What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW in March 2021?
James R | On 28, Feb 2021
Sky is doing its best to keep people thinking about staying indoors for the coming month, with the return of The Walking Dead for six special episodes tempting horror fans back to the sofa. There’s also big-hitting US TV that ranges from Bryan Cranston’s legal drama, Your Honor, to the much-anticipated arrival of The Flight Attendant, starring Kaley Cuoco. Homegrown fun comes in the form of Bloods, starring Samson Kayo, while non-fiction gems on offer include new documentaries Tina and The Painter and the Thief. And, to top it all off, there’s the return of Station 19 – which means it isn’t long now until Grey’s Anatomy Season 17 lands on UK TV.
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, follows The United States vs Billie Holiday with a string of exclusive originals, including Creation Stories, Six Minutes to Midnight and SAS: Red Notice.
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:
Driving Force (8pm, Sky Documentaries) – 1st March
A look at a generation of stars changing sports equality for women through their incredible journeys. In the first of several weekly episodes, Judy Murray meets the most successful British dressage rider in the history of the sport and the winner of all major dressage titles, Charlotte Dujardin.
The Walking Dead: Season 10, Part 3 (9pm, FOX UK) – 1st March
AMC’s long-running zombie series returns for six more episodes before Season 11 arrives on our screens at a later date.
Your Honor (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 2nd March
From the executive producers of The Night Of and based on the original Israeli drama Kvodo, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) stars in this ten-part, morally complex legal thriller that rips through all levels of New Orleans society. In his first leading role in a television series since the conclusion of Breaking Bad, Cranston plays a respected judge who tries to protect his son after he becomes involved in a hit-and-run, believing he can keep him safe if he tells no one. However, it soon becomes clear that the accident’s victim is a member of a crime family that metes out its own brand of justice. Torn between protecting his son and doing the honourable thing, he is led into to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. All episodes arrive on-demand at once.
The Painter and the Thief (9pm, Sky Documentaries) – 9th March
Desperate for answers following the brazen, daylight theft of two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form an improbable relationship and an inextricable bond that will forever link these lonely souls.
Bloods (9pm, Sky One) – 10th March
BAFTA-nominated Samson Kayo (Famalam, Timewasters) and Golden Globe-nominated Jane Horrocks (Absolutely Fabulous, Little Voice) star in this six-part comedy series as paramedic partners in the South London ambulance service. When tough-acting loner Maleek is paired with over-friendly divorcee Wendy, their partnership looks dead on arrival. But before long they’re acting as each other’s life support.
New Kids in the Wild (8pm, Sky Nature) – 12th March
Across the world, wild babies are beginning their unique journeys in some of the world’s most breathtaking places. From their first steps to learning the law of the land, these wild youngsters have very different paths to lead. In the first of multiple weekly episodes, we journey to central Namibia where a pack of painted wolves roam the arid land.
Wildlife Rescue New Zealand (8pm, Sky Nature) – 12th March
The southern city of Dunedin is New Zealand’s wildlife capital. A kaleidoscopic centre of creatures of the land, sea and air, Dunedin’s wildlife population is currently under threat from the demands of a rapidly changing world. Fortunately, there’s help at hand. Over five parts, we see an entire network of wildlife rescue groups as they work together with passionate volunteers and the wildlife centre they all rely on.
The Suzy Lamplugh Mystery (9pm, Sky Crime) – 14th March
As of 2021, Suzy Lamplugh has never been found and her disappearance remains one of the most baffling mysteries in recent history. The 25-year-old estate agent went missing from Fulham on July 28th 1986, when she went to show a house to someone she referred to as ‘Mr Kipper’. For more than 30 years, police have been unable to identify Mr Kipper and Suzy vanished without a trace. Suzy’s body has never been found, but she has been presumed murdered and was legally declared dead in 1993. Using compelling new evidence, we unravel Suzy’s case and her disappearance.
How Animals Talk (7pm, Sky Nature) – 14th March
If you thought humans were alone when it comes to complex communication, think again. Across the animal kingdom, life reverberates with a vast array of languages that draw on a huge arsenal of communication tools. Episodes air weekly.
The Good Doctor – Season 4 (9pm, Sky Witness) – 16th March
Freddie Highmore returns as Dr Shaun Murphy in the fourth season of the heartfelt and life affirming medical drama. As the new season opens., Dr Murphy treats a patient with an illness that is not only unpredictable in nature, but also unlike anything he or the team at San Jose St. Bonaventure has ever seen before. As safety protocols and quarantines increase due to the global pandemic, Lea and Shaun’s new relationship will become tested.
The Flight Attendant (9pm, Sky One) – 19th March
Kaley Cuoco stars in a story of how an entire life can change in one night. The dark comedic thriller, based on the novel by Chris Bohjalian, stars Cuoco as Cassie Bowden, a New York-based, globe-trotting flight attendant with a devil-may-care attitude and a history of binge drinking, who relishes flying off at a moment’s notice to her next great adventure. But Cassie’s glamorous world is thrown into a tailspin when she wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. Haunted by the bleak future she faces if she doesn’t clear her name, Cassie scrambles to put together the pieces of a night in Bangkok gone terribly wrong, leading her down a twisted path filled with unsettling discoveries and more than a few illegal escapades.
Hausen (9pm, Sky Atlantic) – 26th March
Sky Germany and Sky Studios present a groundbreaking horror-mystery in association with Lago Films. After the death of his mother, 16-year-old Juri and his father Jaschek move into a run-down housing complex on the outskirts of the city. While Jaschek tries to establish a new existence for himself and his son as caretaker of the building, Juri gradually discovers that the house has a vicious life of its own and feeds on the suffering of its inhabitants.
Tina (Sky Documentaries) – 28th March
Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin’s documentary is the ultimate celebration of a global superstar and an intimate portrait of a woman who overcame extreme adversity to define her career, her identity and her legacy on her own terms.
Station 19: Season 4 (Sky Witness) – 31st March
Returning for a fourth season, the heroic Seattle firefighters put their lives and hearts on the line once again in the tough, tight-knit and sometimes heartbreaking world of emergency services. When the COVID-19 pandemic hits Seattle, the Station 19 crew leans on each other for support in a two-part crossover event with Grey’s Anatomy.
Grey’s Anatomy: Season 17 (Sky Witness) – Date TBC
The longest-running primetime medical drama in the world returns for more life and death situations in its 17th season. In the midst of the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, Grey Sloan Memorial and its surgeons’ lives have been turned upside down. We pick things up one month into the pandemic, and it’s all-hands-on-deck as Meredith, Bailey and the rest of the Grey Sloan doctors find themselves on the frontlines of a new era.
New Kids in the Wild (Sky Nature) – Date TBC
Across the world, wild babies are beginning their unique journeys in some of the world’s most breathtaking places. From their first steps to learning the law of the land, these wild youngsters have very different paths to lead. Growing up wild is not without its challenges and each youngster must find the courage and learn the skills it needs to succeed in the wilderness it calls home. Guiding them through their first few months, those who mentor these babies
through the wild have a new hope for their kind – they are the new kids in the wild.
The Real Manhunter (Sky Crime) – Date TBC
The Real Manhunter tracks the 30-year police career of Colin Sutton – one of the greatest detectives of his age and a man who has followed some of the highest profile UK murder cases of his generation.
Framed by the Killer (Sky Crime) – Date TBC
Unravelling the tales of an elaborate whodunnit murder, Framed by the Killer takes us on a journey riddled with clues where nothing is as it seems. Over the series, we examine cases that are built on lies – where police are led to one suspect, only to discover later that their suspect was framed by the killer themselves. What happens when the evidence points to the wrong person? Detectives must unravel the web of lies to put the real killer behind bars.
The Witches – 5th March
Roald Dahl’s deliciously twisted children’s story gets a fresh retelling in this remake by director Robert Zumeckis, starring Anne Hathaway, Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and narrated by Chris Rock. Set in 1967, a young orphaned boy goes to live with his grandmother, only to fins himself the prey of diabolical witches disguised as glamorous women. Heading to a seaside hotel seems like a great way to escape, but in an unfortunate twist of fate, the world’s Grand High Witch is gathering her coven at the very same resort… and has a nefarious plan in store.
The Glorias – 7th March
Showing as part of Sky’s International Women’s Day celebration, Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe and Bette Midler star in this biopic of journalist, fighter, and feminist Gloria Steinem. Against the backdrop of a lonely bus on an open highway, five Glorias trace Steinem’s influential journey to prominence—from her time in India as a young woman, to the founding of Ms. magazine in New York, to her role in the rise of the women’s rights movement in the 1960s and beyond.
SAS: Red Notice – 12th March
Action thriller based on the bestselling novel by former SAS operative Andy McNab, starring Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis, Hannah JohnKamen and Tom Hopper. An off duty SAS soldier, Tom Buckingham (Heughan), must thwart a terror attack on a train running through the Channel Tunnel. As the action escalates on the train, events transpire in the corridors of power that may make the difference as to whether Buckingham and the civilian passengers make it out of the tunnel alive.
Welcome to Sudden Death – 13th March
Jesse Freeman (Michael Jai White, Black Dynamite) is a former special forces officer and explosives expert now working a regular job as a security guard in a state-of-the-art basketball arena. Trouble erupts when a tech-savvy cadre of terrorists kidnap the team’s owner and Jesse’s daughter during opening night. Facing a ticking clock and impossible odds, it’s up to Jesse to not only save them but also a full house of fans in this highly charged action thriller.
Poms – 14th March
Martha (Diane Keaton) is an introverted woman who moves to a retirement community that has shuffleboard, golf, bowling and other activities. Hoping to be left alone, she meets Sheryl, a fun-loving neighbour who insists that they become best pals. After coming out of her shell, Martha and her new friend decide to form a cheerleading squad with their fellow residents. As the two women hold auditions, they soon learn that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, even when the odds are stacked against you.
Concrete Plans – 16th March
Will Jewell’s tense worksite tale is a dog-eat-dog state-of-the-nation thriller.
Finding Steve McQueen – 17th March
The FBI launches its biggest manhunt when an unlikely gang of thieves tries to steal $30 million in illegal campaign contributions from President Richard Nixon’s secret fund.
Justice League: Snyder Cut – 18th March
The extended, four-hour cut of Justice League will officially be released online in the UK on the same day as its US release. For more details, click here.
Finding the Way Back – 19th March
Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) was a high school basketball superstar who suddenly walked away from the game for unknown reasons. Years later, he’s now stuck in a meaningless job and struggling with alcoholism – the very thing that ruined his marriage and his hope for a better life. But Jack soon gets a shot at redemption when he becomes the basketball coach for his alma mater, a programme that has fallen on hard times since his teenage glory days.
Creation Stories – 20th March
The unforgettable story of infamous Creation Records label head Alan McGee, and how one written-off young Glaswegian upstart rose to irrevocably change the face of British culture. Directed by Nick Moran, scripted by Irvine Welsh and starring Ewan Bremner (Trainspotting) as McGee alongside Suki Waterhouse, Jason Isaacs, Paul Kaye, Thomas Turgoose, Jason Flemyng and Ed Byrne, this is a modern day fable – part cautionary tale, part cavalier romp, occasionally sobering but mostly hilarious.
Six Minutes to Midnight – 26th March
Eddie Izzard and Judi Dench star in this historical drama set in a seaside town on the eve of World War II. Influential families in Nazi Germany have sent their daughters to a finishing school in an English seaside town to learn the language and be ambassadors for a future looking National Socialist. A teacher there sees what is coming and is trying to raise the alarm. But the authorities believe he is the problem.
Eternal Beauty – 31st March
After Jane (Sally Hawkins) falls into a state of despair over her schizophrenia, she encounters new sources of love and life with surprising results.
Antebellum – 2nd April
A terrifying new thriller with a kiss of horror from the producer of the acclaimed films Get Out and Us, starring Janelle Monáe. Successful author Veronica Henley is finishing a book tour before she returns home to her husband and daughter. But a shocking turn of events is about to upend Veronica’s existence, plunging her into a horrifying reality that forces her to confront her past, present and future – before it’s too late.
Other films coming soon to Sky Cinema in March 2021
Sister of the Groom
Fall of a Kingdom
State of Mind
Target Number One
Dino Dana: The Movie
The Tax Collector
The Warrior Queen of Jhansi
The Lost Husband