What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in June 2020?
James R | On 31, May 2020
Perry Mason returns to our screens this June, with Sky bringing HBO’s reboot to the UK – alongside new skateboarding drama Betty, based on the remarkable indie film Skate Kitchen. Also returning this month are Das Boot, How to Get Away with Murder, MacGyver – and, perhaps best of all, another chance to binge the Season 1 and 2 box sets of Succession.
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 a string of summer gems, from Daniel Isn’t There and Maleficent: Mistress of Evil to Mr. Jones and Downton Abbey; The Movie.
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 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 June 2020:
Into the Wild: India (Sky Nature, 8pm) – 1st June
Get ready for an enthralling 10-part journey through the magical wilderness of India – a beautiful country that’s home to a huge range of wild animals. Whether we’re in the jungle and grasslands of southern India or the remote peaks of the Himalayas, the dry regions of the northwest or the mountainous Western Ghats, India is home to all sorts of specie
The Plastic Nile (Sky Documentaries, 9pm) – 1st June
As part of Sky Ocean Rescue, Sky News correspondent Alex Crawford investigates the dire effects of plastic pollution on the world’s longest river: the Nile. It’s a shocking fact that just 10 of the world’s rivers carry 90% of the plastic entering our oceans, and thiseye-opening investigation focuses on the part of the Nile between Lake Victoria and the mouth of the river in Egypt.
How to Get Away with Murder: Season 6 (Sky Witness, 10pm) – 4th June
Viola Davis returns as Annalise Keating in the final season of Shonda Rhimes’ hit mystery series. As the final reckoning begins, Annalise struggles with the toll that Laurel and Christopher’s disappearance has taken on everyone. Oliver, Frank and Bonnie disagree on the possible reasons behind Laurel’s disappearance, and Tegan handles the aftermath of Emmett’s apparent poisoning.
MacGyver: Season 4 (Sky One, 8pm) – 7th June
Anyone got a paperclip? Mac is back for a fourth season of high stakes adventures an unconventional problem solving. This time, ex-MI6 agent Russ Taylor recruits former Phoenix Foundation members Mac, Riley, Bozer, Matty and Desi to hunt down a bioweapon that’s planned to be used by a mysterious organization for a devastating attack on a major US city.
SWAT: Fire in the Sky: Season 3 (Sky One, 9pm) – 7th June
Shemar Moore is back as Daniel “Hondo” Harrelson in the pulsepounding action series. This time, the SWAT team works with a senior LAPD Hollywood Division officer to stop a serial bomber using drones as detonation devices.
Betty (Sky Comedy, 9.35pm) – 9th June
HBO’s newest series Betty is a spin-off of 2018 skateboarding drama film, Skate Kitchen. With most of the original cast, the series is about a diverse group of young women who are trying to navigate their lives and focus their groups efforts to stand out in New York’s predominantly male world of skateboarding. Starring Dede Lovelace, Moonbear, Kabina Adams, Ajani Russell and Rachelle Vinberg. The whole of Season 1 arrives at once on-demand.
Das Boot: Season 1 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 9th June
An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in this WWII drama. The whole of Season 2 arrives at once on-demand, with Season 1 already available.
Succession: Season 1 and 2 (On Demand)- 8th June
The biggest media and entertainment company in the world is controlled by the formidable Logan Family. However, their world changes when their father makes a life changing decision about his role in the company.
Agatha Raisin: Season 3 (Sky One, 9pm) – 10th June
Agatha Raisin, a PR woman looking to retire early to a picturesque village, soon finds a second career as an amateur detective investigating mischief, mayhem, and murder in her town. Based on the books by M.C. Beaton.
Hillary: Episode 1 (Sky Documentaries, 2am) – 11th June
Journey back to the first political transformation of Hillary Clinton as this docuseries provides an intimate portrait of the former first lady. Episodes arrive weekly.
The Brink (Sky Documentaries, 10.15pm) – 11th June
When Steve Bannon left his position as White House chief strategist less than a week after the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally in August 2017, he was already a notorious figure in Trump’s inner circle, and for bringing a far-right ideology into the highest echelons of American politics. Unconstrained by an official post – though some say he still has a direct line to the White House
Spides: Season 1 (SyFy, 9pm) – 16th June
A new co-production between Syfy Germany and Syfy America, this mind-bending mystery follows Nora, a young woman from Berlin, who wakes up from a coma after taking a new party drug called “Blis” and can no longer remember anything. When investigators Nique Navar and David Leonhart find out that numerous teenagers have disappeared as part of the spread of the new drug, Nora begins to investigate. She uncovers an uncanny conspiracy: Aliens are using the drug to take over the bodies of their victims. Nora comes to realise that she is the key to the alien invasion she is trying to fight.
My Brilliant Friend: Season 2 (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 19th June
Set in a dangerous and fascinating Naples, this lushly produced miniseries follows the lives of two girls over six decades of their friendship and is based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book.
Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Documentary (Sky Documentaries, 10pm) – 13th June
Never give up, never surrender – until you’ve seen this behind-the-scenes doc.
Perry Mason (Sky Atlantic, 9pm) – 22nd June
While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression of 1932, the city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong. Perry Mason’s (Matthew Rhys) relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
Daniel Isn’t Real – 1st June
Troubled Luke suffers a violent family trauma and resurrects his childhood imaginary friend to help him cope. Charismatic and full of energy, `Daniel’ helps Luke to achieve his dreams, before pushing him into a desperate fight for his own soul.
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil – 5th June
Maleficent travels to a grand old castle to celebrate young Aurora’s upcoming wedding to Prince Phillip. While there, she meets Aurora’s future mother-in-law — a conniving queen who hatches a devious plot to destroy the land’s fairies. Hoping to stop her, Maleficent joins forces with a seasoned warrior and a group of outcasts to battle the queen and her powerful army. Angelina Jolie returns for this anti-fairy tale sequel.
Gemini Man – 19th June
What’s the one thing better than Will Smith? Two Will Smiths. That’s the premise behind Ang Lee’s blockbuster.
Mr. Jones – 21st June
James Norton is fantastic in this true life drama about a Welsh journalist who went into the Soviet Union.
Downton Abbey: The Movie – 26th June
Julian Fellowes’ lavish period drama makes the leap to the big screen.
Other movies coming soon to Sky Cinema in June 2020:
The Black String
The Dead Don’t Die
Hearts and Bones
The Dark Red
Annabelle Comes Home
The Big Wish
The Party’s Just Beginning
Beyond the Law
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
The Wolf Hour
Standing Up, Falling Down