What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in April 2020?
Staff Reporter | On 01, Apr 2020
Westworld’s must-watch crown has go some competition this month, with Sky wheeling out another big original series: Gareth Evans’ Gangs of London. But for those seeking lighter entertainment, there are two Sky comedies on the way too, one from Fleabag’s Vicky Jones and Phoebe Waller Bridge and the other starring Daniel Mays and Stephen Graham.
Don’t have Sky? You can stream all of the above live and on-demand through NOW, Sky’s contract-free VOD service, which costs £8.99 a month for an Entertainment Membership. For more information, click here.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is serving up its own big hitters, including Detective Pikachu, Spider-Man: Far from Home and its new original movie, Four Kids and It.
Again, if you don’t have Sky, you can stream all of Sky Cinema live and on-demand through NOW, for £11.99 a month. For more information on that, click here. For sports, you can also sign up to NOW’s Sky Sports Pass on a contract-free basis. For more information, click here.
All of these you can stream in HD (or, in the case of the Harry Potter films, UHD) by adding a NOW Boost to your account, which costs an additional £3 a month. For more information, click here.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in April 2020:
Save Me Too (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 1st April
Is she still out there? Lennie James and Surranne Jones return in the critically acclaimed Sky original drama. As the furore over Jody’s disappearance subsides, this could be Nelly Rowe’s last chance to find his missing daughter. All episodes available at once on-demand.
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 16 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 1st April
Drama is at an all-time high for Meredith Grey and the team at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital in season 16 of the much-loved Golden Globe-winning show.
Arrow: Season 8, Part 2 (Sky One, 8pm) – 1st April
The CW’s comic book series finally returns for its second half, as Sky One continues the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover – following Supergirl and The Flash on Monday and Tuesday. Stuck in the Vanishing Point, the Paragons search for a way to escape. The futility of the situation is compounded by The Flash’s disappearance. However, hope appears in the form of Oliver, who reveals that he has become something else. Meanwhile, the origin stories for The Monitor and Anti-Monitor are revealed.
Legends of Tomorrow: Season 5 (Sky One, 8pm) – 2nd April
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns with a new season and the conclusion to Crisis on Infinite Earths. World lived. Worlds Died. Nothing will ever be the same.
Dynamo: Beyond Belief (Sky One, 9pm) – 9th April
Returning to the screen after a career threatening illness, Dynamo: Beyond Belief is a three-part special combining Dynamo’s unique brand of jaw-dropping magic with the story of his road to recovery.
Run: Season 1 (Sky Comedy, 9pm) – 15th April
Written and produced by Vicky Jones, this half-hour comedy series sees her team up with her Fleabag and Killing Eve co-creator Phoebe Waller Bridge in an executive producer role for a story about leaving it all behind. Ruby Richardson (two-time Emmy® Award winner Merritt Wever) walks away from her ordinary life in the suburbs to revisit her past with her college boyfriend, Billy Johnson (Domhnall Gleeson). The two made a pact 17 years earlier: If either one of them texted the word “RUN” and the other replied with the same, they would drop everything and meet in Grand Central Station and travel across America together.
Manifest: Season 2 (Sky One, 9pm) – 17th April
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years… But as their new reality becomes clear, an even deeper mystery unfolds.
Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector: Season 1 (Sky Witness, TBC) – 20th April
Inspired by the best-selling book “The Bone Collector,” former NYPD detective and forensic genius Lincoln Rhyme was at the top of his game until a serious accident at the hands of a notorious serial killer forces him out of the field. When Amelia Sachs, an intuitive young officer who’s got her own gift for profiling, finds herself hot on the killer’s trail, Rhyme in turn finds a partner for this new game of cat and mouse.
Emergence: Season 1 (FOX UK, 9pm) – 20th April
Created by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, ABC’s new thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the centre of it all.
The Blacklist: Season 7 (Sky One, 9pm) – 23rd April
James Spader returns for the seventh season of NBC’s hit crime drama.
Gangs of London: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 23rd April
Gareth Evans’ unique brand of cinematic action hits Sky Atlantic in this new Sky original, which tells the story of a city torn apart following the death of the most powerful criminal in London. This has all the makings of one of the year’s best shows. All episodes available at once on-demand.
Station 19: Season 3 (Sky Witness, 10pm) – 29th April
From the makers of Grey’s Anatomy, join the brave firefighters of Station 19 in this Seattle-based spin-off.
Code 404: Season 1 (Sky One, 9pm) – 29th April
Stephen Graham, Daniel Mays and Anna Maxwell Martin star in this new Sky comedy. Detective Inspectors DI John Major (Mays) and DI Roy Carver (Graham) are the top crime fighting duo in the Unit. But when an undercover sting goes horribly wrong, Major is gunned down on the job and killed. Full of guilt and regret about Major’s untimely death, Roy turns to the only person who understands him, John’s wife, Kelly (Maxwell Martin). However, John gets a reboot. Chosen by the police as the prototype for a new A.I. driven initiative, John is brought back from the dead – much to the surprise of Roy and Kelly. He’d like to believe he’s better than ever, but something isn’t quite right…
Four Kids and It – 3rd April
Heading to Sky Cinema to give Easter some much needed magic, this Sky original film, based on Jacqueline Wilson’s modern take on the classic E. Nesbit children’s stories, stars Sir Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Matthew Goode and Paula Patton in a fantastic family tale of sand fairies and magic wishes. When new couple Alice and David take a family holiday so their children from prior relationships can meet each other for the first time, none of the kids are too thrilled. But when they discover a magical, and rather grumpy, Psammead on the beach, they embark on an adventure that brings the new siblings together.
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu – 10th April
In this almost-live action sleuthing spin-off of the globally popular video game franchise, a 21-year-old youngster is in search of his missing ace detective dad. But who can help him find out where his father gone? None other than his electric mouse partner, Detective Pikachu (voiced by Ryan Reynolds). It sounds unlikely, but this feature Pokemon outing is an absolute delight.
Spider-Man: Far From Home – 11th April
Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man goes on tour in this underrated Marvel sequel.
Yesterday – 12th April
Danny Boyle teams up with Richard Curtis for this fantasy about a world without the Fab Four. Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter whose dreams are on the wane, despite the support and best wishes of best friend Ellie (Lily James). But after a freak accident, Jack wakes up to find that no one has ever heard of The Beatles. Suddenly, Jack finds that his music, or rather, theirs, is quite a big deal.
Ma – 17th April
A lonely middle-aged woman befriends some teenagers and decides to let them party in the basement of her home. But there are some house rules, and what began as a teenage dream turns into a nightmare.
Tolkien – 18th April
Nicholas Hoult gives a sensitive portrayal of the mind behind Middle-earth in this biopic of the Lord of the Rings author.
Men in Black: International – 24th April
Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite to play the latest recruits to the secret galaxy-defending organisation.
Other movies coming soon to Sky Cinema in April 2020:
A Simple Wedding
Rise of the Footsoldier 4
Vita & Virginia
Valley of the Lanterns
Undercover Brother 2
Into the Ashes
Battle of Leningrad
The Dead Center
Trial by Fire
Play or Die
A Good Woman Is Hard to Find
Jarhead: Law of Return
James vs His Future Self
Mickey and the Bear