What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in September 2021?
James R | On 31, Aug 2021
Sky is rebranding this September, with Sky Max replacing Sky One. That means a new home for new crime drama Wolfe, and a new home for the return of police comedy Code 404, but it’s the same home for Billions, as the financial thriller returns to conclude its fifth season – and Sky Comedy once again is home to the latest US imports, including Young Rock and Mr Mayor. 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, serves up one of the best movies of the past year in Minari and continues to release Sky Originals with the debut of Gunpowder Milkshake. 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 September 2021. (Bookmark this page as we continue to confirm release dates with Sky.)
Code 404: Season 2 (10pm, Sky Comedy) – 1st September
The crime fighting duo of the future is back. DI Carver and his AI-driven partner DI Major are out of beta and releasing on time for version 2.0. While the pair work on repairing their friendship following the conclusion of series one, a twenty-year-old case with a significant connection to Major is reopened. Unfortunately, something is up with his circuitry… Major is glitching out and it’s going to take more than just a reboot or firmware update to save him. All episodes arrive at once.
Landmark (8pm, Sky Arts) – 6th September
Broadcaster, DJ and author Gemma Cairney will delve into the purpose and power of public art as she joins Sky Arts on a mission to create the UK’s next major landmark.
Billions: Season 5, Part 2 (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 8th September
The financial drama finally returns for the second part of its fifth chapter.
The Russell Howard Hour: Season 5 (10pm, Sky Max) – 9th September
Russell Howard gets set to nail our messed-up world once again with another series of sharp comedic insights from the week’s biggest stories. As always, Russell will be joined by a bevy of special guests and rising stars from the stand-up circuit, while attempting to put a positive lean on things no matter how dire. Episodes arrive weekly.
Wolfe (9pm, Sky Max) – 10th September
From the creator of Shameless and No Offence comes a new crime drama starring Babou Ceesay as forensic pathologist professor Wolfe Kinteh – North England’s finest crime scene expert. Wolfe runs the local university forensics department working hand-in-hand with the police to investigate crime scenes and pass on his laser-sharp insight to the next generation of crime fighters. Half genius, half liability – he’s worth the hassle as he gets results. All episodes arrive at once.
Isle of Wight Festival 2021 (7pm, Sky Arts) – 17th September
The historic Isle of Wight Festival returns as festival goers flock to Newport for a weekend of live music. Liam Gallagher, Tom Jones, Snow Patrol, David Guetta and Duran Duran headline the main stage, with supporting sets from Sam Fender, James, The Script, James Arthur and more, while Primal Scream, Razorlight and Kaiser Chiefs will be hitting the Big Top for sets of their own.
Young Rock (8pm, Sky Comedy) – 17th September
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. Episodes arrive weekly after an opening double-bill.
Hawking – Can You Hear Me? (Sky Documentaries) – 20th September
In 2018, the world-famous cosmologist Stephen Hawking died, leaving revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universe behind. Now his family, friends and colleagues speak candidly, for the first time, about the unseen world behind Hawking’s rise to the status of gilded genius and international icon. What was the true human cost – to himself and those around him – of his genius? We explore the remarkable human story of the iconic physicist and turn the lens on British society in the second half of the twentieth century, exploring attitudes to disability, sexual politics and the rise of technology.
Mr Mayor (9pm, Sky Comedy) – 24th September
Retired businessman Neil Bremer (Ted Danson) runs for mayor of Los Angeles to prove he’s “still got it.” But once he wins, he has to figure out if he still wants it. Neil undertakes a self-imposed quest to decide what he stands for, gain the respect of his biggest critic (Holly Hunter) and connect with his teenage daughter, all while trying to get anything right for America’s second weirdest city.
For Life: Season 2 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 27th September
Aaron Wallace’s fight continues as the wrongfully convicted prisoner-turned-litigator and social crusader embarks on a more personal journey. Aaron is motivated by the hope of being reunited with his family and reclaiming a life of freedom to take up the mantle against systemic injustice from outside the prison walls
Never Mind the Buzzcocks (Sky Max) – Date TBC
The iconic pop culture panel show is returns exclusively to Sky. New host Greg Davies oversees the musical festivities, while the teams will be headed up by Buzzock’s veteran Noel Fielding, NMTB newcomer Daisy May Cooper and regular guest Jamali Maddix. Joining them will be a roster of top stars from the world of music and comedy, as they test their wits against classic rounds returning for the new series along with some new surprises.
The Bambers: Murder at the Farm (Sky Crime) – Date TBC
Using first-hand testimony and unseen archive footage to re-examine the shocking events that took place at White House Farm in 1985, The Bambers: Murder at the Farm explores evidence that has emerged since the original trial of Jeremy Bamber. From Executive Producers Louis Theroux and Arron Fellows
The Alpinist (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
As the sport of climbing turns from a niche pursuit to mainstream media event, Marc-André Leclerc climbs alone, with no cameras, no rope and no margin for error.
Missile from the East (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
In October 1962, Suzuki won its first world championship with a small, unassuming two-stroke motorcycle. The little 50cc bike was ridden by the East German motorcycle racer Ernst Degner who – with a little help from a tailwind that day – rode the eight-horsepower bike to victory. Risking it all for his and his family’s life to escape from behind the Iron Curtain, Ernst Degner took ground-breaking engine technology that helped Japanese manufacturer Suzuki win its first Grand Prix championship. In Missile from the East, we unravel the story of the man who would go on to pioneer the two-stroke and change the face of motorcycling forever.
The Resident: Season 4 (Sky Witness) – Date TBC
The provocative medical drama continues to shine a light on the everyday heroism of today’s health care workers as it enters its fourth season. We pick things up as, after a long wait, Conrad and Nic tie the knot, while Chastain Memorial Hospital transitions from a private to public hospital, while the doctors fight to fix the broken machine from the inside.
Mark of a Killer: Season 3 (Sky Crime) – Date TBC
Though their behaviours and patterns may differ, some killers simply cannot resist leaving a mark on each of their heinous crimes. From post-mortem rituals to crime scene mementos, these perverse trademarks are often meant to taunt law enforcement but in reality, can aid investigators and provide vital clues that help bring down a perpetrator. Featuring first-hand accounts from detectives involved as well as interviews with criminal psychology experts and those closest to the victims, Mark of a Killer delves into serial killers and their deadly signatures.
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.
Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce MacArthur (Sky Crime) – Date TBC
Unravelling the twists and turns of the astonishing investigation into Toronto’s most prolific killer, Catching a Serial Killer: Bruce MacArthur takes a deep dive into the murders of Bruce MacArthur and the complex path that led to his capture.
Long Story Short – 3rd September
Serial procrastinator Teddy (Rafe Spall) wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that every few minutes he’s jumping forward to the next year of his life. Watching his future flash before his eyes, Teddy must make every second count if he is to win back the woman he loves in this feel good comedy about second chances.
Minari – 12th September
A tender and sweeping Oscar®-nominated story about what roots us, starring Oscar® winner Youn Yu-jung and Steven Yeun. Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home
Bombshell – 10th September
Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie give Oscar®-nominated tour de force performances alongside Nicole Kidman and John Lithgow in this provocative true story of three whip-smart, ambitious, strong women who anchored one of America’s most powerful news networks – only to become headlines themselves when they risked everything to stand up to the man who made them famous.
Pixie – 11th September
Pixie Hardy (Olivia Cooke) sets out to avenge her mother’s death and attempts a heist that will give her the means to leave her small-town life behind. When the plan goes horribly wrong, she’s forced to team up with a pair of misfits who are clearly in over their heads. On the run from a criminal gang of priests and nuns, the trio tries to scheme and swindle anyone they come across.
Gunpowder Milkshake – 17th September
Sam (Karen Gillan) was only 12 years old when she was abandoned by her elite assassin mother Scarlet (Lena Headey). In her place, Sam was raised by The Firm – the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She’s as efficient as she is loyal. But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl. With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive – Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates The Librarians (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino). These three generations of women must learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.
Superintelligence – 24th September
When an all-powerful Superintelligence (James Corden) chooses to study the most average person on Earth, Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy), the fate of the world hangs in the balance. As the A.I. decides to enslave, save or destroy humanity, it’s up to Carol to prove that people are worth saving.
Other films coming soon to Sky Cinema in September 2021
Let Him Go
The Outside Story
Me, Myself and Di
No Man’s Land
End of Sentence
Rose: A Love Story
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Edge of the World
Into the Labyrinth
Little Vampire (2020)