What’s coming soon to Sky and NOW TV in May 2017?
James R | On 30, Apr 2017
With Big Little Lies all wrapped up, Sky customers may well be wondering what on earth do do with themselves in May. After all, Game of Thrones isn’t back until July.
The good news that there’s still loads available on-demand and airing each week, including Carters Get Rich and The Blacklist: Redemption on Sky 1, Shades of Blue, Scandal and Blindspot on Sky Living, plus Guerrilla, The Trip to Spain and Billions Season 2 on Sky Atlantic.
The really good news? Game of Thrones is back as a box set this month, which means you can stream all six seasons to get back up to speed with all things Westeros.
But the best news of all? May’s the month when Twin Peaks comes back for 18 new episodes – and with each one simulcast alongside the US, plus the first two seasons available on-demand, Sky is essential for David Lynch fans this month.
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 £6.99 a month. For more information, click here.
Sky Cinema, meanwhile, is starting the summer blockbuster season early with Independence Day: Resurgence and Suicide Squad. The smaller movies, though, are the real ones to watch for, from Keanu and Star Wars doc Elstree 1976 to Desierto and Things to Come. From 8th May, Matt Damon will also have a pop-up channel all of his own, as Sky Cinema Hits gets a shiny new makeover for two weeks. Also available on-demand, the Damon collection will include The Departed, all three instalments of Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Trilogy, the entire Jason Bourne series and The Talented Mr. Ripley. Check out the full line-up below.
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.)
Here’s what’s coming soon to Sky in May 2017:
Game of Thrones (Box Set) – 1st May
With Game of Thrones set to return to Sky Atlantic in July for its feverishly anticipated seventh season, enjoy every episode so far with Sky Box Sets and NOW. There are also a host of special features, including behind-the-scenes looks at life on set, an exploration of Castle Black and Thronecast’s Jamie East on the unfolding events in the first six seasons.
Supergirl and The Flash – 2nd May
Tuesdays just got super again. After their brief hiatus, both Supergirl and The Flash are racing back onto our screens, with the second and third season of each series airing back-to-back on Sky 1 from 8pm.
Jamestown – 5th May
A new Sky Original Production from the makers of Downton Abbey sails on to Sky 1, as three women leave 17th-century England behind and journey to new husbands, a new life and a new world. Duty bound to marry the three men who have paid for their passage, Alice (Sophie Rundle), Verity (Niamh Walsh) and Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick) arrive in the Virginia town in 1619 with little idea of what the future holds or the disruption their arrival is about to bring to the colony.
Twin Peaks: Season 3 – 22nd May
25 years ago, a quaint, northwestern town was turned upside down when the body of homecoming queen Laura Palmer was found, launching an unforgettable murder investigation. This May, the mystery returns. David Lynch directs the entire 18-part new season, which will be broadcast on Sky Atlantic at the same time as the US premiere, starting at 2am on 22nd May, before airing again at 9pm on 23rd May. Can’t wait until then? After its early morning simulcast, you will also be able to watch it on-demand when you like. For more information, click here.
Elstree 1976 – 4th May
Just in time for Star Wars Day, the Force is with this documentary about the making of Episode IV at North London’s Elstree Studios in 1976.
Jason Bourne – 5th May
Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass reunite for another entry in the hard-hitting action franchise.
Keanu – 6th May
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele head from sketches to feature film with this comedy about two middle-class cousins who impersonate gangsters so they can rescue a kitten.
Independence Day: Resurgence – 12th May
20 years after their failed invasion, the aliens are back. Luckily, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are there to help stop them.
Things to Come – 17th May
Eden director Mia Hansen Love teams up with the phenomenal Isabelle Huppert for this drama about a Parisian professor who learns that her husband is leaving her and her mother is terminally ill.
The Neighbour – 18th May
Saw veteran Marcus Dunstan plays on people-next-door paranoia and retro B-movie horror in this visceral, enjoyably scuzzy thriller.
Suicide Squad – 19th May
“What the hell is wrong with you people?” “We’re bad guys. It’s what we do.”
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie – 26th May
Patsy and Eddy return in this better-than-expected big screen outing for the hit British sitcom.
Desierto – 28th May
After co-writing Gravity, Jonas Cuaron brings us back down to Earth with a loud bump with Desierto. A film about Mexicans trying to survive being hunted down on the US border, the pro-imigration anti-western is viscerally exciting and pulsatingly political.
Other movies coming soon to Sky Cinema and NOW in May 2017:
Sadie’s Last Days on Earth
Tell Me How I Die
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Supremacy
The Bourne Ultimatum
Good Will Hunting
The Legend of Bagger Vance
Saving Private Ryan
The Talented Mr Ripley
The Adjustment Bureau
Throne of Elves
The Book of Love
Lost in the Sun
10 Cent Pistol
Ice Age: Collision Course
Last Cab to Darwin
Fishing Without Nets