transcriber is thrust into the Watergate scandal when she obtains the only copy of the infamous 18.5 minute gap in Nixon’s tapes. There are many theories about the missing 18 1/2 minutes of Richard Nixon’s White House recordings. At a time of heightened controversy – thanks to Watergate and the ensuing investigations– the gap in recordings created a convenient slot into which a persons conspiracy theory of choice might fit. Dan Mirvish’s film explores a quaint, yet zany, moment of alternate history where the tape itself was taped and a young transcriptionist secrets it away from the White House to listen to it with a journalist. Hilarity ensues when they check into a small-town motel to do just that.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – 14th October
The world’s favorite blue hedgehog is back for a next-level. After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilisations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands.
The Accursed – 15th October
A woman spends 20 years suppressing a maleficent curse that has been placed upon her bloodline.
The Immaculate Room – 16th October
Secrets and private demons emerge when a seemingly-perfect young couple compete- for a $5 million prize by isolating themselves in an empty white room.
Umma – 21st October
Umma, which is the Korean word for “mother,” follows Amanda (Sandra Oh) and her daughter (Fivel Stewart) living a quiet life on an American farm, but when the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her own mother.
Wickensburg – 22nd October
A mother and her young son move to a new small town. They soon discover the town harbors a dark secret and it’s a race against time to save it.
The Lost City – 28th October
Reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) writes about exotic places in her popular adventure novels that feature a handsome cover model named Alan (Channing Tatum). While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire who hopes she can lead him to an ancient city’s lost treasure from her latest story. Determined to prove he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her.
Wolf – 29th October
Believing he’s a wolf trapped in a man’s body, Jacob eats, sleeps and lives like nobody else. Mystery drama with Lily-Rose Depp.
Red Rocket – 30th October
Searing highs, dark humour and modern politics collide in the best comedy of 2022.