What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in February 2021?
James R | On 31, Jan 2021
Sky is wooing viewers with laughs as well as romance this February, with the debut of Dating No Filter. But the real treats to fall for are a double-bill of high-profile drama with ZeroZeroZero and financial thriller Devils. Non-fiction entertainment is also on offer, including Rob & Romesh vs, 76 Days, King Rocker and Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.
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 £9.99 a month for an Entertainment Membership.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, brings the latest from the director of Your Name, Birds of Prey and new Sky Original animation Dragon Rider.
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.
All of these you can stream in HD by adding a NOW Boost to your account, which costs an additional £3 a month.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in February 2021:
Dating No Filter (Sky One) – 25th February
A fresh and hilariously honest take on the modern dating scene for the socially savvy, right-swiping generation. Each episode, a selection of some of Britain’s most outspoken comedians serve up a play-by-play commentary on every moment, from smooth moves to “OMG NO!”, as they observe real
singletons as they embark on a first date. Love may be blind, but this might make you want to cover your eyes.
The Art of Architecture: Season 2 (Sky Arts, 7pm) – 2nd February
The Art of Architecture returns with another fascinating series of inside looks at some of the world’s most significant feats of architecture in the world, beginning with the Bee’ah Headquarters situated in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Inspired by the form of the sand dunes from which it emerges, Beeah’s new headquarters is a feat of architectural ingenuity in design and a model for sustainability in execution. Fully powered by renewable energy, the building stands out in its optimum use of resources, while becoming one with the magnificent desert, through the fluidity of its composition.
Rob & Romesh vs… (Sky One, 10pm) – 4th February
Rob & Romesh Vs is back for a third series as Rob Beckett and Romesh dip their toe into the unknown once again. Their close friendship will be put to the test as Rob tries to convince Romesh to share his love of golf and the guys delve into the world of tennis, drag performing and art.
ZeroZeroZero (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 4th February
Based on the novel ZeroZeroZero by Roberto Saviano, this fast-paced and edgy series directed by Stefano Sollima (Gomorrah) and Janus Metz (True Detective) and created by Sky Studios follows the buyers, sellers and brokers who drive the frenzied and lethal world of international drug trafficking. Filmed across three continents (North America, Europe and Africa) and in six languages (English, Spanish, Italian, French, Wolof and Arabic), the eight-episode series revolves around the violent Mexican cartels, power hungry Calabrian ‘Ndrangheta and corrupt American businessmen who are all competing for supremacy over the world’s cocaine trade.
Private Eyes: Season 4 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 4th February
Crime procedural fans, your eyes have not deceived you. Crime- solving Canadian drama Private Eyes has a new home on Sky Witness, with season four making its UK debut on the channel this week. For those new to the series – here’s a quick briefer. Former professional ice hockey player Matt “Shadow” Shade (Jason Priestly) hangs up his skates and upends his life by teaming up with intense Private Investigator Angie Everett (Cindy Sampson) to solve cases in their hometown of Toronto. So, best enjoyed with some poutine?
Devils: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 17th February
Massimo Ruggeri is the Head of Trading at one of the most important investment banks in the world, whose success has all but guaranteed his promotion to vice-CEO. However, a scandal involving his wife puts a brake on Massimo’s ambitions, leading his American CEO and mentor, Dominic Morgan (Patrick Dempsey, Grey’s Anatomy), to withdraw his support. Massimo takes this rejection hard, and things go from bad to worse when his rival and apparent successor suddenly dies, and Massimo becomes the prime suspect. Sensing that Dominic is hiding something, Massimo sets about clearing his name and finding out the truth behind the vast political game plan he has inadvertently been caught up in.
The Blacklist: Season 8 (Sky One, 9pm) – 2nd February
With his back against the wall, Raymond Reddington (James Spader) faces his most formidable enemy yet: Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). Aligned with her mother, infamous Russian spy Katarina Rostova, Liz must decide how far she is willing to go to find out why Reddington has entered her life and what his endgame really is. The fallout between Reddington and Keen will have devastating consequences for all that lie in their wake, including the Task Force they helped to create.
After the Fires: Season 1 (Sky Nature, 8pm) – 2nd February
In 2020, Australia went up in flames. The scale and intensity of this event signified an undeniable new phase in the global climate crisis. For Australia’s wildlife, who have adapted to severities of weather, it was cataclysmic. And for those who did survive, the real challenge only now begins. Fortunately hope prevails as communities work to rebuild landscapes and preserve natural habitats and human intervention presents a vital lifeline as measures are taken to restock wild populations. Join us as we examine the toll, chart the recovery and the healing of the wild after Australia’s wildfires.
King Rocker (Sky Arts, 9pm) – 6th February
How does a working class autodidact, with no visible means of support, maintain his role as the leader of a cult British underground band into its fifth decade? Comedian and writer Stewart Lee (Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle) , director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast of London) and James Nicholls (Fire Records, Fire Films) investigate the mysterious existence of Robert Lloyd (The Prefects, The Nightingales, Robert Lloyd and the New Four Seasons), Britain’s ultimate post-punk survivor.
2 Dope Queens: Season 2 (Sky Comedy, 9pm) – 9th February
Phoebe and Jessica discuss fashion moments with actress Lupita Nyong’o, and the Queens throw down the gauntlet when they challenge her to a braiding competition.
SEAL Team: Season 4 (Sky One) – 10th February
The fourth season of the hit action drama returns with a special premiere episode directed by series star David Boreanaz. Bravo Team enters enemy territory in the snowy Spin Ghar Mountain Range to capture Al-Hazred, the leader of a terrorist group and son of the terrorist leader that Jason took down early in his career and made him Bravo One.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Season 8 (Sky Comedy, 9.30pm) – 15th February
Coming back once again from the white void of his Covid secure studio, John Oliver is back to give his spin on the latest news. As things stand right now, that may either include reports on the Biden administration’s first few weeks running the country, or extended coverage of a besieged White House as they attempt to evict the previous President. But almost certainly, we will get an update on what the Pringles guy’s body actually looks like.
Chicago Med: Season 6 (Sky Witness, 8pm) – 12th February
In season six of Chicago Med, the hospital staff must adjust to life on the front line of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Chicago Fire: Season 6 (Sky Witness, 9pm) – 12th February
In the season nine premiere, Firehouse 51 welcomes a new member to the team, whose presence could provide some complications. Brett’s leadership shines during a scary call. Boden sees great potential in Kidd and proposes an idea that could have lasting repercussions.
Chicago PD: Season 8 (Sky Witness, 10pm – 12th February
The team responds to the shooting of a 5-year-old girl and they must work the case while facing new obstacles that come from the heightened attention on police reform. Atwater is targeted by a group of officers who want to hurt him for standing against the blue wall. Voight questions whether he’s cut out for a new form of policing as he manages oversight from the CPD’s deputy superintendent.
The Wimbledon Kidnapping (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the trial of the first ever kidnap and random case that took place in Britain. For the first time, one of those convicted in this astonishing crime story tells their account. In wealthy, suburban Wimbledon, the Hosein brothers kidnapped Muriel McKay by mistake, believing her to be the wife of media tycoon, Rupert Murdoch. In an era that signalled the phenomenon of tabloid press, McKay’s mysterious disappearance confounded the police, Fleet Street and hundreds of clairvoyants in their search for the respectable 55-year-old housewife. Taking place in the last days of the 1960s – a decade defined by the potency of tabloid press, the arrival of the Windrush generation and challenges to the established social order, two immigrants from Trinidad were convicted of Muriel McKay’s murder.
76 Days (Sky Documentaries) – Date TBC
76 Days delivers a raw and intimate picture of one of the most astonishing occurrences of the last
century; the Covid-19 pandemic. In January of 2020, as Covid-19 began to gather traction – both in in its devastation and on the world’s global media stage – two journalists picked up a camera and began filming. Capturing the first 76 days of lockdown from the beginnings of the outbreak in Wuhan to the city’s reopening in April 2020, we journey to the epicentre of the virus, taking an in-depth look at frontline medical workers in Wuhan’s hospitals.
Africa’s Wild Year (Sky Nature, 8pm) – 14th February
Join us on a journey through Africa and experience the seasons that have shaped the continent. We
begin in Spring, when the days are long and the temperature rises as the natural world flurries into life. The continent is aglow with life as animals and plants reproduce and raise their young before summer takes its uncompromising hold on the planes of Africa.
Monkey Life specials (Sky Nature, 7pm) – 13th February
Over three one-hour specials, we follow the trials, tribulations and triumphs at Monkey World Ape
Rescue Centre in Dorset. A sanctuary for abused and neglected primates, we follow these monkeys on their biggest adventures. In the first of three special episodes, we explore Monkey World’s European Creche for Orphan Orangutans, where infants grow through friendships and foster parents. Fun-loving South American woolly monkeys demonstrate the strength of familial bonds in the centre’s forests. And we get an insight into the secret life of the slow loris – a surprising nocturnal primate who resides in Monkey World’s sister sanctuary, Dao Tien.
Hunting Hitler: The Final Chapter (Sky History, 9pm) – 2nd February
Part of Mystery Season on Sky History, this special two-hour investigation explores the true scope of Hitler’s plans for a fourth Reich. Using compelling new evidence, we examine how the Nazis had specific plans to infiltrate and target America following the Second World War.
World’s Greatest Treasure (Sky History, 10pm) – 3rd February
The Lagina Brothers, Rick and Marty, take a break from their exertions at Oak Island to host a new series on some of the World’s Greatest Treasure Mysteries. Here, it’s all about pirate treasures. Revealing new details and clues to the treasure quests that have gripped out imaginations, we join Rick and Marty in the first episode on their hunt for the notorious lost treasure of pirates Blackbeard.
Roswell: The First Witness (Sky History, 9pm) – 9th February
Part of Mystery Season on Sky History, Roswell: The First Witness uses cutting-edge technology to
dissect one of the most compelling mysteries in US history. In the summer of 1947, a rancher discovered unidentifiable debris in his sheep pasture outside Roswell, New Mexico. Although officials from the local Air Force base asserted that it was a crashed weather balloon, many people believed it was the remains of an extra-terrestrial flying saucer. Now, over the course of six episodes, we witness a new investigation that uses fresh evidence to dissect a mystery that’s gripped the world.
Weathering with You – 3rd February
A young runaway flees to Tokyo to start a new life, and befriends a girl with a gift of weather manipulation in the latest from Your Name director Makoto Shinkai.
Birds of Prey – 5th February
It’s open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women – Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.
Villains – 6th February
Two bad people are about to meet two worse people. Amateur crooks Mickey (Bill Skarsgård) and Jules (Maika Monroe), are on the run when they run out of fuel in the woods. Breaking into a nearby suburban property to steal some more petrol, they make a shocking discovery in the basement. To make matters worse, the homeowners George and Gloria make their return, and they’re not about to let their new guests leave any time soon…
Dragon Rider – 12th February
Based on the novel by Cornelia Funke, Dragon Rider is an animated family adventure which follows the fun-filled exploits of a silver dragon named Firedrake and his friends as they search for a mythical safe haven hidden in the Himalayas.
To Olivia – 19th February
In 1962, eccentric author Roald Dahl (Hugh Bonneville) and his Hollywood actress wife Patricia Neal (Keeley Hawes) have retreated to the English countryside to bring up their expanding young family. Tragically, their lives are turned upside down by the devastating death of their daughter Olivia, and as the couple struggle through the unimaginable loss, their shared grief becomes a source of redemption and strength which changes their lives forever.
The United States vs Billie Holiday – 26th February
The Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches an undercover sting operation against jazz singer Billie Holiday in Lee Daniels’ drama.
Other films coming soon to Sky Cinema in February 2021
Adopt a Highway
The Tomorrow Man
Ode to Joy
Trick or Treat
The Parting Glass
Blood and Money
Cut Throat City
Sniper: Assassin’s End
The Devil Has a Name
Big Time Adolescence
You Should Have Left