What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in June 2019?
James R | On 01, Jun 2019
Game of Thrones may be over, but Sky is still serving up two big TV hitters this summer, starting off with nothing less than the long-awaited Deadwood movie, before following it up with Season 2 of Big Little Lies. Throw in the fourth season of Italian gangster drama Gomorrah to boot, not to mention the finale of Chernobyl, and there’s more than enough to binge your way through this June.
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 one of the best films of the last 12 months with the arrival of smash hit rom-com Crazy Rich Asians.
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.
Here’s your guide to what’s coming soon in May 2019:
Deadwood: The Movie (2am/9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 1st June
One of HBO’s most iconic series finally gets the conclusion it deserves as, thirteen years after the series final episode, the original cast reunite for a feature length return to Deadwood. A forerunner in bringing high-production values to television, Deadwood was also responsible for reviving the career of Ian McShane in his role as brothel owner Al Swearengen – for which he won both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Timothy Olyphant also returns as Swearengen’s chief rival, Sheriff Seth Bullock, as the two look to finally settle their scores with one another.
Native Son (10.10pm, Sky Atlantic) – 4th June
A young Black man’s dalliance with a wealthy white family takes a disastrous turn in this modern reimagining of Richard Wright’s haunting novel. Directed by renowned visual artist Rashid Johnson and starring Moonlight’s Ashton Sanders, Native Son retells a quintessentially American parable about race, class and the illusion of opportunity.
The Blacklist: Season 6 (9pm, Sky One) – 5th June
The man in the hat is back as James Spader returns as the mysterious Raymond “Red” Reddington in season six of the fastpaced crime drama. Following the startling revelation that Raymond “Red” Reddington isn’t who he says he is, Elizabeth Keen is torn between the relationship she’s developed with the man assumed to be her father and her desire to get to the bottom of years of secrets and lies. Meanwhile, Red leads Liz and the FBI to some of the most strange and dangerous criminals yet, growing his empire and eliminating rivals in the process.
Big Little Lies: Season 2 (2am/9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 10th June
The highly-anticipated and star-filled second series of the Emmy winning mystery drama arrives on Sky Atlantic. Following the devastating events of last season, life has returned to some semblance of normalcy in the picturesque seaside town of Montery. Mothers dote, husbands support, children are adorable, houses are beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed the town, leaving the community reeling as the “Monterey Five” – Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman), Jane (Shailene Woodley), Renata (Laura Dern) and Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz) – bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives. Meanwhile, Celeste’s deceased husband Perry’s grieving mother Mary Louise (Meryl Streep) arrives in town looking for answers regarding her son’s death.
Isle of Wight Festival 2019 (7pm, Sky Arts) – 14th June
The summer festival season kicks off with the first major UK festival of the year. The acts gracing the main stage this year include Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Biffy Clyro, George Ezra, Richard Ashcroft, Courteeners, Bastille, Fat Boy Slim and, um, Rick Astley. With a line-up that should have something for everyone, you can experience all the fun of the festival without the ferry on Sky Arts.
Gomorrah: Season 4 (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 19th June
More popular than even Game of Thrones in its native Italy, the critically-acclaimed Naples-set crime drama Gomorrah returns for its fourth season. Described by Ricky Gervais as “the best show in the world”, the fourth season of Gomorrah picks up right where last season’s cliffhanger left off, as a devastating event pulls Naples to the verge of all-out war. The only way crime boss Genny Savatano can maintain balance in the city is to let a new player enter the game – the Levante family, headed by Gerlando.
Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (10pm, Sky Arts) – 21st June
Known for his bizarre papier-mâché head, Timperley’s favourite son Frank Sidebottom was the court jester
of the Manchester comedy and music scene for 25 years up to his death in 2010. However, very few were able to get to know Chris Sievey, the man under the mask. Produced, directed and edited by Steve Sullivan, a past collaborator with both Frank and Chris, this official documentary examines the maverick
Mancunian and, with help from insights from family and friends – including Johnny Vegas, Jon Ronson, John Cooper Clarke and more – reveals the unknown story of Chris Sievey. A suburban superhero with a split personality and the fanatical desire to preserve the myth he created.
Crazy Rich Asians – 7th June
Glitzy, glamorous, and satisfying. A resplendent cast makes this romcom crazy good fun. Native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. While there, she discovers that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy, and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse – Nick’s disapproving mother. The first major studio film since Joy Luck Club to tell an AsianAmerican story with an all Asian cast, this box-office hit is an all-out win for Asian representation and a refreshing take on the romcom genre.
Venom – 14th June
The world doesn’t need any more superheroes. Luckily, they’re no heroes. One’s a down on his luck San Francisco-based journalist named Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy) who’ll stop at nothing to uncover the truth. The other is an amorphous space blob with a taste for brains and other human organs. Together, they form a symbiotic relationship to make Venom – a hulking anti-hero with bite – in what might be the most unconventional buddy movie in years. Together they look to take down the shady Life Foundation, headed by the sinister Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed)…
Sgt Stubby: An Unlikely Hero – 15th June
It’s the incredible true story of America’s top underdog. As the world prepares for World War I, a stray dog with a stubby tail wanders into the Yale University grounds where the 102nd Infantry Regiment are training. Taken in by young cadet Robert Conroy, the newly christened “Stubby” begins an adventure that finds him and his human friends in the trenches of France. Through harsh conditions and incredible acts of courage, Stubby would become the first canine to be officially promoted to the rank of Sergeant in US army history – and this is his story.
The Nun – 21st June
How much more spooky can this series get? Nun. Nun more spooky. In the latest film in the popular The Conjuring franchise, we’re taken back to the origins of the demonic force that has terrorised audiences throughout the series. When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned.
Other titles coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW in June 2019:
The Bromley Boys
The Music of Silence
At First Light
The Honor List